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2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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.

2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
U-21-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2004
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates27 May – 8 June
Teams8 (finals)
48 (qualifying)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy (5th title)
Runners-up Serbia and Montenegro
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Johan Elmander
Italy Alberto Gilardino
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Italy Alberto Gilardino
2002
2006

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.

QualificationEdit

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.

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

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
Serbia and Montenegro  3 – 2  Croatia
Lazović   37'
Lovre   47'
Ivanović   86'
Report Eduardo   49'
Kranjčar   68'
Italy  1 – 2  Belarus
Gilardino   58' Report Kirenkin   6'
A. Hleb   44'

Belarus  1 – 1  Croatia
Kirylchyk   82' Report Lučić   38'
Italy  2 – 1  Serbia and Montenegro
Sculli   30'53' Report Vukčević   86'

Italy  1 – 0  Croatia
De Rossi   21' Report

Group BEdit

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
Germany  2 – 1   Switzerland
Auer   21'
Hitzlsperger   63'
Report D. Degen   75'
Sweden  3 – 1  Portugal
Elmander   40'50'
Ishizaki   71'
Report Almeida   28'

Germany  1 – 2  Sweden
Auer   84' Report Jönsson   49'
Elmander   62'
Switzerland   2 – 2  Portugal
Vonlanthen   57'
Baykal   86'
Report Carlos Martins   66' (pen.)
Almeida   71'

Germany  1 – 2  Portugal
Schweinsteiger   41' Report Almeida   24'
Lourenço   78'
Switzerland   1 – 3  Sweden
Barnetta   21' Report Jaggy   40' (o.g.)
Rosenberg   62'88'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June – Bochum
 
 
  Sweden1 (5)
 
8 June – Bochum
 
  Serbia and Montenegro (p)1 (6)
 
  Italy3
 
5 June – Oberhausen
 
  Serbia and Montenegro0
 
  Italy3
 
 
  Portugal1
 

Semi-finalsEdit


Italy  3 – 1  Portugal
Gilardino   19'77'
Pinzi   24'
Report Oliveira   28'

Olympic play-offEdit

Portugal  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Viana   76' (pen.)
J. Ribeiro   84'
Carlitos   114'
Report Elmander   45+1'
Rosenberg   90'

FinalEdit

Italy  3 – 0  Serbia and Montenegro
De Rossi   32'
Bovo   83'
Gilardino   85'
Report
 
ITALY:
GK 1 Marco Amelia
DF 5 Daniele Bonera   90+5'
DF 13 Andrea Barzagli
DF 14 Cesare Bovo
DF 3 Emiliano Moretti
MF 17 Giandomenico Mesto
MF 8 Angelo Palombo
MF 6 Daniele De Rossi   29'
MF 15 Marco Donadel   28'   88'
FW 11 Giuseppe Sculli   74'
FW 9 Alberto Gilardino
Substitutions:
MF 19 Simone Del Nero   80'   74'
MF 10 Matteo Brighi   88'
DF 2 Cristian Zaccardo   90+5'
Coach:
  Claudio Gentile
 
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO:
GK 1 Nikola Milojević
DF 19 Branislav Ivanović   90+2'
DF 6 Marko Baša
DF 16 Milan Biševac   50'
MF 15 Dejan Milovanović   63'
MF 2 Dragan Stančić
MF 14 Bojan Miladinović   83'
MF 10 Miloš Marić
MF 3 Nikola Mijailović   11'   34'
FW 7 Danko Lazović
FW 21 Radomir Đalović   45'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Simon Vukčević   45'
MF 11 Igor Matić   87'   63'
DF 13 Bojan Neziri   83'
Coach:
  Vladimir Petrović

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

GoalscorersEdit

Olympic QualifiersEdit

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

See Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

External linksEdit