UEFA U-21 championship semifinal decided after 16-round shootout
The host Netherlands advanced to the final of the UEFA Under-21 Championship on Wednesday after beating England, 13-12, in a shootout that lasted 16 rounds,
Heerenveen's Gianni Zuiverloon
converted the winning penalty in the shootout that took place after the
two teams played to a 1-1 tie. Dutch goalkeeper Boy Waterman made three fine penalty
England's Anton Ferdinand hit the top of the bar with his spot kick, setting up Zuiverloon's decisive
shot. The 25 goals in the shootout were a record for a UEFA competition.
Maceo Rigters sent the game
into overtime with the tying goal for the Jong Oranje on an overhead
kick in the 90th minute. Reading's Leroy Lita scored for England in the first half.
Serbia beat Belgium, 2-0, in the other semifinal on goals by Aleksandar Kolarov, who scored after just four minutes from a free kick, and substitute Dragan Mrdja.
The Netherlands, Serbia and Belgium qualified for the 2008 Olympic men's soccer competition -- England does not participate in the
Olympics -- and third-place finishers Portugal and Italy meet in a
playoff Thursday to decide Europe's fourth berth in next year's finals.
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