2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Campeonato Europeu de Futebol Sub-21 de 2006
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 23 May – 4 June
Teams 8 (finals)
51 (qualifying)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 34 (2.27 per match)
Top scorer(s) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (4)
Best player Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

The 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship began in August 2004. On December 15, 2005, Portugal was selected to host the finals of the competition, which took place May 23 - June 4, 2006. The tournament was won by the Netherlands, who beat Ukraine 3-0 in the final.

The finals tournament featured two groups of four, with the winners and runners up of each group going through to the semi-finals.
The draw for the finals groups took place on February 8, 2006.

Qualification

The Finals

The finals took place between 23 May and 4 June 2006 in Portugal.

Venues

Squads

Players born after 1 January 1983 were eligible to play.

Matches

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
Serbia and Montenegro 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
Portugal 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
Germany 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
23 May 2006
17:15
0 – 1 Germany
Report  61'

23 May 2006
19:45
0 – 1 France
Report o.g.)

25 May 2006
17:15
3 – 0 Germany
 45'
 71'
 75'
Report

25 May 2006
19:45
0 – 2 Serbia and Montenegro
Report o.g.)
 65'

28 May 2006
19:45
0 – 1 Portugal
Report  90+4'

28 May 2006
19:45
2 – 0 Serbia and Montenegro
 33'
 54'
Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ukraine 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Italy 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Denmark 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
24 May 2006
17:15
2 – 1 Netherlands
pen.)
 51'
Report  90+2'

24 May 2006
19:45
3 – 3 Denmark
 16'
 61'
 90'
Report  21'
 33'
 41'

26 May 2006
17:15
1 – 1 Netherlands
 48' Report  38'

26 May 2006
19:45
1 – 0 Ukraine
 90+3' Report

29 May 2006
19:45
1 – 0 Italy
 74' Report

29 May 2006
19:45
1 – 2 Ukraine
 43' Report  31'
 84'

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
1 June – Braga
 France 2  
 a.e.t.) 3  
 
4 June – Porto
     Netherlands 3
   Ukraine 0
1 June – Aveiro
 p) 0 (5)
 Serbia and Montenegro 0 (4)  

Semi-finals

1 June 2006
17:15
2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Netherlands
 51'
 85'
Report  6'107'
 38'

1 June 2006
19:45
0 – 0 (a.e.t.) Serbia and Montenegro
Report
  Penalties  





5 – 4 Janković
Milijaš
Milovanović
Basta
Lomić
Purović

Final

4 June 2006
19:45
3 – 0 Ukraine
pen.)
 90+4'
Report

NETHERLANDS:
1 Kenneth Vermeer
3 Gijs Luirink
5 Urby Emanuelson
6 Stijn Schaars
7 Romeo Castelen  69'
8 Nicky Hofs
9 Klaas Jan Huntelaar
10 Ismaïl Aissati  78'
16 Dwight Tiendalli
17 Ron Vlaar  74'
20 Demy de Zeeuw
Substitutions:
11 Daniël de Ridder  69'
4 Ramon Zomer  78'
Coach:
Foppe de Haan

UKRAINE:
1 Andriy Pyatov
2 Oleksandr Romanchuk  26', 77'
5 Oleksandr Yatsenko  42'
6 Dmytro Chygrynskiy
10 Artem Milevskiy
11 Ruslan Fomin  46'
14 Yevhen Cheberyachko
15 Hryhoriy Yarmash  38'
17 Taras Mykhalyk
18 Oleksiy Hodin  46'
19 Oleksandr Maksymov
Substitutions:
7 Maksym Feshchuk  59'  46'
8 Oleksandr Aliyev  46'
Coach:
Alexei Mikhailichenko

Assistant referees:
Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Roger East (England)
Fourth official:
Howard Webb (England)

Goalscorers

External links

  • Results Archive at UEFA.com
  • RSSSF Results Archive at rsssf.com
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