1998 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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The 1998 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification began in 1996. The final tournament was held in 1998 in Romania.

The 46 national teams were divided into nine groups (eight groups of 5 + one group of 6). The records of the nine group winners were compared, and the eighth and ninth ranked teams played-off against each other for the eight quarter finals spot. One of the eight quarter-finalist were then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Qualifying[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1  Greece 8 5 1 2 12 7 16
2  Denmark 8 5 1 2 16 9 16
3  Croatia 8 4 0 4 13 9 12
4  Slovenia 8 3 0 5 9 13 9
5  Bosnia-Herzegovina 8 1 2 5 6 18 5
  • Greece 0–2 Slovenia
  • Greece 1–0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Slovenia 0–3 Denmark
  • Bosnia & Herz. 3–1 Croatia
  • Denmark 1–3 Greece
  • Slovenia 2–0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Croatia 0–1 Greece
  • Croatia 2–0 Denmark
  • Bosnia & Herz. 0–0 Greece
  • Croatia 2–0 Slovenia
  • Greece 2–0 Croatia
  • Denmark 2–1 Slovenia
  • Denmark 5–0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Bosnia & Herz. 1–1 Denmark
  • Croatia 6–1 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Slovenia 1–3 Greece
  • Denmark 1–0 Croatia
  • Bosnia & Herz. 1–2 Slovenia
  • Greece 2–3 Denmark
  • Slovenia 1–2 Croatia

 Greece qualify as group winners
Greece (16pts) Denmark (16pts) head-to-head:
1–3 in DEN, 2–3 in GRE
.: Greece better (5–4 on aggregate)

Group 2[edit]

Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  England 8 5 3 0 7 1 18
2  Georgia 8 3 3 2 10 10 12
3  Italy 8 3 2 3 17 6 11
4  Poland 8 1 5 2 10 15 8
5  Moldova 8 1 1 6 5 17 4
  • Moldova 0–2 England
  • Moldova 0–3 Italy
  • England 0–0 Poland
  • Italy 6–0 Georgia
  • Georgia 0–1 England
  • Poland 1–3 Moldova
  • England 1–0 Italy
  • Italy 6–0 Moldova
  • Poland 1–1 Italy
  • England 0–0 Georgia
  • Italy 1–1 Poland
  • Poland 1–1 England
  • Georgia 1–0 Moldova
  • Poland 2–2 Georgia
  • England 1–0 Moldova
  • Georgia 2–0 Italy
  • Moldova 0–0 Georgia
  • Moldova 2–3 Poland
  • Georgia 5–1 Poland
  • Italy 0–1 England

 England qualify as group winners

Group 3[edit]

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  Norway 8 5 2 1 22 10 17
2  France 8 4 3 1 13 8 15
3  Switzerland 8 2 3 3 13 17 9
4  Finland 8 2 3 3 8 10 9
5  Hungary 8 1 1 6 9 20 4
6  Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Norway 1–1 France
  • Hungary 0–1 Finland
  • Finland 1–1 Switzerland
  • Norway 4–1 Hungary
  • Switzerland 3–7 Norway
  • France 2–0 Hungary
  • France 1–0 Switzerland
  • Norway 3–0 Finland
  • Switzerland 4–1 Hungary
  • France 2–1 Finland
  • Finland 1–1 France
  • Hungary 2–0 Norway
  • Hungary 2–2 Switzerland
  • Finland 0–0 Norway
  • Switzerland 2–1 Finland
  • Hungary 2–4 France
  • Norway 4–1 Switzerland
  • Finland 3–1 Hungary
  • Switzerland 0–0 France
  • France 2–3 Norway

 Norway qualify as group winners

Group 4[edit]

Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  Sweden 10 9 0 1 30 6 27
2  Austria 10 6 2 2 21 12 20
3  Belarus 10 6 2 2 17 7 20
4  Latvia 10 2 2 6 6 18 8
5  Scotland 10 2 1 7 10 20 7
6  Estonia 10 1 1 8 4 25 4
  • Sweden 1–3 Belarus
  • Austria 4–0 Scotland
  • Belarus 3–1 Estonia
  • Latvia 0–2 Sweden
  • Estonia 1–1 Belarus
  • Latvia 0–0 Scotland
  • Estonia 0–1 Scotland
  • Sweden 4–1 Austria
  • Belarus 2–0 Latvia
  • Austria 0–0 Latvia
  • Scotland 1–4 Sweden
  • Scotland 4–0 Estonia
  • Scotland 1–2 Austria
  • Latvia 0–3 Belarus
  • Austria 7–1 Estonia
  • Sweden 2–1 Scotland
  • Estonia 0–1 Latvia
  • Belarus 1–0 Scotland
  • Latvia 1–3 Austria
  • Estonia 0–2 Sweden
  • Belarus 0–1 Sweden
  • Estonia 0–1 Austria
  • Latvia 0–1 Estonia
  • Austria 0–4 Sweden
  • Scotland 0–3 Belarus
  • Belarus 1–1 Austria
  • Sweden 5–0 Latvia
  • Sweden 5–0 Estonia
  • Scotland 2–4 Latvia
  • Austria 2–0 Belarus

 Sweden qualify as group winners

Group 5[edit]

Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Russia 8 6 1 1 27 7 19
2  Israel 8 5 2 1 17 9 17
3  Bulgaria 8 4 0 4 16 12 12
4  Cyprus 8 3 1 4 16 15 10
5  Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 3 36 0
  • Russia 2–1 Cyprus
  • Israel 2–0 Bulgaria
  • Israel 1–0 Russia
  • Luxembourg 0–4 Bulgaria
  • Luxembourg 1–7 Russia
  • Cyprus 1–1 Israel
  • Cyprus 3–0 Bulgaria
  • Israel 2–1 Luxembourg
  • Cyprus 0–4 Russia
  • Luxembourg 0–5 Israel
  • Bulgaria 3–1 Cyprus
  • Russia 8–0 Luxembourg
  • Israel 4–3 Cyprus
  • Bulgaria 3–0 Luxembourg
  • Russia 1–1 Israel
  • Bulgaria 3–1 Israel
  • Luxembourg 1–2 Cyprus
  • Bulgaria 1–2 Russia
  • Russia 3–2 Bulgaria
  • Cyprus 5–0 Luxembourg

 Russia qualify as group winners

Group 6[edit]

Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Spain 8 7 1 0 18 6 22
2  Yugoslavia 8 6 0 2 14 3 18
3  Slovakia 8 3 1 4 16 10 10
4  Czech Republic 8 3 0 5 13 13 9
5  Malta 8 0 0 8 0 29 0
  • Yugoslavia 1–0 Malta
  • Czech Rep. 4–0 Malta
  • Slovakia 3–0 Malta
  • Czech Rep. 1–2 Spain
  • Yugoslavia 3–0 Czech Rep.
  • Spain 1–1 Slovakia
  • Spain 1–0 Yugoslavia
  • Malta 0–3 Spain
  • Spain 1–0 Malta
  • Malta 0–6 Slovakia
  • Czech Rep. 0–1 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 1–2 Spain
  • Yugoslavia 1–0 Slovakia
  • Spain 4–0 Czech Rep.
  • Slovakia 0–1 Czech Rep.
  • Slovakia 0–1 Yugoslavia
  • Malta 0–5 Czech Rep.
  • Slovakia 3–4 Spain
  • Czech Rep. 2–3 Slovakia
  • Malta 0–6 Yugoslavia

 Spain qualify as group winners

 Faroe Islands did not enter


Group 7[edit]

Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 26 5 19
2  Turkey 8 5 0 3 16 8 15
3  Belgium 8 4 1 3 16 12 13
4  Wales 8 4 0 4 9 9 12
5  San Marino 8 0 0 8 2 35 0
  • San Marino 0–3 Wales
  • Wales 4–0 San Marino
  • Belgium 1–2 Turkey
  • Wales 0–2 Netherlands
  • San Marino 1–5 Belgium
  • Netherlands 0–1 Wales
  • Turkey 3–0 San Marino
  • Wales 0–3 Turkey
  • Belgium 2–2 Netherlands
  • Netherlands 6–0 San Marino
  • Wales 1–0 Belgium
  • Turkey 0–1 Netherlands
  • Turkey 1–2 Belgium
  • San Marino 0–7 Netherlands
  • Belgium 3–0 San Marino
  • Turkey 3–0 Wales
  • Netherlands 5–2 Belgium
  • San Marino 1–4 Turkey
  • Netherlands 3–0 Turkey
  • Belgium 1–0 Wales

 Netherlands qualify as group winners

Group 8[edit]

Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  Romania 8 8 0 0 18 4 24
2  Iceland 8 4 1 3 10 10 13
3  Republic of Ireland 8 3 0 5 11 7 9
4  Lithuania 8 3 0 5 8 12 9
5  Macedonia 8 1 1 6 3 17 4
  • Iceland 2–0 R.Macedonia
  • Romania 2–1 Lithuania
  • Lithuania 0–3 Iceland
  • Ireland 4–0 R.Macedonia
  • Iceland 2–3 Romania
  • Ireland 0–1 Iceland
  • R.Macedonia 0–1 Romania
  • Lithuania 1–2 Romania
  • R.Macedonia 0–4 Ireland
  • Romania 1–0 Ireland
  • R.Macedonia 1–1 Iceland
  • Iceland 0–2 Lithuania
  • Ireland 2–0 Lithuania
  • Romania 3–0 R.Macedonia
  • Iceland 1–0 Ireland
  • Lithuania 1–0 R.Macedonia
  • Lithuania 2–1 Ireland
  • Romania 4–0 Iceland
  • Ireland 0–2 Romania
  • R.Macedonia 2–1 Lithuania

 Romania qualify as group winners

 Liechtenstein did not enter


Group 9[edit]

Qualifying Group 9 P W D L F A Pts
1  Germany 8 6 2 0 20 3 20
2  Ukraine 8 5 1 2 14 4 16
3  Portugal 8 4 2 2 20 11 14
4  Albania 8 1 1 6 6 19 4
5  Armenia 8 1 0 7 8 31 3
  • Armenia 3–4 Portugal
  • Ukraine 1–0 Portugal
  • Albania 2–4 Portugal
  • Armenia 0–1 Germany
  • Albania 3–2 Armenia
  • Portugal 1–0 Ukraine
  • Portugal 1–2 Germany
  • Albania 0–3 Ukraine
  • Albania 0–4 Germany
  • Germany 2–0 Ukraine
  • Ukraine 7–0 Armenia
  • Ukraine 1–1 Germany
  • Portugal 1–1 Albania
  • Ukraine 1–0 Albania
  • Portugal 8–1 Armenia
  • Germany 1–1 Portugal
  • Armenia 2–0 Albania
  • Germany 7–0 Armenia
  • Armenia 0–1 Ukraine
  • Germany 2–0 Albania

 Germany qualify as group winners

Group winners[edit]

Group Winners P W D L F A Pts
1  Romania 6 6 0 0 14 4 18
2  Spain 6 5 1 0 14 6 16
3  Sweden 6 5 0 1 18 4 15
4  Norway 6 4 2 0 18 7 14
5  Germany 6 4 2 0 12 3 14
6  Netherlands 6 4 1 1 13 5 13
7  Russia 6 4 1 1 12 6 13
8  Greece 6 4 0 2 11 7 12
9  England 6 3 3 0 4 1 12

List of qualifying group winners. Teams 1–7 qualify automatically. Teams 8 & 9 play-off for the eighth spot. Only results between top four teams in group are used.

Qualification Playoff

  • Greece 2–0 England
  • England 4–2 Greece


4–4: Greece win on away goals
 Greece qualify

See also[edit]