UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B

Group B of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying was one of the ten groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals tournament.[1] Group B consisted of five teams: Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal (the title holders), Serbia and Ukraine,[2] where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The top two teams, Ukraine and Portugal, qualified directly for the finals. Unlike previous editions, the participants of the play-offs were not decided based on results from the qualifying group stage, but instead based on their performance in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Ukraine 8 6 2 0 17 4 +13 20 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–0
2   Portugal 8 5 2 1 22 6 +16 17 0–0 1–1 3–0 6–0
3   Serbia 8 4 2 2 17 17 0 14 Advance to play-offs via Nations League 2–2 2–4 3–2 4–1
4   Luxembourg 8 1 1 6 7 16 −9 4 1–2 0–2 1–3 2–1
5   Lithuania 8 0 1 7 5 25 −20 1 0–3 1–5 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 2 December 2018 in Dublin.[4][5] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Luxembourg  2–1  Lithuania
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Portugal  0–0  Ukraine
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Attendance: 58,355[6]

Luxembourg  1–2  Ukraine
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Portugal  1–1  Serbia
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Attendance: 50,342[6]

Lithuania  1–1  Luxembourg
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Attendance: 3,263[6]
Ukraine  5–0  Serbia
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Attendance: 34,700[6]

Serbia  4–1  Lithuania
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Ukraine  1–0  Luxembourg
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Attendance: 34,700[6]

Lithuania  0–3  Ukraine
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Serbia  2–4  Portugal
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Attendance: 39,839[6]

Lithuania  1–5  Portugal
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Attendance: 5,067[6]
Luxembourg  1–3  Serbia
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Portugal  3–0  Luxembourg
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Ukraine  2–0  Lithuania
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Attendance: 32,500[6]

Lithuania  1–2  Serbia
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Attendance: 2,787[6]
Ukraine  2–1  Portugal
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Portugal  6–0  Lithuania
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Attendance: 18,534[6]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Serbia  3–2  Luxembourg
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Luxembourg  0–2  Portugal
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Serbia  2–2  Ukraine
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GoalscorersEdit

There were 68 goals scored in 20 matches, for an average of 3.4 goals per match.

11 goals

10 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

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 not carried forward to the play-offs, the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
  Lithuania Saulius Mikoliūnas     vs Luxembourg (7 June 2019) vs Serbia (10 June 2019)
Arvydas Novikovas   vs Luxembourg (7 June 2019)
  vs Serbia (10 June 2019)
  vs Ukraine (11 October 2019)
vs Serbia (14 October 2019)
Modestas Vorobjovas     vs Luxembourg (7 June 2019) vs Serbia (10 June 2019)
  Luxembourg Leandro Barreiro   vs Ukraine (25 March 2019)
  vs Serbia (10 September 2019)
  vs Portugal (11 October 2019)
vs Serbia (14 November 2019)
Dirk Carlson   vs Lithuania (22 March 2019)
  vs Ukraine (25 March 2019)
  vs Lithuania (7 June 2019)
vs Ukraine (10 June 2019)
  Serbia Uroš Spajić   vs Portugal (25 March 2019)
  vs Ukraine (7 June 2019)
  vs Luxembourg (10 September 2019)
vs Lithuania (14 October 2019)
  Ukraine Taras Stepanenko     vs Portugal (14 October 2019) vs Serbia (17 November 2019)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches in March and November 2019, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ Serbia were sanctioned by UEFA to play one home match (against Lithuania on 10 June 2019) without spectators for racist behaviour in their home match against Montenegro.
  3. ^ Serbia were sanctioned by UEFA to play one home match (against Luxembourg on 14 November 2019) without spectators for racist behaviour in their home match against Portugal.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Euro 2020: Qualifying Draw Procedure" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. ^ "UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying draw made in Dublin". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2018–20" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying schedule: all the fixtures". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "European Qualifiers 2018–20: Group stage fixture list" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Summary UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying – Group B". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Disciplinary - Inside UEFA – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. 21 October 2019.

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