2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

The 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification began in 1998. The final tournament was held in 2000 in Slovakia.

The 47 national teams were divided into nine groups (seven groups of 5 + two groups of 6). The records of the nine group runners-up were then compared. The top seven joined the nine winners in a play-off for the eight finals spots. One of the eight qualifiers was then chosen to host the remaining fixtures.

Qualifying group stageEdit

DrawEdit

The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying tournament with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations:

  • Groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, featured the same nations
  • Group 4 did not include Andorra
  • Group 6 did not include San Marino, but included Netherlands (who did not participate in senior Euro qualification)
  • Group 7 did not include Liechtenstein
  • Group 9 did not include Faroe Islands, but included Belgium (who did not participate in senior Euro qualification)

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 8 7 1 0 20 7 +13 22
   Switzerland 8 4 2 2 8 4 +4 14
  Denmark 8 3 1 4 11 13 –2 10
  Belarus 8 2 1 5 5 12 –7 7
  Wales 8 0 3 5 6 14 –8 3
           
Belarus   0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0
Denmark   2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2
Italy   4–1 3–1 1–0 6–2
Switzerland    2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
Wales   0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0

  Italy qualified as group winners
   Switzerland failed to qualify as one of the best runners-up

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Greece 10 7 2 1 32 10 +22 23
  Norway 10 7 1 2 21 8 +13 22
  Georgia 10 2 5 3 11 13 –2 11
  Latvia 10 2 3 5 8 19 –11 9
  Slovenia 10 1 5 4 10 19 –9 8
  Albania 10 1 4 5 8 21 –13 7
  • Georgia 0–1 Albania
  • Norway 2–0 Latvia
  • Greece 2–2 Slovenia
  • Latvia 1–2 Georgia
  • Slovenia 1–3 Norway
  • Greece 3–2 Georgia
  • Norway 4–1 Albania
  • Slovenia 0–1 Latvia
  • Albania 0–5 Greece
  • Greece 2–1 Norway
  • Georgia 0–0 Slovenia
  • Latvia 0–2 Greece
  • Latvia 0–0 Albania
  • Georgia 0–3 Norway
  • Norway 0–0 Georgia
  • Albania 1–2 Norway
  • Georgia 1–1 Greece
  • Latvia 1–1 Slovenia
  • Greece 6–0 Latvia
  • Albania 1–1 Slovenia
  • Slovenia 3–1 Albania
  • Norway 2–1 Greece
  • Albania 1–1 Latvia
  • Slovenia 2–2 Georgia
  • Georgia 4–2 Latvia
  • Norway 3–0 Slovenia
  • Greece 5–2 Albania
  • Albania 0–0 Georgia
  • Latvia 2–1 Norway
  • Slovenia 0–5 Greece

  Greece qualified as group winners
  Norway qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Turkey 8 4 4 0 11 4 +7 16
  Germany 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 13
  Finland 8 3 4 1 9 7 +2 13
  Northern Ireland 8 1 3 4 5 9 –4 6
  Moldova 8 0 4 4 3 10 –7 4
  • Finland 1–0 Moldova
  • Turkey 2–0 N. Ireland
  • Turkey 2–0 Germany
  • N. Ireland 1–1 Finland
  • Moldova 0–2 Germany
  • Turkey 1–1 Finland
  • N. Ireland 1–1 Moldova
  • N. Ireland 1–0 Germany
  • Turkey 2–0 Moldova
  • Germany 2–0 Finland
  • Moldova 0–0 N. Ireland
  • Germany 2–0 Moldova
  • Finland 0–0 Turkey
  • Moldova 1–1 Finland
  • Finland 3–1 Germany
  • N. Ireland 1–2 Turkey
  • Germany 1–0 N. Ireland
  • Moldova 1–1 Turkey
  • Finland 2–1 N. Ireland
  • Germany 1–1 Turkey

  Turkey qualified as group winners
  Germany failed to qualify as one of the best runners-up
Germany (13 pts) and Finland (13 pts) head-to-head record:
2–0 in Germany, 3–1 in Finland. Germany is ranked higher on away goals rule.

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 8 6 1 1 18 4 +14 19
  Russia 8 6 0 2 17 5 +12 18
  Ukraine 8 3 2 3 16 12 +4 11
  Iceland 8 2 0 6 9 18 –9 6
  Armenia 8 1 1 6 6 27 –21 4
  • Ukraine 1–0 Russia
  • Iceland 0–2 France
  • Armenia 3–1 Iceland
  • Russia 2–1 France
  • Ukraine 8–0 Armenia
  • Iceland 1–2 Russia
  • France 4–0 Ukraine
  • Armenia 0–2 Russia
  • Ukraine 5–1 Iceland
  • France 3–1 Armenia
  • France 2–0 Russia
  • Iceland 2–0 Armenia
  • Armenia 1–1 Ukraine
  • Russia 3–0 Iceland
  • Ukraine 0–0 France
  • Russia 6–0 Armenia
  • Iceland 4–1 Ukraine
  • Armenia 1–4 France
  • Russia 2–0 Ukraine
  • France 2–0 Iceland

  France qualified as group winners
  Russia qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 8 7 0 1 23 3 +20 21
  Poland 8 5 2 1 21 12 +9 17
  Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 17 9 +8 14
  Sweden 8 2 0 6 7 15 –8 6
  Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 29 –29 0
  • Sweden 0–2 England
  • Bulgaria 2–2 Poland
  • Poland 5–0 Luxembourg
  • England 1–0 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 2–1 Sweden
  • Luxembourg 0–5 England
  • England 5–0 Poland
  • Sweden 3–0 Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg 0–3 Bulgaria
  • Poland 2–0 Sweden
  • England 3–0 Sweden
  • Poland 3–3 Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria 0–1 England
  • Luxembourg 0–4 Poland
  • England 5–0 Luxembourg
  • Sweden 1–4 Bulgaria
  • Luxembourg 0–1 Sweden
  • Poland 3–1 England
  • Sweden 1–2 Poland
  • Bulgaria 3–0 Luxembourg

  England qualified as group winners
  Poland qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 8 7 1 0 21 5 +16 22
  Netherlands 8 6 0 2 17 8 +9 18
  Israel 8 2 2 4 6 13 –7 8
  Cyprus 8 1 3 4 7 18 –11 6
  Austria 8 1 0 7 8 15 –7 3
  • Austria 0–1 Israel
  • Cyprus 1–3 Spain
  • Cyprus 2–1 Austria
  • Netherlands 3–0 Israel
  • Israel 0–4 Spain
  • Netherlands 3–2 Austria
  • Cyprus 0–3 Netherlands
  • Spain 4–0 Austria
  • Israel 1–1 Cyprus
  • Netherlands 0–1 Spain
  • Austria 0–1 Netherlands
  • Spain 4–1 Netherlands
  • Israel 2–1 Austria
  • Netherlands 5–1 Cyprus
  • Austria 1–2 Spain
  • Cyprus 1–1 Israel
  • Israel 0–1 Netherlands
  • Spain 1–1 Cyprus
  • Austria 3–0 Cyprus
  • Spain 2–1 Israel

  Spain qualified as group winners
  Netherlands qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Slovakia 8 5 2 1 12 6 +6 17
  Portugal 8 5 2 1 17 6 +11 17
  Romania 8 3 3 2 10 8 +2 12
  Hungary 8 2 0 6 12 16 –4 6
  Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 –15 4
  • Slovakia 2–1 Azerbaijan
  • Hungary 0–3 Portugal
  • Azerbaijan 2–1 Hungary
  • Portugal 1–1 Romania
  • Slovakia 1–0 Portugal
  • Hungary 1–2 Romania
  • Portugal 5–0 Azerbaijan
  • Romania 0–1 Slovakia
  • Azerbaijan 0–2 Romania
  • Slovakia 4–1 Hungary
  • Portugal 1–1 Slovakia
  • Romania 2–1 Hungary
  • Hungary 3–0 Slovakia
  • Romania 1–1 Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan 0–2 Portugal
  • Slovakia 0–0 Romania
  • Hungary 4–1 Azerbaijan
  • Romania 2–3 Portugal
  • Azerbaijan 0–3 Slovakia
  • Portugal 2–1 Hungary

  Slovakia qualified as group winners
  Portugal qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Croatia 8 6 2 0 25 7 +18 20
  FR Yugoslavia 8 5 2 1 29 10 +19 17
  Republic of Ireland 8 4 2 2 13 12 +1 14
  Malta 8 1 0 7 8 23 –15 3
  Macedonia 8 1 0 7 2 25 –23 3
           
Croatia   5–1 4–0 1–0 2–2
Republic of Ireland   2–2 3–0* 2–1 0–2
Macedonia   0–2 0–1 1–0 0–8
Malta   0–3 1–3 5–1 1–5
FR Yugoslavia   2–6 1–1 2–0 7–0

  Croatia qualified as group winners
  FR Yugoslavia qualified as one of the best runners-up

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Belgium 10 8 1 1 31 9 +22 25
  Czech Republic 10 8 1 1 17 5 +12 25
  Lithuania 10 5 1 4 14 10 4 16
  Scotland 10 4 2 4 18 12 +6 14
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 2 1 7 11 24 –13 7
  Estonia 10 0 0 10 4 35 –31 0
  • Lithuania 0–0 Scotland
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2 Estonia
  • Belgium 0–2 Czech Republic
  • Lithuania 0–1 Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–0 Czech Republic
  • Scotland 2–0 Estonia
  • Lithuania 4–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic 3–0 Estonia
  • Belgium 2–0 Scotland
  • Scotland 2–2 Belgium
  • Czech Republic 1–0 Lithuania
  • Lithuania 4–1 Estonia
  • Scotland 0–1 Czech Republic
  • Belgium 4–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2 Lithuania
  • Estonia 0–3 Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic 3–2 Scotland
  • Estonia 0–2 Lithuania
  • Estonia 1–7 Belgium
  • Belgium 5–0 Estonia
  • Lithuania 0–2 Czech Republic
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–5 Scotland
  • Belgium 3–0 Lithuania
  • Czech Republic 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Estonia 0–4 Scotland
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–4 Belgium
  • Scotland 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic 1–3 Belgium
  • Estonia 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Scotland 1–2 Lithuania

  Belgium qualified as group winners
  Czech Republic qualified as one of the best runners-up

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

Because groups contained different number or teams (six and five), matches against the fifth and sixth-placed teams in each group were not included in the ranking. As a result, six matches played by each team counted for the purposes of the second-placed table. The top seven advanced to the play-off.

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9   Czech Republic 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15
6   Netherlands 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
4   Russia 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12
8   FR Yugoslavia 6 3 2 1 19 10 +9 11
7   Portugal 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
5   Poland 6 3 2 1 12 12 0 11
2   Norway 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
1    Switzerland 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3   Germany 6 2 1 3 5 7 –2 7

Play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal   2–3   Croatia 2–0 0–3 (a.e.t.)
Norway   1–7   Spain 1–3 0–4
Czech Republic   3–1   Greece 3–0 0–1
England   3–0   FR Yugoslavia 3–0
Poland   2–2 (a)   Turkey 2–1 0–1
Russia   1–4   Slovakia 0–1 1–3
Netherlands   4–2   Belgium 2–2 2–0
France   2–3   Italy 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)

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