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Group A of UEFA Euro 1996 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 8 June and was completed on 18 June. The group consisted of hosts England, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scotland.[1]

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

Contents

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
May 1996
A1 (seed)   England Host 5 May 1992 5th 1992 Third place (1968) 24
A2    Switzerland Group 3 winner 11 October 1995 1st Debut 21
A3   Netherlands Play-off winner 13 December 1995 5th 1992 Winners (1988) 13
A4   Scotland Group 8 runner-up (4th best runner-up) 15 November 1995 2nd 1992 Group stage (1992) 31

StandingsEdit

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

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group A, England, advanced to play the runner-up of Group B, Spain.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Netherlands, advanced to play the winner of Group B, France.

MatchesEdit

England vs SwitzerlandEdit

England  1–1   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 76,567
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville   26'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)   80'
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne   77'
LM 17 Steve McManaman   70'
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham   70'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
Substitutions:
MF 20 Steve Stone   70'
MF 14 Nick Barmby   70'
MF 7 David Platt   77'
Manager:
Terry Venables
 
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega   89'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin   43'
CM 17 Johann Vogel   28'
CM 5 Alain Geiger (c)   71'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin   67'
CF 9 Marco Grassi   84'
CF 14 Kübilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
FW 11 Stéphane Chapuisat   67'
MF 16 Marcel Koller   71'
Manager:
  Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Alan Shearer (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Joaquin Olmos Gonzalez (Spain)
Fernando Tresaco Gracia (Spain)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

Netherlands vs ScotlandEdit

Netherlands  0–0  Scotland
Report
Attendance: 34,363
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 18 Johan de Kock
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer (c)   68'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 14 Richard Witschge   26'   78'
RF 7 Gaston Taument   28'   63'
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp
LF 17 Jordi Cruyff
Substitutions:
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert   63'
MF 12 Aron Winter   68'
MF 20 Philip Cocu   78'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink
 
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie   85'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd   4'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
CM 11 John Collins
RF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 18 Kevin Gallacher   32'   56'
LF 20 Scott Booth   46'
Substitutions:
FW 7 John Spencer   46'
MF 17 Billy McKinlay   56'
MF 16 Craig Burley   85'
Manager:
Craig Brown

Man of the Match:
Gary McAllister (Scotland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Kenneth Petersson (Sweden)
Mikael Hansson (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)

Switzerland vs NetherlandsEdit

Switzerland   0–2  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 36,800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 15 Ramon Vega
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 13 Sébastien Jeanneret   32'   69'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin
CM 17 Johann Vogel
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
RF 9 Marco Grassi   72'
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat   40'
LF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz   62'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti   69'
Manager:
  Artur Jorge
 
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Danny Blind (c)
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer   80'
CM 12 Aron Winter
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf   14'   26'
LM 14 Richard Witschge
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff   84'
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp
LF 11 Peter Hoekstra
Substitutions:
DF 18 Johan de Kock   26'
MF 8 Edgar Davids   80'
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert   84'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)[2]

Assistant referees:
Ivan Borissov Lekov (Bulgaria)
Iordan Iordanov (Bulgaria)
Fourth official:
Stefan Ormandjiev (Bulgaria)

Scotland vs EnglandEdit

Scotland  0–2  England
Report
Attendance: 76,864
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 2 Stewart McKimmie
CB 4 Colin Calderwood
CB 5 Colin Hendry   70'
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 13 Tosh McKinlay   82'
CM 8 Stuart McCall
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins   29'
CF 7 John Spencer   38'   67'
CF 14 Gordon Durie   87'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ally McCoist   67'
MF 16 Craig Burley   82'
MF 15 Eoin Jess   87'
Manager:
Craig Brown
 
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce   46'
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince   68'   80'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
CF 9 Alan Shearer   75'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Jamie Redknapp   46'   85'
MF 20 Steve Stone   80'
DF 16 Sol Campbell   85'
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
David Seaman (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

Scotland vs SwitzerlandEdit

Scotland  1–0   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 34,946
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland
GK 12 Andy Goram
RB 13 Tosh McKinlay   60'
CB 4 Colin Calderwood   23'
CB 5 Colin Hendry
LB 3 Tom Boyd
RM 16 Craig Burley
CM 8 Stuart McCall   28'
CM 10 Gary McAllister (c)
LM 11 John Collins   42'
CF 14 Gordon Durie
CF 9 Ally McCoist   84'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Scott Booth   60'
FW 7 John Spencer   84'
Manager:
Craig Brown
 
GK 1 Marco Pascolo
RB 2 Marc Hottiger
CB 4 Stéphane Henchoz
CB 15 Ramon Vega   23'
LB 3 Yvan Quentin   81'
CM 16 Marcel Koller   46'
CM 10 Ciriaco Sforza (c)
CM 17 Johann Vogel   53'
AM 21 Christophe Bonvin
CF 11 Stéphane Chapuisat   46'
CF 14 Kubilay Türkyilmaz
Substitutions:
MF 6 Raphael Wicky   55'   46'
FW 7 Sébastien Fournier   63'   46'
MF 20 Alexandre Comisetti   81'
Manager:
  Artur Jorge

Man of the Match:
Stuart McCall (Scotland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Milan Brabec (Czech Republic)
Otakar Drastik (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Jiři Ulrich (Czech Republic)

Netherlands vs EnglandEdit

Netherlands  1–4  England
Report
Attendance: 76,798
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Danny Blind (c)   23'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde
RM 6 Ronald de Boer   73'
CM 4 Clarence Seedorf
CM 12 Aron Winter   18'
LM 14 Richard Witschge   46'
RF 17 Jordi Cruyff
CF 10 Dennis Bergkamp   67'
LF 11 Peter Hoekstra   72'
Substitutions:
DF 18 Johan de Kock   46'
FW 9 Patrick Kluivert   72'
MF 20 Philip Cocu   73'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink
 
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate   90'
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 11 Darren Anderton
CM 4 Paul Ince   43'   68'
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 17 Steve McManaman
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham   41'   77'
CF 9 Alan Shearer   76'
Substitutions:
MF 7 David Platt   68'
MF 14 Nick Barmby   76'
FW 21 Robbie Fowler   77'
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
Teddy Sheringham (England)[2]

Assistant referees:
Egon Bereuter (Austria)
Manfred Zeiszer (Austria)
Fourth official:
Günter Benkö (Austria)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Championship 1996". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 18 January 2000. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017.

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