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2014 EMF miniEURO

2014 EMF miniEURO
Tournament details
Host country Moldova
Dates 26–30 November
Teams 24
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Romania (5th title)
Runners-up  Slovenia
Third place  Czech Republic
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 227 (4.37 per match)
Top scorer(s) Joe Andrew (9)

The 2014 EMF miniEuro was the 5th edition of the EMF miniEURO for national Small-sided football teams, and the first governed by the European Minifootball Federation.[1] It was hosted in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, from 26 to 30 September 2014.

The final tournament was contested by 24 teams. The matches were played in one venue in the town of Igalo, Herceg Novi Municipality at the Sport Center Igalo.[2][3]

The defending champions, Romania, kept their title by overcoming Slovenia 1–0 in the final.[4][5]

Contents

  • Draw 1
  • Group stage 2
    • Group A 2.1
    • Group B 2.2
    • Group C 2.3
    • Group D 2.4
    • Group E 2.5
    • Group F 2.6
    • Ranking of third-placed teams 2.7
  • Knockout stage 3
    • Bracket 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Draw

The final tournament draw was held at the Igalo Spa Hotel, in Igalo, Montenegro on 15 October 2014.[6][7]

Group stage

In the group stage, a total of 36 matches (six matches per group) were played between 26 and 28 November, the teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the six groups progressed to the knockout stage, along with the best four third-placed teams.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches (including in determining the best third-placed teams), the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:[8]

  1. Result of the match(es) played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Higher number of wins in all group matches;
  5. Position in the EMF ranking system;
  6. Difficulty of opponents (according to the EMF ranking system);
  7. Draw.
Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the knockout stage

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Croatia 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 9
Kazakhstan 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 17 −13 1
26 November 2014
 Croatia 2–1  Italy
27 November 2014
 Kazakhstan 6–0  Ireland
 Ireland 2–9  Croatia
 Italy 1–1  Kazakhstan
27 November 2014
 Italy 2–2  Ireland
 Croatia 1–0  Kazakhstan

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Poland 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
Slovakia 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
Wales 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
27 November 2014
 Bulgaria 2–3  Poland
 Slovakia 3–2  Wales
28 November 2014
 Poland 2–2  Slovakia
 Wales 1–1  Bulgaria
 Slovakia 2–2  Bulgaria
 Poland 3–0  Wales

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Romania 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
Greece 3 1 1 1 5 1 +4 4
Slovenia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
Lithuania 3 0 0 3 2 18 −16 0
27 November 2014
 Greece 5–0  Lithuania
 Romania 2–1  Slovenia
 Greece 0–0  Slovenia
 Lithuania 0–8  Romania
28 November 2012
 Slovenia 5–2  Lithuania
 Romania 1–0  Greece

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Montenegro 3 3 0 0 13 7 +6 9
Moldova 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 6
Scotland 3 1 0 2 7 10 −3 3
Israel 3 0 0 3 5 11 −6 0
26 November 2014
 Montenegro 3–2  Scotland
 Israel 1–2  Moldova
27 November 2014
 Moldova 4–1  Scotland
 Montenegro 5–1  Israel
28 November 2014
 Scotland 4–3  Israel
 Montenegro 5–4  Moldova

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Spain 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
England 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
Turkey 3 0 1 2 4 11 −7 1
26 November 2014
 Czech Republic 0–3  Spain
27 November 2014
 Turkey 2–3  England
 Czech Republic 2–0  England
 Spain 1–1  Turkey
28 November 2014
 England 1–4  Spain
 Czech Republic 7–1  Turkey

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Russia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7
Germany 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
Cyprus 3 0 0 3 2 17 −15 0
27 November 2014
 Russia 6–0  Cyprus
 Germany 5–1  Cyprus
 Russia 3–1  Latvia
28 November 2014
 Latvia 0–2  Germany
 Cyprus 1–6  Latvia
 Germany 1–1  Russia

Ranking of third-placed teams

Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C Slovenia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
F Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
D Scotland 3 1 0 2 7 10 -3 3
E England 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
B Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
A Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2

Knockout stage

The round of 16 and the quarter-finals were played on 29 November 2014 and the semi-finals, third place play-off and the final, were played on 30 November 2014. If a match was drawn after 40 minutes of regular play, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.

Bracket

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Croatia  8
  Latvia  1  
  Croatia  3 (0)
    Czech Republic  3 (2)  
  Slovakia  1
  Czech Republic  5  
  Czech Republic  1
    Romania  2  
  Russia  3 (3)
  Scotland  3 (4)  
  Scotland  2
    Romania  3  
  Romania  2
  Moldova  0  
  Romania  1
    Slovenia  0
  Montenegro  2
  England  1  
  Montenegro  2 (1)
    Germany  2 (2)  
  Greece  0
  Germany  4  
  Germany  3
    Slovenia  6   Third Place
  Poland  0
  Kazakhstan  2  
  Kazakhstan  0 (0)   Czech Republic  2
    Slovenia  0 (2)     Germany  1
  Spain  1
  Slovenia  4  

References

  1. ^ The Founding of the European Minifootball Federation eurominifootball.com, 26 March 2012
  2. ^ About Championship minieuro2014.com
  3. ^ MiniEURO2014 Will Be In Montenegro! 19 September 2014, eurominifootball.com
  4. ^ Romania – European Champion Danilo Lekovic, 30 November 2014, minieuro2014.com
  5. ^ miniEURO 2014: wspaniała seria trwa, Rumunia znów mistrzem Europy Tomasz Delimat, 30 November 2014, Onet (Polish)
  6. ^ MiniEURO Draw Tomorrow! 15 October 2014 eurominifootball.com
  7. ^ MiniEURO Draw Is Made! 16 October 2014, minieurofootball.com
  8. ^ Rules minieuro2014

External links

  • Official competition website
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