1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Cyprus
Dates 19 July - 26 July
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  Republic of Ireland (1st title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Croatia
Fourth place  Portugal
Iceland 1997
Sweden 1999

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1998 Final Tournament was held in Cyprus. It also served as the European qualification for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Spain 3 2 0 1 5 6 –1 6
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 2 11 –9 0


19 July Lithuania  1–7  Germany
Spain  2–1  Portugal
21 July Portugal  2–0  Lithuania
Germany  4–1  Spain
23 July Portugal  2–0  Germany
Spain  2–1  Lithuania

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
 Croatia 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
 England 3 2 0 1 3 4 –1 6
 Cyprus 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0


19 July Republic of Ireland  5–2  Croatia
England  2–1  Cyprus
21 July Croatia  3–0  Cyprus
England  1–0  Republic of Ireland
23 July Croatia  3–0  England
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Cyprus

Third Place Match[edit]

26 July 1998 (1998-07-26)
Portugal  0 – 0  Croatia
  Penalties  
4 – 5

Final[edit]

26 July 1998 (1998-07-26)
Republic of Ireland  1 – 1  Germany
  Penalties  
4 – 3


 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

Republic of Ireland
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The six best performing teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]