2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
U-21-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2004
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates27 May – 8 June
Teams8 (finals)
48 (qualifying)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (5th title)
Runners-up Serbia and Montenegro
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Johan Elmander
Italy Alberto Gilardino
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Italy Alberto Gilardino
2002
2006

The 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.

Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time. Italy's Alberto Gilardino won the Golden Player award.

The top three teams in this competition qualified for Athens 2004 Olympics, along with hosts Greece U21s.

Qualification[edit]

The 48 national teams were divided into ten groups (two groups of four + eight groups of 5). The records of the ten group runners-up were then compared. The top six joined the ten winners in a play-off for the eight finals spots. One of the eight qualifiers was then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Belarus 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Croatia 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Italy 1 – 2 Belarus
Gilardino Goal 58' Report Kirenkin Goal 6'
A. Hleb Goal 44'

Italy 2 – 1 Serbia and Montenegro
Sculli Goal 30'53' Report Vukčević Goal 86'

Italy 1 – 0 Croatia
De Rossi Goal 21' Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
 Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Germany 2 – 1  Switzerland
Auer Goal 21'
Hitzlsperger Goal 63'
Report D. Degen Goal 75'
Sweden 3 – 1 Portugal
Elmander Goal 40'50'
Ishizaki Goal 71'
Report Almeida Goal 28'

Germany 1 – 2 Sweden
Auer Goal 84' Report Jönsson Goal 49'
Elmander Goal 62'

Switzerland  1 – 3 Sweden
Barnetta Goal 21' Report Jaggy Goal 40' (o.g.)
Rosenberg Goal 62'88'

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June – Bochum
 
 
 Sweden1 (5)
 
8 June – Bochum
 
 Serbia and Montenegro (p)1 (6)
 
 Italy3
 
5 June – Oberhausen
 
 Serbia and Montenegro0
 
 Italy3
 
 
 Portugal1
 

Semi-finals[edit]


Italy 3 – 1 Portugal
Gilardino Goal 19'77'
Pinzi Goal 24'
Report Oliveira Goal 28'

Olympic play-off[edit]

Portugal 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Sweden
Viana Goal 76' (pen.)
J. Ribeiro Goal 84'
Carlitos Goal 114'
Report Elmander Goal 45+1'
Rosenberg Goal 90'

Final[edit]

Italy 3 – 0 Serbia and Montenegro
De Rossi Goal 32'
Bovo Goal 83'
Gilardino Goal 85'
Report
Italy
ITALY:
GK 1 Marco Amelia
DF 5 Daniele Bonera Substituted off 90+5'
DF 13 Andrea Barzagli
DF 14 Cesare Bovo
DF 3 Emiliano Moretti
MF 17 Giandomenico Mesto
MF 8 Angelo Palombo
MF 6 Daniele De Rossi Yellow card 29'
MF 15 Marco Donadel Yellow card 28' Substituted off 88'
FW 11 Giuseppe Sculli Substituted off 74'
FW 9 Alberto Gilardino
Substitutions:
MF 19 Simone Del Nero Yellow card 80' Substituted in 74'
MF 10 Matteo Brighi Substituted in 88'
DF 2 Cristian Zaccardo Substituted in 90+5'
Coach:
Italy Claudio Gentile
Serbia and Montenegro
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO:
GK 1 Nikola Milojević
DF 19 Branislav Ivanović Red card 90+2'
DF 6 Marko Baša
DF 16 Milan Biševac Yellow card 50'
MF 15 Dejan Milovanović Substituted off 63'
MF 2 Dragan Stančić
MF 14 Bojan Miladinović Substituted off 83'
MF 10 Miloš Marić
MF 3 Nikola Mijailović Yellow card 11' Yellow-red card 34'
FW 7 Danko Lazović
FW 21 Radomir Đalović Substituted off 45'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Simon Vukčević Substituted in 45'
MF 11 Igor Matić Yellow card 87' Substituted in 63'
DF 13 Bojan Neziri Substituted in 83'
Coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Vladimir Petrović

Assistant referees:
Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (Spain)
Mark Simons (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Matthew David Messias (England)

Goalscorers[edit]

Olympic Qualifiers[edit]

  • Greece (as hosts), Italy, Serbia & Montenegro and Portugal qualify for the Olympic games finals.

See Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

External links[edit]