1972 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1972 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 13 May - 22 May
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  England (5th title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Poland
Fourth place  Spain
Czechoslovakia 1971
Italy 1973

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1972 Final Tournament was held in Spain.

Qualification[edit]

Round 1[edit]

For this round,  Belgium,  East Germany,  Wales and  Soviet Union received a bye.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Switzerland   2–1  Portugal 2–0 0–1
Finland  3–3(a)  Poland 2–2 1–1
Iceland  6–8  Republic of Ireland 4–3 2–5
Bulgaria  4–0  Greece 3–0 1–0
Luxembourg  0–4  Denmark 0–3 0–1
Sweden  3–7  Germany 1–1 2–6
Yugoslavia  5–1  Turkey 4–0 1–1
Austria  1–2  Czechoslovakia 1–0 0–2

Round 2[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Belgium  (a)3–3   Switzerland 1–0 2–3
East Germany  2–2(p)  Poland 2–0 0–2
Wales  w.o.  Republic of Ireland 2–1 w.o.
Soviet Union  1–0  Bulgaria 1–0 0–0
Denmark  2–9  Germany 0–4 2–5
Czechoslovakia  1–1(p)  Yugoslavia 0–1 1–0

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament. Six teams qualified (Q) and ten teams entered without playing qualification matches.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
 France 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 3 –1 3
 Norway 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6 0


13 May Netherlands  1–0  Norway
Poland  2–1  France
15 May France  2–1  Norway
Netherlands  0–0  Poland
17 May Poland  4–0  Norway
France  3–1  Netherlands

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 4
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 4
 Soviet Union 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0


13 May Hungary  4–3  Scotland
Germany  4–0  Soviet Union
15 May Scotland  1–0  Germany
Hungary  2–1  Soviet Union
17 May Scotland  2–0  Soviet Union
Germany  3–2  Hungary

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Belgium 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 7 –6 1


13 May Yugoslavia  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Belgium  0–0  England
15 May Yugoslavia  2–1  Belgium
England  4–0  Republic of Ireland
17 May England  1–0  Yugoslavia
Belgium  2–0  Republic of Ireland

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 Italy 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 4
 Romania 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 3
 Malta 3 0 0 3 1 14 –13 0


13 May Italy  5–1  Malta
Spain  2–1  Romania
15 May Spain  1–1  Italy
Romania  3–0  Malta
17 May Spain  6–0  Malta
Romania  1–1  Italy

Semifinals[edit]

20 May 1972 (1972-05-20)
England  1 – 0  Poland
20 May 1972 (1972-05-20)
Germany  2 – 2  Spain
  Penalties  
5 – 4

Third Place Match[edit]

22 May 1972 (1972-05-22)
Poland  0 – 0  Spain
  Penalties  
6 – 5

Final[edit]

22 May 1972 (1972-05-22)
England  2 – 0  Germany


 1972 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

England
Fifth title

External links[edit]