UEFA Euro 1996 Group A

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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.

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

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

All times local (UTC+1)

England vs Switzerland[edit]

8 June 1996
15:00
England  1–1  Switzerland
Shearer Goal 23' Report Türkyilmaz Goal 83' (pen.)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 76,567
Referee: Manuel Díaz Vega (Spain)
England
Switzerland
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville Booked 26'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c) Booked 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
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega Booked 89'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin Booked 43'
CM 17 Johann Vogel Booked 28'
CM 5 Alain Geiger (c) Substituted off 71'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin Substituted off 67'
CF 9 Marco Grassi Booked 84'
CF 14 Kübilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted in 67'
MF 16 Marcel Koller Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

Assistant referees:
Joaquin Olmos Gonzalez (Spain)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

Netherlands vs Scotland[edit]

10 June 1996
16:30
Netherlands  0–0  Scotland
Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
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 Booked 26' Substituted off 78'
RF 7 Gaston Taument Booked 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
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie Substituted off 85'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd Booked 4'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
CM 11 John Collins
RF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 18 Kevin Gallacher Booked 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

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

Switzerland vs Netherlands[edit]

13 June 1996
19:30
Switzerland  0–2  Netherlands
Report Cruyff Goal 66'
Bergkamp Goal 79'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 36,800
Referee: Atanas Uzunov (Bulgaria)
Switzerland
Netherlands
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 15 Ramon Vega
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret Booked 32' Substituted off 69'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 17 Johann Vogel
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
RF 9 Marco Grassi Booked 72'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Booked 40'
LF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz Booked 62'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge
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 Booked 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

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

Scotland vs England[edit]

15 June 1996
15:00
Scotland  0–2  England
Report Shearer Goal 53'
Gascoigne Goal 79'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 76,864
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
Scotland
England
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry Booked 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 Booked 29'
CF 7 John Spencer Booked 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
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 Booked 68' Substituted off 80'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
CF 9 Alan Shearer Booked 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

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

Scotland vs Switzerland[edit]

18 June 1996
19:30
Scotland  1–0  Switzerland
McCoist Goal 36' Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 34,946
Referee: Václav Krondl (Czech Republic)
Scotland
Switzerland
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 13 Tosh McKinlay Substituted off 60'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood Booked 23'
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 16 Craig Burley
CM 8 Stuart McCall Booked 28'
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins Booked 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
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega Booked 23'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin Substituted off 81'
CM 16 Marcel Koller Substituted off 46'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
CM 17 Johann Vogel Booked 53'
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 46'
CF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
MF 6 Raphael Wicky Booked 55' Substituted in 46'
FW 7 Sébastien Fournier Booked 63' Substituted in 46'
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

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

Netherlands vs England[edit]

18 June 1996
19:30
Netherlands  1–4  England
Kluivert Goal 78' Report Shearer Goal 23' (pen.)57'
Sheringham Goal 51'62'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 76,798
Referee: Gerd Grabher (Austria)
Netherlands
England
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Danny Blind (c) Booked 23'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer Substituted off 73'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 12 Aron Winter Booked 18'
LM 14 Richard Witschge Substituted off 46'
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp Booked 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
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate Booked 90'
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince Booked 43' Substituted off 68'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham Booked 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

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

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