1997 UEFA European Under-18 Championship qualifying

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This article features the 1997 UEFA European Under-18 Championship qualifying stage. Matches were played 1996 through 1997. Two qualifying rounds were organised and seven teams qualified for the main tournament, joining host Iceland.

Round 1[edit]

Group 1[edit]

All matches were played in the Netherlands.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Lithuania 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Scotland 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Wales 3 0 0 3 3 8 –5 0


Wales  0–2  Netherlands
Scotland  1–1  Lithuania
Lithuania  0–2  Netherlands
Scotland  2–1  Wales
Lithuania  4–2  Wales
Netherlands  2–1  Scotland

Group 2[edit]

All matches were played in Sweden.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 2 7 –5 3
 Faroe Islands 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0


France  5–0  Latvia
Faroe Islands  0–5  Sweden
Faroe Islands  0–2  France
Sweden  1–0  Latvia
Latvia  2–1  Faroe Islands
Sweden  1–1  France

Group 3[edit]

All matches were played in Norway.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Belarus 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 0 7 –7 0


Norway  2–1  Belarus
Belarus  4–0  Estonia
Estonia  0–3  Norway

Group 4[edit]

All matches were played in Ireland.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Denmark 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Poland 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2


Denmark  2–2  Republic of Ireland
Poland  1–1  Denmark
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Poland

Group 5[edit]

All matches were played in England.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
 Finland 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
 Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 6 –6 0


Finland  2–0  Northern Ireland
England  1–0  Finland
Northern Ireland  0–4  England

Group 6[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 6 4 0 2 19 8 +11 12
 Germany 6 4 0 2 13 12 +1 12
 Turkey 6 4 0 2 12 13 –1 12
 Belgium 6 0 0 6 8 19 –11 0


Turkey  5–3  Belgium
Belgium  1–2  Germany
Germany  2–4  Turkey
Portugal  4–2  Belgium
Turkey  0–2  Germany
Belgium  1–3  Portugal
Turkey  2–1  Portugal
Germany  2–1  Portugal
Belgium  0–1  Turkey
Portugal  5–1  Germany
Portugal  5–0  Turkey
Germany  4–1  Belgium

Group 7[edit]

All matches were played in Slovakia

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 6
 Slovakia 2 1 0 1 2 4 –2 3
 Macedonia 2 0 0 2 0 5 –5 0


Macedonia  0–2  Slovakia
Croatia  3–0  Macedonia
Slovakia  0–4  Croatia

Group 8[edit]

All matches were played in Switzerland.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Switzerland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Azerbaijan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
 Austria 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1 1


Austria  2–2  Switzerland
Azerbaijan  1–0  Austria
Switzerland  1–0  Azerbaijan

Group 9[edit]

All matches were played in Luxembourg.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 6
 Malta 2 1 0 1 3 6 –3 3
 Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 1 7 –6 0


Luxembourg  0–3  Malta
Malta  0–6  Czech Republic
Czech Republic  4–1  Luxembourg

Group 10[edit]

All matches were played in Spain.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
 Slovenia 2 0 1 1 0 2 –2 1
 Albania 2 0 1 1 1 4 –3 1


Slovenia  0–2  Spain
Albania  0–0  Slovenia
Spain  4–1  Albania

Group 11[edit]

All matches were played in Romania.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
 Romania 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3
 Moldova 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0


Moldova  1–2  Ukraine
Romania  1–2  Israel
Israel  2–1  Ukraine
Romania  5–0  Moldova
Israel  2–1  Moldova
Ukraine  1–2  Romania

Group 12[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 4 2 1 1 8 3 +5 7
 Italy 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5
 Greece 4 1 1 2 1 7 –6 4


Greece  0–0  Italy
Yugoslavia  0–1  Greece
Italy  2–0  Greece
Italy  1–1  Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia  2–1  Italy
Greece  0–5  Yugoslavia

Group 13[edit]

All matches were played in Cyprus.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Russia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 –3 0


Russia  1–0  Cyprus
Hungary  1–1  Russia
Cyprus  0–2  Hungary

Group 14[edit]

All matches were played in Bulgaria.

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 4
 Georgia 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2
 Armenia 2 0 1 1 2 10 –8 1


Bulgaria  2–2  Georgia
Armenia  0–8  Bulgaria
Georgia  2–2  Armenia

Round 2[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands  0–6  France 0–3 0–3
Norway  1–5  Republic of Ireland 1–2 0–3
England  2–4  Portugal 2–1 0–3
Croatia  0–1  Switzerland 0–1 0–0
Czech Republic  1–2  Spain 1–2 0–0
Yugoslavia  3–4  Israel 3–2 0–2
Hungary  4–1  Bulgaria 1–0 3–1

See also[edit]

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