1998 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1998 UEFA Under-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Scotland
Dates 26 April - 8 May
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Republic of Ireland (1st title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 70 (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
April 26, 1998
Denmark  1 – 1  Sweden

April 26, 1998
Greece  2 – 0  Iceland

April 28, 1998
Denmark  0 – 0  Greece

April 28, 1998
Sweden  1 – 1  Iceland

April 30, 1998
Iceland  0 – 1  Denmark

April 30, 1998
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
April 26, 1998
Liechtenstein  0 – 5  Norway

April 26, 1998
Portugal  1 – 1  Italy

April 28, 1998
Liechtenstein  0 – 1  Portugal

April 28, 1998
Norway  1 – 4  Italy

April 30, 1998
Italy  2 – 0  Liechtenstein

April 30, 1998
Norway  1 – 2  Portugal

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
April 26, 1998
Scotland  0 – 0  Republic of Ireland

April 26, 1998
Spain  1 – 0  Finland

April 28, 1998
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Finland

April 28, 1998
Scotland  1 – 1  Spain

April 30, 1998
Finland  2 – 0  Scotland

April 30, 1998
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
April 26, 1998
Croatia  2 – 0  Ukraine

April 26, 1998
Russia  1 – 1  Israel
Goal 80' Lobov

April 28, 1998
Israel  1 – 1  Ukraine

April 28, 1998
Russia  0 – 0  Croatia

April 30, 1998
Israel  2 – 0  Croatia

April 30, 1998
Ukraine  2 – 1  Russia
Goal 70' Shchipkov

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

May 3, 1998
Greece  1 – 2  Spain

May 3, 1998
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Denmark

May 3, 1998
Italy  2 – 1  Croatia

May 3, 1998
Israel  1 – 4  Portugal

Semifinals[edit]

May 5, 1998
Spain  1 – 2  Italy

May 5, 1998
Republic of Ireland  2 – 0  Portugal

Third Place Playoff[edit]

May 8, 1998
Spain  2 – 1  Portugal

Final[edit]

May 8, 1998
Italy  1 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Pelanti Goal 52' Goal 35' Foy
Goal 57' McMahon
1998 UEFA Under-16 Championship
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
First title

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