UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying

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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.

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

Qualified teams[edit]

  Qualified – directly
  Qualified – after Play-offs
  Did not qualify – Play-offs
  Did not qualify – First Round
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member

UEFA Euro 2004 qualification coefficients were sixth in the list of criteria to separate teams that finished level on points in their group in Euro 2004. The coefficients were calculated as the points earned per game in qualification for both Euro 2004 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Country Euro 2004
group
Coefficient
 France B 3.000
 Portugal A 2.400
 Sweden C 2.389
 Czech Republic D 2.333
 Italy C 2.313
 Spain A 2.313
 England B 2.313
 Germany D 2.188
 Netherlands D 2.167
 Croatia B 2.125
 Denmark C 2.056
 Russia A 2.056
 Bulgaria C 1.889
  Switzerland B 1.611
 Greece A 1.563
 Latvia D 1.250

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. 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
 Sweden
 Spain
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Republic of Ireland
 Romania
 Italy
 Belgium
 Turkey

 Russia
 Croatia
 FR Yugoslavia
 Netherlands
 Denmark
 Poland
 England
 Ukraine
 Slovenia
 Scotland

 Norway
 Austria
 Slovakia
 Israel
  Switzerland
 Iceland
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Greece
 Hungary

 Cyprus
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Belarus
 Wales
 Estonia
 Latvia
 Northern Ireland
 Macedonia
 Georgia
 Lithuania

 Armenia
 Albania
 Moldova
 Faroe Islands
 Azerbaijan
 Liechtenstein
 Malta
 San Marino
 Luxembourg
 Andorra

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]