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2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2002 was the 13th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Switzerland between 16 and 28 May 2002.

2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
U-21-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2002
Championnat d'Europe de football espoirs 2002
Campionato europeo di calcio Under-21 2002
Campiunadis Europeans da ballape U21 2002
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates16 – 28 May
Teams8 (finals)
47 (qualifying)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czech Republic (1st title)
Runners-up France
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored35 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Massimo Maccarone (3 goals)
Best player(s)Czech Republic Petr Čech
2000
2004

Czech Republic U-21s won the competition for the first time.

QualificationEdit

The 47 national teams were divided into nine groups (one group of four + five groups of 5 + three 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.

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  England 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
England  2 – 1   Switzerland
Defoe   3'
Crouch   53'
Report Frei   58'
Referee: Attila Hanacsek (Hungary)
Italy  1 – 1  Portugal
Bonazzoli   57' Report Postiga   48'
Referee: Bernhard Brugger (Austria)

Portugal  0 – 2   Switzerland
Report Cabanas   60' (pen.)
Frei   73'
Italy  2 – 1  England
Maccarone   58'84' Report Barry   64'

Switzerland   0 – 0  Italy
Report
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)
Portugal  3 – 1  England
Teixeira   7'
Makukula   20' (pen.)
Viana   69'
Report Smith   43'
Referee: Erol Ersoy (Turkey)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
  Belgium 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Greece 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
France  2 – 0  Czech Republic
Govou   41'
Sorlin   45'
Report
Referee: Erol Ersoy (Turkey)
Greece  1 – 2  Belgium
Gittas   90+2' Report Daerden   33'
Soetaers   83'

Belgium  0 – 1  Czech Republic
Report Jiránek   19'
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)
Greece  1 – 3  France
Patsatzoglou   84' Report Armand   37'
Frau   40'61'
Referee: Franz-Xaver Wack (Germany)

Czech Republic  1 – 1  Greece
Grygera   36' (pen.) Report Kyriazis   69'
Belgium  0 – 2  France
Report Daerden   74' (o.g.)
Luyindula   86'
Referee: Bernhard Brugger (Austria)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 May – Basel
 
 
  France2
 
28 May – Basel
 
   Switzerland0
 
  France0 (1)
 
25 May – Zurich
 
  Czech Republic (p)0 (3)
 
  Czech Republic (a.e.t.)3
 
 
  Italy2
 

Semi-finalsEdit

France  2 – 0   Switzerland
Malbranque   62'
Sorlin   70'
Report

Czech Republic  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Rozehnal   1'
Pospíšil   83'   99'
Report Pirlo   86' (pen.)
Maccarone   90+4'
Referee: Franz-Xaver Wack (Germany)

FinalEdit

 
FRANCE:
GK 1 Mickaël Landreau
DF 2 Anthony Réveillère   33'
DF 4 Jean-Alain Boumsong
DF 6 Jérémie Bréchet
DF 3 Julien Escudé
MF 10 Steed Malbranque   64'
MF 18 Benoît Pedretti
MF 5 Mathieu Berson   77'   87'
MF 7 Olivier Sorlin
FW 11 Péguy Luyindula
FW 9 Sidney Govou   76'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Camel Meriem   64'
FW 13 Pierre-Alain Frau   76'
MF 8 Julien Sable   87'
Coach:
  Raymond Domenech
 
CZECH REPUBLIC:
GK 16 Petr Čech
DF 17 Tomáš Hübschman
DF 2 Martin Jiránek   33'
DF 14 David Rozehnal
DF 5 Zdeněk Grygera
MF 13 Karel Piták   89'
MF 8 Lukáš Zelenka   81'
MF 4 Petr Voříšek
MF 19 Rudolf Skácel
FW 9 Milan Baroš   38'
FW 10 Štěpán Vachoušek
Substitutions:
MF 20 Radoslav Kováč   33'
MF 11 Michal Pospíšil   38'
MF 15 Jan Polák   81'
Coach:
  Miroslav Beránek

Assistant referees:
Markku Tiensuu (Finland)
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Bernhard Brugger (Austria)

GoalscorersEdit

External linksEdit