UEFA Euro 1996 knockout stage

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The knockout stage of UEFA Euro 1996 was a single-elimination tournament involving the eight teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were three rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams, culminating in two teams playing in the final to determine the winners of the tournament.

Any game in the knockout stage that was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes, was followed by up to 30 minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). For the first time in a major football competition, the golden goal rule was applied, whereby the match would immediately end upon either team scoring during the extra time period and the goalscoring team being declared the winner. If scores were still level after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shoot-out to determine who progressed to the next round.

The knockout stage began with the quarter-finals on 22 June and ended with the final on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London. Germany won the tournament with a 2–1 victory over the Czech Republic achieved by a golden goal during extra time.

All times British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Qualified teams[edit]

The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A  England  Netherlands
B  France  Spain
C  Germany  Czech Republic
D  Portugal  Croatia

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
22 June – Liverpool
 
 
 France (p) 0 (5)
 
26 June – Manchester
 
 Netherlands 0 (4)
 
 France 0 (5)
 
23 June – Birmingham
 
 Czech Republic (p) 0 (6)
 
 Czech Republic 1
 
30 June – London
 
 Portugal 0
 
 Czech Republic 1
 
23 June – Manchester
 
 Germany (golden goal) 2
 
 Germany 2
 
26 June – London
 
 Croatia 1
 
 Germany (p) 1 (6)
 
22 June – London
 
 England 1 (5)
 
 Spain 0 (2)
 
 
 England (p) 0 (4)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Spain vs England[edit]

22 June 1996 (1996-06-22)
15:00
Spain  0–0 (a.e.t.)  England
Report
  Penalties  
2–4
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,440[1]
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
Spain
England
GK 1 Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
CB 20 Miguel Ángel Nadal
CB 4 Rafael Alkorta Substituted off 72'
CB 5 Abelardo YC 1'
RM 3 Alberto Belsué YC 40'
CM 6 Fernando Hierro
CM 18 Guillermo Amor
CM 17 Javier Manjarín Substituted off 46'
LM 12 Sergi
CF 14 Kiko
CF 19 Julio Salinas Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Alfonso YC 50' Substituted in 46'
MF 15 José Luis Caminero Substituted in 46'
DF 2 Juan Manuel López Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Javier Clemente
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville YC 47'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 17 Steve McManaman Substituted off 109'
CM 7 David Platt
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 11 Darren Anderton Substituted off 109'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham Substituted off 109'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Nick Barmby Substituted in 109'
MF 20 Steve Stone Substituted in 109'
FW 21 Robbie Fowler Substituted in 109'
Manager:
Terry Venables

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

Assistant referees:
Pierre Ufrasi (France)
Jacque Mas (France)
Fourth official:
Alain Sars (France)

France vs Netherlands[edit]

22 June 1996 (1996-06-22)
18:30
France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Report
  Penalties  
5–4
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 37,465[3]
Referee: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)
France
Netherlands
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 19 Christian Karembeu YC 48'
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c) YC 7'
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 11 Patrice Loko Substituted off 61'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Christophe Dugarry Substituted in 61' Substituted off 80'
MF 18 Reynald Pedros Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 18 Johan de Kock YC 68'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde YC 90'
DM 3 Danny Blind (c)
RM 6 Ronald de Boer
LM 14 Richard Witschge Substituted off 80'
AM 10 Dennis Bergkamp Substituted off 60'
RW 17 Jordi Cruyff Substituted off 69'
LW 20 Philip Cocu
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert YC 89'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Clarence Seedorf Substituted in 60'
MF 12 Aron Winter Substituted in 69'
FW 19 Youri Mulder Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Bernard Lama (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Victoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain)
Manuel López Fernández (Spain)
Fourth official:
Juan Ansuategui Roca (Spain)

Germany vs Croatia[edit]

23 June 1996 (1996-06-23)
15:00
Germany  2–1  Croatia
Report Šuker Goal 51'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 43,412[4]
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
Germany
Croatia
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer YC 5'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer
RWB 2 Stefan Reuter
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
DM 21 Dieter Eilts
CM 7 Andreas Möller
CM 8 Mehmet Scholl Substituted off 88'
CF 9 Fredi Bobic Substituted off 46'
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c) YC 7' Substituted off 39'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Steffen Freund Substituted in 39'
FW 11 Stefan Kuntz Substituted in 46'
MF 10 Thomas Häßler Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Berti Vogts
GK 1 Dražen Ladić
SW 5 Nikola Jerkan
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 4 Igor Štimac Red card 56'
RWB 13 Mario Stanić
LWB 3 Robert Jarni
DM 2 Nikola Jurčević Substituted off 78'
CM 10 Zvonimir Boban (c)
CM 7 Aljoša Asanović
CF 9 Davor Šuker
CF 19 Goran Vlaović
Substitutions:
MF 16 Mladen Mladenović Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Miroslav Blažević

Man of the Match:
Matthias Sammer (Germany)[2]

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

Czech Republic vs Portugal[edit]

23 June 1996 (1996-06-23)
18:30
Czech Republic  1–0  Portugal
Poborský Goal 53' Report
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 26,832[5]
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Czech Republic
Portugal
GK 1 Petr Kouba
CB 3 Jan Suchopárek YC 1'
CB 5 Miroslav Kadlec
CB 15 Michal Horňák
RWB 2 Radoslav Látal Red card 82'
LWB 7 Jiří Němec
CM 6 Václav Němeček (c) Substituted off 90'
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
RW 8 Karel Poborský
LW 17 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
MF 12 Luboš Kubík Substituted in 46'
MF 14 Patrik Berger Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
GK 1 Vítor Baía (c)
RB 2 Secretário YC 59'
CB 5 Fernando Couto
CB 16 Hélder YC 10'
LB 13 Dimas
RM 4 Oceano Substituted off 65'
CM 19 Paulo Sousa
CM 10 Rui Costa
LM 20 Luís Figo Substituted off 82'
CF 8 João Pinto YC 90'
CF 9 Sá Pinto YC 40' Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Domingos Substituted in 46'
MF 18 António Folha Substituted in 65'
FW 11 Jorge Cadete Substituted in 82'
Manager:
António Oliveira

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[2]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

France vs Czech Republic[edit]

France
Czech Republic
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram YC 43' Substituted off 83'
CB 5 Laurent Blanc (c)
CB 20 Alain Roche YC 50'
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu YC 64'
DM 8 Marcel Desailly
CM 14 Sabri Lamouchi Substituted off 62'
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 11 Patrice Loko
Substitutions:
MF 18 Reynald Pedros Substituted in 62'
DF 2 Jocelyn Angloma Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
GK 1 Petr Kouba
CB 15 Michal Horňák
CB 5 Miroslav Kadlec
CB 19 Karel Rada
RM 4 Pavel Nedvěd YC 77'
CM 6 Václav Němeček (c) YC 83'
CM 7 Jiří Němec Substituted off 84'
LM 20 Pavel Novotný
RW 8 Karel Poborský
LW 17 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted off 46'
CF 10 Radek Drulák Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Patrik Berger Substituted in 46'
DF 18 Martin Kotůlek Substituted in 70'
MF 12 Luboš Kubík YC 97' Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin

Man of the Match:
Miroslav Kadlec (Czech Republic)[2]

Assistant referees:
Robert Orr (Scotland)
John Fleming (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Germany vs England[edit]

26 June 1996 (1996-06-26)
19:30
Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)  England
Kuntz Goal 16' Report Shearer Goal 3'
  Penalties  
6–5
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,862[7]
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)
Germany
England
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer
CB 5 Thomas Helmer Substituted off 110'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
RWB 2 Stefan Reuter YC 46'
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
CM 21 Dieter Eilts
CM 4 Steffen Freund Substituted off 118'
AM 7 Andreas Möller (c) YC 80'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl Substituted off 77'
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 10 Thomas Häßler Substituted in 77'
MF 3 Marco Bode Substituted in 110'
MF 19 Thomas Strunz Substituted in 118'
Manager:
Berti Vogts
GK 1 David Seaman
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 3 Stuart Pearce
RWB 11 Darren Anderton
LWB 17 Steve McManaman
CM 7 David Platt
CM 4 Paul Ince
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne YC 73'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
Dieter Eilts (Germany)[2]

Assistant referees:
Laszlo Hamar (Hungary)
Imre Bozóky (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Sándor Piller (Hungary)

Final[edit]

Main article: UEFA Euro 1996 Final

30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
19:00
Czech Republic  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Berger Goal 59' (pen.) Report Bierhoff Goal 73', Golden goal 95'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,611[8]
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
Czech Republic
Germany
GK 1 Petr Kouba
SW 5 Miroslav Kadlec (c)
RB 15 Michal Horňák YC 47'
LB 3 Jan Suchopárek
RM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
LM 19 Karel Rada
RW 8 Karel Poborský Substituted off 88'
AM 14 Patrik Berger
LW 7 Jiří Němec
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
FW 17 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
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GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer YC 69'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer YC 63'
RWB 19 Thomas Strunz
LWB 17 Christian Ziege YC 91'
DM 21 Dieter Eilts Substituted off 46'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl Substituted off 69'
AM 10 Thomas Häßler
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c)
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 3 Marco Bode Substituted in 46'
FW 20 Oliver Bierhoff Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Berti Vogts

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Glenn (24 June 1996). "Fortune favours brave England". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Turnbull, Simon (24 June 1996). "Fitful France advance". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Phil (24 June 1996). "Croatia punished by Sammer". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Culley, Jon (24 June 1996). "Poborsky piques Portugal". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Shaw, Phil (27 June 1996). "France are sent home by Kadlec". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Moore, Glenn (27 June 1996). "Shoot-out breaks England hearts". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Jones, Ken (1 July 1996). "Vogts' triumph over adversity". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 

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