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UEFA Euro 2012 Group D

Group D of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 11 June 2012 and ended on 19 June 2012. The pool was made up of Ukraine, Sweden, France and England. The top two teams, England and France, progressed to the quarter-finals to play Italy and Spain respectively, while Ukraine and Sweden were eliminated from the tournament.

On the second matchday, on 15 June, the match between Ukraine and France that began at 19:00 local time was interrupted by heavy rainfall and a thunderstorm. The conditions forced the referee to suspend the game during the fifth minute, and play was only resumed 58 minutes later.[1] UEFA therefore delayed the match between Sweden and England to kick off 15 minutes later than originally scheduled, instead beginning at 22:00 local time, to avoid the matches overlapping.[2]

On the final matchday, on 19 June, the match between England and Ukraine featured a ghost goal by Marko Dević. In the second half, with Ukraine losing 1–0 to a Wayne Rooney goal, Dević's shot was hooked clear from behind the England goal-line by John Terry under the eyes of the additional assistant referee standing beside the goal (as confirmed by video replays). The incident reopened football's goal-line technology debate.[3][4][5] Although in the build-up to the incident, Dević's teammate Artem Milevskiy was in an offside position when the ball was played to him, which also went unnoticed by the match officials.[6][7] UEFA and its chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina admitted on the following day that an error had been made and that Ukraine had been denied a legitimate goal.[8][9]

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
D1   Ukraine 1 Co-host 18 April 2007 1st Debut 15 52
D2   Sweden 3 Best runner-up 11 October 2011 5th 2008 Semi-finals (1992) 10 17
D3   France 4 Group D winner 11 October 2011 8th 2008 Winners (1984, 2000) 12 14
D4   England 2 Group G winner 7 October 2011 8th 2004 Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996) 5 6

Notes

  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2011 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
2   France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3   Ukraine (H) 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Sweden 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, England, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Italy.
  • The runner-up of Group D, France, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Spain.

MatchesEdit

France vs EnglandEdit

France  1–1  England
Report
Attendance: 47,400[10]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[11]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès
LB 3 Patrice Evra
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye   84'
CM 15 Florent Malouda   85'
RW 11 Samir Nasri
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF 20 Hatem Ben Arfa   84'
MF 19 Marvin Martin   85'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc
 
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16 James Milner
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 17 Scott Parker   78'
LM 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain   34'   77'
SS 11 Ashley Young   71'
CF 22 Danny Welbeck   90+1'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Jermain Defoe   77'
MF 8 Jordan Henderson   78'
MF 7 Theo Walcott   90+1'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Samir Nasri (France)[10]

Assistant referees:
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
Additional assistant referees:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)

Ukraine vs SwedenEdit

Ukraine  2–1  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 64,290[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[13]
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 17 Taras Mykhalyk
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
LB 2 Yevhen Selin
RM 11 Andriy Yarmolenko
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
LM 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka   90+3'
AM 18 Serhiy Nazarenko
SS 10 Andriy Voronin   85'
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)   81'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Artem Milevskiy   81'
MF 14 Ruslan Rotan   85'
FW 22 Marko Dević   90+3'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
 
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 2 Mikael Lustig
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Andreas Granqvist
LB 5 Martin Olsson
CM 6 Rasmus Elm   83'
CM 9 Kim Källström   11'
RW 7 Sebastian Larsson   68'
AM 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW 20 Ola Toivonen   62'
CF 22 Markus Rosenberg   71'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Anders Svensson   62'
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   68'
FW 11 Johan Elmander   71'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén

Man of the Match:
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)[14]

Assistant referees:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Marcin Borski (Poland)
Additional assistant referees:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Bülent Yıldırım (Turkey)

Ukraine vs FranceEdit

At 19:05 EEST, in the 5th minute, the match was interrupted due to severe weather. The match resumed at 20:02 EEST.[15]

Ukraine  0–2  France
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine[17]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[17]
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 17 Taras Mykhalyk
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
LB 2 Yevhen Selin   55'
CM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   87'
CM 10 Andriy Voronin   46'
RW 11 Andriy Yarmolenko   68'
AM 18 Serhiy Nazarenko   60'
LW 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka
CF 7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
FW 22 Marko Dević   46'
FW 15 Artem Milevskiy   60'
MF 8 Oleksandr Aliyev   68'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
 
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy   79'
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès   81'
LB 22 Gaël Clichy
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 11 Samir Nasri
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye   68'
RW 14 Jérémy Ménez   40'   73'
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema   76'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Yann M'Vila   68'
MF 19 Marvin Martin   73'
FW 9 Olivier Giroud   76'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Franck Ribéry (France)[16]

Assistant referees:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)

Sweden vs EnglandEdit

Sweden  2–3  England
Report
Attendance: 64,640[18]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[19]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[19]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 4 Andreas Granqvist   66'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg   63'
CB 13 Jonas Olsson   72'
LB 5 Martin Olsson
RM 7 Sebastian Larsson
CM 8 Anders Svensson   90+1'
CM 9 Kim Källström
LM 6 Rasmus Elm   81'
SS 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
CF 11 Johan Elmander   79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Mikael Lustig   66'
FW 22 Markus Rosenberg   79'
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   81'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
 
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16 James Milner   58'   61'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 17 Scott Parker
LM 11 Ashley Young
SS 22 Danny Welbeck   90'
CF 9 Andy Carroll
Substitutions:
MF 7 Theo Walcott   61'
MF 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain   90'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Olof Mellberg (Sweden)[18]

Assistant referees:
Primož Arhar (Slovenia)
Matej Žunič (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

England vs UkraineEdit

England  1–0  Ukraine
Report
Attendance: 48,700[20]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[21]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine[21]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 6 John Terry
CB 15 Joleon Lescott
LB 3 Ashley Cole   78'
RM 16 James Milner   70'
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)   73'
CM 17 Scott Parker
LM 11 Ashley Young
SS 10 Wayne Rooney   87'
CF 22 Danny Welbeck   82'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Theo Walcott   70'
FW 9 Andy Carroll   82'
MF 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain   87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
 
GK 12 Andriy Pyatov
RB 9 Oleh Husyev
CB 3 Yevhen Khacheridi
CB 20 Yaroslav Rakitskiy   74'
LB 2 Yevhen Selin
DM 4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (c)   63'
RM 11 Andriy Yarmolenko
LM 19 Yevhen Konoplyanka
AM 6 Denys Harmash   78'
SS 15 Artem Milevskiy   77'
CF 22 Marko Dević   70'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Andriy Shevchenko   86'   70'
DF 21 Bohdan Butko   77'
MF 18 Serhiy Nazarenko   78'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Steven Gerrard (England)[20]

Assistant referees:
Gábor Erős (Hungary)
György Ring (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
István Vad (Hungary)
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)

Sweden vs FranceEdit

Sweden  2–0  France
Report
Attendance: 63,010[22]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[23]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[23]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 4 Andreas Granqvist
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 13 Jonas Olsson
LB 5 Martin Olsson
CM 8 Anders Svensson   70'   79'
CM 9 Kim Källström
RW 7 Sebastian Larsson
AM 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW 19 Emir Bajrami   46'
CF 20 Ola Toivonen   78'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   46'
MF 16 Pontus Wernbloom   78'
MF 18 Samuel Holmén   81'   79'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
 
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Mathieu Debuchy
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 5 Philippe Mexès   68'
LB 22 Gaël Clichy
DM 18 Alou Diarra
CM 11 Samir Nasri   77'
CM 17 Yann M'Vila   83'
RW 20 Hatem Ben Arfa   59'
LW 7 Franck Ribéry
CF 10 Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF 15 Florent Malouda   59'
FW 14 Jérémy Ménez   77'
FW 9 Olivier Giroud   83'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)[22]

Assistant referees:
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Manuel De Sousa (Portugal)
Duarte Gomes (Portugal)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match, originally scheduled for 21:45 local time, was delayed 15 minutes to prevent overlap with the other Group D match between Ukraine and France, which had been delayed due to rain.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burke, Chris (15 June 2012). "France find their stride to pick off Ukraine". Union of European Football Associations.
  2. ^ a b Dawkes, Phil (15 June 2012). "Euro 2012: Sweden v England". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ Barlow, Matt (19 June 2012). "Ghost goal fury of Blokhin while Hodgson's happy to get rub of the green". Daily Mail. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  4. ^ "5 Famous Soccer Goal-Line Controversies". The Washington Post. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  5. ^ "England, France through to Euro 2012 quarters". Herald Sun. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ Tidey, Will (19 June 2012). "Ukraine vs. England: Marko Devic Enters Goal-Line Technology Hall of Shame". The Bleacher Report. Retrieved 19 June 2012.[unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "Rooney seizes his chance to lift England's expectations". The Independent. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Euro 2012: Uefa admits Ukraine were deprived of a goal against England". The Guardian. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Euro 2012: Ukraine goal crossed the line and should have been given says Uefa referee chief Pierluigi Collina". The Daily Telegraph. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Full-time report France-England" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – France-England" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Full-time report Ukraine-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Ukraine-Sweden" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  14. ^ Haslam, Andrew (11 June 2012). "Shevchenko double gives Ukraine debut victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Liveticker | Ukraine – Frankreich 0:2 | Vorrunde, 2. Spieltag | Europameisterschaft 2012" [Live coverage | Ukraine v France 0–2 | Group stage, matchday 2 | Euro 2012] (in German). kicker. 15 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Full-time report Ukraine-France" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Ukraine-France" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  18. ^ a b "Full-time report Sweden-England" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  19. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Sweden-England" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  20. ^ a b "Full-time report England-Ukraine" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  21. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – England-Ukraine" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  22. ^ a b "Full-time report Sweden-France" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  23. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Sweden-France" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.

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