England's European Championship Record

West Germany 1988

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 4 along with Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia and Turkey.
The group winner qualified for the Finals.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
15 Oct 1986LondonEngland v N.Ireland3-0
29 Oct 1986SplitYugoslavia v Turkey4-0
12 Nov 1986LondonEngland v Yugoslavia2-0
12 Nov 1986IzmirTurkey v N.Ireland0-0
01 Apr 1987BelfastN.Ireland v England0-2
29 Apr 1987BelfastN.Ireland v Yugoslavia1-2
29 Apr 1987IzmirTurkey v England0-0
14 Oct 1987SarajevoYugoslavia v N.Ireland3-0
14 Oct 1987LondonEngland v Turkey8-0
11 Nov 1987BelgradeYugoslavia v England1-4
11 Nov 1987BelfastN.Ireland v Turkey1-0
16 Dec 1987IzmirTurkey v Yugoslavia2-3

Standings

Group 4PlyWDLFAPts
England651019111
Yugoslavia64021398
Northern Ireland61142103
Turkey60242162

England won the group and qualified for the final tournament.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 2, along with USSR, Holland and Republic of Ireland.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Semi Finals.

First Round Matches - Group 2

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
12 Jun 1988StuttgartEngland v Ireland0-155,000Kirschen (DDR)
12 Jun 1988CologneHolland v USSR0-165,000Pauly (GER)
15 Jun 1988DusseldorfEngland v Holland1-368,400Casarin (ITA)
15 Jun 1988HannoverIreland v USSR1-145,300Aladren (ESP)
18 Jun 1988FrankfurtEngland v USSR1-353,000dos Santos (POR)
18 Jun 1988GelsenkirchenIreland v Holland0-170,800Brummeier (AUT)

Standings

Group 2PlyWDLFAPts
USSR3210525
Holland3201424
Republic of Ireland3111223
England3003270

England finished in fourth place and were eliminated from the competition.