UEFA Euro 2004UEFA Euro 2004
UEFA Campeonato da Europa de Futebol
Portugal 2004 Tournament details Host country PortugalDates 12 June– 4 JulyTeams 16 Venue(s) 10 (in 8 host cities) Final positions Champions Greece(1st title) Second place PortugalTournament statistics Matches played 31 Goals scored 77 (2.48 per match) Attendance 1,156,473 (37,306 per match) Top scorer(s) Milan Baroš(5 goals) Best player 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. 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. 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.
- 1 Qualifying
- 2 Teams
- 3 Venues
- 4 Match officials
- 5 Mascot
- 6 Squads
- 7 Results
- 8 Statistics
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
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:UEFA Euro 2004 finalists.
VenuesLisbonLisbonPortoEstádio da LuzEstádio José AlvaladeEstádio do DragãoCapacity: 65,647 Capacity: 52,466 Capacity: 52,002 Aveiro BragaGuimarãesPortoAveiroCoimbraLeiriaLisbonFaroLouléCoimbraEstádio Municipal de AveiroEstádio Cidade de CoimbraCapacity: 30,970 Capacity: 30,210 BragaGuimarãesEstádio Municipal de BragaEstádio D. Afonso HenriquesCapacity: 30,154 Capacity: 30,146 Faro/LouléPortoLeiriaEstádio AlgarveEstádio do Bessa Século XXIEstádio Dr. Magalhães PessoaCapacity: 30,002 Capacity: 28,263 Capacity: 23,850
Twelve referees were selected for the tournament:
MascotKinas, the UEFA Euro 2004 offical mascot.
The tournament's official mascot was a boy named Kinas (derived from quinas (English: inescutcheons), one of the symbols of the Portuguese national flag) who wore a Portuguese kit (red shirt and green shorts) and was constantly playing with a football.
- For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2004 UEFA European Football Championship squads.
For teams that finish level on points, the following tie-breakers are used:
- greater number of points in the matches between the teams in question;
- greater goal difference in matches between the teams in question;
- greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams in question;
- greater goal difference in all group games;
- greater number of goals scored in all group games;
- higher coefficient derived from Euro 2004 and 2002 World Cup qualifiers (points obtained divided by number of matches played);
- fair play conduct in Euro 2004;
- drawing of lots.
If two teams playing in the final group game have identical records going into that match, and the match ends in a draw, then a penalty shootout would be played, rather than using the above criteria. Euro 2004 marked the introduction of this procedure, although it was not required to be used. The same procedure will be used at Euro 2008, if need be.
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 Group A
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 Group B
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 Group C
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 Group D
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 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. Scores after extra time are indicated by (a.e.t.), and penalty shoot outs are indicated by (pen.).Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final 24 June- Lisbon(Estádio da Luz) Portugal(pen.) 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
19:45 Portugal 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) EnglandEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
Referee: Urs Meier(Switzerland) Postiga 83'
Rui Costa 110' Owen 3'
19:45 France 0 – 1 GreeceEstádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Referee: Anders Frisk(Sweden) Charisteas 65'
19:45 Sweden 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) NetherlandsEstádio do Algarve, Faro-Loulé
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ(Slovakia)
Mellberg4 – 5 Penalties
19:45 Czech Republic 3 – 0 DenmarkEstádio do Dragão, Porto
Referee: Valentin Ivanov(Russia) Koller 49'
Baroš 63' 65'
19:45 Portugal 2 – 1 NetherlandsEstádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Referee: Anders Frisk(Sweden) Ronaldo 26'
Maniche 58' Andrade 63' (o.g.)
19:45 Greece 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Czech RepublicEstádio do Dragão, Porto
Referee: Pierluigi Collina(Italy) Dellas 105+1' (s.g.)
- Main article: UEFA Euro 2004 Final
19:45 Portugal 0 – 1 GreeceEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
Referee: Markus Merk(Germany) Charisteas 57'
Euro 2004 Top Scorers 
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- Marek Heinz
- Jan Koller
- Thierry Henry
- Antonio Cassano
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Rui Costa
- Zlatan Ibrahimović
- 1 goal
- Martin Petrov
- Dado Pršo
- Igor Tudor
- Milan Rapaić
- Niko Kovač
- Vladimír Šmicer
- Jesper Grønkjær
- Michael Owen
- Paul Scholes
- Steven Gerrard
- David Trézéguet
- Michael Ballack
- Torsten Frings
- Angelos Basinas
- Giorgos Karagounis
- Traianos Dellas
- Zisis Vryzas
- Simone Perrotta
- Maris Verpakovskis
- Roy Makaay
- 1 goal (continued)
- Wilfred Bouma
- Hélder Postiga
- Nuno Gomes
- Fernando Morientes
- Juan Carlos Valerón
- Fredrik Ljungberg
- Marcus Allbäck
- Mattias Jonson
- Dmitri Bulykin
- Dmitri Kirichenko
- Johann Vonlanthen
- Own goals
2 minutes: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia vs Greece)
- UEFA Team of the Tournament
- Golden Boot
- UEFA Player of the Tournament
- Vive O 2004!, the official album for UEFA Euro 2004
- ^ Euro 2004 Build-up in Pictures
- ^ UEFA Euro 2004 referees
- ^ Euro 2004 Tiebreakers - Explained
- ^ Euro 2004 Top Scorers - Stan James
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