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UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying play-offs

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UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying play-offs

The UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying play-offs were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 2004. They were contested by the ten runners-up from the first-round groups of the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of the five home and away ties joined the group winners in the European Championship in Portugal. The matches were played on 15 and 19 November 2003.


All ten group runners-up from the qualifying groups entered the play-offs:


The draw for the play-offs was held on 13 October 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany, to determine the five pairings as well as the order of the home and away ties. No seeding system was used, making the draw an open one.


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

First leg

15 November 2003
15:00 UTC±0
Scotland  1 – 0  Netherlands
McFadden Goal 22' Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,670
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

15 November 2003
19:00 UTC+3
Russia  0 – 0  Wales
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lucílio Batista (Portugal)

15 November 2003
17:30 UTC+1
Croatia  1 – 1  Slovenia
Pršo Goal 5' Report Šiljak Goal 22'
Maksimir Stadion, Zagreb
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

15 November 2003
20:15 UTC+2
Latvia  1 – 0  Turkey
Verpakovskis Goal 29' Report
Skonto Stadium, Riga
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

15 November 2003
22:00 UTC+1
Spain  2 – 1  Norway
Raúl Goal 21'
H. Berg Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Iversen Goal 15'
Mestalla, Valencia
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Second leg

19 November 2003
17:30 UTC+1
Slovenia  0 – 1  Croatia
Report Pršo Goal 61'
Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Croatia won 2–1 on aggregate.

19 November 2003
19:30 UTC+1
Norway  0 – 3  Spain
Report Raúl Goal 34'
Vicente Goal 49'
Etxeberria Goal 57'
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Spain won 5–1 on aggregate.

19 November 2003
20:30 UTC+2
Turkey  2 – 2  Latvia
Mansız Goal 20'
Şükür Goal 64'
Report Laizans Goal 66'
Verpakovskis Goal 78'
İnönü Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Latvia won 3–2 on aggregate.

19 November 2003
20:30 UTC+1
Netherlands  6 – 0  Scotland
Sneijder Goal 13'
Ooijer Goal 32'
van Nistelrooy Goal 37'51'67'
F. de Boer Goal 65'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

Netherlands won 6–1 on aggregate.

19 November 2003
19:30 UTC±0
 Wales 0 – 1  Russia
Report Evseev Goal 21'

Russia won 1–0 on aggregate.


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