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Euro 2004 Group 5
Euro 2004 qualifying Group 1
BBC Sport Online looks at the countries drawn in qualifying Group 5 for Euro 2004.


Germany
Coach: Rudi Voeller
Germany only advanced to the World Cup finals via a play-off after losing their way in England's qualifying group.

But with the collective talent of Michael Ballack, Mehmet Scholl and Sebastian Deisler and following their World Cup efforts, they can never be discounted and the Germans will be worthy group favourites.

Group 5 fixtures
2002
Sept 7: Lithuania v Germany, Faroe Is v Scotland
Oct 12: Lithuania v Faroe Is, Iceland v Scotland
Oct 16: Germany v Faroe Is, Iceland v Lithuania
2003
Mar 29: Germany v Lithuania, Scotland v Iceland
Apr 2: Lithuania v Scotland
June 7: Scotland v Germany, Iceland v Faroe Is
June 11: Faroe Is v Germany, Lithuania v Iceland
Aug 20: Faroe Is v Iceland
Sept 6: Scotland v Faroe Is, Iceland v Germany
Sept 10: Germany v Scotland, Faroe Is v Lithuania
Oct 11: Scotland v Lithuania, Germany v Iceland
Voeller's side is unlikely to concede five goals in a game at home again in a hurry.


Scotland
Coach: Berti Vogts
The start of the Euro 2004 qualifying campaign will mark the beginning of a new era for Scotland, who are set to follow England's example by appointing a foreign coach for the first time in their history.

Vogts comes with an impressive pedigree, having quided Germany to glory at Euro 96, but mere qualification would do for Scotland right now.

Scotland no longer boast a genuinely world-class player but the likes of experienced West Ham star Don Hutchison and young Rangers talent Barry Ferguson will be crucial to their chances of travelling to Portugal.


Iceland
Coach: Atli Edvaldsson
Iceland's stock is rising in the world game as indicated by their number three seeding for the draw.

Many of their top players ply their trade in England's Premiership - notably Chelsea marksman Eidur Gudjohnsen and Ipswich defender Hermann Hreidarsson.

This physical side are likely to give any country a good game.


Lithuania
Coach: Benjaminas Zelkevicius
Lithuanians have high hopes for their team now that coach Benjaminas Zelkevicius is back at the helm.

They missed out on qualification for the 2002 World Cup, despite holding group winners Italy to an admirable 0-0 draw.

They could spring a surprise or two during the Euro 2004 qualifiers.

A struggling domestic league forces almost all the national players to play their football abroad.


Faroe Islands
Coach: Henrik Larsen
In 20 competitive matches, the Faroe Islands have scored ten goals and conceded 40.

They did, however, hold Scotland to a draw during qualifying for Euro 2000.

That success proved a false dawn as the Faroe Islands finished bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.

Even so they were only humiliated by Yugoslavia who beat them 6-0.

They have a new coach in the shape of Henrik Larsen, who signed a two-year deal with a club back in May.

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