2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
U-21-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2004
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates 27 May – 8 June
Teams 8 (finals)
48 (qualifying)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (5th title)
Runners-up Serbia and Montenegro
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Alberto Gilardino
Johan Elmander
(4 goals)
Best player Alberto Gilardino

The 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.

Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time. Italy's Alberto Gilardino won the Golden Player award.

The top three teams in this competition qualified for Athens 2004 Olympics, along with hosts Greece U21s.

Qualification

The 48 national teams were divided into ten groups (two groups of four + eight groups of 5). The records of the ten group runners-up were then compared. The top six joined the ten winners in a play-off for the eight finals spots. One of the eight qualifiers was then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Squads

Matches

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
Belarus 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Croatia 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
27 May 2004
18:15
3 – 2 Croatia
 37'
 47'
 86'
Report  49'
 68'

27 May 2004
20:45
1 – 2 Belarus
 58' Report  6'
 44'

29 May 2004
15:30
1 – 1 Croatia
 82' Report  38'

29 May 2004
20:45
2 – 1 Serbia and Montenegro
 30'53' Report  86'

1 June 2004
20:45
1 – 0 Croatia
 21' Report

1 June 2004
20:45
1 – 2 Serbia and Montenegro
 13' Report pen.)
 55'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
Portugal 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
Switzerland 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
28 May 2004
18:15
2 – 1 Switzerland
 21'
 63'
Report  75'

28 May 2004
20:45
3 – 1 Portugal
 40'50'
 71'
Report  28'

30 May 2004
18:15
1 – 2 Sweden
 84' Report  49'
 62'

30 May 2004
20:45
2 – 2 Portugal
 57'
 86'
Report pen.)
 71'

2 June 2004
18:15
1 – 2 Portugal
 41' Report  24'
 78'

2 June 2004
18:15
1 – 3 Sweden
 21' Report o.g.)
 62'88'

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
5 June – Bochum
 Sweden 1 (5)  
 p) 1 (6)  
 
8 June – Bochum
     Italy 3
   Serbia and Montenegro 0
5 June – Oberhausen
 Italy 3
 Portugal 1  

Semi-finals

5 June 2004
18:15
1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Serbia and Montenegro
 36' Report  90+1'
  Penalties  





5 – 6 Delibašić
Vukčević
Milovanović
Đalović
Miladinović
Marić

5 June 2004
20:45
3 – 1 Portugal
 19'77'
 24'
Report  28'
Ruhrstadion, Bochum
Referee: Michal Beneš (Czech Republic)

Olympic play-off

8 June 2004
18:15
3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Sweden
pen.)
 84'
 114'
Report  45+1'
 90'

Final

8 June 2004
21:00
3 – 0 Serbia and Montenegro
 32'
 83'
 85'
Report

ITALY:
1 Marco Amelia
3 Emiliano Moretti
5 Daniele Bonera  90+5'
6 Daniele De Rossi  29'
8 Angelo Palombo
9 Alberto Gilardino
11 Giuseppe Sculli  74'
13 Andrea Barzagli
14 Cesare Bovo
15 Marco Donadel  28'  88'
17 Giandomenico Mesto
Substitutions:
19 Simone Del Nero  80'  74'
10 Matteo Brighi  88'
2 Cristian Zaccardo  90+5'
Coach:
Claudio Gentile

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO:
1 Nikola Milojević
2 Dragan Stančić
3 Nikola Mijailović  11', 34'
6 Marko Baša
7 Danko Lazović
10 Miloš Marić
14 Bojan Miladinović  83'
15 Dejan Milovanović  63'
16 Milan Biševac  50'
19 Branislav Ivanović  90+2'
21 Radomir Đalović  45'
Substitutions:
17 Simon Vukčević  45'
11 Igor Matić  87'  63'
13 Bojan Neziri  83'
Coach:
Vladimir Petrović

Assistant referees:
Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (Spain)
Mark Simons (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Matthew David Messias (England)

Goalscorers

Olympic Qualifiers

  • Greece (as hosts), Italy, Serbia & Montenegro and Portugal qualify for the Olympic games finals.

See Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

External links

  • Results Archive at UEFA.com
  • RSSSF Results Archive at rsssf.com
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