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.[1]

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

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England (H) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3  Scotland 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

Matches[edit]

England vs Switzerland[edit]

8 June 1996 (1996-06-08)
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 YC 26'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c) YC 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
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GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega YC 89'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin YC 43'
CM 17 Johann Vogel YC 28'
CM 5 Alain Geiger (c) Substituted off 71'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin Substituted off 67'
CF 9 Marco Grassi YC 84'
CF 14 Kübilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted in 67'
MF 16 Marcel Koller Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Alan Shearer (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Joaquin Olmos Gonzalez (Spain)
Fernando Tresaco Gracia (Spain)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

Netherlands vs Scotland[edit]

10 June 1996 (1996-06-10)
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 YC 26' Substituted off 78'
RF 7 Gaston Taument YC 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
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GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie Substituted off 85'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd YC 4'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
CM 11 John Collins
RF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 18 Kevin Gallacher YC 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

Man of the Match:
Gary McAllister (Scotland)[2]

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

Switzerland vs Netherlands[edit]

13 June 1996 (1996-06-13)
19:30
Switzerland   0–2  Netherlands
Report
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 YC 32' Substituted off 69'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 17 Johann Vogel
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
RF 9 Marco Grassi YC 72'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat YC 40'
LF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz YC 62'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge
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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 YC 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

Man of the Match:
Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)[2]

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

Scotland vs England[edit]

15 June 1996 (1996-06-15)
15:00
Scotland  0–2  England
Report
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 YC 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 YC 29'
CF 7 John Spencer YC 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
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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 YC 68' Substituted off 80'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
CF 9 Alan Shearer YC 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

Man of the Match:
David Seaman (England)[2]

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

Scotland vs Switzerland[edit]

18 June 1996 (1996-06-18)
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 YC 23'
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 16 Craig Burley
CM 8 Stuart McCall YC 28'
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins YC 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
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GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega YC 23'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin Substituted off 81'
CM 16 Marcel Koller Substituted off 46'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
CM 17 Johann Vogel YC 53'
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 46'
CF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
MF 6 Raphael Wicky YC 55' Substituted in 46'
FW 7 Sébastien Fournier YC 63' Substituted in 46'
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Portugal Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Stuart McCall (Scotland)[2]

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

Netherlands vs England[edit]

18 June 1996 (1996-06-18)
19:30
Netherlands  1–4  England
Kluivert Goal 78' Report
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) YC 23'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer Substituted off 73'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 12 Aron Winter YC 18'
LM 14 Richard Witschge Substituted off 46'
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp YC 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
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GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate YC 90'
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince YC 43' Substituted off 68'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham YC 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

Man of the Match:
Teddy Sheringham (England)[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Championship 1996". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 18 January 2000. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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