2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group A

Group A of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consists of six teams: Croatia, Austria, Norway, Finland, Azerbaijan, and Estonia. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 28 January 2021, 12:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland,[1] with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.[2]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Croatia 6 6 0 0 17 4 +13 18 Final tournament 3–2 24 Mar 28 Mar 2–0 2–0
2   Norway 6 5 0 1 18 6 +12 15 Play-offs 2 Jun 3–1 3–1 14 Jun 3–0
3   Austria 7 4 0 3 18 9 +9 12 1–3 28 Mar 2 Jun 6–0 2–0
4   Finland 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10 0–2 9 Jun 3–1 6 Jun 1–0
5   Azerbaijan (E) 6 0 1 5 3 19 −16 1 1–5 1–2 0–3 1–1 24 Mar
6   Estonia (E) 7 0 0 7 0 20 −20 0 7 Jun 0–5 0–4 0–3 2 Jun
Updated to match(es) played on 16 November 2021. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated

MatchesEdit

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

Austria  2–0  Estonia
  • Schmid   7'
  • Demir   56'
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Croatia  2–0  Azerbaijan
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Estonia  0–3  Finland
Report Olusanya   29'
Sapp   49' (o.g.)
Mömmö   75'
Norway  3–1  Austria
Larsen   17'
Holm   60'
Botheim   84'
Report Adamu   13'

Finland  0–2  Croatia
Report Sučić   73' (pen.)
Ljubičić   87'
Attendance: 2,903
Referee: Vitor Ferreira (Portugal)
Austria  6–0  Azerbaijan
Adamu   3', 40'
Aiwu   19'
Schmid   85'
Anselm   90', 90+3'
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Estonia  0–5  Norway
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Croatia  3–2  Norway
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Azerbaijan  1–1  Finland
Sinisalo   86' (o.g.) Report Agcabayov   75' (o.g.)
Estonia  0–4  Austria
Report Prass   16'
Adamu   22' (pen.), 53'
Seiwald   65'

Norway  3–0  Estonia
Christensen   4'
Larsen   52'
Palumbo   73'
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Azerbaijan  1–5  Croatia
Qurbanli   55' (pen.) Report Šimić   9', 13', 44' (pen.)
Soldo   25'
Šutalo   81'
Finland  3–1  Austria
Skyttä   19', 58'
Antman   86'
Report Greiml   68'

Croatia  2–0  Estonia
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Azerbaijan  0–3  Austria
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Norway  3–1  Finland
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Finland  1–0  Estonia
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Azerbaijan  1–2  Norway
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Austria  1–3  Croatia
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Croatia  v  Austria
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Azerbaijan  v  Estonia
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Croatia  v  Finland
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Austria  v  Norway
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Norway  v  Croatia
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Estonia  v  Azerbaijan
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Austria  v  Finland
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Finland  v  Azerbaijan
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Estonia  v  Croatia
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Finland  v  Norway
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Norway  v  Azerbaijan
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GoalscorersEdit

There have been 65 goals scored in 19 matches, for an average of 3.42 goals per match (as of 16 November 2021).

6 goals

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 2021 and between 29 March and 24 October 2022, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2021–23 Under-21 EURO qualifying draw". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Under-21 National Teams Coefficient" (PDF). UEFA.com.

External linksEdit