UEFA Euro 2016 Group E

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Group E of UEFA Euro 2016 contained Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland and Sweden. Italy was the only former European champion in this group, having won in 1968. Matches were played from 13 to 22 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
E1  Belgium 1 Group B winner 10 October 2015 5th 2000 Runners-up (1980) 5 2
E2  Italy 2 Group H winner 10 October 2015 9th 2012 Winners (1968) 6 12
E3  Republic of Ireland 4 Play-off winner 16 November 2015 3rd 2012 Group stage (1988, 2012) 23 33
E4  Sweden 3 Play-off winner 17 November 2015 6th 2012 Semi-finals (1992) 16 35
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  Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16,

  • The winner of Group E, Italy, advanced to play the runner-up of Group D, Spain.
  • The runner-up of Group E, Belgium, advanced to play the winner of Group F, Hungary.
  • The third-placed team of Group E, Republic of Ireland, advanced to play the winner of Group A, France.

Matches[edit]

Republic of Ireland vs Sweden[edit]

Republic of Ireland 1–1 Sweden
Report
Republic of Ireland[2]
Sweden[2]
GK 23 Darren Randolph
RB 2 Séamus Coleman
CB 4 John O'Shea (c)
CB 3 Ciaran Clark
LB 19 Robbie Brady
CM 8 James McCarthy Yellow card 43' Substituted off 85'
CM 6 Glenn Whelan Yellow card 77'
CM 13 Jeff Hendrick
AM 20 Wes Hoolahan Substituted off 78'
CF 14 Jonathan Walters Substituted off 64'
CF 9 Shane Long
Substitutions:
MF 11 James McClean Substituted in 64'
FW 10 Robbie Keane Substituted in 78'
MF 7 Aiden McGeady Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
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GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 2 Mikael Lustig Substituted off 45'
CB 14 Victor Lindelöf Yellow card 61'
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist
LB 5 Martin Olsson
RM 7 Sebastian Larsson
CM 18 Oscar Lewicki Substituted off 86'
CM 9 Kim Källström
LM 6 Emil Forsberg
CF 11 Marcus Berg Substituted off 59'
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
Substitutions:
DF 3 Erik Johansson Substituted in 45'
FW 20 John Guidetti Substituted in 59'
MF 8 Albin Ekdal Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén

Man of the Match:
Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
Milovan Ristić (Serbia)
Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Nenad Đokić (Serbia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)

Belgium vs Italy[edit]

Belgium 0–2 Italy
Report
Belgium[6]
Italy[6]
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
RB 23 Laurent Ciman Substituted off 76'
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 3 Thomas Vermaelen
LB 5 Jan Vertonghen Yellow card 90+2'
CM 4 Radja Nainggolan Substituted off 62'
CM 6 Axel Witsel
RW 7 Kevin De Bruyne
AM 8 Marouane Fellaini
LW 10 Eden Hazard (c)
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 73'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted in 62'
FW 17 Divock Origi Substituted in 73'
FW 11 Yannick Carrasco Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Marc Wilmots
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GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c)
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci Yellow card 78'
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini Yellow card 65'
DM 16 Daniele De Rossi Substituted off 78'
RW 6 Antonio Candreva
CM 18 Marco Parolo
CM 23 Emanuele Giaccherini
LW 4 Matteo Darmian Substituted off 58'
CF 9 Graziano Pellè
CF 17 Éder Yellow card 75' Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Mattia De Sciglio Substituted in 58'
FW 11 Ciro Immobile Substituted in 75'
MF 10 Thiago Motta Yellow card 84' Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Antonio Conte

Man of the Match:
Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Simon Beck (England)
Jake Collin (England)
Fourth official:
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Additional assistant referees:
Anthony Taylor (England)
Andre Marriner (England)
Reserve assistant referee:
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)

Italy vs Sweden[edit]

Italy 1–0 Sweden
Report
Attendance: 29,600[8]
Italy[9]
Sweden[9]
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c) Yellow card 90+3'
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
RW 8 Alessandro Florenzi Substituted off 85'
CM 18 Marco Parolo
CM 16 Daniele De Rossi Yellow card 69' Substituted off 74'
CM 23 Emanuele Giaccherini
LW 6 Antonio Candreva
CF 9 Graziano Pellè Substituted off 60'
CF 17 Éder
Substitutions:
FW 7 Simone Zaza Substituted in 60'
MF 10 Thiago Motta Substituted in 74'
MF 14 Stefano Sturaro Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Antonio Conte
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GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 14 Victor Lindelöf
CB 3 Erik Johansson
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist
LB 5 Martin Olsson Yellow card 90'
RM 7 Sebastian Larsson
CM 8 Albin Ekdal Substituted off 79'
CM 9 Kim Källström
LM 6 Emil Forsberg Substituted off 79'
CF 20 John Guidetti Substituted off 85'
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
Substitutions:
MF 21 Jimmy Durmaz Substituted in 79'
MF 18 Oscar Lewicki Substituted in 79'
FW 11 Marcus Berg Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén

Man of the Match:
Éder (Italy)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
György Ring (Hungary)
Vencel Tóth (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Clément Turpin (France)
Additional assistant referees:
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Reserve assistant referee:
Nicolas Danos (France)

Belgium vs Republic of Ireland[edit]

Belgium 3–0 Republic of Ireland
Report
Belgium[12]
Republic of Ireland[12]
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
RB 16 Thomas Meunier
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 3 Thomas Vermaelen Yellow card 49'
LB 5 Jan Vertonghen
CM 6 Axel Witsel
CM 19 Moussa Dembélé Substituted off 57'
RW 11 Yannick Carrasco Substituted off 64'
AM 7 Kevin De Bruyne
LW 10 Eden Hazard (c)
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 83'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Radja Nainggolan Substituted in 57'
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted in 64'
FW 20 Christian Benteke Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Marc Wilmots
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GK 23 Darren Randolph
RB 2 Séamus Coleman
CB 4 John O'Shea (c)
CB 3 Ciaran Clark
LB 17 Stephen Ward
RM 13 Jeff Hendrick Yellow card 42'
CM 6 Glenn Whelan
CM 8 James McCarthy Substituted off 62'
LM 19 Robbie Brady
SS 20 Wes Hoolahan Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Shane Long Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
MF 11 James McClean Substituted in 62'
MF 7 Aiden McGeady Substituted in 71'
FW 10 Robbie Keane Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill

Man of the Match:
Axel Witsel (Belgium)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Benoît Bastien (France)
Additional assistant referees:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Barış Şimşek (Turkey)
Reserve assistant referee:
Frédéric Cano (France)

Italy vs Republic of Ireland[edit]

Italy 0–1 Republic of Ireland
Report
Italy[15]
Republic of Ireland[15]
GK 12 Salvatore Sirigu Yellow card 39'
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli Yellow card 78'
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci (c)
CB 5 Angelo Ogbonna
DM 10 Thiago Motta
RW 21 Federico Bernardeschi Substituted off 60'
CM 14 Stefano Sturaro
CM 8 Alessandro Florenzi
LW 2 Mattia De Sciglio Substituted off 81'
CF 7 Simone Zaza Yellow card 87'
CF 11 Ciro Immobile Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Matteo Darmian Substituted in 60'
FW 20 Lorenzo Insigne Yellow card 90+1' Substituted in 74'
MF 22 Stephan El Shaarawy Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Antonio Conte
ITA-IRL 2016-06-22.svg
GK 23 Darren Randolph
RB 2 Séamus Coleman (c)
CB 12 Shane Duffy
CB 5 Richard Keogh
LB 17 Stephen Ward Yellow card 73'
RM 13 Jeff Hendrick
CM 11 James McClean
CM 8 James McCarthy Substituted off 77'
LM 19 Robbie Brady
SS 21 Daryl Murphy Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Shane Long Yellow card 39' Substituted off 90'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Aiden McGeady Substituted in 70'
MF 20 Wes Hoolahan Substituted in 77'
MF 22 Stephen Quinn Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill

Man of the Match:
Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Octavian Șovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Alexandru Tudor (Romania)
Sebastian Colţescu (Romania)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Sweden vs Belgium[edit]

Sweden 0–1 Belgium
Report
Attendance: 34,011[17]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Sweden[18]
Belgium[18]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 14 Victor Lindelöf
CB 3 Erik Johansson Yellow card 36'
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist
LB 5 Martin Olsson
RM 7 Sebastian Larsson Substituted off 70'
CM 8 Albin Ekdal Yellow card 33'
CM 9 Kim Källström
LM 6 Emil Forsberg Substituted off 82'
CF 11 Marcus Berg Substituted off 63'
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
Substitutions:
FW 20 John Guidetti Substituted in 63'
MF 21 Jimmy Durmaz Substituted in 70'
MF 22 Erkan Zengin Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
SWE-BEL 2016-06-22.svg
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
RB 16 Thomas Meunier Yellow card 30'
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 3 Thomas Vermaelen
LB 5 Jan Vertonghen
CM 4 Radja Nainggolan
CM 6 Axel Witsel Yellow card 45+1'
RW 11 Yannick Carrasco Substituted off 71'
AM 7 Kevin De Bruyne
LW 10 Eden Hazard (c) Substituted off 90+3'
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 87'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted in 71'
FW 20 Christian Benteke Substituted in 87'
FW 17 Divock Origi Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Marc Wilmots

Man of the Match:
Eden Hazard (Belgium)[19]

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:
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Time Summary – Republic of Ireland v Sweden" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Republic of Ireland v Sweden" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ Adams, Sam (13 June 2016). "Clark own goal salvages point for Sweden against Ireland". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 13 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 – Belgium v Italy" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Belgium v Italy" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  7. ^ Burke, Chris (13 June 2016). "Impressive Italy leave Belgium floored". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Italy v Sweden" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Italy v Sweden" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  10. ^ Saffer, Paul (17 June 2016). "Éder sparks ecstasy as Italy go through". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – Belgium v Republic of Ireland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Belgium v Republic of Ireland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  13. ^ Saffer, Paul (18 June 2016). "Belgium find best form to beat Ireland". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Italy v Republic of Ireland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Italy v Republic of Ireland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  16. ^ Adams, Sam (22 June 2016). "Brady sends euphoric Ireland into the last 16". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Sweden v Belgium" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Sweden v Belgium" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  19. ^ Harrison, Wayne (22 June 2016). "Belgium's Nainggolan floors Sweden with late strike". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 22 June 2016.

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