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PolandPolandStadio Città del Tricolore - Reggio EmiliaSunday 16 June 2019
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Group A - Matchday 1
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:24CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Poland and Belgium will both know the importance of making a strong start to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship as they meet in the opening round of Group A fixtures.

    • While Poland are in the finals for the second tournament in succession, they bowed out at the first hurdle on home soil in 2017 having failed to win a game, despite scoring in the first minute of their opening fixture against Slovakia.

    • Belgium – who, like their opponents, came through their qualifying group unbeaten – have not featured at this stage for 12 years and, with U21 finals regulars Italy and Spain lying in wait in the section, will be equally keen to kick off with a positive result.

    U21 EURO 2019: Guide to the host cities

    Previous meetings
    • This will be the sides' first competitive meeting at U21 level. They drew 0-0 in a friendly in Belgium back in April 2003, Poland's Jacek Kowalczyk having scored the only goal of another friendly the previous year.

    • Poland were 2-0 winners against Belgium in a European U17 Championship qualifier in October 2013. Filip Jagiełło captained the Poland team; Nordin Jackers and Wout Faes were in Belgium's starting line-up, with Casper De Norre on the bench.

    Form guide
    Poland
    • Poland are in the final tournament for the second time; two years ago, as hosts, they finished fourth in Group A behind England, Slovakia and Sweden having picked up one point from their three matches.

    • That was the Poles' first appearance in the U21 finals in the competition's current guise; they had previously reached the quarter-finals in 1994, losing 5-1 over two legs against Portugal (1-3 home, 0-2 away).

    Poland team preview

    • Those 1994 matches marked Poland's fifth appearance in the last eight; they were also eliminated at that stage in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1992.

    • Although undefeated in their qualifying section, Poland had to be content with second place in Group 3 behind Denmark. The Poles took 22 points from their ten matches – one less than the Danes – winning six of their fixtures and drawing the other four. They then eliminated Portugal in the play-offs, recovering from a first-leg home defeat (0-1) to win 3-1 away.

    • Poland are yet to win a group stage match in the final tournament, drawing one of their three games and losing the other two.

    Belgium
    • This is Belgium's third U21 finals, and a first since 2007. Then they reached the semi-finals across the border in the Netherlands, losing 2-0 to Serbia in the last four.

    • The Young Devils' only other appearance in the final tournament came in Switzerland in 2002, when they finished third in their group behind France and eventual champions the Czech Republic having picked up three points from their three matches.

    • Belgium's record in the final tournament is therefore W2 D2 L3 F5 A8.

    • One of five countries unbeaten in qualification, Johan Walem's team won eight of their ten games en route to these finals, drawing the other two to finish six points clear of Sweden at the top of Group 6. They won their last seven qualifiers, keeping clean sheets in the last four while scoring 13 times themselves.

    Links and trivia
    • Poland midfielder Jakub Piotrowski joined Genk on a three-year contract from Pogoń Szczecin in summer 2018, making six UEFA Europa League appearances and five in the league as the Belgian club claimed the title. His team-mates included Jackers, De Norre and Bryan Heynen.

    • Poland captain Dawid Kownacki was the top scorer in the qualifying competition, with 11 goals – ten in the group stage, including six penalties, and another in the play-offs.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000799/match=2025974/prematch/background/index.html#poland+belgium+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Poland - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Kamil Grabara08/01/199920AGF - 80008-
    12Mateusz Lis27/02/199722Wisła Kraków - 0000--
    22Tomasz Loska26/01/199623Górnik Zabrze - 20002-
    Defenders
    3Kamil Pestka22/08/199820Chrobry - 70007-
    4Mateusz Wieteska11/02/199722Legia - 12200122
    6Krystian Bielik04/01/199821Charlton - 210021
    15Dominik Jończy17/05/199722Podbeskidzie - 0000--
    20Robert Gumny04/06/199821Lech - 70007-
    Midfielders
    2Przemysław Płacheta23/03/199821Pogon Siedlce - 0000--
    5Paweł Bochniewicz30/01/199623Górnik Zabrze - 1000010-
    7Szymon Żurkowski25/09/199721Górnik Zabrze - 910091
    8Jakub Piotrowski04/10/199721Genk - 80008-
    9Dawid Kownacki14/03/199722Düsseldorf - 1111001312
    10Sebastian Szymański10/05/199920Dinamo Moskva - 11100111
    13Mateusz Wdowiak28/08/199622Cracovia - 0000--
    16Patryk Dziczek25/03/199821Piast - 90009-
    17Kamil Jóźwiak22/04/199821Lech - 70007-
    19Filip Jagiełło08/08/199721Zagłębie - 60006-
    21Karol Fila13/06/199821Lechia - 0000--
    23Konrad Michalak19/09/199721Lechia - 10300103
    Forwards
    11Karol Świderski23/01/199722PAOK - 80008-
    14Adam Buksa12/07/199622Pogoń - 0000--
    18Paweł Tomczyk04/05/199821Piast - 730073
    Coach
    -Czesław Michniewicz12/02/197049 - 1200012-
    Belgium - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Nordin Jackers05/09/199721Genk - 90009-
    12Ortwin De Wolf23/04/199623Lokeren - 10001-
    21Jens Teunckens30/01/199821Royal Antwerp - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Dion Cools04/06/199623Club Brugge - 10100111
    3Sebastiaan Bornauw22/03/199920Anderlecht - 0000--
    4Wout Faes03/04/199821Oostende - 80008-
    5Casper De Norre07/02/199722Genk - 30003-
    13Rocky Bushiri30/11/199919Eupen - 0000--
    18Jur Schryvers 11/03/199722Waasland-Beveren - 10001-
    20Dries Wouters28/01/199722Genk - 0000--
    22Elias Cobbaut24/11/199721Anderlecht - 40004-
    Midfielders
    6Samuel Bastien26/09/199622Standard Liège - 610071
    8Bryan Heynen06/02/199722Genk - 60006-
    10Siebe Schrijvers18/07/199622Club Brugge - 10400154
    15Alexis De Sart12/11/199622Sint-Truiden - 70007-
    16Yari Verschaeren12/07/200117Anderlecht - 0000--
    17Alexis Saelemaekers27/06/199919Anderlecht - 20002-
    23Orel Mangala18/03/199821Hamburg - 30003-
    Forwards
    7Isaac Mbenza08/03/199623Huddersfield - 10100101
    9Aaron Leya Iseka15/11/199721Toulouse - 920092
    11Dodi Lukebakio24/09/199721Düsseldorf - 940094
    14Stéphane Oméonga27/03/199623Hibernian - 20002-
    19Francis Amuzu23/08/199919Anderlecht - 0000--
    Coach
    -Johan Walem01/02/197247 - 1000025-

    Last updated 14/06/2019 17:13CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Czesław Michniewicz

    Date of birth: 12 February 1970
    Nationality: Polish
    Playing career: Bałtyk Gdynia, Polonia Gdańsk, Amica Wronki
    Coaching career: Lech Poznań, Zagłębie Lubin, Arka Gdynia, Widzew Łódź, Jagiellonia Białystok, Polonia Warszawa, Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała, Pogoń Szczecin, Nieciecza, Poland U21

    • A former goalkeeper, Michniewicz spent his early career in Poland's lower leagues before stepping up to the Ekstraklasa with Amica Wronki in his mid-20s. After five years at the club, who he represented in successive European campaigns including a notable 2000 meeting with Atlético Madrid, he retired aged 31.

    • Appointed coach of Lech Poznań in September 2003, he proved an instant hit, guiding the club to the Polish Cup and Super Cup; left his post at the end of the 2005/06 campaign.

    • Took over at Zagłębie Lubin in October 2006 and again enjoyed early success, ending his first campaign with the Polish championship – only the club's second league title – and adding the domestic Super Cup at the start of the following campaign.

    • Relieved of his duties in autumn 2007, he went on to have short spells at a number of clubs, notably rescuing Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała from relegation in 2012/13. Three years later, he led Pogoń Szczecin into sixth place – their best position for many years.

    • Took the Poland Under-21 job in July 2017, after they had hosted the final tournament, and guided them into the 2019 finals with a play-off win against Portugal – the first time Poland had successfully negotiated qualifying since 1994.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609848.html#czesław+michniewicz

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    Johan Walem

    Date of birth: 1 February 1972
    Nationality: Belgian
    Playing career: Anderlecht, Udinese (twice), Parma, Standard Liège, Torino, Catania
    Coaching career: Anderlecht (youth), Udinese (youth), Belgium U21 (twice), Kortrijk

    • One of the most prodigiously talented Belgian players of his generation, Walem, whose first name was a nod by his parents to Johan Cruyff, started out at RWD Molenbeek and was picked up by Anderlecht's youth department aged 14. Having made his first-team debut at 18, he was Belgium's young player of the year in 2002.

    • After helping Anderlecht win the league title three years in a row from 1993–95, including a domestic double in 1994, he moved to Udinese in 1997. Walem's playmaking skills and partnership with Oliver Bierhoff were key ingredients in an unexpected third-place finish in Serie A.

    • Stayed at Udinese for another season before moving to Parma in 1999, where he occasionally dazzled despite fierce competition for places. After another year at Udinese he returned to Belgium with Standard Liège in 2001 but was back in Italy in 2003, having spells at Torino and Catania before ending his career in 2005.

    • A former Under-21 international, Walem made his Belgium senior debut on 20 November 1991 against Germany. A non-playing member of the UEFA EURO 2000 squad, he also took part in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he scored his second and last international goal in the group stage against Russia, the last-16 defeat by Brazil ending his career at 36 caps.

    • Having initially moved into the media, he took charge of Anderlecht's youth side in 2008, fulfilling the same role at Udinese two years later before becoming Belgium's U21 coach in 2012. Returned to club football in 2015 with Kortrijk but resumed his U21 role 12 months later and led the team undefeated to the 2019 European finals.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609857.html#johan+walem

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    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
    • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
    • Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
    • Fourth officialAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
    • UEFA DelegateElena Kobak (RUS)
    • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    István Kovács 16/09/1984655

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    No such matches refereed

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    27/10/2011U17QRBelgiumAzerbaijan1-0Umag
    30/10/2011U17QRCroatiaBelgium3-4Novigrad
    30/09/2015UYLR1PFC Litex LovechLegia Warszawa1-2Lovech
    08/12/2016UELGSRSC AnderlechtAS Saint-Étienne2-3Brussels
    02/08/2017UCL3QRİstanbul BaşakşehirClub Brugge2-0Istanbul
    13/12/2018UELGSKRC GenkSarpsborg 08 FF4-0Genk

    Last updated 14/06/2019 15:59CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: 11 Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    All-time
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    Final
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    Final
    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1640650.html#competition+facts

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    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Poland

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (01/09/2017)
      Georgia 0-3 Poland
      0-1 Kownacki 58 (P) , 0-2 Kownacki 65, 0-3 Kapustka 71
      Drągowski, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Szymański (88 Tomczyk), Bartosz, Kapustka (85 Rasak), Zawada (65 Swiderski), Gumny
    • (06/10/2017)
      Poland 3-3 Finland
      1-0 Kownacki 7, 1-1 Dahlström 8, 1-2 Kairinen 61, 2-2 Tomczyk 68, 3-2 Kownacki 71 (P) , 3-3 Jensen 76
      Drągowski, Bednarek, Wieteska (46 Michalak), Stolarski, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski, Piotrowski (59 Tomczyk), Kownacki, Szymański, Kapustka (78 Swiderski), Gumny
    • (10/10/2017)
      Lithuania 0-2 Poland
      0-1 Tomczyk 62, 0-2 Michalak 80
      Loska, Wieteska, Stolarski, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (88 Kopacz ), Piotrowski, Kownacki, Swiderski (60 Tomczyk), Dziczek, Kapustka (73 Michalak), Gumny
    • (10/11/2017)
      Faroe Islands 2-2 Poland
      0-1 Kownacki 35 (P) , 1-1 M. Olsen 52 (P) , 2-1 B. Petersen 80, 2-2 Bartosz 90+4
      Loska, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (75 Tomczyk), Piotrowski (62 Michalak), Kownacki, Swiderski (62 Szymański), Bartosz, Dziczek, Kapustka, Gumny
    • (14/11/2017)
      Poland 3-1 Denmark
      1-0 Michalak 15, 2-0 Tomczyk 24, 3-0 Żurkowski 74, 3-1 Laursen 90+1
      Grabara, Bednarek, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (90 Piotrowski), Szymański (83 Kopacz ), Bartosz, Dziczek, Tomczyk (71 Zawada), Gumny, Michalak
    • (27/03/2018)
      Poland 1-0 Lithuania
      1-0 Kownacki 78
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Szymański (67 Jóźwiak), Bartosz (46 Michalak), Dziczek, Kapustka, Jagiełło (63 Swiderski)
    • (07/09/2018)
      Poland 1-1 Faroe Islands
      0-1 J. Thomsen 16, 1-1 Kownacki 72 (P)
      Grabara, Dankowski (46 Jóźwiak), Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Dziczek (44 Szymański), Kapustka, Tomczyk (46 Swiderski), Jagiełło
    • (11/09/2018)
      Finland 1-3 Poland
      0-1 Wieteska 66, 1-1 Lappalainen 68, 1-2 Wieteska 74, 1-3 Kownacki 89 (P)
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Jóźwiak, Piotrowski, Kownacki (94 Tomczyk), Szymański (58 Michalak), Łabojko, Jagiełło (60 Kapustka), Stolarski
    • (12/10/2018)
      Denmark 1-1 Poland
      1-0 Billing 40, 1-1 Kownacki 43 (P)
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (89 Ambrosiewicz), Kownacki, Szymański, Dziczek, Kapustka, Stolarski, Michalak (77 Jóźwiak)
    • (16/10/2018)
      Poland 3-0 Georgia
      1-0 Mikeltadze 52 (og) , 2-0 Michalak 74, 3-0 Kownacki 90
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (89 Ambrosiewicz), Kownacki, Szymański, Dziczek, Kapustka (68 Michalak), Stolarski, Jóźwiak (46 Jagiełło)
    • Play-off
      (16/11/2018)
      Poland 0-1 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Jota 30
      Grabara, Bielik, Wieteska, Pestka, Żurkowski, Kownacki (76 Swiderski), Szymański (72 Jagiełło), Gumny, Dziczek, Kapustka, Michalak (67 Jóźwiak)
    • (20/11/2018)
      Portugal 1-3 Poland (agg: 2-3)
      0-1 Bielik 5, 0-2 Kownacki 8, 0-3 Szymański 24, 1-3 Diogo Jota 52
      Grabara, Bielik, Wieteska, Pestka, Żurkowski, Kownacki (94 Swiderski), Szymański (69 Jóźwiak), Gumny, Dziczek, Kapustka, Jagiełło (53 Michalak)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Belgium0000000
      Italy0000000
      Poland0000000
      Spain0000000
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Poland-Belgium
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Italy-Poland
    • Matchday 3 (22/06/2019)
      Spain-Poland

    Belgium

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (27/03/2017)
      Belgium 2-1 Malta
      1-0 Kabir 43, 2-0 Cools 54, 2-1 J. Grech 69
      Jackers, Cools, Bossaerts, Mmaee, Miangue, Heynen (86 Leya Iseka), Schrijvers, Mbenza, Vanlerberghe, Kabir (82 Bastien), Ngoy (68 Benson)
    • (05/09/2017)
      Belgium 0-0 Turkey
      Jackers, Cools, Bossaerts, Vanheusden, Cobbaut, Mbenza (85 Leya Iseka), Dimata, Schrijvers, A. De Sart, Nkaka Bazunga (70 Lukebakio), Mangala
    • (06/10/2017)
      Belgium 1-1 Sweden
      1-0 Vanlerberghe 30, 1-1 Dagerstål 61
      Jackers, Cools, Vanlerberghe (67 Miangue), Faes, Cobbaut, Mbenza (79 Leya Iseka), Dimata (85 Lukebakio), Schrijvers, A. De Sart, Heynen, Mmaee
    • (10/10/2017)
      Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
      0-1 Lukebakio 51, 0-2 Bastien 90+3
      Jackers, Cools, Faes, Miangue, Mbenza, Mangala (86 Oméonga), Leya Iseka (78 Kabir), Schrijvers, Lukebakio (68 Nkaka Bazunga), Bastien, Mmaee
    • (09/11/2017)
      Belgium 3-2 Cyprus
      1-0 Mbenza 15, 2-0 Dimata 45+2, 2-1 Papageorgiou 49, 2-2 Fragkou 75, 3-2 Leya Iseka 90+2
      Jackers, Cools, De Medina (80 Ngoy), Faes, Cobbaut, Heynen, Mbenza (63 Miangue), Dimata, Schrijvers, A. De Sart, Lukebakio (86 Leya Iseka)
    • (14/11/2017)
      Turkey 1-2 Belgium
      1-0 Melih Okutan 5, 1-1 Merih Demiral 45+2 (og) , 1-2 Schrijvers 87
      Jackers, Cools, Faes, Cobbaut, Mbenza (79 Ngoy), Bastien, Schrijvers, Lukebakio, Miangue, Leya Iseka (56 Dimata), Nkaka Bazunga (17 Heynen)
    • (26/03/2018)
      Belgium 3-0 Hungary
      1-0 Schrijvers 19, 2-0 Lukebakio 64, 3-0 Dimata 72 (P)
      Jackers, Cools, Faes, Miangue, Mbenza, Dimata, Schrijvers, Lukebakio (65 A. De Sart), Schrijvers (46 Oulare), Bastien (76 Oméonga), Mmaee
    • (07/09/2018)
      Malta 0-4 Belgium
      0-1 Dimata 11, 0-2 Schrijvers 18, 0-3 Lukebakio 59, 0-4 Leya Iseka 69
      Jackers, Cools, Vanheusden, Faes, Bastien (63 A. De Sart), Mbenza, Dimata (63 Leya Iseka), Schrijvers, Lukebakio (80 Saelemaekers), De Norre, Vanlerberghe
    • (11/09/2018)
      Hungary 0-3 Belgium
      0-1 Dimata 20, 0-2 Dimata 73 (P) , 0-3 Schrijvers 86
      Jackers, Cools, Vanheusden, Faes, Bastien, Mbenza (90 A. De Sart), Dimata (78 Leya Iseka), Schrijvers, Lukebakio (83 Saelemaekers), De Norre, Heynen
    • (16/10/2018)
      Sweden 0-3 Belgium
      0-1 Dimata 29, 0-2 Dimata 40, 0-3 Lukebakio 65
      De Wolf, Cools, Vanheusden, Faes, Heynen (70 Mangala), Mbenza, Dimata (87 Leya Iseka), Schrijvers, Lukebakio (78 A. De Sart), De Norre, Vanlerberghe
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Belgium0000000
      Italy0000000
      Poland0000000
      Spain0000000
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Poland-Belgium
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Spain-Belgium
    • Matchday 3 (22/06/2019)
      Belgium-Italy

    Last updated 10/06/2019 13:10CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Poland

    Tournament record
    2017: group stage
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: play-offs
    2002: play-offs
    2000: play-offs
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: quarter-finals
    1992: quarter-finals
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: quarter-finals
    1984: quarter-finals
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    N/A

    Qualifying
    7-0 twice, most recently v San Marino, 01/04/03
    Qualifying group stage, GKS Nowiny, Nowiny

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    3-0: England v Poland, 22/06/17
    Group stage, Kolporter Arena, Kielce

    Qualifying
    5-0 three times, most recently v England, 26/03/99
    Qualifying group stage, The Dell, Southampton

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2413053.html#team+facts+poland

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    Belgium

    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: semi-finals
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: group stage
    2000: play-offs
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    0-1: Israel v Belgium, 13/06/07
    Group stage, Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen
    1-2:
    Greece v Belgium, 16/05/02
    Group stage, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne

    Qualifying
    7-0 twice, most recently v North Macedonia, 15/11/94
    Qualifying group stage, Kehrweg-stadion, Eupen

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    2-0: Serbia v Belgium, 20/06/07
    Semi-final, Gelredome, Arnhem
    0-2: Belgium v France, 21/05/02
    Group stage, Les Charmilles, Geneva

    Qualifying
    4-0: England v Belgium, 29/02/12
    Qualifying group stage, Riverside, Middlesbrough

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610429.html#team+facts+belgium

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.