UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying

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This page describes the qualifying procedure for UEFA Euro 1988.

Seedings[edit]

Pool One Pool Two Pool Three Pool Four Pool Five

 France
 Spain
 Denmark
 Portugal
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 England

 Romania
 Sweden
 Northern Ireland
 Soviet Union
 Wales
 Hungary
 Bulgaria

 Czechoslovakia
 Yugoslavia
 Republic of Ireland
 Austria
  Switzerland
 East Germany
 Poland

 Greece
 Turkey
 Scotland
 Norway
 Italy
 Albania
 Finland

 Iceland
 Cyprus
 Malta
 Luxembourg

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

Groups[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member

The draw for the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 1988 took place on 14 February 1986, in Frankfurt. West Germany qualified automatically as hosts of the competition. 32 teams entered the draw.

The qualifiers, consisting of 32 teams divided into seven groups; three of four teams and four of five teams, were played in 1986 and 1987. Each group winner progressed to the finals.

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Romania Austria Albania
1  Spain 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 10 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 2–0 5–0
2  Romania 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 9 3–1 4–0 5–1
3  Austria 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 5 2–3 0–0 3–0
4  Albania 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0 1–2 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Sweden Portugal Switzerland Malta
1  Italy 8 6 1 1 16 4 +12 13 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 3–0 3–2 5–0
2  Sweden 8 4 2 2 12 5 +7 10 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
3  Portugal 8 2 4 2 6 8 −2 8 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2
4   Switzerland 8 1 5 2 9 9 0 7 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
5  Malta 8 0 2 6 4 21 −17 2 0–2 0–5 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Soviet Union East Germany France Iceland Norway
1  Soviet Union 8 5 3 0 14 3 +11 13 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
2  East Germany 8 4 3 1 13 4 +9 11 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1
3  France 8 1 4 3 4 7 −3 6 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
4  Iceland 8 2 2 4 4 14 −10 6 1–1 0–6 0–0 2–1
5  Norway 8 1 2 5 5 12 −7 4 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Northern Ireland Turkey
1  England 6 5 1 0 19 1 +18 11 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–0 8–0
2  Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 13 9 +4 8 1–4 3–0 4–0
3  Northern Ireland 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 3 0–2 1–2 1–0
4  Turkey 6 0 2 4 2 16 −14 2 0–0 2–3 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands Greece Hungary Poland Cyprus
1  Netherlands 8 6 2 0 15 1 +14 14 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–0[a]
2  Greece 8 4 1 3 12 13 −1 9 0–3 2–1 1–0 3–1
3  Hungary 8 4 0 4 13 11 +2 8 0–1 3–0 5–3 1–0
4  Poland 8 3 2 3 9 11 −2 8 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–0
5  Cyprus 8 0 1 7 3 16 −13 1 0–2 2–4 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The Netherlands v Cyprus match originally finished as an 8–0 win for the Netherlands, but the match was marred by crowd violence. Therefore the result was annulled and the match was ordered to be replayed behind closed doors.

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Denmark Czechoslovakia Wales Finland
1  Denmark 6 3 2 1 4 2 +2 8 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 1–0 1–0
2  Czechoslovakia 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 7 0–0 2–0 3–0
3  Wales 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 1–0 1–1 4–0
4  Finland 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 3 0–1 3–0 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Republic of Ireland Bulgaria Belgium Scotland Luxembourg
1  Republic of Ireland 8 4 3 1 10 5 +5 11 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
2  Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 10 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0
3  Belgium 8 3 3 2 16 8 +8 9 2–2 1–1 4–1 3–0
4  Scotland 8 3 3 2 7 5 +2 9 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–0
5  Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 23 −21 1 0–2 1–4 0–6 0–0
Source: UEFA

Qualified nations[edit]

External links[edit]