1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates 21 May - 30 May
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  Scotland (1st title)
Runners-up  Czechoslovakia
Third place  Soviet Union
Fourth place  Poland
Germany 1981
England 1983

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1982 Final Tournament was held in Finland. It also served as the European qualification for the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Group 8[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 4 4 0 0 11 0 +11 8
 France 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5 4
 Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 2 18 –16 0


France  0–2  Germany
Luxembourg  2–4  France
France  6–0  Luxembourg
Luxembourg  0–5  Germany
Germany  1–0  France
Germany  3–0  Luxembourg

Other Groups[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wales  2–2(p: 3–4)  Netherlands 1–1 1–1
Northern Ireland  1–2  Republic of Ireland 1–0 0–2
Iceland  3–4  Belgium 2–2 1–2
Scotland  3–2  England 1–0 2–2
Poland  2–1  Sweden 2–1 0–0
Denmark  0–3  Czechoslovakia 0–0 0–3
Norway  0–3  Soviet Union 0–2 0–1
Austria  3–2  Italy 0–1 3–1
Malta  0–5  Spain 0–0 0–5
Portugal  2–1  Switzerland 1–0 1–1
Greece  1–2  Hungary 1–1 0–1
Romania  2–4  Bulgaria 2–2 0–2
Albania  4–2  Cyprus 4–0 0–2
Turkey  0–0(p: 3–2)  Yugoslavia 0–0 0–0

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 6
 Austria 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 4
 Germany 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 2
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 2 7 –5 0


21 May Germany  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Soviet Union  4–1  Austria
23 May Austria  4–1  Germany
Soviet Union  2–0  Republic of Ireland
25 May Soviet Union  1–0  Germany
Austria  4–2  Republic of Ireland

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 5
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4
 Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Spain 3 0 0 3 2 6 –4 0


21 May Bulgaria  2–1  Spain
Poland  1–0  Belgium
23 May Poland  1–0  Spain
Belgium  1–0  Bulgaria
25 May Belgium  3–1  Spain
Bulgaria  0–0  Poland

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Portugal 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Finland 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
 Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 7 –4 0


21 May Czechoslovakia  2–1  Finland
Portugal  2–1  Hungary
23 May Finland  3–2  Hungary
Portugal  1–1  Czechoslovakia
25 May Portugal  1–1  Finland
Czechoslovakia  2–0  Hungary

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 5
 Turkey 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
 Albania 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1


21 May Scotland  3–0  Albania
Netherlands  3–1  Turkey
23 May Scotland  2–0  Turkey
Netherlands  3–1  Albania
25 May Scotland  1–1  Netherlands
Turkey  1–1  Albania

Semifinals[edit]

28 May 1982 (1982-05-28)
Czechoslovakia  1 – 0  Soviet Union
28 May 1982 (1982-05-28)
Scotland  2 – 0  Poland

Third Place Match[edit]

30 May 1982 (1982-05-30)
Poland  1 – 3  Soviet Union

Final[edit]

30 May 1982 (1982-05-30)
Scotland  3 – 1  Czechoslovakia
Helsinki
Attendance: 2500


 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

Scotland
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The six best performing teams qualified for the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship: four semifinalists and the best group runners-up (based on points, goal difference and scored goals).

External links[edit]