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Controversial conclusion as spot-kick supplies Spanish success
The last-ever UEFA European Under-16 Championship final match provided immense drama as Spain left it late to overcome the odds and defeat a much-fancied French side in front of a crowd of 31,100 at Sunderland AFC's Stadium of Light.

Spain win the last-ever UEFA European Under-16 Championship in dramatic fashion following a late penalty against France
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Croatia claim third at England's expense
Croatia defeated tournament hosts England 4-1 in Durham to claim third place in the UEFA European Under-16 Championship, a result which also provided them with a spot in the upcoming FIFA World Under-17 finals.

France set to shine at Stadium of Light
France go into the UEFA European Under-16 Championship final as strong favourites to beat Spain at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light.

History says it could be Spain's turn
England and Croatia have more than pride at stake
France crush England to reach final
Spain cruise past Croatia in semi-final
Coaches assess their semi-final chances
Final: Sun, 6 May 2001
France - Spain 0-1
3rd Place Play-Off: Sun, 6 May 2001
Croatia - England 4-1
Semi-Finals: Thu, 3 May 2001
Spain - Croatia 3-0
England - France 0-4
Quarter-Finals: Mon, 30 April 2001
Turkey - Croatia 0-2
France - Russia 2-0
Quarter-Finals: Sun, 29 April 2001
England - Germany 1-1 (5-3 pen.)
Spain - Italy 1-1 (4-3 pen.)
Top Scorers
6 Fernando José TORRES SANZ (ESP), Florent SINAMA PONGOLLE (FRA)
5 Anthony LE TALLEC (FRA)
3 Erdal KILICASLAN (GER), Piotr TROCHOWSKI (GER), Jozsef KANTA (HUN), Francesco LODI (ITA), Gianpaolo PAZZINI (ITA)
2 Wouter VANDENDRIESSCHE (BEL), Niko KRANJCAR (CRO), Jaime GAVILAN MARTINEZ (ESP), Mourad MEGHNI (FRA), Sébastien GRAX (FRA), Youssef SOFIANE (FRA), Ralf DE HAAN (HOL), Cédric TSIMBA (SUI)

Disciplinary Situation >>
Group A Pts.
Spain 6
Germany 6
Belgium 6
Romania 0
Group B Pts.
Turkey 6
Russia 5
Netherlands 4
Poland 1

Group C Pts.
England 6
Italy 4
Switzerland 4
Hungary 3
Group D Pts.
France 9
Croatia 6
Scotland 3
Finland 0
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