Group 2 of UEFA Euro 1988 contained the Soviet Union, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, and England. Matches were played from 12 to 18 June 1988.[1]

England lost three games from three.[2]

Teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
 England Group 4 winner 11 November 1987 3rd 1980 Third place (1968)
 Netherlands Group 5 winner 9 December 1987 3rd 1980 Third place (1976)
 Republic of Ireland Group 7 winner 11 November 1987 1st Debut
 Soviet Union Group 3 winner 28 October 1987 5th 1972 Winners (1960)

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4
3  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
4  England 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the semi-finals,

Matches

All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

England vs Republic of Ireland

England 0–1 Republic of Ireland
Report
England
Republic of Ireland
GK 1 Peter Shilton
RB 2 Gary Stevens
CB 6 Tony Adams
CB 19 Mark Wright
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
RM 12 Chris Waddle
CM 4 Neil Webb Substituted off 60'
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)
LM 11 John Barnes
CF 9 Peter Beardsley Substituted off 82'
CF 10 Gary Lineker
Substitutions:
MF 17 Glenn Hoddle Substituted in 60'
FW 18 Mark Hateley Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris
CB 4 Mick McCarthy
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Chris Hughton
RM 8 Ray Houghton
CM 7 Paul McGrath
CM 6 Ronnie Whelan
LM 11 Tony Galvin Substituted off 77'
CF 9 John Aldridge
CF 10 Frank Stapleton (c) Substituted off 62'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Niall Quinn Substituted in 62'
MF 15 Kevin Sheedy Substituted in 77'
Manager:
England Jack Charlton

Linesmen:[3]
Klaus Peschel (East Germany)
Manfred Roßner (East Germany)

Netherlands vs Soviet Union

Netherlands 0–1 Soviet Union
Report
Netherlands
Soviet Union
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
SW 4 Ronald Koeman
CB 6 Berry van Aerle
CB 17 Frank Rijkaard
CB 2 Adri van Tiggelen
RM 7 Gerald Vanenburg Substituted off 59'
CM 20 Jan Wouters
CM 8 Arnold Mühren
LM 11 John van 't Schip
CF 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
CF 9 John Bosman
Substitutions:
FW 12 Marco van Basten Substituted in 59'
Manager:
Rinus Michels
GK 1 Rinat Dasayev (c)
SW 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin Yellow card 40'
CB 2 Volodymyr Bezsonov
CB 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
CB 5 Anatoliy Demyanenko
RM 9 Oleksandr Zavarov Substituted off 90'
CM 15 Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
CM 8 Hennadiy Lytovchenko Yellow card 21'
LM 6 Vasyl Rats
CF 11 Igor Belanov Substituted off 82'
CF 10 Oleh Protasov
Substitutions:
FW 7 Sergei Aleinikov Substituted in 82'
DF 13 Tengiz Sulakvelidze Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Linesmen:
Karl-Heinz Tritschler (West Germany)
Aron Schmidhuber (West Germany)

England vs Netherlands

England 1–3 Netherlands
Report
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 63,940
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)
England
Netherlands
GK 1 Peter Shilton
RB 2 Gary Stevens
CB 6 Tony Adams
CB 19 Mark Wright
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
RM 8 Trevor Steven Substituted off 68'
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)
CM 17 Glenn Hoddle
LM 11 John Barnes
CF 9 Peter Beardsley Substituted off 72'
CF 10 Gary Lineker
Substitutions:
MF 12 Chris Waddle Substituted in 68'
FW 18 Mark Hateley Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
SW 4 Ronald Koeman
CB 6 Berry van Aerle
CB 17 Frank Rijkaard
CB 2 Adri van Tiggelen
RM 7 Gerald Vanenburg Substituted off 60'
CM 20 Jan Wouters
CM 8 Arnold Mühren
LM 13 Erwin Koeman
CF 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
CF 12 Marco van Basten Substituted off 87'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Wim Kieft Substituted in 60'
DF 18 Wilbert Suvrijn Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Rinus Michels

Linesmen:
Carlo Longhi (Italy)
Pierluigi Magni (Italy)

Republic of Ireland vs Soviet Union

Republic of Ireland 1–1 Soviet Union
Report
Republic of Ireland
Soviet Union
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris
CB 4 Mick McCarthy
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Chris Hughton
RM 8 Ray Houghton
CM 6 Ronnie Whelan
CM 15 Kevin Sheedy
LM 11 Tony Galvin
CF 10 Frank Stapleton (c) Substituted off 80'
CF 9 John Aldridge
Substitutions:
FW 12 Tony Cascarino Substituted in 80'
Manager:
England Jack Charlton
GK 1 Rinat Dasayev (c) Substituted off 68'
SW 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin
CB 13 Tengiz Sulakvelidze Substituted off 46'
CB 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
CB 5 Anatoliy Demyanenko
RM 9 Oleksandr Zavarov
CM 15 Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
CM 7 Sergei Aleinikov
LM 6 Vasyl Rats
CF 11 Igor Belanov
CF 10 Oleh Protasov
Substitutions:
MF 18 Sergey Gotsmanov Substituted in 46'
GK 16 Viktor Chanov Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Linesmen:[4]
José Donato Pes Pérez (Spain)
José Mauro Socorro González (Spain)

England vs Soviet Union

England 1–3 Soviet Union
Report
England
Soviet Union
GK 13 Chris Woods
RB 2 Gary Stevens
CB 5 Dave Watson
CB 6 Tony Adams
LB 3 Kenny Sansom
RM 8 Trevor Steven
CM 15 Steve McMahon Substituted off 54'
CM 7 Bryan Robson (c)
CM 17 Glenn Hoddle
LM 11 John Barnes
CF 10 Gary Lineker Substituted off 69'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Neil Webb Substituted in 54'
FW 18 Mark Hateley Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Bobby Robson
GK 1 Rinat Dasayev (c)
SW 3 Vagiz Khidiyatullin
CB 2 Volodymyr Bezsonov
CB 4 Oleh Kuznetsov
RM 7 Sergei Aleinikov
CM 8 Hennadiy Lytovchenko
CM 9 Oleksandr Zavarov Substituted off 85'
CM 15 Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko
LM 6 Vasyl Rats
CF 11 Igor Belanov Substituted off 44'
CF 10 Oleh Protasov Yellow card 42'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Viktor Pasulko Substituted in 44'
MF 18 Sergey Gotsmanov Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Linesmen:
José Francisco Conceição Silva (Portugal)
Fortunato Alves de Azevedo (Portugal)

Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands

Republic of Ireland 0–1 Netherlands
Report
Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 64,731
Referee: Horst Brummeier (Austria)
Republic of Ireland
Netherlands
GK 1 Packie Bonner
RB 2 Chris Morris Substituted off 46'
CB 4 Mick McCarthy
CB 5 Kevin Moran
LB 3 Chris Hughton
RM 8 Ray Houghton
CM 7 Paul McGrath
CM 6 Ronnie Whelan
LM 11 Tony Galvin
CF 10 Frank Stapleton (c) Substituted off 83'
CF 9 John Aldridge
Substitutions:
MF 15 Kevin Sheedy Substituted in 46'
FW 12 Tony Cascarino Substituted in 83'
Manager:
England Jack Charlton
GK 1 Hans van Breukelen
SW 4 Ronald Koeman
CB 6 Berry van Aerle
CB 17 Frank Rijkaard
CB 2 Adri van Tiggelen
RM 7 Gerald Vanenburg
CM 20 Jan Wouters Yellow card 60'
CM 8 Arnold Mühren Substituted off 79'
LM 13 Erwin Koeman Substituted off 50'
CF 10 Ruud Gullit (c)
CF 12 Marco van Basten
Substitutions:
FW 14 Wim Kieft Substituted in 50'
FW 9 John Bosman Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Rinus Michels

Linesmen:[5]
Heinz Holzmann (Austria)
Helmut Kohl (Austria)

References

  1. ^ "UEFA Euro 1988 Group 2". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ [1] The Guardian
  3. ^ "UEFA EURO 1988 - History - England-Republic of Ireland". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Матч: Ирландия 1:1 СССР" [Match: Ireland 1–1 USSR]. RFS.ru (in Russian). Russian Football Union. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  5. ^ "UEFA EURO 1988 - History - Republic of Ireland-Netherlands". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2017.