2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 2

Group 2 of the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consists of six teams: Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Albania, Estonia, and Northern Ireland. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 26 January 2017,[1][2] with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.[3]

The group is played in home-and-away round-robin format between 8 June 2017 and 16 October 2018. The group winners qualify directly for the final tournament, while the runners-up advance to the play-offs if they are one of the four best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team).[4]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 10 9 0 1 31 10 +21 27 Final tournament 1–2 5–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
2   Northern Ireland 10 6 2 2 15 11 +4 20 3–5 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–2
3   Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 18 −1 18 1–4 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–0
4   Iceland 10 3 2 5 16 19 −3 11 2–7 0–1 2–3 2–3 5–2
5   Albania 10 1 4 5 9 17 −8 7 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0
6   Estonia 10 0 2 8 11 24 −13 2 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Estonia  1–2  Northern Ireland
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Albania  0–0  Estonia
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Attendance: 3,000[5]
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Northern Ireland  1–0  Albania
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Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)

Estonia  1–2  Slovakia
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Attendance: 243[6]
Referee: Jari Järvinen (Finland)

Iceland  2–3  Albania
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Estonia  0–1  Spain
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Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Slovakia  1–0  Northern Ireland
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Attendance: 2,339[7]
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Slovakia  0–2  Iceland
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Attendance: 3,076[8]
Referee: Georgios Kominis (Greece)

Albania  0–0  Iceland
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Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
Slovakia  1–4  Spain
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Attendance: 5,574[9]
Northern Ireland  4–2  Estonia
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Referee: Petur Reinert (Faroe Islands)

Spain  1–0  Iceland
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Albania  1–1  Northern Ireland
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Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Estonia  2–3  Iceland
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Referee: Alper Ulusoy (Turkey)
Spain  5–1  Slovakia
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Northern Ireland  3–5  Spain
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Albania  2–3  Slovakia
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Attendance: 985[10]
Referee: Stefan Apostolov (Bulgaria)

Northern Ireland  0–0  Iceland
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Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)

Slovakia  4–1  Albania
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Attendance: 2,177[11]
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)
Spain  3–1  Estonia
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Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)

Iceland  5–2  Estonia
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Referee: Rahim Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
Spain  3–0  Albania
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Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Iceland  2–3  Slovakia
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Attendance: 337[12]
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Spain  1–2  Northern Ireland
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Iceland  0–1  Northern Ireland
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Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Albania  0–1  Spain
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Slovakia  2–0  Estonia
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Attendance: 3,373[13]
Referee: Igor Pajac (Croatia)

Estonia  2–2  Albania
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Referee: Yigal Frid (Israel)
Iceland  2–7  Spain
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Referee: Cătălin Gaman (Romania)
Northern Ireland  1–0  Slovakia
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Attendance: 5,462[14]
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (Israel)

GoalscorersEdit

There were 99 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 3.3 goals per match.

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 26 March and 28 October 2017 and between 25 March and 27 October 2018, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 Under-21 qualifying group stage draw". UEFA.com. 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "England face Netherlands, Scotland in 2019 U21 qualifying". UEFA.com. 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Under-21 coefficients: 2019 qualifying draw" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "2017-19 UEFA European Under-21 Championship regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
  5. ^ attendance Albania U21 vs. Estonia U21 - 12 June 2017 Soccerway
  6. ^ Estonia U21 vs. Slovakia U21 Soccerway
  7. ^ Slovensko 21 1:0 Severné Írsko 21 Futbalsfz.sk
  8. ^ Slovensko 21 0:2 Island 21 Futbalsfz.sk
  9. ^ Slovensko 21 1:4 Španielsko 21 Futbalsfz.sk
  10. ^ Albania U21 vs. Slovakia U21 Soccerway
  11. ^ Slovensko 21 4:1 Albánsko 21 Futbalsfz.sk
  12. ^ Iceland U21 vs. Slovakia U21 Soccerway
  13. ^ Slovensko 21 2:0 Estónsko 21 Futbalsfz.sk
  14. ^ Severné Írsko 21 1:0 Slovensko 21 Futbalsfz.sk

External linksEdit