A.1.3 Match points - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
16 December 2021

Points are awarded for each match played in the qualifying competition and final tournament. Match points are awarded only for matches that have actually been played. For each match, points are awarded as follows:

  1. 10,000 points are awarded to each national team irrespective of the result.

  2. A win is worth 30,000 points and a draw 10,000 points.

  3. For each goal scored, 501 points are added, and for each goal conceded, 500 points are deducted. This rule also applies to any goals scored during extra time.

  4. For play-offs, points according to paragraphs b) and c) above are awarded after normal time for the first leg and after normal time, or extra time if applicable, for the second leg. No points are awarded for the penalty shoot-out.

  5. If a knockout match in a final tournament ends with a penalty shoot-out, both teams are awarded 10,000 points (as for a draw). In addition, the winning team is awarded an extra 10,000 points. The goals scored in the penalty shoot-out do not count.

Example: Team A beats Team B, 4-1

Team A

Team B

+ 10,000 points per match



+ 30,000 points per win



+ 501 points per goal scored

4 x 501

1 x 501

- 500 points per goal conceded

1 x (-500)

4 x (-500)

Total match points