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UEFA Euro 1996 Group A

Group A of UEFA Euro 1996 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 8 June and was completed on 18 June. The group consisted of hosts England, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scotland.[1]

England won the group and advanced to the quarter-finals, along with the Netherlands. Scotland and Switzerland failed to advance.

Teams

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
May 1996
A1 (seed)  England Host 5 May 1992 5th 1992 Third place (1968) 24
A2   Switzerland Group 3 winner 11 October 1995 1st Debut 21
A3  Netherlands Play-off winner 13 December 1995 5th 1992 Winners (1988) 13
A4  Scotland Group 8 runner-up (4th best runner-up) 15 November 1995 2nd 1992 Group stage (1992) 31

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England (H) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3  Scotland 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group A, England, advanced to play the runner-up of Group B, Spain.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Netherlands, advanced to play the winner of Group B, France.

Matches

England vs Switzerland

England 1–1  Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 76,567
England
Switzerland
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville Yellow card 26'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c) Yellow card 80'
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne Substituted off 77'
LM 17 Steve McManaman Substituted off 70'
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
Substitutions:
MF 20 Steve Stone Substituted in 70'
MF 14 Nick Barmby Substituted in 70'
MF 7 David Platt Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Terry Venables
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GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega Yellow card 89'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin Yellow card 43'
CM 17 Johann Vogel Yellow card 28'
CM 5 Alain Geiger (c) Substituted off 71'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin Substituted off 67'
CF 9 Marco Grassi Yellow card 84'
CF 14 Kübilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted in 67'
MF 16 Marcel Koller Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Alan Shearer (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Joaquin Olmos Gonzalez (Spain)
Fernando Tresaco Gracia (Spain)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

Netherlands vs Scotland

Netherlands 0–0 Scotland
Report
Attendance: 34,363
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
Netherlands
Scotland
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 18 Johan de Kock
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer (c) Substituted off 68'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 14 Richard Witschge Yellow card 26' Substituted off 78'
RF 7 Gaston Taument Yellow card 28' Substituted off 63'
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp
LF 17 Jordi Cruyff
Substitutions:
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert Substituted in 63'
MF 12 Aron Winter Substituted in 68'
MF 20 Philip Cocu Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink
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GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie Substituted off 85'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd Yellow card 4'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
CM 11 John Collins
RF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 18 Kevin Gallacher Yellow card 32' Substituted off 56'
LF 20 Scott Booth Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 7 John Spencer Substituted in 46'
MF 17 Billy McKinlay Substituted in 56'
MF 16 Craig Burley Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Craig Brown

Man of the Match:
Gary McAllister (Scotland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Kenneth Petersson (Sweden)
Mikael Hansson (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

Switzerland vs Netherlands

Switzerland  0–2 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 36,800
Switzerland
Netherlands
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 15 Ramon Vega
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret Yellow card 32' Substituted off 69'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 17 Johann Vogel
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
RF 9 Marco Grassi Yellow card 72'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Yellow card 40'
LF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz Yellow card 62'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge
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GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Danny Blind (c)
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer Substituted off 80'
CM 12 Aron Winter
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf Yellow card 14' Substituted off 26'
LM 14 Richard Witschge
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff Substituted off 84'
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp
LF 11 Peter Hoekstra
Substitutions:
DF 18 Johan de Kock Substituted in 26'
MF 8 Edgar Davids Substituted in 80'
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)[2]

Assistant referees:
Ivan Borissov Lekov (Bulgaria)
Iordan Iordanov (Bulgaria)
Fourth official:
Stefan Ormandjiev (Bulgaria)

Scotland vs England

Scotland 0–2 England
Report
Attendance: 76,864
Scotland
England
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry Yellow card 70'
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 13 Tosh McKinlay Substituted off 82'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins Yellow card 29'
CF 7 John Spencer Yellow card 38' Substituted off 67'
CF 14 Gordon Durie Substituted off 87'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ally McCoist Substituted in 67'
MF 16 Craig Burley Substituted in 82'
MF 15 Eoin Jess Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Craig Brown
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GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce Substituted off 46'
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince Yellow card 68' Substituted off 80'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
CF 9 Alan Shearer Yellow card 75'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Jamie Redknapp Substituted in 46' Substituted off 85'
MF 20 Steve Stone Substituted in 80'
DF 16 Sol Campbell Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
David Seaman (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

Scotland vs Switzerland

Scotland 1–0  Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 34,946
Scotland
Switzerland
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 13 Tosh McKinlay Substituted off 60'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood Yellow card 23'
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 16 Craig Burley
CM 8 Stuart McCall Yellow card 28'
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins Yellow card 42'
CF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 9 Ally McCoist Substituted off 84'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Scott Booth Substituted in 60'
FW 7 John Spencer Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Craig Brown
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GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega Yellow card 23'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin Substituted off 81'
CM 16 Marcel Koller Substituted off 46'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
CM 17 Johann Vogel Yellow card 53'
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 46'
CF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
MF 6 Raphael Wicky Yellow card 55' Substituted in 46'
FW 7 Sébastien Fournier Yellow card 63' Substituted in 46'
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Stuart McCall (Scotland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Milan Brabec (Czech Republic)
Otakar Drastik (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Jiři Ulrich (Czech Republic)

Netherlands vs England

Netherlands 1–4 England
Report
Attendance: 76,798
Netherlands
England
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Danny Blind (c) Yellow card 23'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer Substituted off 73'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 12 Aron Winter Yellow card 18'
LM 14 Richard Witschge Substituted off 46'
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp Yellow card 67'
LF 11 Peter Hoekstra Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
DF 18 Johan de Kock Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert Substituted in 72'
MF 20 Philip Cocu Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink
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GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate Yellow card 90'
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince Yellow card 43' Substituted off 68'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham Yellow card 41' Substituted off 77'
CF 9 Alan Shearer Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
MF 7 David Platt Substituted in 68'
MF 14 Nick Barmby Substituted in 76'
FW 21 Robbie Fowler Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
Teddy Sheringham (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Egon Bereuter (Austria)
Manfred Zeiszer (Austria)
Fourth official:
Günter Benkö (Austria)

References

  1. ^ "European Championship 1996". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 18 January 2000. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017.

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