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The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E was one of nine groups drawn to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament.[1] Group E consisted of six teams: England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, and San Marino,[2] who played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The top two teams would qualify directly for the finals. The third-placed team would qualify directly too if they had the best records among the third-placed teams of all qualifying groups, otherwise they would enter the play-offs for another chance to qualify.

England and Switzerland qualified for the finals as the group winners and runners-up respectively. As third-placed Slovenia were not the highest-ranked among all third-placed teams, they advanced to the play-offs, where they lost to Ukraine and thus failed to qualify.

England won all ten of their matches becoming only the fifth national side to qualify for a European Championship with a 100% record, and the sixth instance, after France (1992 and 2004), Czech Republic (2000), Germany and Spain (both 2012).[4]

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +28 30 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
2    Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 21 0–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 7–0
3   Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +7 16 Advance to play-offs 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 6–0
4   Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 −5 10 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
5   Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 −11 10 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1
6   San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 −35 1 0–6 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 23 February 2014 in Nice.[5] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Estonia  1–0  Slovenia
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San Marino  0–2  Lithuania
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Switzerland   0–2  England
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Attendance: 35,500[8]

England  5–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 55,990[9]
Lithuania  1–0  Estonia
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Attendance: 4,780[10]
Slovenia  1–0   Switzerland
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Attendance: 8,500[11]

Estonia  0–1  England
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Lithuania  0–2  Slovenia
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San Marino  0–4   Switzerland
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England  3–1  Slovenia
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San Marino  0–0  Estonia
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Switzerland   4–0  Lithuania
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Attendance: 17,300[17]

England  4–0  Lithuania
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Slovenia  6–0  San Marino
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Switzerland   3–0  Estonia
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Estonia  2–0  San Marino
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Slovenia  2–3  England
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Lithuania  1–2   Switzerland
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Attendance: 4,786[23]

Estonia  1–0  Lithuania
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San Marino  0–6  England
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Switzerland   3–2  Slovenia
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England  2–0   Switzerland
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Attendance: 75,751[27]
Lithuania  2–1  San Marino
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Attendance: 2,856[28]
Slovenia  1–0  Estonia
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England  2–0  Estonia
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Attendance: 75,427[30]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Slovenia  1–1  Lithuania
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Switzerland   7–0  San Marino
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Attendance: 16,200[32]

Estonia  0–1   Switzerland
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Lithuania  0–3  England
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Attendance: 5,051[34]
Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)
San Marino  0–2  Slovenia
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GoalscorersEdit

DisciplineEdit

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[3]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
  Estonia Ken Kallaste     vs Lithuania (9 October 2014) vs England (12 October 2014)
Ragnar Klavan     vs England (12 October 2014) vs San Marino (15 November 2014)
Aleksandr Dmitrijev   vs San Marino (15 November 2014)
  vs Switzerland (27 March 2015)
  vs Lithuania (5 September 2015)
vs Slovenia (8 September 2015)
  Lithuania Giedrius Arlauskis   vs San Marino (8 September 2015) vs Slovenia (9 October 2015)
Marius Žaliūkas   vs England (27 March 2015)
  vs Estonia (5 September 2015)
  vs Slovenia (9 October 2015)
vs England (12 October 2015)
  San Marino Alessandro Della Valle     vs Ukraine (15 October 2013)[note 2] vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
Mirko Palazzi   vs Ukraine (15 October 2013)[note 2] vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
Manuel Battistini   vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
  vs Estonia (14 June 2015)
  vs Lithuania (8 September 2015)
vs Switzerland (9 October 2015)
Nicola Chiaruzzi     vs Lithuania (8 September 2015) vs Switzerland (9 October 2015)
  Slovenia Dalibor Stevanović     vs Estonia (8 September 2014) vs Switzerland (9 October 2014)
Kevin Kampl   vs England (14 June 2015)
  vs Switzerland (5 September 2015)
  vs Estonia (8 September 2015)
vs Lithuania (9 October 2015)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 15 November 2014 and 27 March 2015, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ a b The suspension was carried over from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying Draw Procedure" (PDF). UEFA. p. 1. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Spain face Ukraine return in EURO 2016 qualifying". UEFA.com. 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2014-16" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  4. ^ Hammond, Mike (12 October 2015). "England join EURO's perfect qualification club". uefa.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Qualifying fixtures" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "Estonia vs. Slovenia". Soccerway. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ "San Marino vs. Lithuania". Soccerway. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Switzerland vs. England". Soccerway. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  9. ^ "England vs. San Marino". Soccerway. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Lithuania vs. Estonia". Soccerway. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Slovenia vs. Switzerland". Soccerway. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Estonia vs. England". Soccerway. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Lithuania vs. Slovenia". Soccerway. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  14. ^ "San Marino vs. Switzerland". Soccerway. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  15. ^ "England vs. Slovenia". Soccerway. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  16. ^ "San Marino vs. Estonia". Soccerway. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Switzerland vs. Lithuania". Soccerway. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  18. ^ "England vs. Lithuania". Soccerway. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Slovenia vs. San Marino". Soccerway. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Switzerland vs. Estonia". Soccerway. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Estonia vs. San Marino". Soccerway. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Slovenia vs. England". Soccerway. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Lithuania vs. Switzerland". Soccerway. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  24. ^ "Estonia vs. Lithuania". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  25. ^ "San Marino vs. England". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  26. ^ "Switzerland vs. Slovenia". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  27. ^ "England vs. Switzerland". Soccerway. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  28. ^ "Lithuania vs. San Marino". Soccerway. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  29. ^ "Slovenia vs. Estonia". Soccerway. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  30. ^ "England vs. Estonia - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Slovenia vs. Lithuania - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  32. ^ "Switzerland vs. San Marino - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Estonia vs. Switzerland - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  34. ^ "Lithuania vs. England - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  35. ^ "San Marino vs. Slovenia - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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