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Group C of UEFA Euro 2004 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 14 June and was completed on 22 June. The group consisted of Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Bulgaria.

Sweden won the group and advanced to the quarter-finals, along with Denmark. Italy and Bulgaria failed to advance.

Three teams – Italy, Denmark and Sweden – all finished with five points, with each team having defeated Bulgaria but drawn their two other games. As all results between the three teams in question were draws, both the points won in these games and the goal difference accrued in these games still left the teams undivided. The decisive tiebreaker was therefore the goals scored during the games between one another: Italy having scored the fewest goals of the three teams were therefore eliminated.

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TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 2003[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2004
C1   Sweden 1 Group 4 winner 10 September 2003 3rd 2000 Semi-finals (1992) 3 18
C2   Bulgaria 4 Group 8 winner 10 September 2003 2nd 1996 Group stage (1996) 18 40
C3   Denmark 3 Group 2 winner 11 October 2003 7th 2000 Winners (1992) 14 15
C4   Italy 2 Group 9 winner 11 October 2003 6th 2000 Winners (1968) 5 10
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2003 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5[a] Advance to knockout stage
2   Denmark 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5[a]
3   Italy 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5[a]
4   Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Tied on head-to-head points (2) and goal difference (0). Head-to-head goals for: Sweden 3, Denmark 2, Italy 1.[1]

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group C, Sweden, advanced to play the runner-up of Group D, Netherlands.
  • The runner-up of Group C, Denmark, advanced to play the winner of Group D, Czech Republic.

MatchesEdit

Denmark vs ItalyEdit

Denmark  0–0  Italy
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Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 1 Thomas Sørensen
RB 6 Thomas Helveg   67'
CB 4 Martin Laursen
CB 3 René Henriksen (c)
LB 5 Niclas Jensen
CM 15 Daniel Jensen
CM 17 Christian Poulsen   76'
RW 19 Dennis Rommedahl
AM 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson   29'
LW 10 Martin Jørgensen   72'
CF 11 Ebbe Sand   69'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Claus Jensen   69'
FW 20 Kenneth Perez   72'
DF 18 Brian Priske   76'
Manager:
Morten Olsen
 
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB 2 Christian Panucci
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)   62'
LB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CM 4 Cristiano Zanetti   57'
CM 20 Simone Perrotta
RW 16 Mauro Camoranesi   68'
AM 10 Francesco Totti   90'
LW 7 Alessandro Del Piero   64'
CF 9 Christian Vieri
Substitutions:
MF 8 Gennaro Gattuso   81'   57'
FW 18 Antonio Cassano   70'   64'
MF 14 Stefano Fiore   68'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni

Man of the Match:
Thomas Sørensen (Denmark)[2]

Assistant referees:
Rafael Guerrero Alonso (Spain)
Oscar Martínez Samaniego (Spain)
Fourth official:
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

Sweden vs BulgariaEdit

Sweden  5–0  Bulgaria
Report
Attendance: 31,652
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 2 Teddy Lučić   41'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson
LB 5 Erik Edman
DM 6 Tobias Linderoth   52'
RM 7 Mikael Nilsson
CM 8 Anders Svensson   77'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović   65'   81'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   41'
MF 16 Kim Källström   77'
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   81'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg
 
GK 1 Zdravko Zdravkov
RB 2 Vladimir Ivanov   70'
CB 3 Rosen Kirilov   22'
CB 18 Predrag Pažin
LB 4 Ivaylo Petkov   18'
RM 13 Georgi Peev
CM 19 Stiliyan Petrov (c)
CM 15 Marian Hristov
LM 17 Martin Petrov   84'
CF 21 Zoran Janković   23'   62'
CF 9 Dimitar Berbatov   76'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Velizar Dimitrov   62'
FW 16 Vladimir Manchev   76'
FW 11 Zdravko Lazarov   84'
Manager:
Plamen Markov

Man of the Match:
Henrik Larsson (Sweden)[3]

Assistant referees:
Glenn Turner (England)
Philip Sharp (England)
Fourth official:
Stuart Dougal (Scotland)

Bulgaria vs DenmarkEdit

Bulgaria  0–2  Denmark
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Bulgaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 1 Zdravko Zdravkov
RB 2 Vladimir Ivanov   51'
CB 3 Rosen Kirilov   4'
CB 22 Ilian Stoyanov   50'
LB 4 Ivaylo Petkov   40'
RM 13 Georgi Peev
CM 15 Marian Hristov   82'
CM 19 Stiliyan Petrov (c)   77'   83'
LM 17 Martin Petrov   84'
SS 21 Zoran Janković   81'
CF 9 Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutions:
DF 5 Zlatomir Zagorčić   80'   40'
FW 11 Zdravko Lazarov   51'
MF 8 Milen Petkov   81'
Manager:
Plamen Markov
 
GK 1 Thomas Sørensen
RB 6 Thomas Helveg
CB 4 Martin Laursen
CB 3 René Henriksen (c)
LB 5 Niclas Jensen   10'
CM 15 Daniel Jensen
CM 7 Thomas Gravesen
AM 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
RW 19 Dennis Rommedahl   23'
LW 10 Martin Jørgensen   72'
CF 11 Ebbe Sand   58'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Jesper Grønkjær   23'
MF 14 Claus Jensen   72'
Manager:
Morten Olsen

Man of the Match:
Thomas Gravesen (Denmark)[4]

Assistant referees:
Paulo Januário (Portugal)
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Gilles Veissière (France)

Italy vs SwedenEdit

Italy  1–1  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 44,926
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB 2 Christian Panucci
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)   46'
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
LB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta   58'
RM 8 Gennaro Gattuso   39'   76'
CM 21 Andrea Pirlo
LM 20 Simone Perrotta
AM 18 Antonio Cassano   70'
CF 9 Christian Vieri
CF 7 Alessandro Del Piero   82'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Stefano Fiore   70'
DF 15 Giuseppe Favalli   76'
MF 16 Mauro Camoranesi   82'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni
 
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Mikael Nilsson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson
LB 5 Erik Edman   54'   77'
DM 6 Tobias Linderoth   75'
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   67'
CM 8 Anders Svensson   55'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 16 Kim Källström   55'
FW 18 Mattias Jonson   67'
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   77'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)[5]

Assistant referees:
Rudolf Käppeli (Switzerland)
Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Markus Merk (Germany)

Italy vs BulgariaEdit

Italy  2–1  Bulgaria
Report
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB 2 Christian Panucci
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
CB 23 Marco Materazzi   44'   83'
LB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
RM 20 Simone Perrotta   68'
CM 21 Andrea Pirlo
LM 14 Stefano Fiore
RF 18 Antonio Cassano
CF 11 Bernardo Corradi   53'
LF 7 Alessandro Del Piero (c)
Substitutions:
FW 9 Christian Vieri   53'
DF 3 Massimo Oddo   68'
FW 17 Marco Di Vaio   83'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni
 
GK 1 Zdravko Zdravkov (c)
RB 7 Daniel Borimirov
CB 18 Predrag Pažin   64'
CB 5 Zlatomir Zagorčić
LB 22 Ilian Stoyanov   66'
CM 15 Marian Hristov   79'
CM 8 Milen Petkov
RW 11 Zdravko Lazarov   80'
AM 21 Zoran Janković   46'
LW 17 Martin Petrov   45'
CF 9 Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutions:
FW 20 Valeri Bojinov   49'   46'
DF 6 Kiril Kotev   64'
MF 10 Velizar Dimitrov   79'
Manager:
Plamen Markov

Man of the Match:
Antonio Cassano (Italy)[6]

Assistant referees:
Yury Dupanau (Belarus)
Vladimir Eniutin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)

Denmark vs SwedenEdit

Denmark  2–2  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 26,115
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
GK 1 Thomas Sørensen
RB 6 Thomas Helveg
CB 4 Martin Laursen
CB 3 René Henriksen (c)
LB 5 Niclas Jensen   46'
CM 15 Daniel Jensen   66'
CM 7 Thomas Gravesen
AM 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
RW 8 Jesper Grønkjær
LW 10 Martin Jørgensen   57'
CF 11 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
DF 2 Kasper Bøgelund   46'
MF 19 Dennis Rommedahl   57'
MF 17 Christian Poulsen   66'
Manager:
Morten Olsen
 
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Mikael Nilsson
CB 3 Olof Mellberg (c)
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson
LB 5 Erik Edman   36'
DM 17 Anders Andersson   81'
RM 18 Mattias Jonson
CM 16 Kim Källström   63'   72'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   72'
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   81'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg

Man of the Match:
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)[7]

Assistant referees:
Christian Schräer (Germany)
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Fourth official:
Mike Riley (England)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burkert, Sturmius; Sivritepe, Erdinç (7 July 2004). "European Championship 2004". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Thomas Sørensen". Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Henrik Larsson". Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Thomas Gravesen". Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Zlatan Ibrahimović". Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Antonio Cassano". Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Jon Dahl Tomasson". Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2004. Archived from the original on 22 June 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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