2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs

The play-offs of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition involve eight of the nine runners-up in the qualifying group stage, the top-ranked team being directly qualified for the tournament.

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

Only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third, fourth and fifth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the sixth-placed team in six-team groups are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking. The top-ranked team qualifies directly for the final tournament, while the other teams enter the play-offs.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E   Switzerland 8 5 2 1 14 6 +8 17 Final tournament
2 H   Ukraine 8 5 2 1 16 10 +6 17 Play-offs
3 I   Denmark 8 5 2 1 12 6 +6 17
4 A   Croatia 8 5 1 2 19 10 +9 16
5 G   Czech Republic 8 5 1 2 13 6 +7 16
6 C   Slovakia 8 5 0 3 18 10 +8 15
7 F   Republic of Ireland 8 5 0 3 13 9 +4 15
8 B   Israel 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13
9 D   Iceland 8 3 3 2 13 7 +6 12
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) wins; 6) away wins; 7) disciplinary points; 8) coefficient ranking.

DrawEdit

The draw for the play-offs was held on 21 June 2022 in Nyon, Switzerland.[1]

SummaryEdit

The four play-off winners qualify for the final tournament.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Croatia   3–3 (5–4 p)   Denmark 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Slovakia   3–5   Ukraine 3–2 0–3
Republic of Ireland   1–1 (1–3 p)   Israel 1–1 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Iceland   1–2   Czech Republic 1–2 0–0

MatchesEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Croatia  2–1  Denmark
  • Vidović   9'
  • Beljo   37'
Report
Attendance: 4,225
Referee: Goga Kikacheishvili (Georgia)
Denmark  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Croatia
Report
Penalties
4–5
Attendance: 4,063
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)

3–3 on aggregate. Croatia won 5–4 on penalties and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.


Slovakia  3–2  Ukraine
Report
Attendance: 4,059
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)
Ukraine  3–0  Slovakia
Report
Attendance: 2,535
Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)

Ukraine won 5–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.


Republic of Ireland  1–1  Israel
Report
Attendance: 6,786
Referee: Dario Bel (Croatia)
Israel  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Republic of Ireland
Report
Penalties
3–1
Attendance: 22,752
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (Belgium)

1–1 on aggregate. Israel won 3–1 on penalties and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.


Iceland  1–2  Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 725
Referee: Gergo Bogár (Hungary)
Czech Republic  0–0  Iceland
Report
Attendance: 5,721
Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark)

Czech Republic won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 19 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2.38 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2023 Under-21 EURO qualifying latest: France, Netherlands, England, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Belgium in finals - Under-21 - News - UEFA.com". www.uefa.com. Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  2. ^ "Decisions from today's extraordinary UEFA Executive Committee meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.

External linksEdit