1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates 12 March – 29 October
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 41 (2.93 per match)
Best player Spain Manuel Sanchis[1]
1984
1988

The 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 5th staging of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The qualifying stage spanned two years (1984–86), had 29 entrants. Spain U-21s won the competition after a penalty shootout (association football), the first in the U-21 competition's history.

The 29 national teams were divided into eight groups (five groups of 4 + three 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 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying Stage[edit]

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1  Poland 4 3 0 1 10 4 6
2  Greece 4 2 0 2 6 8 4
3  Albania 4 1 0 3 3 7 2
  • Greece 2-1 Poland
  • Albania 1-2 Poland
  • Albania 2-1 Greece
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Sweden 6 4 1 1 7 3 9
2  West Germany 6 3 1 2 9 6 7
3  Czechoslovakia 6 2 1 3 6 8 5
4  Portugal 6 1 1 4 4 9 3
  • Sweden 1-0 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 3-1 Portugal
  • Sweden 2-1 W.Germany
  • Czechoslo. 0-2 Sweden
  • W.Germany 2-0 Portugal
  • W.Germany 3-1 Czecho.
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  England 6 3 2 1 9 3 8
2  Finland 6 1 4 1 6 6 6
3  Romania 6 1 4 1 5 7 6
4  Turkey 6 0 4 2 3 7 4
  • Finland 2-2 Romania
  • Romania 0-0 Finland
  • England 3-0 Romania
  • Finland 0-0 Turkey
  • England 3-0 Turkey
  • Turkey 2-2 Romania
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  France 6 2 3 1 11 7 7
2  Bulgaria 6 3 1 2 14 12 7
3  East Germany 6 1 4 1 9 9 6
4  Yugoslavia 6 1 2 3 10 16 4
  • Yugoslavia 1-2 Bulgaria
  • E.Germany 1-1 Yugosl.
  • France 2-1 Bulgaria
  • France 1-1 E.Germany
  • Yugoslavia 0-0 France
  • Bulgaria 3-2 E.Germany
  • Bulgaria 4-0 France
  • Bulgaria 3-6 Yugoslavia
  • E.Germany 1-1 France
  • Yugosl. 2-3 E.Germany
  • E.Germany 1-1 Bulgaria
  • France 7-0 Yugoslavia
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Hungary 6 5 0 1 9 3 10
2  Netherlands 6 4 1 1 11 3 9
3  Austria 6 0 3 3 3 7 3
4  Cyprus 6 0 2 4 3 13 2
  • Netherlands 5-0 Cyprus
  • Hungary 1-0 Cyprus
  • Austria 1-2 Hungary
  • Netherlands 2-1 Austria
  • Austria 0-0 Cyprus
  • Hungary 1-0 Netherlands
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Denmark 6 3 2 1 11 7 8
2  Norway 6 2 2 2 10 9 6
3  Soviet Union 6 3 0 3 8 8 6
4   Switzerland 6 1 2 3 7 12 4
  • Denmark 1-0 USSR
  • USSR 2-0 Denmark
  • Denmark 4-1 Switzerland
  • Norway 1-3 Denmark
  • USSR 2-1 Norway
  • Switzerland 1-1 Norway
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Spain 4 3 1 0 4 0 7
2  Scotland 4 1 1 2 1 4 3
3  Iceland 4 1 0 3 2 3 2
  • Iceland 2-0 Scotland
  • Iceland 0-1 Spain
  • Spain 1-0 Iceland
Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 4 3 1 0 15 2 7
2  Belgium 4 1 1 2 7 8 3
3  Luxembourg 4 1 0 3 5 17 2
  • Luxembourg 0-6 Italy
  • Luxembourg 3-1 Belgium
  • Italy 3-0 Belgium

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Poland Group 1 winner 2 (1982, 1984)
 Sweden Group 2 winner 0 (Debut)
 England Group 3 winner 4 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984)
 France Group 4 winner 2 (1982, 1984)
 Hungary Group 5 winner 2 (1978, 1980)
 Denmark Group 6 winner 1 (1978)
 Spain Group 7 winner 2 (1982, 1984)
 Italy Group 8 winner 4 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Squads[edit]

See 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Knockout Stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  Poland 1 0 1  
  Hungary 0 5 5  
    Hungary 3 1 4  
    Spain 1 4 5  
  France 1 1 2
  Spain 3 3 6  
    Spain 1 2 3 (3)
    Italy 2 1 3 (0)
  Denmark 0 1 1  
  England 1 1 2  
    England 0 1 1
    Italy 2 1 3
  Sweden 1 1 2
  Italy 1 2 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986: Manuel Sanchís". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 June 1986. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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