1948 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18

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1948 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 15 April - 17 April
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  England (1st title)
Runners-up  Netherlands
Third place  Belgium
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 44 (4 per match)
Netherlands 1949

The 1948 FIFA Youth Tournament was held in England. It was the first edition of the tournament, that is now the UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

First Round[edit]

15 April 1948 (1948-04-15)
England  4 – 0  Wales

15 April 1948 (1948-04-15)
Belgium  8 – 1  Northern Ireland

15 April 1948 (1948-04-15)
Netherlands  2 – 0  Republic of Ireland

15 April 1948 (1948-04-15)
Italy  2 – 0  Austria

Supplementary Round[edit]

In this round the losing teams from the first round participated.

16 April 1948 (1948-04-16)
Republic of Ireland  1 – 0  Austria

16 April 1948 (1948-04-16)
Northern Ireland  4 – 1  Wales

Semifinals[edit]

16 April 1948 (1948-04-16)
England  3 – 1  Belgium

16 April 1948 (1948-04-16)
Netherlands  2 – 1  Italy

Fifth Place Match[edit]

Third Place Match[edit]

17 April 1948 (1948-04-17)
Belgium  3 – 1  Italy

Final[edit]

17 April 1948 (1948-04-17)
England  3 – 2  Netherlands


 1948 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 

England
First title

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