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UEFA Euro 1996

1996 edition of the UEFA Euro

The UEFA Euro 1996 was the 10th UEFA European Football Championship tournament. Its formal name was the 1996 UEFA European Football Championship. It was held in 8 June to 30 June. All the European football teams could compete. The defending champion was Denmark. The tournament was hosted in England. 16 teams were qualified for the final group stage. The winner of the tournament was Germany after defeating Czech Republic.

UEFA Euro 1996
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates8 June – 30 June
Teams16
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (3rd title)
Runners-up Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored64 (2.06 per match)
Attendance1,275,857 (41,157 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Alan Shearer (5 goals)
Best playerGermany Matthias Sammer
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QualificationEdit

Qualification began on September 1994 and ended on December 1995. The following teams qualified:

Country Qualified as
  England 00Hosts
  Romania 10Group 1 winner
  France 05Group 1 runners-up
  Spain 13Group 2 winner
  Denmark 04Group 2 runners-up
  Switzerland 14Group 3 winner
  Turkey 15Group 3 runners-up
  Croatia 02Group 4 winner
  Italy 07Group 4 runners-up
  Czech Republic3 03Group 5 winner
  Portugal 09Group 6 winner
  Germany4 06Group 7 winner
  Bulgaria 01Group 7 runners-up
  Russia5 11Group 8 winner
  Scotland 12Group 8 runners-up
  Netherlands 08Play-off winner

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Team advanced to the quarter-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
  Scotland 3 1 1 1 1 2 –1 4
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Spain 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
  Romania 3 0 0 3 1 4 –3 0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5 6 –1 4
  Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Russia 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1

Czech Republic was placed on top of Italy because of their previous match against each other (2 – 1)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Turkey 3 0 0 3 0 5 –5 0

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
22 June        
   France  0 (5)
26 June
   Netherlands  0 (4)  
   France  0 (5)
23 June
     Czech Republic  0 (6)  
   Czech Republic  1
30 June
   Portugal  0  
   Czech Republic  1
23 June
     Germany  2
   Germany  2
26 June
   Croatia  1  
   Germany  1 (6)
22 June
     England  1 (5)  
   Spain  0 (2)
   England  0 (4)  
 UEFA Euro 1996 Winners 
 
Germany
3rd title