European Football League European Junior Championships Qualifying 1998

Qualifying Results

DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
Qualifying Round 1
19.04.1998Roskilde, DKDenmark2Norway6
Qualifying Round 2
19.04.1998Stockholm, SWESweden14Russia18
02.05.1998St. Gallen, SWISwitzerland16Austria13
17.05.1998Barcelona, SPASpainLFranceW
31.05.1998Crystal Palace, ENGGreat Britain Crusaders54Norway0
[References: 1-2]


Automatic Qualifier (Hosts) Germany
Automatic Qualifier (Holders)Finland
Qualifying (won 18-14 v Sweden)Russia
Qualifying (Won 16-13 v Austria)Switzerland
Qualifying (Won v Spain)France
Qualifying (Won 54-0 v Norway)Great Britain Crusaders
[References: 1-2]

Finals Draw – 2-10 August 1998 – Dusseldorf, Germany

Blue GroupRed Group
Finland (Holders)Germany (Hosts)
Great Britain CrusadersSwitzerland
[References: 1-2]


Great Britain Crusaders easily qualified for the European Football League European Junior Championships (Contact American Football) in 1998 with a 54-0 win over Norway who had knocked out neighbours Denmark in Round 1. They were joined in the Finals by Russia (victors over Sweden), France (who defeated Spain) and Switzerland (who had a narrow win against Austria). There they would meet Hosts Germany and Holders Finland. The Finals were held 2nd-10th August 1998 in Dusseldorf, Nord-Rhein-Westfalen, Germany.



[1] Anon. (1998) “Great Britain Crusaders 54 Norway 0” First Down. June 6, 1998. Pg. 21


[2] Google Groups (1998) [European Youth Championships 1998] post to Group by Damon Kirby 5/13/98 [Internet] Available from:!topic/ [Accessed 16 July 2018]


Thanks to Cillian Smith

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