1996 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1996 UEFA Under-16 Championship
U-16-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 1996
Tournament details
Host country Austria
Dates 29 April - 11 May
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (3rd title)
Runners-up  France
Third place  Israel
Fourth place  Greece
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 83 (2.59 per match)
1995
1997

The 1996 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 14th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Austria hosted the championship, during April 29 - May 11, 1996. 16 teams entered the competition, and Portugal defeated France in the final to win the competition for the third time. Portugal was the first team to win the title two years in a row (Spain did it again in 2007 and 2008).

Squads[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Participants[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
 Austria 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Poland 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4 1
April 29, 1996
Republic of Ireland  1 – 0  Austria

April 29, 1996
Portugal  3 – 0  Poland

May 1, 1996
Austria  0 – 0  Poland

May 1, 1996
Republic of Ireland  0 – 2  Portugal

May 3, 1996
Poland  0 – 1  Republic of Ireland

May 3, 1996
Austria  2 – 2  Portugal

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Germany 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
 Ukraine 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
 Romania 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
April 29, 1996
Greece  2 – 1  Germany

April 29, 1996
Romania  0 – 1  Ukraine

May 1, 1996
Romania  0 – 1  Greece


May 3, 1996
Germany  4 – 1  Romania

May 3, 1996
Ukraine  1 – 1  Greece

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Croatia 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
April 29, 1996
France  2 – 0  Croatia
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April 29, 1996
Spain  4 – 1   Switzerland

May 1, 1996
France  3 – 0  Spain

May 1, 1996
Croatia  2 – 1   Switzerland

May 3, 1996
Switzerland   0 – 1  France

May 3, 1996
Croatia  1 – 0  Spain

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 England 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
 Turkey 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
April 29, 1996
England  2 – 0  Slovakia

April 29, 1996
Turkey  3 – 0  Israel

May 1, 1996
England  2 – 1  Turkey

May 1, 1996
Slovakia  0 – 2  Israel

May 3, 1996
Israel  2 – 1  England

May 3, 1996
Slovakia  2 – 1  Turkey

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

May 6, 1996
Portugal  5 – 1  Croatia

May 6, 1996
France  0 – 0  Republic of Ireland
  Penalties  
5 – 4

May 6, 1996
Greece  1 – 0  England

May 6, 1996
Israel  3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
 Germany

Semifinals[edit]

May 8, 1996
Portugal  3 – 0  Greece

May 8, 1996
France  1 – 0  Israel
Vieira Goal 52'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

May 11, 1996
Greece  2 – 3  Israel

Final[edit]

May 11, 1996
Portugal  1 – 0  France
Petit Goal 43'
1996 UEFA Under-16 Championship
Portugal
Portugal
Third title

References[edit]