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Under-21 Championship: Portugal - England Match press kits

Under-21 Championship - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

PortugalPortugalStadion Stožice - LjubljanaSunday 28 March 2021
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Group D - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    18/06/2015GS-FTEngland - Portugal0-1
    Uherske HradisteJoão Mário 57
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    03/09/2010QR (GS)Portugal - England0-1
    BarcelosSturridge 32
    14/11/2009QR (GS)England - Portugal1-0
    LondonRose 40
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    05/09/2008QR (GS)England - Portugal2-0
    LondonMilner 44 (P), Agbonlahor 63
    20/11/2007QR (GS)Portugal - England1-1AguedaVieirinha 3 (P); A. Johnson 49
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    09/09/2003QR (GS)England - Portugal1-2
    LiverpoolBarton 36; Quaresma 4, Hélder Postiga 80
    28/03/2003QR (GS)Portugal - England4-2
    Rio MaiorHélder Postiga 7, Quaresma 10, Carlos Martins 60, Ronaldo 71; Sh. Ameobi 8, 33
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    22/05/2002GS-FTPortugal - England3-1
    ZurichFilipe Teixeira 7, Makukula 20 (P), Hugo Viana 69; Smith 43
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    02/09/1995QR (GS)Portugal - England2-0
    Santa Maria de LamasNuno Gomes 23, Dani 36
    06/09/1994QR (GS)England - Portugal0-0Leicester
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Portugal42114112220010523139
    England42114112200210325913

    Last updated 26/03/2021 11:52CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    There has been little to separate Portugal and England in their previous UEFA European Under-21 Championship meetings as they face off on Matchday 2.

    • This Group D encounter at the Stadion Stožice in Ljubljana brings together two teams who have been finals regulars in recent years, with Portugal featuring for the third time in the last four U21 tournaments and England in the group stage for the eighth U21 EURO in a row.

    • Portugal were 1-0 winners against Croatia in their opening fixture thanks to substitute Fábio Vieira's 68th-minute strike, while England went down to Switzerland by the same scoreline.

    Previous meetings
    • The teams' last meeting came at the Toulon Tournament in 2016, England's Lewis Baker scoring the only goal.

    • The sides' last three European U21 Championship games have also finished 1-0, the most recent a Portugal success in the 2015 group stage in the Czech Republic. João Mário got the only goal in the 57th minute, giving his side the win that helped them top Group B on five points; England finished bottom on three.

    • That ended Portugal's four-game winless run in competitive fixtures against England, and was their first victory since a 2-1 success in Liverpool on 9 September 2003. England beat Portugal 1-0 home and away in qualifying for the 2011 finals thanks to goals from Danny Rose (in London) and Daniel Sturridge (in Barcelos).

    • Portugal were 3-1 winners when the teams met in the 2002 group stage, goals from Filipe Teixeira (7), Ariza Makukula (20 pen) and Hugo Viana (69) securing victory despite Alan Smith's 43rd-minute response. Portugal still missed out on a semi-final place, finishing third in Group B with England fourth.

    • Portugal have won five of the sides' ten competitive meetings (D2 L3), including home (4-2) and away (2-1) in qualifying ahead of the 2004 edition, Hélder Postiga and Ricardo Quaresma scoring in each game with Cristiano Ronaldo also on target in Rio Maior.

    • Aaron Ramsdale and Ryan Sessegnon were in the England team that beat Portugal 2-1 in the final of the 2017 European U19 Championship. Diogo Costa, Diogo Queirós, Diogo Dalot and Gedson Fernandes featured for Portugal, with Diogo Leite and Florentino Luís unused substitutes.

    Form guide
    Portugal
    • Portugal's last finals appearance came in 2017, when they were eliminated after finishing second in Group B behind Spain. They were victorious against Serbia (2-0) and North Macedonia (4-2), but a 3-1 loss against their Iberian neighbours on Matchday 2 proved crucial.

    • Rui Jorge's side lost the 2015 final to Sweden on their first appearance in the tournament since 2007. They had also been runners-up in 1994 before a quarter-final finish two years later. Subsequently the Portuguese came third in 2004, yet have otherwise been eliminated in the final tournament group stage – in 2002, 2006 (as hosts), 2007 and 2017.

    • In charge since 2010, Rui Jorge guided his side to second place in Group 7 in qualifying for the 2021 finals. Portugal finished level with the Netherlands on 27 points, a 4-2 away defeat by the Dutch in their third fixture leaving them behind their opponents on head-to-head record in the final standings. Portugal won their other nine qualifiers, including the last seven, finishing with a 2-1 home victory against the Netherlands. They had the best record of all nine group runners-up.

    • Portugal have now won ten of their 24 games at U21 EURO final tournaments (D7 L7).

    England
    • England have qualified for their eighth successive U21 final tournament – the longest ongoing sequence in the competition. They failed to win a game in Italy two years ago, conceding twice late on to lose to both France (1-2) and Romania (2-4) and drawing with Croatia (3-3) to finish third in Group C.

    • England have made it past the initial group stage three times in those seven finals appearances although the 2017 defeat on penalties by eventual champions Germany in the last four is their only knockout appearance in the last five final tournaments; runners-up in 2009, they also lost in the 2007 semi-finals.

    • This is England's tenth participation in an eight or 12-team U21 finals; six of those previous nine campaigns ended in the group stage.

    • Champions in 1982 and 1984, England also reached the semi-finals in 1978, 1980, 1986 and 1988.

    • England have won only three of their last 17 group games at the final tournament (D5 L9) and none of the last four (D1 L3).

    • In qualifying for these finals Aidy Boothroyd – who has been in charge since 2016 – oversaw an unbeaten campaign, England winning nine of their ten fixtures to finish on 28 points, ten clear of Austria at the top of Group 3.

    • England have reached each of the last four U21 final tournaments without losing a game. Their last qualifying defeat was a 2-1 loss in Belgium on 14 November 2011; their subsequent record is W37 D6.

    • Eddie Nketiah was the top scorer in qualifying overall with 13 goals. He is England's all-time U21 top scorer on 16.

    Links and trivia
    • Have played in England:
    Vitinha (Wolverhampton Wanderers loan 2020–)  
    Gedson Fernandes (Tottenham loan 2020–21)
    Diogo Dalot (Manchester United 2018–20)
    Pedro Gonçalves (Wolverhampton Wanderers 2017–19)
    João Virgínia (Arsenal 2015–18, Everton 2019–, Reading loan 2019/20)
    Pedro Pereira (Bristol City 2019/20 loan)

    • Have played together:
    Gedson Fernandes & Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham 2020)
    João Virgínia & Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal 2015–18)
    João Virgínia & Ben Godfrey, Tom Davies (Everton 2020–)

    • Goals from Fábio Vieira and Diogo Queirós helped Porto beat Chelsea 3-1 in the final of the 2018/19 UEFA Youth League; Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, João Mário and Vitinha also featured for the Portuguese club.

    • Gonçalo Ramos scored twice as Benfica beat Liverpool 4-1 in the 2019/20 UEFA Youth League round of 16.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2021/matches/round=2001098/match=2030689/prematch/background/index.html#portugal+england+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Portugal - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Diogo Costa19/09/199921Porto - 901010-
    12Luís Maximiano05/01/199922Sporting CP - 10001-
    22João Virginia10/10/199921Everton - 00001-
    Defenders
    2Thierry Correia09/03/199922Valencia - 60107-
    3Diogo Leite23/01/199922Porto - 10210152
    4Diogo Queirós05/01/199922Famalicao - 9310103
    5Diogo Dalot18/03/199922Milan - 301010-
    13Tomás Tavares07/03/200120Farense - 40004-
    14Pedro Pereira22/01/199823Crotone - 30003-
    15Tiago Djaló09/04/200020LOSC - 20002-
    Midfielders
    6Florentino19/08/199921Monaco - 60107-
    7Vitinha13/02/200021Wolves - 10110111
    8Gedson Fernandes09/01/199922Galatasaray - 8210112
    9Gonçalo Ramos20/06/200119Benfica - 311041
    10Daniel Bragança27/05/199921Sporting CP - 60107-
    16Filipe Soares20/05/199921Moreirense - 10001-
    18Pote28/06/199822Sporting CP - 521062
    23Fábio Vieira30/05/200020Porto - 651176
    Forwards
    11Dani Carvalho02/05/199822Monza - 10410114
    17Francisco Trincão29/12/199921Barcelona - 411051
    19Tiago Tomás16/06/200218Sporting CP - 00101-
    20João Mário03/01/200021Porto - 310031
    21Francisco Conceição14/12/200218Porto - 00101-
    Coach
    -Rui Jorge27/03/197348 - 1001013-
    England - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Aaron Ramsdale14/05/199822Sheff. United - 80109-
    13Josef Bursik12/07/200020Stoke - 10001-
    22Josh Griffiths05/09/200119Cheltenham - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Max Aarons04/01/200021Norwich - 70108-
    3Lloyd Kelly06/10/199822Bournemouth - 20104-
    4Ben Godfrey15/01/199823Everton - 711081
    5Marc Guehi13/07/200020Swansea*60107-
    11Ryan Sessegnon18/05/200020Hoffenheim - 5110131
    12Ben Wilmot04/11/199921Watford - 210021
    14Steven Sessegnon18/05/200020Bristol City - 20002-
    15Japhet Tanganga31/03/199921Tottenham - 0000--
    Midfielders
    6Tom Davies30/06/199822Everton - 7110142
    8Conor Gallagher06/02/200021West Brom - 410041
    10Callum Hudson-Odoi07/11/200020Chelsea*741084
    16Oliver Skipp16/09/200020Norwich*40105-
    17Curtis Jones30/01/200120Liverpool - 311041
    18Emile Smith Rowe28/07/200020Arsenal - 00101-
    23Noni Madueke10/03/200219PSV - 0000--
    Forwards
    7Todd Cantwell27/02/199823Norwich - 30003-
    9Eddie Nketiah30/05/199921Arsenal - 913101013
    19Rhian Brewster01/04/200020Sheff. United - 60107-
    20Eberechi Eze29/06/199822Crystal Palace - 40105-
    21Dwight McNeil22/11/199921Burnley - 50106-
    Coach
    -Aidy Boothroyd08/02/197150 - 1001030-

    Last updated 27/03/2021 13:47CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
    • Assistant refereesCyril Mugnier (FRA) , Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
    • Fourth officialRade Obrenovič (SVN)
    • UEFA DelegateFelix Grigore (ROU)
    • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    François Letexier23/04/1989327

    François Letexier

    Referee since: 2002
    First division: 2016
    FIFA badge: 2017

    Tournaments: N/A

    Finals
    2019 UEFA Youth League

    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
    27/09/2017UYLGSSporting Clube de PortugalFC Barcelona0-1Alcochete
    21/11/2017UYLGSSevilla FCLiverpool FC0-4Seville
    20/09/2018UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalQarabağ FK2-0Lisbon
    29/04/2019UYLFinalFC PortoChelsea FC3-1Nyon
    19/09/2019UELGSManchester United FCFC Astana1-0Manchester
    29/10/2020UELGSSL BenficaR. Standard de Liège3-0Lisbon
    09/12/2020UCLGSFC MidtjyllandLiverpool FC1-1Herning

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:06CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Portugal

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2019)
      Portugal 4-0 Gibraltar
      1-0 Francisco Trincão 8, 2-0 Carvalho 13, 3-0 Carvalho 60, 4-0 Diogo Queirós 66
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia (46 Tomás Esteves), Diogo Leite, Rúben Vinagre, Miguel Luís (46 Filipe Soares), Carvalho, Diogo Queirós, Daniel Bragança, Francisco Trincão (74 Pedro Pereira), Quina (46 Vitinha), Pedro Neto (46 Nuno Santos)
    • (10/09/2019)
      Belarus 0-2 Portugal
      0-1 Rafael Leão 68, 0-2 Carvalho 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Vitinha, Miguel Luís, Rafael Leão (80 Carvalho), Nuno Santos, Nuno Tavares (46 Rúben Vinagre), Diogo Queirós, Jota (86 Romário Baró), Quina (60 Francisco Trincão)
    • (11/10/2019)
      Netherlands 4-2 Portugal
      1-0 Boadu 8, 1-1 Diogo Queirós 42, 2-1 Koopmeiners 50 (P) , 2-2 Gedson Fernandes 64 (P) , 3-2 Boadu 84, 4-2 Stengs 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Vitinha, Miguel Luís (68 Nuno Santos), Rafael Leão (80 Pedro Mendes), Carvalho (68 Francisco Trincão), Nuno Tavares, Gedson Fernandes, Quina (46 Jota)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Norway 2-3 Portugal
      0-1 Fábio Vieira 2, 0-2 Jota 20, 0-3 Fábio Vieira 78, 1-3 Thorstvedt 83 (P) , 2-3 Larsen 90
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Miguel Luís (84 Gedson Fernandes), Vitinha, Tomás Tavares, Rafael Leão (35 Tiago Djaló), Jota (55 Francisco Trincão), Fábio Vieira (84 Carvalho)
    • (04/09/2020)
      Cyprus 0-4 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Leite 7, 0-2 Diogo Leite 27, 0-3 Jota 53, 0-4 João Mário 85
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Florentino (76 Daniel Bragança), Vitinha (76 Miguel Luís), Carvalho, Nuno Mendes, Tomás Tavares, Tiago Djaló, Jota (76 João Mário), Gedson Fernandes (58 Pote), Pedro Neto (58 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Portugal 4-1 Norway
      1-0 Pedro Neto 6, 2-0 Pedro Neto 16, 2-1 Larsen 34, 3-1 Vitinha 69, 4-1 Carvalho 88
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (83 Daniel Bragança), Rafael Leão (62 Carvalho), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (83 Pedro Pereira), Jota (62 Fábio Vieira), Gedson Fernandes, Pedro Neto (70 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Gibraltar 0-3 Portugal
      0-1 Jota 16, 0-2 Pote 50, 0-3 Pote 80
      Luís Maximiano, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós (63 Pedro Pereira), Rúben Vinagre (23 Tomás Tavares), Pote, Vitinha (63 Pedro Neto), Daniel Bragança, Carvalho, Dalot (46 Gedson Fernandes), Jota (46 Joelson Fernandes), Fábio Vieira
    • (12/11/2020)
      Portugal 3-0 Belarus
      1-0 Prischepa 3 (og) , 2-0 Fábio Vieira 19 (P) , 3-0 Gonçalo Ramos 90 (P)
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (74 Daniel Bragança), Carvalho (74 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (68 João Mário), Jota (68 Joelson Fernandes), Gedson Fernandes, Fábio Vieira (46 Pote)
    • (15/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Cyprus
      0-1 Artymatas 2, 1-1 Gedson Fernandes 45+1 (P) , 2-1 Diogo Queirós 68
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Rafael Leão (46 João Mário), Carvalho (46 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes (81 Fábio Vieira), Jota (69 Pote), Gedson Fernandes
    • (18/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 2, 1-1 Gakpo 42, 2-1 Fábio Vieira 53
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Carvalho (66 Gonçalo Ramos), Tomás Tavares, Jota (46 Rafael Leão), Gedson Fernandes (56 Pote), Fábio Vieira (82 Daniel Bragança)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group D - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Portugal1100103
      Switzerland1100103
      Croatia1001010
      England1001010
      Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
      Portugal 1-0 Croatia
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 68
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Florentino (63 Fábio Vieira), Vitinha (73 Daniel Bragança), Gedson Fernandes, Francisco Trincão (63 Francisco Conceição), Pote (80 Gonçalo Ramos), Tiago Tomás (63 Carvalho)
    • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
      Portugal-England
    • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
      Switzerland-Portugal

    England

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (06/09/2019)
      Turkey 2-3 England
      0-1 Nketiah 4, 1-1 Doğukan Sinik 25, 2-1 Mert Müldür 51, 2-2 Nketiah 74, 2-3 Nelson 75
      Ramsdale, Aarons, Panzo, Chalobah, Davies, Nelson (79 Brewster), Gibbs-White (81 Godfrey), Nketiah, Foden, S. Sessegnon (59 Greenwood), Guehi
    • (09/09/2019)
      England 2-0 Kosovo
      1-0 Foden 25, 2-0 Foden 90+3
      Ramsdale, Aarons (80 Justin), Chalobah, Godfrey, Davies, Nelson (61 Greenwood), Gibbs-White (61 Cantwell), Nketiah (76 Brewster), Foden, S. Sessegnon, Guehi
    • (15/10/2019)
      England 5-1 Austria
      1-0 Hudson-Odoi 12, 2-0 Nketiah 28, 3-0 Nketiah 39, 4-0 Hudson-Odoi 45+1, 4-1 Baumgartner 66, 5-1 Nketiah 79
      Ramsdale, Aarons (61 S. Sessegnon), Kelly, Davies, Hudson-Odoi (86 Gallagher), Willock (74 Skipp), Nketiah (86 Surridge), Foden, Guehi, Justin, McNeil (61 Brewster)
    • (15/11/2019)
      Albania 0-3 England
      0-1 Foden 22, 0-2 Gallagher 43, 0-3 Nelson 90+3
      Ramsdale, Panzo (64 Justin), Godfrey, Davies, Willock (64 Nelson), Greenwood, Foden (81 Eze), James, Guehi, Brewster (72 R. Sessegnon), Gallagher
    • (04/09/2020)
      Kosovo 0-6 England
      0-1 Nketiah 51, 0-2 Nketiah 55, 0-3 Nketiah 61 (P) , 0-4 Nelson 66, 0-5 R. Sessegnon 82, 0-6 Bellingham 85
      Ramsdale, Aarons, Godfrey, Kelly, Davies (62 Bellingham), Nketiah (72 Brewster), Cantwell (62 Nelson), Guehi, Skipp, Saka (62 Hudson-Odoi), Gallagher (71 R. Sessegnon)
    • (08/09/2020)
      Austria 1-2 England
      0-1 Nketiah 27, 0-2 Godfrey 49, 1-2 Schmidt 60
      Ramsdale, Godfrey, Nelson (80 Cantwell), Bellingham, Nketiah (80 Brewster), Hudson-Odoi, R. Sessegnon (67 Dasilva), Lamptey (72 Aarons), Guehi, Skipp (79 Davies), Justin
    • (07/10/2020)
      Andorra 3-3 England
      1-0 Fernandez 28, 1-1 Davies 45+1, 1-2 Dasilva 69, 2-2 Fernandez 76, 2-3 Nketiah 82, 3-3 Garcia 90+1
      Ramsdale, Aarons, Panzo, Davies, B. Williams, R. Williams, Eze, Surridge (72 Nketiah), Dasilva (72 Bellingham), McNeil (77 R. Sessegnon), Jones (74 Hudson-Odoi)
    • (13/10/2020)
      England 2-1 Turkey
      1-0 Hüseyin Türkmen 17 (og) , 2-0 Nketiah 88, 2-1 Halil Dervişoğlu 90+2
      Ramsdale, Aarons, Godfrey, Guehi, Bellingham, Nketiah, Hudson-Odoi (85 McNeil), R. Sessegnon, Skipp, Justin, Dasilva (63 Eze)
    • (13/11/2020)
      England 3-1 Andorra
      1-0 Jones 27, 1-1 Garcia 45 (P) , 2-1 Wilmot 49, 3-1 Hudson-Odoi 65 (P)
      Ramsdale, Lamptey, Panzo, Jones (72 Musiala), Gallagher, Hudson-Odoi (72 Eze), Wilmot, R. Williams, Brewster (72 Nketiah), Dasilva, McNeil (82 Buchanan)
    • (17/11/2020)
      England 5-0 Albania
      1-0 Hudson-Odoi 5, 2-0 Justin 26, 3-0 Musiala 36, 4-0 Nketiah 52, 5-0 Nketiah 86
      Bursik, Godfrey, Davies, Nketiah, Hudson-Odoi (61 Gallagher), Wilmot, Buchanan (76 McNeil), Skipp (76 Dasilva), Kelly, Justin, Musiala (61 Jones)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group D - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Portugal1100103
      Switzerland1100103
      Croatia1001010
      England1001010
      Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
      England 0-1 Switzerland
      0-1 Ndoye 78
      Ramsdale, Aarons, Kelly, Godfrey, Guehi, Davies (66 Jones), Nketiah (76 Brewster), Hudson-Odoi, Skipp, Smith Rowe (66 Eze), McNeil (76 R. Sessegnon)
    • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
      Portugal-England
    • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
      Croatia-England

    Last updated 26/03/2021 11:52CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Portugal

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2017:
    group stage
    2015:
    runners-up
    2013:
    did not qualify
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: group stage
    2006: group stage
    2004: third place
    2002: group stage
    2000: did not qualify (play-offs)
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: runners-up
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not enter
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    5-0: Portugal v Germany, 27/06/15
    Semi-finals, Olomouc

    Qualifying
    0-9:
    Liechtenstein v Portugal, 11/10/18
    2019 qualifying group stage, Vaduz

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    1-3
    three times, most recently Portugal v Spain, 20/06/17
    Group stage, Gdynia
    0-2 twice, most recently Portugal v Serbia and Montenegro, 25/05/06
    Group stage, Barcelos

    Qualifying
    6-0: Italy v Portugal, 02/12/87
    1988 qualifying group stage, Piacenza

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244741.html#team+facts+portugal

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    England

    Tournament record
    2019: group stage
    2017:
    semi-finals
    2015:
    group stage
    2013:
    group stage
    2011:
     group stage
    2009: runnners-up
    2007: semi-finals
    2006: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: group stage
    2000: group stage
    1998: did not qualify (play-offs)
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: semi-finals
    1986: semi-finals
    1984: winners
    1982: winners
    1980: semi-finals
    1978: semi-finals

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Bratislava

    Qualifying
    9-0: England v San Marino, 19/11/13
    2015 qualifying group stage, Shrewsbury

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Final, Malmö

    Qualifying:
    4-0: Romania v England, 14/10/80
    1982 qualifying group stage, Ploieşti

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244715.html#team+facts+england

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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
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