2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
U-21-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2004
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates 27 May – 8 June
Teams 8 (finals)
48 (qualifying)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (5th title)
Runners-up  Serbia and Montenegro
Third place  Portugal
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Italy Alberto Gilardino
Sweden Johan Elmander
(4 goals)
Best player Italy Alberto Gilardino
2002
2006

The 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.

Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time. Italy's Alberto Gilardino won the Golden Player award.

The top three teams in this competition qualified for Athens 2004 Olympics, along with hosts Greece U21s.

Qualification[edit]

The 48 national teams were divided into ten groups (two groups of four + eight groups of 5). The records of the ten group runners-up were then compared. The top six joined the ten winners in a play-off for the eight finals spots. One of the eight qualifiers was then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Belarus 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Croatia 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
27 May 2004
18:15
Serbia and Montenegro  3 – 2  Croatia
Lazović Goal 37'
Lovre Goal 47'
Ivanović Goal 86'
Report Eduardo Goal 49'
Kranjčar Goal 68'

27 May 2004
20:45
Italy  1 – 2  Belarus
Gilardino Goal 58' Report Kirenkin Goal 6'
A. Hleb Goal 44'

29 May 2004
15:30
Belarus  1 – 1  Croatia
Kirylchyk Goal 82' Report Lučić Goal 38'

29 May 2004
20:45
Italy  2 – 1  Serbia and Montenegro
Sculli Goal 30'53' Report Vukčević Goal 86'

1 June 2004
20:45
Italy  1 – 0  Croatia
De Rossi Goal 21' Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
 Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
 Switzerland 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
28 May 2004
18:15
Germany  2 – 1  Switzerland
Auer Goal 21'
Hitzlsperger Goal 63'
Report D. Degen Goal 75'

28 May 2004
20:45
Sweden  3 – 1  Portugal
Elmander Goal 40'50'
Ishizaki Goal 71'
Report Almeida Goal 28'

30 May 2004
18:15
Germany  1 – 2  Sweden
Auer Goal 84' Report Jönsson Goal 49'
Elmander Goal 62'

30 May 2004
20:45
Switzerland  2 – 2  Portugal
Vonlanthen Goal 57'
Baykal Goal 86'
Report Carlos Martins Goal 66' (pen.)
Almeida Goal 71'

2 June 2004
18:15
Germany  1 – 2  Portugal
Schweinsteiger Goal 41' Report Almeida Goal 24'
Lourenço Goal 78'

2 June 2004
18:15
Switzerland  1 – 3  Sweden
Barnetta Goal 21' Report Jaggy Goal 40' (o.g.)
Rosenberg Goal 62'88'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
5 June – Bochum
  Sweden 1 (5)  
  Serbia and Montenegro (p) 1 (6)  
 
8 June – Bochum
      Italy 3
    Serbia and Montenegro 0
5 June – Oberhausen
  Italy 3
  Portugal 1  

Semi-finals[edit]


5 June 2004
20:45
Italy  3 – 1  Portugal
Gilardino Goal 19'77'
Pinzi Goal 24'
Report Oliveira Goal 28'
Ruhrstadion, Bochum
Referee: Michal Beneš (Czech Republic)

Olympic play-off[edit]

8 June 2004
18:15
Portugal  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Viana Goal 76' (pen.)
J. Ribeiro Goal 84'
Carlitos Goal 114'
Report Elmander Goal 45+1'
Rosenberg Goal 90'

Final[edit]

8 June 2004
21:00
Italy  3 – 0  Serbia and Montenegro
De Rossi Goal 32'
Bovo Goal 83'
Gilardino Goal 85'
Report
Italy
ITALY:
1 Marco Amelia
3 Emiliano Moretti
5 Daniele Bonera Substituted off 90+5'
6 Daniele De Rossi Booked 29'
8 Angelo Palombo
9 Alberto Gilardino
11 Giuseppe Sculli Substituted off 74'
13 Andrea Barzagli
14 Cesare Bovo
15 Marco Donadel Booked 28' Substituted off 88'
17 Giandomenico Mesto
Substitutions:
19 Simone Del Nero Booked 80' Substituted in 74'
10 Matteo Brighi Substituted in 88'
2 Cristian Zaccardo Substituted in 90+5'
Coach:
Italy Claudio Gentile
Serbia and Montenegro
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO:
1 Nikola Milojević
2 Dragan Stančić
3 Nikola Mijailović Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 11', 34'
6 Marko Baša
7 Danko Lazović
10 Miloš Marić
14 Bojan Miladinović Substituted off 83'
15 Dejan Milovanović Substituted off 63'
16 Milan Biševac Booked 50'
19 Branislav Ivanović Red card 90+2'
21 Radomir Đalović Substituted off 45'
Substitutions:
17 Simon Vukčević Substituted in 45'
11 Igor Matić Booked 87' Substituted in 63'
13 Bojan Neziri Substituted in 83'
Coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Vladimir Petrović

Assistant referees:
Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (Spain)
Mark Simons (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Matthew David Messias (England)

Goalscorers[edit]

Olympic Qualifiers[edit]

  • Greece (as hosts), Italy, Serbia & Montenegro and Portugal qualify for the Olympic games finals.

See Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

External links[edit]