UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying

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Qualification for the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship took place between September 2002 and November 2003.

Fifty teams were divided into ten groups, with each team playing the others in their group twice, once at home and once away. The top team in each group automatically qualified for Euro 2004, and the ten group runners-up were paired off against each other to determine another five places in the finals.

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

Qualified nations[edit]

UEFA Euro 2004 qualification coefficients were sixth in the list of criteria to separate teams that finished level on points in their group in Euro 2004. The coefficients were calculated as the points earned per game in qualification for both Euro 2004 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Country Euro 2004
group
Coefficient
 France B 3.000
 Portugal A 2.400
 Sweden C 2.389
 Czech Republic D 2.333
 Italy C 2.313
 Spain A 2.313
 England B 2.313
 Germany D 2.188
 Netherlands D 2.167
 Croatia B 2.125
 Denmark C 2.056
 Russia A 2.056
 Bulgaria C 1.889
 Switzerland B 1.611
 Greece A 1.563
 Latvia D 1.250

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  2. Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question.
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  5. If two or more teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1) to 4) would be reapplied. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 6) and 7) would apply.
  6. Results of all group matches: 1. Superior goal difference 2. Higher number of goals scored 3. Higher number of goals scored away from home 4. Fair play conduct.
  7. Drawing of lots.

Seedings[edit]

The draw was made on 25 January 2002. France were seeded first as holders. The other seedings were determined by points per game in the qualifiers for 2000 European Championship and the 2002 World Cup. Belgium and Netherlands did not have to qualify for UEFA Euro 2000 as hosts, so only their record in World Cup 2002 was used.

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the tournament and therefore did not take part in the qualification process.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

 France
 Sweden
 Spain
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Republic of Ireland
 Romania
 Italy
 Belgium
 Turkey

 Russia
 Croatia
 Yugoslavia
 Netherlands
 Denmark
 Poland
 England
 Ukraine
 Slovenia
 Scotland

 Norway
 Austria
 Slovakia
 Israel
 Switzerland
 Iceland
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Greece
 Hungary

 Cyprus
 Bosnia-Herzegovina
 Belarus
 Wales
 Estonia
 Latvia
 Northern Ireland
 Macedonia
 Georgia
 Lithuania

 Armenia
 Albania
 Moldova
 Faroe Islands
 Azerbaijan
 Liechtenstein
 Malta
 San Marino
 Luxembourg
 Andorra

Groups[edit]

Legend
Countries that directly qualified for UEFA Euro 2004
Countries that advanced to the play-offs

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 8 8 0 0 29 2 +27 24
 Slovenia 8 4 2 2 15 12 +3 14
 Israel 8 2 3 3 9 11 −2 9
 Cyprus 8 2 2 4 9 18 −9 8
 Malta 8 0 1 7 5 24 −19 1
  Cyprus France Israel Malta Slovenia
Cyprus  1–2 1–1 2–1 2–2
France  5–0 3–0 6–0 5–0
Israel  2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0
Malta  1–2 0–4 0–2 1–3
Slovenia  4–1 0–2 3–1 3–0

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 15
 Norway 8 4 2 2 9 5 +4 14
 Romania 8 4 2 2 21 9 +12 14
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 8 4 1 3 7 8 −1 13
 Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 21 −21 0
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Denmark Luxembourg Norway Romania
Bosnia-Herzegovina  1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3
Denmark  0–2 2–0 1–0 2–2
Luxembourg  0–1 0–2 0–2 0–7
Norway  2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Romania  2–0 2–5 4–0 0–1

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 8 7 1 0 23 5 +18 22
 Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 19
 Austria 8 3 0 5 12 14 −2 9
 Moldova 8 2 0 6 5 19 −14 6
 Belarus 8 1 0 7 4 20 −16 3
  Austria Belarus Czech Republic Moldova Netherlands
Austria  5–0 2–3 2–0 0–3
Belarus  0–2 1–3 2–1 0–2
Czech Republic  4–0 2–0 5–1 3–1
Moldova  1–0 2–1 0–2 1–2
Netherlands  3–1 3–0 1–1 5–0

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 8 5 2 1 19 3 +16 17
 Latvia 8 5 1 2 10 6 +4 16
 Poland 8 4 1 3 11 7 +4 13
 Hungary 8 3 2 3 15 9 +6 11
 San Marino 8 0 0 8 0 30 −30 0
  Hungary Latvia Poland San Marino Sweden
Hungary  3–1 1–2 3–0 1–2
Latvia  3–1 0–2 3–0 0–0
Poland  0–0 0–1 5–0 0–2
San Marino  0–5 0–1 0–2 0–6
Sweden  1–1 0–1 3–0 5–0

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 8 5 3 0 13 4 +9 18
 Scotland 8 4 2 2 12 8 +4 14
 Iceland 8 4 1 3 11 9 +2 13
 Lithuania 8 3 1 4 7 11 −4 10
 Faroe Islands 8 0 1 7 7 18 −11 1
  Faroe Islands Germany Iceland Lithuania Scotland
Faroe Islands  0–2 1–2 1–3 2–2
Germany  2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1
Iceland  2–1 0–0 3–0 0–2
Lithuania  2–0 0–2 0–3 1–0
Scotland  3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 8 6 0 2 8 4 +4 18
 Spain 8 5 2 1 16 4 +12 17
 Ukraine 8 2 4 2 11 10 +1 10
 Armenia 8 2 1 5 7 16 −9 7
 Northern Ireland 8 0 3 5 0 8 −8 3
  Armenia Greece Northern Ireland Spain Ukraine
Armenia  0–1 1–0 0–4 2–2
Greece  2–0 1–0 0–2 1–0
Northern Ireland  0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0
Spain  3–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
Ukraine  4–3 2–0 0–0 2–2

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 8 6 2 0 14 5 +9 20
 Turkey 8 6 1 1 17 5 +12 19
 Slovakia 8 3 1 4 11 9 +2 10
 Macedonia 8 1 3 4 11 14 −3 6
 Liechtenstein 8 0 1 7 2 22 −20 1
  England Liechtenstein Republic of Macedonia Slovakia Turkey
England  2–0 2–2 2–1 2–0
Liechtenstein  0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3
Macedonia  1–2 3–1 0–2 1–2
Slovakia  1–2 4–0 1–1 0–1
Turkey  0–0 5–0 3–2 3–0

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 17
 Croatia 8 5 1 2 12 4 +8 16
 Belgium 8 5 1 2 11 9 +2 16
 Estonia 8 2 2 4 4 6 −2 8
 Andorra 8 0 0 8 1 18 −17 0
  Andorra Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Estonia
Andorra  0–1 0–3 0–3 0–2
Belgium  3–0 0–2 2–1 2–0
Bulgaria  2–1 2–2 2–0 2–0
Croatia  2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0
Estonia  2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 8 5 2 1 17 4 +13 17
 Wales 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13
 Serbia and Montenegro 8 3 3 2 11 11 0 12
 Finland 8 3 1 4 9 10 −1 10
 Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 −15 4
  Azerbaijan Finland Italy Serbia and Montenegro Wales
Azerbaijan  1–2 0–2 2–1 0–2
Finland  3–0 0–2 3–0 0–2
Italy  4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0
Serbia and Montenegro  2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0
Wales  4–0 1–1 2–1 2–3

Group 10[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Switzerland 8 4 3 1 15 11 +4 15
 Russia 8 4 2 2 19 12 +7 14
 Republic of Ireland 8 3 2 3 10 11 −1 11
 Albania 8 2 2 4 11 15 −4 8
 Georgia 8 2 1 5 8 14 −6 7
  Albania Georgia (country) Republic of Ireland Russia Switzerland
Albania  3–1 0–0 3–1 1–1
Georgia  3–0 1–2 1–0 0–0
Republic of Ireland  2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2
Russia  4–1 3–1 4–2 4–1
Switzerland  3–2 4–1 2–0 2–2

Play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Scotland  1–6  Netherlands 1–0 0–6
Croatia  2–1  Slovenia 1–1 1–0
Russia  1–0  Wales 0–0 1–0
Latvia  3–2  Turkey 1–0 2–2
Spain  5–1  Norway 2–1 3–0

Goalscorers[edit]

Data from first three groups