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Last Updated: Friday, 18 June, 2004, 09:38 GMT 10:38 UK
Tiebreakers explained

If two or more teams finish level on points at the end of the group phase, these are the criteria which will be used to determine the final group placings:
1 Greater number of points in the matches between the teams in question
2 Goal difference from matches between the teams in question
3 Greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams in question
4 Goal difference resulting from all three group games
5 Greater number of goals scored in all group games
6 Coefficient derived from UEFA EURO 2004 and FIFA 2002 World Cup qualifiers (points obtained divided by number of matches played)
7 Fair Play ranking
8 Drawing of lots by the Committee for the European Championship only applicable if more than two teams are level

  • If two teams meeting in one of the last group matches have the same number of points, the same goal difference and the same number of goals, and if this match stands at a draw at the end of normal time, the ranking of these two teams will be determined by kicks from the penalty mark rather than the above-mentioned criteria.

    Country Group Coefficient
    France B 3.000
    Portugal A 2.400
    Sweden C 2.389
    Czech Republic D 2.333
    Italy C 2.313
    Spain A 2.313
    England B 2.313
    Germany D 2.188
    Holland D 2.167
    Croatia B 2.125
    Denmark C 2.056
    Russia A 2.056
    Bulgaria C 1.889
    Switzerland B 1.611
    Greece A 1.563
    Latvia D 1.250

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