2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group C

Group C of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consists of six teams: Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Lithuania, and Malta. 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]

On 28 February 2022, Russia was suspended from the competition.[3] On 2 May 2022, UEFA officially announced that Russia would no longer be allowed to take part in the competition, therefore Spain has qualified for the tournament with a game to spare.[4]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain (Q) 6 6 0 0 24 4 +20 18 Final tournament 3–2 3–0 7 Jun 8–0 4–1
2   Slovakia (Y) 7 4 0 3 15 9 +6 12 Play-offs 2–3 2–1 4–0 3–1 Canc.
3   Northern Ireland (Y) 6 2 0 4 7 11 −4 6 3 Jun 1–0 0–2 4–0 Canc.
4   Malta (Y) 6 2 0 4 8 15 −7 6 0–5 3 Jun 4–1 1–3 Canc.
5   Lithuania (E) 7 2 0 5 6 21 −15 6 0–2 0–2 7 Jun 2–1 0–3
6   Russia[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified 1–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 Canc.
Updated to match(es) played on 29 March 2022. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to play-offs
Notes:
  1. ^ On 28 February 2022, FIFA and UEFA suspended Russian national teams from all competitions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[5] On 2 May 2022, UEFA declared all of their results to be null and void.[6]

MatchesEdit

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

Malta  4–1  Northern Ireland
Engerer   24'
Veselji   36', 40' (pen.)
Attard   84'
Report Lane   58'
Slovakia  3–1  Lithuania
Kaprálik   24', 61'
Trusa   79' (pen.)
Report Dolznikov   56' (pen.)
Spain  Voided
(4–1)
  Russia
Niño   13', 54'
Pino   47', 86'
Report Agalarov   10'

Lithuania  0–2  Spain
Report Francés   32'
Pino   78'
Attendance: 671
Russia  Voided
(6–0)
  Malta
Khlusevich   6', 14'
Agalarov   17', 74'
Bozhenov   80'
Kravtsov   86'
Report
Attendance: 308
Northern Ireland  1–0  Slovakia
Galbraith   54' (pen.) Report

Lithuania  2–1  Malta
Milašius   38'
Kalinauskas   56' (pen.)
Report Sixsmith   90+4'
Attendance: 211
Russia  Voided
(1–0)
  Northern Ireland
Prokhin   16' Report
Spain  3–2  Slovakia
Report
Attendance: 4,200

Slovakia  4–0  Malta
Report
Lithuania  Voided
(0–3)
  Russia
Report
Spain  3–0  Northern Ireland
Report
Attendance: 2,632

Northern Ireland  4–0  Lithuania
Report
Russia  Voided
(3–0)
  Slovakia
Report
Attendance: 296
Malta  0–5  Spain
Report
Attendance: 365
Referee: Dario Bel (Croatia)

Lithuania  0–2  Slovakia
Report
Russia  Voided
(1–0)
  Spain
Report
Northern Ireland  0–2  Malta
Report

Malta  Cancelled  Russia
Report
Slovakia  2–1  Northern Ireland
Trusa   37'
Kadák   86' (pen.)
Report Johnston   61'
Spain  8–0  Lithuania
Rodri   16', 37'
Gómez   35'
Gil   40'
Ruiz   43'
Manu Sánchez   61'
Álex Baena   65'
Turrientes   70'
Report

Northern Ireland  Cancelled  Russia
Report
Slovakia  2–3  Spain
Bernát   38' (pen.)
Nebyla   90+1'
Report Gil   4'
Gómez   66'
Navarro   81'
Malta  1–3  Lithuania
J. Zammit   78' Report Gauci   64' (o.g.)
Dovydaitis   80'
Steponavičius   90+3'

Northern Ireland  v  Spain
Report
Russia  Cancelled  Lithuania
Report
Malta  v  Slovakia
Report

Lithuania  v  Northern Ireland
Report
Slovakia  Cancelled  Russia
Report
Spain  v  Malta
Report

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 79 goals scored in 22 matches, for an average of 3.59 goals per match (as of 29 March 2022).

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.
  3. ^ UEFA.com (2022-02-28). "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions | Inside UEFA". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  4. ^ "Uefa announces further sanctions on Russian clubs and national teams amid Ukraine invasion". BBC Sport. 2 May 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  5. ^ "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions". fifa.com. FIFA. 28 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  6. ^ "UEFA decisions for upcoming competitions relating to the ongoing suspension of Russian national teams and clubs". uefa.com. UEFA. 2 May 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.

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