The UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying play-offs were the last round of qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 2000. They were contested by the eight lowest-ranked runners-up from the nine first round groups of the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying tournament. The winners of each of four home and away ties qualified for the final tournament in Belgium and Netherlands. The matches were played on 13 and 17 November 1999.
Ranking of second-placed teams
The highest ranked second placed team from the groups qualified automatically for the tournament, while the remainder entered the playoffs. As the groups contained different numbers of teams, matches against the fifth and sixth-placed teams in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of six matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the second-placed ranking table.
|1||7||Portugal||6||4||1||1||11||3||+8||13||Qualify for final tournament|
|2||3||Turkey||6||4||1||1||12||5||+7||13||Advance to play-offs|
|6||8||Republic of Ireland||6||3||1||2||6||4||+2||10|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
The draw for the play-offs was held on 13 October 1999 in Aachen, Germany, to determine the four pairings as well as the order of the home and away ties. No seeding system was used, making the draw an open one. This decision was announced by UEFA the day before the draw was made.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Republic of Ireland||1–1 (a)||Turkey||1–1||0–0|
|Scotland||0 – 2||England|
|Report||Scholes 21', 42'|
|England||0 – 1||Scotland|
England won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2000.
|Israel||0 – 5||Denmark|
|Report||Tomasson 2', 34'
Steen Nielsen 73'
|Denmark||3 – 0||Israel|
Steen Nielsen 14'
Denmark won 8–0 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2000.
|Slovenia||2 – 1||Ukraine|
|Ukraine||1 – 1||Slovenia|
|Rebrov 68' (pen.)||Report||Pavlin 78'|
Slovenia won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2000.
|Republic of Ireland||1 – 1||Turkey|
|Rob. Keane 79'||Report||Havutçu 83' (pen.)|
|Turkey||0 – 0||Republic of Ireland|
1–1 on aggregate. Turkey won on away goals and qualified for UEFA Euro 2000.
There were 18 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2.25 goals per match.