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2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

The 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship started with a qualifying competition which began on 27 March 2009 and finished on 13 October 2010. The final tournament was held in Denmark between 11–25 June 2011.

The first stage of the qualifying competition was a group stage followed by play-offs. Each of the 10 group winners, as well as the four highest ranked second place teams, advanced to the play-off. The play-offs determined which seven nations joined Denmark in the final tournament. Denmark, as hosts, qualified automatically.

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GroupsEdit

SummaryEdit

Teams that secured a place in the play-offs are highlighted in green in their respective qualifying groups. The teams are ordered by final group position.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
  Romania    Switzerland   Italy   Netherlands
  Spain
  Czech Republic
  Iceland
  Russia
  Moldova
  Latvia
  Faroe Islands
  Andorra
  Turkey
  Georgia
  Armenia
  Estonia
  Republic of Ireland
  Wales
  Hungary
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Luxembourg
  Finland
  Poland
  Liechtenstein
  Germany
  Northern Ireland
  San Marino
Group 6 Group 7 Group 8 Group 9 Group 10
  Sweden   Croatia   Ukraine   Greece
  England
  Scotland
  Belarus
  Israel
  Montenegro
  Kazakhstan
  Bulgaria
  Slovakia
  Serbia
  Norway
  Cyprus
  Belgium
  France
  Slovenia
  Malta
  Portugal
  Lithuania
  Macedonia
  Austria
  Albania
  Azerbaijan

In case of equal points, the teams are ranked by their head-to-head record:

  1. number of points
  2. goal difference
  3. goals scored
  4. goals scored away from home.

If some teams have equal head-to-head record, then the following tiebreaks apply:

  1. overall goal difference
  2. overall goals scored
  3. overall goals scored away from home
  4. fair play conduct.[1]

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts            
  Romania 10 8 1 1 23 6 +17 25 3–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–0
  Russia 10 7 1 2 22 6 +16 22 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–0
  Moldova 10 4 2 4 9 13 −4 14 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0
  Latvia 10 4 1 5 16 15 +1 13 5–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 4–0
  Faroe Islands 10 3 2 5 8 16 −8 11 0–4 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–1
  Andorra 10 0 1 9 3 25 −22 1 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–1 1–1

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts            
   Switzerland 10 6 2 2 15 8 +7 20 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0
  Turkey 10 5 1 4 13 11 +2 16 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
  Georgia 10 4 3 3 12 9 +3 15 0–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
  Armenia 10 4 1 5 18 19 −1 13 1–3 2–5 2–3 1–1 4–1
  Estonia 10 3 3 4 9 16 −7 12 1–4 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–1
  Republic of Ireland 10 1 4 5 11 15 −4 7 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–2 5–0

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Italy 8 5 1 2 12 5 +7 16 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0
  Wales 8 5 1 2 15 6 +9 16 2–1 4–1 2–0 5–1
  Hungary 8 4 1 3 9 7 +2 13 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2 2 4 4 8 −4 8 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
  Luxembourg 8 1 1 6 2 16 −14 4 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–1

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Netherlands 8 7 0 1 19 5 +14 21 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–0
  Spain 8 6 1 1 15 5 +10 19 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
  Finland 8 3 1 4 11 7 +4 10 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0
  Poland 8 3 0 5 11 13 −2 9 0–4 0–1 2–1 2–0
  Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 1 27 −26 0 0–3 0–4 0–4 0–5

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Czech Republic 8 7 1 0 25 4 +21 22 3–1 1–1 2–0 5–0
  Iceland 8 5 1 2 29 11 +18 16 0–2 4–1 2–1 8–0
  Germany 8 3 3 2 26 10 +16 12 1–2 2–2 3–0 6–0
  Northern Ireland 8 2 1 5 12 16 −4 7 1–2 2–6 1–1 4–0
  San Marino 8 0 0 8 0 51 −51 0 0–8 0–6 0–11 0–3

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Sweden 8 6 1 1 15 5 +10 19 1–2 2–0 5–1 2–1
  Israel 8 5 1 2 18 8 +10 16 0–1 5–0 1–1 4–0
  Montenegro 8 4 1 3 9 11 −2 13 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–0
  Kazakhstan 8 1 2 5 7 17 −10 5 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–0
  Bulgaria 8 1 1 6 8 16 −8 4 0–1 3–4 1–1 3–0

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Croatia 8 5 2 1 17 10 +7 17 1–1 3–1 4–1 0–2
  Slovakia 8 4 2 2 11 11 0 14 1–2 2–1 1–4 1–0
  Serbia 8 4 1 3 14 12 +2 13 2–2 1–2 3–2 2–0
  Norway 8 2 1 5 14 18 −4 7 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–3
  Cyprus 8 2 0 6 8 13 −5 6 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–3

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Ukraine 8 4 4 0 13 5 +8 16 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0
  Belgium 8 4 3 1 8 5 +3 15 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0
  France 8 4 3 1 12 6 +6 15 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–0
  Slovenia 8 2 2 4 6 10 −4 8 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–0
  Malta 8 0 0 8 0 13 −13 0 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–2

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Greece 8 6 1 1 13 7 +6 19 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1
  England 8 5 2 1 15 7 +8 17 1–2 1–0 3–0 6–3
  Portugal 8 4 1 3 12 8 +4 13 2–1 0–1 4–1 3–1
  Lithuania 8 1 2 5 3 11 −8 5 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0
  Macedonia 8 0 2 6 9 19 −10 2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1

Group 10Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Scotland 8 5 2 1 16 7 +9 17 1–0 3–1 5–2 2–2
  Belarus 8 5 2 1 16 11 +5 17 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–0
  Austria 8 4 2 2 17 11 +6 14 1–0 3–3 3–1 4–0
  Albania 8 1 1 6 11 20 −9 4 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–0
  Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 8 19 −11 4 0–4 2–3 1–2 3–2

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

Since Groups 1 and 2 were composed of six teams, results against the 6th-ranked team were excluded.

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4   Spain 8 6 1 1 15 5 +10 19
9   England 8 5 2 1 15 7 +8 17
10   Belarus 8 5 2 1 16 11 +5 17
5   Iceland 8 5 1 2 29 11 +18 16
6   Israel 8 5 1 2 18 8 +10 16
3   Wales 8 5 1 2 15 6 +9 16
1   Russia 8 5 1 2 14 6 +8 16
8   Belgium 8 4 3 1 8 5 +3 15
7   Slovakia 8 4 2 2 11 11 0 14
2   Turkey 8 3 1 4 9 11 −2 10
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Total points, 2. Goal difference, 3. Goals scored, 4. Goals scored away from home, 5. Disciplinary record, 6. Drawing of lots.[2]

Play-offsEdit

The play-off first legs played on 9 October 2010, second legs played on 13 October 2010.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
England   2–1   Romania 2–1 0–0
Netherlands   3–3 (a)   Ukraine 1–3 2–0
Spain   5–1   Croatia 2–1 3–0
Switzerland   5–2   Sweden 4–1 1–1
Iceland   4–2   Scotland 2–1 2–1
Czech Republic   5–0   Greece 3–0 2–0
Italy   2–3   Belarus 2–0 0–3

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament
  Denmark 00Host 0010 December 2008 41 (1978, 1986, 1992, 2006)
   Switzerland Play-off winners against   Sweden 11 October 2010 2 (2002, 2004)
  Iceland Play-off winners against   Scotland 11 October 2010 First appearance
  England Play-off winners against   Romania 12 October 2010 10 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009)
  Spain Play-off winners against   Croatia 12 October 2010 10 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2009)
  Belarus Play-off winners against   Italy 12 October 2010 2 (2004, 2009)
  Czech Republic Play-off winners against   Greece 12 October 2010 4 (1996, 2000, 2002, 2007)
  Ukraine Play-off winners against   Netherlands 12 October 2010 1 (2006)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship" (PDF).

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