2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Campeonato Europeu de Futebol Sub-21 de 2006
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 23 May – 4 June
Teams 8 (finals)
51 (qualifying)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up  Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 34 (2.27 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (4)
Best player Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
2004
2007

The 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in August 2004. On December 15, 2005, Portugal was selected to host the finals of the competition, which took place May 23 - June 4, 2006. The tournament was won by the Netherlands, who beat Ukraine 3-0 in the final.

The finals tournament featured two groups of four, with the winners and runners up of each group going through to the semi-finals.
The draw for the finals groups took place on February 8, 2006.

Qualification[edit]

The Finals[edit]

The finals took place between 23 May and 4 June 2006 in Portugal.

Venues[edit]

Squads[edit]

Players born after 1 January 1983 were eligible to play.

Matches[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
 Germany 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3

23 May 2006
19:45
Portugal  0 – 1  France
Report Vale Goal 41' (o.g.)



28 May 2006
19:45
Germany  0 – 1  Portugal
Report Moutinho Goal 90+4'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Denmark 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
24 May 2006
17:15
Ukraine  2 – 1  Netherlands
Milevskiy Goal 39' (pen.)
Fomin Goal 51'
Report Luirink Goal 90+2'

24 May 2006
19:45
Italy  3 – 3  Denmark
Potenza Goal 16'
Palladino Goal 61'
Bianchi Goal 90'
Report Würtz Goal 21'
Kahlenberg Goal 33'
Andreasen Goal 41'


26 May 2006
19:45
Italy  1 – 0  Ukraine
Chiellini Goal 90+3' Report

29 May 2006
19:45
Netherlands  1 – 0  Italy
de Ridder Goal 74' Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
1 June – Braga
  France 2  
  Netherlands (a.e.t.) 3  
 
4 June – Porto
      Netherlands 3
    Ukraine 0
1 June – Aveiro
  Ukraine (p) 0 (5)
  Serbia and Montenegro 0 (4)  

Semi-finals[edit]

1 June 2006
17:15
France  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Faubert Goal 51'
Bergougnoux Goal 85'
Report Hofs Goal 6'107'
Huntelaar Goal 38'

Final[edit]

4 June 2006
19:45
Netherlands  3 – 0  Ukraine
Huntelaar Goal 11'43' (pen.)
Hofs Goal 90+4'
Report
Netherlands
NETHERLANDS:
1 Kenneth Vermeer
3 Gijs Luirink
5 Urby Emanuelson
6 Stijn Schaars
7 Romeo Castelen Substituted off 69'
8 Nicky Hofs
9 Klaas Jan Huntelaar
10 Ismaïl Aissati Substituted off 78'
16 Dwight Tiendalli
17 Ron Vlaar Booked 74'
20 Demy de Zeeuw
Substitutions:
11 Daniël de Ridder Substituted in 69'
4 Ramon Zomer Substituted in 78'
Coach:
Netherlands Foppe de Haan
Ukraine
UKRAINE:
1 Andriy Pyatov
2 Oleksandr Romanchuk Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 26', 77'
5 Oleksandr Yatsenko Booked 42'
6 Dmytro Chygrynskiy
10 Artem Milevskiy
11 Ruslan Fomin Substituted off 46'
14 Yevhen Cheberyachko
15 Hryhoriy Yarmash Booked 38'
17 Taras Mykhalyk
18 Oleksiy Hodin Substituted off 46'
19 Oleksandr Maksymov
Substitutions:
7 Maksym Feshchuk Booked 59' Substituted in 46'
8 Oleksandr Aliyev Substituted in 46'
Coach:
Ukraine Alexei Mikhailichenko

Assistant referees:
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Roger East (England)
Fourth official:
Howard Webb (England)

Goalscorers[edit]

External links[edit]