2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was the tenth edition of UEFA's European Under-19 Championship since it was renamed from the original under-18 event, in 2001. The tournament took place in Romania from 20 July to 1 August 2011. France were the title holders, but failed to qualify for the finals. Spain won the tournament.
|Campionatul European de Fotbal sub 19 ani 2011|
|Dates||20 July–1 August|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions||Spain (8th title)|
|Goals scored||46 (3.07 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Álvaro Morata (6 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Álex |
Qualification for the final tournament was played over two stages:
- Qualification – 28 September 2010 – 30 October 2010
- Elite qualification – 28 April 2011 – 5 June 2011
The final tournament of the Championship was preceded by two qualification stages: a qualifying round and an Elite round. During these rounds, 52 national teams competed to determine the seven teams that would join the already qualified host nation Romania.
The qualifying round was played between 28 September and 30 October 2010. The 52 teams were divided into 13 groups of four teams, with each group being contested as a mini-tournament hosted by one of the group's teams. After all matches were played, the 13 group winners and 13 group runners-up advanced to the Elite round. Alongside the 26 winner and runner-up teams, the two best third-placed teams also qualified.
- The following teams qualified for the tournament
- For the complete list of players, see 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squads
|Berceni||Stadionul Berceni||2,600||Three group matches|
|Buftea||Stadionul CNAF||800||Three group matches|
|Chiajna||Stadionul Concordia||3,700||Three group games, a semifinal and the final|
|Mogoșoaia||Stadionul Mogoșoaia||1,000||Three group matches and a semifinal|
Each group winner and runner-up advanced to the semi-finals.
Tie-break criteria for teams even on points:
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question
- Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question
- If, after having applied the above criteria, two teams still have an equal ranking, the same criteria will be reapplied to determine the final ranking of the two teams. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, the following criteria will apply:
- Results of all group matches:
- Superior goal difference
- Higher number of goals scored
- Fair play ranking of the teams in question
- Drawing of lots
- Results of all group matches:
- If two teams which have the same number of points and the same number of goals scored and conceded play their last group match against each other and are still equal at the end of that match, their final rankings will be determined by kicks from the penalty mark and not by the criteria listed above
|Advanced to semifinals|
|Republic of Ireland||3||1||1||1||3||3||0||4|
|Greece||1–2||Republic of Ireland|
|Katidis 5'||Report||O'Connor 2', 51'|
|Stanciu 30'||Report||Přikryl 44'
Jeleček 61' (pen.)
|Czech Republic||2–1||Republic of Ireland|
|Republic of Ireland||0–0||Romania|
|Sarabia 15' (pen.)
The match was scheduled to be played on 20 July, but was abandoned after 15 minutes due to adverse weather conditions while Spain was leading 1–0 after a goal from Álvaro Morata. It was replayed on 21 July at 18:00 local time.
|Ali 77'||Report||Vervaeke 90'|
|Report||Morata 13', 22', 75'
|Ramalho 31' (o.g.)
Gómez 56' (o.g.)
|29 July – Mogoșoaia|
|1 August – Chiajna|
|29 July – Chiajna|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
Jeleček 19' (pen.)
|Report||Despotović 23', 28'|
|Spain||5–0||Republic of Ireland|
Morata 79', 90+1' (pen.)
|Czech Republic||2–3 (a.e.t.)||Spain|
Alcácer 108', 115'
- 6 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- 1 own goal
Team of the TournamentEdit
After the final, the UEFA technical team selected 23 players to integrate the "team of the tournament".
- "Álex Fernández, Golden player of the tournament". UEFA.com. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Spanish dominance shows no sign of abating". UEFA.com. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Stadionul Berceni". uefa.com. 1 January 2011.
- "Football Centre FRF, Buftea". uefa.com. 1 January 2011.
- "Stadionul Concordia, Chiajna". uefa.com. 1 January 2011.
- "Romanian FA Football Centre, Mogosoaia". uefa.com. 1 January 2011.
- "2011 final tournament". uefa.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Group draw" (in Romanian). frf.com. 8 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- "Spain-Belgium rescheduled". UEFA. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
- "Technical Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 13. Retrieved 28 July 2016.