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Group D of UEFA Euro 1996 was one of four groups in the final tournament's initial group stage. It began on 9 June and was completed on 19 June. The group consisted of defending champions Denmark, Portugal, Croatia and Turkey.[1]

Portugal won the group and advanced to the quarter-finals, along with Croatia. Denmark and Turkey 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
D1 (seed)   Denmark Group 2 runner-up 15 November 1995 5th 1992 Winners (1992) 11
D2   Portugal Group 6 winner 15 November 1995 2nd 1984 Semi-finals (1984) 18
D3   Turkey Group 3 runner-up 15 November 1995 1st Debut 30
D4   Croatia Group 4 winner 15 November 1995 1st Debut 27

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Croatia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3   Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Turkey 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, Portugal, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Czech Republic.
  • The runner-up of Group D, Croatia, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Germany.

MatchesEdit

Denmark vs PortugalEdit

9 June 1996 (1996-06-09)
19:30
Denmark   1–1   Portugal
B. Laudrup   22' Report Sá Pinto   53'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 34,993
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 Thomas Helveg   30'
CB 3 Marc Rieper
CB 5 Jes Høgh
LB 14 Jens Risager   14'
DM 7 Brian Steen Nielsen
CM 8 Claus Thomsen   83'
CM 13 Henrik Larsen   90'
AM 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
CF 9 Mikkel Beck
CF 11 Brian Laudrup
Substitutions:
DF 12 Torben Piechnik   83'
MF 18 Kim Vilfort   90'
Manager:
Richard Møller Nielsen
 
GK 1 Vitor Baia (c)
RB 3 Paulinho Santos   9'
CB 16 Hélder Cristóvão
CB 5 Fernando Couto
LB 13 Dimas
DM 4 Oceano   24'   37'
RM 10 Rui Costa
CM 19 Paulo Sousa   58'   79'
LM 20 Luís Figo   62'
CF 8 João Pinto   73'
CF 9 Sá Pinto   41'
Substitutions:
MF 18 António Folha   37'
FW 15 Domingos   62'
MF 6 José Tavares   79'
Manager:
António Oliveira

Man of the Match:
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)[2]

Assistant referees:
Jan Dolstra (Netherlands)
Berend Talens (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Rene Temmink (Netherlands)

Turkey vs CroatiaEdit

11 June 1996 (1996-06-11)
19:30
Turkey   0–1   Croatia
Report Vlaović   86'
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 22,406
Referee: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 22 Rüştü Reçber
RB 4 Vedat İnceefe
CB 13 Rahim Zafer
CB 8 Ogün Temizkanoğlu (c)
LB 3 Alpay Özalan
DM 19 Tolunay Kafkas   31'   89'
RM 18 Arif Erdem   82'
CM 5 Tugay Kerimoğlu
LM 17 Abdullah Ercan
AM 16 Sergen Yalçın
CF 9 Hakan Şükür
Substitutions:
FW 7 Hami Mandıralı   82'
FW 14 Saffet Sancaklı   89'
Manager:
Fatih Terim
 
GK 1 Dražen Ladić
SW 5 Nikola Jerkan
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 4 Igor Štimac
RWB 13 Mario Stanić
LWB 3 Robert Jarni
CM 10 Zvonimir Boban (c)   55'   57'
CM 8 Robert Prosinečki
CM 7 Aljoša Asanović   40'
CF 11 Alen Bokšić   73'
CF 9 Davor Šuker   90'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Zvonimir Soldo   57'
FW 19 Goran Vlaović   73'
DF 15 Dubravko Pavličić   90'
Manager:
Miroslav Blaževic

Man of the Match:
Robert Prosinečki (Croatia)[2]

Assistant referees:
Ernst Felder (Switzerland)
Martin Freiburghaus (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Portugal vs TurkeyEdit

14 June 1996 (1996-06-14)
16:30
Portugal   1–0   Turkey
Couto   66' Report
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 22,670
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey
GK 1 Vitor Baia (c)
RB 3 Paulinho Santos   2'
CB 16 Hélder Cristóvão
CB 5 Fernando Couto
LB 13 Dimas
DM 19 Paulo Sousa
RM 18 António Folha   46'
CM 10 Rui Costa
LM 20 Luís Figo   58'
CF 8 João Pinto   77'
CF 9 Sá Pinto   65'
Substitutions:
MF 6 José Tavares   72'   46'
FW 11 Jorge Cadete   65'
MF 17 Hugo Porfírio   77'
Manager:
António Oliveira
 
GK 22 Rüştü Reçber
RB 4 Vedat İnceefe   65'
CB 8 Ogün Temizkanoğlu   46'
LB 3 Alpay Özalan
DM 2 Recep Çetin
RM 10 Oğuz Çetin (c)   69'
CM 5 Tugay Kerimoğlu
LM 17 Abdullah Ercan   43'
AM 16 Sergen Yalçın
CF 14 Saffet Sancaklı   63'
CF 9 Hakan Şükür
Substitutions:
DF 13 Rahim Zafer   73'   46'
MF 19 Tolunay Kafkas   76'   63'
MF 18 Arif Erdem   69'
Manager:
Fatih Terim

Man of the Match:
Fernando Couto (Portugal)[2]

Assistant referees:
Laszlo Hamar (Hungary)
Imre Bozóky (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Sándor Piller (Hungary)

Croatia vs DenmarkEdit

16 June 1996 (1996-06-16)
18:00
Croatia   3–0   Denmark
Report
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 33,671
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 1 Dražen Ladić
SW 5 Nikola Jerkan
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 4 Igor Štimac
RWB 13 Mario Stanić   20'
LWB 3 Robert Jarni
CM 8 Robert Prosinečki   23'   88'
CM 10 Zvonimir Boban (c)   82'
CM 7 Aljoša Asanović
CF 9 Davor Šuker
CF 19 Goran Vlaović   39'   82'
Substitutions:
MF 2 Nikola Jurčević   82'
MF 14 Zvonimir Soldo   82'
MF 16 Mladen Mladenović   88'
Manager:
Miroslav Blažević
 
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 Thomas Helveg   46'
CB 3 Marc Rieper
CB 5 Jes Høgh
LB 6 Michael Schjønberg
DM 7 Brian Steen Nielsen
CM 8 Claus Thomsen
CM 13 Henrik Larsen   69'
AM 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
AM 18 Kim Vilfort   59'
CF 11 Brian Laudrup
Substitutions:
DF 20 Jacob Laursen   46'
FW 9 Mikkel Beck   59'
MF 19 Stig Tøfting   69'
Manager:
Richard Møller Nielsen

Man of the Match:
Davor Šuker (Croatia)[2]

Assistant referees:
Pierre Ufrasi (France)
Jacques Mas (France)
Fourth official:
Alain Sars (France)

Croatia vs PortugalEdit

19 June 1996 (1996-06-19)
16:30
Croatia   0–3   Portugal
Report
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 20,484
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
GK 12 Marijan Mrmić
CB 15 Dubravko Pavličić   36'
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 14 Zvonimir Soldo
RWB 20 Dario Šimić
LWB 3 Robert Jarni (c)   30'
CM 16 Mladen Mladenović   46'
CM 2 Nikola Jurčević
AM 8 Robert Prosinečki   46'
CF 17 Igor Pamić   10'   46'
CF 19 Goran Vlaović
Substitutions:
FW 9 Davor Šuker   46'
MF 7 Aljoša Asanović   46'
MF 10 Zvonimir Boban   46'
Manager:
Miroslav Blažević
 
GK 1 Vítor Baía (c)
RB 2 Secretário
CB 5 Fernando Couto
CB 16 Hélder Cristóvão
LB 13 Dimas
DM 4 Oceano
RM 19 Paulo Sousa   70'
CM 10 Rui Costa   61'
LM 20 Luís Figo
CF 9 Sá Pinto   46'
CF 8 João Pinto
Substitutions:
FW 15 Domingos   46'
MF 14 Pedro Barbosa   61'
MF 6 José Tavares   70'
Manager:
António Oliveira

Man of the Match:
João Pinto (Portugal)[2]

Assistant referees:
Hans Wolf (Germany)
Harald Sather (Germany)
Fourth official:
Hartmut Strampe (Germany)

Turkey vs DenmarkEdit

19 June 1996 (1996-06-19)
16:30
Turkey   0–3   Denmark
Report
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 28,671
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 22 Rüştü Reçber   89'
RB 4 Vedat İnceefe
CB 8 Ogün Temizkanoğlu
LB 3 Alpay Özalan
CM 2 Recep Çetin (c)   68'
CM 5 Tugay Kerimoğlu   44'
RW 7 Hami Mandıralı
AM 15 Tayfun Korkut   61'
LW 17 Abdullah Ercan
CF 11 Orhan Çıkırıkçı   68'
CF 9 Hakan Şükür   46'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Arif Erdem   46'
FW 14 Saffet Sancaklı   68'
DF 20 Bülent Korkmaz   68'
Manager:
Fatih Terim
 
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel
RB 2 Thomas Helveg   57'
CB 5 Jes Høgh
CB 3 Marc Rieper
LB 6 Michael Schjønberg   46'
DM 7 Brian Steen Nielsen
CM 8 Claus Thomsen
CM 17 Allan Nielsen
AM 10 Michael Laudrup (c)
CF 15 Erik Bo Andersen   88'
CF 11 Brian Laudrup
Substitutions:
MF 13 Henrik Larsen   81'   46'
FW 21 Søren Andersen   88'
Manager:
Richard Møller Nielsen

Man of the Match:
Brian Laudrup (Denmark)[2]

Assistant referees:
Serguei Foursa (Russia)
Sergei Frantsuzov (Russia)
Fourth official:
Serguei Khussainov (Russia)

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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