UEFA Euro 2012 Group A

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Group A of UEFA Euro 2012 was played from 8 to 16 June 2012. The pool was made up of co-host Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and Russia. The top two finishing teams, Czech Republic and Greece, progressed to the quarter-finals, while Russia and Poland were eliminated from the tournament.

Standings[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Team progressed to the quarter-finals
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
 Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
 Poland 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

Greece finished second ahead of Russia based on their head-to-head record (1–0).[1]

All times local (UTC+2)

Poland vs Greece[edit]

8 June 2012
18:00
Poland  1–1  Greece
Lewandowski Goal 17' Report Salpingidis Goal 51'
Poland[4]
Greece[4]
GK 1 Wojciech Szczęsny Red card 68'
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 11 Rafał Murawski
CM 7 Eugen Polanski
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 10 Ludovic Obraniak
LW 8 Maciej Rybus Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
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GK 1 Kostas Chalkias
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 35', 44'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos Substituted off 37'
LB 20 José Holebas Booked 45+2'
RM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Booked 54'
RF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted off 46'
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted off 68'
LF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos Substituted in 37'
FW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Substituted in 46'
MF 22 Kostas Fortounis Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Portugal Fernando Santos

Man of the Match:
Robert Lewandowski (Poland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)

Russia vs Czech Republic[edit]

8 June 2012
20:45
Russia  4–1  Czech Republic
Dzagoev Goal 15'79'
Shirokov Goal 24'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 82'
Report Pilař Goal 52'
Municipal Stadium, Wrocław
Attendance: 40,803[5]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)[3]
Russia[6]
Czech Republic[6]
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev Substituted off 84'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off 73'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted in 73'
FW 18 Aleksandr Kokorin Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Netherlands Dick Advocaat
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GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 5 Roman Hubník
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
LB 3 Michal Kadlec
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
CM 19 Petr Jiráček Substituted off 76'
RW 14 Václav Pilař
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c)
LW 9 Jan Rezek Substituted off 46'
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Tomáš Hübschman Substituted in 46'
MF 11 Milan Petržela Substituted in 76'
FW 21 David Lafata Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Alan Dzagoev (Russia)[5]

Assistant referees:
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Peter Kirkup (England)
Fourth official:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Additional assistant referees:
Martin Atkinson (England)
Mark Clattenburg (England)

Greece vs Czech Republic[edit]

12 June 2012
18:00
Greece  1–2  Czech Republic
Gekas Goal 53' Report Jiráček Goal 3'
Pilař Goal 6'
Municipal Stadium, Wrocław
Attendance: 41,105[7]
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Greece[8]
Czech Republic[8]
GK 1 Kostas Chalkias Substituted off 23'
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis Booked 34'
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos Booked 56'
CB 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LB 20 José Holebas
RM 16 Georgios Fotakis Substituted off 46'
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)
RF 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Booked 57'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
LF 22 Kostas Fortounis Substituted off 71'
Substitutions:
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis Substituted in 23'
FW 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted in 46'
FW 11 Konstantinos Mitroglou Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Portugal Fernando Santos
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GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
RW 19 Petr Jiráček Booked 36'
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c) Booked 27' Substituted off 46'
LW 14 Václav Pilař
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off 64'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Daniel Kolář Booked 65' Substituted in 46' Substituted off 90'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart Substituted in 64'
FW 12 František Rajtoral Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Václav Pilař (Czech Republic)[7]

Assistant referees:
Frédéric Cano (France)
Michaël Annonier (France)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Ruddy Buquet (France)

Poland vs Russia[edit]

12 June 2012
20:45
Poland  1–1  Russia
Błaszczykowski Goal 57' Report Dzagoev Goal 37'
National Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 55,920[9]
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Poland[10]
Russia[10]
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka Substituted off 73'
CM 7 Eugen Polanski Booked 79' Substituted off 85'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 11 Rafał Murawski
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak Substituted off 90+3'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski Booked 60'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski Substituted in 73'
MF 6 Adam Matuszczyk Substituted in 85'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
POL-RUS 2012-06-12.svg
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov Booked 60'
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev Booked 75' Substituted off 79'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted in 70'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Netherlands Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Poland)[9]

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Fourth official:
István Vad (Hungary)
Additional assistant referees:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Deniz Aytekin (Germany)

Czech Republic vs Poland[edit]

16 June 2012
20:45
Czech Republic  1–0  Poland
Jiráček Goal 72' Report
Municipal Stadium, Wrocław
Attendance: 41,480[11]
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
Czech Republic[12]
Poland[12]
GK 1 Petr Čech (c)
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský Booked 12'
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil Booked 87'
RW 19 Petr Jiráček Substituted off 84'
AM 18 Daniel Kolář
LW 14 Václav Pilař Substituted off 88'
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off 90+1'
Substitutions:
DF 12 František Rajtoral Substituted in 84'
FW 9 Jan Rezek Substituted in 88'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart Booked 90+4' Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Michal Bílek
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GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski Booked 61'
CB 15 Damien Perquis Booked 90'
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka
CM 7 Eugen Polanski Booked 48' Substituted off 56'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c) Booked 87'
AM 11 Rafał Murawski Booked 22' Substituted off 73'
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak Substituted off 73'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
MF 21 Kamil Grosicki Substituted in 56'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek Substituted in 73'
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda

Man of the Match:
Petr Jiráček (Czech Republic)[11]

Assistant referees:
Alasdair Ross (Scotland)
Derek Rose (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Additional assistant referees:
William Collum (Scotland)
Euan Norris (Scotland)

Greece vs Russia[edit]

16 June 2012
20:45
Greece  1–0  Russia
Karagounis Goal 45+2' Report
National Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 55,614[13]
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Greece[14]
Russia[14]
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos
LB 3 Georgios Tzavelas
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
RW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Substituted off 83'
AM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Booked 61' Substituted off 67'
LW 7 Georgios Samaras
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted off 64'
Substitutions:
MF 20 José Holebas Booked 90+4' Substituted in 64'
MF 6 Grigoris Makos Substituted in 67'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Portugal Fernando Santos
GRE-RUS 2012-06-16.svg
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov Booked 61' Substituted off 81'
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov Booked 69'
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 22 Denis Glushakov Substituted off 72'
RF 17 Alan Dzagoev Booked 70'
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off 46'
LF 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted in 46'
FW 20 Pavel Pogrebnyak Booked 90+3' Substituted in 72'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Netherlands Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Giorgos Karagounis (Greece)[13]

Assistant referees:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandeep Sanghera (16 June 2012). "Greece 1–0 Russia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Full-time report Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Match officials appointed for first four UEFA Euro 2012 matches". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Full-time report Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Full-time report Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Full-time report Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

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