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2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

Qualifying for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in May 2006.

Netherlands qualify as hosts and are exempt from qualifying. Of UEFA's 52 member countries, only the Faroe Islands chose not compete. That left 50 nations attempting to qualify for the 7 remaining spots at the finals.

The competition's structure is as follows:

  1. The 16 lowest ranked nations played-off (on a home-and-away basis) before the qualifying group stage, to eliminate 8 teams.
  2. The remaining 42 teams formed 14 three-team groups, each team playing one home match and one away match.
  3. The 14 group winners played-off (on a home-and-away basis) to decide the seven qualifying nations.

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

Teams went into the preliminary round already knowing who they would face should they get through.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estonia   1–7   Wales 0–2 1–5
Malta   2–4   Georgia 1–2 1–2
San Marino   3–4   Armenia 3–0 0–4
Liechtenstein   1–8   Northern Ireland 1–4 0–4
Kazakhstan   0–1   Moldova 0–0 0–1
Luxembourg   0–5   Macedonia 0–3 0–2
Andorra   0–2   Iceland 0–0 0–2
Azerbaijan   1–5   Republic of Ireland 1–2 0–3

Qualifying GroupsEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
  Armenia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
  Norway 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 6
  Slovakia 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
  Albania 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Serbia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
  Lithuania 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
  Georgia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Belgium 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
  Republic of Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
  Greece 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
  Austria 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
  Iceland 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 6
  Hungary 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
  Finland 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
  Poland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
  Latvia 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
   Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
  Moldova 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
  Belarus 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0

Group 10Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
  Romania 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
  Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0

Group 11Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
  Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
  Macedonia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0

Group 12Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
  Ukraine 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
  Croatia 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0

Group 13Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Israel 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
  Turkey 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Wales 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1

Group 14Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
  Slovenia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
  Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

Play-offsEdit

The 14 group winners were paired up. The winners over two legs qualified for the finals. The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland on 8 September 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia   5–3   Sweden 0–3 5–0
Czech Republic   3–2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 1–1
Russia   4–4 (a)   Portugal 4–1 0–3
England   3–0   Germany 1–0 2–0
Italy   2–1   Spain 0–0 2–1
Belgium   5–2   Bulgaria 1–1 4–1
France   1–2   Israel 1–1 0–1

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