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Czechoslovakia national under-21 football team

Czechoslovakia U-21
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Association Československý fotbalový svaz
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First international

U-23: Bulgaria 2-1 Czechoslovakia
Pleven, November 15, 1967
U-21: Czechoslovakia 0-0 Scotland
Plzeň, October 12, 1976

Last International

U-23: Czechoslovakia 1-1 Portugal
Teplice, November 12, 1975
U-21: Czechoslovakia 1-0 Italy
České Budějovice, March 23, 1994
Biggest win

U-23: Czechoslovakia 4-0 Austria
Brno, March 28, 1973

U-21: Czechoslovakia 7-0 Iceland
Michalovce, September 25, 1990
Biggest defeat

U-23: USSR 6-0 Czechoslovakia
Yerevan, April 10, 1974
U-21: Sweden 4-0 Czechoslovakia
Växjö, March 28, 1990

(Records for competitive matches only)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1978)
Best result Quarter-Final, six occasions

The Czechoslovakia national under-21 football team was the national football team for the under-21s of Czechoslovakia, before the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia (For information about the national teams of the two countries, see the articles Czech Republic national under-21 football team and Slovakia national under-21 football team.)

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, Czechoslovakia's Under-21 team was formed. Despite the end of the country in January 1993, the team played until March 1994, fulfilling its fixtures in the UEFA U-21 Championship as a combined team. Since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start ot a two year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. Czechoslovakia's record for the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

In its twelve U-23 and U-21 competitions, the team had a decent record, winning the first competition in 1972 and reaching the quarter-finals on seven occasions. The team failed to qualify for the final eight on four occasions.

UEFA U-23 Championship Record

Czechoslovakia were randomly chosen to play holders Bulgaria for the title, which they did not win. The competition was abandoned in summer 1970 for a larger competition, Czechoslovakia's next competitive match was in qualification for that competition, which ended in 1972 with them as champions.

  • November 15, 1967: Bulgaria 2-1 Czechoslovakia

  • 1972: Champions.
  • 1974: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1976: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 1978: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1980: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1990: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1992: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1994: Losing quarter-finalists.

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