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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.


Greeks celebrated the victory of their team in the streets long into the evening.(Source)

Charisteas goal in the final. , Photo: Fritz Duras

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 for the 'Pirate Ship', as the Greek National Team was instantly named, into the early morning hours.

Qualifying

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

Teams

The participant teams of the Euro 2004 final tournament were:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland


Stadiums


The locations of the stadiums within Portugal (Large)

(stadium name, city – spectator capacity)

  • Estádio Algarve, Faro–Loulé – 30,000
  • Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra – 30,000
  • Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (King Afonso Henriques Stadium), Guimarães – 30,000
  • Estádio da Luz, Lisbon – 65,000
  • Estádio do Bessa Século XXI, Porto – 30,000
  • Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium), Porto – 52,000
  • Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria – 30,000
  • Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon – 52,000
  • Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro – 30,000
  • Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga – 30,000

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. Portugal 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
2. Greece 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
3. Spain 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
4. Russia 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2


June 12, 2004
Portugal 1 – 2 (0-1)) Greece 17:00 Estádio do Dragão
Spain 1- 0 (0-0) Russia 19:45 Estádio do Algarve
June 16, 2004
Greece 1 - 1 (0-1) Spain 17:00 Estádio do Bessa Século XXI
Russia 0 - 2 (0-1) Portugal 19:45 Estádio da Luz
June 20, 2004
Spain 0 - 1 (0-0) Portugal 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade
Russia 2- 1 (2-1) Greece 19:45 Estádio do Algarve

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. France 7 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3
2. England 6 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
3. Croatia 2 3 0 2 1 4 6 -2
4. Switzerland 1 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5

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

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Sweden 5 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5
2. Denmark 5 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
3. Italy 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
4. Bulgaria 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8

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

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Czech Republic 9 3 3 0 0 7 4 +3
2. Netherlands 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
3. Germany 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1
4. Latvia 1 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4

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

Quarter-finals

June 24, 2004
Portugal 1 - 1 (0-1) England 19:45 Estádio da Luz
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
 
June 26, 2004
Sweden 0 - 0 (0-0) Netherlands 19:45 Estádio do Algarve
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

Semi-finals


June 30, 2004
Portugal 2 - 1 (1-0) Netherlands 19:45 Estádio José Alvalade
 
July 1, 2004
Greece 0 - 0 (0-0) Czech Republic 19:45 Estádio do Dragão
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


The Greek Team celebrates the victory , Photo: Fritz Duras

Euro 2004 Champions:

GREECE

Top scoring players
5 goals

  • Milan Baroš

4 goals

  • Wayne Rooney
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy

3 goals

  • Jon Dahl Tomasson
  • Frank Lampard
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Angelos Charisteas
  • Henrik Larsson

2 goals

  • Marek Heinz - Jan Koller
  • Thierry Henry
  • Antonio Cassano
  • Cristiano Ronaldo - Maniche - Rui Costa
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Top scoring teams

10 goals

  • Czech Republic
  • England

8 goals

  • Portugal
  • Sweden

7 goals

  • France
  • Greece

Links

  • EURO 2004 official website
  • UEFA official website




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