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 saves before 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
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.
No comments yet.
Recent Soccer America Daily
Jonathan Dos Santos gives Galaxy huge boost July 28, 4:26 a.m.
Some manuevering was necessary for the LA Galaxy to sign midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos, the younger ...
San Francisco Deltas owner warns about poor crowds July 28, 4:12 a.m.
The San Francisco Deltas finished second in the NASL spring season, an encouraging start for the ...
What They're Saying: Josep Maria Bartomeu July 28, 3:35 a.m.
"Because at the end, this is a good business for both teams." -- Barcelona president Josep ...
Bob Bradley returns home to take charge of LAFC July 28, 3:24 a.m.
Twenty years after his first job as the head coach of an MLS expansion team, Bob ...
ToN: Australia beats USA for first time in 28 games July 28, 3:02 a.m.
The USA's 27-game unbeaten record against Australia -- the longest against any opponent in program history ...
Crowd Count: ICC match shatters LA Coliseum record July 28, 1:56 a.m.
The International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester City drew 93,098 fans at the ...
Onalfo out, Sigi in: Why Galaxy moves happened now July 28, 12:41 a.m.
For the third time in less than a year, the signing of a Designated Player has ...
Video Pick: Jordan Morris' winning touch for USA July 27, 11:30 p.m.
Jordan Morris' winning goal in the Gold Cup final was his the fifth for the USA. ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann July 27, 8:58 p.m.
"He could have signed with any MLS team. They all got in touch. But his goal ...
Sigi Schmid is back -- replaces Onalfo at Galaxy July 27, 1:27 p.m.
The Los Angeles Galaxy has sacked Clint Onalfo, who took over as head coach for the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives