1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1998 UEFA Under-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryScotland
Dates26 April – 8 May
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Republic of Ireland (1st title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Spain
Fourth place Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored70 (2.19 per match)
1997
1999

The 1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 16th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Scotland hosted the championship, during April 26 – May 8, 1998. 16 teams entered the competition, and Republic of Ireland defeated Italy in the final to win the competition for the first time.

Squads[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Participants[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Sweden 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Denmark 1–1 Sweden

Greece 2–0 Iceland

Denmark 0–0 Greece

Sweden 1–1 Iceland

Iceland 0–1 Denmark

Sweden 0–2 Greece

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Portugal 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Norway 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Liechtenstein 0–5 Norway

Portugal 1–1 Italy
Miguel Barros Goal 67' Dalla Bona Goal 28'

Liechtenstein 0–1 Portugal
Miguel Barros Goal 70'

Norway 1–4 Italy

Italy 2–0 Liechtenstein

Norway 1–2 Portugal
Holm Goal 55' Jorge Ribeiro Goal 5'
Miguel Barros Goal 15'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Finland 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Scotland 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
Scotland 0–0 Republic of Ireland

Spain 1–0 Finland

Republic of Ireland 2–0 Finland

Scotland 1–1 Spain

Finland 2–0 Scotland

Republic of Ireland 1–0 Spain

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Ukraine 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Croatia 2–0 Ukraine

Russia 1–1 Israel
Goal 80' Lobov

Israel 1–1 Ukraine

Russia 0–0 Croatia

Israel 2–0 Croatia

Ukraine 2–1 Russia
Goal 70' Shchipkov

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Greece 1–2 Spain


Italy 2–1 Croatia
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

Israel 1–4 Portugal
Abuksis Goal 67' Lourenço Goal 26'
Miguel Barros Goal 44'62'
Cândido Costa Goal 78'
Referee: Florin Chivulete (Romania)

Semifinals[edit]

Spain 1–2 Italy
Referee: Erol Ersoy (Turkey)

Republic of Ireland 2–0 Portugal
Byrne Goal 53'79'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

Spain 2–1 Portugal
Granero Goal 33' (pen.)
Aganzo Goal 75'
Manuel José Goal 2'

Final[edit]

Italy 1–2 Republic of Ireland
Pelanti Goal 52' Goal 35' Foy
Goal 57' McMahon

References[edit]