1974 UEFA European Under-23 Championship

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The 1974 UEFA European Under-23 Championship, which spanned two years (1972–74) had 21 entrants. Hungary U-23 won the competition.

The 21 national teams were divided into eight groups (five groups of 3 + three group of 2). The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided. There was no finals tournament or 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying Stage[edit]

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1  Czechoslovakia 4 3 0 1 9 3 6
2  Sweden 4 2 1 1 6 5 5
3  Austria 4 0 1 3 1 8 1
  • Austria 1-1 Sweden
  • Austria 0-1 Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia 4-0 Austria
  • Sweden 0-3 Czechoslovakia
  • Sweden 2-0 Austria
  • Czechoslovakia 1-3 Sweden

 Czechoslovakia qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 2 2 0 0 4 1 4
2  Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 4 0
  • Turkey 1-3 Italy
  • Italy 1-0 Turkey

 Italy qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4 1 4
2  Norway 2 0 0 2 1 4 0
  • Norway 1-3 Netherlands
  • Netherlands 1-0 Norway

 Netherlands qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  East Germany 4 3 0 1 10 3 6
2  Romania 4 1 1 2 5 6 3
3  Albania 4 1 1 2 3 9 3
  • Albania 1-1 Romania
  • Albania 1-0 East Germany
  • Romania 2-1 Albania
  • Romania 1-2 East Germany
  • East Germany 2-1 Romania
  • East Germany 6-0 Albania

 East Germany qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Poland 4 3 1 0 9 3 7
2  West Germany 4 2 1 1 7 3 5
3  Denmark 4 0 0 4 1 11 0
  • Denmark 0-2 Poland
  • Denmark 0-2 West Germany
  • Poland 4-1 Denmark
  • West Germany 2-3 Poland
  • West Germany 3-0 Denmark
  • Poland 0-0 West Germany

 Poland qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Bulgaria 2 1 1 0 2 1 3
2  Portugal 2 0 1 1 1 2 1
  • Portugal 0-0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 2-1 Portugal

 Bulgaria qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Hungary 4 3 0 1 6 6 6
2  Yugoslavia 4 2 0 2 6 3 4
3  Greece 4 1 0 3 4 7 2
  • Yugoslavia 4-0 Hungary
  • Greece 2-0 Yugoslavia
  • Hungary 2-0 Greece
  • Hungary 1-0 Yugoslavia
  • Greece 2-3 Hungary
  • Yugoslavia 2-0 Greece

 Hungary qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  Soviet Union 4 3 1 0 8 1 7
2  Finland 4 1 1 2 3 8 3
3  France 4 1 0 3 5 7 2
  • Finland 1-3 France
  • Soviet Union 3-1 France
  • Soviet Union 4-0 Finland
  • France 0-1 Soviet Union
  • Finland 0-0 Soviet Union
  • France 1-2 Finland

 Soviet Union qualify as group winners

Knockout Stages[edit]

Quarter Finals

  • Netherlands 2-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 3-1 Netherlands

 Hungary win 4-3 on aggregate

  • Bulgaria 1-2 Poland
  • Poland 0-0 Bulgaria

 Poland win 2-1 on aggregate

  • Soviet Union 6-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia 2-1 Soviet Union

 Soviet Union win 7-2 on aggregate

  • Italy 0-1 East Germany
  • East Germany 2-1 Italy

 East Germany win 3-1 on aggregate

 

Semi Finals

  • Soviet Union 2-0 Hungary
  • Hungary 2-0 Soviet Union [aet, pen]

2-2:  Hungary win 4-3 on penalties

  • East Germany 0-0 Poland
  • Poland 2-2 East Germany

2-2:  East Germany win on away goals rule

 

Final

  • East Germany 3-2 Hungary
  • Hungary 4-0 East Germany

Hungary win 6-3 on aggregate

 Hungary finish as Champions

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