1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates 28 February – 24 May
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  England (2nd title)
Runners-up  Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 37 (2.64 per match)
Best player England Mark Hateley[1]
1982
1986

The 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 4th staging of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The qualifying stage spanned two years (1982–84), had 30 entrants. Albania, Iceland and Wales competed in the competition for the first time. England U-21s won the competition for the second time running.[2][3]

The 30 national teams were divided into eight groups (six groups of 4 + two groups of 3). The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided. There was no finals tournament or third-place playoff.

Qualifying stage[edit]

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1  Scotland 6 4 2 0 11 6 10
2  East Germany 6 3 1 2 13 14 7
3  Belgium 6 2 2 2 8 6 6
4   Switzerland 6 0 1 5 10 16 1
  • Belgium 0–0 Switzerland
  • Scotland 2–0 E.Germany
  • Switzerland 3–4 Scotland
  • Belgium 1–2 Scotland
  • E.Germany 2–1 Belgium
  • Scotland 2–1 Switzerland
  • Belgium 4–2 E.Germany
  • Switzer. 5–6 E.Germany
  • E.Germany 2–1 Switzer.
  • Scotland 0–0 Belgium
  • Switzerland 0–2 Belgium
  • E.Germany 1–1 Scotland
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Poland 6 3 2 1 9 3 8
2  Soviet Union 6 2 3 1 8 6 7
3  Finland 6 1 3 2 5 8 5
4  Portugal 6 1 2 3 3 8 4
  • USSR 1–1 Poland
  • Finland 0–0 Poland
  • Finland 1–1 Portugal
  • Portugal 1–0 Poland
  • USSR 2–2 Finland
  • Poland 4–0 Finland
  • USSR 1–1 Portugal
  • Poland 2–1 USSR
  • Finland 0–1 USSR
  • Portugal 0–2 Finland
  • Poland 2–0 Portugal
  • Portugal 0–2 USSR
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  England 6 5 0 1 13 4 10
2  Greece 6 3 2 1 6 4 8
3  Hungary 6 1 1 4 7 8 3
4  Denmark 6 1 1 4 6 16 3
  • Denmark 1–4 England
  • Greece 1–0 England
  • England 2–1 Greece
  • Denmark 1–1 Greece
  • England 1–0 Hungary
  • Hungary 1–1 Greece
  • Denmark 2–1 Hungary
  • England 4–1 Denmark
  • Hungary 0–2 England
  • Hungary 5–1 Denmark
  • Greece 1–0 Denmark
  • Greece 1–0 Hungary
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  Yugoslavia 6 3 2 1 12 5 8
2  Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 6 3 8
3  Wales 6k 2 2 2 5 6 8
4  Norway 6 0 2 4 6 15 2
  • Wales 0–0 Norway
  • Norway 2–2 Yugoslavia
  • Bulgaria 2–0 Norway
  • Bulgaria 0–2 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 2–0 Wales
  • Wales 0–1 Bulgaria
  • Norway 0–2 Bulgaria
  • Norway 2–3 Wales
  • Yugoslavia 6–2 Norway
  • Bulgaria 1–1 Wales
  • Wales 1–0 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 0–0 Bulgaria
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 6 5 0 1 9 3 10
2  Czechoslovakia 6 4 1 1 15 7 9
3  Romania 6 2 1 3 8 12 5
4  Cyprus 6 0 0 6 4 14 0
  • Cyprus 1–2 Romania
  • Italy 2–0 Romania
  • Czechoslovakia 2–1 Italy
  • Cyprus 0–1 Italy
  • Czechoslo. 2–0 Cyprus
  • Cyprus 1–4 Czechoslo.
  • Italy 2–1 Czechoslovakia
  • Romania 1–4 Czechoslo.
  • Romania 0–1 Italy
  • Romania 3–2 Cyprus
  • Czechoslo. 2–2 Romania
  • Italy 2–0 Cyprus
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Albania 6 4 2 0 9 3 10
2  West Germany 6 3 3 0 13 4 9
3  Turkey 6 1 1 4 6 11 3
4  Austria 6 0 2 4 4 14 2
  • Austria 1–2 Albania
  • Turkey 0–1 Albania
  • Austria 1–1 Turkey
  • Albania 1–1 W.Germany
  • Turkey 0–1 W.Germany
  • Austria 1–1 W.Germany
  • Albania 1–0 Turkey
  • Albania 3–0 Austria
  • W.Germany 2–1 Austria
  • W.Germany 7–0 Turkey
  • Turkey 5–0 Austria
  • W.Germany 1–1 Albania
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Spain 4 2 1 1 2 5 5
2  Netherlands 4 1 2 1 7 3 4
3  Iceland 4 0 3 1 2 3 3
  • Iceland 1–1 Netherlands
  • Spain 1–0 Iceland
  • Netherlands 5–0 Spain
  • Iceland 0–0 Spain
  • Netherlands 1–1 Iceland
  • Spain 1–0 Netherlands
Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  France 4 3 1 0 10 2 7
2  Sweden 4 2 1 1 10 4 5
3  Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 1 15 0
  • Luxembourg 0–4 Sweden
  • France 1–0 Sweden
  • Luxembourg 0–5 France
  • Sweden 4–1 Luxembourg
  • Sweden 2–2 France
  • France 2–0 Luxembourg

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Scotland Group 1 winner 2 (1980, 1982)
 Poland Group 2 winner 1 (1982)
 England Group 3 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1982)
 Yugoslavia Group 4 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
 Italy Group 5 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1982)
 Albania Group 6 winner 0 (Debut)
 Spain Group 7 winner 1 (1982)
 France Group 8 winner 1 (1982)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Squads[edit]

See 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Knockout stages[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
  England 6 1 7  
  France 1 0 1  
    England 3 0 3  
    Italy 1 1 2  
  Albania 0 0 0
  Italy 1 1 2  
    England 1 2 3
    Spain 0 0 0
  Scotland 2 1 3  
  Yugoslavia 1 3 4  
    Yugoslavia 0 0 0
    Spain 1 2 3  
  Poland 2 1 3
  Spain 2 4 6  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984: Mark Hateley". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1984. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Mike Breton (2009-06-29). "Whatever happened to England's heroes of 1984? | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Rewind to 1984: When England's Under-21s last won the European Championships | Football Rewind to". ESPN.co.uk. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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