UEFA Euro 1996 Group B

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Group B of UEFA Euro 1996 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 9 June and was completed on 18 June. The group consisted of France, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania.[1]

France won the group and advanced to the quarter-finals, along with Spain. Bulgaria and Romania failed to advance.

Teams[edit]

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
May 1996
B1 (seed)  Spain Group 2 winner 15 November 1995 5th 1988 Winners (1964) 6
B2  Bulgaria Group 7 runner-up 15 November 1995 1st Debut 28
B3  Romania Group 1 winner 15 November 1995 2nd 1984 Group stage (1984) 16
B4  France Group 1 runner-up 15 November 1995 4th 1992 Winners (1984) 5

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Spain 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
3  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Romania 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group B, France, advanced to play the runner-up of Group A, Netherlands.
  • The runner-up of Group B, Spain, advanced to play the winner of Group A, England.

Matches[edit]

Spain vs Bulgaria[edit]

Spain  1–1  Bulgaria
Alfonso Goal 74' Report Stoichkov Goal 65' (pen.)
Attendance: 24,006
Spain
Bulgaria
GK 1 Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
RB 3 Alberto Belsué
CB 4 Rafael Alkorta
CB 5 Abelardo YC 90'
LB 12 Sergi YC 39'
DM 6 Fernando Hierro
RM 15 José Luis Caminero YC 27' Substituted off 82'
LM 18 Guillermo Amor YC 42' Substituted off 70'
AM 8 Julen Guerrero Substituted off 51'
AM 21 Luis Enrique
CF 9 Juan Antonio Pizzi Red card 75'
Substitutions:
FW 7 José Emilio Amavisca Substituted in 51'
FW 11 Alfonso Substituted in 70'
MF 10 Donato Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Javier Clemente
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GK 1 Borislav Mihaylov (c)
SW 5 Petar Hubchev Red card 72'
RB 2 Radostin Kishishev YC 55'
CB 3 Trifon Ivanov
LB 4 Iliyan Kiryakov Substituted off 72'
DM 6 Zlatko Yankov YC 77'
RM 7 Emil Kostadinov Substituted off 73'
LM 11 Yordan Letchkov
AM 10 Krasimir Balakov
CF 8 Hristo Stoichkov YC 29'
CF 9 Lyuboslav Penev Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
DF 18 Tsanko Tsvetanov Substituted in 72'
MF 15 Ivaylo Yordanov Substituted in 73'
MF 16 Daniel Borimirov Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Dimitar Penev

Man of the Match:
Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)[2]

Assistant referees:
Enrico Preziosi (Italy)
Fabrizio Zanforlin (Italy)
Fourth official:
Alfredo Trentalange (Italy)

Romania vs France[edit]

Romania  0–1  France
Report Dugarry Goal 25'
Attendance: 26,323
Romania
France
GK 1 Bogdan Stelea
SW 6 Gheorghe Popescu
CB 4 Miodrag Belodedici
CB 16 Gheorghe Mihali YC 49'
RWB 2 Dan Petrescu Substituted off 78'
LWB 13 Tibor Selymes YC 71'
CM 5 Ioan Lupescu
CM 11 Dorinel Munteanu
AM 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
CF 7 Marius Lăcătuș Substituted off 56'
CF 9 Florin Răducioiu Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Viorel Moldovan Substituted in 46'
FW 19 Adrian Ilie YC 90' Substituted in 56'
DF 17 Iulian Filipescu Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
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GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Éric Di Meco YC 20' Substituted off 68'
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
CM 19 Christian Karembeu
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane Substituted off 80'
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 13 Christophe Dugarry Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Patrice Loko Substituted in 68'
DF 12 Bixente Lizarazu Substituted in 68'
DF 20 Alain Roche Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet

Man of the Match:
Youri Djorkaeff (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Klaus Plettenberg (Germany)
Egbert Engler (Germany)
Fourth official:
Hermann Albrecht (Germany)

Bulgaria vs Romania[edit]

Bulgaria  1–0  Romania
Stoichkov Goal 3' Report
Attendance: 19,107
Bulgaria
Romania
GK 1 Borislav Mihaylov (c)
RB 2 Radostin Kishishev YC 48'
CB 3 Trifon Ivanov
LB 18 Tsanko Tsvetanov
DM 6 Zlatko Yankov
RM 7 Emil Kostadinov Substituted off 32'
LM 11 Yordan Letchkov Substituted off 90'
AM 15 Ivaylo Yordanov
AM 10 Krasimir Balakov
CF 8 Hristo Stoichkov
CF 9 Lyuboslav Penev Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Daniel Borimirov YC 64' Substituted in 32'
FW 14 Nasko Sirakov Substituted in 72'
MF 13 Boncho Genchev Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Dimitar Penev
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GK 1 Bogdan Stelea
SW 6 Gheorghe Popescu Substituted off 78'
CB 3 Daniel Prodan
CB 4 Miodrag Belodedici
RWB 2 Dan Petrescu
LWB 13 Tibor Selymes
CM 5 Ioan Lupescu Substituted off 46'
CM 11 Dorinel Munteanu
AM 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)
CF 7 Marius Lăcătuș Substituted off 29'
CF 9 Florin Răducioiu
Substitutions:
FW 20 Viorel Moldovan Substituted in 29'
MF 14 Constantin Gâlcă Substituted in 46'
FW 19 Adrian Ilie Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu

Man of the Match:
Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)[2]

Assistant referees:
Jens Larsen (Denmark)
Henning Knudsen (Denmark)
Fourth official:
Knud Erik Fisker (Denmark)

France vs Spain[edit]

France  1–1  Spain
Djorkaeff Goal 48' Report Caminero Goal 85'
Attendance: 35,626
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)
France
Spain
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 2 Jocelyn Angloma Substituted off 65'
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc YC 43'
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 6 Vincent Guérin Substituted off 81'
CM 19 Christian Karembeu YC 60'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff YC 63'
CF 11 Patrice Loko Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
DF 20 Alain Roche Substituted in 65'
FW 13 Christophe Dugarry Substituted in 74'
DF 15 Lilian Thuram Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
FRA-ESP 1996-06-15.svg
GK 1 Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
CB 2 Juan Manuel López
CB 4 Rafael Alkorta
CB 5 Abelardo
RWB 16 Jorge Otero YC 56' Substituted off 59'
LWB 12 Sergi
DM 6 Fernando Hierro
CM 15 José Luis Caminero
RW 21 Luis Enrique YC 12' Substituted off 55'
LW 7 José Emilio Amavisca YC 53'
CF 11 Alfonso Substituted off 83'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Javier Manjarín Substituted in 55'
FW 14 Kiko Substituted in 59'
FW 19 Julio Salinas Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Javier Clemente

Man of the Match:
José Luis Caminero (Spain)[2]

Assistant referees:
Yury Dupanau (Belarus)
Aleh Chykun (Belarus)
Fourth official:
Kazimir Znaydinsky (Belarus)

France vs Bulgaria[edit]

France  3–1  Bulgaria
Report Stoichkov Goal 69'
Attendance: 26,976
France
Bulgaria
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly YC 3'
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
CM 19 Christian Karembeu
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane Substituted off 62'
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 13 Christophe Dugarry YC 36' Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Reynald Pedros Substituted in 62'
FW 11 Patrice Loko Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
FRA-BUL 1996-06-18.svg
GK 1 Borislav Mihaylov (c)
SW 5 Petar Hubchev
RB 17 Emil Kremenliev YC 14'
CB 3 Trifon Ivanov YC 8'
LB 18 Tsanko Tsvetanov
DM 6 Zlatko Yankov Substituted off 79'
RM 15 Ivaylo Yordanov
LM 11 Yordan Letchkov
AM 10 Krasimir Balakov Substituted off 82'
CF 8 Hristo Stoichkov
CF 9 Lyuboslav Penev
Substitutions:
MF 16 Daniel Borimirov Substituted in 79'
FW 20 Georgi Donkov Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Dimitar Penev

Man of the Match:
Laurent Blanc (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Philip Joslin (England)
Mark Warren (England)
Fourth official:
Paul Durkin (England)[note 1]

Romania vs Spain[edit]

Romania  1–2  Spain
Răducioiu Goal 29' Report
Attendance: 32,719
Referee: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)
Romania
Spain
GK 12 Florian Prunea
SW 6 Gheorghe Popescu
CB 15 Anton Doboș
CB 3 Daniel Prodan Substituted off 86'
RWB 2 Dan Petrescu
LWB 13 Tibor Selymes
CM 18 Ovidiu Stângă
CM 14 Constantin Gâlcă YC 77'
AM 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c) YC 21'
CF 19 Adrian Ilie YC 47' Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Florin Răducioiu Substituted off 77'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Dorinel Munteanu Substituted in 66'
FW 21 Ion Vlădoiu Substituted in 77'
MF 5 Ioan Lupescu Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
ROU-ESP 1996-06-18.svg
GK 1 Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
RB 2 Juan Manuel López
CB 4 Rafael Alkorta
CB 5 Abelardo Substituted off 64'
LB 12 Sergi
CM 20 Miguel Ángel Nadal YC 59'
CM 6 Fernando Hierro
RW 17 Javier Manjarín
LW 7 José Emilio Amavisca Substituted off 72'
CF 14 Kiko YC 36'
CF 9 Juan Antonio Pizzi Substituted off 57'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Alfonso Substituted in 57'
FW 14 Guillermo Amor Substituted in 64'
FW 8 Julen Guerrero Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Javier Clemente

Man of the Match:
Sergi (Spain)[2]

Assistant referees:
Akif Ugurdur (Turkey)
Turgay Güdü (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Oğuz Sarvan (Turkey)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gallagher suffered an injury in the 28th minute and was replaced by fourth official Paul Durkin (England).

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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