UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying Group 7

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Standings and results for Group 7 of the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying tournament.

Group 7 consisted of Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland and Scotland. Group winners were Republic of Ireland, who finished one point clear of second-placed Bulgaria.

Final table[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 8 4 3 1 10 5 +5 11
 Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 10
 Belgium 8 3 3 2 16 8 +8 9
 Scotland 8 3 3 2 7 5 +2 9
 Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 23 −21 1
  Belgium Bulgaria Luxembourg Republic of Ireland Scotland
Belgium  1–1 3–0 2–2 4–1
Bulgaria  2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1
Luxembourg  0–6 1–4 0–2 0–0
Republic of Ireland  0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0
Scotland  2–0 0–0 3–0 0–1

Results[edit]

September 10, 1986
Belgium  2 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Claesen Goal 14'
Scifo Goal 69'
Stapleton Goal 18'
Brady Goal 90'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 22,212
Referee: Ioan Igna (ROM)

September 10, 1986
Scotland  0 – 0  Bulgaria
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 35,070
Referee: Erik Fredriksson (SWE)

October 14, 1986
Luxembourg  0 – 6  Belgium
Gerets Goal 6'
Claesen Goal 9', Goal 54', Goal 89'
Vercauteren Goal 41'
Ceulemans Goal 87'

October 15, 1986
Republic of Ireland  0 – 0  Scotland
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 48.000
Referee: Einar Halle (NOR)

November 12, 1986
Scotland  3 – 0  Luxembourg
Cooper Goal 24' (p), Goal 38'
Johnston Goal 70'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 35,078
Referee: Eysteinn Guðmundsson (ISL)

November 19, 1986
Belgium  1– 1  Bulgaria
Janssen Goal 48' Tanev Goal 62'

February 18, 1987
Scotland  0 – 1  Republic of Ireland
Lawrenson Goal 8'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 45,081
Referee: Henk van Ettekoven (NED)

April 1, 1987
Bulgaria  2 – 1  Republic of Ireland
Tanev Goal 41', Goal 82' (p) Stapleton Goal 53'

April 1, 1987
Belgium  4 – 1  Scotland
Claesen Goal 10', Goal 55', Goal 86'
Vercauteren Goal 75'
McStay Goal 14'

April 29, 1987
Republic of Ireland  0 – 0  Belgium
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Heinz Holzmann (AUT)

April 30, 1987
Luxembourg  1 – 4  Bulgaria
Langers Goal 59' Sadakov Goal 49'
Sirakov Goal 55'
Tanev Goal 62'
Kolev Goal 82'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 1,920
Referee: Guðmundur Haraldsson (ISL)

May 20, 1987
Bulgaria  3 – 0  Luxembourg
Sirakov Goal 25'
Yordanov Goal 39'
Kolev Goal 56'

May 28, 1987
Luxembourg  0 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Galvin Goal 44'
Whelan Goal 64'
Stade Municipal, Luxembourg
Attendance: 4,965
Referee: Renzo Peduzzi (SUI)

September 9, 1987
Republic of Ireland  2 – 1  Luxembourg
Stapleton Goal 31'
McGrath Goal 75'
Krings Goal 28'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Keith Cooper (WAL)

September 23, 1987
Bulgaria  2 – 0  Belgium
Sirakov Goal 19'
Tanev Goal 70'

October 14, 1987
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Bulgaria
McGrath Goal 52'
Moran Goal 83'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Johannes N.I. Keizer (NED)

October 14, 1987
Scotland  2 – 0  Belgium
McCoist Goal 14'
McStay Goal 79'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 16,052
Referee: Paolo Casarin (ITA)

November 11, 1987
Belgium  3 – 0  Luxembourg
Ceulemans Goal 17'
Degryse Goal 55'
Crève Goal 81'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 2,504
Referee: Egil Nervik (NOR)

November 11, 1987
Bulgaria  0 – 1  Scotland
Mackay Goal 86'
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 49,976
Referee: Helmut Kohl (AUT)

December 20, 1987
Luxembourg  0 – 0  Scotland

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Nico Claesen  Belgium 7
2 Lachezar Tanev  Bulgaria 5
3 Nasko Sirakov  Bulgaria 3
Frank Stapleton  Republic of Ireland
4 Jan Ceulemans  Belgium 2
Franky Vercauteren  Belgium
Hristo Kolev  Bulgaria
Paul McGrath  Republic of Ireland
Davie Cooper  Scotland
Paul McStay  Scotland
1 goal

Squads[edit]

The following players made at least one appearance for their respective team in the qualifying campaign.

References[edit]