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2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

The 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the second edition of UEFA's UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Portugal hosted the championship, during 7–17 May. The format of the competition changed, and only 8 teams entered the competition. Host Portugal defeated Spain in the final to win the competition for the fifth time.

2003 UEFA Under-17 Championship
Campeonato Europeu de Futebol Sub-17 de 2003
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates7 – 17 May
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Portugal (5th title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Austria
Fourth place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain David Rodríguez (6 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Miguel Veloso[1]
2002
2004

For winning their semifinals, Portugal and Spain qualified for the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, held in Finland, with England and Austria missing out.

QualificationEdit

Qualification for the final tournament of the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship consisted of two rounds: a Qualifying round and an Elite round. In the qualifying round, 44 national teams competed in 11 groups of four teams, with two best teams of each group advancing to the elite round. There, the 22 first-round qualifiers plus the teams who were given a bye (Spain, England, Russia, Finland, Poland and Hungary), were distributed in seven groups of four teams. The winner of each group qualified for the final tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following 8 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Portugal Hosts 1 (2002)
  Spain Group 1 winner 1 (2002)
  Denmark Group 2 winner 1 (2002)
  Austria Group 3 winner 0 (debut)
  Israel Group 4 winner 0 (debut)
  Hungary Group 5 winner 1 (2002)
  England Group 6 winner 1 (2002)
  Italy Group 7 winner 0 (debut)

VenuesEdit

The final tournament was played in seven venues located in seven different cities, Viseu, Nelas, Chaves, Mangualde, Vila Real, Santa Comba Dão and Santa Marta de Penaguião. The Estádio do Fontelo was the largest stadium with a tournament capacity of 12,000 seats, and served as both the opening ceremony and the final venue.

The table below lists stadium capacity for the final tournament, which may not correspond to their effective maximum capacity.

Viseu Chaves
Estádio do Fontelo Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 12,000
   
Santa Comba Dão Nelas
Estádio Municipal Doutor Orlando Mendes Estádio Municipal de Nelas
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 7,500
   
Vila Real Mangualde Santa Marta de Penaguião
Complexo Desportivo Monte da Forca Estádio Municipal de Mangualde Municipal de Santa Marta de Penaguião
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 1,500 Capacity: 500
     

SquadsEdit

Each participating national association had to submit a final list of 18 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). All players must have been born on or after 1 January 1986.

Match OfficialsEdit

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[2]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Portugal 3 3 0 0 6 2 4 9 Advanced to the semifinals
  Austria 3 2 0 1 3 1 2 6
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
  Hungary 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Portugal  3–2  Denmark
João Pedro   34'
Paulo Machado   40'
Curto   55'
Report[permanent dead link] Torry   32'42'
Austria  1–0  Hungary
Saurer   78' Report[permanent dead link]
Estádio Municipal de Nelas, Nelas
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)

Portugal  1–0  Austria
Curto   14' Report
Referee: Kuddusi Müftüoglu (Turkey)
Denmark  2–0  Hungary
Storm   33'
Jakobsen   50'
Report[permanent dead link]
Estádio Municipal de Mangualde, Mangualde
Referee: Novo Panic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Denmark  0–2  Austria
Report[permanent dead link] Mayer   42'
Horvath   83'
Estádio Municipal de Nelas, Nelas
Referee: Veaceslav Banari (Moldova)

Group BEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Spain 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7 Advanced to the semifinals
  England 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5
  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 4
  Israel 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Israel  1–2  England
Rafaelov   47' (pen.) Report[permanent dead link] Bowditch   51'
Milner   54'
Municipal de Santa Marta de Penaguião, Santa Marta de Penaguião
Referee: Novo Panic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Spain  2–0  Italy
Cases   28'
Nadal   35'
Report[permanent dead link]
Complexo Desportivo Monte da Forca, Vila Real
Referee: Kuddusi Müftüoglu (Turkey)

Israel  0–3  Spain
Report[permanent dead link] Silva   33'
David   36'
Cases   47'

England  2–2  Spain
Taylor   47'
Milner   51'
Report[permanent dead link] Nadal   9'
Jurado   27'
Complexo Desportivo Monte da Forca, Vila Real
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)
Italy  4–0  Israel
Pozzi   32'46'
Lupoli   35'78'
Report[permanent dead link]
Municipal de Santa Marta de Penaguião, Santa Marta de Penaguião

Knockout stageEdit

Knockout mapEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 May – Viseu
 
 
  Portugal (p)2 (3)
 
17 May – Viseu
 
  England2 (2)
 
  Portugal2
 
14 May – Mangualde
 
  Spain1
 
  Spain5
 
 
  Austria2
 
Third place
 
 
17 May – Santa Comba Dão
 
 
  England0
 
 
  Austria1

SemifinalsEdit


Spain  5–2  Austria
David   4'12'37'68'
Cases   16'
Report[permanent dead link] Fuchs   59'
Stankovic   62'
Estádio Municipal de Mangualde, Mangualde

Third Place PlayoffEdit

England  0–1  Austria
Report[permanent dead link] Pirker   53'
Estádio Municipal Doutor Orlando Mendes, Santa Comba Dão
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)

FinalEdit

Portugal  2–1  Spain
Márcio Sousa   22'47' Report[permanent dead link] David   42'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
GK 12 Mário Felgueiras
RB 2 João Dias   60'
CB 4 Miguel Veloso (c)
CB 14 Paulo Ricardo
LB 3 Tiago Gomes
CM 6 Paulo Machado
CM 17 João Coimbra   70'
MO 10 Márcio Sousa   77'
RW 7 Vieirinha
LW 15 João Pedro   52'
CF 9 Carlos Saleiro
Substitutions:
GK 1 Pedro Freitas
LB 13 Vítor Vinha
CB 5 Tiago Costa
MF 8 João Moutinho   77'
LW 11 Hélder Barbosa
RW 16 Bruno Gama   52'
FW 18 Manuel Curto   70'
Manager:
António Violante
GK 13 Antonio Adán
RB 2 Manuel Ruz   72'
CB 5 Sergio Sánchez
CB 14 César Arzo   81'
LB 3 Raúl Llorente
DM 8 Markel Bergara   63'
MF 16 José Cases   49'
MF 11 Jurado (c)
MF 10 David Silva
LW 7 Sisi
CF 9 David Rodríguez
Substitutions:
GK 1 Roberto Jiménez
DF 4 Marcos Martín
DF 17 César Collado   72'
MF 6 Marcos Tébar   49'
MF 15 Eneko Urien
FW 12 Manu Alejandro
FW 18 Xisco Nadal   63'
Manager:
Juan Santisteban

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2003: Miguel Veloso
  2. ^ "uefa.com - UEFA European U-17 C'Ship - Fixtures & Results - Grp FT". web.archive.org. 4 August 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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