2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 6

Group 6 of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consists of six teams: Spain, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, and Faroe Islands. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 11 December 2018, 09:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland,[1] with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.

The group was originally scheduled to be played in home-and-away round-robin format between 6 June 2019 and 13 October 2020. Under the original format, the group winners and the best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) would qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining eight runners-up would advance to the play-offs.[2]

On 17 March 2020, all matches were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that the qualifying group stage would be extended and end on 17 November 2020, while the play-offs, originally scheduled to be played in November 2020, would be cancelled. Instead, the group winners and the five best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) would qualify for the final tournament.[4][5][6]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 10 9 1 0 20 1 +19 28 Final tournament 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–0
2   North Macedonia 10 5 3 2 20 12 +8 18 0–1 1–1 1–1 7–1 2–1
3   Israel 10 3 4 3 12 14 −2 13 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–0
4   Kazakhstan 10 3 1 6 12 21 −9 10 0–1 1–4 1–2 2–3 0–4
5   Faroe Islands 10 3 0 7 11 25 −14 9 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–0
6   Montenegro 10 2 1 7 11 13 −2 7 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

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

Faroe Islands  1–3  Kazakhstan
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Attendance: 213
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)

Montenegro  1–2  Kazakhstan
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Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Kazakhstan  0–1  Spain
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Attendance: 5,149
Montenegro  3–0  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 438
Referee: Barbeno Luca (San Marino)

Kazakhstan  1–2  Israel
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Attendance: 1,500[7]
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
North Macedonia  7–1  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 278
Referee: Jason Barcelo (Gibraltar)
Spain  2–0  Montenegro
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Montenegro  1–2  North Macedonia
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Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Stephan Klossner (Switzerland)

North Macedonia  1–1  Kazakhstan
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Attendance: 680
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Israel  3–1  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 1,050
Referee: Ian McNabb (Northern Ireland)
Montenegro  0–2  Spain
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Attendance: 2,458
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

Israel  0–0  Montenegro
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Attendance: 2,050
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)
Spain  3–0  North Macedonia
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Attendance: 2,033
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)

Israel  1–1  Spain
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Attendance: 4030
Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)

Faroe Islands  3–1  Israel
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Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Helgi Mikael Jónasson (Iceland)

Kazakhstan  0–4  Montenegro
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Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
North Macedonia  0–1  Spain
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Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)

Faroe Islands  1–2  North Macedonia
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Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)
Israel  1–2  Kazakhstan
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Attendance: 0[note 2]
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)

Kazakhstan  1–4  North Macedonia
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Lukas Fähndrich (Switzerland)
Montenegro  1–2  Israel
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Denys Shurman (Ukraine)
Faroe Islands  0–2  Spain
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Attendance: 121
Referee: David Munro (Scotland)

North Macedonia  1–1  Israel
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (Scotland)
Faroe Islands  1–0  Montenegro
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Athanasios Tzilos (Greece)
Spain  3–0  Kazakhstan
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Bulgaria)

Israel  1–1  North Macedonia
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Denys Shurman (Ukraine)
Spain  2–0  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Admir Šehović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Kazakhstan  2–3  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Visar Kastrati (Kosovo)
North Macedonia  2–1  Montenegro
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Christopher Jaeger (Austria)
Spain  3–0  Israel
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Attendance: 0
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 85 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.83 goals per match (as of 17 November 2020).

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 31 March and 26 October 2019 and between 29 March and 24 October 2020, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.
  2. ^ a b c d e Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 were played behind closed doors.[8][9]
  3. ^ a b c d e Five matches originally scheduled to be played in September and October 2020 were rescheduled following postponements to other matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
  4. ^ The match between Faroe Islands and North Macedonia was originally scheduled on 19 November 2019, 17:00 WET, at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, but was postponed due to a frozen field.[10] It was originally rescheduled to 4 June 2020, but was postponed to 8 September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
  5. ^ a b c d e All matches originally scheduled to be played in March 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[3] These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played in October and November 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020/21 Under-21 qualifying draw". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "2019-21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship regulations" (PDF). UEFA.
  3. ^ a b "COVID-19: latest updates on UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 17 March 2020.
  4. ^ "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Updated UEFA competitions calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Under-21 EURO: New format and schedule announced". UEFA.com. 17 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Казахстан (U-21) – Израиль (U-21) 1:2. Нехватка свежести" (in Russian). footboom.kz. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. ^ "UEFA meets general secretaries of member associations". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  9. ^ "UEFA Super Cup to test partial return of spectators". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Frost avlýsir U21-landsdystin". Faroe Islands Football Association. 19 November 2019.

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