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UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates 7 September 2002 – 19 November 2003
Teams 50 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 210
Goals scored 566 (2.7 per match)
Top scorer(s) Slovenia Ermin Šiljak (9 goals)
2000
2008

Qualification for the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship took place between September 2002 and November 2003.

Fifty teams were divided into ten groups, with each team playing the others in their group twice, once at home and once away. The top team in each group automatically qualified for Euro 2004, and the ten group runners-up were paired off against each other to determine another five places in the finals.[1]

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

Qualified teams[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Portugal Host 12 October 1999 3 (1984, 1996, 2000)
 France Group 1 winner 10 September 2003 5 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Czech Republic[B] Group 3 winner 10 September 2003 5 (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000)
 Sweden Group 4 winner 10 September 2003 2 (1992, 2000)
 Bulgaria Group 8 winner 10 September 2003 1 (1996)
 Denmark Group 2 winner 11 October 2003 6 (1964, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Germany[C] Group 5 winner 11 October 2003 8 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Greece Group 6 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1980)
 England Group 7 winner 11 October 2003 6 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Italy Group 9 winner 11 October 2003 5 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000)
  Switzerland Group 10 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1996)
 Croatia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 1 (1996)
 Latvia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 0 (debut)
 Netherlands Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Spain Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000)
 Russia[D] Play-off winner 19 November 2003 7 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 1996)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.
  3. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.
  4. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  2. Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question.
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  5. If two or more teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1) to 4) would be reapplied. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 6) and 7) would apply.
  6. Results of all group matches: 1. Superior goal difference 2. Higher number of goals scored 3. Higher number of goals scored away from home 4. Fair play conduct.
  7. Drawing of lots.

Seedings[edit]

The draw was made on 25 January 2002, in Porto, Portugal. France were seeded first as holders. The other seedings were determined by points per game in the qualifiers for 2000 European Championship and the 2002 World Cup. Belgium and Netherlands did not have to qualify for UEFA Euro 2000 as hosts, so only their record in World Cup 2002 was used.

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the tournament and therefore did not take part in the qualification process.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

 France 2.10
 Sweden 2.67
 Spain 2.56
 Czech Republic 2.50
 Germany 2.25
 Republic of Ireland 2.22
 Romania 2.22
 Italy 2.19
 Belgium 2.12
 Turkey 2.11

 Russia 2.10
 Croatia 2.06
 FR Yugoslavia 2.00
 Netherlands 2.00
 Denmark 2.00
 Poland 1.89
 England 1.88
 Ukraine 1.85
 Slovenia 1.85
 Scotland 1.83

 Norway 1.75
 Austria 1.75
 Slovakia 1.70
 Israel 1.56
  Switzerland 1.55
 Iceland 1.40
 Bulgaria 1.39
 Finland 1.37
 Greece 1.22
 Hungary 1.11

 Cyprus 1.11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.05
 Belarus 1.00
 Wales 1.00
 Estonia 0.95
 Latvia 0.94
 Northern Ireland 0.89
 Macedonia 0.83
 Georgia 0.83
 Lithuania 0.72

 Armenia 0.65
 Albania 0.55
 Moldova 0.55
 Faroe Islands 0.50
 Azerbaijan 0.45
 Liechtenstein 0.22
 Malta 0.05
 San Marino 0.05
 Luxembourg 0.00
 Andorra 0.00

Summary[edit]

  Winner of each group qualified directly for the UEFA Euro 2004
  The Runners-up advanced to the second round (play-offs)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round

Hosts

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8 Group 9 Group 10

France

Denmark

Czech Republic

Sweden

Germany

Greece

England

Bulgaria

Italy

Switzerland

Slovenia

Norway

Netherlands

Latvia

Scotland

Spain

Turkey

Croatia

Wales

Russia

Israel

Cyprus

Malta

Romania

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Luxembourg

Austria

Moldova

Belarus

Poland

Hungary

San Marino

Iceland

Lithuania

Faroe Islands

Ukraine

Armenia

Northern Ireland

Slovakia

Macedonia

Liechtenstein

Belgium

Estonia

Andorra

Serbia and Montenegro

Finland

Azerbaijan

Republic of Ireland

Albania

Georgia

Groups[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification France Slovenia Israel Cyprus Malta
1  France 8 8 0 0 29 2 +27 24 Qualify for final tournament 5–0 3–0 5–0 6–0
2  Slovenia 8 4 2 2 15 12 +3 14 Advance to play-offs 0–2 3–1 4–1 3–0
3  Israel 8 2 3 3 9 11 −2 9 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2
4  Cyprus 8 2 2 4 9 18 −9 8 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1
5  Malta 8 0 1 7 5 24 −19 1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Denmark Norway Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg
1  Denmark 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 15 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0
2  Norway 8 4 2 2 9 5 +4 14 Advance to play-offs 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0
3  Romania 8 4 2 2 21 9 +12 14 2–5 0–1 2–0 4–0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 4 1 3 7 8 −1 13 1–1 1–0 0–3 2–0
5  Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 21 −21 0 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Czech Republic Netherlands Austria Moldova Belarus
1  Czech Republic 8 7 1 0 23 5 +18 22 Qualify for final tournament 3–1 4–0 5–0 2–0
2  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 19 Advance to play-offs 1–1 3–1 5–0 3–0
3  Austria 8 3 0 5 12 14 −2 9 2–3 0–3 2–0 5–0
4  Moldova 8 2 0 6 5 19 −14 6 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1
5  Belarus 8 1 0 7 4 20 −16 3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–1
Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Sweden Latvia Poland Hungary San Marino
1  Sweden 8 5 2 1 19 3 +16 17 Qualify for final tournament 0–1 3–0 1–1 5–0
2  Latvia 8 5 1 2 10 6 +4 16 Advance to play-offs 0–0 0–2 3–1 3–0
3  Poland 8 4 1 3 11 7 +4 13 0–2 0–1 0–0 5–0
4  Hungary 8 3 2 3 15 9 +6 11 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–0
5  San Marino 8 0 0 8 0 30 −30 0 0–6 0–1 0–2 0–5
Source: UEFA

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Scotland Iceland Lithuania Faroe Islands
1  Germany 8 5 3 0 13 4 +9 18 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1
2  Scotland 8 4 2 2 12 8 +4 14 Advance to play-offs 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1
3  Iceland 8 4 1 3 11 9 +2 13 0–0 0–2 3–0 2–1
4  Lithuania 8 3 1 4 7 11 −4 10 0–2 1–0 0–3 2–0
5  Faroe Islands 8 0 1 7 7 18 −11 1 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Greece Spain Ukraine Armenia Northern Ireland
1  Greece 8 6 0 2 8 4 +4 18 Qualify for final tournament 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0
2  Spain 8 5 2 1 16 4 +12 17 Advance to play-offs 0–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
3  Ukraine 8 2 4 2 11 10 +1 10 2–0 2–2 4–3 0–0
4  Armenia 8 2 1 5 7 16 −9 7 0–1 0–4 2–2 1–0
5  Northern Ireland 8 0 3 5 0 8 −8 3 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Turkey Slovakia Republic of Macedonia Liechtenstein
1  England 8 6 2 0 14 5 +9 20 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0
2  Turkey 8 6 1 1 17 5 +12 19 Advance to play-offs 0–0 3–0 3–2 5–0
3  Slovakia 8 3 1 4 11 9 +2 10 1–2 0–1 1–1 4–0
4  Macedonia 8 1 3 4 11 14 −3 6 1–2 1–2 0–2 3–1
5  Liechtenstein 8 0 1 7 2 22 −20 1 0–2 0–3 0–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Bulgaria Croatia Belgium Estonia Andorra
1  Bulgaria 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 17 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–1
2  Croatia 8 5 1 2 12 4 +8 16 Advance to play-offs 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–0
3  Belgium 8 5 1 2 11 9 +2 16 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–0
4  Estonia 8 2 2 4 4 6 −2 8 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–0
5  Andorra 8 0 0 8 1 18 −17 0 0–3 0–3 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group 9[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Wales Serbia and Montenegro Finland Azerbaijan
1  Italy 8 5 2 1 17 4 +13 17 Qualify for final tournament 4–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
2  Wales 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13 Advance to play-offs 2–1 2–3 1–1 4–0
3  Serbia and Montenegro 8 3 3 2 11 11 0 12 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2
4  Finland 8 3 1 4 9 10 −1 10 0–2 0–2 3–0 3–0
5  Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 −15 4 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group 10[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Switzerland Russia Republic of Ireland Albania Georgia (country)
1   Switzerland 8 4 3 1 15 11 +4 15 Qualify for final tournament 2–2 2–0 3–2 4–1
2  Russia 8 4 2 2 19 12 +7 14 Advance to play-offs 4–1 4–2 4–1 3–1
3  Republic of Ireland 8 3 2 3 10 11 −1 11 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0
4  Albania 8 2 2 4 11 15 −4 8 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–1
5  Georgia 8 2 1 5 8 14 −6 7 0–0 1–0[a] 1–2 3–0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was originally played on 12 October 2002, but was abandoned at half-time with the score 0–0 due to floodlight failure and rescheduled.

Play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Latvia  3–2  Turkey 1–0 2–2
Scotland  1–6  Netherlands 1–0 0–6
Croatia  2–1  Slovenia 1–1 1–0
Russia  1–0  Wales 0–0 1–0
Spain  5–1  Norway 2–1 3–0

Top goalscorers[edit]

There were 566 goals scored by 302 different players and 14 own goals. This list reflects the players who scored, at least, 4 goals.

9 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burkert, Sturmius; Sivritepe, Erdinç (7 July 2004). "European Championship 2004". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 

External links[edit]