1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
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1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Dates8 March - 31 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia
Runners-up East Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored46 (3.29 per match)
Top scorer(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vahid Halilhod?i? (6 goals)
Best player(s)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vahid Halilhod?i?[1]
1980

The 1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1976-78) had 24 entrants. Yugoslavia U-21s won the competition.[2]

The 24 national teams were divided into eight groups. The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided. There was no finals tournament or 3rd-place playoff.[]

Qualifying stage

Draw

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

  • Group 1 did not include Portugal (moved to Group 2) and Cyprus, but included Sweden (moved from Group 6)
  • Group 2 did not include England and Finland (both moved to Group 5), but included Portugal (moved from Group 1)
  • Group 3 did not include Malta
  • Group 4 did not include Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Iceland, but included France and Bulgaria (both moved from Group 5)
  • Group 5 composed of England and Finland (both moved from Group 2) and Norway (moved from Group 6)
  • Group 6 (based on World Cup qualifying Group 7) did not include Wales, but included Switzerland (moved from World Cup Group 6)
  • Groups 7 and 8 included the same teams as World Cup qualifying Groups 8 and 9 respectively
Legend
Group winners qualified for the knockout stage

Group 1

P W D L F A Pts
1  Denmark 4 2 1 1 10 5 5
2  Poland 4 2 0 2 7 10 4
3  Sweden 4 1 1 2 6 8 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 October 1976 Denmark  2-0  Sweden Copenhagen
30 April 1977 Denmark  6-2  Poland Slagelse
18 May 1977 Sweden  2-0  Poland Kalmar
16 June 1977 Sweden  2-2  Denmark Helsingborg
20 September 1977 Poland  1-0  Denmark Nowy S?cz
27 October 1977 Poland  4-2  Sweden Opole

Group 2

P W D L F A Pts
1  Italy 4 3 0 1 13 3 6
2  Portugal 4 3 0 1 7 5 6
3  Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 2 14 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 November 1976 Luxembourg  1-2  Portugal Esch-sur-Alzette
23 December 1976 Portugal  1-0  Italy Funchal
9 February 1977 Italy  4-0  Luxembourg Como
12 October 1977 Italy  4-1  Portugal Vicenza
29 October 1977 Portugal  3-0  Luxembourg Lisbon
12 November 1977 Luxembourg  1-5  Italy Esch-sur-Alzette

Group 3

Qualifying Group 3 P W D L F A Pts
1  East Germany 4 3 1 0 13 3 7
2  Turkey 4 1 2 1 5 8 4
3  Austria 4 0 1 3 5 12 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
16 November 1976 Turkey  1-1  East Germany Bursa
17 April 1977 Austria  2-2  Turkey Vienna
24 September 1977 Austria  1-6  East Germany Vienna
11 October 1977 East Germany  2-1  Austria Erfurt
29 October 1977 Turkey  2-1  Austria Manisa
15 November 1977 East Germany  4-0  Turkey Magdeburg

Group 4

P W D L F A Pts
1  Bulgaria 4 4 0 0 5 1 8
2  Belgium 4 1 1 2 3 4 3
3  France 4 0 1 3 3 6 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
3 September 1976 France  1-1  Belgium Amiens
10 October 1976 France  0-1  Bulgaria Le Havre
29 March 1977 Belgium  2-1  France Courtrai
1 June 1977 Belgium  0-1  Bulgaria Brussels
26 October 1977 Bulgaria  1-0  Belgium Burgas
15 November 1977 Bulgaria  2-1  France Stara Zagora

Group 5

P W D L F A Pts
1  England 4 4 0 0 17 2 8
2  Norway 4 2 0 2 6 9 4
3  Finland 4 0 0 4 2 14 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
27 October 1976 Finland  1-4  Norway Helsinki
26 May 1977 Finland  0-1  England Helsinki
1 June 1977 Norway  1-2  England Bergen
17 August 1977 Norway  1-0  Finland Grue
6 September 1977 England  6-0  Norway Brighton
12 October 1977 England  8-1  Finland Hull

Group 6

P W D L F A Pts
1  Czechoslovakia 4 2 1 1 7 2 5
2  Scotland 4 2 1 1 5 4 5
3   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 3 9 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
12 October 1976 Czechoslovakia  0-0  Scotland Plzen
30 March 1977 Switzerland   2-0  Scotland Bern
24 May 1977 Czechoslovakia  4-0   Switzerland ?eské Bud?jovice
7 September 1977 Scotland  3-1   Switzerland Glasgow
20 September 1977 Scotland  2-1  Czechoslovakia Edinburgh
5 October 1977 Switzerland   0-2  Czechoslovakia Zürich

Group 7

P W D L F A Pts
1  Yugoslavia 4 3 0 1 9 3 6
2  Spain 4 2 0 2 5 8 4
3  Romania 4 1 0 3 5 8 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
9 October 1976 Yugoslavia  4-1  Spain Zagreb
17 April 1977 Spain  3-0  Romania Madrid
8 May 1977 Romania  1-3  Yugoslavia Craiova
26 October 1977 Romania  4-0  Spain Bucharest
12 November 1977 Yugoslavia  2-0  Romania Osijek
30 November 1977 Spain  1-0  Yugoslavia Elche

Group 8

P W D L F A Pts
1  Hungary 4 2 2 0 9 1 6
2  Soviet Union 4 2 1 1 5 1 5
3  Greece 4 0 1 3 1 13 1
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
9 October 1976 Hungary  7-0  Greece Kecskemét
24 April 1977 Greece  0-2  Soviet Union Athens
29 April 1977 Soviet Union  0-0  Hungary Moscow
9 May 1977 Soviet Union  3-0  Greece Moscow
17 May 1977 Hungary  1-0  Soviet Union Békéscsaba
28 May 1977 Greece  1-1  Hungary Serres

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
 Denmark Group 1 winner 0 (Debut)
 Italy Group 2 winner 0 (Debut)
 East Germany Group 3 winner 0 (Debut)
 Bulgaria Group 4 winner 0 (Debut)
 England Group 5 winner 0 (Debut)
 Czechoslovakia Group 6 winner 0 (Debut)
 Yugoslavia Group 7 winner 0 (Debut)
 Hungary Group 8 winner 0 (Debut)

Squads

See 1978 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Knockout stage

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
 England 2 0 2  
 Italy 1 0 1  
   England 1 1 2  
   Yugoslavia 2 1 3  
 Yugoslavia 0 2 2
 Hungary 1 0 1  
   Yugoslavia 1 4 5
   East Germany 0 4 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 5  
 East Germany 1 5 6  
   East Germany 1 3 4
   Bulgaria 2 1 3  
 Denmark 4 0 4
 Bulgaria (a) 1 3 4  

References

  1. ^ "1978: Vahid Halilhod?i?". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 1978. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Official finals report". UEFA. UEFA.com. Retrieved 2011.

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