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
Dates23 May – 4 June
Teams8 (finals)
51 (qualifying)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored34 (2.27 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (4 goals)
Best player(s)Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
2004
2007

The 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in August 2004. On 25 December 2005, Portugal was selected to host the finals of the competition, which took place 23 May–4 June 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
Portugal 0 – 1 France
Report Vale Goal 41' (o.g.)


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
Ukraine 2 – 1 Netherlands
Milevskiy Goal 39' (pen.)
Fomin Goal 51'
Report Luirink Goal 90+2'
Italy 3 – 3 Denmark
Potenza Goal 16'
Palladino Goal 61'
Bianchi Goal 90'
Report Würtz Goal 21'
Kahlenberg Goal 33'
Andreasen Goal 41'

Italy 1 – 0 Ukraine
Chiellini Goal 90+3' Report

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 June – Braga
 
 
 France2
 
4 June – Porto
 
 Netherlands (a.e.t.)3
 
 Netherlands3
 
1 June – Aveiro
 
 Ukraine0
 
 Ukraine (p)0 (5)
 
 
 Serbia and Montenegro0 (4)
 

Semi-finals[edit]


Final[edit]

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

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

External links[edit]