UEFA Euro 2016 Group B

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Group B of UEFA Euro 2016 contained England, Russia, Wales and Slovakia. Within this group only Russia was a former European champion, having won as the Soviet Union in 1960. This was Wales' and Slovakia's first appearance at the European Championship. Matches were played from 11 to 20 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
B1  England 1 Group E winner 5 September 2015 9th 2012 Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996) 3 11
B2  Russia[nb 2] 2 Group G runner-up 12 October 2015 11th 2012 Winners (1960) 9 29
B3  Wales 4 Group B runner-up 10 October 2015 1st Debut 28 26
B4  Slovakia 3 Group C runner-up 12 October 2015 1st Debut 19 24
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of October 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16,

  • The winner of Group B, Wales, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group C, Northern Ireland.
  • The runner-up of Group B, England, advanced to play the runner-up of Group F, Iceland.
  • The third-placed team of Group B, Slovakia, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Germany.

Matches[edit]

Wales vs Slovakia[edit]

Wales 2–1 Slovakia
Report
Wales[2]
Slovakia[2]
GK 21 Danny Ward
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies
CM 7 Joe Allen
CM 14 David Edwards Substituted off 69'
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey Substituted off 88'
RW 2 Chris Gunter
LW 3 Neil Taylor
CF 20 Jonny Williams Substituted off 71'
CF 11 Gareth Bale
Substitutions:
MF 16 Joe Ledley Substituted in 69'
FW 9 Hal Robson-Kanu Substituted in 71'
DF 15 Jazz Richards Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Chris Coleman
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GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c) Yellow card 90+2'
CB 4 Ján Ďurica
LB 18 Dušan Švento
CM 19 Juraj Kucka Yellow card 83'
CM 13 Patrik Hrošovský Yellow card 31' Substituted off 60'
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak Yellow card 78'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss Yellow card 80' Substituted off 83'
CF 21 Michal Ďuriš Substituted off 59'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Adam Nemec Substituted in 59'
MF 8 Ondrej Duda Substituted in 60'
MF 10 Miroslav Stoch Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Ján Kozák

Man of the Match:
Joe Allen (Wales)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
Kim Thomas Haglund (Norway)
Frank Andås (Norway)
Fourth official:
Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Additional assistant referees:
Ken Henry Johnsen (Norway)
Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)
Reserve assistant referee:
Vitali Maliutsin (Belarus)

England vs Russia[edit]

England 1–1 Russia
Report
Attendance: 62,343[5]
England[6]
Russia[6]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 Gary Cahill Yellow card 62'
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 3 Danny Rose
CM 20 Dele Alli
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 10 Wayne Rooney (c) Substituted off 78'
RW 8 Adam Lallana
LW 7 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 87'
CF 9 Harry Kane
Substitutions:
MF 18 Jack Wilshere Substituted in 78'
MF 4 James Milner Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
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GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
LB 21 Georgi Shchennikov Yellow card 72'
CM 5 Roman Neustädter Substituted off 80'
CM 13 Aleksandr Golovin Substituted off 77'
RW 10 Fyodor Smolov Substituted off 85'
AM 17 Oleg Shatov
LW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
MF 15 Roman Shirokov Substituted in 77'
MF 8 Denis Glushakov Substituted in 80'
MF 11 Pavel Mamayev Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky

Man of the Match:
Eric Dier (England)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Antonio Damato (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Russia vs Slovakia[edit]

Russia 1–2 Slovakia
Report
Russia[9]
Slovakia[9]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 21 Georgi Shchennikov
CM 13 Aleksandr Golovin Substituted off 46'
CM 5 Roman Neustädter Substituted off 46'
RW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin Substituted off 75'
AM 17 Oleg Shatov
LW 10 Fyodor Smolov
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
MF 11 Pavel Mamayev Substituted in 46'
MF 8 Denis Glushakov Substituted in 46'
MF 15 Roman Shirokov Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky
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GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c)
CB 4 Ján Ďurica Yellow card 46'
LB 15 Tomáš Hubočan
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
CM 22 Viktor Pečovský
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak Substituted off 80'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss Substituted off 72'
CF 8 Ondrej Duda Substituted off 67'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Adam Nemec Substituted in 67'
DF 18 Dušan Švento Substituted in 72'
FW 21 Michal Ďuriš Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Ján Kozák

Man of the Match:
Marek Hamšík (Slovakia)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)

England vs Wales[edit]

England 2–1 Wales
Report
Attendance: 34,033[11]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
England[12]
Wales[12]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 Gary Cahill
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 3 Danny Rose
CM 20 Dele Alli
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 10 Wayne Rooney (c)
RW 8 Adam Lallana Substituted off 73'
LW 7 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Harry Kane Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Daniel Sturridge Substituted in 46'
FW 11 Jamie Vardy Substituted in 46'
FW 22 Marcus Rashford Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
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GK 1 Wayne Hennessey
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies Yellow card 61'
RWB 2 Chris Gunter
LWB 3 Neil Taylor
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey
CM 16 Joe Ledley Substituted off 67'
CM 7 Joe Allen
CF 9 Hal Robson-Kanu Substituted off 72'
CF 11 Gareth Bale
Substitutions:
MF 14 David Edwards Substituted in 67'
MF 20 Jonny Williams Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Chris Coleman

Man of the Match:
Kyle Walker (England)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Reserve assistant referee:
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)

Russia vs Wales[edit]

Russia 0–3 Wales
Report
Russia[15]
Wales[15]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski Substituted off 46'
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 23 Dmitri Kombarov
CM 11 Pavel Mamayev Yellow card 64'
CM 8 Denis Glushakov
RW 10 Fyodor Smolov Substituted off 70'
AM 15 Roman Shirokov (c) Substituted off 52'
LW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
DF 6 Aleksei Berezutski Substituted in 46'
MF 13 Aleksandr Golovin Substituted in 52'
MF 19 Aleksandr Samedov Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky
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GK 1 Wayne Hennessey
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies
RWB 2 Chris Gunter
LWB 3 Neil Taylor
CM 7 Joe Allen Substituted off 74'
CM 16 Joe Ledley Substituted off 76'
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey
CF 11 Gareth Bale Substituted off 83'
CF 18 Sam Vokes Yellow card 16'
Substitutions:
MF 14 David Edwards Substituted in 74'
MF 8 Andy King Substituted in 76'
FW 23 Simon Church Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Chris Coleman

Man of the Match:
Aaron Ramsey (Wales)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)

Slovakia vs England[edit]

Slovakia 0–0 England
Report
Slovakia[18]
England[18]
GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c)
CB 4 Ján Ďurica
LB 15 Tomáš Hubočan
DM 22 Viktor Pečovský Yellow card 24' Substituted off 67'
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss Substituted off 78'
CF 8 Ondrej Duda Substituted off 57'
Substitutions:
DF 18 Dušan Švento Substituted in 57'
DF 5 Norbert Gyömbér Substituted in 67'
DF 14 Milan Škriniar Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Ján Kozák
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GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 12 Nathaniel Clyne
CB 5 Gary Cahill (c)
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 21 Ryan Bertrand Yellow card 52'
CM 14 Jordan Henderson
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 18 Jack Wilshere Substituted off 56'
RW 8 Adam Lallana Substituted off 61'
LW 15 Daniel Sturridge Substituted off 76'
CF 11 Jamie Vardy
Substitutions:
FW 10 Wayne Rooney Substituted in 56'
MF 20 Dele Alli Substituted in 61'
FW 9 Harry Kane Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Matúš Kozáčik (Slovakia)[19]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Antonio Damato (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Reserve assistant referee:
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Time Summary – Wales v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Wales v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ Saffer, Paul (11 June 2016). "Wales beat Slovakia on dream debut". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 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 – England v Russia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – England v Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Harrison, Wayne (11 June 2016). "Late Berezutski header denies England victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Russia v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Russia v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  10. ^ Wirth, Jim (15 June 2016). "Hamšík's Slovakia one-two sends Russia reeling". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – England v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  13. ^ Kell, Tom (16 June 2016). "Sturridge earns England late comeback win against Wales". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Russia v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Russia v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  16. ^ Saffer, Paul (20 June 2016). "Wonderful Wales win group and oust Russia". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Slovakia v England" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Slovakia v England" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  19. ^ Burke, Chris (20 June 2016). "England second after Slovakia stalemate". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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