1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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The 1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1976–78) had 24 entrants. Yugoslavia U-21s won the competition.[1]

The 24 national teams were divided into eight groups. 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.[citation needed]

Qualifying Stage[edit]

Legend
Group winners qualified for the knockout stage

Group 1[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Denmark 4 2 1 1 10 5 5
2  Poland 4 2 0 2 7 10 4
3  Sweden 4 1 1 2 6 8 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 October 1976 Denmark  2–0  Sweden Copenhagen
30 April 1977 Denmark  6–2  Poland Slagelse
18 May 1977 Sweden  2–0  Poland Kalmar
16 June 1977 Sweden  2–2  Denmark Helsingborg
20 September 1977 Poland  1–0  Denmark Nowy Sącz
27 October 1977 Poland  4–2  Sweden Opole

Group 2[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 4 3 0 1 13 3 6
2  Portugal 4 3 0 1 7 5 6
3  Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 2 14 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 November 1976 Luxembourg  1–2  Portugal Esch-sur-Alzette
23 December 1976 Portugal  1–0  Italy Funchal
9 February 1977 Italy  4–0  Luxembourg Como
12 October 1977 Italy  4–1  Portugal Vicenza
29 October 1977 Portugal  3–0  Luxembourg Lisbon
12 November 1977 Luxembourg  1–5  Italy Esch-sur-Alzette

Group 3[edit]

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  East Germany 4 3 1 0 13 3 7
2  Turkey 4 1 2 1 5 8 4
3  Austria 4 0 1 3 5 12 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
16 November 1976 Turkey  1–1  East Germany Bursa
17 April 1977 Austria  2–2  Turkey Vienna
24 September 1977 Austria  1–6  East Germany Vienna
11 October 1977 East Germany  2–1  Austria Erfurt
29 October 1977 Turkey  2–1  Austria Manisa
15 November 1977 East Germany  4–0  Turkey Magdeburg

Group 4[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Bulgaria 4 4 0 0 5 1 8
2  Belgium 4 1 1 2 3 4 3
3  France 4 0 1 3 3 6 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
3 September 1976 France  1–1  Belgium Amiens
10 October 1976 France  0–1  Bulgaria Le Havre
29 March 1977 Belgium  2–1  France Courtrai
1 June 1977 Belgium  0–1  Bulgaria Brussels
26 October 1977 Bulgaria  1–0  Belgium Burgas
15 November 1977 Bulgaria  2–1  France Stara Zagora

Group 5[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  England 4 4 0 0 17 2 8
2  Norway 4 2 0 2 6 9 4
3  Finland 4 0 0 4 2 14 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
27 October 1976 Finland  1–4  Norway Helsinki
26 May 1977 Finland  0–1  England Helsinki
1 June 1977 Norway  1–2  England Bergen
17 August 1977 Norway  1–0  Finland Grue
6 September 1977 England  6–0  Norway Brighton
12 October 1977 England  8–1  Finland Hull

Group 6[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Czechoslovakia 4 2 1 1 7 2 5
2  Scotland 4 2 1 1 5 4 5
3   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 3 9 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
12 October 1976 Czech Republic  0–0  Scotland Plzen
30 March 1977 Switzerland   2–0  Scotland Bern
24 May 1977 Czech Republic  4–0   Switzerland České Budějovice
7 September 1977 Scotland  3–1   Switzerland Glasgow
20 September 1977 Scotland  2–1  Czech Republic Edinburgh
5 October 1977 Switzerland   0–2  Czech Republic Zürich

Group 7[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Yugoslavia 4 3 0 1 9 3 6
2  Spain 4 2 0 2 5 8 4
3  Romania 4 1 0 3 5 8 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
9 October 1976 Yugoslavia  4–1  Spain Zagreb
17 April 1977 Spain  3–0  Romania Madrid
8 May 1977 Romania  1–3  Yugoslavia Craiova
26 October 1977 Romania  4–0  Spain Bucharest
12 November 1977 Yugoslavia  2–0  Romania Osijek
30 November 1977 Spain  1–0  Yugoslavia Elche

Group 8[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1  Hungary 4 2 2 0 9 1 6
2  Soviet Union 4 2 1 1 5 1 5
3  Greece 4 0 1 3 1 13 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
9 October 1976 Hungary  7–0  Greece Kecskemét
24 April 1977 Greece  0–2  Soviet Union Athens
29 April 1977 Soviet Union  0–0  Hungary Moscow
9 May 1977 Soviet Union  3–0  Greece Moscow
17 May 1977 Hungary  1–0  Soviet Union Békéscsaba
28 May 1977 Greece  1–1  Hungary Serres

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter Finals

  • England 2-1 Italy
  • Italy 0-0 England

 England win 2-1 on aggregate

  • Czechoslovakia 3-1 East Germany
  • East Germany 5-2 Czechoslovakia

 East Germany win 6-5 on aggregate

  • Yugoslavia 0-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 0-2 Yugoslavia

 Yugoslavia win 2-1 on aggregate

  • Denmark 4-1 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 3-0 Denmark

4-4:  Bulgaria win 1:0 on away goals

 

Semi Finals

  • Bulgaria 2-1 East Germany
  • East Germany 3-1 Bulgaria

 East Germany win 4-3 on aggregate

  • Yugoslavia 2-1 England
  • England 1-1 Yugoslavia

 Yugoslavia win 3-2 on aggregate

 

Final

  • East Germany 0-1 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany

Yugoslavia win 5-4 on aggregate

 Yugoslavia finish as Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official finals report". UEFA (UEFA.com). Retrieved 19 December 2011. 

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