UEFA Euro 2020 Group A

Group A of UEFA Euro 2020 took place from 11 to 20 June 2021 in Baku's Olympic Stadium and Rome's Stadio Olimpico.[1] The group contained Turkey, host nation Italy, Wales and Switzerland.

Goalkeeper Danny Ward catches the ball in Wales' match against Switzerland.

TeamsEdit

Draw posi­tion Team Pot Method of
quali­fication
Date of
quali­fication
Finals
appea­rance
Last
appea­rance
Previous best
perfor­mance
Qualifying Rankings
November 2019[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
May 2021
A1   Turkey 3 Group H runner-up 14 November 2019 5th 2016 Semi-finals (2008) 14 29
A2   Italy (host) 1 Group J winner 12 October 2019 10th 2016 Winners (1968) 2 7
A3   Wales 4 Group E runner-up 19 November 2019 2nd 2016 Semi-finals (2016) 19 17
A4    Switzerland 2 Group D winner 18 November 2019 5th 2016 Round of 16 (2016) 9 13

Notes

  1. ^ The European Qualifiers overall rankings from November 2019 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy (H) 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
2   Wales 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4[a]
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4[a]
4   Turkey 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head result (Wales 1–1 Switzerland). Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

In the round of 16,[2]

MatchesEdit

Turkey vs ItalyEdit

Turkey  0–3  Italy
Report
Attendance: 12,916[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy[4]
GK 23 Uğurcan Çakır
RB 2 Zeki Çelik
CB 3 Merih Demiral
CB 4 Çağlar Söyüncü   88'
LB 13 Umut Meraş
DM 5 Okay Yokuşlu   65'
RM 9 Kenan Karaman   76'
CM 6 Ozan Tufan   64'
CM 11 Yusuf Yazıcı   46'
LM 10 Hakan Çalhanoğlu
CF 17 Burak Yılmaz (c)
Substitutions:
FW 7 Cengiz Ünder   46'
DF 22 Kaan Ayhan   64'
MF 21 İrfan Kahveci   65'
MF 26 Halil Dervişoğlu   90'   76'
Manager:
Şenol Güneş
 
GK 21 Gianluigi Donnarumma
RB 24 Alessandro Florenzi   46'
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini (c)
LB 4 Leonardo Spinazzola
CM 18 Nicolò Barella
CM 8 Jorginho
CM 5 Manuel Locatelli   74'
RF 11 Domenico Berardi   85'
CF 17 Ciro Immobile   81'
LF 10 Lorenzo Insigne   81'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Giovanni Di Lorenzo   46'
MF 16 Bryan Cristante   74'
MF 14 Federico Chiesa   81'
FW 9 Andrea Belotti   81'
MF 20 Federico Bernardeschi   85'
Manager:
Roberto Mancini

Man of the Match:
Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy)[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Hessel Steegstra (Netherlands)
Jan de Vries (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mikaël Berchebru (France)
Video assistant referee:
Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Christian Gittelmann (Germany)
Christian Dingert (Germany)

Wales vs SwitzerlandEdit

Wales  1–1   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 8,782[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[7]
GK 12 Danny Ward
RB 14 Connor Roberts
CB 6 Joe Rodon
CB 4 Ben Davies
LB 22 Chris Mepham
CM 16 Joe Morrell
CM 7 Joe Allen
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey   90+3'
RF 20 Daniel James   75'
CF 13 Kieffer Moore   47'
LF 11 Gareth Bale (c)
Substitutions:
MF 19 David Brooks   75'
DF 15 Ethan Ampadu   90+3'
Manager:
Rob Page
 
GK 1 Yann Sommer
CB 4 Nico Elvedi
CB 22 Fabian Schär   30'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
RWB 2 Kevin Mbabu   63'
LWB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
CM 10 Granit Xhaka (c)
CM 8 Remo Freuler
AM 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   66'
CF 7 Breel Embolo
CF 9 Haris Seferovic   84'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Denis Zakaria   66'
FW 19 Mario Gavranović   84'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Breel Embolo (Switzerland)[5]

Assistant referees:[7]
Nicolas Danos (France)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Fourth official:
Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Uroš Stojković (Serbia)
Video assistant referee:
François Letexier (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Jérôme Brisard (France)
Benjamin Pagès (France)
Paweł Gil (Poland)

Turkey vs WalesEdit

Turkey  0–2  Wales
Report
Attendance: 19,762[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[9]
GK 23 Uğurcan Çakır
RB 2 Zeki Çelik
CB 22 Kaan Ayhan
CB 4 Çağlar Söyüncü
LB 13 Umut Meraş   72'
DM 5 Okay Yokuşlu   46'
CM 10 Hakan Çalhanoğlu   90+2'
CM 6 Ozan Tufan   46'
RW 9 Kenan Karaman   75'
LW 7 Cengiz Ünder   83'
CF 17 Burak Yılmaz (c)   90+2'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Yusuf Yazıcı   46'
DF 3 Merih Demiral   46'
DF 25 Mert Müldür   72'
MF 26 Halil Dervişoğlu   75'
MF 21 İrfan Kahveci   83'
Manager:
Şenol Güneş
 
GK 12 Danny Ward
RB 14 Connor Roberts
CB 22 Chris Mepham   90+2'
CB 6 Joe Rodon
LB 4 Ben Davies   90+2'
CM 16 Joe Morrell
CM 7 Joe Allen   73'
RW 11 Gareth Bale (c)
AM 10 Aaron Ramsey   85'
LW 20 Daniel James   90+4'
CF 13 Kieffer Moore
Substitutions:
DF 15 Ethan Ampadu   73'
MF 8 Harry Wilson   85'
DF 3 Neco Williams   90+4'
Manager:
Rob Page

Man of the Match:
Gareth Bale (Wales)[5]

Assistant referees:[9]
Rui Tavares (Portugal)
Paulo Soares (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Reserve assistant referee:
Marcin Boniek (Poland)
Video assistant referee:
João Pinheiro (Portugal)
Assistant video assistant referees:
François Letexier (France)
Íñigo Prieto López de Cerain (Spain)
Alejandro Hernández Hernández (Spain)

Italy vs SwitzerlandEdit

Italy  3–0   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 12,445[10]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[11]
GK 21 Gianluigi Donnarumma
RB 2 Giovanni Di Lorenzo
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini (c)   24'
LB 4 Leonardo Spinazzola
CM 18 Nicolò Barella   86'
CM 8 Jorginho
CM 5 Manuel Locatelli   86'
RF 11 Domenico Berardi   70'
CF 17 Ciro Immobile
LF 10 Lorenzo Insigne   69'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Francesco Acerbi   24'
MF 14 Federico Chiesa   69'
DF 25 Rafael Tolói   70'
MF 12 Matteo Pessina   86'
MF 16 Bryan Cristante   86'
Manager:
Roberto Mancini
 
GK 1 Yann Sommer
CB 4 Nico Elvedi
CB 22 Fabian Schär   57'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
RM 2 Kevin Mbabu   58'
CM 8 Remo Freuler   84'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka (c)
LM 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
AM 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   76'
CF 9 Haris Seferovic   46'
CF 7 Breel Embolo   79'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Mario Gavranović   49'   46'
MF 14 Steven Zuber   57'
DF 3 Silvan Widmer   58'
MF 11 Ruben Vargas   76'
MF 15 Djibril Sow   84'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković
 
The Stadio Olimpico during EURO 2020

Man of the Match:
Manuel Locatelli (Italy)[5]

Assistant referees:[11]
Igor Demeshko (Russia)
Maksim Gavrilin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Michael Oliver (England)
Reserve assistant referee:
Stuart Burt (England)
Video assistant referee:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Christian Gittelmann (Germany)
Paweł Gil (Poland)

Switzerland vs TurkeyEdit

Switzerland   3–1  Turkey
Report
Attendance: 17,138[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey[13]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
CB 4 Nico Elvedi
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
CB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
RM 3 Silvan Widmer   90+2'
CM 8 Remo Freuler
CM 10 Granit Xhaka (c)   78'
LM 14 Steven Zuber   85'
AM 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   75'
CF 9 Haris Seferovic   75'
CF 7 Breel Embolo   85'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Mario Gavranović   75'
MF 11 Ruben Vargas   75'
DF 17 Loris Benito   85'
FW 18 Admir Mehmedi   85'
DF 2 Kevin Mbabu   90+2'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković
 
GK 23 Uğurcan Çakır
RB 2 Zeki Çelik   75'
CB 3 Merih Demiral
CB 4 Çağlar Söyüncü   76'
LB 25 Mert Müldür
DM 22 Kaan Ayhan   63'
CM 6 Ozan Tufan   63'
CM 21 İrfan Kahveci   80'
RW 7 Cengiz Ünder   80'
LW 10 Hakan Çalhanoğlu   70'   86'
CF 17 Burak Yılmaz (c)
Substitutions:
FW 11 Yusuf Yazıcı   63'
MF 5 Okay Yokuşlu   63'
MF 19 Orkun Kökçü   80'
FW 9 Kenan Karaman   80'
MF 8 Dorukhan Toköz   86'
Manager:
Şenol Güneş

Man of the Match:
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)[5]

Assistant referees:[13]
Tomaž Klančnik (Slovenia)
Andraž Kovačič (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
Reserve assistant referee:
Stefan Hallberg (Sweden)
Video assistant referee:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Christian Dingert (Germany)
Christian Gittelmann (Germany)
Marco Fritz (Germany)

Italy vs WalesEdit

Italy  1–0  Wales
Report
Attendance: 11,541[14]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy[15]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[15]
GK 21 Gianluigi Donnarumma   89'
RB 25 Rafael Tolói
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci (c)   46'
CB 23 Alessandro Bastoni
LB 13 Emerson
CM 12 Matteo Pessina   79'   87'
CM 8 Jorginho   75'
CM 6 Marco Verratti
RF 14 Federico Chiesa
CF 9 Andrea Belotti
LF 20 Federico Bernardeschi   75'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Francesco Acerbi   46'
MF 16 Bryan Cristante   75'
FW 22 Giacomo Raspadori   75'
MF 7 Gaetano Castrovilli   87'
GK 1 Salvatore Sirigu   89'
Manager:
Roberto Mancini
 
GK 12 Danny Ward
CB 2 Chris Gunter   79'
CB 6 Joe Rodon
CB 15 Ethan Ampadu   55'
RM 14 Connor Roberts
CM 7 Joe Allen   51'   86'
CM 16 Joe Morrell   60'
LM 3 Neco Williams   86'
RF 11 Gareth Bale (c)   86'
CF 10 Aaron Ramsey
LF 20 Daniel James   74'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Kieffer Moore   60'
MF 8 Harry Wilson   74'
MF 19 David Brooks   86'
DF 4 Ben Davies   86'
MF 23 Dylan Levitt   86'
Manager:
Rob Page

Man of the Match:
Federico Chiesa (Italy)[5]

Assistant referees:[15]
Radu Ghinguleac (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Fourth official:
Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Reserve assistant referee:
Roy Hassan (Israel)
Video assistant referee:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Assistant video assistant referees:
François Letexier (France)
Benjamin Pagès (France)
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)

DisciplineEdit

Fair play points were to be used as a tiebreaker if the head-to-head and overall records of teams were tied (and if a penalty shoot-out was not applicable as a tiebreaker). These were calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows:[2]

  • yellow card = 1 point
  • red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points
  • direct red card = 3 points
  • yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points

Only one of the above deductions was applied to a player in a single match.

Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
                                   
  Italy 1 −1
   Switzerland 2 2 1 −5
  Turkey 2 2 3 −7
  Wales 1 2 2 1 −8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Euro 2020: 2021 match schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2018–20". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 March 2018. Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Full Time Summary – Turkey v Italy" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Turkey v Italy" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Every EURO 2020 Star of the Match". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Full Time Summary – Wales v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Wales v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Turkey v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Turkey v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Full Time Summary – Italy v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Italy v Switzerland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Full Time Summary – Switzerland v Turkey" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Switzerland v Turkey" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Italy v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  15. ^ a b c "Tactical Line-ups – Italy v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.

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