2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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Qualifying for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in May 2006.

Netherlands qualify as hosts and are exempt from qualifying. Of UEFA's 52 member countries, only the Faroe Islands chose not compete. That left 50 nations attempting to qualify for the 7 remaining spots at the finals.

The competition's structure is as follows:

  1. The 16 lowest ranked nations played-off (on a home-and-away basis) before the qualifying group stage, to eliminate 8 teams.
  2. The remaining 42 teams formed 14 three-team groups, each team playing one home match and one away match.
  3. The 14 group winners played-off (on a home-and-away basis) to decide the seven qualifying nations.

Preliminary round[edit]

Teams went into the preliminary round already knowing who they would face should they get through.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estonia Estonia 1-7 Wales Wales 0-2 1-5
Malta Malta 2-4 Georgia (country) Georgia 1-2 1-2
San Marino San Marino 3-4 Armenia Armenia 3-0 0-4
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1-8 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1-4 0-4
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0-1 Moldova Moldova 0-0 0-1
Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-5 Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 0-3 0-2
Andorra Andorra 0-2 Iceland Iceland 0-0 0-2
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1-5 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 1-2 0-3

Team #1 played the first leg at home.

Qualifying Groups[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
 Armenia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
 Norway 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
16 August 2006
17:00
Bosnia-Herzegovina  3 – 2  Armenia
Ibričić Goal 16'
Džeko Goal 38'
Vršajević Goal 82'
Report Petrosyan Goal 12'
Ghazaryan Goal 90+2'

2 September 2006
14:00
Armenia  1 – 0  Norway
Gharabaghtsyan Goal 22' Report
Republican Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Albert Toussaint (Luxembourg)

6 September 2006
17:00
Norway  1 – 1  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Johannesen Goal 24' Report Ibišević Goal 79'

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Slovakia 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
 Albania 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
16 August 2006
19:00
Slovakia  0 – 0  Albania
Report
NTC Senec, Senec
Referee: Veaceslav Banari (Moldova)

1 September 2006
15:30
Albania  0 – 3  Spain
Report Silva Goal 40'72'
Kepa Goal 57'

5 September 2006
22:00
Spain  4 – 2  Slovakia
Kepa Goal 59'
Valera Goal 87'
Soldado Goal 88'
Silva Goal 90+1'
Report Kopúnek Goal 25'
Jendrišek Goal 77'
Estadio Luis Suner, Alzira
Referee: Bülent Demirlek (Turkey)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Lithuania 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Georgia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
16 August 2006
18:00
Lithuania  1 – 0  Georgia
Panka Goal 14' (pen.) Report

3 September 2006
18:30
Georgia  1 – 3  Serbia
Iashvili Goal 45' Report Mrđa Goal 17'
Babović Goal 45+1'
Milovanović Goal 66' (pen.)
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Referee: Serbastian Coltescu (Romania)

6 September 2006
17:00
Serbia  2 – 0  Lithuania
Janković Goal 29'
Smiljanić Goal 65'
Report
Stadion Vojvodine, Novi Sad
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
 Greece 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
16 August 2006
19:00
Greece  0 – 2  Republic of Ireland
Report McShane Goal 10'
Whelan Goal 52'

1 September 2006
20:30
Republic of Ireland  0 – 1  Belgium
Report Martens Goal 58'

6 September 2006
20:30
Belgium  2 – 1  Greece
Haroun Goal 69'88' Report Vandelannoite Goal 67' (o.g.)

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
 Austria 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
 Iceland 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
16 August 2006
17:00
Austria  0 – 0  Iceland
Report
Sonnenseestadion, Ritzing
Referee: Tsvetan Georgiev (Bulgaria)

1 September 2006
21:00
Iceland  0 – 1  Italy
Report Montolivo Goal 56'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
Referee: Anders Hermansen (Denmark)

5 September 2006
21:00
Italy  1 – 0  Austria
Montolivo Goal 83' Report
T. Morgnani, Forlì
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 6
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
 Finland 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0
16 August 2006
18:00
Hungary  5 – 0  Finland
Priskin Goal 25'78'
Feczesin Goal 44'81'
Balogh Goal 72'
Report

3 September 2006
18:00
Finland  1 – 5  Russia
Lampi Goal 41' Report Bazhenov Goal 3'89'
Savin Goal 53'80'
Denisov Goal 75'
Turku Stadium, Turku
Referee: Johny Ver Eecke (Belgium)

6 September 2006
14:00
Russia  3 – 1  Hungary
Denisov Goal 21'
Bazhenov Goal 54'76'
Report Feczesin Goal 84'

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
 Poland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
 Latvia 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
16 August 2006
17:30
Poland  3 – 1  Latvia
Błaszczykowski Goal 43'
Kucharski Goal 50' (pen.)
Szałachowski Goal 90+2'
Report Višņakovs Goal 2'
Polonia Stadium, Warsaw
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)

1 September 2006
18:00
Latvia  0 – 2  Portugal
Report Varela Goal 62'
Machado Goal 88'
Daugava Stadium, Riga
Referee: Jérôme Laperrière (Switzerland)

5 September 2006
22:00
Portugal  2 – 0  Poland
da Costa Goal 53'
Machado Goal 56'
Report
Estàdio Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Vila Nova de Gaia
Referee: Craig Alexander Thomson (Scotland)

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
 Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1
15 August 2006
21:00
England  2 – 2  Moldova
Walcott Goal 3'
Nugent Goal 76'
Report Alexeev Goal 75'
Zislis Goal 86'
Portman Road, Ipswich
Referee: Vusal Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

1 September 2006
18:00
Moldova  1 – 3  Switzerland
Suvorov Goal 47' Report Džemaili Goal 13'19'
Estéban Goal 28'
Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol
Referee: Manuel Jorge De Sousa (Portugal)

6 September 2006
19:30
Switzerland  2 – 3  England
Vonlanthen Goal 29' (pen.)
Barnetta Goal 70'
Report Walcott Goal 13'
Nugent Goal 19'
Milner Goal 88'

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 Belarus 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
16 August 2006
17:00
Belarus  1 – 0  Cyprus
Pavlyuchek Goal 72' Report
City Stadium, Barysaw
Referee: Pavel Olsiak (Slovakia)

2 September 2006
18:00
Cyprus  0 – 2  Czech Republic
Report Dimitriou Goal 16' (o.g.)
Holenda Goal 66'
Dasaki Stadium, Akhna
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)

6 September 2006
16:30
Czech Republic  2 – 1  Belarus
Frejlach Goal 68'85' Report Kovel Goal 90+3'

Group 10[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
 Romania 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
 Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0
16 August 2006
17:00
Romania  3 – 0  Northern Ireland
Pulhac Goal 33'
Keserü Goal 41'
Florescu Goal 84' (pen.)
Report

1 September 2006
20:30
Northern Ireland  2 – 3  Germany
Shiels Goal 69' (pen.)
Stewart Goal 81'
Report Hilbert Goal 13'
Helmes Goal 36'
Trochowski Goal 66'

5 September 2006
20:20
Germany  5 – 1  Romania
Gómez Goal 13'
Helmes Goal 19'40'
Castro Goal 78'
Hunt Goal 84'
Report Pulhac Goal 74'

Group 11[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Macedonia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
16 August 2006
18:30
Sweden  3 – 1  Macedonia
Goitom Goal 15'83'
Farnerud Goal 65'
Report Ivanovski Goal 81'
Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
Referee: Andrejs Sipailo (Latvia)

2 September 2006
20:00
Macedonia  0 – 3  Denmark
Report Curth Goal 21'69'
Lorentzen Goal 50'
Gradski stadion, Skopje
Referee: Panayiotis Kailis (Cyprus)

5 September 2006
19:00
Denmark  0 – 2  Sweden
Report Holmén Goal 84'
Zengin Goal 89'

Group 12[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
16 August 2006
19:00
Ukraine  0 – 3  Bulgaria
Report Atanasov Goal 43'
Bojinov Goal 57'64' (pen.)
Bannikov Stadium, Kiev
Referee: Mark Whitby (Wales)

3 September 2006
18:00
Bulgaria  2 – 1  Croatia
Bojinov Goal 53'
Popov Goal 81'
Report Brkljača Goal 58' (pen.)

6 September 2006
20:30
Croatia  1 – 2  Ukraine
Bušić Goal 61' Report Feshchuk Goal 29'
Yatsenko Goal 84'

Group 13[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Turkey 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
 Wales 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
16 August 2006
15:00
Israel  3 – 2  Wales
Tamuz Goal 26'
Srur Goal 64'
Refaelov Goal 79' (pen.)
Report Williams Goal 60'66'
Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk
Referee: Paulius Malžinskas (Lithuania)

2 September 2006
16:00
Wales  0 – 0  Turkey
Report
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Referee: Dragomir Tanović (Serbia)

6 September 2006
18:00
Turkey  0 – 0  Israel
Report

Group 14[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Slovenia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
16 August 2006
17:00
Slovenia  1 – 0  Scotland
Burgič Goal 56' Report
Fazanerija City Stadium, Murska Sobota
Referee: Marek Mikołajewski (Poland)

1 September 2006
20:45
Scotland  1 – 3  France
Adam Goal 86' (pen.) Report Briand Goal 3'83'
Zubar Goal 16'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Tiziano Pieri (Italy)

5 September 2006
20:30
France  2 – 0  Slovenia
Gourcuff Goal 65'
Sinama Pongolle Goal 80'
Report

Play-offs[edit]

The 14 group winners were paired up. The winners over two legs qualified for the finals. The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland on 8 September 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia  5–3  Sweden 0–3 5–0
Czech Republic  3–2  Bosnia-Herzegovina 2–1 1–1
Russia  4–4 (a)  Portugal 4–1 0–3
England  3–0  Germany 1–0 2–0
Italy  2–1  Spain 0–0 2–1
Belgium  5–2  Bulgaria 1–1 4–1
France  1–2  Israel 1–1 0–1

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