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Group A of UEFA Euro 2012 was played from 8 to 16 June 2012. The pool was made up of co-host Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and Russia. The top two finishing teams, Czech Republic and Greece, progressed to the quarter-finals, while Russia and Poland were eliminated from the tournament.[1]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 2011[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2012
A1   Poland 1 Co-host 18 April 2007 2nd 2008 Group stage (2008) 28 62
A2   Greece 3 Group F winner 11 October 2011 4th 2008 Winners (2004) 8 15
A3   Russia[nb 2] 2 Group B winner 11 October 2011 10th 2008 Winners (1960) 6 13
A4   Czech Republic[nb 3] 4 Play-off winner 15 November 2011 8th 2008 Winners (1976) 13 27
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2011 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.
  3. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6 Advance to knockout phase
2   Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3   Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
4   Poland (H) 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group A, Czech Republic, advanced to play the runner-up of Group B, Portugal.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Greece, advanced to play the winner of Group B, Germany.

MatchesEdit

Poland vs GreeceEdit

Poland  1–1  Greece
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[3]
GK 1 Wojciech Szczęsny   68'
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 11 Rafał Murawski
CM 7 Eugen Polanski
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 10 Ludovic Obraniak
LW 8 Maciej Rybus   70'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń   70'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
 
GK 1 Kostas Chalkias
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos   35'   44'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos   37'
LB 20 José Holebas   45+2'
RM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)   54'
RF 18 Sotiris Ninis   46'
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas   68'
LF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos   37'
FW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis   46'
MF 22 Kostas Fortounis   68'
Manager:
  Fernando Santos

Man of the Match:
Robert Lewandowski (Poland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)

Russia vs Czech RepublicEdit

Russia  4–1  Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 40,803[4]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic[5]
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev   84'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov   73'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko   73'
FW 18 Aleksandr Kokorin   84'
Manager:
  Dick Advocaat
 
GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 5 Roman Hubník
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
LB 3 Michal Kadlec
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
CM 19 Petr Jiráček   76'
RW 14 Václav Pilař
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c)
LW 9 Jan Rezek   46'
CF 15 Milan Baroš   85'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Tomáš Hübschman   46'
MF 11 Milan Petržela   76'
FW 21 David Lafata   85'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Alan Dzagoev (Russia)[4]

Assistant referees:
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Peter Kirkup (England)
Fourth official:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Additional assistant referees:
Martin Atkinson (England)
Mark Clattenburg (England)

Greece vs Czech RepublicEdit

Greece  1–2  Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 41,105[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic[7]
GK 1 Kostas Chalkias   23'
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis   34'
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos   56'
CB 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LB 20 José Holebas
RM 16 Georgios Fotakis   46'
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)
RF 14 Dimitris Salpingidis   57'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
LF 22 Kostas Fortounis   71'
Substitutions:
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis   23'
FW 17 Theofanis Gekas   46'
FW 11 Kostas Mitroglou   71'
Manager:
  Fernando Santos
 
GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
RW 19 Petr Jiráček   36'
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c)   27'   46'
LW 14 Václav Pilař
CF 15 Milan Baroš   64'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Daniel Kolář   65'   46'   90'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart   64'
FW 12 František Rajtoral   90'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Václav Pilař (Czech Republic)[6]

Assistant referees:
Frédéric Cano (France)
Michaël Annonier (France)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Ruddy Buquet (France)

Poland vs RussiaEdit

Poland  1–1  Russia
Report
Attendance: 55,920[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[9]
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka   73'
CM 7 Eugen Polanski   79'   85'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 11 Rafał Murawski
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak   90+3'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski   60'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski   73'
MF 6 Adam Matuszczyk   85'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek   90+3'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
 
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov   60'
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev   75'   79'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov   70'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko   70'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov   79'
Manager:
  Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Poland)[8]

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Fourth official:
István Vad (Hungary)
Additional assistant referees:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Deniz Aytekin (Germany)

Czech Republic vs PolandEdit

Czech Republic  1–0  Poland
Report
Attendance: 41,480[10]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland[11]
GK 1 Petr Čech (c)
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský   12'
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil   87'
RW 19 Petr Jiráček   84'
AM 18 Daniel Kolář
LW 14 Václav Pilař   88'
CF 15 Milan Baroš   90+1'
Substitutions:
DF 12 František Rajtoral   84'
FW 9 Jan Rezek   88'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart   90+4'   90+1'
Manager:
Michal Bílek
 
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski   61'
CB 15 Damien Perquis   90'
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka
CM 7 Eugen Polanski   48'   56'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)   87'
AM 11 Rafał Murawski   22'   73'
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak   73'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
MF 21 Kamil Grosicki   56'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek   73'
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski   73'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda

Man of the Match:
Petr Jiráček (Czech Republic)[10]

Assistant referees:
Alasdair Ross (Scotland)
Derek Rose (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Additional assistant referees:
William Collum (Scotland)
Euan Norris (Scotland)

Greece vs RussiaEdit

Greece  1–0  Russia
Report
Attendance: 55,614[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[13]
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos
LB 3 Georgios Tzavelas
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
RW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis   83'
AM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)   61'   67'
LW 7 Georgios Samaras
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas   64'
Substitutions:
MF 20 José Holebas   90+4'   64'
MF 6 Grigoris Makos   67'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis   83'
Manager:
  Fernando Santos
 
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov   61'   81'
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov   69'
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 22 Denis Glushakov   72'
RF 17 Alan Dzagoev   70'
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov   46'
LF 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko   46'
FW 20 Pavel Pogrebnyak   90+3'   72'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov   81'
Manager:
  Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Giorgos Karagounis (Greece)[12]

Assistant referees:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mandeep Sanghera (16 June 2012). "Greece 1–0 Russia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Full-time report Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Full-time report Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Full-time report Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Full-time report Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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