1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates 10 March – 3 June
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (1st title)
Runners-up  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 32 (2.29 per match)
Top scorer(s) Italy Renato Buso (3 goals)
Best player Italy Renato Buso [1]
1990
1994

The 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1990–92), had 32 entrants. Malta and Israel competed for the first time. This was also the first appearance of the unified Germany team. Italy U-21s won the competition.

The competition doubled as the European qualifying round for the Olympic Football Tournament. Hosts Spain qualify automatically and the best four eligible nations would qualify automatically. The fifth best European team would play-off against the best Oceania (OFC) team for another Olympics place.

The 32 national teams were divided into eight groups (six groups of 4 + one group of 3 + one group of 5). 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  Czechoslovakia 8 7 1 0 23 4 15
2  France 8 3 2 3 7 5 8
3  Spain 7 3 2 2 6 5 8
4  Albania 7 1 2 4 3 13 4
5  Iceland 8 1 1 6 3 15 3
  • Iceland 0-0 Albania
  • Iceland 0-1 France
  • Czechoslo. 7-0 Iceland
  • Spain 2-0 Iceland
  • France 1-2 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 3-1 Spain
  • Albania 0-0 France
  • Spain 1-0 Albania
  • France 0-1 Spain
  • France 3-0 Albania
  • Albania 1-5 Czechoslo.
  • Albania 2-1 Iceland
  • Iceland 0-1 Czechoslo.
  • Czechoslo. 1-0 France
  • Iceland 1-0 Spain
  • Spain 0-0 France
  • Czechoslo. 3-0 Albania
  • Spain 1-1 Czechoslo.
  • France 2-1 Iceland
  • Albania - Spain
    (Not played)
Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Scotland 6 5 0 1 13 5 10
2  Bulgaria 6 4 0 2 6 2 8
3  Romania 6 2 0 4 5 9 4
4   Switzerland 6 1 0 5 5 13 2
  • Scotland 2-0 Romania
  • Switzerland 0-2 Bulgaria
  • Romania 0-1 Bulgaria
  • Scotland 4-2 Switzerland
  • Bulgaria 2-0 Scotland
  • Scotland 1-0 Bulgaria
  • Switzerland 0-2 Romania
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 0-3 Scotland
  • Romania 1-3 Scotland
  • Romania 1-3 Switzerland
  • Bulgaria 0-1 Romania
Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 6 4 1 1 6 8 9
2  Norway 6 3 1 2 13 6 7
3  Soviet Union 6 2 3 1 6 4 7
4  Hungary 6 0 1 5 1 8 1
  • USSR 2-2 Norway
  • Norway 3-1 Hungary
  • Italy 1-0 Hungary
  • Hungary 0-0 USSR
  • Hungary 0-1 Italy
  • Norway 6-0 Italy
  • Italy 1-0 USSR
  • Norway 0-1 USSR
  • USSR 2-0 Hungary
  • USSR 1-1 Italy
  • Hungary 0-1 Norway
  • Italy 2-1 Norway
Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  Denmark 6 4 2 0 21 4 10
2  Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 11 10 8
3  Austria 6 2 2 2 8 5 6
4  San Marino 6 0 0 6 0 21 0
  • San Marino 0-3 Denmark
  • Yugoslavia 1-0 Austria
  • Denmark 3-0 Yugoslavia
  • San Marino 0-2 Austria
  • Yugosl. 5-0 San Marino
  • Austria 3-0 San Marino
  • Denmark 7-0 San Marino
  • Yugoslavia 2-6 Denmark
  • Denmark 1-1 Austria
  • Austria 1-1 Denmark
  • Austria 1-2 Yugoslavia
  • San Marino 0-1 Yugoslavia
Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Germany 4 4 0 0 12 1 8
2  Belgium 4 2 0 2 5 6 4
3  Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 0 10 0
  • Luxembourg 0-3 Germany
  • Belgium 2-0 Luxembourg
  • Germany 3-1 Belgium
  • Luxembourg 0-2 Belgium
  • Belgium 0-3 Germany
  • Germany 3-0 Luxembourg
Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  Netherlands 6 4 2 0 20 4 10
2  Portugal 6 4 2 0 9 2 10
3  Finland 6 2 0 4 7 13 4
4  Malta 6 0 1 5 1 8 1
  • Finland 0-1 Portugal
  • Portugal 0-0 Netherlands
  • Malta 1-4 Netherlands
  • Malta 1-3 Portugal
  • Portugal 2-0 Malta
  • Netherlands 7-1 Malta
  • Netherlands 1-0 Finland
  • Finland 1-7 Netherlands
  • Finland 3-1 Malta
  • Portugal 2-0 Finland
  • Netherlands 1-1 Portugal
  • Malta 1-3 Finland
Qualifying Group 7 P W D L F A Pts
1  Poland 6 6 0 0 10 2 12
2  England 6 3 1 2 11 5 7
3  Turkey 6 1 1 4 6 11 3
4  Republic of Ireland 6 1 0 5 5 14 2
  • England 0-1 Poland
  • Ireland 3-2 Turkey
  • Ireland 0-3 England
  • Turkey 0-1 Poland
  • England 3-0 Ireland
  • Poland 2-0 Turkey
  • Ireland 1-2 Poland
  • Turkey 2-2 England
  • England 2-0 Turkey
  • Poland 2-0 Ireland
  • Poland 2-1 England
  • Turkey 2-1 Ireland
Qualifying Group 8 P W D L F A Pts
1  Sweden 6 4 2 0 17 3 10
2  Israel 6 3 2 1 11 6 8
3  Greece 6 1 1 4 6 13 3
4  Cyprus 6 1 1 4 3 15 3
  • Sweden 5-0 Greece
  • Cyprus 1-1 Sweden
  • Greece 2-2 Israel
  • Israel 4-0 Cyprus
  • Cyprus 1-0 Greece
  • Sweden 6-0 Cyprus
  • Sweden 2-1 Israel
  • Israel 2-1 Greece
  • Israel 0-0 Sweden
  • Greece 1-3 Sweden
  • Cyprus 1-2 Israel
  • Greece 2-0 Cyprus

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Czechoslovakia Group 1 winner 4 (1978, 1980, 1988, 1990)
 Scotland Group 2 winner 3 (1980, 1982, 1984, 1988)
 Italy Group 3 winner 7 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)
 Denmark Group 4 winner 2 (1978, 1986)
 Germany Group 5 winner 4 (1982, 1984, 1988, 1990)
 Netherlands Group 6 winner 1 (1988)
 Poland Group 7 winner 3 (1982, 1984, 1986)
 Sweden Group 8 winner 2 (1986, 1990)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Squads[edit]

See also: 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Only players born on or after 1 January 1971 were eligible to play in the tournament.

Knockout Stages[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
 Germany 1 3 4
 Scotland 1 4 5
 Scotland 0 0 0
 Sweden 0 1 1
 Netherlands 2 0 2
 Sweden 1 1 2
 Sweden 0 1 1
 Italy 2 0 2
 Denmark 5 1 6
 Poland 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 0
 Italy 1 2 3
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 1
 Italy 2 2 4

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

10 March 1992
Germany Germany 1–1 Scotland Scotland
Nils Schmäler Goal 39' Report Gerry Creaney Goal 31'
Ruhrstadion, Bochum
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Arcangelo Pezzella (Italy)

11 March 1992
Netherlands Netherlands 2–1 Sweden Sweden
Robert Roest Goal 22' (pen.)
Gaston Taument Goal 54'
Report Christer Fursth Goal 24'
Nieuw Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Keith Burge (Wales)

11 March 1992
Denmark Denmark 5–0 Poland Poland
Per Frandsen Goal 10'
Miklos Molnar Goal 22'17'
Peter Møller Goal 24'42'
Report
Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Wolf-Günter Wiesel (Germany)

11 March 1992
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1–2 Italy Italy
Radim Nečas Goal 86' (pen.) Report Alessandro Melli Goal 9'
Martin Kotůlek Goal 55' (o.g.)
FC Spartak, Trnava
Attendance: 12.000
Referee: Lajos Hartmann (Hungary)

Second leg[edit]

23 March 1992
Scotland Scotland 4–3 Germany Germany
Ray McKinnon Goal 43'
Gerry Creaney Goal 69'
Paul Lambert Goal 78'
Alex Rae Goal 87'
Report Markus Kranz Goal 10'
Mehmet Scholl Goal 41'
Heiko Herrlich Goal 53'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 22.500
Referee: Joaquín Urío Velázquez (Spain)

25 March 1992
Sweden Sweden 1–0 Netherlands Netherlands
Pascal Simpson Goal 75' Report
Värendsvallen, Växjö
Attendance: 7.353
Referee: Brian Hill (England)

25 March 1992
Poland Poland 1–1 Denmark Denmark
Andrzej Juskowiak Goal 71' Report Peter Frank Goal 29'
Stadion Górnika, Zabrze
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Egil Nervik (Norway)

25 March 1992
Italy Italy 2–0 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Mauro Bertarelli Goal 39'
Luca Luzardi Goal 42'
Report
Stadio Silvio Appiani, Padova
Attendance: 12.562
Referee: Mircea Salomir (Romania)

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

9 April 1992
Denmark Denmark 0–1 Italy Italy
Report Renato Buso Goal 20'
Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg
Attendance: 7.000
Referee: Joël Quiniou (France)

22 April 1992
Scotland Scotland 0–0 Sweden Sweden
Report
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 22.000
Referee: Michał Listkiewicz (Poland)

Second leg[edit]

22 April 1992
Italy Italy 2–0 Denmark Denmark
Renato Buso Goal 54'
Roberto Muzzi Goal 79'
Report
Renato Curi, Perugia
Attendance: 10.869
Referee: Luben Spasov (Bulgaria)

29 April 1992
Sweden Sweden 1–0 Scotland Scotland
Jonny Rödlund Goal 81' Report
Eyravallen, Örebro
Attendance: 2.376
Referee: Jozef Marko (Czech Republic)

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

28 May 1992
Italy Italy 2–0 Sweden Sweden
Renato Buso Goal 71'
Gianluca Sordo Goal 80'
Report
Paolo Mazza, Ferrara
Attendance: 15.846
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)

Second leg[edit]

3 June 1992
Sweden Sweden 1–0 Italy Italy
Pascal Simpson Goal 60' Report
Värendsvallen, Växjö
Attendance: 6.172
Referee: Brian McGinlay (Scotland)

Olympic qualifiers[edit]

  • Denmark, Italy and Sweden as winners of their quarter-final rounds qualify for Olympic Games finals. Since the fourth winner Scotland do not compete in the Olympic Football Tournament (See Great Britain Olympic football team), Poland qualifies instead, being the best of the four quarter-final losers according to a special coefficient which is calculated based on the points achieved in the group stage and the quarter-finals, divided by the number of games played.[2] Poland's coefficient is 1.63, while the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Germany have achieved a score of 1.5. For unknown reasons, the Netherlands is the one of these three teams to face OFC champions in playoff for an additional place.

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992: Renato Buso". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1992. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Kicker Sportmagazin #20/1992, p. 43

External links[edit]