UEFA Euro 2000 Group A

Group A of UEFA Euro 2000 began on 12 June and ended on 20 June 2000. Portugal won the group ahead of Romania, while England and Germany were surprisingly eliminated.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 1999[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2000
A1   Germany[nb 2] 1 Group 3 winner 9 October 1999 8th 1996 Winners (1972, 1980, 1996) 7 6
A2   Romania 2 Group 7 winner 9 October 1999 3rd 1996 Group stage (1984, 1996) 2 11
A3   Portugal 3 Best runner-up 9 October 1999 3rd 1996 Semi-finals (1984) 11 15
A4   England 4 Play-off winner 17 November 1999 6th 1996 Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996) 17 12

Notes

  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 1999 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Romania 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   England 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
4   Germany 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group A, Portugal, advanced to play the runner-up of Group B, Turkey.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Romania, advanced to play the winner of Group B, Italy.

MatchesEdit

Germany vs RomaniaEdit

Germany  1–1  Romania
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 1 Oliver Kahn
SW 10 Lothar Matthäus   78'
CB 4 Thomas Linke   46'
CB 6 Jens Nowotny
RWB 2 Markus Babbel
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
DM 16 Jens Jeremies
CM 7 Mehmet Scholl
CM 8 Thomas Häßler   73'
CF 20 Oliver Bierhoff (c)
CF 11 Paulo Rink
Substitutions:
DF 3 Marko Rehmer   46'
MF 14 Dietmar Hamann   73'
MF 18 Sebastian Deisler   78'
Manager:
Erich Ribbeck
 
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
SW 6 Gheorghe Popescu
RB 2 Dan Petrescu   69'
CB 3 Liviu Ciobotariu
CB 4 Iulian Filipescu
LB 13 Cristian Chivu
CM 8 Dorinel Munteanu
CM 5 Constantin Gâlcă
AM 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)   49'   73'
CF 9 Viorel Moldovan   85'
CF 11 Adrian Ilie   49'
Substitutions:
DF 22 Cosmin Contra   69'
FW 7 Adrian Mutu   73'
MF 15 Ioan Lupescu   85'
Manager:
Emerich Jenei

Man of the Match:
Mehmet Scholl (Germany)[1]

Assistant referees:
Jens Larsen (Denmark)
Roland Van Nylen (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Gilles Veissière (France)

Portugal vs EnglandEdit

Portugal  3–2  England
Report
Attendance: 31,500
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Vítor Baía (c)   89'
RB 14 Abel Xavier
CB 2 Jorge Costa
CB 5 Fernando Couto
LB 13 Dimas Teixeira
CM 17 Paulo Bento
CM 4 José Luís Vidigal
AM 10 Rui Costa   85'
RF 7 Luís Figo
CF 21 Nuno Gomes   89'
LF 8 João Pinto   75'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Sérgio Conceição   75'
DF 16 Beto   85'
MF 19 Capucho   89'
Manager:
Humberto Coelho
 
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 5 Tony Adams   82'
CB 4 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Phil Neville
RM 7 David Beckham
CM 8 Paul Scholes
CM 14 Paul Ince   44'
LM 11 Steve McManaman   58'
CF 9 Alan Shearer (c)
CF 10 Michael Owen   46'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Emile Heskey   46'
MF 17 Dennis Wise   58'
DF 6 Martin Keown   82'
Manager:
Kevin Keegan

Man of the Match:
Luís Figo (Portugal)[2]

Assistant referees:
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Emanuel Zammit (Malta)
Fourth official:
Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Romania vs PortugalEdit

Romania  0–1  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 28,400
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
RB 22 Cosmin Contra   27'
CB 4 Iulian Filipescu
CB 6 Gheorghe Popescu
LB 13 Cristian Chivu
DM 5 Constantin Gâlcă
RM 2 Dan Petrescu   22'   64'
LM 8 Dorinel Munteanu
AM 10 Gheorghe Hagi (c)   16'
CF 9 Viorel Moldovan   69'
CF 11 Adrian Ilie   78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Florentin Petre   64'
FW 18 Ionel Ganea   69'
FW 16 Laurenţiu Roşu   78'
Manager:
Emerich Jenei
 
GK 1 Vítor Baía (c)
RB 20 Carlos Secretário
CB 2 Jorge Costa
CB 5 Fernando Couto
LB 13 Dimas Teixeira
CM 17 Paulo Bento
CM 4 José Luís Vidigal
AM 10 Rui Costa   87'
RF 7 Luís Figo   30'
CF 21 Nuno Gomes   56'
LF 8 João Pinto   56'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ricardo Sá Pinto   56'
MF 11 Sérgio Conceição   56'
MF 15 Costinha   87'
Manager:
Humberto Coelho

Man of the Match:
Fernando Couto (Portugal)[3]

Assistant referees:
Jacques Poudevigne (France)
Dramane Dante (Mali)
Fourth official:
Michel Piraux (Belgium)

England vs GermanyEdit

England  1–0  Germany
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 4 Sol Campbell
CB 6 Martin Keown
LB 3 Phil Neville
RM 7 David Beckham   41'
CM 8 Paul Scholes   71'
CM 14 Paul Ince
LM 17 Dennis Wise
CF 9 Alan Shearer (c)
CF 10 Michael Owen   61'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Steven Gerrard   61'
MF 18 Nick Barmby   71'
Manager:
Kevin Keegan
 
GK 1 Oliver Kahn (c)
SW 10 Lothar Matthäus
CB 2 Markus Babbel
CB 6 Jens Nowotny
RWB 18 Sebastian Deisler   72'
LWB 17 Christian Ziege
CM 14 Dietmar Hamann
CM 16 Jens Jeremies   43'   78'
AM 7 Mehmet Scholl
CF 19 Carsten Jancker
CF 9 Ulf Kirsten   70'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Paulo Rink   70'
MF 13 Michael Ballack   72'
MF 5 Marco Bode   78'
Manager:
Erich Ribbeck

Man of the Match:
Alan Shearer (England)[4]

Assistant referees:
Sergio Zuccolini (Italy)
Carlos Martín Nieto (Spain)
Fourth official:
Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

England vs RomaniaEdit

England  2–3  Romania
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
GK 13 Nigel Martyn
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 4 Sol Campbell
CB 6 Martin Keown
LB 3 Phil Neville
RM 7 David Beckham
CM 8 Paul Scholes   81'
CM 14 Paul Ince
LM 17 Dennis Wise   75'
CF 9 Alan Shearer (c)   64'
CF 10 Michael Owen   66'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Emile Heskey   66'
MF 18 Nick Barmby   75'
MF 12 Gareth Southgate   81'
Manager:
Kevin Keegan
 
GK 12 Bogdan Stelea
RB 22 Cosmin Contra   44'
CB 4 Iulian Filipescu   71'
CB 6 Gheorghe Popescu (c)   32'
LB 13 Cristian Chivu   18'
RM 2 Dan Petrescu   40'
CM 5 Constantin Gâlcă   68'
CM 8 Dorinel Munteanu
LM 11 Adrian Ilie   45'   74'
CF 9 Viorel Moldovan
CF 7 Adrian Mutu
Substitutions:
DF 17 Miodrag Belodedici   32'
FW 16 Laurenţiu Roşu   68'
FW 18 Ionel Ganea   74'
Manager:
Emerich Jenei

Man of the Match:
Dorinel Munteanu (Romania)[5]

Assistant referees:
Igor Šramka (Slovakia)
Yuri Dupanov (Belarus)
Fourth official:
Terje Hauge (Norway)

Portugal vs GermanyEdit

Portugal  3–0  Germany
Report
Attendance: 44,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
GK 12 Pedro Espinha   90'
RB 16 Beto   27'
CB 2 Jorge Costa
CB 5 Fernando Couto (c)
LB 3 Rui Jorge
RM 11 Sérgio Conceição
CM 6 Paulo Sousa   72'
CM 15 Costinha
LM 19 Capucho
CF 9 Ricardo Sá Pinto
CF 18 Pauleta   67'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Nuno Gomes   67'
MF 4 José Luís Vidigal   72'
GK 22 Quim   90'
Manager:
Humberto Coelho
 
GK 1 Oliver Kahn (c)
SW 10 Lothar Matthäus
CB 3 Marko Rehmer
CB 4 Thomas Linke
CB 6 Jens Nowotny
RM 18 Sebastian Deisler   27'
CM 13 Michael Ballack   25'   46'
CM 7 Mehmet Scholl   60'
CM 14 Dietmar Hamann
LM 5 Marco Bode
CF 19 Carsten Jancker   26'   69'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Paulo Rink   90'   46'
MF 8 Thomas Häßler   60'
FW 9 Ulf Kirsten   69'
Manager:
Erich Ribbeck

Man of the Match:
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal)[6]

Assistant referees:
Jaap Pool (Netherlands)
Roland Van Nylen (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Power versus skill". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2000. Archived from the original on 16 December 2000. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Figo the key in exciting battle". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2000. Archived from the original on 9 February 2001. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. ^ "A game lacking pace and incentive". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2000. Archived from the original on 4 February 2001. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ "An intense game". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2000. Archived from the original on 29 March 2001. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  5. ^ "The better team won". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2000. Archived from the original on 16 December 2000. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Worst German side ever?". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2000. Archived from the original on 3 March 2001. Retrieved 29 June 2013.

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