UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying play-offs

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The UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying play-offs were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 2000. They were contested by the eight lowest-ranked runners-up from the nine first round groups of the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of four home and away ties qualified for the final tournament in Belgium and Netherlands. The matches were played on 13 and 17 November 1999.

Qualification[edit]

The highest ranked second placed team from the groups qualified automatically for the tournament, while the remainder entered the playoffs. As the groups contained different numbers of teams, matches against the fifth and sixth-placed teams in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of six matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the second-placed ranking table.

Tiebreakers

If two or more runners-up had an equal number of points from their six matches contributing toward the ranking, then the following criteria were applied:

  1. Superior goal difference from these matches
  2. Higher number of goals scored in these matches
Legend
Country that advanced to the final tournament
Countries that advanced to the play-offs
Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7  Portugal 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 13
3  Turkey 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13
9  Scotland 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
1  Denmark 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
8  Republic of Ireland 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
4  Ukraine 6 2 4 0 6 4 +2 10
6  Israel 6 2 1 3 12 9 +3 7
5  England 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7
2  Slovenia 6 2 1 3 6 12 −6 7

Draw[edit]

The draw for the play-offs was held on 13 October 1999 in Aachen, Germany, to determine the four pairings as well as the order of the home and away ties. No seeding system was used, making the draw an open one. This decision was announced by UEFA the day before the draw was made.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Scotland  1–2  England 0–2 1–0
Israel  0–8  Denmark 0–5 0–3
Slovenia  3–2  Ukraine 2–1 1–1
Republic of Ireland  1–1 (a)  Turkey 1–1 0–0

First leg[edit]

13 November 1999
14:00 UTC±0
Scotland  0 – 2  England
Report Scholes Goal 21'42'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,132
Referee: Manuel Díaz Vega (Spain)

13 November 1999
19:00 UTC+1
Slovenia  2 – 1  Ukraine
Zahovič Goal 53'
Ačimovič Goal 83'
Report Shevchenko Goal 33'
Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

13 November 1999
20:05 UTC+2
Israel  0 – 5  Denmark
Report Tomasson Goal 2'34'
Tøfting Goal 67'
Jørgensen Goal 68'
Steen Nielsen Goal 73'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: David Elleray (England)

13 November 1999
19:00 UTC±0
Republic of Ireland  1 – 1  Turkey
Keane Goal 79' Report Havutçu Goal 83' (pen.)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 33,610
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Second leg[edit]

17 November 1999
19:00 UTC+2
Ukraine  1 – 1  Slovenia
Rebrov Goal 68' Report Pavlin Goal 78'
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)

Slovenia won 3–2 on aggregate.


17 November 1999
20:00 UTC+2
Turkey  0 – 0  Republic of Ireland
Report
Bursa Atatürk Stadium, Bursa
Attendance: 19,900
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Turkey 1–1 Republic of Ireland on aggregate. Turkey won on away goals.


17 November 1999
19:15 UTC+1
Denmark  3 – 0  Israel
Sand Goal 4'
Steen Nielsen Goal 14'
Tomasson Goal 64'
Report
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 41,186
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Denmark won 8–0 on aggregate.


17 November 1999
20:00 UTC±0
England  0 – 1  Scotland
Report Hutchison Goal 39'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,848
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

England won 2–1 on aggregate.

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