1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
1998 Ευρωπαϊκό πρωτάθλημα ποδοσφαίρου U-18
Tournament details
Host country Cyprus
Dates 19 July - 26 July
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  Republic of Ireland (1st title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Croatia
Fourth place  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 45 (3.21 per match)
1997
1999

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1998 Final Tournament was held in Cyprus. It also served as the European qualification for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Spain 3 2 0 1 5 6 –1 6
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 2 11 –9 0

19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
Lithuania  1 – 7  Germany
Trakys Goal 53' Report Majunke Goal 8'
Kern Goal 65'90'
Timm Goal 66'
Voss Goal 71'
Gensler Goal 75'
Ernst Goal 80'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 200
Referee: Adrian Stoica (Romania)

19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
Spain  2 – 1  Portugal
Gerard Goal 49'
Couñago Goal 71'
Report Carreira Goal 64'
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 50
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)

21 July 1998 (1998-07-21)
Portugal  2 – 0  Lithuania
Marco Almeida Goal 29'83' Report

21 July 1998 (1998-07-21)
Germany  4 – 1  Spain
Deisler Goal 4'27'
Kern Goal 16'19'
Report Barkero Goal 20'
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 600
Referee: Pascal Garibian (France)

23 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
Portugal  2 – 0  Germany
Simão Goal 30'
Marco Almeida Goal 43'
Report
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 200
Referee: Eric Romain (Belgium)

23 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
Spain  2 – 1  Lithuania
Gerard Goal 88'89' Report Alunderis Goal 54'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 200
Referee: Emanuel Raphael Zammit (Malta)

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
 Croatia 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
 England 3 2 0 1 3 4 –1 6
 Cyprus 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0

19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
Croatia  2 – 5  Republic of Ireland
Deranja Goal 25'
Bjelanović Goal 39'
Report George Goal 2'90'
Keane Goal 10'
McPhail Goal 45'
Patridge Goal 66'
Municipal Stadium, Ayia Napa
Attendance: 500
Referee: Eric Romain (Belgium)

19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
England  2 – 1  Cyprus
Matthews Goal Goal Report Woodgate Goal 19' (o.g.)
Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

21 July 1998 (1998-07-21)
Croatia  3 – 0  Cyprus
Mikić Goal 37'
Vranješ Goal 41'
Lovrek Goal 90'
Report
Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni
Attendance: 250
Referee: Emanuel Raphael Zammit (Malta)

21 July 1998 (1998-07-21)
England  1 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Smith Goal 85' Report
Anagennisi Football Ground, Deryneia
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)

23 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
Croatia  3 – 0  England
Banović Goal 38' (pen.)
Mikić Goal 79'90'
Report
Anagennisi Football Ground, Deryneia
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Adrian Stoica (Romania)

23 July 1998 (1998-07-23)
Republic of Ireland  3 – 0  Cyprus
B. Quinn Goal 19'
Keane Goal 45'78'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Ayia Napa
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Pascal Garibian (France)

Third Place Match[edit]

26 July 1998 (1998-07-26)
Portugal  0 – 0  Croatia
Report
  Penalties  
4 – 5
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 400
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

Final[edit]

26 July 1998 (1998-07-26)
19:30
Republic of Ireland  1 – 1  Germany
A. Quinn Goal 70' Report Gensler Goal 89'
  Penalties  
4 – 3
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Eric Romain (Belgium)


 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

Republic of Ireland
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The six best performing teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]