UEFA Euro 2004 Group B

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Group B of UEFA Euro 2004 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 13 June and was completed on 21 June. The group consisted of defending champions France, England, Croatia and Switzerland.

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

Teams[edit]

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 2003[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2004
B1  France 1 Group 1 winner 10 September 2003 6th 2000 Winners (1984, 2000) 1 2
B2  England 2 Group 7 winner 11 October 2003 7th 2000 Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996) 7 13
B3   Switzerland 4 Group 10 winner 11 October 2003 2nd 1996 Group stage (1996) 22 47
B4  Croatia 3 Play-off winner 19 November 2003 2nd 1996 Quarter-finals (1996) 11 20
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2003 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  England 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3  Croatia 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
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, Greece.
  • The runner-up of Group B, England, advanced to play the winner of Group A, Portugal.

Matches[edit]

Switzerland vs Croatia[edit]

Switzerland  0–0 Croatia
Report
Switzerland
Croatia
GK 1 Jörg Stiel (c) Yellow card 73'
RB 2 Bernt Haas
CB 5 Murat Yakin
CB 20 Patrick Müller
LB 17 Christoph Spycher
RM 18 Benjamin Huggel Yellow card 41'
CM 6 Johann Vogel Yellow card 4' Yellow-red card 50'
LM 8 Raphaël Wicky Substituted off 83'
AM 10 Hakan Yakin Substituted off 87'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 55'
CF 9 Alexander Frei
Substitutions:
MF 16 Fabio Celestini Substituted in 55'
DF 4 Stéphane Henchoz Substituted in 83'
MF 15 Daniel Gygax Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Köbi Kuhn
SUI-CRO 2004-06-13.svg
GK 12 Tomislav Butina
RB 13 Dario Šimić Substituted off 61'
CB 21 Robert Kovač
CB 3 Josip Šimunić
LB 6 Boris Živković (c) Yellow card 51'
RM 19 Ivica Mornar Yellow card 52'
CM 10 Niko Kovač
CM 22 Nenad Bjelica Yellow card 30' Substituted off 74'
LM 18 Ivica Olić Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Dado Pršo Yellow card 13'
CF 11 Tomo Šokota
Substitutions:
MF 7 Milan Rapaić Yellow card 48' Substituted in 46'
MF 8 Darijo Srna Substituted in 61'
MF 20 Đovani Roso Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Otto Barić

Man of the Match:
Jörg Stiel (Switzerland)[1]

Assistant referees:
Paulo Januário (Portugal)
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Terje Hauge (Norway)

France vs England[edit]

France 2–1 England
Report
Attendance: 62,487
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
France
England
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 5 William Gallas
CB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 13 Mikaël Silvestre Yellow card 72' Substituted off 79'
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
RM 7 Robert Pires Yellow card 49' Substituted off 76'
CM 4 Patrick Vieira
CM 6 Claude Makelele Substituted off 90+4'
LM 10 Zinedine Zidane (c)
CF 20 David Trezeguet
CF 12 Thierry Henry
Substitutions:
FW 11 Sylvain Wiltord Substituted in 76'
DF 19 Willy Sagnol Substituted in 79'
MF 17 Olivier Dacourt Substituted in 90+4'
Manager:
Jacques Santini
FRA-ENG 2004-06-13.svg
GK 1 David James Yellow card 90+2'
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 15 Ledley King
CB 6 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 11 Frank Lampard Yellow card 71'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard
LM 8 Paul Scholes Yellow card 54' Substituted off 76'
CF 9 Wayne Rooney Substituted off 76'
CF 10 Michael Owen Substituted off 69'
Substitutions:
FW 23 Darius Vassell Substituted in 69'
MF 18 Owen Hargreaves Substituted in 76'
FW 21 Emile Heskey Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Zinedine Zidane (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Christian Schräer (Germany)
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Fourth official:
Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

England vs Switzerland[edit]

England 3–0  Switzerland
Report
England
Switzerland
GK 1 David James
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 John Terry
CB 6 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 4 Steven Gerrard
CM 11 Frank Lampard
LM 8 Paul Scholes Substituted off 70'
CF 10 Michael Owen Substituted off 72'
CF 9 Wayne Rooney Yellow card 18' Substituted off 83'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Owen Hargreaves Substituted in 70'
FW 23 Darius Vassell Substituted in 72'
MF 20 Kieron Dyer Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
ENG-SUI 2004-06-17.svg
GK 1 Jörg Stiel (c)
RB 2 Bernt Haas Yellow card 49' Yellow-red card 60'
CB 5 Murat Yakin
CB 20 Patrick Müller
LB 17 Christoph Spycher
RM 18 Benjamin Huggel
CM 16 Fabio Celestini Yellow card 23' Substituted off 54'
LM 8 Raphaël Wicky
AM 10 Hakan Yakin Substituted off 84'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Alexander Frei
Substitutions:
MF 15 Daniel Gygax Substituted in 46'
MF 7 Ricardo Cabanas Substituted in 54'
FW 22 Johan Vonlanthen Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Köbi Kuhn

Man of the Match:
Wayne Rooney (England)[3]

Assistant referees:
Yury Dupanaw (Belarus)
Vladimir Eniutin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Croatia vs France[edit]

Croatia 2–2 France
Report
Croatia
France
GK 12 Tomislav Butina
RB 13 Dario Šimić (c)
CB 5 Igor Tudor Yellow card 39'
CB 21 Robert Kovač Yellow card 64'
LB 3 Josip Šimunić
RM 20 Đovani Roso Yellow card 61'
CM 10 Niko Kovač
CM 22 Nenad Bjelica Substituted off 68'
LM 7 Milan Rapaić Substituted off 87'
CF 9 Dado Pršo
CF 11 Tomo Šokota Substituted off 73'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Jerko Leko Yellow card 78' Substituted in 68'
FW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted in 73'
FW 19 Ivica Mornar Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Otto Barić
CRO-FRA 2004-06-17.svg
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 5 William Gallas Substituted off 81'
CB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly (c)
LB 13 Mikaël Silvestre
RM 11 Sylvain Wiltord Substituted off 70'
CM 17 Olivier Dacourt Yellow card 60' Substituted off 79'
CM 4 Patrick Vieira Yellow card 32'
LM 10 Zinedine Zidane
CF 20 David Trezeguet
CF 12 Thierry Henry
Substitutions:
MF 7 Robert Pires Substituted in 70'
MF 18 Benoît Pedretti Substituted in 79'
DF 19 Willy Sagnol Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Jacques Santini

Man of the Match:
Dado Pršo (Croatia)[4]

Assistant referees:
Jørgen Jepsen (Denmark)
Jens Larsen (Denmark)
Fourth official:
Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Croatia vs England[edit]

Croatia 2–4 England
Report
Attendance: 57,047
Croatia
England
GK 12 Tomislav Butina
RB 13 Dario Šimić Yellow card 63' Substituted off 67'
CB 5 Igor Tudor
CB 21 Robert Kovač Substituted off 46'
LB 3 Josip Šimunić
RM 20 Đovani Roso
CM 10 Niko Kovač
CM 6 Boris Živković (c)
LM 7 Milan Rapaić Substituted off 55'
CF 9 Dado Pršo
CF 11 Tomo Šokota
Substitutions:
FW 19 Ivica Mornar Substituted in 46'
FW 18 Ivica Olić Substituted in 55'
MF 8 Darijo Srna Substituted in 67'
Manager:
Otto Barić
CRO-ENG 2004-06-21.svg
GK 1 David James
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 John Terry
CB 6 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 11 Frank Lampard Substituted off 84'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard
LM 8 Paul Scholes Substituted off 70'
CF 10 Michael Owen
CF 9 Wayne Rooney Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Ledley King Substituted in 70'
FW 23 Darius Vassell Substituted in 72'
DF 14 Phil Neville Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Wayne Rooney (England)[5]

Assistant referees:
Marco Ivaldi (Italy)
Narciso Pisacreta (Italy)
Fourth official:
Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)

Switzerland vs France[edit]

Switzerland  1–3 France
Report
Switzerland
France
GK 1 Jörg Stiel (c)
RB 4 Stéphane Henchoz Substituted off 85'
CB 5 Murat Yakin
CB 20 Patrick Müller
LB 17 Christoph Spycher
RM 7 Ricardo Cabanas
CM 6 Johann Vogel
LM 8 Raphaël Wicky Yellow card 66'
AM 15 Daniel Gygax Substituted off 85'
AM 10 Hakan Yakin Yellow card 43' Substituted off 60'
CF 22 Johan Vonlanthen
Substitutions:
MF 18 Benjamin Huggel Yellow card 75' Substituted in 60'
DF 14 Ludovic Magnin Substituted in 85'
FW 21 Milaim Rama Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Köbi Kuhn
SUI-FRA 2004-06-21.svg
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 19 Willy Sagnol Substituted off 46'
CB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 13 Mikaël Silvestre
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
RM 10 Zinedine Zidane (c)
CM 4 Patrick Vieira
CM 6 Claude Makelele
LM 7 Robert Pires
CF 20 David Trezeguet Substituted off 75'
CF 12 Thierry Henry Yellow card 47'
Substitutions:
DF 5 William Gallas Substituted in 46' Substituted off 90+2'
FW 9 Louis Saha Substituted in 75'
DF 2 Jean-Alain Boumsong Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Jacques Santini

Man of the Match:
Zinedine Zidane (France)[6]

Assistant referees:
Igor Sramka (Slovakia)
Martin Balko (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jörg Stiel". Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Zinedine Zidane". Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Wayne Rooney". Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Dado Pršo". Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Wayne Rooney". Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Zinedine Zidane". Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2004. Archived from the original on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.

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