U20 Eurocup

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U20 Eurocup I
Tournament details
Host  Malta
Season(s) Season 32
Teams 36
Final positions
Champions  Danmark
Runner-up  Suomi
Semi-finalists  Česká republika
 România 

It's unofficial U-20 Eurocup consisting of European nations teams (36 in total) playing for nothing but fun. The tournament was created to bring more fun in playing national teams friendlies during breaks in the official U20 World Cup tournament. The first matches of this tournament were played on March 30, 2007.

The tournament consists of 2 group rounds and playoffs. First 2 rounds were held during break between U20 World Cup qualification round and Round II. Playoffs were played during break between U20 World Cup Round II and Round III.

In the first round all 36 teams played divided by 6 in each of 6 groups. 2 best teams of each of the groups advanced to the next round.

Playoffs were the best part of this tournament - each match was important!

The tournament is organized by Pirats (U-20 Belarus coach) and Brujas (U-20 België coach).

Main rules[edit]

Round I started on March 30, 2007. 36 teams were divided in 6 groups and there were 5 matches for each team in the group. Top 2 teams from each group qualified for Round II.

Round II started on May 4, 2007. 12 teams created 3 groups with 4 teams in each. Each team in the group played 3 matches. Each group winner and the best 2nd place team qualified for Playoffs.

Playoffs started on June 8, 2007 and all matches were played on a neutral ground - Malta (so called host country).

The playoffs schedule:

  • Semifinal matches were played on June 8, 2007.
  • U20 Eurocup final match was played on June 15, 2007


Tiebreakers

For Round I and Round II final standings as usual were decided by points and goal difference. If 2 or more teams would get the same amount of points and would have the same goal difference, average TSI of the teams would decide the standings. Team with lower average TSI would be the winner in this situation.

For Playoffs, if it's a draw at the end of the match, average TSI of 11 players, who started the match, was the tiebreaker. Team with the lower average TSI should be the winner.

Round I[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Deutschland 15 5 0 0 20 3 +17
 Lietuva 10 3 1 1 11 8 +3
 Slovensko 8 2 2 1 9 4 +5
 Moldova 5 1 2 2 6 9 -3
 Sverige 4 1 1 3 3 13 -10
 Andorra 0 0 0 5 1 13 -12


Group 2[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Suomi 15 5 0 0 11 3 +8
 España 9 3 0 2 5 5 0
 France 8 2 2 1 9 5 +4
 Srbija 4 1 1 3 3 8 -5
 Shqipëria 3 0 3 2 3 7 -4
 Slovenija 2 0 2 3 3 6 -3


Group 3[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Magyarország 13 4 1 0 19 3 +16
 Polska 12 4 0 1 27 7 +20
 Belgium 9 3 0 2 25 11 +14
 Türkiye 7 2 1 3 11 10 +1
 Belarus 3 1 0 4 2 15 -13
 Hellas 0 0 0 5 2 40 -38


Group 4[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Danmark 12 4 0 1 13 1 +12
 Bulgaria 10 3 1 1 11 5 +6
 Føroyar 10 3 1 1 13 12 +1
 Eesti 7 2 1 2 8 5 +3
 Lëtzebuerg 2 0 2 3 2 11 -9
 Cyprus 1 0 1 4 1 11 -13


Group 5[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Italia 12 4 0 1 17 6 +11
 Česká republika 12 4 0 1 17 10 +7
 Makedonija 9 3 0 2 16 11 +5
 Latvija 9 3 0 2 14 9 +5
 Portugal 3 1 0 4 9 16 -7
 Norge 0 0 0 5 3 24 -21


Group 6[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 România 12 4 0 1 17 10 +7
 Nederland 9 3 0 2 13 6 +7
 Bosna i Hercegovina 7 2 1 2 13 10 +3
 Liechtenstein 7 2 1 2 11 9 +2
 Ísland 6 2 0 3 7 12 -5
 Ukraina 3 1 0 4 4 18 -14


Round II[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 România 6 2 0 1 9 13 -4
 Polska 4 1 1 1 7 7 0
 España 4 1 1 1 5 7 -2
 Deutschland 3 1 0 2 13 7 +6


Group 2[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Suomi 7 2 1 0 7 2 +5
 Česká republika 7 2 1 0 7 3 +4
 Italia 3 1 0 2 5 9 -4
 Nederland 0 0 0 3 5 10 -5


Czech Republic advances to the semifinals thanks to being the best of all 2nd place teams.

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
 Danmark 6 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Magyarország 5 1 2 0 3 0 +3
 Bulgaria 4 1 1 1 3 1 +2
 Lietuva 1 0 1 2 1 7 -6


Playoffs[edit]

Each of the Round II groups winner and the best 2nd place team qualified for Playoffs. Playoffs started on June 8, 2007 and all matches were played on a neutral ground in Malta.

Semifinals[edit]

Matches on a neutral ground.

ID Match Result Date and Time
(126740517)  Česká republika 0 - 2  Suomi 08-06-2007 at 20.00
(126706807)  România 0 - 3  Danmark 08-06-2007 at 20.00

Final[edit]

ID Match Result Date and Time
(127071919)  Suomi 1 - 1  Danmark 15-06-2007 at 20.00


With match ending in a tie, the winner was decided by average TSI of players fielded. And the U-20 Eurocup Champions are  Danmark with average TSI of 64 240 against Finland's 74 711.

Congratulations!