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UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying

UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates
Teams32
Tournament statistics
Matches played117[note 1]
Goals scored287 (2.45 per match)[note 1]
Top scorer(s)Netherlands John Bosman [note 1]
1984
1992

This page describes the qualifying procedure for UEFA Euro 1988.[1]

Qualified teams

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 West Germany Host 14 March 1985 4 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984)
 Denmark Group 6 winner 14 October 1987 2 (1964, 1984)
 Soviet Union Group 3 winner 28 October 1987 4 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972)
 England Group 4 winner 11 November 1987 2 (1968, 1980)
 Republic of Ireland Group 7 winner 11 November 1987 0 (debut)
 Italy Group 2 winner 14 November 1987 2 (1968, 1980)
 Netherlands Group 5 winner 9 December 1987 2 (1976, 1980)
 Spain Group 1 winner 18 December 1987 3 (1964, 1980, 1984)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Seedings

Summary

  Group winners qualified directly for UEFA Euro 1988
  Other teams were eliminated

Tiebreakers

If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking:

  1. Greater number of points in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Drawing of lots

Groups

The qualifying draw took place on 14 February 1986, in Frankfurt. West Germany qualified automatically as hosts of the competition. 32 teams entered the draw.

The qualifiers, consisting of 32 teams divided into seven groups; three of four teams and four of five teams, were played in 1986 and 1987. Each group winner progressed to the finals.

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Romania Austria Albania
1  Spain 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 10 Qualify for final tournament 1-0 2-0 5-0
2  Romania 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 9 3-1 4-0 5-1
3  Austria 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 5 2-3 0-0 3-0
4  Albania 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0 1-2 0-1 0-1
Source: UEFA

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Sweden Portugal Switzerland Malta
1  Italy 8 6 1 1 16 4 +12 13 Qualify for final tournament 2-1 3-0 3-2 5-0
2  Sweden 8 4 2 2 12 5 +7 10 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-0
3  Portugal 8 2 4 2 6 8 −2 8 0-1 1-1 0-0 2-2
4   Switzerland 8 1 5 2 9 9 0 7 0-0 1-1 1-1 4-1
5  Malta 8 0 2 6 4 21 −17 2 0-2 0-5 0-1 1-1
Source: UEFA

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Soviet Union East Germany France Iceland Norway
1  Soviet Union 8 5 3 0 14 3 +11 13 Qualify for final tournament 2-0 1-1 2-0 4-0
2  East Germany 8 4 3 1 13 4 +9 11 1-1 0-0 2-0 3-1
3  France 8 1 4 3 4 7 −3 6 0-2 0-1 2-0 1-1
4  Iceland 8 2 2 4 4 14 −10 6 1-1 0-6 0-0 2-1
5  Norway 8 1 2 5 5 12 −7 4 0-1 0-0 2-0 0-1
Source: UEFA

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Northern Ireland Turkey
1  England 6 5 1 0 19 1 +18 11 Qualify for final tournament 2-0 3-0 8-0
2  Yugoslavia 6 4 0 2 13 9 +4 8 1-4 3-0 4-0
3  Northern Ireland 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 3 0-2 1-2 1-0
4  Turkey 6 0 2 4 2 16 −14 2 0-0 2-3 0-0
Source: UEFA

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands Greece Hungary Poland Cyprus
1  Netherlands 8 6 2 0 15 1 +14 14 Qualify for final tournament 1-1 2-0 0-0 4-0[a]
2  Greece 8 4 1 3 12 13 −1 9 0-3 2-1 1-0 3-1
3  Hungary 8 4 0 4 13 11 +2 8 0-1 3-0 5-3 1-0
4  Poland 8 3 2 3 9 11 −2 8 0-2 2-1 3-2 0-0
5  Cyprus 8 0 1 7 3 16 −13 1 0-2 2-4 0-1 0-1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The Netherlands v Cyprus match originally finished as an 8-0 win for the Netherlands, but the match was marred by crowd violence. Therefore the result was annulled and the match was ordered to be replayed behind closed doors.

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Denmark Czechoslovakia Wales Finland
1  Denmark 6 3 2 1 4 2 +2 8 Qualify for final tournament 1-1 1-0 1-0
2  Czechoslovakia 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 7 0-0 2-0 3-0
3  Wales 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 1-0 1-1 4-0
4  Finland 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 3 0-1 3-0 1-1
Source: UEFA

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Republic of Ireland Bulgaria Belgium Scotland Luxembourg
1  Republic of Ireland 8 4 3 1 10 5 +5 11 Qualify for final tournament 2-0 0-0 0-0 2-1
2  Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 12 6 +6 10 2-1 2-0 0-1 3-0
3  Belgium 8 3 3 2 16 8 +8 9 2-2 1-1 4-1 3-0
4  Scotland 8 3 3 2 7 5 +2 9 0-1 0-0 2-0 3-0
5  Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2 23 −21 1 0-2 1-4 0-6 0-0
Source: UEFA

Goalscorers

There were 287 goals scored in 117 matches, for an average of 2.45 goals per match.[note 1]

9 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The matches/goals tally takes into account fixtures that were subsequently annulled.

References

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (22 June 2004). "European Championship 1988". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2018.

External links


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