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2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

Qualifying for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in May 2006.

Netherlands qualify as hosts and are exempt from qualifying. Of UEFA's 52 member countries, only the Faroe Islands chose not compete. That left 50 nations attempting to qualify for the 7 remaining spots at the finals.

The competition's structure is as follows:

  1. The 16 lowest ranked nations played-off (on a home-and-away basis) before the qualifying group stage, to eliminate 8 teams.
  2. The remaining 42 teams formed 14 three-team groups, each team playing one home match and one away match.
  3. The 14 group winners played-off (on a home-and-away basis) to decide the seven qualifying nations.

Preliminary round

Teams went into the preliminary round already knowing who they would face should they get through.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estonia 23x15px 1-7 23x15px Wales 0-2 1-5
Malta 23x15px 2-4 23x15px Georgia 1-2 1-2
San Marino 23x15px 3-4 23x15px Armenia 3-0 0-4
Liechtenstein 23x15px 1-8 23x15px Northern Ireland 1-4 0-4
Kazakhstan Template:Country data Kazakhstan 0-1 23x15px Moldova 0-0 0-1
Luxembourg 23x15px 0-5 23x15px Republic of Macedonia 0-3 0-2
Andorra 23x15px 0-2 Template:Country data Iceland Iceland 0-0 0-2
Azerbaijan 23x15px 1-5 23x15px Republic of Ireland 1-2 0-3

Team #1 played the first leg at home.

Qualifying Groups

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
23x15px Armenia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
23x15px Norway 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

2 September 2006
14:00
Armenia 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Norway
Gharabaghtsyan Goal 22' Report
Republican Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Albert Toussaint (Luxembourg)

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Spain 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 6
23x15px Slovakia 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
23x15px Albania 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1

16 August 2006
19:00
Slovakia 23x15px 0 – 0 23x15px Albania
Report
NTC Senec, Senec
Referee: Veaceslav Banari (Moldova)

1 September 2006
15:30
Albania 23x15px 0 – 3 23x15px Spain
Report Silva Goal 40'72'
Kepa Goal 57'

5 September 2006
22:00
Spain 23x15px 4 – 2 23x15px Slovakia
Kepa Goal 59'
Valera Goal 87'
Soldado Goal 88'
Silva Goal 90+1'
Report Kopúnek Goal 25'
Jendrišek Goal 77'
Estadio Luis Suner, Alzira
Referee: Bülent Demirlek (Turkey)

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Serbia 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
23x15px Lithuania 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
23x15px Georgia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

3 September 2006
18:30
Georgia 23x15px 1 – 3 23x15px Serbia
Iashvili Goal 45' Report Mrđa Goal 17'
Babović Goal 45+1'
Milovanović Goal 66' (pen.)
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Referee: Serbastian Coltescu (Romania)

6 September 2006
17:00
Serbia 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Lithuania
Janković Goal 29'
Smiljanić Goal 65'
Report
Stadion Vojvodine, Novi Sad
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Belgium 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
23x15px Greece 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0


Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Italy 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
23x15px Austria 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Template:Country data ISL 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1

16 August 2006
17:00
Austria 23x15px 0 – 0 Template:Country data ISL
Report
Sonnenseestadion, Ritzing
Referee: Tsvetan Georgiev (Bulgaria)


5 September 2006
21:00
Italy 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Austria
Montolivo Goal 83' Report
T. Morgnani, Forlì
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Russia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 6
23x15px Hungary 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
23x15px Finland 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0

3 September 2006
18:00
Finland 23x15px 1 – 5 23x15px Russia
Lampi Goal 41' Report Bazhenov Goal 3'89'
Savin Goal 53'80'
Denisov Goal 75'
Turku Stadium, Turku
Referee: Johny Ver Eecke (Belgium)

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Portugal 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
23x15px Poland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
23x15px Latvia 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0

16 August 2006
17:30
Poland 23x15px 3 – 1 23x15px Latvia
Błaszczykowski Goal 43'
Kucharski Goal 50' (pen.)
Szałachowski Goal 90+2'
Report Višņakovs Goal 2'
Polonia Stadium, Warsaw
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)

1 September 2006
18:00
Latvia 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Portugal
Report Varela Goal 62'
Machado Goal 88'
Daugava Stadium, Riga
Referee: Jérôme Laperrière (Switzerland)

5 September 2006
22:00
Portugal 23x15px 2 – 0 23x15px Poland
da Costa Goal 53'
Machado Goal 56'
Report
Estàdio Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Vila Nova de Gaia
Referee: Craig Alexander Thomson (Scotland)

Group 8

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px England 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
23x16px  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
23x15px Moldova 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1

15 August 2006
21:00
England 23x15px 2 – 2 23x15px Moldova
Walcott Goal 3'
Nugent Goal 76'
Report Alexeev Goal 75'
Zislis Goal 86'
Portman Road, Ipswich
Referee: Vusal Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

1 September 2006
18:00
Moldova 23x15px 1 – 3 23x16px  Switzerland
Suvorov Goal 47' Report Džemaili Goal 13'19'
Estéban Goal 28'
Sheriff Stadium, Tiraspol
Referee: Manuel Jorge De Sousa (Portugal)

Group 9

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
23x15px Belarus 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
23x15px Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0

16 August 2006
17:00
Belarus 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Cyprus
Pavlyuchek Goal 72' Report
City Stadium, Borisov
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Pavel Olsiak (Slovakia)

2 September 2006
18:00
Cyprus 23x15px 0 – 2 23x15px Czech Republic
Report Dimitriou Goal 16' (o.g.)
Holenda Goal 66'
Dasaki Stadium, Akhna
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)

6 September 2006
16:30
Czech Republic 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px Belarus
Frejlach Goal 68'85' Report Kovel Goal 90+3'
Městský fotbalový stadion, Uherské Hradiště
Attendance: 1,305
Referee: David Mckeon (Ireland)

Group 10

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Germany 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 6
23x15px Romania 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
23x15px Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0


Group 11

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Sweden 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
23x15px Denmark 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
23x15px Macedonia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0

16 August 2006
18:30
Sweden 23x15px 3 – 1 23x15px Macedonia
Goitom Goal 15'83'
Farnerud Goal 65'
Report Ivanovski Goal 81'
Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
Referee: Andrejs Sipailo (Latvia)

2 September 2006
20:00
Macedonia 23x15px 0 – 3 23x15px Denmark
Report Curth Goal 21'69'
Lorentzen Goal 50'
Gradski stadion, Skopje
Referee: Panayiotis Kailis (Cyprus)

Group 12

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
23x15px Ukraine 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
23x15px Croatia 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0

16 August 2006
19:00
Ukraine 23x15px 0 – 3 23x15px Bulgaria
Report Atanasov Goal 43'
Bojinov Goal 57'64' (pen.)
Bannikov Stadium, Kiev
Referee: Mark Whitby (Wales)


Group 13

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Template:Country data ISR 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
23x15px Turkey 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
23x15px Wales 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1

16 August 2006
15:00
Template:Country data ISR 3 – 2 23x15px Wales
Tamuz Goal 26'
Srur Goal 64'
Refaelov Goal 79' (pen.)
Report Williams Goal 60'66'
Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk
Referee: Paulius Malžinskas (Lithuania)

2 September 2006
16:00
Wales 23x15px 0 – 0 23x15px Turkey
Report
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Referee: Dragomir Tanović (Serbia)

Group 14

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px France 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
23x15px Slovenia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
23x15px Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

16 August 2006
17:00
Slovenia 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Scotland
Burgič Goal 56' Report
Fazanerija City Stadium, Murska Sobota
Referee: Marek Mikołajewski (Poland)

1 September 2006
20:45
Scotland 23x15px 1 – 3 23x15px France
Adam Goal 86' (pen.) Report Briand Goal 3'83'
Zubar Goal 16'
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Tiziano Pieri (Italy)

Play-offs

The 14 group winners were paired up. The winners over two legs qualified for the finals. The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland on 8 September 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia 23x15px 5–3 23x15px Sweden 0–3 5–0
Czech Republic 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 1–1
Russia 23x15px 4–4 (a) 23x15px Portugal 4–1 0–3
England 23x15px 3–0 23x15px Germany 1–0 2–0
Italy 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Spain 0–0 2–1
Belgium 23x15px 5–2 23x15px Bulgaria 1–1 4–1
France 23x15px 1–2 Template:Country data ISR 1–1 0–1

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