2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 15th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. In December 2005, Portugal was selected to host the finals of the competition, which took place from 23 May–4 June 2006. The tournament was won by the Netherlands, who beat Ukraine 3–0 in the final.

2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Campeonato Europeu de Futebol Sub-21 de 2006
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates23 May – 4 June
Teams8 (finals)
51 (qualifying)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored34 (2.27 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (4 goals)
Best player(s)Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
2004
2007

The finals tournament featured two groups of four, with the winners and runners up of each group going through to the semi-finals. The draw for the finals groups took place on 8 February 2006.

QualificationEdit

The FinalsEdit

The finals took place between 23 May and 4 June 2006 in Portugal.

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

Players born after 1 January 1983 were eligible to play.

MatchesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
  Serbia and Montenegro 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
  Germany 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
Serbia and Montenegro  0 – 1  Germany
Report Polanski   61'
Portugal  0 – 1  France
Report Vale   41' (o.g.)


Germany  0 – 1  Portugal
Report Moutinho   90+4'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ukraine 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Denmark 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
Ukraine  2 – 1  Netherlands
Milevskyi   39' (pen.)
Fomin   51'
Report Luirink   90+2'
Italy  3 – 3  Denmark
Potenza   16'
Palladino   61'
Bianchi   90'
Report Würtz   21'
Kahlenberg   33'
Andreasen   41'

Italy  1 – 0  Ukraine
Chiellini   90+3' Report

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 June – Braga
 
 
  France2
 
4 June – Porto
 
  Netherlands (a.e.t.)3
 
  Netherlands3
 
1 June – Aveiro
 
  Ukraine0
 
  Ukraine (p)0 (5)
 
 
  Serbia and Montenegro0 (4)
 

Semi-finalsEdit

France  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Faubert   51'
Bergougnoux   85'
Report Hofs   6', 107'
Huntelaar   38'

FinalEdit

Netherlands  3 – 0  Ukraine
Huntelaar   11', 43' (pen.)
Hofs   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 22 146
 
NETHERLANDS:
GK 1 Kenneth Vermeer
DF 16 Dwight Tiendalli
DF 17 Ron Vlaar   74'
DF 3 Gijs Luirink
DF 5 Urby Emanuelson
MF 10 Ismaïl Aissati   78'
MF 20 Demy de Zeeuw
MF 6 Stijn Schaars
MF 8 Nicky Hofs
FW 9 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
FW 7 Romeo Castelen   69'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Daniël de Ridder   69'
DF 4 Ramon Zomer   78'
Coach:
  Foppe de Haan
 
UKRAINE:
GK 1 Andriy Pyatov
DF 15 Hryhoriy Yarmash   38'
DF 6 Dmytro Chyhrynskyi
DF 5 Oleksandr Yatsenko   42'
DF 2 Oleksandr Romanchuk   26'   77'
MF 17 Taras Mykhalyk
MF 18 Oleksiy Hodin   46'
MF 14 Yevhen Cheberyachko
MF 19 Oleksandr Maksymov
FW 10 Artem Milevskyi
FW 11 Ruslan Fomin   46'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Maksym Feshchuk   59'   46'
FW 8 Oleksandr Aliyev   46'
Coach:
  Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko

Assistant referees:
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Roger East (England)
Fourth official:
Howard Webb (England)

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

External linksEdit

  • "2006: Huntelaar thrives in Dutch triumph". UEFA.com. 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  • Europe - U-23/U-21 Tournaments RSSSF.com