1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 9 March – 20 April
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (2nd title)
Runners-up  Portugal
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 25 (2.08 per match)
Top scorer(s) Portugal João Vieira Pinto (3 goals)
Best player Portugal Luís Figo
1992
1996

The 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the ninth UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted in France between 15 and 20 April 1994.

The qualification stage spanned two years from 1992 to 1994. The qualification process consisted of 32 entrants. After the two-legged quarter-final stage, France was chosen as the first hosts of the final stage, which consisted of four matches in total. The finals included for the first time a third-place play-off.

Italy won the competition for the second consecutive time.[1] Luís Figo won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden player award.[2]

Qualification[edit]

The draw for the 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying round saw Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain win there respective groups. Greece and Portugal qualified for the tournament as the two best runners-up. France, Italy, Portugal and Spain qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics in the United States.

List of qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1 2
 Italy Group 1 winner 8 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992)
 Poland Group 2 winner 4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1992)
 Spain Group 3 winner 5 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)
 Czechoslovakia Group 4 winner 5 (1978, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1992)
 Russia Group 5 winner 0 (debut)
 France Group 6 winner 4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
 Greece Best runner-up 1 (1988)
 Portugal Second best runner-up 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

Squads[edit]

Only players born on or after 1 January 1971 were eligible to play in the tournament.

Results[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 9 March, and the second legs were played on 23 March 1994.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
France France 3–0 Russia Russia 2–0 1–0
Italy Italy 3–1 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3–0 0–1
Poland Poland 1–5 Portugal Portugal 1–3 0–2
Spain Spain 4–2 Greece Greece 0–0 4–2

First leg[edit]

8 March 1994
France France 2–0 Russia Russia
Llacer Goal 23'
Ouédec Goal 82'
Report
La Mosson, Montpellier
Referee: Jorge Coroado (Portugal)

9 March 1994
Italy Italy 3–0 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Vieri Goal 7'
Panucci Goal 9'
Negro Goal 79'
Report

9 March 1994
Poland Poland 1–3 Portugal Portugal
Roman Dąbrowski Goal 40' Report J. Pinto Goal 70'79'
Rui Costa Goal 85'

Second leg[edit]

23 March 1994
Russia Russia 0–1 France France
Report Dugarry Goal 31'
Eduard Streltsov, Moscow
Referee: Rune Pedersen (Norway)


23 March 1994
Portugal Portugal 2–0 Poland Poland
Toni Goal 50'
Torres Goal 90'
Report

23 March 1994
Greece Greece 2–4 Spain Spain
Georgatos Goal 7'
Prieto Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Christiansen Goal 46'51'
Guerrero Goal 68'
Gálvez Goal 79'
Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens
Referee: Graziano Cesari (Italy)

Semi-finals[edit]

15 April 1994
France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report
  Penalties  
Carotti Penalty scored
Ouédec Penalty scored
Makélélé Penalty missed
Zidane Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored Panucci
Penalty scored Vieri
Penalty scored Berretta
Penalty scored Marcolin
Penalty scored Carbone
Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Keith Burge (Wales)

15 April 1994
Portugal  2–0  Spain
Rui Costa Goal 48'
João Pinto Goal 82'
Report
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Hans-Jürgen Weber (Germany)

Third-place play-off[edit]

20 April 1994
France  1–2  Spain
Nouma Goal 45' Report Óscar Goal 53'75'
Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France
Attendance: 469
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)

Final[edit]

20 April 1994
Italy  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Orlandini Golden goal 97' Report
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Italy 4 2 1 1 4 1 +3 7
2  Portugal 4 3 0 1 7 1 +6 9
3  Spain 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
4  France 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
5  Greece 2 1 1 0 2 4 -2 4
6  Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 1 3 -3 3
7  Poland 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
8  Russia 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994: Orlandini blooms as Italy seal double". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1994: Luís Figo". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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