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1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates9 March – 20 April
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Italy (2nd title)
Runners-up  Portugal
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored25 (2.08 per match)
Top scorer(s)João Pinto (3 goals)
Best player(s)Luís Figo
1992
1996

The 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the ninth UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted in France between 15 and 20 April 1994.

The qualification stage spanned two years from 1992 to 1994. The qualification process consisted of 32 entrants. After the two-legged quarter-final stage, France was chosen as the first hosts of the final stage, which consisted of four matches in total. The finals included for the first time a third-place play-off.

Italy won the competition for the second consecutive time.[1]Luís Figo won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden player award.[2]

1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Introduction Articles 1

Qualification

The draw for the 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying round saw Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain win there respective groups. Greece and Portugal qualified for the tournament as the two best runners-up. France, Italy, Portugal and Spain qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics in the United States.

This was the last ever performance of Czechoslovakia, as the nation actually have split.

List of qualified teams

CountryQualified asPrevious appearances in tournament12
 ItalyGroup 1 winner8 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992)
 PolandGroup 2 winner4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1992)
 SpainGroup 3 winner5 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)
 CzechoslovakiaGroup 4 winner5 (1978, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1992)
 RussiaGroup 5 winner0 (debut)
 FranceGroup 6 winner4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
 GreeceBest runner-up1 (1988)
 PortugalSecond best runner-up0 (debut)
1Bold indicates champion for that year

1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification Articles 17

Squads

Only players born on or after 1 January 1971 were eligible to play in the tournament.

Results

Quarter-finals

The first legs were played on 9 March, and the second legs were played on 23 March 1994.

Team 1 Agg.Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
France3–0 Russia2–0 1–0
Italy3–1 Czechoslovakia3–0 0–1
Poland1–5 Portugal1–3 0–2
Spain4–2 Greece0–0 4–2

First leg

France2–0Russia
Llacer  23'
Ouédec  82'
Report
Referee: Jorge Coroado (Portugal)


Poland1–3Portugal
Roman Dąbrowski  40'ReportJ. Pinto  70'79'
Rui Costa  85'
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Second leg




Semi-finals


Portugal  2–0  Spain
Rui Costa  48'
João Pinto  82'
Report
Attendance: 3,000

Third-place play-off

France  1–2  Spain
Nouma  45'ReportÓscar  53'75'
Attendance: 469
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)

Final

Italy  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Orlandini  97'Report
Attendance: 8,000

1994 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Squads Articles 73

Goalscorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking

Rank Team PldWDLGFGAGDPts
1  Italy421141+37
2  Portugal430171+69
3  Spain421165+17
4  France421142+27
5  Greece211024-24
6  Czechoslovakia210113-33
7  Poland200215-40
8  Russia200203-30

References

  1. ^"1994: Orlandini blooms as Italy seal double". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^"1994: Luís Figo". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 June 2012.

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