2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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The 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification began in 1998. The final tournament was held in 2000 in Slovakia.

The 47 national teams were divided into nine groups (seven groups of 5 + two groups of 6). The records of the nine group runners-up were then compared. The top seven joined the nine winners in a play-off for the eight finals spots. One of the eight qualifiers was then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Qualifying group stage[edit]

Draw[edit]

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying tournament with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

  • Groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, featured the same nations
  • Group 4 did not include Andorra
  • Group 6 did not include San Marino, but included Netherlands (who did not participate in senior Euro qualification)
  • Group 7 did not include Liechtenstein
  • Group 9 did not include Faroe Islands, but included Belgium (who did not participate in senior Euro qualification)

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 8 7 1 0 20 7 +13 22
  Switzerland 8 4 2 2 8 4 +4 14
 Denmark 8 3 1 4 11 13 −2 10
 Belarus 8 2 1 5 5 12 −7 7
 Wales 8 0 3 5 6 14 −8 3
  Belarus Denmark Italy Switzerland Wales
Belarus  0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0
Denmark  2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2
Italy  4–1 3–1 1–0 6–2
Switzerland   2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
Wales  0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0

 Italy qualify as group winners
  Switzerland fail to qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 10 7 2 1 32 10 +22 23
 Norway 10 7 1 2 21 8 +13 22
 Georgia 10 2 5 3 11 13 −2 11
 Latvia 10 2 3 5 8 19 −11 9
 Slovenia 10 1 5 4 10 19 −9 8
 Albania 10 1 4 5 8 21 −13 7
  • Georgia 0-1 Albania
  • Norway 2-0 Latvia
  • Greece 2-2 Slovenia
  • Latvia 1-2 Georgia
  • Slovenia 1-3 Norway
  • Greece 3-2 Georgia
  • Norway 4-1 Albania
  • Slovenia 0-1 Latvia
  • Albania 0-5 Greece
  • Greece 2-1 Norway
  • Georgia 0-0 Slovenia
  • Latvia 0-2 Greece
  • Latvia 0-0 Albania
  • Georgia 0-3 Norway
  • Norway 0-0 Georgia
  • Albania 1-2 Norway
  • Georgia 1-1 Greece
  • Latvia 1-1 Slovenia
  • Greece 6-0 Latvia
  • Albania 1-1 Slovenia
  • Slovenia 3-1 Albania
  • Norway 2-1 Greece
  • Albania 1-1 Latvia
  • Slovenia 2-2 Georgia
  • Georgia 4-2 Latvia
  • Norway 3-0 Slovenia
  • Greece 5-2 Albania
  • Albania 0-0 Georgia
  • Latvia 2-1 Norway
  • Slovenia 0-5 Greece


 Greece qualify as group winners
 Norway qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 8 4 4 0 11 4 +7 16
 Germany 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 13
 Finland 8 3 4 1 9 7 +2 13
 Northern Ireland 8 1 3 4 5 9 −4 6
 Moldova 8 0 4 4 3 10 −7 4
  • Finland 1-0 Moldova
  • Turkey 2-0 N. Ireland
  • Turkey 2-0 Germany
  • N. Ireland 1-1 Finland
  • Moldova 0-2 Germany
  • Turkey 1-1 Finland
  • N. Ireland 1-1 Moldova
  • N. Ireland 1-0 Germany
  • Turkey 2-0 Moldova
  • Germany 2-0 Finland
  • Moldova 0-0 N. Ireland
  • Germany 2-0 Moldova
  • Finland 0-0 Turkey
  • Moldova 1-1 Finland
  • Finland 3-1 Germany
  • N. Ireland 1-2 Turkey
  • Germany 1-0 N. Ireland
  • Moldova 1-1 Turkey
  • Finland 2-1 N. Ireland
  • Germany 1-1 Turkey


 Turkey qualify as group winners
 Germany fail to qualify as one of best runners-up
Germany (13pts) Finland (13pts)head-to-head:
2-0 in GER, 3-1 in FIN
.: Germany better (1-0 on away goals)


Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 8 6 1 1 18 4 +14 19
 Russia 8 6 0 2 17 5 +12 18
 Ukraine 8 3 2 3 16 12 +4 11
 Iceland 8 2 0 6 9 18 −9 6
 Armenia 8 1 1 6 6 27 −21 4
  • Ukraine 1-0 Russia
  • Iceland 0-2 France
  • Armenia 3-1 Iceland
  • Russia 2-1 France
  • Ukraine 8-0 Armenia
  • Iceland 1-2 Russia
  • France 4-0 Ukraine
  • Armenia 0-2 Russia
  • Ukraine 5-1 Iceland
  • France 3-1 Armenia
  • France 2-0 Russia
  • Iceland 2-0 Armenia
  • Armenia 1-1 Ukraine
  • Russia 3-0 Iceland
  • Ukraine 0-0 France
  • Russia 6-0 Armenia
  • Iceland 4-1 Ukraine
  • Armenia 1-4 France
  • Russia 2-0 Ukraine
  • France 2-0 Iceland


 France qualify as group winners
 Russia qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 8 7 0 1 23 3 +20 21
 Poland 8 5 2 1 21 12 +9 17
 Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 17 9 +8 14
 Sweden 8 2 0 6 7 15 −8 6
 Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 29 −29 0
  • Sweden 0-2 England
  • Bulgaria 2-2 Poland
  • Poland 5-0 Luxembourg
  • England 1-0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 2-1 Sweden
  • Luxembourg 0-5 England
  • England 5-0 Poland
  • Sweden 3-0 Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg 0-3 Bulgaria
  • Poland 2-0 Sweden
  • England 3-0 Sweden
  • Poland 3-3 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 0-1 England
  • Luxembourg 0-4 Poland
  • England 5-0 Luxembourg
  • Sweden 1-4 Bulgaria
  • Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
  • Poland 3-1 England
  • Sweden 1-2 Poland
  • Bulgaria 3-0 Luxembourg


 England qualify as group winners
 Poland qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 8 7 1 0 21 5 +16 22
 Netherlands 8 6 0 2 17 8 +9 18
 Israel 8 2 2 4 6 13 −7 8
 Cyprus 8 1 3 4 7 18 −11 6
 Austria 8 1 0 7 8 15 −7 3
  • Austria 0-1 Israel
  • Cyprus 1-3 Spain
  • Cyprus 2-1 Austria
  • Netherlands 3-0 Israel
  • Israel 0-4 Spain
  • Netherlands 3-2 Austria
  • Cyprus 0-3 Netherlands
  • Spain 4-0 Austria
  • Israel 1-1 Cyprus
  • Netherlands 0-1 Spain
  • Austria 0-1 Netherlands
  • Spain 4-1 Netherlands
  • Israel 2-1 Austria
  • Netherlands 5-1 Cyprus
  • Austria 1-2 Spain
  • Cyprus 1-1 Israel
  • Israel 0-1 Netherlands
  • Spain 1-1 Cyprus
  • Austria 3-0 Cyprus
  • Spain 2-1 Israel


 Spain qualify as group winners
 Netherlands qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Slovakia 8 5 2 1 12 6 +6 17
 Portugal 8 5 2 1 17 6 +11 17
 Romania 8 3 3 2 10 8 +2 12
 Hungary 8 2 0 6 12 16 −4 6
 Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 −15 4
  • Slovakia 2-1 Azerbaijan
  • Hungary 0-3 Portugal
  • Azerbaijan 2-1 Hungary
  • Portugal 1-1 Romania
  • Slovakia 1-0 Portugal
  • Hungary 1-2 Romania
  • Portugal 5-0 Azerbaijan
  • Romania 0-1 Slovakia
  • Azerbaijan 0-2 Romania
  • Slovakia 4-1 Hungary
  • Portugal 1-1 Slovakia
  • Romania 2-1 Hungary
  • Hungary 3-0 Slovakia
  • Romania 1-1 Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan 0-2 Portugal
  • Slovakia 0-0 Romania
  • Hungary 4-1 Azerbaijan
  • Romania 2-3 Portugal
  • Azerbaijan 0-3 Slovakia
  • Portugal 2-1 Hungary


 Slovakia qualify as group winners
 Portugal qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 8 6 2 0 25 7 +18 20
 Yugoslavia 8 5 2 1 29 10 +19 17
 Republic of Ireland 8 4 2 2 13 12 +1 14
 Malta 8 1 0 7 8 23 −15 3
 Macedonia 8 1 0 7 2 25 −23 3
  Croatia Republic of Ireland Republic of Macedonia Malta Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Croatia  5–1 4–0 1–0 2–2
Republic of Ireland  2–2 3–0* 2–1 0–2
Macedonia  0–2 0–1 1–0 0–8
Malta  0–3 1–3 5–1 1–5
Yugoslavia  2–6 1–1 2–0 7–0

 Croatia qualify as group winners
 Yugoslavia qualify as one of best runners-up


Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 10 8 1 1 31 9 +22 25
 Czech Republic 10 8 1 1 17 5 +12 25
 Lithuania 10 5 1 4 14 10 4 16
 Scotland 10 4 2 4 18 12 +6 14
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 2 1 7 11 24 −13 7
 Estonia 10 0 0 10 4 35 −31 0
  • Lithuania 0-0 Scotland
  • Bosnia & Herz. 3-2 Estonia
  • Belgium 0-2 Czech Rep.
  • Lithuania 0-1 Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herz. 0-0 Czech Rep.
  • Scotland 2-0 Estonia
  • Lithuania 4-0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Czech Rep. 3-0 Estonia
  • Belgium 2-0 Scotland
  • Scotland 2-2 Belgium
  • Czech Rep. 1-0 Lithuania
  • Lithuania 4-1 Estonia
  • Scotland 0-1 Czech Rep.
  • Belgium 4-0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Bosnia & Herz. 1-2 Lithuania
  • Estonia 0-3 Czech Rep.
  • Czech Rep. 3-2 Scotland
  • Estonia 0-2 Lithuania
  • Estonia 1-7 Belgium
  • Belgium 5-0 Estonia
  • Lithuania 0-2 Czech Rep.
  • Bosnia & Herz. 2-5 Scotland
  • Belgium 3-0 Lithuania
  • Czech Rep. 1-0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Estonia 0-4 Scotland
  • Bosnia & Herz. 3-4 Belgium
  • Scotland 2-0 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Czech Rep. 1-3 Belgium
  • Estonia 0-2 Bosnia & Herz.
  • Scotland 1-2 Lithuania


 Belgium qualify as group winners
 Czech Republic qualify as one of best runners-up


Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

Because groups contained different number or teams (six and five), matches against the fifth- and sixth-placed teams in each group are not included in the ranking. As a result, six matches played by each team counted for the purposes of the second-placed table. The top seven advanced to the play-off.

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9  Czech Republic 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15
6  Netherlands 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
4  Russia 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12
8  Yugoslavia 6 3 2 1 19 10 +9 11
7  Portugal 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
5  Poland 6 3 2 1 12 12 0 11
2  Norway 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
1   Switzerland 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3  Germany 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7

Play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal  2–3  Croatia 2–0 0–3 (aet)
Norway  1–7  Spain 1–3 0–4
Czech Republic  3–1  Greece 3–0 0–1
England  3–0  Yugoslavia 3–0
Poland  2–2 (a)  Turkey 2–1 0–1
Russia  1–4  Slovakia 0–1 1–3
Netherlands  4–2  Belgium 2–2 2–0
France  2–3  Italy 1–1 1–2 (aet)

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