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Started on saturday in Denmark, here are the first results:

Denmark 4-4 Netherlands
Finland 2-3 England
Spain 4-1 Czech Republic
Moldova 3-6 Yugoslavia

Match report of the Yugo game from the UEFA site:

Moldova hit for six by Yugoslavia
Saturday 27 April 2002
Simon Vukcevic scored a hat-trick as Yugoslavia beat debutants Moldova 6-3 in their opening UEFA European Under-17 Championship match at the Nakskov Idræspark today.

Half-time lead
Remarkably, the scoreline was still blank when Milan Purovic gave Yugoslavia the lead after 29 minutes. Alexandr Zislis restored parity in spectacular fashion two minutes before the break, but Vukcevic grabbed a goal almost immediately to restore Yugoslavia's lead and leave Moldova behind at the interval.

Vukcevic the tormentor
Vukcevic was once again Moldova's tormentor soon after the restart, as he tripled his side's tally and heaped more misery on their Balkan neighbours. However, Denis Calincov reduced the deficit two minutes later to give Moldova some hope of a comeback, but it proved to be a false dawn as Purovic made it 4-2 with 57 minutes on the clock.

End-to-end action
A remarkable sequence of end-to-end action ensued, with Perica Stanceski adding to Yugoslavia's lead in the 69th minute. Calincov once more threw Moldova a lifeline when he scored two minutes later but there was no way back when Vukcevic crowned a brilliant performance by completing his hat-trick with four minutes remaining.
Not sure what to think of this result. Always good to score six in a match, but conceeding 3 goals against Moldava doesn't exactly fill me with confidence for the match against Spain.

Round up of all the groups:

Group A: Denmark, England, Finland & Netherlands

Group B: France, Portugal, Switzerland & Ukraine

Group C: Czech Republic, Moldova, Spain & Yugoslavia

Group D: Georgia, Germany, Hungary & Poland


I think that Spain will easily win this group, so our match against the Czechs on monday will most likely decide who'll join them in the second round. The runner-up from Group B will meet the winner of Group D.

Any thoughts?
 

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yugoslavia will have to be serious and cautious. 6 - 3 is spectacular of course but conceding 3 goals against such a teal is a little bit worrying... our defense has to be more serious.
if we are first of this group we can do something good in this tournament. beware of spain guys ... they always have good youth teams...
 

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Yugoslavia 3-1 Czech Republic

Good result against the Czechs today, two wins in two games means we're already through to the next round. Currently we're ahead of Spain because we've scored more goals than them, so as long as we avoid a defeat next wednesday we'll eve win the group.

And hopefully I might even get to see them play on tv, as Eurosport are showing some of the games live. :)
 

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Well done to our youngsters!!

We are already among the top 8 European countries..let's try and go one step further!! :)
 

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Shít happens.

Not a very surprising result when you consider half of the first team players were apparently rested. guess that the coach thought Spain would beat us anyway, so it's better to use some other players and make sure the team is fresh for the second round match.

Worst thing about this defeat is that we now have to play against England (btw I should learn to read because while it's true that the runners-up from group B will face the winner of D, it's irrelevant for Yugoslavia because we are in Group C. :eek: ) instead of Denmark or Holland, who I think are both weaker than the English.
 

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5-1??!!:dazed: WOW!!!!


I guess our youngsters are proudly following the footsteps of their more experienced colleagues. :D

What can you do, bring on the Poms!!! :)
 

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these are full results.A grupa

Rezultati: Danska – Holandija 4:4, Finska – Engleska 2:3, Holandija – Engleska 0:2, Danska – Finska 6:0, Engleska – Danska 0:0, Holandija – Finska 6:1.

B Grupa

Rezultati: Portugalija – Francuska 0:2, Švajcarska – Ukrajina 3:1, Švajcarska – Portugalija 1:0, Ukrajina – Francuska 0:0, Francuska – Švajcarska 1:2, Ukrajina – Portugalija 1:2.

C grupa

Rezultati: Španija – Èeška 4:1, Moldavija – Jugoslavija 3:6, Španija – Moldavija 4:2, Èeška – Jugoslavija 1:3, Èeška – Moldavija 3:2, Jugoslavija – Španija 1:5.

D grupa

Rezultati: Nemaèka – Gruzija 1:1, Maðarska – Poljska 1:3, Gruzija – Poljska 1:1, Nemaèka – Maðarska 6:2, Gruzija – Maðarska 2:1, Poljska – Nemaèka 0:1.

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Today against Enland.....that will be a thrill:D

Good luck guys:)
 

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Bloody Eurosport. According to the tv schedule o their website they will be showing a live game from this tournment today, but they don't mention which one. So I don't know yet if I'll be watching them today.
 

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Yep

Rooney fires England into last four
Saturday 4 May 2002
Wayne Rooney's seventh-minute strike gave England a 1-0 victory over Yugoslavia in their UEFA European Under-17 Championship quarter-final today.

Hard-fought victory
England's hard-fought win sees them through to the semi-finals for the second successive year and they will be hoping to go one better this time, having lost out to France at the same stage last time.

Rooney on target
Both sides battled hard in the opening stages but it was England who grabbed the upper hand. Dusan Mihajlovic sent his 25-metre effort just wide in the sixth minute, before Rooney struck a minute later to give his side the lead. Stacy Long sent in a teasing cross from the left and Rooney rose high to glance a header past a helpless Igor Baletic and into the far corner.

Purovic goes close
Mark Smyth then went close to adding to England's advantage but was just unable to connect with Wayne Routledge's cross. Yugoslavia also had their chances in the opening half, as Milan Purovic headed narrowly wide from a Simon Vukcevic corner and Tomislav Pajovic shot over from 12 metres. Rooney then missed a glorious chance to score his second, as he screwed the ball wide from ten metres after Lee Croft's centre was touched on by Smyth.

Penalty appeals
A thrilling second half saw both side battle hard but neither attack could force another breakthrough. Dusko Tosic sent a 30-metre free-kick just off target, before the referee waved away Yugoslavian penalty appeals when Purovic fell under the challenge of Chris Hogg on the hour mark. Routledge then hit the angle of post and crossbar with a curling right-foot shot, while Rooney's neat footwork on the by-line was somewhat spoilt when he flashed a shot over from an acute angle.

Mounting pressure
England were forced to defend their advantage but were happy to soak up the mounting pressure and hit their opponents on the counterattack. Rooney, impressive throughout the match, sent Smyth clear twice in the space of a minute but Baletic blocked both efforts superbly, and England were nearly made to pay for their missed opportunities. Yugoslavia piled bodies forward in search of an equaliser and were unfortunate not level in injury time. Purovic's powerful burst into the box was eventually cleared and substitute Igor Burzanovic was only denied by Steven Drench's magnificent near-post save.

'Clean sheet'
England held on to secure their progress and coach **** Bate was thrilled with the result. "I am delighted," he said. "It was a hard battle but in the end we could have won by a bigger margin. We were forced to defend but we held them at arms' length and kept a clean sheet against a very tough side. England are quite a young team but we worked very hard throughout the side and created chances."

'Not our day'
Bate's opposite number, Momcilo Vujacic, was clearly disappointed after the match but was in philosophical mood. "That is football," he said. "We played very well today but we did not get the result. The early goal was a problem for us and England are a very good team. This has been a good tournament and has given our players some great experience. We have played well in the competition but today was not our day."
 

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Switzerland beat England 3-0 in the semi final and a Boban Maksimovic scored twice. Other players included in their squad are Goran Antic, Slavlas Dugic, Milos Malenovic and Marko Milosavac.

Anyone know anything more of these players. Are any of them Serbs who we could've poached Ivan Ergic style? ;)
 
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