UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group F

Group F 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 F consisted of six teams: Faroe Islands, Malta, Norway, Romania, Spain and Sweden,[2] where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The top two teams, Spain and Sweden, 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   Spain 10 8 2 0 31 5 +26 26 Qualify for final tournament 3–0 2–1 5–0 4–0 7–0
2   Sweden 10 6 3 1 23 9 +14 21 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
3   Norway 10 4 5 1 19 11 +8 17 Advance to play-offs via Nations League 1–1 3–3 2–2 4–0 2–0
4   Romania 10 4 2 4 17 15 +2 14 1–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–0
5   Faroe Islands 10 1 0 9 4 30 −26 3[a] 1–4 0–4 0–2 0–3 1–0
6   Malta 10 1 0 9 3 27 −24 3[a] 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–4 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3) and head-to-head goal difference (0). Head-to-head away goals: Faroe Islands 1, Malta 0.

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).

Malta  2–1  Faroe Islands
  • Nwoko   13'
  • Borg   77' (pen.)
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Sweden  2–1  Romania
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Attendance: 30,115[6]
Spain  2–1  Norway
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Attendance: 39,752[6]

Malta  0–2  Spain
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Attendance: 16,542[6]
Norway  3–3  Sweden
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Attendance: 23,459[6]
Romania  4–1  Faroe Islands
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Faroe Islands  1–4  Spain
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Attendance: 3,226[6]
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Norway  2–2  Romania
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Attendance: 17,664[6]
Sweden  3–0  Malta
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Faroe Islands  0–2  Norway
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Malta  0–4  Romania
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Spain  3–0  Sweden
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Attendance: 72,205[6]

Faroe Islands  0–4  Sweden
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Attendance: 3,108[6]
Norway  2–0  Malta
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Attendance: 11,269[6]
Romania  1–2  Spain
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Romania  1–0  Malta
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Spain  4–0  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 23,644[6]
Sweden  1–1  Norway
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Attendance: 38,372[6]

Faroe Islands  0–3  Romania
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Malta  0–4  Sweden
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Attendance: 10,702[6]
Norway  1–1  Spain
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Attendance: 25,200[6]

Faroe Islands  1–0  Malta
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Romania  1–1  Norway
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Sweden  1–1  Spain
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Attendance: 49,712[6]

Norway  4–0  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 10,400[6]
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
Romania  0–2  Sweden
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Attendance: 49,678[6]
Spain  7–0  Malta
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Attendance: 19,773[6]

Malta  1–2  Norway
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Spain  5–0  Romania
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Sweden  3–0  Faroe Islands
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Attendance: 19,737[6]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

GoalscorersEdit

There were 97 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 3.23 goals per match.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

DisciplineEdit

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

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions could 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 were 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)
  Faroe Islands Gilli Rólantsson   vs Malta (23 March 2019)
  vs Norway (10 June 2019)
  vs Romania (12 October 2019)
vs Malta (15 October 2019)
  Malta Andrei Agius   vs Faroe Islands (23 March 2019) vs Spain (26 March 2019)[7]
Steve Borg   vs Faroe Islands (23 March 2019)
  vs Romania (10 June 2019)
  vs Faroe Islands (15 October 2019)
vs Spain (15 November 2019)
  Romania Alexandru Chipciu     vs Malta (10 June 2019) vs Spain (5 September 2019)
Dragoș Grigore   vs Sweden (23 March 2019)
  vs Faroe Islands (26 March 2019)
  vs Norway (7 June 2019)
vs Malta (10 June 2019)
  Spain Diego Llorente   vs Romania (5 September 2019) vs Faroe Islands (8 September 2019)
Sergio Ramos   vs Romania (5 September 2019)
  vs Faroe Islands (8 September 2019)
  vs Norway (12 October 2019)
vs Sweden (15 October 2019)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches in March and November 2019, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.

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". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 March 2018. Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  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 u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Summary UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying – Group F". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ "European Championship 2020: Booking List before Qualifying Round Matchday 2" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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