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Finalists line up for Lisbon

The seedings have been confirmed for the UEFA EURO 2004™ draw in Lisbon, Portugal on 30 November.

Play-offs completed
The seedings were announced after the completion of the qualifying play-offs last night, which saw Spain, Netherlands, Croatia, Russia and Latvia book their places in next summer's final round in Portugal.

Four pots
As the host, Portugal is positioned at the top of Group A. The remaining teams will be split into four pots, with title-holders France placed alongside Sweden and the Czech Republic in the first pot. Seedings are based on the performance of teams in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition and the qualifying phase for UEFA EURO 2004™.

Under-21 line-up
Meanwhile, eight teams have qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final round from 27 May to 8 June next year. Belarus, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden and Switzerland went through after play-off matches this week.

Nyon decision
The UEFA Executive Committee will choose the host country at its meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 10/11 December, and the draw will take place in the host country on 12 February next year.

Olympic chance
For the final round, the eight teams will be split into two groups of four, with the top two teams in each group going through to the semi-finals. The two finalists and winners of the third-place play-off will join hosts Greece and represent Europe in the Olympic Games in August 2004.

TEAM role
TEAM Marketing has been appointed UEFA's agent for the commercial exploitation of the European Under-21 Championship. Any party interested in acquiring television or sponsorship rights for this competition should contact TEAM Marketing directly by e-mail on: u21@team.ch.

UEFA EURO 2004™ seedings

PotTeamCoefficient
AFrance3.000
ASweden2.389
ACzech Republic2.333
BItaly2.313
BSpain2.313
BEngland2.313
BGermany2.188
CNetherlands2.167
CCroatia2.125
CRussia2.056
CDenmark2.056
DBulgaria1.889
DSwitzerland1.611
DGreece1.563
DLatvia1.250