UEFA Euro 1996

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UEFA Euro 1996
Tournament details
Host country  England
Dates 8 June – 30 June
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (3rd title)
Runner-up  Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 64 (2.06 per match)
Attendance 1,275,857 (41,157 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Alan Shearer (5 goals)
Best player Germany Matthias Sammer
1992
2000

The UEFA Euro 1996 was the 10th UEFA European Football Championship tournament. Its formal name was the 1996 UEFA European Football Championship. It was held in 8 June to 30 June. All the European football teams could compete. The defending champion was Denmark. The tournament was hosted in England. 16 teams were qualified for the final group stage. The winner of the tournament was Germany after defeating Czech Republic.

Qualification[change | change source]

Qualification began on September 1994 and ended on December 1995. The following teams qualified:

Country Qualified as
England England 00Hosts
 Romania 10Group 1 winner
 France 05Group 1 runners-up
 Spain 13Group 2 winner
 Denmark 04Group 2 runners-up
Switzerland Switzerland 14Group 3 winner
 Turkey 15Group 3 runners-up
 Croatia 02Group 4 winner
 Italy 07Group 4 runners-up
 Czech Republic3 03Group 5 winner
 Portugal 09Group 6 winner
 Germany4 06Group 7 winner
 Bulgaria 01Group 7 runners-up
 Russia5 11Group 8 winner
 Scotland 12Group 8 runners-up
 Netherlands 08Play-off winner

Group stage[change | change source]

Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the quarter-finals

Group A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England England 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
Netherlands Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
Scotland Scotland 3 1 1 1 1 2 –1 4
Switzerland Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
Spain Spain 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
Bulgaria Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
Romania Romania 3 0 0 3 1 4 –3 0

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5 6 –1 4
Italy Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Russia Russia 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1

Czech Republic was placed on top of Italy because of their previous match against each other (2 – 1)

Group D[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
Croatia Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Denmark Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Turkey Turkey 3 0 0 3 0 5 –5 0

Knockout stage[change | change source]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
22 June        
 France France  0 (5)
26 June
 Netherlands Netherlands  0 (4)  
 France France  0 (5)
23 June
   Czech Republic Czech Republic  0 (6)  
 Czech Republic Czech Republic  1
30 June
 Portugal Portugal  0  
 Czech Republic Czech Republic  1
23 June
   Germany Germany  2
 Germany Germany  2
26 June
  Croatia  1  
 Germany Germany  1 (6)
22 June
   England England  1 (5)  
 Spain Spain  0 (2)
 England England  0 (4)  
 UEFA Euro 1996 Winners 

Germany
3rd title