2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 3
Group 3 of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consisted of six teams: England, Austria, Turkey, Kosovo, Albania, and Andorra. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 11 December 2018, 09:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.
The group was originally scheduled to be played in home-and-away round-robin format between 23 March 2019 and 13 October 2020. Under the original format, the group winners and the best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) would qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining eight runners-up would advance to the play-offs.
On 17 March 2020, all matches were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that the qualifying group stage would be extended and end on 17 November 2020, while the play-offs, originally scheduled to be played in November 2020, would be cancelled. Instead, the group winners and the five best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) would qualify for the final tournament.
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).
There were 108 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 3.6 goals per match.
- Enis Çokaj
- Omar Imeri
- Sherif Kallaku
- Leonardo Maloku
- Arbnor Mucolli
- Din Sula
- Indrit Tuci
- Giacomo Vrioni
- Albert Rosas
- Kelvin Arase
- Kevin Danso
- Patrick Schmidt
- Maximilian Wöber
- Jude Bellingham
- Josh Dasilva
- Tom Davies
- Conor Gallagher
- Ben Godfrey
- Curtis Jones
- James Justin
- Jamal Musiala
- Ryan Sessegnon
- Ben Wilmot
- Eris Abedini
- Blendi Baftiu
- Ardit Gashi
- Lirim Kastrati
- Lirim Mema
- Arbenit Xhemajli
- Berkay Özcan
- Doğukan Sinik
- İlker Yüksel
- Berat Özdemir
1 own goal
- Hüseyin Türkmen (against England)
- ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 31 March and 26 October 2019 and between 29 March and 24 October 2020, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.
- ^ a b c d e Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 were played behind closed doors.
- ^ a b c d All matches originally scheduled to be played in March 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played in October and November 2020.
- ^ a b c Three matches originally scheduled to be played in September and October 2020 were rescheduled following postponements to other matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
- ^ "2020/21 Under-21 qualifying draw". UEFA.com.
- ^ "2019-21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
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- Under-21 Matches: 2021 Qualifying, UEFA.com