Prediction Game Champ 2003 & 2005
- Jan 12, 2002
With just a few weeks remaining before the EURO2004 championship, football fever have struck Europe and football fans worldwide. Before the 'main dish' of Europe's most thrilling competition, some appetizers will be served in the form of the UEFA Under-21 Championship that will be held in Germany (Mainz, Mannheim, Bochum and Oberhausen) between May 27 and June 08.
The following participating teams have been divided into 2 groups with the first 2 advancing to the semifinal and then the final. The final 3 teams qualify automatically to the Athens Olympics.
Serbia and Montenegro
3rd place playoff
During the past edition of the UEFA U-21 C'ship, the Czech Republic emerged as 2002 winners, having defeated pre-match favourites France 3-1 on penalties after a scoreless draw in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that, Italy had won four of the previous five Under-21 Championships, in 1992, 1994, 1996 and 2000. The USSR, England and Spain have all been champions on two occasions !!