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UEFA QUALIFIERS

The European qualifiers are based on the European U-21 Championship in 2000. There are nine qualifying groups for this tournament with the nine group winners and seven-best runner-ups reaching the play-offs. The play-offs are over two legs and the eight winners go through to the European U-21 Championship. The top four teams then qualify for the Olympics.

 

QUALIFYING MATCHES

Group 1

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Italy 8 7 1 0 20 7 22
Switzerland 8 4 2 2 5 4 14
Denmark 8 3 1 4 11 13 10
Belarus 8 2 1 5 5 12 7
Wales 8 0 3 5 6 14 3

 

Group 2

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Greece 10 7 2 1 32 10 23
Norway 10 7 1 2 21 8 22
Georgia 10 2 5 3 11 13 11
Latvia 10 2 6 5 8 19 9
Slovenia 10 1 5 4 10 19 8
Albania 10 1 4 5 8 21 7

 

Group 3

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Turkey 8 4 4 0 11 4 16
Germany 8 4 1 3 9 7 13
Finland 8 3 4 1 9 7 13
Northern Ireland 8 1 3 4 5 9 6
Moldova 8 0 4 4 3 10 4

 

Group 4

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

France 8 6 1 1 18 4 19
Russia 8 6 0 2 17 5 18
Ukraine 8 3 2 3 16 12 11
Iceland 8 2 0 6 9 18 6
Armenia 8 1 1 6 6 27 4

 

Group 5

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

England 8 7 0 1 23 3 21
Poland 8 5 2 1 21 12 17
Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 17 9 14
Sweden 8 2 0 6 7 15 6
Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 29 0

 

Group 6

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Spain 8 7 1 0 21 5 22
Netherlands 8 6 0 2 17 8 18
Israel 8 2 2 4 6 13 8
Cyprus 8 1 3 4 7 18 6
Austria 8 1 0 7 8 15 3

 

Group 7

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Portugal 8 5 2 1 17 6 17
Slovakia 8 5 2 1 12 6 17
Romania 8 3 3 2 10 8 12
Hungary 8 2 0 6 12 16 6
Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 4

 

Group 8

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Croatia 8 6 2 0 25 7 20
Yugoslavia 8 5 2 1 29 10 17
Republic of Ireland 8 4 2 2 13 12 14
Malta 8 1 0 7 8 23 3
FYR Macedonia 8 1 0 7 2 25 3

 

Group 9

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Belgium 10 8 1 1 31 9 25
Czech Republic 10 8 1 1 17 5 25
Lithuania 10 5 1 4 14 10 16
Scotland 10 4 2 4 18 12 14
Bosnia-Herzegovina 10 2 1 7 11 24 7
Estonia 10 0 0 10 4 35 0

 

PLAY-OFFS

HOME 1ST LEG HOME 2ND LEG 1ST LEG 2ND LEG AGGREGATE
France Italy 1-1 1-2 2-3
Netherlands Belgium 2-2 2-0 4-2
Czech Republic Greece 3-0 0-1 3-1
Portugal Croatia 2-0 0-3 2-3
Russia Slovakia 0-1 1-3 1-4
Norway Spain 1-3 0-4 1-7
Poland Turkey 2-1 0-1 2-2

 

England played a one-off match at a neutral venue in Barcelona because of problems involved in hosting the game in Yugoslavia.

TEAM 1 TEAM 2 SCORE
England Yugoslavia 3-0

 

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP

Group A

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 8 5 7
Spain 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
Croatia 3 0 1 2 4 6 1

 

Group B

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Italy 3 2 1 0 6 2 7
Slovakia 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
England 3 1 0 2 6 4 3
Turkey 3 0 0 3 2 11 0

 

Final

TEAM 1 TEAM 2 SCORE
Italy Czech Republic 2-1

 

These results mean that Italy, Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia qualify for the Olympics.

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