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The knockout stage of UEFA Euro 1996 was a single-elimination tournament involving the eight teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament. There were three rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams, culminating in two teams playing in the final to determine the winners of the tournament. The knockout stage began with the quarter-finals on 22 June and ended with the final on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London. Germany won the tournament with a 2–1 victory over the Czech Republic achieved by a golden goal during extra time.

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FormatEdit

Any game in the knockout stage that was undecided by the end of the regular 90 minutes, was followed by up to 30 minutes of extra time (two 15-minute halves). For the first time in a major football competition, the golden goal rule was applied, whereby the match would immediately end upon either team scoring during the extra time period and the goalscoring team being declared the winner. If scores were still level after 30 minutes of extra time, there would be a penalty shoot-out to determine who progressed to the next round. As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off.

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the four groups qualified for the knockout stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A   England   Netherlands
B   France   Spain
C   Germany   Czech Republic
D   Portugal   Croatia

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
22 June – Liverpool
 
 
  France (p)0 (5)
 
26 June – Manchester
 
  Netherlands0 (4)
 
  France0 (5)
 
23 June – Birmingham
 
  Czech Republic (p)0 (6)
 
  Czech Republic1
 
30 June – London
 
  Portugal0
 
  Czech Republic1
 
23 June – Manchester
 
  Germany (golden goal)2
 
  Germany2
 
26 June – London
 
  Croatia1
 
  Germany (p)1 (6)
 
22 June – London
 
  England1 (5)
 
  Spain0 (2)
 
 
  England (p)0 (4)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Spain vs EnglandEdit

Spain  0–0 (a.e.t.)  England
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 75,440[1]
Referee: Marc Batta (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
CB 20 Miguel Ángel Nadal
CB 4 Rafael Alkorta   72'
CB 5 Abelardo   1'
RM 3 Alberto Belsué   40'
CM 6 Fernando Hierro
CM 18 Guillermo Amor
CM 17 Javier Manjarín   46'
LM 12 Sergi
CF 14 Kiko
CF 19 Julio Salinas   46'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Alfonso   50'   46'
MF 15 José Luis Caminero   46'
DF 2 Juan Manuel López   72'
Manager:
Javier Clemente
 
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville   47'
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
LB 3 Stuart Pearce
RM 17 Steve McManaman   109'
CM 7 David Platt
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne
LM 11 Darren Anderton   109'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham   109'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Nick Barmby   109'
MF 20 Steve Stone   109'
FW 21 Robbie Fowler   109'
Manager:
Terry Venables

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

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

France vs NetherlandsEdit

France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Report
Penalties
5–4
Attendance: 37,465[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 19 Christian Karembeu   48'
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)   7'
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 11 Patrice Loko   61'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Christophe Dugarry   61'   80'
MF 18 Reynald Pedros   80'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
 
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 18 Johan de Kock   68'
LB 15 Winston Bogarde   90'
DM 3 Danny Blind (c)
RM 6 Ronald de Boer
LM 14 Richard Witschge   80'
AM 10 Dennis Bergkamp   60'
RW 17 Jordi Cruyff   69'
LW 20 Philip Cocu
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert   89'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Clarence Seedorf   60'
MF 12 Aron Winter   69'
FW 19 Youri Mulder   80'
Manager:
Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Bernard Lama (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Victoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain)
Manuel López Fernández (Spain)
Fourth official:
Juan Ansuategui Roca (Spain)

Germany vs CroatiaEdit

Germany  2–1  Croatia
Report
Attendance: 43,412[4]
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer   5'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer
RWB 2 Stefan Reuter
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
DM 21 Dieter Eilts
CM 7 Andreas Möller
CM 8 Mehmet Scholl   88'
CF 9 Fredi Bobic   46'
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c)   7'   39'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Steffen Freund   39'
FW 11 Stefan Kuntz   46'
MF 10 Thomas Häßler   88'
Manager:
Berti Vogts
 
GK 1 Dražen Ladić
SW 5 Nikola Jerkan
CB 6 Slaven Bilić
CB 4 Igor Štimac   56'
RWB 13 Mario Stanić
LWB 3 Robert Jarni
DM 2 Nikola Jurčević   78'
CM 10 Zvonimir Boban (c)
CM 7 Aljoša Asanović
CF 9 Davor Šuker
CF 19 Goran Vlaović
Substitutions:
MF 16 Mladen Mladenović   78'
Manager:
Miroslav Blažević

Man of the Match:
Matthias Sammer (Germany)[2]

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

Czech Republic vs PortugalEdit

Czech Republic  1–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 26,832[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
GK 1 Petr Kouba
CB 3 Jan Suchopárek   1'
CB 5 Miroslav Kadlec
CB 15 Michal Horňák
RWB 2 Radoslav Látal   82'
LWB 7 Jiří Němec
CM 6 Václav Němeček (c)   90'
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
RW 8 Karel Poborský
LW 17 Vladimír Šmicer   46'
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
MF 12 Luboš Kubík   46'
MF 14 Patrik Berger   90'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
 
GK 1 Vítor Baía (c)
RB 2 Secretário   59'
CB 5 Fernando Couto
CB 16 Hélder   10'
LB 13 Dimas
RM 4 Oceano   65'
CM 19 Paulo Sousa
CM 10 Rui Costa
LM 20 Luís Figo   82'
CF 8 João Pinto   90'
CF 9 Sá Pinto   40'   46'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Domingos   46'
MF 18 António Folha   65'
FW 11 Jorge Cadete   82'
Manager:
António Oliveira

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[2]

Assistant referees:
Klaus Plettenberg (Germany)
Egbert Engler (Germany)
Fourth official:
Hermann Albrecht (Germany)

Semi-finalsEdit

France vs Czech RepublicEdit

France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Report
Penalties
5–6
Attendance: 43,877[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 15 Lilian Thuram   43'   83'
CB 5 Laurent Blanc (c)
CB 20 Alain Roche   50'
LB 12 Bixente Lizarazu   64'
DM 8 Marcel Desailly
CM 14 Sabri Lamouchi   62'
CM 6 Vincent Guérin
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
AM 9 Youri Djorkaeff
CF 11 Patrice Loko
Substitutions:
MF 18 Reynald Pedros   62'
DF 2 Jocelyn Angloma   83'
Manager:
Aimé Jacquet
 
GK 1 Petr Kouba
CB 15 Michal Horňák
CB 5 Miroslav Kadlec
CB 19 Karel Rada
RM 4 Pavel Nedvěd   77'
CM 6 Václav Němeček (c)   83'
CM 7 Jiří Němec   84'
LM 20 Pavel Novotný
RW 8 Karel Poborský
LW 17 Vladimír Šmicer   46'
CF 10 Radek Drulák   70'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Patrik Berger   46'
DF 18 Martin Kotůlek   70'
MF 12 Luboš Kubík   97'   84'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin

Man of the Match:
Miroslav Kadlec (Czech Republic)[2]

Assistant referees:
Robert Orr (Scotland)
John Fleming (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Germany vs EnglandEdit

Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)  England
Report
Penalties
6–5
Attendance: 75,862[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer
CB 5 Thomas Helmer   110'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
RWB 2 Stefan Reuter   46'
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
CM 21 Dieter Eilts
CM 4 Steffen Freund   118'
AM 7 Andreas Möller (c)   80'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl   77'
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 10 Thomas Häßler   77'
MF 3 Marco Bode   110'
MF 19 Thomas Strunz   118'
Manager:
Berti Vogts
 
GK 1 David Seaman
CB 6 Gareth Southgate
CB 5 Tony Adams (c)
CB 3 Stuart Pearce
RWB 11 Darren Anderton
LWB 17 Steve McManaman
CM 7 David Platt
CM 4 Paul Ince
CM 8 Paul Gascoigne   73'
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Manager:
Terry Venables

Man of the Match:
Dieter Eilts (Germany)[2]

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

FinalEdit

Czech Republic  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report
Attendance: 73,611[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
GK 1 Petr Kouba
SW 5 Miroslav Kadlec (c)
CB 15 Michal Horňák   47'
CB 3 Jan Suchopárek
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
CM 19 Karel Rada
RW 8 Karel Poborský   88'
AM 14 Patrik Berger
LW 7 Jiří Němec
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
FW 17 Vladimír Šmicer   88'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
 
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer   69'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer   63'
RWB 19 Thomas Strunz
LWB 17 Christian Ziege   91'
DM 21 Dieter Eilts   46'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl   69'
AM 10 Thomas Häßler
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c)
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 3 Marco Bode   46'
FW 20 Oliver Bierhoff   69'
Manager:
Berti Vogts

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[2]

Assistant referees:[9]
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moore, Glenn (24 June 1996). "Fortune favours brave England". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  3. ^ Turnbull, Simon (24 June 1996). "Fitful France advance". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ Shaw, Phil (24 June 1996). "Croatia punished by Sammer". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  5. ^ Culley, Jon (24 June 1996). "Poborsky piques Portugal". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ Shaw, Phil (27 June 1996). "France are sent home by Kadlec". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  7. ^ Moore, Glenn (27 June 1996). "Shoot-out breaks England hearts". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  8. ^ Jones, Ken (1 July 1996). "Vogts' triumph over adversity". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  9. ^ "UEFA EURO 1996 - History - Czech Republic-Germany". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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