UEFA Euro 2012 Group D

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Group D of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 11 June 2012 and ended on 19 June 2012. The pool was made up of Ukraine, Sweden, France and England. The top two teams, England and France, progressed to the quarter-finals to play Italy and Spain respectively, while Ukraine and Sweden were eliminated from the tournament.

Incidents and controversies[edit]

On the second matchday, on 15 June, the match between Ukraine and France that began at 19:00 local time was interrupted by heavy rainfall and a thunderstorm. The conditions forced the referee to suspend the game during the fifth minute, and play was only resumed 58 minutes later.[1] UEFA therefore delayed the match between Sweden and England to kick off 15 minutes later than originally scheduled, instead beginning at 22:00 local time, to avoid the matches overlapping.[2]

On the final matchday, on 19 June, the match between England and Ukraine featured a ghost goal by Marko Dević. In the second half, with Ukraine losing 1–0 to a Wayne Rooney goal, Dević's shot was hooked clear from behind the England goal-line by John Terry under the eyes of the additional assistant referee standing beside the goal (as confirmed by video replays). The incident reopened football's goal-line technology debate.[3][4][5] While replays showed the match officials failed to spot that Artem Milevskiy was in an offside position in the build-up to Dević's ghost goal,[6][7] UEFA and its chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina admitted on the following day that an error had been made and that Ukraine had been denied a legitimate goal.[8][9]

Standings[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Team progressed to the quarter-finals
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3

Ukraine finished third ahead of Sweden based on their head-to-head record (2–1).

All times local (UTC+3)

France vs England[edit]

11 June 2012
19:00
France  1–1  England
Nasri Goal 39' Report Lescott Goal 30'
Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Attendance: 47,400[10]
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
France[11]
England[11]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès
LB 3 Patrice Evra
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye Substituted off 84'
CM 15 Florent Malouda Substituted off 85'
RW 11 Samir Nasri
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF 20 Hatem Ben Arfa Substituted in 84'
MF 19 Marvin Martin Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc
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GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16 James Milner
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 17 Scott Parker Substituted off 78'
LM 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain0 Booked 34' Substituted off 77'
SS 11 Ashley Young Booked 71'
CF 22 Danny Welbeck Substituted off 90+1'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Jermain Defoe Substituted in 77'
MF 8 Jordan Henderson Substituted in 78'
MF 7 Theo Walcott Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Samir Nasri (France)[10]

Assistant referees:
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
Additional assistant referees:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)

Ukraine vs Sweden[edit]

11 June 2012
21:45
Ukraine  2–1  Sweden
Shevchenko Goal 55'62' Report Ibrahimović Goal 52'
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 64,290[12]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Ukraine[13]
Sweden[13]
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 17 Taras Mykhalyk
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
LB 2 Yevhen Selin
RM 11 Andriy Yarmolenko
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
LM 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka Substituted off 90+3'
AM 18 Serhiy Nazarenko
SS 10 Andriy Voronin Substituted off 85'
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c) Substituted off 81'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Artem Milevskiy Substituted in 81'
MF 14 Ruslan Rotan Substituted in 85'
FW 22 Marko Dević Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
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GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 2 Mikael Lustig
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist
LB 5 Martin Olsson
CM 6 Rasmus Elm Booked 83'
CM 9 Kim Källström Booked 11'
RW 7 Sebastian Larsson Substituted off 68'
AM 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW 20 Ola Toivonen Substituted off 62'
CF 22 Markus Rosenberg Substituted off 71'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Anders Svensson Substituted in 62'
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson Substituted in 68'
FW 11 Johan Elmander Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén

Man of the Match:
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)[14]

Assistant referees:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Marcin Borski (Poland)
Additional assistant referees:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Bülent Yıldırım (Turkey)

Ukraine vs France[edit]

15 June 2012
19:00
Ukraine  0–2  France
Report Ménez Goal 53'
Cabaye Goal 56'
Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Attendance: 48,000[15]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Ukraine[16]
France[16]
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 17 Taras Mykhalyk
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
LB 2 Yevhen Selin Booked 55'
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Booked 87'
CM 10 Andriy Voronin Substituted off 46'
RW 11 Andriy Yarmolenko Substituted off 68'
AM 18 Serhiy Nazarenko Substituted off 60'
LW 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
FW 22 Marko Dević Substituted in 46'
FW 15 Artem Milevskiy Substituted in 60'
MF 8 Oleksandr Aliyev Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
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GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy Booked 79'
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès Booked 81'
LB 22 Gaël Clichy
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 11 Samir Nasri
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye Substituted off 68'
RW 14 Jérémy Ménez Booked 40' Substituted off 73'
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Yann M'Vila Substituted in 68'
MF 19 Marvin Martin Substituted in 73'
FW 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Franck Ribéry (France)[15]

Assistant referees:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)

Sweden vs England[edit]

15 June 2012
22:00
Sweden  2–3  England
Johnson Goal 49' (o.g.)
Mellberg Goal 59'
Report Carroll Goal 23'
Walcott Goal 64'
Welbeck Goal 78'
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 64,640[17]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Sweden[18]
England[18]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 4 Andreas Granqvist Substituted off 66'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg Booked 63'
CB 13 Jonas Olsson Booked 72'
LB 5 Martin Olsson
RM 7 Sebastian Larsson
CM 8 Anders Svensson Booked 90+1'
CM 9 Kim Källström
LM 6 Rasmus Elm Substituted off 81'
SS 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
CF 11 Johan Elmander Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Mikael Lustig Substituted in 66'
FW 22 Markus Rosenberg Substituted in 79'
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
SWE-ENG 2012-06-15.svg
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16 James Milner Booked 58' Substituted off 61'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 17 Scott Parker
LM 11 Ashley Young
SS 22 Danny Welbeck Substituted off 90'
CF 9 Andy Carroll
Substitutions:
MF 7 Theo Walcott Substituted in 61'
MF 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Olof Mellberg (Sweden)[17]

Assistant referees:
Primož Arhar (Slovenia)
Matej Žunič (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčič (Slovenia)

England vs Ukraine[edit]

19 June 2012
21:45
England  1–0  Ukraine
Rooney Goal 48' Report
Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Attendance: 48,700[19]
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
England[20]
Ukraine[20]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole Booked 78'
RM 16 James Milner Substituted off 70'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c) Booked 73'
CM 17 Scott Parker
LM 11 Ashley Young
SS 10 Wayne Rooney Substituted off 87'
CF 22 Danny Welbeck Substituted off 82'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Theo Walcott Substituted in 70'
FW 9 Andy Carroll Substituted in 82'
MF 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
ENG-UKR 2012-06-19.svg
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
CB 20 Yaroslav Rakitskiy Booked 74'
LB 2 Yevhen Selin
DM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (c)0 Booked 63'
RM 11 Andriy Yarmolenko
LM 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka
AM 6 Denys Harmash Substituted off 78'
SS 15 Artem Milevskiy Substituted off 77'
CF 22 Marko Dević Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Andriy Shevchenko Booked 86' Substituted in 70'
DF 21 Bohdan Butko Substituted in 77'
MF 18 Serhiy Nazarenko Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Steven Gerrard (England)[19]

Assistant referees:
Gábor Erős (Hungary)
György Ring (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
István Vad (Hungary)
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)

Sweden vs France[edit]

19 June 2012
21:45
Sweden  2–0  France
Ibrahimović Goal 54'
Larsson Goal 90+1'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 63,010[21]
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
Sweden[22]
France[22]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 4 Andreas Granqvist
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 13 Jonas Olsson
LB 5 Martin Olsson
CM 8 Anders Svensson Booked 70' Substituted off 79'
CM 9 Kim Källström
RW 7 Sebastian Larsson
AM 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW 19 Emir Bajrami Substituted off 46'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson Substituted in 46'
MF 16 Pontus Wernbloom Substituted in 78'
MF 18 Samuel Holmén Booked 81' Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
SWE-FRA 2012-06-19.svg
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès Booked 68'
LB 22 Gaël Clichy
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 11 Samir Nasri Substituted off 77'
CM 17 Yann M'Vila Substituted off 83'
RW 20 Hatem Ben Arfa Substituted off 59'
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF 15 Florent Malouda Substituted in 59'
FW 14 Jérémy Ménez Substituted in 77'
FW 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)[21]

Assistant referees:
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Manuel De Sousa (Portugal)
Duarte Gomes (Portugal)

Legacy (monument to Swedish fans)[edit]

A sculpture in honour of Swedish football fans who stayed on Trukhaniv Island in Kiev during Euro 2012 was unveiled on the island on 9 June 2013.[23]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Dawkes, Phil (15 June 2012). "Euro 2012: Sweden v England". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 
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  23. ^ Monument to Swedish fans unveiled on Trukhaniv Island in Kyiv, The Local (Retrieved 31 May 2014)

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