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1996 European Football Championship

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The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. It was the 10th edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between June 8 and June 30, 1996.

This was the very first edition to introduce the current format of 16 countries disputing the final tournament. 15 had to go through a qualifying round to reach the final stage. England qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

The qualifying round was played throughout 1994 and 1995. There were eight qualifying groups of six teams each, with the exception of group 3, which only had 5. The matches were played in a home-and-away basis.

The winner and the runner-up of each group qualified automatically, with the exception of the two worst runners-up. These two teams had to play an additional playoff between them (single match in neutral ground), to determine the 16th team to join all others in the final tournament.

Continental power Germany reclaimed the title after their surprising '92 finals loss to Denmark.

Contents

Venues

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1996 European Football Championship (squads).

First Round

All times local (GMT)
Half-time scores are in brackets

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
England 7321072
Netherlands 4311134
Scotland 4311112
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Switzerland_flag_large.png


Switzerland
1301214
England 1 - 1 Switzerland
Netherlands 0 - 0 Scotland
Switzerland 0 - 2 Netherlands
Scotland 0 - 2 England
Scotland 1 - 0 Switzerland
Netherlands 1 - 4 England

June 8, 1996

England 1 - 1 (1-0) Switzerland 15:00 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Manuel Diaz Vega (Spain)
Shearer 23' Türkyilmaz (p) 84'

June 10, 1996

Netherlands 0 - 0 (0-0) Scotland 16:30 - Villa Park, Birmingham
Ref: Leif Sundell (Sweden)

June 13, 1996

Switzerland 0 - 2 (0-0) Netherlands 19:30 - Villa Park, Birmingham
Ref: Atanas Uzunov (Bulgaria)
Jordi Cruyff 66'
Bergkamp 79'

June 15, 1996

Scotland 0 - 2 (0-0) England 15:00 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
Shearer 53'
Gascoigne 79'

June 18, 1996

Scotland 1 - 0 (1-0) Switzerland 19:30 - Villa Park, Birmingham
Ref: Vaclav Krondl (Czech Republic)
McCoist 36'
 
Netherlands 1 - 4 (0-1) England 19:30 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Gerd Grabher (Austria)
Kluivert 78' Shearer (p) 23'
Sheringham 51'
Shearer 57'

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Sheringham 62'

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
France 7321052
Spain 5312043
Bulgaria 4311134
Romania 1301214
Spain 1 - 1 Bulgaria
Romania 0 - 1 France
Bulgaria 1 - 0 Romania
France 1 - 1 Spain
France 3 - 1 Bulgaria
Romania 1 - 2 Spain

June 9, 1996

Spain 1 - 1 (0-0) Bulgaria 14:30 - Elland Road, Leeds
Ref: Piero Ceccarini (Italy)
Alfonso 74' Stoitchkov (p) 65'

June 10, 1996

Romania 0 - 1 (0-1) France 19:30 - St James' Park, Newcastle
Ref: Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Dugarry 25'

June 13, 1996

Bulgaria 1 - 0 (1-0) Romania 16:30 - St James' Park, Newcastle
Ref: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)
Stoitchkov 3'

June 15, 1996

France 1 - 1 (0-0) Spain 18:00 - Elland Road, Leeds
Ref: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)
Djorkaeff 49' Caminero 86'

June 18, 1996

France 3 - 1 (1-0) Bulgaria 16:30 - St James' Park, Newcastle
Ref: Dermot Gallagher (England)
Blanc 21' Stoitchkov 69'
Penev (og) 63'
Loko 90'
 
Romania 1 - 2 (1-1) Spain 16:30 - Elland Road, Leeds
Ref: Ahmet Çakar (Turkey)
Raducioiu 29' Manjarín 11'
Amor 84'

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Germany 7321050
Czech Republic 4311156
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Italy
4311133
Russia 1301248
Germany 2 - 0 Czech Republic
Italy 2 - 1 Russia
Czech Republic 2 - 1 Italy
Russia 0 - 3 Germany
Russia 3 - 3 Czech Republic
Italy 0 - 0 Germany

June 9, 1996

Germany 2 - 0 (2-0) Czech Republic 17:00 - Old Trafford, Manchester
Ref: David Elleray (England)
Ziege 26'
Möller 32'

June 11, 1996

Italy 2 - 1 (1-1) Russia 16:30 - Anfield, Liverpool
Ref: Leslie Mottram (Scotland)
Casiraghi 5' Tsymbalar 21'
Casiraghi 52'

June 14, 1996

Czech Republic 2 - 1 (2-1) Italy 19:30 - Anfield, Liverpool
Ref: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)
Nedvěd 4' Chiesa 18'
Bejbl 35'

June 16, 1996

Russia 0 - 3 (0-0) Germany 15:00 - Old Trafford, Manchester
Ref: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Sammer 56'
Klinsmann 77'
Klinsmann 90'

June 19, 1996

Russia 3 - 3 (0-2) Czech Republic 19:30 - Anfield, Liverpool
Ref: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Mostovoi 49' Suchopárek 5'
Tetradze 54' Kuka 19'
Beschastnykh 85' Šmicer 88'
 
Italy 0 - 0 (0-0) Germany 19:30 - Old Trafford, Manchester
Ref: Guy Goethals (Belgium)

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png


Portugal
7321051
Croatia 6320143
Denmark 4311144
Turkey 0300305
Denmark 1 - 1 Portugal
Turkey 0 - 1 Croatia
Portugal 1 - 0 Turkey
Croatia 3 - 0 Denmark
Croatia 0 - 3 Portugal
Turkey 0 - 3 Denmark

June 9, 1996

Denmark 1 - 1 (1-0) Portugal 19:30 - Hillsborough, Sheffield
Ref: Mario van der Ende (Netherlands)
B. Laudrup 22' Sá Pinto 53'

June 11, 1996

Turkey 0 - 1 (0-0) Croatia 19:30 - City Ground, Nottingham
Ref: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Vlaovic 86'

June 14, 1996

Portugal 1 - 0 (0-0) Turkey 16:30 - City Ground, Nottingham
Ref: Sandor Puhl (Hungary)
Couto 66'

June 16, 1996

Croatia 3 - 0 (0-0) Denmark 18:00 - Hillsborough, Sheffield
Ref: Marc Batta (France)
Šuker (p) 53'
Boban 81'
Šuker 90'

June 19, 1996

Croatia 0 - 3 (0-2) Portugal 16:30 - City Ground, Nottingham
Ref: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)
Figo 4'
João Vieira Pinto 33'
Domingos 82'
 
Turkey 0 - 3 (0-0) Denmark 16:30 - Hillsborough, Sheffield
Ref: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)
B. Laudrup 50'
A. Nielsen 69'
B. Laudrup 84'

Quarter-finals

June 22, 1996

England 0 - 0 (0-0) Spain 15:00 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Marc Batta (France)
after extra-time: 0 - 0 (0-0)
 
Penalty shootout
England 4 - 2 Spain
Shearer: goal 1-0 Hierro: crossbar
Platt: goal 2-1 Amor: goal
Pearce: goal 3-2 Belsue: goal
Gascoigne: goal 4-2 Nadal: Seaman saved
 
 
Netherlands 0 - 0 (0-0) France 18:30 - Anfield, Liverpool
Ref: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)
after extra-time: 0 - 0 (0-0)
 
Penalty shootout
Netherlands 4 - 5 France
de Kock: goal 1-1 Zidane: goal
R. de Boer: goal 2-2 Djorkaeff: goal
Kluivert: goal 3-3 Lizarazu: goal
Seedorf: Lama saved 3-4 Guérin: goal
Blind: goal 4-5 Blanc: goal

June 23, 1996

Germany 2 - 1 (1-0) Croatia 15:00 - Old Trafford, Manchester
Ref: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
Klinsmann (p) 20' Šuker 51'
Sammer 59'
 
Czech Republic 1 - 0 (0-0) Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png


Portugal
18:30 - Villa Park, Birmingham
Ref: Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Poborský 53'

Semi-finals

June 26, 1996

France 0 - 0 (0-0) Czech Republic 16:00 - Old Trafford, Manchester
Ref: Leslie Mottram (Scotland)
after extra-time: 0 - 0 (0-0)
 
Penalty shootout
France 5 - 6 Czech Republic
Zidane: goal 1-1 Kubík: goal
Djorkaeff: goal 2-2 Nedvěd: goal
Lizarazu: goal 3-3 Berger: goal
Guérin: goal 4-4 Poborský: goal
Blanc: goal 5-5 Rada: goal
Pedros: Kouba saved 5-6 Kadlec: goal
 
 
England 1 - 1 (1-1) Germany 19:30 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Sandor Puhl (Hungary)
after extra-time: 1 - 1 (1-1)
Shearer 3' Kuntz 16'
 
Penalty shootout
England 5 - 6 Germany
Shearer: goal 1-1 Hässler: goal
Platt: goal 2-2 Strunz: goal
Pearce: goal 3-3 Reuter: goal
Gascoigne: goal 4-4 Ziege: goal
Sheringham: goal 5-5 Kuntz: goal
Southgate: Köpke saved 5-6 Möller: goal

Final

June 30, 1996

Germany 1 - 1 (0-0) Czech Republic 19:00 - Wembley Stadium, London
Ref: Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
after extra-time: 2 - 1
Bierhoff 73' Berger (p) 59'
Bierhoff (GG) 95'
European Champions:

GERMANY (Third title)

Goal Scorers

5 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 goal

Own goals

The Winning Squad

Germany
Player Club in 1996
Goalkeepers
Andreas Köpke Eintracht Frankfurt
Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich
Oliver Reck Werder Bremen
Defenders
Stefan Reuter Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Helmer Bayern Munich
Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund
Markus Babbel Bayern Munich
Jürgen Kohler Borussia Dortmund
René Schneider FC Hansa Rostock
Midfielders
Marco Bode Werder Bremen
Steffen Freund Borussia Dortmund
Andreas Möller Borussia Dortmund
Mehmet Scholl Bayern Munich
Thomas Hässler Karlsruhe
Mario Basler Werder Bremen
Christian Ziege Bayern Munich
Thomas Strunz Bayern Munich
Dieter Eilts Werder Bremen
Forwards
Jürgen Klinsmann Bayern Munich
Oliver Bierhoff Udinese
Stefan Kuntz Besiktas
Fredi Bobic Stuttgart
Coach: Berti Vogts


European Football Championship

France 1960 | Spain 1964 | Italy 1968 | Belgium 1972 | Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980 | France 1984 | West Germany 1988 | Sweden 1992
England 1996 | Belgium/Netherlands 2000 | Portugal 2004 | Austria/Switzerland 2008

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