1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Hungary
Dates 28 May - 6 June
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (3rd title)
Runners-up  Hungary
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  France
Switzerland 1975
Belgium 1977

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1976 Final Tournament was held in Hungary. It also served as the European qualification for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Republic of Ireland  0–1  Netherlands 0–0 0–1
Wales  (a)3–3  England 0–1 3–2
Luxembourg  0–2  Iceland 0–1 0–1
Northern Ireland  WD  Scotland
Denmark  3–1  Poland 1–1 2–0
East Germany  1–3  Soviet Union 1–1 0–2
Norway  1–3  Finland 0–2 1–1
Sweden  1–1(a)  Germany 1–1 0–0
Belgium  2–4  Italy 2–2 0–2
Switzerland  (a)1–1  Portugal 0–0 1–1
Malta  1–4  France 1–3 0–1
Liechtenstein  1–9  Spain 1–5 0–4
Romania  2–4  Czechoslovakia 1–1 1–3
Yugoslavia  4–4(p: 6-5)  Bulgaria 2–2 2–2
Austria  1–2  Turkey 1–1 0–1

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
 Wales 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 4
 Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 6 7 –1 2
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2


28 May Wales  2–1  Yugoslavia
Hungary  2–1  Italy
30 May Italy  2–1  Yugoslavia
Hungary  1–0  Wales
1 June Yugoslavia  4–3  Hungary
Wales  1–0  Italy

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4
 Iceland 3 0 2 1 0 3 –3 2
 Turkey 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3 1


28 May Spain  2–0  Turkey
Switzerland  0–0  Iceland
30 May Turkey  0–0  Iceland
Spain  0–0  Switzerland
1 June Spain  3–0  Iceland
Switzerland  1–0  Turkey

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
 Germany 3 2 0 1 5 6 –1 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
 Finland 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1


28 May Germany  2–1  Finland
France  2–1  Czechoslovakia
30 May France  3–0  Germany
Czechoslovakia  1–0  Finland
1 June Germany  3–2  Czechoslovakia
France  0–0  Finland

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 4
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 4 6 –1 2
 Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 10 –7 0


28 May Soviet Union  3–0  Netherlands
Denmark  5–3  Northern Ireland
30 May Netherlands  3–0  Northern Ireland
Soviet Union  3–0  Denmark
1 June Denmark  3–1  Netherlands
Soviet Union  2–0  Northern Ireland

Semifinals[edit]

4 June 1976 (1976-06-04)
Hungary  1 – 1  France
  Penalties  
4 – 3
4 June 1976 (1976-06-04)
Soviet Union  3 – 0  Spain

Third Place Match[edit]

6 June 1976 (1976-06-06)
Spain  3 – 0  France

Final[edit]

6 June 1976 (1976-06-06)
Soviet Union  1 – 0  Hungary


 1976 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

Soviet Union
Third title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The following teams qualified for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship:
Semifinalists:

Qualification unclear:

External links[edit]