2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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Qualifying for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in May 2006.

Netherlands qualify as hosts and are exempt from qualifying. Of UEFA's 52 member countries, only the Faroe Islands chose not compete. That left 50 nations attempting to qualify for the 7 remaining spots at the finals.

The competition's structure is as follows:

  1. The 16 lowest ranked nations played-off (on a home-and-away basis) before the qualifying group stage, to eliminate 8 teams.
  2. The remaining 42 teams formed 14 three-team groups, each team playing one home match and one away match.
  3. The 14 group winners played-off (on a home-and-away basis) to decide the seven qualifying nations.

Preliminary round[edit]

Teams went into the preliminary round already knowing who they would face should they get through.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estonia  1–7  Wales 0–2 1–5
Malta  2–4  Georgia 1–2 1–2
San Marino  3–4  Armenia 3–0 0–4
Liechtenstein  1–8  Northern Ireland 1–4 0–4
Kazakhstan  0–1  Moldova 0–0 0–1
Luxembourg  0–5  Macedonia 0–3 0–2
Andorra  0–2  Iceland 0–0 0–2
Azerbaijan  1–5  Republic of Ireland 1–2 0–3

Qualifying Groups[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
 Armenia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
 Norway 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Slovakia 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
 Albania 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Lithuania 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Georgia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
 Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
 Greece 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
 Austria 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
 Iceland 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 6
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
 Finland 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
 Poland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
 Latvia 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 Belarus 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0

Group 10[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
 Romania 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
 Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0

Group 11[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Macedonia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0

Group 12[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0

Group 13[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Turkey 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
 Wales 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1

Group 14[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Slovenia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Play-offs[edit]

The 14 group winners were paired up. The winners over two legs qualified for the finals. The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland on 8 September 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia  5–3  Sweden 0–3 5–0
Czech Republic  3–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 1–1
Russia  4–4 (a)  Portugal 4–1 0–3
England  3–0  Germany 1–0 2–0
Italy  2–1  Spain 0–0 2–1
Belgium  5–2  Bulgaria 1–1 4–1
France  1–2  Israel 1–1 0–1

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