UEFA Euro 2004

UEFA Euro 2004

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name = UEFA Euro 2004
year =
other_titles = Campeonato da Europa de Futebol 2004

size = 120px
caption = UEFA Euro 2004 official logo
country = Portugal
dates = 12 June4 July
num_teams = 16
venues = 10
cities = 8
champion = Greece
count = 1
second = Portugal
matches = 31
goals = 77
attendance = 1156473
top_scorer = flagicon|CZE Milan Baroš (5 goals)
player = flagicon|GRE Theodoros Zagorakis
The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament for European nations, and was held in Portugal, for the first time, between 12 June and 4 July 2004. Like in the previous two editions, in England and Netherlands/Belgium, sixteen teams contested the final tournament after going through a qualification round which began in 2002. The tournament took place in ten venues located in eight cities — Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Guimarães, Faro/Loulé, Leiria, Porto and Lisbon.

During the tournament there were several surprises: the German, Italian and Spanish national football teams were knocked out during the group stage; the title-holders France were eliminated in the quarter-finals by unfancied Greece, and the Portuguese hosts managed a winning streak towards the final, following their opening defeat, by beating Spain, England and Netherlands along the way. For the first time, the final featured the same teams as the opening match, with the hosts losing both of them also for the first time, as Portugal was beaten by Greece on both occasions. Greece's triumph was even more outstanding considering that in their only other appearance, back in 1980, they did not win a single game.

During the opening ceremony, the Portuguese portrayed a ship, symbolizing the voyages of the Portuguese explorers, sailing through a sea which gave place to the flags of all competing countries. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2004/photo_galleries/3800931.stm Euro 2004 Build-up in Pictures] ] Such was the enthusiasm that overtook the Greek fans that the ship became the symbol of the Greek victory, as Greeks chanted for the "Pirate Ship" (πειρατικό), as the Greek National Team was instantly named.Fact|date=June 2008


Qualification for the tournament took place from September 2002 to November 2003. Fifty teams were divided into ten groups of five and each team played two matches against each other, on a home-and-away basis. The first-placed teams from each group qualified automatically and the runners-up took part in a two-match play-off to select the remaining five teams that would join the host nation in the final tournament.


The sixteen teams that participated in the final tournament were:


Group B

Knockout stage

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament involving the eight teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were three rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were: Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Final. For each game in the knockout stage, a draw was followed by up to thirty minutes of extra time (two fifteen minute halves); if a team scored in the first half of extra time and were still leading after 15 minutes extra time, the team leading would win on a silver goal, if no player scored in the first half of extra time, the full half-hour would be played. If scores were still level after 30 minutes extra time there would be a penalty shootout (at least five penalties each, and more if necessary) to determine who progressed to the next round.

24 June - Lisbon (Estádio da Luz)|fb|POR (pen.)|2 (6)|fb|ENG|2 (5)
26 June - Loulé (Estádio do Algarve)|fb|SWE|0 (4)|fb|NED (pen.)|0 (5)
25 June - Lisbon (Estádio José Alvalade)|fb|FRA|0|fb|GRE|1
27 June - Porto (Estádio do Dragão)|fb|CZE|3|fb|DEN|0
30 June – Lisbon (Estádio José Alvalade)|fb|POR|2|fb|NED|1
1 July - Porto (Estádio do Dragão)|fb|GRE (a.e.t.)|1|fb|CZE|0
4 July – Lisbon (Estádio da Luz)|fb|POR|0|fb|GRE|1


date = 2004-06-24
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|POR
score = 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
team2 = fb|ENG
goals1 = Postiga goal|83
Rui Costa goal|110
goals2 = Owen goal|3
Lampard goal|115
stadium = Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
attendance = 65,000
referee = Urs Meier (Switzerland)

penalties1 = Deco pengoal
Simão pengoal
Rui Costa penmiss
Ronaldo pengoal
Maniche pengoal
Postiga pengoal
Ricardo pengoal
penaltyscore = 6–5
penalties2 = penmiss Beckham
pengoal Owen
pengoal Lampard
pengoal Terry
pengoal Hargreaves
pengoal Cole
penmiss Vassell
date = 2004-06-25
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|FRA
score = 0 – 1
team2 = fb|GRE
goals1 =
goals2 = Charisteas goal|65
stadium = Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
attendance = 45,390
referee = Anders Frisk (Sweden)
date = 2004-06-26
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|SWE
score = 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
team2 = fb|NED
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Estádio do Algarve, Faro-Loulé
attendance = 30,000
referee = Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

penalties1 = Källström pengoal
Larsson pengoal
Ibrahimović penmiss
Ljungberg pengoal
Wilhelmsson pengoal
Mellberg penmiss|saved
penaltyscore = 4 – 5
penalties2 = pengoal van Nistelrooy
pengoal Heitinga
pengoal Reiziger
penmiss Cocu
pengoal Makaay
pengoal Robben
date = 2004-06-27
team1 = fb-rt|CZE
score = 3 – 0
team2 = fb|DEN
goals1 = Koller goal|49
Baroš goal|63 goal|65
goals2 =
stadium = Estádio do Dragão, Porto
attendance = 41,092
referee = Valentin Ivanov (Russia)


date = 2004-06-30
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|POR
score = 2 – 1
team2 = fb|NED
goals1 = Ronaldo goal|26
Maniche goal|58
goals2 = Andrade goal|63|o.g.
stadium = Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
attendance = 46,679
referee = Anders Frisk (Sweden)
date = 2004-07-01
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|GRE
score = 1 – 0 (a.e.t.)
team2 = fb|CZE
goals1 = Dellas goal|105+1 (s.g.)
goals2 =
stadium = Estádio do Dragão, Porto
attendance = 42,449
referee = Pierluigi Collina (Italy)


date = 2004-07-04
time = 19:45
team1 = fb-rt|POR
score = 0 – 1
team2 = fb|GRE
goals1 =
goals2 = Charisteas goal|57
stadium = Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
attendance = 62,865
referee = Markus Merk (Germany)



Euro 2004 Top Scorers [ [http://www.sportinglife.com/clients/stanjames/football/minisite/top_scorers/ Euro 2004 Top Scorers - Stan James] ]

Fastest goal

2 minutes: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia vs Greece)


;UEFA Team of the Tournament

;Golden Boot
*flagicon|CZE Milan Baroš

;UEFA Player of the Tournament
*flagicon|GRE Theodoros Zagorakis

See also

*Vive O 2004!, the official album for UEFA Euro 2004


External links

* [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/euro/history/season=2004/intro.html Official results archive]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2004/default.stm BBC coverage]

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