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UEFA Euro 2004
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 12 June – 4 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) 10 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Greece (1st title)
Runner-up  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 77 (2.48 per match)
Attendance 1,156,473 (37,306 per match)
Top scorer(s) Czech Republic Milan Baroš (5 goals)
Best player Greece Theodoros Zagorakis
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The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth tournament of the UEFA European Football Championship, a football tournament held all four years for European nations. It was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. The UEFA Euro was given to Portugal in 1999. Winner was Greece after a 1:0 versus Portugal.The qualification was held in 10 groups of five in the years 2002 and 2003.

Countries that directly qualified for UEFA Euro 2004

The qualification was held in 10 groups of five in the years 2002 and 2003.

  • Group 1:France
  • Group 2:Denmark
  • Group 3:Czech Republic
  • Group 4:Sweden
  • Group 5:Germany
  • Group 6:Greece
  • Group 7:England
  • Group 8:Bulgaria
  • Group 9:Italy
  • Group10:Switzerland

Play offs

The teams on the second place of the groups held a Play off round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Scotland  1–6  Netherlands 1–0 0–6
Croatia  2–1  Slovenia 1–1 1–0
Russia  1–0  Wales 0–0 1–0
Latvia  3–2  Turkey 1–0 2–2
Spain  5–1  Norway 2–1 3–0

Venues

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Braga
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Guimarães
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Porto
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Aveiro
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Coimbra
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Leiria
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Lisbon
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Faro/Loulé
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Lisbon Lisbon Porto
Estádio da Luz Estádio José Alvalade Estádio do Dragão
Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 52,000 Capacity: 52,000
Estádio da Luz Estádio José Alvalade Estádio do Dragão
Aveiro Coimbra Braga
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Estádio Cidade de Coimbra Estádio Municipal de Braga
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Estádio Cidade de Coimbra Estádio Municipal de Braga
Guimarães Faro/Loulé Porto Leiria
Estádio D. Afonso Henriques Estádio do Algarve Estádio do Bessa Século XXI Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
Estádio Municipal de Guimarães Estádio do Algarve Estádio do Bessa Século XXI Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa

Referees

Twelve referees were selected for the tournament:

Results

All times are Western European Summer Time (UTC+1).

First round

Tie-breaking criteria

For teams that finish equal in points, the following rules 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 reached divided by number of matches played);
  7. fair play conduct in Euro 2004;
  8. drawing

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Greece 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Russia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
12 June 2004
Portugal  1 – 2  Greece
Spain  1 – 0  Russia
16 June 2004
Greece  1 – 1  Spain
Russia  0 – 2  Portugal
20 June 2004
Spain  0 – 1  Portugal
Russia  2 – 1  Greece

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
 England 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 Croatia 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
 Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
13 June 2004
Switzerland  0 – 0  Croatia
France  2 – 1  England
17 June 2004
England  3 – 0  Switzerland
Croatia  2 – 2  France
21 June 2004
Croatia  2 – 4  England
Switzerland  1 – 3  France

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Italy 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
14 June 2004
Denmark  0 – 0  Italy
Sweden  5 – 0  Bulgaria
18 June 2004
Bulgaria  0 – 2  Denmark
Italy  1 – 1  Sweden
22 June 2004
Italy  2 – 1  Bulgaria
Denmark  2 – 2  Sweden

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 7 4 +3 9
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
 Germany 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Latvia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
15 June 2004
Czech Republic  2 – 1  Latvia
Germany  1 – 1  Netherlands
19 June 2004
Latvia  0 – 0  Germany
Netherlands  2 – 3  Czech Republic
23 June 2004
Netherlands  3 – 0  Latvia
Germany  1 – 2  Czech Republic

Knock out stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 June – Lisbon (Estádio da Luz)        
  Portugal  2 (6)
30 June – Lisbon (Estádio José Alvalade)
  England  2 (5)  
  Portugal  2
26 June – Loulé (Estádio do Algarve)
    Netherlands  1  
  Sweden  0 (4)
4 July – Lisbon (Estádio da Luz)
  Netherlands (pen.)  0 (5)  
  Portugal  0
25 June – Lisbon (Estádio José Alvalade)
    Greece  1
  France  0
1 July – Porto (Estádio do Dragão)
  Greece  1  
  Greece (a.e.t.)  1
27 June – Porto (Estádio do Dragão)
    Czech Republic  0


 
  Czech Republic  3
  Denmark  0


 

Statistics

Top scorers

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

UEFA Team of the tournament

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Czech Republic Petr Čech
Greece Antonios Nikopolidis
England Sol Campbell
Portugal Ricardo Carvalho
England Ashley Cole
Greece Traianos Dellas
Sweden Olof Mellberg
Greece Giourkas Seitaridis
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta
Germany Michael Ballack
Portugal Luís Figo
England Frank Lampard
Portugal Maniche
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd
Greece Theodoros Zagorakis
France Zinedine Zidane
Czech Republic Milan Baroš
Greece Angelos Charisteas
Sweden Henrik Larsson
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
England Wayne Rooney
Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson

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