1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates 14 March – 27 October
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 38 (2.71 per match)
Top scorer(s) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Davor Šuker (4 goals)
Best player Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Davor Šuker[1]
1988
1992

The 1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1988–90), had 30 entrants. San Marino competed for the first time. USSR U-21s won the competition.

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 3rd-place playoff.

Qualifying Stage[edit]

Qualifying Group 1 P W D L F A Pts
1  Bulgaria 6 5 0 1 16 4 10
2  Romania 6 3 0 3 8 7 6
3  Denmark 6 2 1 3 9 14 5
4  Greece 6 1 1 4 3 11 3
  • Bulgaria 2-1 Romania
  • Greece 2-2 Denmark
  • Romania 2-0 Greece
  • Denmark 1-3 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 6-0 Denmark
  • Greece 1-0 Romania
  • Romania 2-1 Bulgaria
  • Denmark 3-0 Greece
  • Bulgaria 2-0 Greece
  • Denmark 1-2 Romania
  • Romania 1-2 Denmark
  • Greece 0-2 Bulgaria

 Bulgaria qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Sweden 6 4 2 0 10 2 10
2  England 6 4 1 1 10 5 9
3  Poland 6 1 2 3 4 10 4
4  Albania 6 0 1 5 1 8 1
  • Poland 0-0 Albania
  • England 1-1 Sweden
  • Albania 0-2 Sweden
  • Albania 1-2 England
  • England 2-0 Albania
  • Sweden 4-0 Poland
  • England 2-1 Poland
  • Sweden 1-0 England
  • Sweden 1-0 Albania
  • Poland 1-3 England
  • Poland 1-1 Sweden
  • Albania 0-1 Poland

 Sweden qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  Soviet Union 6 4 1 1 12 5 9
2  East Germany 6 3 1 2 8 6 7
3  Austria 6 1 2 3 6 8 4
4  Turkey 6 1 2 3 4 11 4
  • USSR 2-2 Austria
  • Austria 3-0 Turkey
  • Turkey 3-2 East Germany
  • East Germany 0-0 Turkey
  • USSR 1-0 East Germany
  • Turkey 0-3 USSR
  • East Germany 2-0 Austria
  • Austria 0-2 USSR
  • East Germany 3-2 USSR
  • Turkey 1-1 Austria
  • USSR 2-0 Turkey
  • Austria 0-1 East Germany

 Soviet Union qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  West Germany 6 4 2 0 10 2 10
2  Iceland 6 2 3 1 11 7 7
3  Netherlands 6 1 2 3 6 9 4
4  Finland 6 1 1 4 4 13 3
  • Finland 0-3 W.Germany
  • Iceland 1-1 Netherlands
  • Finland 2-1 Iceland
  • W.Germany 2-0 Nether.
  • Nether. 0-1 W.Germany
  • Finland 1-1 Netherlands
  • Iceland 1-1 W.Germany
  • Iceland 4-0 Finland
  • W.Germany 2-0 Finland
  • Netherlands 2-3 Iceland
  • W.Germany 1-1 Iceland
  • Netherlands 2-1 Finland

 West Germany qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Yugoslavia 6 4 1 1 10 4 9
2  France 6 3 2 1 11 7 8
3  Norway 6 1 2 3 3 7 4
4  Scotland 6 1 1 4 7 13 3
  • Norway 1-1 Scotland
  • France 2-0 Norway
  • Scotland 0-2 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 2-2 France
  • Scotland 2-3 France
  • France 0-1 Yugoslavia
  • Norway 0-1 Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia 4-1 Scotland
  • Norway 1-1 France
  • Yugoslavia 0-1 Norway
  • France 3-1 Scotland
  • Scotland 2-0 Norway

 Yugoslavia qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Spain 4 3 0 1 3 1 6
2  Hungary 4 2 1 1 2 1 5
3  Cyprus 4 0 1 3 0 3 1
  • Cyprus 0-0 Hungary
  • Cyprus 0-1 Spain
  • Hungary 1-0 Cyprus
  • Spain 1-0 Cyprus
  • Hungary 1-0 Spain
  • Spain 1-0 Hungary

 Spain qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Czechoslovakia 6 3 2 1 10 5 8
2  Belgium 6 2 4 0 7 3 8
3  Portugal 6 2 2 2 6 6 6
4  Luxembourg 6 0 2 4 1 10 2
  • Czechoslo. 0-3 Belgium
  • Portugal 1-1 Belgium
  • Czechoslo. 4-0 Luxem.
  • Portugal 1-0 Luxembourg
  • Belgium 1-1 Czechoslo.
  • Luxembourg 0-0 Belgium
  • Belgium 1-1 Portugal
  • Czechoslo. 1-0 Portugal
  • Luxembourg 0-3 Portugal
  • Belgium 1-0 Luxembourg
  • Portugal 0-3 Czechoslo.
  • Luxem. 1-1 Czechoslo.

 Czechoslovakia qualify as group winners

Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 4 3 1 0 5 0 7
2   Switzerland 4 2 1 1 8 1 5
3  San Marino 4 0 0 4 0 12 0
  • Switzerland 0-0 Italy
  • S.Marino 0-5 Switzerland
  • San Marino 0-2 Italy
  • Italy 1-0 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 3-0 S.Marino
  • Italy 2-0 San Marino

 Italy qualify as group winners

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Bulgaria Group 1 winner 1 (1978)
 Sweden Group 2 winner 1 (1986)
 Soviet Union Group 3 winner 1 (1980)
 Germany Group 4 winner 3 (1982, 1984, 1988)
 Yugoslavia Group 5 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1984)
 Spain Group 6 winner 4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
 Czechoslovakia Group 7 winner 3 (1978, 1980, 1988)
 Italy Group 8 winner 6 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Knockout Stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  Italy 3 0 3  
  Spain 1 1 2  
    Italy 0 2 2  
    Yugoslavia (a) 0 2 2  
  Yugoslavia 2 1 3
  Bulgaria 0 0 0  
    Yugoslavia 2 1 3
    Soviet Union 4 3 7
  Soviet Union (aet) 1 2 3  
  West Germany 1 1 2  
    Soviet Union 1 2 3
    Sweden 1 0 1
  Czechoslovakia 1 0 1
  Sweden 2 4 6

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

14 March 1990
Italy Italy 3–1 Spain Spain
Giovanni Stroppa Goal 3'76'
Pierluigi Casiraghi Goal 54'
Report Fernando Hierro Goal 88' (pen.)
Stadio Dorico, Ancona
Attendance: 8.607
Referee: William Syme (Scotland)

14 March 1990
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria
Robert Prosinečki Goal 32'
Alen Bokšić Goal 79'
Report
Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 8.606
Referee: Bruno Galler (Switzerland)

14 March 1990
Soviet Union Soviet Union 1–1 Germany West Germany
Igor Shalimov Goal 66' Report Andriy Bal Goal 9' (o.g.)
Lokomotiv, Simferopol
Attendance: 7.000
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

14 March 1990
Czechoslovakia Czech Republic 1–2 Sweden Sweden
Horst Siegl Goal 57' Report Tomas Brolin Goal 52'
Ulrik Jansson Goal 87'
Ďolíček, Praha
Attendance: 1.500
Referee: Gerasimos Germanakos (Greece)

Second leg[edit]

28 March 1990
Spain Spain 1–0 Italy Italy
Ricardo Mendiguren Goal 77' Report
Municipal Las Gaunas, Logroño
Attendance: 16.000
Referee: Ignatius van Swieten (Netherlands)

28 March 1990
Bulgaria Bulgaria 0–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Report Davor Šuker Goal 13'
Narodna Armia, Sofia
Attendance: 7.000
Referee: Manfred Roßner (Germany)

28 March 1990
West Germany Germany 1–2 (a.e.t.) Soviet Union Soviet Union
Christian Hochstätter Goal 37' Report Dmitriy Chugunov Goal 67'
Andriy Sydelnykov Goal 115'
Rosenau-Stadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 11.000
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

28 March 1990
Sweden Sweden 4–0 Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Kennet Andersson Goal 45'
Stefan Rehn Goal 62'
Tomas Brolin Goal 77'
Ulrik Jansson Goal 87'
Report
Värendsvallen. Växjö
Attendance: 2.750
Referee: John Spillane (Ireland)

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

25 April 1990
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 0–0 Italy Italy
Report
Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 15.000
Referee: Werner Föckler (Germany)

25 April 1990
Sweden Sweden 1–1 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Kennet Andersson Goal 70' Report Igor Shalimov Goal 72' (pen.)
Värendsvallen, Växjö
Attendance: 2.446
Referee: Guy Goethals (Belgium)

Second leg[edit]

9 May 1990
Italy Italy 2–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Marco Simone Goal 24'
Miroslav Đukić Goal 58' (o.g.)
Report Davor Šuker Goal 17'
Zvonimir Boban Goal 61'
Ennio Tardini, Parma
Attendance: 6.443
Referee: Heinz Holzmann (Austria)

9 May 1990
Soviet Union Soviet Union 2–0 Sweden Sweden
Igor Kolyvanov Goal 27'
Sergey Kiryakov Goal 47'
Report
Lokomotiv, Simferopol
Attendance: 5.100
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

5 September 1990
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–4 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Davor Šuker Goal 21'
Robert Jarni Goal 64'
Report Andriy Sydelnykov Goal 9'49'
Andrey Chernyshov Goal 42'
Igor Dobrovolskiy Goal 84'
Koševo, Sarajevo
Referee: Gérard Biguet (France)

Second leg[edit]

27 October 1990
Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Igor Dobrovolskiy Goal 10'
Aleksandr Mostovoi Goal 46'
Andrey Kanchelskis Goal 76'
Report BokšićGoal 80'
Lokomotiv, Simferopol
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Pietro D'Elia (Italy)

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990: Davor Šuker". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1990. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

External links[edit]