1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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The 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification began in 1992 and finished in early 1994. The final tournament was held in March and April 1994 in France.

The 32 national teams were divided into six groups (four groups of 5 + two groups of 6). The group winners and the two best runners-up played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis to determine the final four, one of whom would host the last four matches.

The team from Serbia and Montenegro, then known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (founded in April 1992) were excluded from the tournament for political reasons. They had been drawn in group five. In the first competition since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia competed. Wales also competed for the first time.

Albeit had been dissolved in 1992, Czechoslovakia still competed for this time.

Qualifying group stage[edit]

Draw[edit]

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

  • Group 1 did not include Estonia
  • Groups 2 and 6 featured the same nations
  • Group 3 did not include Northern Ireland, Lithuania and Latvia, but included Germany (who did not participate in World Cup qualification)
  • Group 4 did not include Faroe Islands
  • Group 5 featured the same nations. As in the World Cup qualifiers, Yugoslavia was excluded from the group after the draw

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Italy 8 7 0 1 16 6 +10 21
Portugal Portugal 8 5 2 1 18 4 +14 17
Switzerland Switzerland 8 3 2 3 11 8 +3 11
Scotland Scotland 8 2 2 4 8 11 −3 8
Malta Malta 8 0 0 8 1 25 −24 0

Switzerland Switzerland2 – 0Scotland Scotland

Scotland Scotland0 – 0Portugal Portugal
(Report)
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Italy Italy1 – 0Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland Switzerland1 – 0Malta Malta

Scotland Scotland1 – 2Italy Italy

Malta Malta0 – 1Italy Italy

Malta Malta0 – 2Portugal Portugal
(Report) Bruno Goal 57'83'
Referee: Andreas Georghiou (Cyprus)

Scotland Scotland3 – 0Malta Malta

Portugal Portugal2 – 0Italy Italy
J. Costa Goal 55'
Toni Goal 62'
(Report)
Referee: Roger Philippi (Luxembourg)

Italy Italy3 – 0Malta Malta

Switzerland Switzerland1 – 1Portugal Portugal
(Report) Bruno Goal 18'
Referee: Atanas Ouzounov (Bulgaria)

Malta Malta1 – 4Switzerland Switzerland

Portugal Portugal2 – 1Scotland Scotland
Gil Goal 8'
Bruno Goal 78'
(Report)

Switzerland Switzerland0 – 2Italy Italy

Portugal Portugal7 – 0Malta Malta
Toni Goal 13'76'91'
Torres Goal 20'
Bruno Goal 51'61'75'
(Report)


Scotland Scotland0 – 0Switzerland Switzerland

Italy Italy5 – 2Scotland Scotland

Malta Malta0 – 1Scotland Scotland

Italy Italy2 – 1Portugal Portugal
(Report) Toni Goal 33'
Referee: Werner Kasimir (Germany)

Group 2[edit]

Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
1  Poland 10 7 0 3 26 10 21
2  Turkey 10 6 2 2 15 10 20
3  Norway 10 6 1 3 20 13 19
4  England 10 4 3 3 20 8 15
5  Netherlands 10 3 2 5 11 14 11
6  San Marino 10 0 0 10 3 40 0
  • Norway 3-2 San Marino
  • Poland 3-0 Turkey
  • Norway 1-0 Netherlands
  • San Marino 0-3 Norway
  • England 0-2 Norway
  • Netherlands 1-3 Poland
  • Turkey 4-0 San Marino
  • England 0-1 Turkey
  • Turkey 1-1 Netherlands
  • England 6-0 San Marino
  • Netherlands 0-1 Turkey
  • San Marino 0-2 Turkey
  • Netherlands 3-0 San Marino
  • Turkey 0-0 England
  • Poland 7-0 San Marino
  • Norway 5-2 Turkey
  • England 3-0 Netherlands
  • San Marino 0-5 Poland
  • Poland 1-4 England
  • Norway 1-1 England
  • Netherlands 2-1 Norway
  • England 1-2 Poland
  • Norway 3-1 Poland
  • San Marino 1-3 Netherlands
  • Poland 2-0 Norway
  • Netherlands 1-1 England
  • Turkey 1-0 Poland
  • Turkey 3-1 Norway
  • Poland 2-0 Netherlands
  • San Marino 0-4 England

 Poland qualify as group winners

Group 3[edit]

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  Spain 8 7 1 0 15 4 22
2  Germany 8 5 0 3 20 8 15
3  Denmark 8 4 0 4 12 9 12
4  Albania 8 1 2 5 5 18 5
5  Republic of Ireland 8 1 1 6 7 20 4
  • Spain 1-1 Albania
  • Ireland 3-1 Albania
  • Denmark 3-2 Ireland
  • Albania 0-1 Germany
  • Spain 2-1 Ireland
  • Germany 1-2 Spain
  • Germany 4-1 Albania
  • Ireland 0-1 Germany
  • Germany 8-0 Ireland
  • Denmark 0-1 Spain
  • Denmark 1-4 Germany
  • Ireland 0-2 Denmark
  • Albania 1-1 Ireland
  • Denmark 5-0 Albania
  • Albania 1-0 Denmark
  • Albania 0-3 Spain
  • Germany 0-1 Denmark
  • Ireland 0-2 Spain
  • Spain 1-0 Denmark
  • Spain 3-1 Germany

 Spain qualify as group winners

Group 4[edit]

Qualifying Group 4 P W D L F A Pts
1  Czechoslovakia 8 6 1 1 16 4 19
2  Romania 8 5 0 3 13 10 15
3  Belgium 8 4 1 3 9 7 13
4  Wales 8 3 2 3 16 16 11
5  Cyprus 8 0 0 8 4 21 0
  • Belgium 3-0 Cyprus
  • Romania 2-3 Wales
  • Czechoslovakia 1-0 Belgium
  • Cyprus 2-4 Wales
  • Belgium 1-0 Romania
  • Romania 1-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Belgium 3-1 Wales
  • Cyprus 0-2 Romania
  • Cyprus 0-1 Belgium
  • Cyprus 0-2 Czechoslovakia
  • Wales 0-0 Belgium
  • Romania 1-0 Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia 1-1 Wales
  • Czechoslovakia 4-2 Romania
  • Wales 0-4 Czechoslovakia
  • Romania 3-1 Belgium
  • Wales 6-2 Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia 2-0 Cyprus
  • Wales 1-2 Romania
  • Belgium 0-2 Czechoslovakia

 Czechoslovakia qualify as group winners

Group 5[edit]

 Yugoslavia was excluded due to Yugoslav war.

Qualifying Group 5 P W D L F A Pts
1  Russia 8 6 2 0 25 4 20
2  Greece 8 6 2 0 23 6 20
3  Iceland 8 3 0 5 11 17 9
4  Hungary 8 2 1 5 8 16 7
5  Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 26 1
  • Greece 3-0 Iceland
  • Hungary 3-2 Iceland
  • Luxembourg 0-0 Hungary
  • Iceland 1-3 Greece
  • Russia 5-0 Iceland
  • Russia 2-1 Luxembourg
  • Greece 2-1 Hungary
  • Greece 6-0 Luxembourg
  • Hungary 1-2 Greece
  • Luxembourg 0-6 Russia
  • Russia 2-0 Hungary
  • Luxembourg 1-3 Iceland
  • Russia 1-1 Greece
  • Iceland 0-1 Russia
  • Iceland 2-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 0-6 Russia
  • Iceland 3-0 Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg 0-4 Greece
  • Hungary 2-0 Luxembourg
  • Greece 2-2 Russia

 Russia qualify as group winners
 Greece qualify as a "best runner-up"

Group 6[edit]

Qualifying Group 6 P W D L F A Pts
1  France 10 8 1 1 20 6 25
2  Sweden 10 4 4 2 21 8 16
3  Finland 10 4 2 4 10 13 14
4  Bulgaria 10 4 2 4 9 13 14
5  Israel 10 3 1 6 17 16 10
6  Austria 10 1 2 7 8 29 5
  • Finland 0-0 Bulgaria
  • Finland 1-0 Sweden
  • Bulgaria 0-1 France
  • Sweden 6-0 Bulgaria
  • France 6-1 Austria
  • Austria 1-5 Israel
  • Israel 1-1 Sweden
  • France 1-2 Finland
  • Israel 1-2 Bulgaria
  • Israel 1-2 France
  • Austria 0-1 France
  • Austria 2-0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 3-1 Finland
  • France 2-1 Sweden
  • Bulgaria 1-0 Israel
  • Finland 2-0 Austria
  • Sweden 1-1 Austria
  • Sweden 4-1 Israel
  • Finland 1-0 Israel
  • Sweden 1-1 France
  • Austria 2-2 Finland
  • Finland 0-1 France
  • Bulgaria 0-0 Sweden
  • Bulgaria 3-0 Austria
  • Sweden 4-0 Finland
  • France 3-0 Israel
  • Israel 6-0 Austria
  • Israel 2-1 Finland
  • Austria 1-3 Sweden
  • France 2-0 Bulgaria

 France qualify as group winners

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

Because groups contained different number or teams (six and five), matches against the fifth- and sixth-placed teams in each group are not included in the ranking. As a result, six matches played by each team counted for the purposes of the second-placed table. The top seven advanced to the play-off.

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5  Greece 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 14
1  Portugal 6 3 2 1 14 4 +10 11
2  Turkey 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 10
3  Germany 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 9
4  Romania 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
6  Sweden 6 2 2 2 12 4 +8 8

See also[edit]