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Group D of UEFA Euro 2000 began on 11 June and ended on 21 June 2000. The joint-hosts of the tournament, the Netherlands, won the group ahead of 1998 world champions France. Czech Republic and Denmark were eliminated.

By the time of the final round of matches, both Czech Republic and Denmark had already been eliminated from the tournament, having each lost their opening two matches.[1]

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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
D1   Netherlands 1 Co-host 14 July 1995 6th 1996 Winners (1988) 5 21
D2   Czech Republic[nb 2] 2 Group 9 winner 9 June 1999 5th 1996 Winners (1976) 6 3
D3   France 3 Group 4 winner 9 October 1999 5th 1996 Winners (1984) 12 2
D4   Denmark 4 Play-off winner 17 November 1999 6th 1996 Winners (1992) 19 13
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 1999 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3   Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4   Denmark 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, Netherlands, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, FR Yugoslavia.
  • The runner-up of Group D, France, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Spain.

MatchesEdit

France vs DenmarkEdit

France  3–0  Denmark
Report
Attendance: 28,100
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
CM 17 Emmanuel Petit
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
RF 6 Youri Djorkaeff   58'
CF 9 Nicolas Anelka   82'
LF 12 Thierry Henry
Substitutions:
MF 4 Patrick Vieira   58'
FW 13 Sylvain Wiltord   82'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre
 
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 12 Søren Colding
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg   90'
LB 5 Jan Heintze
RM 19 Morten Bisgaard   72'
CM 15 Stig Tøfting   72'
CM 7 Allan Nielsen
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson   79'
CF 11 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
FW 10 Martin Jørgensen   72'
MF 20 Thomas Gravesen   72'
FW 21 Mikkel Beck   79'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson

Man of the Match:
Thierry Henry (France)[2]

Assistant referees:
Ivan Lekov (Bulgaria)
Yury Dupanau (Belarus)
Fourth official:
Michel Piraux (Belgium)

Netherlands vs Czech RepublicEdit

Netherlands  1–0  Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 50,833
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Jaap Stam   75'
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c)   36'
LB 12 Giovanni van Bronckhorst   89'
RM 6 Clarence Seedorf   57'
CM 7 Phillip Cocu
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 5 Boudewijn Zenden   78'
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert
Substitutions:
MF 16 Ronald de Boer   57'
DF 13 Bert Konterman   75'
MF 11 Marc Overmars   78'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard
 
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka   66'
CB 19 Karel Rada
CB 21 Petr Gabriel
DM 3 Radoslav Látal   90'   70'
RM 8 Karel Poborský   48'
CM 11 Tomáš Rosický
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd   22'   89'
LM 7 Jiří Němec (c)
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer   83'
CF 10 Jan Koller
Substitutions:
MF 13 Radek Bejbl   70'
FW 9 Pavel Kuka   83'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc   89'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec

Man of the Match:
Pavel Nedvěd (Czech Republic)[3]

Assistant referees:
Sergio Zuccolini (Italy)
Turgay Güdü (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Czech Republic vs FranceEdit

Czech Republic  1–2  France
Report
Attendance: 28,100
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka
CB 19 Karel Rada
CB 21 Petr Gabriel   14'   46'
DM 13 Radek Bejbl   49'
RM 8 Karel Poborský
CM 11 Tomáš Rosický   62'
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
LM 7 Jiří Němec (c)   67'
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer
CF 10 Jan Koller
Substitutions:
DF 5 Milan Fukal   46'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc   49'
MF 15 Marek Jankulovski   69'   62'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec
 
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram   62'
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 2 Vincent Candela
DM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
RM 4 Patrick Vieira
LM 17 Emmanuel Petit   46'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
CF 9 Nicolas Anelka   55'
CF 12 Thierry Henry   89'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff   46'
FW 21 Christophe Dugarry   55'
FW 13 Sylvain Wiltord   89'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre

Man of the Match:
Thierry Henry (France)[4]

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Eddie Foley (Republic of Ireland)
Fourth official:
Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Denmark vs NetherlandsEdit

Denmark  0–3  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 51,117
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 12 Søren Colding
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg   82'
LB 5 Jan Heintze
RM 19 Morten Bisgaard
CM 20 Thomas Gravesen   67'
CM 7 Allan Nielsen   50'   61'
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
CF 11 Ebbe Sand
Substitutions:
MF 15 Stig Tøfting   61'
MF 14 Brian Steen Nielsen   67'
DF 6 Thomas Helveg   82'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson
 
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar   80'   89'
RB 2 Michael Reiziger   10'
CB 13 Bert Konterman   56'
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c)
LB 12 Giovanni van Bronckhorst   4'
RM 5 Boudewijn Zenden
CM 7 Phillip Cocu
CM 8 Edgar Davids
LM 11 Marc Overmars   62'
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp   76'
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert
Substitutions:
MF 16 Ronald de Boer   62'
MF 20 Aron Winter   76'
GK 22 Sander Westerveld   89'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard

Man of the Match:
Frank de Boer (Netherlands)[2]

Assistant referees:
Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania)
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

Denmark vs Czech RepublicEdit

Denmark  0–2  Czech Republic
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
GK 1 Peter Schmeichel (c)
RB 6 Thomas Helveg
CB 3 René Henriksen
CB 2 Michael Schjønberg
LB 5 Jan Heintze   68'
RM 17 Bjarne Goldbæk
CM 14 Brian Steen Nielsen
CM 15 Stig Tøfting   56'
LM 8 Jesper Grønkjær   52'
SS 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson
CF 21 Mikkel Beck   74'
Substitutions:
DF 12 Søren Colding   68'
FW 18 Miklos Molnar   85'   74'
Manager:
  Bo Johansson
 
GK 1 Pavel Srníček
CB 5 Milan Fukal   62'
CB 19 Karel Rada   69'
CB 2 Tomáš Řepka
DM 13 Radek Bejbl   62'
RM 8 Karel Poborský   52'
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 7 Jiří Němec (c)
LM 20 Patrik Berger
CF 17 Vladimír Šmicer   79'
CF 10 Jan Koller   74'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Marek Jankulovski   62'
FW 9 Pavel Kuka   74'
FW 12 Vratislav Lokvenc   79'
Manager:
Jozef Chovanec

Man of the Match:
Vladimír Šmicer (Czech Republic)[5]

Assistant referees:
Carlos Martín Nieto (Spain)
Ivan Lekov (Bulgaria)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

France vs NetherlandsEdit

France  2–3  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Bernard Lama
RB 19 Christian Karembeu
CB 8 Marcel Desailly (c)   75'
CB 18 Frank Leboeuf
LB 2 Vincent Candela
RM 11 Robert Pires
CM 4 Patrick Vieira   90'   90'
LM 14 Johan Micoud
RF 21 Christophe Dugarry   45'   67'
CF 20 David Trezeguet
LF 13 Sylvain Wiltord   80'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Youri Djorkaeff   67'
FW 9 Nicolas Anelka   80'
MF 7 Didier Deschamps   90'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre
 
GK 22 Sander Westerveld
RB 15 Paul Bosvelt
CB 3 Jaap Stam
CB 4 Frank de Boer (c)
LB 19 Arthur Numan
RM 11 Marc Overmars   90'
CM 7 Phillip Cocu   85'
CM 8 Edgar Davids   81'
LM 5 Boudewijn Zenden
SS 10 Dennis Bergkamp   78'
CF 9 Patrick Kluivert   60'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Roy Makaay   60'
MF 20 Aron Winter   78'
FW 14 Peter van Vossen   90'
Manager:
Frank Rijkaard

Man of the Match:
Edgar Davids (Netherlands)[6]

Assistant referees:
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Sergio Zuccolini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Markus Merk (Germany)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Smicer brace gives Czechs win". BBC Sport. 21 June 2000. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Zidane and Henry seek Man of the Match hat-trick". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 4 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Michels praises marvellous Nedved". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. ^ "High quality French almost unstoppable". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 October 2000. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Clinical Czech finishing". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 20 March 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Deserved victory for Dutch". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 2 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.

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