UEFA Euro 2016 Group A

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Group A of UEFA Euro 2016 contained France, Romania, debutant Albania and Switzerland. France was the only former European champion in this group, having won the championship two times (in 1984 and 2000). Matches were played from 10 to 19 June 2016.

Teams[edit]

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
October 2015[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2016
A1  France 1 Host 28 May 2010 9th 2012 Winners (1984, 2000) 8 17
A2  Romania 3 Group F runner-up 11 October 2015 5th 2008 Quarter-finals (2000) 18 22
A3  Albania 4 Group I runner-up 11 October 2015 1st Debut 31 42
A4   Switzerland 2 Group E runner-up 9 October 2015 4th 2008 Group stage (1996, 2004, 2008) 10 15
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of October 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[edit]

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

In the round of 16,

  • The winner of Group A, France, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group E, Republic of Ireland.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Switzerland, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Poland.

Matches[edit]

France vs Romania[edit]

France 2–1 Romania
Report
France[2]
Romania[2]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny
LB 3 Patrice Evra
CM 15 Paul Pogba Substituted off 77'
CM 5 N'Golo Kanté
CM 14 Blaise Matuidi
RW 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 66'
LW 8 Dimitri Payet Substituted off 90+2'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud Yellow card 69'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Kingsley Coman Substituted in 66'
FW 11 Anthony Martial Substituted in 77'
MF 18 Moussa Sissoko Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c) Yellow card 32'
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore
LB 3 Răzvan Raț Yellow card 45'
CM 10 Nicolae Stanciu Substituted off 72'
CM 5 Ovidiu Hoban
CM 8 Mihai Pintilii
RW 20 Adrian Popa Yellow card 78' Substituted off 82'
LW 19 Bogdan Stancu
CF 14 Florin Andone Substituted off 61'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Denis Alibec Substituted in 61'
MF 7 Alexandru Chipciu Substituted in 72'
MF 11 Gabriel Torje Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu

Man of the Match:
Dimitri Payet (France)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
György Ring (Hungary)
Vencel Tóth (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Reserve assistant referee:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)

Albania vs Switzerland[edit]

Albania 0–1  Switzerland
Report
Albania[6]
Switzerland[6]
GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj
CB 5 Lorik Cana (c) Yellow card 23' Yellow-red card 36'
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj Yellow card 90+2'
LB 7 Ansi Agolli
RM 22 Amir Abrashi
CM 13 Burim Kukeli Yellow card 89'
LM 14 Taulant Xhaka Substituted off 62'
RW 21 Odise Roshi Substituted off 74'
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani
CF 10 Armando Sadiku Substituted off 82'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Ergys Kaçe Yellow card 63' Substituted in 62'
FW 16 Sokol Cikalleshi Substituted in 74'
FW 11 Shkëlzen Gashi Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Italy Gianni De Biasi
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär Yellow card 14'
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami Yellow card 66'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 88'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili Substituted off 76'
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi Substituted off 62'
CF 9 Haris Seferović
Substitutions:
FW 7 Breel Embolo Substituted in 62'
MF 8 Fabian Frei Substituted in 76'
MF 16 Gelson Fernandes Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Reserve assistant referee:
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)

Romania vs Switzerland[edit]

Romania 1–1  Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 43,576[8]
Romania[9]
Switzerland[9]
GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c)
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore Yellow card 76'
LB 3 Răzvan Raț Substituted off 62'
CM 18 Andrei Prepeliță Yellow card 22'
CM 8 Mihai Pintilii Substituted off 46'
RW 11 Gabriel Torje
AM 19 Bogdan Stancu Substituted off 84'
LW 7 Alexandru Chipciu Yellow card 24'
CF 13 Claudiu Keșerü Yellow card 37'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Ovidiu Hoban Substituted in 46'
DF 16 Steliano Filip Substituted in 62'
FW 14 Florin Andone Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami
CM 10 Granit Xhaka Yellow card 50'
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 90+1'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili Substituted off 83'
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off 63'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Breel Embolo Yellow card 90+4' Substituted in 63'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted in 83'
FW 17 Shani Tarashaj Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
Nikolai Golubev (Russia)
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Additional assistant referees:
Sergey Lapochkin (Russia)
Sergey Ivanov (Russia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Vitali Maliutsin (Belarus)

France vs Albania[edit]

France 2–0 Albania
Report
France[12]
Albania[12]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny
LB 3 Patrice Evra
CM 5 N'Golo Kanté Yellow card 88'
CM 14 Blaise Matuidi
RW 20 Kingsley Coman Substituted off 68'
AM 8 Dimitri Payet
LW 11 Anthony Martial Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted off 77'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Paul Pogba Substituted in 46'
FW 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted in 68'
FW 10 André-Pierre Gignac Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj
CB 18 Arlind Ajeti Substituted off 85'
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj
LB 7 Ansi Agolli (c)
DM 13 Burim Kukeli Yellow card 55' Substituted off 74'
CM 22 Amir Abrashi Yellow card 81'
CM 9 Ledian Memushaj
RW 2 Andi Lila Substituted off 71'
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani
CF 10 Armando Sadiku
Substitutions:
MF 21 Odise Roshi Substituted in 71'
MF 14 Taulant Xhaka Substituted in 74'
DF 6 Freddie Veseli Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Italy Gianni De Biasi

Man of the Match:
Dimitri Payet (France)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland)
Francis Connor (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Michael Oliver (England)
Additional assistant referees:
Bobby Madden (Scotland)
John Beaton (Scotland)
Reserve assistant referee:
Michael Mullarkey (England)

Romania vs Albania[edit]

Romania 0–1 Albania
Report
Romania[15]
Albania[15]
GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru Yellow card 85'
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c)
LB 2 Alexandru Mățel Yellow card 54'
CM 18 Andrei Prepeliță Substituted off 46'
CM 5 Ovidiu Hoban
RW 20 Adrian Popa Substituted off 68'
AM 10 Nicolae Stanciu
RW 19 Bogdan Stancu
CF 9 Denis Alibec Substituted off 57'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Lucian Sânmărtean Substituted in 46'
MF 11 Gabriel Torje Yellow card 90+3' Substituted in 57'
FW 14 Florin Andone Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
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GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj Yellow card 90+4'
CB 18 Arlind Ajeti
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj
LB 7 Ansi Agolli (c)
DM 8 Migjen Basha Yellow card 6' Substituted off 83'
CM 22 Amir Abrashi
CM 9 Ledian Memushaj Yellow card 85'
RW 2 Andi Lila
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani Substituted off 77'
CF 10 Armando Sadiku Substituted off 59'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Bekim Balaj Substituted in 59'
MF 21 Odise Roshi Substituted in 77'
DF 5 Lorik Cana Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Italy Gianni De Biasi

Man of the Match:
Arlind Ajeti (Albania)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)
Tomáš Mokrusch (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Petr Ardeleánu (Czech Republic)
Michal Paták (Czech Republic)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Switzerland vs France[edit]

Switzerland  0–0 France
Report
Switzerland[18]
France[18]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 79'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi Substituted off 86'
CF 7 Breel Embolo Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Haris Seferović Substituted in 74'
MF 16 Gelson Fernandes Substituted in 79'
DF 6 Michael Lang Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vladimir Petković
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GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami Yellow card 25'
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny Yellow card 83'
LB 3 Patrice Evra
RM 18 Moussa Sissoko
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye
LM 15 Paul Pogba
RW 20 Kingsley Coman Substituted off 63'
LW 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 77'
CF 10 André-Pierre Gignac
Substitutions:
MF 8 Dimitri Payet Substituted in 63'
MF 14 Blaise Matuidi Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps

Man of the Match:
Yann Sommer (Switzerland)[19]

Assistant referees:[4]
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mark Borsch (Germany)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Time Summary – France v Romania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – France v Romania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ Kell, Tom (10 June 2016). "Payet strikes late to hand victory to France". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Who is the referee? UEFA EURO 2016 appointments". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Full Time Summary – Albania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Albania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Atkin, John (11 June 2016). "Switzerland hold on against ten-man Albania". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Romania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Romania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  10. ^ Foulerton, Jim (15 June 2016). "Mehmedi strike earns Swiss valuable point". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – France v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – France v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  13. ^ Harrison, Wayne (15 June 2016). "Last-gasp France defeat Albania to reach last 16". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Romania v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Romania v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ Burke, Chris (19 June 2016). "Albania await their fate after historic victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Switzerland v France" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Switzerland v France" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  19. ^ Haslam, Andrew (19 June 2016). "Stalemate takes Swiss through with France". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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