UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying
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UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying

UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates
Teams50
Tournament statistics
Matches played211[note 1]
Goals scored566 (2.68 per match)
Top scorer(s)Slovenia Ermin ?iljak
2000
2008

Qualification for the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship took place between September 2002 and November 2003.

Fifty teams were divided into ten groups, with each team playing the others in their group twice, once at home and once away. The top team in each group automatically qualified for Euro 2004, and the ten group runners-up were paired off against each other to determine another five places in the finals.[1]

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

Qualified teams

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter
  Not a UEFA member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Portugal Host 12 October 1999 3 (1984, 1996, 2000)
 France Group 1 winner 10 September 2003 5 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Czech Republic[B] Group 3 winner 10 September 2003 5 (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000)
 Sweden Group 4 winner 10 September 2003 2 (1992, 2000)
 Bulgaria Group 8 winner 10 September 2003 1 (1996)
 Denmark Group 2 winner 11 October 2003 6 (1964, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Germany[C] Group 5 winner 11 October 2003 8 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Greece Group 6 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1980)
 England Group 7 winner 11 October 2003 6 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Italy Group 9 winner 11 October 2003 5 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000)
  Switzerland Group 10 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1996)
 Croatia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 1 (1996)
 Latvia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 0 (debut)
 Netherlands Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
 Spain Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000)
 Russia[D] Play-off winner 19 November 2003 7 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 1996)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.
  3. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.
  4. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

Tiebreakers

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  2. Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question.
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question.
  5. If two or more teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1) to 4) would be reapplied. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 6) and 7) would apply.
  6. Results of all group matches: 1. Superior goal difference 2. Higher number of goals scored 3. Higher number of goals scored away from home 4. Fair play conduct.
  7. Drawing of lots.

Seedings

The draw was made on 25 January 2002 in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal.[2]France were seeded first as holders. The other seedings were determined by points per game in the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2000 and 2002 FIFA World Cup. Belgium and Netherlands qualified automatically for UEFA Euro 2000 as co-hosts, so only their record in 2002 FIFA World Cup was used. France qualified automatically for 2002 FIFA World Cup as 1998 FIFA World Cup Champions, so only their record in UEFA Euro 2000 was used.

Portugal qualified automatically as hosts of the tournament and therefore did not take part in the qualification process. Teams in bold qualified for the finals.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

 France 2.10
 Sweden 2.67
 Spain 2.56
 Czech Republic 2.50
 Germany 2.25
 Republic of Ireland 2.22
 Romania 2.22
 Italy 2.19
 Belgium 2.12
 Turkey 2.11

 Russia 2.10
 Croatia 2.06
 FR Yugoslavia 2.00
 Netherlands 2.00
 Denmark 2.00
 Poland 1.89
 England 1.88
 Ukraine 1.85
 Slovenia 1.85
 Scotland 1.83

 Norway 1.75
 Austria 1.75
 Slovakia 1.70
 Israel 1.56
  Switzerland 1.55
 Iceland 1.40
 Bulgaria 1.39
 Finland 1.37
 Greece 1.22
 Hungary 1.11

 Cyprus 1.11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.05
 Belarus 1.00
 Wales 1.00
 Estonia 0.95
 Latvia 0.94
 Northern Ireland 0.89
 Macedonia 0.83
 Georgia 0.83
 Lithuania 0.72

 Armenia 0.65
 Albania 0.55
 Moldova 0.55
 Faroe Islands 0.50
 Azerbaijan 0.45
 Liechtenstein 0.22
 Malta 0.05
 San Marino 0.05
 Luxembourg 0.00
 Andorra 0.00

Summary

  Group winners qualified directly for UEFA Euro 2004
  Group runners-up advanced to the play-offs
  Other teams were eliminated after the qualifying group stage

Groups

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification France Slovenia Israel Cyprus Malta
1  France 8 8 0 0 29 2 +27 24 Qualify for final tournament 5-0 3-0 5-0 6-0
2  Slovenia 8 4 2 2 15 12 +3 14 Advance to play-offs 0-2 3-1 4-1 3-0
3  Israel 8 2 3 3 9 11 −2 9 1-2 0-0 2-0 2-2
4  Cyprus 8 2 2 4 9 18 −9 8 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-1
5  Malta 8 0 1 7 5 24 −19 1 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-2
Source: UEFA

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Denmark Norway Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg
1  Denmark 8 4 3 1 15 9 +6 15 Qualify for final tournament 1-0 2-2 0-2 2-0
2  Norway 8 4 2 2 9 5 +4 14[a] Advance to play-offs 2-2 1-1 2-0 1-0
3  Romania 8 4 2 2 21 9 +12 14[a] 2-5 0-1 2-0 4-0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 4 1 3 7 8 −1 13 1-1 1-0 0-3 2-0
5  Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 0 21 −21 0 0-2 0-2 0-7 0-1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Norway 4, Romania 1.

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Czech Republic Netherlands Austria Moldova Belarus
1  Czech Republic 8 7 1 0 23 5 +18 22 Qualify for final tournament 3-1 4-0 5-0 2-0
2  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 20 6 +14 19 Advance to play-offs 1-1 3-1 5-0 3-0
3  Austria 8 3 0 5 12 14 −2 9 2-3 0-3 2-0 5-0
4  Moldova 8 2 0 6 5 19 −14 6 0-2 1-2 1-0 2-1
5  Belarus 8 1 0 7 4 20 −16 3 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-1
Source: UEFA

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Sweden Latvia Poland Hungary San Marino
1  Sweden 8 5 2 1 19 3 +16 17 Qualify for final tournament 0-1 3-0 1-1 5-0
2  Latvia 8 5 1 2 10 6 +4 16 Advance to play-offs 0-0 0-2 3-1 3-0
3  Poland 8 4 1 3 11 7 +4 13 0-2 0-1 0-0 5-0
4  Hungary 8 3 2 3 15 9 +6 11 1-2 3-1 1-2 3-0
5  San Marino 8 0 0 8 0 30 −30 0 0-6 0-1 0-2 0-5
Source: UEFA

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Scotland Iceland Lithuania Faroe Islands
1  Germany 8 5 3 0 13 4 +9 18 Qualify for final tournament 2-1 3-0 1-1 2-1
2  Scotland 8 4 2 2 12 8 +4 14 Advance to play-offs 1-1 2-1 1-0 3-1
3  Iceland 8 4 1 3 11 9 +2 13 0-0 0-2 3-0 2-1
4  Lithuania 8 3 1 4 7 11 −4 10 0-2 1-0 0-3 2-0
5  Faroe Islands 8 0 1 7 7 18 −11 1 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-3
Source: UEFA

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Greece Spain Ukraine Armenia Northern Ireland
1  Greece 8 6 0 2 8 4 +4 18 Qualify for final tournament 0-2 1-0 2-0 1-0
2  Spain 8 5 2 1 16 4 +12 17 Advance to play-offs 0-1 2-1 3-0 3-0
3  Ukraine 8 2 4 2 11 10 +1 10 2-0 2-2 4-3 0-0
4  Armenia 8 2 1 5 7 16 −9 7 0-1 0-4 2-2 1-0
5  Northern Ireland 8 0 3 5 0 8 −8 3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1
Source: UEFA

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Turkey Slovakia North Macedonia Liechtenstein
1  England 8 6 2 0 14 5 +9 20 Qualify for final tournament 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-0
2  Turkey 8 6 1 1 17 5 +12 19 Advance to play-offs 0-0 3-0 3-2 5-0
3  Slovakia 8 3 1 4 11 9 +2 10 1-2 0-1 1-1 4-0
4  Macedonia 8 1 3 4 11 14 −3 6 1-2 1-2 0-2 3-1
5  Liechtenstein 8 0 1 7 2 22 −20 1 0-2 0-3 0-2 1-1
Source: UEFA

Group 8

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Bulgaria Croatia Belgium Estonia Andorra
1  Bulgaria 8 5 2 1 13 4 +9 17 Qualify for final tournament 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-1
2  Croatia 8 5 1 2 12 4 +8 16[a] Advance to play-offs 1-0 4-0 0-0 2-0
3  Belgium 8 5 1 2 11 9 +2 16[a] 0-2 2-1 2-0 3-0
4  Estonia 8 2 2 4 4 6 −2 8 0-0 0-1 0-1 2-0
5  Andorra 8 0 0 8 1 18 −17 0 0-3 0-3 0-1 0-2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Croatia +3, Belgium -3.

Group 9

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Wales Serbia and Montenegro Finland Azerbaijan
1  Italy 8 5 2 1 17 4 +13 17 Qualify for final tournament 4-0 1-1 2-0 4-0
2  Wales 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13 Advance to play-offs 2-1 2-3 1-1 4-0
3  Serbia and Montenegro[a] 8 3 3 2 11 11 0 12 1-1 1-0 2-0 2-2
4  Finland 8 3 1 4 9 10 −1 10 0-2 0-2 3-0 3-0
5  Azerbaijan 8 1 1 6 5 20 −15 4 0-2 0-2 2-1 1-2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The official name of the country was changed from FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro on 4 February 2003, during the qualifying process.

Group 10

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Switzerland Russia Republic of Ireland Albania Georgia (country)
1   Switzerland 8 4 3 1 15 11 +4 15 Qualify for final tournament 2-2 2-0 3-2 4-1
2  Russia 8 4 2 2 19 12 +7 14 Advance to play-offs 4-1 4-2 4-1 3-1
3  Republic of Ireland 8 3 2 3 10 11 −1 11 1-2 1-1 2-1 2-0
4  Albania 8 2 2 4 11 15 −4 8 1-1 3-1 0-0 3-1
5  Georgia 8 2 1 5 8 14 −6 7 0-0 1-0[a] 1-2 3-0
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The Georgia v Russia match originally was played on 12 October 2002, but was abandoned at half-time with the score 0-0 due to floodlight failure and rescheduled.

Play-offs

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Latvia  3-2  Turkey 1-0 2-2
Scotland  1-6  Netherlands 1-0 0-6
Croatia  2-1  Slovenia 1-1 1-0
Russia  1-0  Wales 0-0 1-0
Spain  5-1  Norway 2-1 3-0

Goalscorers

There were 566 goals scored in 211 matches, for an average of 2.68 goals per match.[note 1]

9 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Notes

  1. ^ a b The matches tally takes into account fixtures that were subsequently abandoned.

References

  1. ^ Burkert, Sturmius; Sivritepe, Erdinç (7 July 2004). "European Championship 2004". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Green light for EURO 2004 draw procedure". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 January 2002. Retrieved 2019.

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