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Group A of UEFA Euro 2016 contained France, Romania, debutant Albania and Switzerland. France was the only former European champion in this group, having won the championship two times (in 1984 and 2000). Matches were played from 10 to 19 June 2016.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
October 2015[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2016
A1   France 1 Host 28 May 2010 9th 2012 Winners (1984, 2000) 8 17
A2   Romania 3 Group F runner-up 11 October 2015 5th 2008 Quarter-finals (2000) 18 22
A3   Albania 4 Group I runner-up 11 October 2015 1st Debut 31 42
A4    Switzerland 2 Group E runner-up 9 October 2015 4th 2008 Group stage (1996, 2004, 2008) 10 15
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of October 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

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

In the round of 16,

  • The winner of Group A, France, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group E, Republic of Ireland.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Switzerland, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Poland.

MatchesEdit

France vs RomaniaEdit

France  2–1  Romania
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France[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania[2]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny
LB 3 Patrice Evra
CM 15 Paul Pogba   77'
CM 5 N'Golo Kanté
CM 14 Blaise Matuidi
RW 7 Antoine Griezmann   66'
LW 8 Dimitri Payet   90+2'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud   69'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Kingsley Coman   66'
FW 11 Anthony Martial   77'
MF 18 Moussa Sissoko   90+2'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
 
GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c)   32'
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore
LB 3 Răzvan Raț   45'
CM 10 Nicolae Stanciu   72'
CM 5 Ovidiu Hoban
CM 8 Mihai Pintilii
RW 20 Adrian Popa   78'   82'
LW 19 Bogdan Stancu
CF 14 Florin Andone   61'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Denis Alibec   61'
MF 7 Alexandru Chipciu   72'
MF 11 Gabriel Torje   82'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu

Man of the Match:
Dimitri Payet (France)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
György Ring (Hungary)
Vencel Tóth (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Reserve assistant referee:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)

Albania vs SwitzerlandEdit

Albania  0–1   Switzerland
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Albania[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[6]
GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj
CB 5 Lorik Cana (c)   23'   36'
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj   90+2'
LB 7 Ansi Agolli
RM 22 Amir Abrashi
CM 13 Burim Kukeli   89'
LM 14 Taulant Xhaka   62'
RW 21 Odise Roshi   74'
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani
CF 10 Armando Sadiku   82'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Ergys Kaçe   63'   62'
FW 16 Sokol Cikalleshi   74'
FW 11 Shkëlzen Gashi   82'
Manager:
  Gianni De Biasi
 
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär   14'
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami   66'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   88'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili   76'
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi   62'
CF 9 Haris Seferović
Substitutions:
FW 7 Breel Embolo   62'
MF 8 Fabian Frei   76'
MF 16 Gelson Fernandes   88'
Manager:
  Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Reserve assistant referee:
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)

Romania vs SwitzerlandEdit

Romania  1–1   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 43,576[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[9]
GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c)
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore   76'
LB 3 Răzvan Raț   62'
CM 18 Andrei Prepeliță   22'
CM 8 Mihai Pintilii   46'
RW 11 Gabriel Torje
AM 19 Bogdan Stancu   84'
LW 7 Alexandru Chipciu   24'
CF 13 Claudiu Keșerü   37'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Ovidiu Hoban   46'
DF 16 Steliano Filip   62'
FW 14 Florin Andone   84'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
 
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami
CM 10 Granit Xhaka   50'
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   90+1'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili   83'
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi
CF 9 Haris Seferović   63'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Breel Embolo   90+4'   63'
DF 6 Michael Lang   83'
FW 17 Shani Tarashaj   90+1'
Manager:
  Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
Nikolai Golubev (Russia)
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Additional assistant referees:
Sergey Lapochkin (Russia)
Sergey Ivanov (Russia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Vitali Maliutsin (Belarus)

France vs AlbaniaEdit

France  2–0  Albania
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albania[12]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny
LB 3 Patrice Evra
CM 5 N'Golo Kanté   88'
CM 14 Blaise Matuidi
RW 20 Kingsley Coman   68'
AM 8 Dimitri Payet
LW 11 Anthony Martial   46'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud   77'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Paul Pogba   46'
FW 7 Antoine Griezmann   68'
FW 10 André-Pierre Gignac   77'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
 
GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj
CB 18 Arlind Ajeti   85'
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj
LB 7 Ansi Agolli (c)
DM 13 Burim Kukeli   55'   74'
CM 22 Amir Abrashi   81'
CM 9 Ledian Memushaj
RW 2 Andi Lila   71'
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani
CF 10 Armando Sadiku
Substitutions:
MF 21 Odise Roshi   71'
MF 14 Taulant Xhaka   74'
DF 6 Freddie Veseli   85'
Manager:
  Gianni De Biasi

Man of the Match:
Dimitri Payet (France)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland)
Francis Connor (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Michael Oliver (England)
Additional assistant referees:
Bobby Madden (Scotland)
John Beaton (Scotland)
Reserve assistant referee:
Michael Mullarkey (England)

Romania vs AlbaniaEdit

Romania  0–1  Albania
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romania[15]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albania[15]
GK 12 Ciprian Tătărușanu
RB 22 Cristian Săpunaru   85'
CB 21 Dragoș Grigore
CB 6 Vlad Chiricheș (c)
LB 2 Alexandru Mățel   54'
CM 18 Andrei Prepeliță   46'
CM 5 Ovidiu Hoban
RW 20 Adrian Popa   68'
AM 10 Nicolae Stanciu
RW 19 Bogdan Stancu
CF 9 Denis Alibec   57'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Lucian Sânmărtean   46'
MF 11 Gabriel Torje   90+3'   57'
FW 14 Florin Andone   68'
Manager:
Anghel Iordănescu
 
GK 1 Etrit Berisha
RB 4 Elseid Hysaj   90+4'
CB 18 Arlind Ajeti
CB 15 Mërgim Mavraj
LB 7 Ansi Agolli (c)
DM 8 Migjen Basha   6'   83'
CM 22 Amir Abrashi
CM 9 Ledian Memushaj   85'
RW 2 Andi Lila
LW 3 Ermir Lenjani   77'
CF 10 Armando Sadiku   59'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Bekim Balaj   59'
MF 21 Odise Roshi   77'
DF 5 Lorik Cana   83'
Manager:
  Gianni De Biasi

Man of the Match:
Arlind Ajeti (Albania)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)
Tomáš Mokrusch (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Petr Ardeleánu (Czech Republic)
Michal Paták (Czech Republic)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Switzerland vs FranceEdit

Switzerland   0–0  France
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[18]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France[18]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (c)
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 20 Johan Djourou
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 11 Valon Behrami
CM 10 Granit Xhaka
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   79'
AM 15 Blerim Džemaili
LW 18 Admir Mehmedi   86'
CF 7 Breel Embolo   74'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Haris Seferović   74'
MF 16 Gelson Fernandes   79'
DF 6 Michael Lang   86'
Manager:
  Vladimir Petković
 
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 19 Bacary Sagna
CB 4 Adil Rami   25'
CB 21 Laurent Koscielny   83'
LB 3 Patrice Evra
RM 18 Moussa Sissoko
CM 6 Yohan Cabaye
LM 15 Paul Pogba
RW 20 Kingsley Coman   63'
LW 7 Antoine Griezmann   77'
CF 10 André-Pierre Gignac
Substitutions:
MF 8 Dimitri Payet   63'
MF 14 Blaise Matuidi   77'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps

Man of the Match:
Yann Sommer (Switzerland)[19]

Assistant referees:[4]
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mark Borsch (Germany)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full Time Summary – France v Romania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – France v Romania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ Kell, Tom (10 June 2016). "Payet strikes late to hand victory to France". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Who is the referee? UEFA EURO 2016 appointments". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Full Time Summary – Albania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Albania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Atkin, John (11 June 2016). "Switzerland hold on against ten-man Albania". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Romania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Romania v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  10. ^ Foulerton, Jim (15 June 2016). "Mehmedi strike earns Swiss valuable point". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – France v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – France v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  13. ^ Harrison, Wayne (15 June 2016). "Last-gasp France defeat Albania to reach last 16". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Romania v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Romania v Albania" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ Burke, Chris (19 June 2016). "Albania await their fate after historic victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Switzerland v France" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Switzerland v France" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  19. ^ Haslam, Andrew (19 June 2016). "Stalemate takes Swiss through with France". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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