UEFA Euro 2000 Group D

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Group D of UEFA Euro 2000 began on 11 June and ended on 21 June 2000. The joint-hosts of the tournament, the Netherlands, won the group ahead of 1998 world champions France. Czech Republic and Denmark were eliminated.

By the time of the final round of matches, both Czech Republic and Denmark had already been eliminated from the tournament, having each lost their opening two matches.[1]

Teams[edit]

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 1999[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2000
D1  Netherlands 1 Co-host 14 July 1995 6th 1996 Winners (1988) 5 21
D2  Czech Republic[nb 2] 2 Group 9 winner 9 June 1999 5th 1996 Winners (1976) 6 3
D3  France 3 Group 4 winner 9 October 1999 5th 1996 Winners (1984) 12 2
D4  Denmark 4 Play-off winner 17 November 1999 6th 1996 Winners (1992) 19 13
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 1999 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4  Denmark 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, Netherlands, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, FR Yugoslavia.
  • The runner-up of Group D, France, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Spain.

Matches[edit]

France vs Denmark[edit]

France 3–0 Denmark
Report
Attendance: 28,100
France
Denmark
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
RF 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted off 58'
CF 9 Nicolas Anelka Substituted off 82'
LF 12 Thierry Henry
Substitutions:
MF 4 Patrick Vieira Substituted in 58'
FW 13 Sylvain Wiltord Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre
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GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 12 Søren Colding
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg Yellow card 90'
LB 5 Jan Heintze
RM 19 Morten Bisgaard Substituted off 72'
CM 15 Stig Tøfting Substituted off 72'
CM 7 Allan Nielsen
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson Substituted off 79'
CF 11 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
FW 10 Martin Jørgensen Substituted in 72'
MF 20 Thomas Gravesen Substituted in 72'
FW 21 Mikkel Beck Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Sweden Bo Johansson

Man of the Match:
Thierry Henry (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Ivan Lekov (Bulgaria)
Yury Dupanau (Belarus)
Fourth official:
Michel Piraux (Belgium)

Netherlands vs Czech Republic[edit]

Netherlands 1–0 Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 50,833
Netherlands
Czech Republic
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Jaap Stam Substituted off 75'
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c) Yellow card 36'
LB 12 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Yellow card 89'
RM 6 Clarence Seedorf Substituted off 57'
CM 7 Phillip Cocu
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 5 Boudewijn Zenden Substituted off 78'
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert
Substitutions:
MF 16 Ronald de Boer Substituted in 57'
DF 13 Bert Konterman Substituted in 75'
MF 11 Marc Overmars Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard
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GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka Yellow card 66'
CB 19 Karel Rada
CB 21 Petr Gabriel
DM 3 Radoslav Látal Red card 90' Substituted off 70'
RM 8 Karel Poborský Yellow card 48'
CM 11 Tomáš Rosický
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd Yellow card 22' Substituted off 89'
LM 7 Jiří Němec (c)
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted off 83'
CF 10 Jan Koller
Substitutions:
MF 13 Radek Bejbl Substituted in 70'
FW 9 Pavel Kuka Substituted in 83'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec

Man of the Match:
Pavel Nedvěd (Czech Republic)[3]

Assistant referees:
Sergio Zuccolini (Italy)
Turgay Güdü (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Czech Republic vs France[edit]

Czech Republic 1–2 France
Report
Attendance: 28,100
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
Czech Republic
France
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka
CB 19 Karel Rada
CB 21 Petr Gabriel Yellow card 14' Substituted off 46'
DM 13 Radek Bejbl Substituted off 49'
RM 8 Karel Poborský
CM 11 Tomáš Rosický Substituted off 62'
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
LM 7 Jiří Němec (c) Yellow card 67'
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer
CF 10 Jan Koller
Substitutions:
DF 5 Milan Fukal Substituted in 46'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc Substituted in 49'
MF 15 Marek Jankulovski Yellow card 69' Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec
CZE-FRA 2000-06-16.svg
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram Yellow card 62'
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 2 Vincent Candela
DM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
RM 4 Patrick Vieira
LM 17 Emmanuel Petit Substituted off 46'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
CF 9 Nicolas Anelka Substituted off 55'
CF 12 Thierry Henry Substituted off 89'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted in 46'
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry Substituted in 55'
FW 13 Sylvain Wiltord Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre

Man of the Match:
Thierry Henry (France)[4]

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Eddie Foley (Republic of Ireland)
Fourth official:
Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Denmark vs Netherlands[edit]

Denmark 0–3 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 51,117
Denmark
Netherlands
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 12 Søren Colding
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg Substituted off 82'
LB 5 Jan Heintze
RM 19 Morten Bisgaard
CM 20 Thomas Gravesen Substituted off 67'
CM 7 Allan Nielsen Yellow card 50' Substituted off 61'
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
CF 11 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
MF 15 Stig Tøfting Substituted in 61'
MF 14 Brian Steen Nielsen Substituted in 67'
DF 6 Thomas Helveg Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Sweden Bo Johansson
DEN-NED 2000-06-16.svg
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar Yellow card 80' Substituted off 89'
RB 2 Michael Reiziger Yellow card 10'
CB 13 Bert Konterman Yellow card 56'
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c)
LB 12 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Yellow card 4'
RM 5 Boudewijn Zenden
CM 7 Phillip Cocu
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 11 Marc Overmars Substituted off 62'
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp Substituted off 76'
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert
Substitutions:
MF 16 Ronald de Boer Substituted in 62'
MF 20 Aron Winter Substituted in 76'
GK 22 Sander Westerveld Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard

Man of the Match:
Frank de Boer (Netherlands)[2]

Assistant referees:
Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania)
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

Denmark vs Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark 0–2 Czech Republic
Report
Denmark
Czech Republic
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 6 Thomas Helveg
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg
LB 5 Jan Heintze Substituted off 68'
RM 17 Bjarne Goldbæk
CM 14 Brian Steen Nielsen
CM 15 Stig Tøfting Yellow card 56'
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær Yellow card 52'
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
CF 21 Mikkel Beck Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
DF 12 Søren Colding Substituted in 68'
FW 18 Miklos Molnar Yellow card 85' Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Sweden Bo Johansson
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GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 5 Milan Fukal Yellow card 62'
CB 19 Karel Rada Yellow card 69'
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka
DM 13 Radek Bejbl Substituted off 62'
RM 8 Karel Poborský Yellow card 52'
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 7 Jiří Němec (c)
LM 20 Patrik Berger
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer Substituted off 79'
CF 10 Jan Koller Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Marek Jankulovski Substituted in 62'
FW 9 Pavel Kuka Substituted in 74'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec

Man of the Match:
Vladimír Šmicer (Czech Republic)[5]

Assistant referees:
Carlos Martín Nieto (Spain)
Ivan Lekov (Bulgaria)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

France vs Netherlands[edit]

France 2–3 Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
France
Netherlands
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 19 Christian Karembeu
CB 8 Marcel Desailly (c) Yellow card 75'
CB 18 Frank Leboeuf
LB 2 Vincent Candela
RM 11 Robert Pires
CM 4 Patrick Vieira Yellow card 90' Substituted off 90'
LM 14 Johan Micoud
RF 21 Christophe Dugarry Yellow card 45' Substituted off 67'
CF 20 David Trezeguet
LF 13 Sylvain Wiltord Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff Substituted in 67'
FW 9 Nicolas Anelka Substituted in 80'
MF 7 Didier Deschamps Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre
FRA-NED 2000-06-21.svg
GK 22 Sander Westerveld
RB 15 Paul Bosvelt
CB 3 Jaap Stam
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c)
LB 19 Arthur Numan
RM 11 Marc Overmars Substituted off 90'
CM 7 Phillip Cocu Yellow card 85'
CM 8 Edgar Davids Yellow card 81'
LM 5 Boudewijn Zenden
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp Substituted off 78'
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert Substituted off 60'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Roy Makaay Substituted in 60'
MF 20 Aron Winter Substituted in 78'
FW 14 Peter van Vossen Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard

Man of the Match:
Edgar Davids (Netherlands)[6]

Assistant referees:
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Sergio Zuccolini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Markus Merk (Germany)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smicer brace gives Czechs win". BBC Sport. 21 June 2000. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Zidane and Henry seek Man of the Match hat-trick". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 4 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Michels praises marvellous Nedved". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. ^ "High quality French almost unstoppable". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 October 2000. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Clinical Czech finishing". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 20 March 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Deserved victory for Dutch". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.

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