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SpainSpainStadio Città del Tricolore - Reggio EmiliaWednesday 19 June 2019
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Group A - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    07/10/2005QR (GS)Belgium - Spain1-0
    LiegeVermaelen 64
    08/10/2004QR (GS)Spain - Belgium2-2MuriedasFàbregas 65, Santi Cazorla 82; De Ceulaer 61, Martens 78
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    28/03/1995QR (GS)Spain - Belgium1-1MalagaDani García 10; Lawaree 17
    16/12/1994QR (GS)Belgium - Spain3-3BrusselsSnoeckx 8, Vermant 42, 61; Roberto 32, Dani García 44, 48
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Spain20202011----403167
    Belgium21102020----413076

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:32CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Spain and Belgium meet competitively for the first time in 14 years as they face off in the second round of Group A matches at the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

    • Each side is looking to recover from an opening-day defeat; Spain went down 3-1 against hosts Italy, despite taking the lead through Dani Ceballos, and Belgium were beaten 3-2 by Poland in the tournament's opening match, also after having scored first. 

    Under-21 rewind: Asensio nets long-range stunner

    Previous meetings
    • This is the first time the teams have played a competitive game since October 2005, when Thomas Vermaelen's second-half goal gave Belgium a 1-0 victory in Liege. The sides had drawn 2-2 in Spain 12 months earlier, Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fàbregas with the goals for the home side; neither side reached the 2006 finals.

    • The countries had also shared two draws in qualifying for the 1996 competition, the game in Brussels finishing 3-3 before a 1-1 result in Malaga. Spain went on to reach the quarter-finals and were eventually beaten by Italy in the Barcelona final after a penalty shoot-out.

    • Most recently, Belgium were 4-1 winners away to Spain in a November 2014 friendly played in Ferrol; Nathan Kabasele, Youri Tielemans, Joris Kayembe-Ditu and Benito Raman got the goals for the visitors with a Munir El Haddadi strike three minutes after half-time Spain's sole response.

    • In February 2013, Hannes Van der Bruggen cancelled out Gerard Deulofeu's opener to give Belgium a 1-1 friendly draw in Mechelen.

    • Spain's last win against Belgium was a 3-0 success in January 1997.

    • Captain Sebastiaan Bornauw and Alexis Saelemaekers were both in the Belgium side beaten 3-0 by Spain in the European U19 Championship elite round in March 2018.

    • Bornauw was in the Belgium U17 side that beat Spain 4-3 on penalties in the 2016 European Championship elite round after a goalless draw. Belgium therefore finished top of the section, although both countries advanced to the final tournament.

    • A Belgium side featuring Siebe Schrijvers lost 2-1 against Spain in the U17 elite round in 2013.

    Highlights: Italy 3-1 Spain

    Form guide
    Spain
    • This is Spain's seventh appearance in the U21 final tournament since 1998, and a fifth in the competition's last six editions. They have only once failed to get past the group stage in their six previous participations, in 2009, and have reached the final in each of their last three, lifting the trophy in 2011 and 2013.

    • Spain were also champions in 1986, and runners-up in 1984 and 1996.

    • This time Spain qualified by finishing top of Group 2, winning nine of their ten qualifying fixtures with 31 goals scored and ten conceded.

    • Defeat by Germany in the 2017 final ended Spain's ten-match unbeaten run in competitive U21 matches (W7 D3); the opening loss to Italy at these finals was only their third in their last 22 European U21 Championship games (W16 D3), the other in qualification at home to Northern Ireland on 11 September 2018 (1-2).

    • The matchday one loss to Italy ended Spain's eight-match winning run in group games at the finals, and was their first defeat in the group stage since a 2-0 reverse to England on 18 June 2009.

    • Coach Luis de la Fuente, who succeeded Albert Celades in July 2018, led Spain to the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Greece with a squad including Antonio Sivera, Unai Simón, Jorge Meré, Mikel Merino, Alfonso Pedraza, Dani Ceballos and Borja Mayoral.

    Highlights: Poland 3-2 Belgium

    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.

    • After losing to Poland, Belgium's record in the final tournament is therefore W2 D2 L4 F7 A11.

    • 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
    • On 23 February 2015 Aaron Leya Iseka scored the only goal as Anderlecht beat Barcelona to qualify for the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals.

    • Fabián Ruiz came on as a substitute in Spain's 4-1 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win away to the Faroe Islands on 7 June and started the 3-0 defeat of Sweden in Madrid three days later. Mikel Oyarzabal came on against Sweden to score Spain's third goal, his first at senior international level.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000799/match=2025976/prematch/background/index.html#spain+belgium+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Spain - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Antonio Sivera11/08/199622Alavés - 30003-
    13Unai Simón11/06/199722Athletic - 60107-
    23Daniel Martín08/07/199820Sporting Gijón - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Jesús Vallejo05/01/199722Real Madrid - 501016-
    3Aarón Martín22/04/199722Espanyol - 60107-
    4Jorge Meré17/04/199722Köln - 8010221
    5Unai Nuñez30/01/199722Athletic - 70007-
    15Martín Aguirregabiria10/05/199623Alavés - 00101-
    16Pol Lirola13/08/199721Sassuolo - 10001-
    20Junior Firpo10/05/199623Betis - 10001-
    Midfielders
    6Fabián Ruiz03/04/199623Napoli - 831093
    7Carlos Soler02/01/199722Valencia*10210122
    8Mikel Merino22/06/199622Real Sociedad - 5110121
    10Dani Ceballos07/08/199622Real Madrid - 6411197
    11Mikel Oyarzabal21/04/199722Real Sociedad - 10510145
    12Manu Vallejo14/02/199722Cádiz*0000--
    14Igor Zubeldia30/03/199722Real Sociedad - 20103-
    17Alfonso Pedraza09/04/199623Villarreal - 60007-
    21Marc Roca26/11/199622Espanyol - 20002-
    22Pablo Fornals22/02/199623Villarreal - 80109-
    Forwards
    9Borja Mayoral05/04/199722Levante - 10810209
    18Rafa Mir18/06/199722Las Palmas - 451055
    19Dani Olmo07/05/199821Dinamo Zagreb - 20002-
    Coach
    -Luis de la Fuente21/06/196157 - 40105-
    Belgium - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Nordin Jackers05/09/199721Genk - 901010-
    12Ortwin De Wolf23/04/199623Lokeren - 10001-
    21Jens Teunckens30/01/199821Royal Antwerp - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Dion Cools04/06/199623Club Brugge - 10111122
    3Sebastiaan Bornauw22/03/199920Anderlecht - 0000--
    4Wout Faes03/04/199821Oostende*80109-
    5Casper De Norre07/02/199722Genk - 30104-
    13Rocky Bushiri30/11/199919Eupen - 0000--
    18Jur Schryvers 11/03/199722Waasland-Beveren - 10001-
    20Dries Wouters28/01/199722Genk - 0000--
    22Elias Cobbaut24/11/199721Anderlecht - 40105-
    Midfielders
    6Samuel Bastien26/09/199622Standard Liège - 610071
    8Bryan Heynen06/02/199722Genk - 60107-
    10Siebe Schrijvers18/07/199622Club Brugge - 10410164
    15Alexis De Sart12/11/199622Sint-Truiden - 70007-
    16Yari Verschaeren12/07/200117Anderlecht - 00101-
    17Alexis Saelemaekers27/06/199919Anderlecht - 20103-
    23Orel Mangala18/03/199821Hamburg - 30104-
    Forwards
    7Isaac Mbenza08/03/199623Huddersfield - 10110111
    9Aaron Leya Iseka15/11/199721Toulouse - 9211103
    11Dodi Lukebakio24/09/199721Düsseldorf*9410104
    14Stéphane Oméonga27/03/199623Hibernian - 20002-
    19Francis Amuzu23/08/199919Anderlecht - 00101-
    Coach
    -Johan Walem01/02/197247 - 1001026-

    Last updated 18/06/2019 13:56CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Luis de la Fuente

    Date of birth: 21 June 1961
    Nationality: Spanish
    Playing career: Athletic Club (twice), Sevilla, Alavés
    Coaching career: Portugalete, Aurrerá, Athletic Club B (twice), Alavés, Spain U19, Spain U21

    • Full-back De la Fuente came through the famous Ledesma youth set-up in Bilbao, graduating to the Athletic first team in 1981. Went on to win two league titles, including the club's most recent in 1984, and was also part of the side that won the Copa del Rey the same year to complete a domestic double.

    • Departed for Sevilla in 1987, spending four years with the Andalusian outfit before rejoining Athletic. Finished his playing career at Alavés in 1994.

    • After spells at lower-level clubs Portugalete and Aurrerá, De la Fuente was given the chance to take charge of Athletic Club's reserve side on two separate occasions. He also had a brief spell at Alavés in 2011 before joining the Spain staff in 2013, initially as Under-19 coach.

    • He led a side including Jorge Meré, Dani Ceballos and Borja Mayoral to victory in the 2015 UEFA Under-19 European Championship in Greece, defeating Russia 2-0 in the final.

    • De la Fuente stepped up to become U21 coach in July 2018, midway through qualifying for the 2019 finals, when Albert Celades left the post to join Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609847.html#luis+fuente

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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

    • RefereeAndris Treimanis (LVA)
    • Assistant refereesHaralds Gudermanis (LVA) , Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
    • Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
    • Fourth officialOrel Grinfeld (ISR)
    • UEFA DelegateElena Kobak (RUS)
    • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Andris Treimanis16/03/1985857

    Andris Treimanis

    Referee since: 1998
    First division: 2005
    FIFA badge: 2011

    Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

    Finals
    N/A

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

    No such matches refereed

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    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    27/09/2013U17QRCyprusSpain0-1Paphos
    10/12/2013UYLGSFC KøbenhavnReal Madrid CF3-2Frederiksberg
    13/11/2014U19FRIER1SpainGermany2-0Katerini
    13/07/2015U19GS-FTSpainNetherlands1-1Veria
    06/08/2015UEL3QRFC Zorya LuhanskR. Charleroi SC3-0Kyiv
    21/10/2015UYLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF4-1Saint-Germain-en-Laye
    23/02/2016UYLR16RSC AnderlechtGNK Dinamo Zagreb3-0Brussels
    08/12/2016UELGSPanathinaikos FCRC Celta de Vigo0-2Athens
    21/04/2017UYLSFFC BarcelonaFC Salzburg1-2Nyon
    26/07/2018UEL2QRSevilla FCÚjpest FC4-0Seville
    23/08/2018UELPOKRC GenkBrøndby IF5-2Genk
    23/10/2018UCLGSBSC Young BoysValencia CF1-1Berne
    13/12/2018UELGSVillarreal CFFC Spartak Moskva2-0Villarreal
    14/02/2019UELR32SK Slavia PrahaKRC Genk0-0Prague
    23/03/2019EUROQRSpainNorway2-1Valencia

    Last updated 17/06/2019 14:05CET

    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: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    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

    Spain

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2017)
      Estonia 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Soler 65
      Sivera, Carmona, Aarón Martín, Unai Nuñez, Jorge Meré, Rodri, Soler, Merino, Mayoral (77 Guaol), Ceballos, Oyarzabal (37 Pedraza)
    • (10/10/2017)
      Slovakia 1-4 Spain
      0-1 Merino 26, 0-2 Oyarzabal 49, 0-3 Rodri 56, 1-3 Vavro 59, 1-4 Ceballos 69
      Unai Simón, Maffeo, Aarón Martín, Jorge Meré (43 Unai Nuñez), Vallejo, Rodri, Soler, Merino (89 Fabián Ruiz), Mayoral, Ceballos, Oyarzabal (76 Fornals)
    • (09/11/2017)
      Spain 1-0 Iceland
      1-0 Fabián Ruiz 36
      Unai Simón, Maffeo, Aarón Martín, Unai Nuñez, Vallejo, Rodri, Soler, Fabián Ruiz (77 Pedraza), Mayoral (82 Guaol), Ceballos, Oyarzabal (91 Fornals)
    • (14/11/2017)
      Spain 5-1 Slovakia
      0-1 Fabián Ruiz 23 (og) , 1-1 Ceballos 38, 2-1 Córdoba 53, 3-1 Ceballos 55, 4-1 Ceballos 61, 5-1 Mayoral 86
      Unai Simón, Maffeo, Aarón Martín (70 Lato), Jorge Meré, Vallejo, Rodri, Soler, Fabián Ruiz, Mayoral, Ceballos (83 Fornals), Oyarzabal (46 Córdoba)
    • (22/03/2018)
      Northern Ireland 3-5 Spain
      0-1 Oyarzabal 15, 1-1 Donnelly 30 (P) , 1-2 Oyarzabal 44, 2-2 Donnelly 45+2, 2-3 Mayoral 47, 3-3 Lavery 68, 3-4 Mayoral 75, 3-5 Mayoral 84
      Sivera, Unai Nuñez, Aarón Martín, Jorge Meré, Fabián Ruiz, Merino, Soler, Fornals (76 Traoré), Mayoral (87 Carlos Fernández), Ceballos, Oyarzabal (89 Lato)
    • (27/03/2018)
      Spain 3-1 Estonia
      1-0 Fabián Ruiz 8, 2-0 Mayoral 37, 3-0 Mayoral 51, 3-1 Sinyavskiy 59
      Soriano, Maffeo, Lato, Vallejo, Merino, García, Soler (87 Traoré), Fabián Ruiz, Mayoral, Ceballos, Oyarzabal (57 Córdoba)
    • (06/09/2018)
      Spain 3-0 Albania
      1-0 Oyarzabal 5, 2-0 Mayoral 56, 3-0 Rafa Mir 90+2
      Unai Simón, Maffeo, Junior Firpo, Jorge Meré, Unai Nuñez, Zubeldia, Soler (80 Méndez), Merino, Mayoral (75 Rafa Mir), Fornals, Oyarzabal (66 Pedraza)
    • (11/09/2018)
      Spain 1-2 Northern Ireland
      0-1 Lavery 4, 0-2 Donnelly 8 (P) , 1-2 Rafa Mir 90+2
      Sivera, Francis, Pedraza, Jorge Meré, Unai Nuñez, Marc Roca, Soler (77 Cheikh), Fabián Ruiz (50 Rafa Mir), Mayoral, Fornals (68 Méndez), Oyarzabal
    • (11/10/2018)
      Albania 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Rafa Mir 84
      Unai Simón, Lirola, Aarón Martín, Unai Nuñez, Jorge Meré, Zubeldia, Soler, Fabián Ruiz (60 Dani Olmo), Mayoral (66 Rafa Mir), Fornals (54 Pedraza), Oyarzabal
    • (16/10/2018)
      Iceland 2-7 Spain
      0-1 Oyarzabal 24 (P) , 0-2 Rafa Mir 25, 0-3 Rafa Mir 40, 1-3 Þorsteinsson 41, 1-4 Gunnarsson 45+2 (og) , 1-5 Soler 54, 2-5 Karlsson 58, 2-6 Mayoral 87, 2-7 Fabián Ruiz 90
      Unai Simón, Palencia, Angeliño, Vallejo, Jorge Meré, Marc Roca, Soler, Fabián Ruiz, Rafa Mir (67 Mayoral), Oyarzabal (73 Pedraza), Dani Olmo (58 Fornals)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Italy1100313
      Poland1100323
      Belgium1001230
      Spain1001130
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Italy 3-1 Spain
      0-1 Ceballos 9, 1-1 Chiesa 36, 2-1 Chiesa 64, 3-1 Pellegrini 82 (P)
      Unai Simón, Vallejo, Aarón Martín, Jorge Meré, Fabián Ruiz (46 Merino), Soler, Mayoral, Ceballos, Oyarzabal (85 Rafa Mir), Zubeldia (67 Fornals), Martín Aguirregabiria
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Spain-Belgium
    • 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), Schryvers (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
      Italy1100313
      Poland1100323
      Belgium1001230
      Spain1001130
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Poland 3-2 Belgium
      0-1 Leya Iseka 16, 1-1 Żurkowski 26, 2-1 Bielik 52, 3-1 Szymański 79, 3-2 Cools 84
      Jackers, Cools, Faes, De Norre (80 Amuzu), Mbenza (90 Saelemaekers), Heynen, Leya Iseka (63 Verschaeren), Schrijvers, Lukebakio, Cobbaut, Mangala
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Spain-Belgium
    • Matchday 3 (22/06/2019)
      Belgium-Italy

    Last updated 17/06/2019 10:37CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Spain

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

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    5-0: Spain v North Macedonia, 17/06/17
    Group stage, Stadion Miejski w Gdyni, Gdynia

    Qualifying
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    Qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    3-1: Italy v Spain, 16/06/19
    Group stage, Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna
    2-0
    twice, most recently v England, 18/06/09
    Group stage, Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg

    Qualifying
    5-0: Netherlands v Spain, 16/02/83
    Qualifying group stage, Galgenwaard, Utrecht

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1878572.html#team+facts+spain

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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.