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2004 European Football Championship

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Euro 2004 Logo

The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. The UEFA European Championship is a quadrennial football competition between national teams organised by UEFA, the sports governing body in Europe. This was the first time that the competition was held in Portugal.

Qualifying for EURO 2004 took place from September 2002 to November 2003. Fifty teams were divided into ten groups and each team played the others in their group twice, once at home and once away. The top teams automatically qualified for EURO 2004, and the ten group runners-up took part in play-offs to determine another five teams. Together with the host nation of Portugal, who did not need to go through the qualifying process (as is usual), 16 nations competed in EURO 2004.

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Greeks celebrated the victory of their team in the streets long in the evening.

The final was played on July 4, and was almost a replay of the opening game: the host Portugal versus Greece. Greece won 1-0 with a single goal from a corner via Angelos Charisteas' head in the 57th minute. The success of Greece, who had never won a single match in their previous appearances in any finals tournament, was totally unexpected (Bloomberg reports that UK bookmakers gave them 100-1 odds at winning prior to the tournament), but their organisation and solid defensive play took their opponents and the rest of the football world by surprise.

During the opening ceremony, the Portuguese portrayed a ship, symbolizing the trips of Vasco da Gama. Such was the enthusiasm that overtook the Greek fans, that the ship became the symbol of the Greek victory, as Greeks where chanting "We commandeered the ship!" into the early morning hours.


Contents

Qualifying

For details of qualifying matches check 2004 UEFA European Championship (qualifying).

Teams

The participant teams of the Euro 2004 final tournament were:

Stadiums

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The locations of the stadiums within Portugal (Large)

(stadium name, city – spectator capacity)

First round

Notes

  • All times local (UTC + 01:00)
  • Half-time scores are in brackets
  • Abbreviations:
    • Pld: games played
    • W: won
    • D: drawn
    • L: lost
    • GF: goals for
    • GA: goals against
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: points
  • Tie-breakers
    • For teams which finish level on points, the following tie-breakers are used:
    1. greater number of points in the matches between the teams in question;
    2. greater goal difference in matches between the teams in question;
    3. greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams in question;
    4. greater goal difference in all group games;
    5. greater number of goals scored in all group games;
    6. higher coefficient derived from EURO 2004 and 2002 World Cup qualifiers (points obtained divided by number of matches played);
    7. fair play conduct in EURO 2004;
    8. drawing of lots.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Missing image
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Portugal

Portugal
6320142+2
2. Greece Greece 43111440
3. Spain Spain 43111220
4. Russia Russia 3310224-2
June 12, 2004
Portugal 1 – 2 (0-1) Greece 17:00 Estádio do Dragão Details
Spain 1 – 0 (0-0) Russia 19:45 Estádio do Algarve Details
June 16, 2004
Greece 1 – 1 (0-1) Spain 17:00 Estádio do Bessa Século XXI Details
Russia 0 – 2 (0-1) Portugal 19:45 Estádio da Luz Details
June 20, 2004
Spain 0 – 1 (0-0) Portugal 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade Details
Russia 2 – 1 (2-1) Greece 19:45 Estádio do Algarve Details

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. France France 7321074+3
2. England England 6320184+4
3. Croatia Croatia 2302146-2
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Switzerland

Switzerland
1301216-5
June 13, 2004
Switzerland 0 – 0 (0-0) Croatia 17:00 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa Details
France 2 – 1 (0-1) England 19:45 Estádio da Luz Details
June 17, 2004
England 3 – 0 (1-0) Switzerland 17:00 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra Details
Croatia 2 – 2 (0-1) France 19:45 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa Details
June 21, 2004
Croatia 2 – 4 (1-2) England 19:45 Estádio da Luz Details
Switzerland 1 – 3 (1-1) France 19:45 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra Details

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Sweden Sweden 5312083+5
2. Denmark Denmark 5312042+2
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Italy

Italy
5312032+1
4. Bulgaria Bulgaria 0300319-8
June 14, 2004
Denmark 0 – 0 (0-0) Italy 17:00 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques Details
Sweden 5 – 0 (1-0) Bulgaria 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade Details
June 18, 2004
Bulgaria 0 – 2 (0-1) Denmark 17:00 Estádio Municipal de Braga Details
Italy 1 – 1 (1-0) Sweden 19:45 Estádio do Dragão Details
June 22, 2004
Italy 2 – 1 (0-1) Bulgaria 19:45 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques Details
Denmark 2 – 2 (1-0) Sweden 19:45 Estádio do Bessa Século XXI Details

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Czech Republic Czech Republic 9330074+3
2. Netherlands Netherlands 4311164+2
3. Germany Germany 2302123-1
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Latvia

Latvia
1301215-4
June 15, 2004
Czech Republic 2 – 1 (0-1) Latvia 17:00 Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Details
Germany 1 – 1 (1-0) Netherlands 19:45 Estádio do Dragão Details
June 19, 2004
Latvia 0 – 0 (0-0) Germany 17:00 Estádio do Bessa Século XXI Details
Netherlands 2 – 3 (0-0) Czech Republic 19:45 Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Details
June 23, 2004
Netherlands 3 – 0 (2-0) Latvia 19:45 Estádio Municipal de Braga Details
Germany 1 – 2 (1-1) Czech Republic 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade Details

Quarter-finals

June 24, 2004
Portugal 1 – 1 (0-1) England 19:45 Estádio da Luz Details
After extra time: 2 – 2 (1-1) Penalty shootout: 6 – 5
 
June 25, 2004
France 0 – 1 (0-0) Greece 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade Details
 
June 26, 2004
Sweden 0 – 0 (0-0) Netherlands 19:45 Estádio do Algarve Details
After extra time: 0 – 0 (0-0) Penalty shootout: 4 – 5
 
June 27, 2004
Czech Republic 3 – 0 (0-0) Denmark 19:45 Estádio do Dragão Details

Semi-finals

June 30, 2004
Portugal 2 – 1 (1-0) Netherlands 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade Details
 
July 1, 2004
Greece 0 – 0 (0-0) Czech Republic 19:45 Estádio do Dragão Details
After extra time: 1 – 0 Match decided on silver goal

Final

July 4, 2004
Portugal 0 – 1 (0-0) Greece 19:45 Estádio da Luz Details
Euro 2004 Champions:

Greece
GREECE

Top scoring players

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

Top scoring teams

10 goals

8 goals

7 goals

External links



European Football Championship

France 1960 | Spain 1964 | Italy 1968 | Belgium 1972 | Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980 | France 1984 | West Germany 1988 | Sweden 1992
England 1996 | Belgium/Netherlands 2000 | Portugal 2004 | Austria/Switzerland 2008

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