1996 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1996 UEFA Under-16 Championship
U-16-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 1996
Tournament details
Host country Austria
Dates 29 April - 11 May
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (3rd title)
Runners-up  France
Third place  Israel
Fourth place  Greece
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 82 (2.56 per match)
1995
1997

The 1996 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 14th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Austria hosted the championship, during April 29 - May 11, 1996. 16 teams entered the competition, and Portugal defeated France in the final to win the competition for the third time. Portugal was the first team to win the title two years in a row (Spain did it again in 2007 and 2008).

Squads[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Participants[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
 Austria 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
 Poland 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4 1
Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Austria
Keane Goal 79'

Portugal 3 – 0 Poland
Paulo Costa Goal 25'50'
Simão Goal 55'
Attendance: Finland Mikko Vuorela

Austria 0 – 0 Poland

Republic of Ireland 0 – 2 Portugal
Hugo Leal Goal 58'
Hugo Cruz Goal 76'

Poland 0 – 1 Republic of Ireland
McPhail Goal 63'

Austria 2 – 2 Portugal
Hack Goal 34'
Kahraman Goal 74'
Hugo Cruz Goal 8'
Petit Goal 22'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Germany 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
 Ukraine 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
 Romania 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0
Greece 2 – 1 Germany

Romania 0 – 1 Ukraine

Romania 0 – 1 Greece

Ukraine 1 – 6 Germany

Germany 4 – 1 Romania

Ukraine 1 – 1 Greece

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Croatia 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
France 2 – 0 Croatia
Attendance: 600

Spain 4 – 1  Switzerland
Couñago Goal 5'
Jaba Goal 12'
Duarte Goal 32' (pen.)
Novo Goal 75'
Rotanzi Goal 2'

France 3 – 0 Spain
Réveillère Goal 26'
Malbranque Goal 52' (pen.)
Suchet Goal 60' (pen.)

Croatia 2 – 1  Switzerland
Deranja Goal 24'59' Chappuis Goal 4'
Attendance: 1,400

Switzerland  0 – 1 France

Croatia 1 – 0 Spain
Deranja Goal 5'
Attendance: 600

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 England 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
 Turkey 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
England 2 – 0 Slovakia

Turkey 3 – 0 Israel

England 2 – 1 Turkey

Slovakia 0 – 2 Israel

Israel 2 – 1 England

Slovakia 2 – 0 Turkey

Knockout stages[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 May – Krems an der Donau
 
 
 Portugal5
 
8 May – Tulln an der Donau
 
 Croatia1
 
 Portugal3
 
6 May – Baden bei Wien
 
 Greece0
 
 Greece1
 
11 May – Vienna
 
 England0
 
 Portugal1
 
6 May – Basel
 
 France0
 
 Germany2
 
8 May – Wiener Neustadt
 
 Israel (aet)3
 
 Israel0
 
6 May – Amstetten
 
 France1
 
 France (p)0 (5)
 
 
 Republic of Ireland0 (4)
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Portugal 5 – 1 Croatia
Simão Goal 2'11'39'
Nuno Gomes Goal 5'
Celso Goal 26'
Horvat Goal 23'

France 0 – 0 Republic of Ireland
Penalties
Réveillère Penalty scored
Vigier Penalty scored
Malbranque Penalty scored
Bernard Penalty scored
Sabourin Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Clarke
Penalty scored Crossley
Penalty scored McPhail
Penalty scored Mannion

Greece 1 – 0 England

Israel 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
 Germany

Semifinals[edit]

Portugal 3 – 0 Greece
Simão Goal 6' (pen.)
Paulo Costa Goal 58'
Edgar Caseiro Goal 66'

France 1 – 0 Israel
Vieira Goal 52'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

Greece 2 – 3 Israel

Final[edit]

Portugal 1 – 0 France
Petit Goal 43'

References[edit]