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Euro 2004 Qualifiers
Ermin Siljak (Slovenia). Ermin Siljak scored eight goals in eight games. He scored once in a 3-0 win against Malta, twice in a 4-1 win over Cyprus, once in a 3-1 victory over Malta, once in a 3-1 win over Israel, and twice in a 2-2 tie against Cyprus.
2. France had a +27 (29 for, 2 against) goal differential, Slovenia +3 (15 for, 12 against), Israel -2 (9 for, 11 against), Cyprus -9 (9 for, 18 against), and Malta -19 (5 for, 24 against).
Israel and Slovenia. This 0-0 draw set the stage for a big game for second place between these two teams, with Slovenia coming on top 3-1.
Israel and Cyprus. A game between Israel and Cyprus was postponed because of a worry of a terror attack in Israel. They played seven months later, with Israel winning 2-0.
Israel, Cyprus, Malta. France finished with a perfect 24 points (8 wins, no draws, no losses), Slovenia with 14 (4-2-2), Israel with 9 (2-3-3), Cyprus with 8 (2-2-4), and Malta with 1 (0-1-7).
6. France defeated Malta 6-0. They also notched five in a 5-0 victory over Cyprus, four in a 4-0 victory over Malta, three in a 3-0 win over Israel, two in a 2-0 shutout over Slovenia, but never tallied one or none, ruining the pattern.
t. France won all eight of their matches, and were barely challenged, with only two goals scored against them.
Malta. Malta tied Israel 2-2 in their final game, accounting for all of their points, and 2 of their 5 total goals.
Slovenia. Slovenia finished with four wins, two losses, and two draws. They beat Malta twice and beat Cyprus and Israel once. They also tied Cyprus and Israel once, and lost twice to France.
France. France beat Cyprus 2-1 and 5-0, Malta 4-0 and 6-0, Slovenia 5-0 and 2-0, and Israel 2-1 and 3-0.
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark). Jon Dahl Tomasson of Denmark scored twice in the first game, a 2-2 draw with Norway, once on a penalty in a 2-0 victory over Luxembourg, once in a 5-2 victory over Romania, and added another on a penalty in a 2-2 draw with Romania.
Norway, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Norway and Romania both finished with four wins, two losses, and two draws, for 14 points. Norway placed second on head to head matches. Bosnia-Herzegovina finished with four wins, three losses, and a draw, for 13 points.
1. Denmark automatically qualified for Euro 2004 by taking first place. Norway played Spain in a two games total goals aggregate for a place in Euro 2004. Norway lost both games, 2-1 and 3-0, failing to qualify.
t. Denmark, Norway, Romania, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, all had four wins. The difference was total losses, Denmark with one, Norway and Romania with two, amd Bosnia-Herzegovina with three.
Romania. Denmark finished with a +6 differential (15 for, 9 against), Norway +4 (9 for, 5 against), Romania +12 (21 for, 9 against), Bosnia-Herzegovina -1 (7 for, 8 against), and Luxembourg -21 (0 for, 21 against).
f. Romania beat Luxembourg 7-0, accounting for seven of Luxembourg's 21 total goals allowed, and seven of Romania's 21 total goals scored.
Better head to head record. Norway and Romania both finished with a 4-2-2 record and 14 points. They also tied in their second match, 1-1. The difference was Norway's 1-0 victory the first time these teams met.
2. Denmark finished with 15 points, Norway and Romania 14, and Bosnia-Herzegovina 13.
Luxembourg. Luxembourg lost all eight of their games, allowing 21 goals and scoring none.
Denmark. Denmark finished with four wins, three draws and a loss. Their only loss came against Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2-0.
Jan Koller (Czech Republic). Koller scored six goals in total. He scored once in a 1-1 draw with Netherlands, twice in a 4-0 victory over Austria, once in a 5-0 win over Moldova, once on a penalty in 3-1 victory over the Netherlands, and once in a 3-2 victory over Austria.
Austria and Belarus. Moldova beat Austria 1-0, and Belarus 2-1. Moldova finished in fourth place, with two wins and six losses, for a total of six points.
+18. Czech Republic finished with a +18 (23 for, 5 against), Netherlands +19 (20 for, 6 against), Austria -2 (12 for, 14 against), Moldova -14 (5 for, 19 against), Belarus -16 (4 for, 20 against).
2. Czech Republic qualified by winning the group, and the Netherlands qualified by beating Scotland in a playoff round.
Scotland. The Netherlands lost the opening game 1-0, but then crushed Scotland 6-0, to win the most goals aggregate 6-1.
f. The Netherlands placed second, with six wins, a draw, and a loss for 19 points. Austria finished third with three wins and five losses for 9 points.
1. A draw between the Netherlands and Czech Republic, 1-1, was the only draw in Group 3 action.
Belarus. Belarus had one win and seven losses for three points. Their only win came against Moldova, 2-1.
Czech Republic. The Czech Republic finished with seven wins and one draw, for 22 out of a possible 24 points.
Marcus Allback (Sweden). Marcus Allback of Sweden scored five goals in total. He scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Hungary, twice in a 6-0 victory over San Marino and once in a 3-0 win over Poland.
1. Only San Marino at -30 (0 for, 30 against) had a negative differential. Sweden finished at +16 (19 for, 3 against), Latvia +4 (10 for, 6 against), Poland +4 (11 for, 7 against) and Hungary +6 (15 for, 9 against).