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SpainSpainStadion Ljudski vrt - MariborMonday 31 May 2021
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Matchday 4 - Quarter-finals
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    24/03/2016QR (GS)Spain - Croatia0-3
    BurgosĆaleta-Car 36, Perica 42, 48
    17/11/2015QR (GS)Croatia - Spain2-3
    RijekaPašalić 64, Radošević 81 (P); Deulofeu 19 (P), 54, Asensio 41
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    10/09/2012QR (GS)Spain - Croatia6-0
    AlicanteSarabia 3, Deulofeu 10, Vázquez 17, 81, Isco 34, Montoya 38
    06/10/2011QR (GS)Croatia - Spain0-2
    OsijekKoke 18, Rodrigo 57
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    12/10/2010POCroatia - Spain0-3
    agg: 1-5
    VarazdinÁlvaro Domínguez 67, Adrián López 89, Jeffren Suárez 90+1
    09/10/2010POSpain - Croatia2-1
    BurgosAdrián López 21, San José 42; Školnik 22
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    29/05/2000GS-FTSpain - Croatia0-0Trnava
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Spain3201330010107511166
    Croatia3003310210107115616

    Last updated 06/05/2021 10:17CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Croatia's first U21 EURO knockout tie could scarcely be more daunting, against holders and five-time champions Spain at Maribor's Stadion Ljudski vrt.

    • While Group D runners-up Croatia have never played in the tournament's knockout rounds, Group B winners Spain have now qualified from their section in their last five finals appearances and have never lost a U21 EURO knockout game before the final since the tournament format was introduced in 1998.

    • The winners of this tie will face Portugal or Italy in the semi-final on 3 June in Maribor.

    Previous meetings
    • All seven of the sides' previous contest have come in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Spain winning five of them – although Croatia were triumphant in the most recent, a 3-0 victory in Burgos in the qualifying tournament for the 2017 finals, Stipe Perica's double adding to a Duje Ćaleta-Car opener. Spain had won 3-2 in Croatia in November 2015, Gerard Deulofeu scoring twice either side of a Marco Asensio goal, and ultimately finished second in the section behind Sweden to reach the play-offs. Croatia were eliminated having finished three points and one place lower.

    • That Croatia win had ended Spain's run of five successive competitive wins against them, a sequence that included home (2-1) and away (3-0) victories in the play-offs for the 2011 tournament.

    • Deulofeu was also on the scoresheet when the sides met in the 2013 qualifying competition, finding the net in a 6-0 victory in Alicante in which Álvaro Vazquez scored twice and Pablo Sarabia, Isco and Martín Montoya once each. Koke and Rodrigo had got the goal in Spain's 2-0 victory in Osijek, Spain ultimately finishing first in the section having won seven of their eight games – and going on to take the title – with fourth-placed Croatia eliminated.

    • The sides' only previous final tournament meeting came in 2000, a goalless draw at the Štadión Antona Malatinského in Trnava on Matchday 2. Spain eventually finished second in Group A on five points and beat hosts Slovakia in the third-place play-off; debutants Croatia ended bottom, that draw producing their sole point.

    • Mario Vušković's penalty equaliser earned Croatia a 1-1 draw against Spain in the European U17 Championship qualifying round on 25 October 2017.

    • Spain's Antonio Blanco came off the bench to equalise David Čolina's opening goal for Croatia in the 1-1 draw between the teams in the group stage of the 2017 European U17 Championship. Hugo Guillamón, Juan Miranda and substitute Abel Ruiz were also in the Spain side, with Bartol Franjić starting for Croatia.

    • Abel Ruiz scored the only goal as Spain beat Croatia in a U17 friendly on 16 February 2017; Čolina and Franjić plus substitute Vušković were all in the Croatia side with Miranda also starting for Spain. Čolina and Franjić had also played in a 2-1 Croatia victory two days earlier with Ruiz and Miranda representing Spain.

    • Iñaki Peña and Marc Cucurella were in the Spain side that drew 0-0 against Croatia in the group stage at the 2015 U17 EURO; Adrian Šemper and Nikola Moro were unused Croatia substitutes.

    Form guide
    Spain
    • Spain have won five U21 EURO titles, a joint competition record along with Italy.

    • This is Spain's eighth appearance in the U21 final tournament since 1998, and a sixth in the competition's last seven editions. They have only failed to get past the group stage once in those eight participations, in 2009, and have reached the final in each of their last four, lifting the trophy in 2011, 2013 and 2019.

    • Current coach Luis de la Fuente – who succeeded Albert Celades in July 2018 – led Spain to a 2-1 final victory against Germany in Udine in 2019. His side had finished first in Group A, level with hosts Italy and Poland on six points but top in the three-way head-to-head, before beating France 4-1 in the semi-finals.

    • Spain have lost only three of 39 European U21 Championship games (W31 D5) – against Italy on Matchday 1 at the 2019 finals (1-3), in qualification at home to Northern Ireland on 11 September 2018 (1-2) and Germany in the 2017 final (0-1).

    • De la Fuente's team won nine of their ten qualifiers in booking their place at the 2021 finals, dropping points only in a 1-1 draw in Israel on 19 November 2019. They won their next five qualifiers, keeping a clean sheet in each, and have now not conceded in 729 minutes of competitive football. They finished on 28 points, ten ahead of North Macedonia at the top of Group 6.

    • Spain conceded only one goal – a penalty – in qualifying, which gave them the best defensive record; no other team conceded fewer than four.

    • Spain have won 20 of their last 24 matches at the final tournament (D2 L2); the 2019 defeat by Italy was their first in the group stage since a 2-0 reverse to England on 18 June 2009.

    • De la Fuente also led Spain to the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Greece.

    • Spain qualified unbeaten for this quarter-final as Group C winners, picking up seven points from their three games thanks to wins against co-hosts Slovenia (3-0) and the Czech Republic (2-0) either side of a goalless draw with section runners-up Italy.

    • Spain, Portugal and Denmark all came through the group stage without conceding a goal.

    • Spain's record in U21 quarter-finals is W5 L3. They were beaten in three of the first five but have won the last three, most recently 1-0 against Russia in 1998. They have not lost a last-eight tie since being eliminated by Italy in 1990 (1-3 a, 1-0 h).

    Croatia
    • All three of Croatia's previous U21 EURO final appearances ended in the group stage. In 2019, they finished bottom of Group C behind Romania, France (both seven points) and England (1). Nenad Gračan's side lost to Romania (1-4) and France (0-1) before that 3-3 draw against England.

    • That 2019 appearance ended Croatia's 15-year wait to feature in the final tournament; the previous appearance had come in 2004 when, as on their 2000 debut, they finished bottom of their section having failed to win a game, drawing one and losing two on each occasion.

    • Croatia's record in the finals is now W1 D3 L8 F15 A24.

    • In qualifying for the 2021 tournament, Igor Bišćan's side finished second in Group 4 a point behind the Czech Republic, taking 20 points from their ten games (W6 D2 L2). Croatia were unbeaten in their last six qualifiers (W4 D2), a 10-0 defeat of San Marino in Zagreb on 8 October 2020 the team's biggest ever victory.

    • Croatia squeezed through to this stage as Group D runners-up, a 3-2 win against Switzerland on Matchday 2 proving crucial either side of defeats by section winners Portugal (0-1) and England (1-2). Domagoj Bradarić's 90th-minute goal in the latter fixture proved decisive in sending Croatia through at England's expense after both sides, plus Switzerland, had finished with three points.

    • This is Croatia's first appearance in the U21 quarter-finals.

    Links and trivia
    • Spain's Brahim Díaz (AC Milan) and Gonzalo Villar (Roma) and Martin Erlić (Spezia), Boşko Šutalo (Atalanta) and Ivor Pandur (Hellas Verona) of Croatia all play in Italy's Serie A.

    • Spain's Josep Martínez (Leipzig) and Petar Musa (Union Berlin) of Croatia play in the German Bundesliga.

    • Sandro Kulenović scored in Legia Warszawa's 3-2 UEFA Youth League loss against Real Madrid in October 2016.

    • Kristijan Bistrović played 90 minutes as CSKA Moskva won 3-0 away to Real Madrid on Matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League on 12 December 2018.

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Spain - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Álvaro Fernández13/04/199823Huesca - 40307-
    13Josep Martinez27/05/199823Leipzig - 30003-
    23Iñaki Peña02/03/199922Barcelona - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Oscar Mingueza13/05/199922Barcelona*00101-
    3Adriá Pedrosa13/05/199823Espanyol - 621072
    4Hugo Guillamón31/01/200021Valencia*413071
    5Jorge Cuenca17/11/199921Almería - 60309-
    11Marc Cucurella22/07/199822Getafe - 612081
    12Juan Miranda19/01/200021Betis - 202141
    15Alejandro Francés01/08/200218Zaragoza - 0000--
    22Óscar Gil26/04/199823Espanyol - 0000--
    Midfielders
    6Martin Zubimendi02/02/199922Real Sociedad*30205-
    7Brahim Díaz03/08/199921Milan - 421052
    8Fran Beltrán03/02/199922Celta - 803011-
    10Gonzalo Villar23/08/199822Roma*403171
    14Manu García02/01/199823Sporting Gijón*413071
    16Antonio Blanco23/07/200020Real Madrid - 0000--
    17Bryan Gil11/02/200120Eibar - 30003-
    21Oihan Sancet25/04/200021Athletic Club - 0000--
    Forwards
    9Abel Ruiz28/01/200021Braga - 30306-
    18Javier Puado25/05/199823Espanyol - 503181
    19Fernando Niño24/10/200020Villarreal - 0000--
    20Yeremi Pino20/10/200218Villarreal - 00202-
    Coach
    -Luis de la Fuente21/06/196159*1003022-
    Croatia - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Adrian Šemper12/01/199823Chievo - 80109-
    12Ivor Pandur25/03/200021Verona - 0000--
    23Ivan Nevistić31/07/199822Rijeka - 0000--
    Defenders
    3David Čolina19/07/200020Hajduk Split - 30205-
    4Boško Šutalo01/01/200021Atalanta - 910091
    5Martin Erlić24/01/199823Spezia - 40206-
    6Joško Gvardiol23/01/200219Dinamo Zagreb - 510051
    11Domagoj Bradarić10/12/199921LOSC*303181
    15Krešimir Krizmanić03/07/200020HNK Gorica - 20103-
    22Mario Vušković16/11/200119Hajduk Split - 20305-
    Midfielders
    2Marin Šverko04/02/199823Saarbrücken - 7130101
    7Luka Ivanušec26/11/199822Dinamo Zagreb*9731218
    8Nikola Moro12/03/199823Dynamo Moscow - 9431216
    10Lovro Majer17/01/199823Dinamo Zagreb - 8420154
    13Neven Djurasek15/08/199822Varaždin - 30003-
    14Hrvoje Babec28/07/199921HNK Gorica*00303-
    16Bartol Franjić14/01/200021Dinamo Zagreb*10304-
    17Kristijan Bistrović09/04/199823Kasımpaşa - 10330133
    Forwards
    9Sandro Kulenović04/12/199921Rijeka*7520115
    18Stipe Biuk26/12/200218Hajduk Split - 0000--
    19Matej Vuk10/06/200020Istra 1961 - 10001-
    20Petar Musa04/03/199823Union Berlin - 8420104
    21Dario Špikić22/03/199922HNK Gorica*623092
    Coach
    -Igor Bišcan04/05/197843*703010-

    Last updated 28/05/2021 14:24CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeGiorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
    • Assistant refereesLevan Varamishvili (GEO) , Zaza Pipia (GEO)
    • Fourth officialIrakli Kvirikashvili (GEO)
    • UEFA DelegateFelix Grigore (ROU)
    • UEFA Referee observerMarc Batta (FRA)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Giorgi Kruashvili29/05/1986944

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

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    30/03/2021U21GS-FTSpainCzech Republic2-0Celje

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

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    21/07/2016UEL2QRNK Lokomotiva ZagrebRoPS Rovaniemi3-0Zagreb
    26/09/2017UYLR1FC Dinamo 1948NK Lokomotiva Zagreb0-2Bucharest
    22/10/2019UYLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskGNK Dinamo Zagreb1-1Vysokiy
    10/12/2019UYLGSAFC AjaxValencia CF1-1Duivendrecht
    30/03/2021U21GS-FTSpainCzech Republic2-0Celje

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:07CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Spain

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (06/09/2019)
      Kazakhstan 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Olmo 28 (P)
      D. Martín, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Amo, Aleñá (63 Martin), Olmo, Puado (46 Pozo), Óscar Rodríguez (71 Fran Beltrán), Cucurella, Carles Pérez (46 Ferran Torres), Oriol Busquets
    • (10/09/2019)
      Spain 2-0 Montenegro
      1-0 Olmo 3, 2-0 Olmo 9
      D. Martín, Jorge Cuenca, Miranda, Fran Beltrán (75 Óscar Rodríguez), Olmo (83 Pozo), Buñuel, E. García (65 Amo), Cucurella, Martin (46 Ruiz), Lozano, Ferran Torres (75 Morlanes)
    • (15/10/2019)
      Montenegro 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Buñuel 34, 0-2 Cucurella 62
      D. Martín, Buñuel, Jorge Cuenca, E. García, Fran Beltrán (58 Villar), Martin (68 Pozo), Olmo, Cucurella (80 Fati), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres (68 Dani Gómez), Lozano
    • (14/11/2019)
      Spain 3-0 North Macedonia
      1-0 M. García 7, 2-0 Serafimov 47 (og) , 3-0 Pedrosa 87
      Fernández, E. García, M. García (68 Fran Beltrán), Pozo (46 Fati), Ruiz (46 Martin), Óscar Rodríguez (46 Villar), Buñuel, Pepelu, Pedrosa, Clemente, Ferran Torres (81 Sergio Gómez)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Israel 1-1 Spain
      0-1 Óscar Rodríguez 50, 1-1 Karzev 81 (P)
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, E. García, Amo, M. García (46 Óscar Rodríguez), Martin (70 Ruiz), Villar (46 Sergio Gómez), Cucurella (46 Fran Beltrán), Pedrosa, Ferran Torres, Lozano (84 Pepelu)
    • (03/09/2020)
      North Macedonia 0-1 Spain
      0-1 Hugo Duro 83 (P)
      Martinez, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Miranda, Clemente, Aleñá (55 Villar), Pozo (70 Antoñín), Dani Gómez (46 Hugo Duro), Martin (70 Pedri), Ricard Puig, Zubimendi (90 Moncayola)
    • (08/10/2020)
      Faroe Islands 0-2 Spain
      0-1 Brahim Díaz 51, 0-2 Brahim Díaz 90+1
      Martinez, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón, Ricard Puig (60 Antoñín), Óscar Rodríguez (88 Moncayola), Puado (60 Pedri), Zubimendi, Pipa (69 Pedro Porro), Cucurella, Pedrosa, Barrenetxea (46 Brahim Díaz)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Kazakhstan
      1-0 Hugo Guillamón 65, 2-0 Dani Gómez 71, 3-0 Dani Gómez 85
      Fernández, Pedro Porro, Jorge Cuenca, Hugo Guillamón (84 Manu Hernando), Ricard Puig (46 Pedri), Brahim Díaz, Óscar Rodríguez (63 Fran Beltrán), Puado (60 Bryan Gil), Fran García (46 Dani Gómez), Cucurella, Moncayola
    • (12/11/2020)
      Spain 2-0 Faroe Islands
      1-0 Pedrosa 67, 2-0 López 87
      Fernández (46 Sotorres), Jorge Cuenca, Pozo, Fran Beltrán (60 M. García), Dani Gómez (46 López), Brahim Díaz (46 Puado), Zubimendi, Manu Hernando, Bryan Gil, Pedrosa, Pedri (74 Óscar Rodríguez)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Spain 3-0 Israel
      1-0 López 65 (P) , 2-0 Barrenetxea 75, 3-0 Moncayola 89
      Martinez, Pedro Porro, Hugo Guillamón, Clemente, M. García, Óscar Rodríguez (58 Brahim Díaz), López (74 Dani Gómez), Bryan Gil (74 Barrenetxea), Pedrosa (79 Manuel Sánchez), Puado (58 Fran Beltrán), Moncayola
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Spain3210507
      Italy3120515
      Czech Republic3021242
      Slovenia3012181
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Slovenia 0-3 Spain
      0-1 Puado 53, 0-2 Villar 54, 0-3 Miranda 89
      Fernández, Pipa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi (58 Moncayola), Ruiz (83 Dani Gómez), Villar, Cucurella (58 M. García), Miranda, Brahim Díaz (83 Fran Beltrán), Puado (69 Pino)
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Spain 0-0 Italy
      Fernández, Hugo Guillamón (46 Pipa), Jorge Cuenca, Zubimendi (80 Fran Beltrán), Ruiz, Villar (56 Moncayola), Cucurella, Miranda, Mingueza, M. García, Puado
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Spain 2-0 Czech Republic
      1-0 Dani Gómez 69, 2-0 Dani Gómez 78
      Fernández, Pipa, Pedrosa, Hugo Guillamón, Jorge Cuenca, Ruiz (65 Dani Gómez), Villar (73 Pozo), Moncayola, M. García (81 Ricard Puig), Puado (72 Fran Beltrán), Barrenetxea (81 Pino)
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Spain-Croatia

    Croatia

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (10/09/2019)
      Croatia 1-2 Scotland
      1-0 Kulenović 10, 1-1 McLennan 81, 1-2 McLennan 89
      Šemper, Hujber, Sosa, Kalaica (83 Soldo), Nejašmić, Ivanušec, Moro, Kulenović (83 Bistrović), Majer (78 Ćuže), Bradarić (69 Marin), Šutalo
    • (14/10/2019)
      San Marino 0-7 Croatia
      0-1 Kulenović 6, 0-2 Kulenović 24, 0-3 Ivanušec 26, 0-4 Bistrović 42, 0-5 Kulenović 45+2, 0-6 Ivanušec 57, 0-7 Soldo 75
      Šemper, Šverko, Kalaica, Nejašmić (30 Bistrović), Marin (70 Dolček), Moro (46 Lepinjica), Kulenović, Ivanušec, Ćuže (64 Posavec), Šutalo (46 Soldo), Čolina
    • (14/11/2019)
      Lithuania 1-3 Croatia
      0-1 Ivanušec 9, 1-1 Antanavičius 60, 1-2 Posavec 73, 1-3 Bistrović 89
      Šemper, Bradarić, Kalaica, Ivanušec (91 Majer), Moro (75 Žaper), Marin (46 Posavec), Ćuže (65 Bistrović), Šutalo, Gvardiol, Musa (75 Kovačević), Lepinjica
    • (18/11/2019)
      Croatia 1-2 Czech Republic
      1-0 Ivanušec 30, 1-1 Krejčí 39, 1-2 Bucha 72
      Šemper, Bradarić, Kalaica, Brekalo, Moro (76 Majer), Ivanušec, Šutalo, Gvardiol, Musa (83 Posavec), Lepinjica (83 Bistrović), Ćuže (64 Žaper)
    • (03/09/2020)
      Croatia 5-0 Greece
      1-0 Moro 1, 2-0 Majer 5, 3-0 Musa 14, 4-0 Majer 24, 5-0 Musa 52
      Šemper, Šverko, Sosa, Šutalo, Erlić, Nejašmić (60 Bistrović), Ivanušec (77 Dolček), Moro (78 Žaper), Majer, Musa (67 Kulenović), Špikić (60 Ćuže)
    • (07/09/2020)
      Czech Republic 0-0 Croatia
      Šemper, Šverko, Sosa, Šutalo, Erlić, Nejašmić, Ivanušec, Moro, Majer (68 Bistrović), Musa (77 Kulenović), Špikić (60 Dolček)
    • (08/10/2020)
      Croatia 10-0 San Marino
      1-0 Kulenović 2, 2-0 Majer 23, 3-0 Špikić 34, 4-0 Ivanušec 40, 5-0 Ivanušec 44, 6-0 Nejašmić 52, 7-0 Nejašmić 56, 8-0 Ivanušec 73, 9-0 Vizinger 78, 10-0 Gvardiol 81
      Kotarski, Šverko (73 Krizmanić), Erlić, Nejašmić (73 Djurasek), Ivanušec (73 Vizinger), Kulenović (62 Musa), Majer, Gvardiol, Bistrović, Čolina, Špikić (62 Ćuže)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Greece 0-1 Croatia
      0-1 Majer 27
      Šemper, Sosa, Šutalo, Erlić, Nejašmić, Ivanušec (91 Šverko), Moro, Majer (66 Bistrović), Gvardiol, Musa (78 Kulenović), Špikić (67 Vizinger)
    • (12/11/2020)
      Scotland 2-2 Croatia
      0-1 Moro 20, 0-2 Bistrović 25, 1-2 Middleton 54, 2-2 McLennan 70
      Šemper, Šverko, Sosa, Šutalo, Gvardiol, Nejašmić (77 Špikić), Moro (81 Djurasek), Kulenović (68 Čolina), Majer (68 Musa), Vušković, Bistrović (81 Franjić)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Croatia 7-0 Lithuania
      1-0 Špikić 13, 2-0 Musa 29, 3-0 Šverko 36, 4-0 Šutalo 57, 5-0 Musa 66, 6-0 Moro 70, 7-0 Moro 76
      Kotarski, Šverko (83 Krizmanić), Štefulj, Šutalo, Vušković, Špikić (83 Bogojević), Moro (77 Djurasek), Musa, Bistrović, Divković (77 Dolček), Vuk (46 Ivanušec)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group D - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Portugal3300609
      Croatia3102453
      Switzerland3102363
      England3102243
      Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
      Portugal 1-0 Croatia
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 68
      Šemper, Šverko, Erlić, Ivanušec, Moro (67 Babec), Kulenović (63 Vizinger), Majer (67 Musa), Bradarić, Franjić (75 Špikić), Bistrović (75 Žaper), Vušković
    • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
      Croatia 3-2 Switzerland
      1-0 Ivanušec 8, 2-0 Moro 61 (P) , 3-0 Vizinger 64, 3-1 Imeri 79 (P) , 3-2 Kulenović 89 (og)
      Kotarski, Šverko, Babec, Erlić (25 Vušković), Ivanušec, Moro (76 Žaper), Bradarić, Vizinger (85 Kulenović), Franjić (75 Krizmanić), Bistrović, Špikić (75 Čolina)
    • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
      Croatia 1-2 England
      0-1 Eze 12 (P) , 0-2 Jones 74, 1-2 Bradarić 90+1
      Kotarski, Šverko (86 Musa), Babec (64 Žaper), Ivanušec, Moro, Bradarić, Vizinger (86 Divković), Franjić, Bistrović (76 Majer), Špikić (64 Čolina), Vušković
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Spain-Croatia

    Last updated 06/05/2021 10:17CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Spain

    Tournament record
    2019: winners
    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 twice, most recently v Poland, 22/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna

    Qualifying
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, El Ejido

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    3-1: Italy v Spain, 16/06/19
    Group stage, Bologna
    2-0
    twice, most recently v England, 18/06/09
    Group stage, Gothenburg

    Qualifying
    5-0: Netherlands v Spain, 16/02/83
    1984 qualifying group stage, Utrecht

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

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    Croatia

    Tournament record
    2019: group stage
    2017:
    did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify (play-offs)
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2004: group stage
    2002: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2000: group stage
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    3-2: Croatia v Switzerland, 28/03/21
    Group stage, Koper-Capodistria

    Qualifying
    10-0: Croatia v San Marino, 08/10/20
    2021 qualifying group stage, Zagreb

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, Serravalle

    Qualifying
    6-0: Spain v Croatia, 10/09/12
    2013 qualifying group stage, Alicante

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610446.html#team+facts+croatia

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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.