UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group B

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Group B of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament is one of the nine groups to decide the teams which qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament.[1] Group B consists of six teams: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Cyprus, and Andorra,[2] where they play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Israel Wales Cyprus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Andorra
1  Israel 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to final tournament 28 Mar '15 10 Oct '15 31 Mar '15 3–0 3 Sep '15
2  Wales 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 8 6 Sep '15 2–1 12 Jun '15 0–0 13 Oct '15
3  Cyprus 4 2 0 2 9 5 +4 6 Final tournament or play-offs 1–2 3 Sep '15 6 Sep '15 13 Oct '15 5–0
4  Belgium 3 1 2 0 7 1 +6 5 13 Oct '15 0–0 28 Mar '15 3 Sep '15 6–0
5  Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 0 2 2 2 6 −4 2 12 Jun '15 10 Oct '15 1–2 1–1 6 Sep '15
6  Andorra 4 0 0 4 2 17 −15 0 1–4 1–2 12 Jun '15 10 Oct '15 28 Mar '15
Updated to match(es) played on 16 November 2014. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches[edit]

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 23 February 2014 in Nice.[4] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

9 September 2014
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Andorra  1–2  Wales
Lima Goal 6' (pen.) Report Bale Goal 22'81'
9 September 2014
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia-Herzegovina  1–2  Cyprus
Ibišević Goal 6' Report Christofi Goal 45'73'
Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 12,100
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (Ukraine)

10 October 2014
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  6–0  Andorra
De Bruyne Goal 31' (pen.)34'
Chadli Goal 37'
Origi Goal 59'
Mertens Goal 65'68'
Report
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (Ukraine)
10 October 2014
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  1–2  Israel
Makrides Goal 67' Report Damari Goal 38'
Ben Haim Goal 45'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 19,164
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
10 October 2014
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Wales  0–0  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Report

13 October 2014
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Andorra  1–4  Israel
Lima Goal 15' (pen.) Report Damari Goal 3'41'82'
Hemed Goal 90+6' (pen.)
13 October 2014
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia-Herzegovina  1–1  Belgium
Džeko Goal 28' Report Nainggolan Goal 51'
Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
13 October 2014
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Wales  2–1  Cyprus
Cotterill Goal 13'
Robson-Kanu Goal 23'
Report Laban Goal 36'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 21,273
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Germany)

16 November 2014
18:00
(18:00 UTC+1)
Belgium  0–0  Wales
Report
16 November 2014
18:00
(19:00 UTC+2)
Cyprus  5–0  Andorra
Merkis Goal 9'
Efrem Goal 31'42'60'
Christofi Goal 87' (pen.)
Report
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 6,078
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
16 November 2014
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Israel  3–0  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Vermouth Goal 36'
Damari Goal 45'
Zahavi Goal 70'
Report
Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

28 March 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Belgium  v  Cyprus
Report
28 March 2015
20:45
(22:45 UTC+3)
Israel  v  Wales
Report

31 March 2015[note 2]
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Israel  v  Belgium
Report

12 June 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Andorra  v  Cyprus
Report
12 June 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia-Herzegovina  v  Israel
Report

12 June 2015
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Wales  v  Belgium
Report

3 September 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  v  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Report
3 September 2015
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Wales
Report
3 September 2015
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Israel  v  Andorra
Report

6 September 2015
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
Wales  v  Israel
Report
6 September 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia-Herzegovina  v  Andorra
Report

6 September 2015
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Belgium
Report

10 October 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Andorra  v  Belgium
Report
10 October 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Bosnia-Herzegovina  v  Wales
Report

10 October 2015
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Israel  v  Cyprus
Report

13 October 2015
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Belgium  v  Israel
Report
13 October 2015
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  v  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Report
13 October 2015
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Wales  v  Andorra
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline[edit]

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[3]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
 Andorra Moisés San Nicolás Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Hungary (15 October 2013) vs Wales (9 September 2014)
 Bosnia-Herzegovina Toni Šunjić Red card vs Israel (16 November 2014) vs Andorra (28 March 2015)
 Wales Andy King Red card vs Cyprus (13 October 2014)[6] vs Belgium (16 November 2014)
vs Israel (28 March 2015)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 16 November 2014 and 28 March 2015, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ The Israel v Belgium match was originally to be played on 9 September 2014, 20:45 (21:45 UTC+3), but was postponed due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[5]

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