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UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw

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Spain

Spain - Team profile

Best result: winners 1964, 2008, 2012
Coach: Vicente del Bosque
Leading scorer: 
all-time – David Villa (59); current –  David Silva (23)
Most appearances: all-time – Iker Casillas (165); current – Iker Casillas (165)
Association formed: 1909
Nickname: La Roja (the Reds)
Where they play: Various

After decades of underachievement following a UEFA European Championship triumph on home soil in 1964, Spain suddenly became world football's dominant force. UEFA EURO 2008, which they won with a 1-0 final victory over Germany, was followed by a first FIFA World Cup win two years later, in South Africa, Vicente del Bosque's side becoming the first European nation to lift the trophy outside their own continent.

Further history was made at UEFA EURO 2012 as Spain became the first team to retain the European title after overwhelming Italy 4-0 in Kyiv, although their World Cup defence ended in the group stage two years later. They are back to defend the Henri Delaunay Cup in France after topping their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group with 27 points out of a possible 30.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P151 W98 D27 L26 F333 A118
Final tournament: P36 W17 D11 L8 F50 A32
Qualifying: P115 W81 D16 L18 F283 A86

Spain's long wait for silverware ended in Vienna in 2008 as Luis Aragonés's side defeated Germany to win a competition they had taken by storm. Fernando Torres provided the decisive blow and four years later became the first player to score in two EURO finals as Spain, now under Del Bosque, successfully defended their title.

They had become only the fifth team to complete a EURO qualifying campaign with a perfect record and crowned another memorable campaign with a record final win against Italy thanks to goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Torres and Juan Mata.

Prior to 2008 Spain had only once even reached the semi-finals – finishing runners-up in 1984 – since claiming their first major prize on home soil in Madrid in 1964. They won that year's final 2-1 against the Soviet Union at the Santiago Bernabéu. Marcelino Martínez headed a memorable winner six minutes from time after Galimzian Khusainov had quickly cancelled out Jesús María Pereda's sixth-minute opener.

Memorable EURO matches
01/07/2012: Spain 4-0 Italy, UEFA EURO 2012 final

La Roja answered their critics in style, a record final win completing the first successful trophy defence.

29/06/2008: Spain 1-0 Germany, UEFA EURO 2008 final
Torres' strike was enough in Vienna as Spain's 44-year wait for silverware came to an end.

21/06/1964: Spain 2-1 Soviet Union, 1964 UEFA European Championship final
Luis Suárez inspired a Spain team largely shorn of stars to victory over the holders.

Did you know?
Defeat in Slovakia in October 2014 ended Spain's 36-match, eight-year unbeaten run in UEFA EURO and World Cup qualifying fixtures stretching back to a 2-0 loss in Sweden on 7 October 2006.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Spain - Coach profile
Vicente del Bosque

Date of birth: 23 December 1950
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Madrid Castilla, Córdoba CF, CD Castellón, Real Madrid CF
Coaching career: Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid CF, Beşiktaş JK, Spain

• Came up through the ranks at Real Madrid and became an important member of the team as a defensive midfielder during the 1970s, winning five league titles in six seasons and four Spanish Cups.

• Capped 18 times, Del Bosque ended his Spain career at the 1980 UEFA European Championship in Italy – his only major tournament as a player. Also appeared for Madrid in the 1981 European Champion Clubs' Cup final against Liverpool FC.

• Joined Madrid's coaching staff shortly after hanging up his boots in 1984 and spent many years in youth development, stepping up in 1994 and 1996 as the first team's interim coach.

• Given the job full time in November 1999, he landed seven trophies including two UEFA Champions League triumphs and two Spanish titles. Left in 2003 and resurfaced briefly in Turkey with Beşiktaş.

• Succeeded Luis Aragonés as Spain coach in July 2008. Set a global record by winning his opening 13 matches and steered the European champions to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a perfect qualifying record. Went on to guide Spain to a first world title in South Africa with a final victory against the Netherlands and then successfully defended their continental crown at UEFA EURO 2012, although their reign as world champions was ended in the group stage at Brazil 2014, but overcame some early qualifying worries to guide them to UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921300.html#vicente+bosque

Spain - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall142902725311115
Final tournament37181185132
Qualifying10572161726083

UEFA European Championship records: Spain

History
2016 – round of 16
2012 – winners
2008 – winners
2004 – group stage
2000 – quarter-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – group stage
1984 – runners-up
1980 – group stage
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – winners
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
4-0: Spain v Italy, 01/07/12
4-0:
Spain v Republic of Ireland, 14/06/12

Final tournament defeat
2-0:
Italy v Spain, 27/06/16
2-0:
West Germany v Spain, 17/06/88
2-0: France v Spain, 27/06/84

Qualifying win
12-1: Spain v Malta, 21/12/83

Qualifying defeat
1-3:
three times, most recently France v Spain, 20/02/91
0-2:
three times, most recently Sweden v Spain, 07/10/06
Note: Spain's quarter-final against the Soviet Union on 22/05/60 was awarded 3-0 to the Soviet Union after Spain withdrew

Final tournament appearances
16: Cesc Fàbregas
16:
Andrés Iniesta
15: Sergio Ramos
15:
David Silva
14:
Iker Casillas
13: Fernando Torres
12: Xabi Alonso

Final tournament goals
5: Fernando Torres
4:
David Villa
3: Álvaro Morata
3: Alfonso Pérez
3: Cesc Fàbregas
3: David Silva

Overall appearances
48:
Iker Casillas
40: Sergio Ramos
37: Andrés Iniesta
36: David Silva
32: Xavi Hernández
32: Cesc Fàbregas
31: Andoni Zubizarreta
27: Raúl González
27: Xabi Alonso
27: Sergio Busquets

Overall goals
19: Raúl González
18: David Villa
14: Carlos Santillana
10: Fernando Hierro
10: David Silva
9: Fernando Torres

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=704888.html#uefa+european+championship+records+spain

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group8620143
2012EURO finalsWinner6420121
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8800266
2010World Cup finalsWinner760182
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 101000285
2008EURO finalsWinner6510123
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12912238
2006World Cup finalsRound of 16430194
2006World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 12660255
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 1st in group421132
2004EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10721215
2002World Cup finalsQuarter-finals5320105
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620214
2000EURO finalsQuarter-finals420277
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8701425
1998World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311184
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10820266
1996EURO finalsQuarter-finals413043
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 10820254
1994World Cup finalsQuarter-finals5221106
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12831274
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group73041712
1990World Cup finalsRound of 16421164
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611203
1988EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310235
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501146
1986World Cup finalsQuarter-finals5311114
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 640298
1984EURO finalsFinal513145
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611248
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group512245
1980EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301224
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6411135
1978World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311122
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 430141
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals8341119
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group522186
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6321143
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group6222106
1968EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals832375
1966World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310245
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 320152
1964EURO finalsWinner220042
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 6411165
1962World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310223
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round (qualified) 431074
1960EURO qualifyingRound of 16220072
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group4211128
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group311164
1950World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage63121012
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 211073
1934World Cup finalsQuarter-finals311143
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 2200111
Spain - Head to head against teams in other pots
Spain v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO3300161
World Cup220081
Friendlies------
Spain v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110040
Spain v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400100
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Spain v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400173
World Cup311163
Friendlies210174
Spain v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110060
Spain v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Spain v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311164
World Cup8521166
Friendlies100113
Spain v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO101011
World Cup110061
Friendlies2200140
Spain v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110010
World Cup------
Friendlies421154
Spain v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8701355
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Spain v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6402107
World Cup311111
Friendlies110010
Spain v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8620177
World Cup320162
Friendlies330060
Spain v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Spain v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220093
Friendlies------
Spain v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup421193
Friendlies321041
Spain v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220050
World Cup------
Friendlies110032
Spain v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies------
Spain v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Spain v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110021
World Cup211062
Friendlies421187
Spain v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO641164
World Cup220042
Friendlies101000
Spain v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup211031
Friendlies------
Spain v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Spain v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup211050
Friendlies------
Spain v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400160
World Cup220070
Friendlies------
Spain v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220062
World Cup431080
Friendlies------
Spain v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Spain v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200153
World Cup4400130
Friendlies------
Spain v Moldova
No previous meetings
Spain v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Spain v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8431125
World Cup6411113
Friendlies220091
Spain v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320152
World Cup------
Friendlies211010
Spain v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220072
World Cup------
Friendlies4310122
Spain v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO7520184
World Cup8422115
Friendlies110020
Spain v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO104421813
World Cup210121
Friendlies301214
Spain v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200150
World Cup2200110
Friendlies------
Spain v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431095
World Cup420288
Friendlies101011
Spain v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320165
World Cup13562139
Friendlies220030
Spain v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420266
World Cup5311125
Friendlies110010
Spain v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110021
World Cup110031
Friendlies------
Spain v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320153
World Cup210123
Friendlies211051
Spain v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup5311115
Friendlies------
Spain v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211020
World Cup531195
Friendlies------
Spain v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211043
World Cup110040
Friendlies------
Spain v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup421165
Friendlies------
Germany

Germany

Germany - Team profile

Best result: winners 1972, 1980 (as West Germany), 1996
Coach: Joachim Löw
Leading scorers: all-time – Miroslav Klose (71); current – Lukas Podolski (48)
Most appearances: all-time – Lothar Matthäus (150); current – Lukas Podolski (126)
Association formed: 1900
Nickname: DFB-Elf (DFB eleven)
Where they play: Various, including Olympiastadion, Berlin; Fußball Arena München, Munich

A powerhouse of European football, Germany (West Germany from 1945 to 1990) have only once (1968) failed to qualify for the finals of either the UEFA European Championship or a FIFA World Cup that they have entered. They have won the World Cup four times, claiming the global prize in 1954, 1974 and 1990 and 2014, and became champions of Europe in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They have also been runners-up in three European Championships and four World Cups. Although it is almost two decades since their last EURO triumph, they have reached at least the semi-finals of the last two tournaments.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall:
P141 W92 D30 L19 F302 A106
Final tournament:
P43 W23 D10 L10 F65 A45
Qualifying:
P98 W69 D20 L9 F237 A61

Three-time winners and runners-up in 1976, 1992 and 2008, Germany have won 23 of their 43 finals matches – all are records, though Spain also have three European titles to their name. UEFA EURO 2012 was Germany's 11th successive final tournament – also a UEFA European Championship record. Though in ominously good form in Poland and Ukraine – having won all ten of their qualifiers, scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game – they lost 2-1 to Italy in the semi-finals.

Germany have advanced to the knockout stages in every one of their World Cup appearances but in the UEFA European Championship they have suffered group stage exits three times, finishing third in their section in 1984 and 2004, and bottom in 2000.

Memorable EURO matches
26/06/1996: England 1-1 Germany (5-6 pens), EURO '96 semi-finals

Andreas Möller converted the decisive spot kick as Berti Vogts' team eliminated the hosts.

22/06/1980: West Germany 2-1 Belgium, 1980 UEFA European Championship final
Horst Hrubesch's second goal, two minutes from time, earned West Germany a second title.

29/04/1972: England 1-3 West Germany, 1972 UEFA European Championship quarter-finals
This first leg is considered the birth of Germany's strongest side, the so called Wembley XI.

Did you know?
Despite their excellent UEFA European Championship record, Germany failed to win a finals match between the Wembley triumph in 1996 and their victory over Poland in Klagenfurt in 2008. Between those years, they recorded three draws and three defeats, scoring three goals and conceding eight.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Germany - Coach profile
Joachim Löw

Date of birth: 3 February 1960
Nationality: German
Playing career: SC Freiburg (three times), VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruher SC, FC Schaffhausen, FC Winterthur, FC Frauenfeld
Coaching career: FC Winterthur (youth), FC Frauenfeld, VfB Stuttgart, Fenerbahçe SK, Karlsruher SC, Adanaspor AŞ, FC Tirol Innsbruck, FK Austria Wien, Germany (assistant), Germany

• A native of the Black Forest in south-west Germany, Löw spent most of his playing days with local club Freiburg, where he had three spells, before winding down his career in Switzerland.

• Operated as a player-coach in Switzerland before becoming an assistant, and later head coach, back in Germany with Stuttgart. Succeeded Rolf Fringer in 1996 and led the Swabian side to a German Cup win in his first season and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Chelsea FC in his second.

• Left Stuttgart for Fenerbahçe but struggled to match his early success until he joined Tirol Innsbruck, guiding the team to the 2001/02 Austrian Bundesliga title.

• After nine months with Austria Wien he was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to a runners-up spot at UEFA EURO 2008 and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals.

• The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a final defeat of Argentina. In 2015 he signed a new contract running until 2018, although Germany were unable to add the European title to their world crown, losing to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=919625.html#joachim+low

Germany - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall13185291727897
Final tournament432310106545
Qualifying886219721352

UEFA European Championship records: Germany

History
2016 – semi-finals
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – runners-up
2004 – group stage
2000 – group stage
1996 – winners
1992 – runners-up
1988 – semi-finals (as West Germany)
1984 – group stage (as West Germany)
1980 – winners (as West Germany)
1976 – runners-up (as West Germany)
1972 – winners (as West Germany)
1968 – did not qualify (as West Germany)
1964 – did not enter
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
3-0: Germany v Slovakia, 26/06/16
3-0:
West Germany v Soviet Union, 18/06/72
0-3: Russia v Germany, 16/06/96

Final tournament loss
3-0: Portugal v Germany, 20/06/00

Qualifying win
0-13: San Marino v Germany, 06/09/06

Qualifying loss
0-3: Germany v Czech Republic, 17/10/07

Final tournament appearances
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger
14:
Philipp Lahm
13: Mario Gomez
13: Jürgen Klinsmann
13: Thomas Hässler
13: Miroslav Klose
12: Andreas Brehme
12: Lukas Podolski

Final tournament goals
5: Jürgen Klinsmann
5: Mario Gomez
4: Gerd Müller
4: Lukas Podolski
4: Rudi Völler
4: Dieter Müller

Overall appearances
37: Lukas Podolski
36:
Miroslav Klose
35: Bastian Schweinsteiger
33: Philipp Lahm
31: Lothar Matthäus
30: Manuel Neuer
30: Thomas Müller
27: Toni Kroos
26: Jürgen Klinsmann
26: Mesut Özil
25: Mario Gomez
25: Thomas Hässler

Overall goals
19: Miroslav Klose
16: Gerd Müller
15: Jürgen Klinsmann
15: Lukas Podolski
13: Mario Gomez
12:
Rudi Völler
12: Thomas Müller

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=704745.html#uefa+european+championship+records+germany

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group109103610
2012EURO finalsSemi-finals5401106
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 101000347
2010World Cup finals3rd place7502165
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10820265
2008EURO finalsFinal6402107
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 12831357
2006World Cup finals4th place7421137
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group302123
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8530134
2002World Cup finalsFinal7511143
2002World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 106311912
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301215
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611204
1998World Cup finalsQuarter-finals530277
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10640239
1996EURO finalsWinner6420103
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 108112710
1994World Cup finalsQuarter-finals531197
1992EURO finalsFinal521278
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501134
1990World Cup finalsWinner7520155
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 6330133
1988EURO finalsSemi-finals421163
1986World Cup finalsFinal732287
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521229
1984EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311122
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8512155
1982World Cup finalsFinal73221210
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8800333
1980EURO finalsWinner431063
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6420171
1978World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group6141105
1976EURO finalsFinal211064
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8440175
1974World Cup finalsWinner7601134
1972EURO finalsWinner220051
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8530133
1970World Cup finals3rd place65011710
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6510203
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group421192
1966World Cup finalsFinal6411156
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310142
1962World Cup finalsQuarter-finals421142
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4400115
1958World Cup finals4th place62221214
1954World Cup finalsWinner65012514
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310123
1938World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage201135
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 3300111
1934World Cup finals3rd place4301118
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 110091
Germany - Head to head against teams in other pots
Germany v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8710174
World Cup6600216
Friendlies------
Germany v Andorra
No previous meetings
Germany v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220091
Friendlies110061
Germany v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO5410123
World Cup10901258
Friendlies5410174
Germany v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220092
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Germany v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies101022
Germany v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6600103
World Cup220084
Friendlies330071
Germany v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421175
World Cup4301135
Friendlies5410188
Germany v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210133
World Cup100103
Friendlies211032
Germany v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211051
World Cup4400240
Friendlies------
Germany v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO7412109
World Cup5221118
Friendlies321053
Germany v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320143
World Cup100102
Friendlies8422107
Germany v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup110041
Friendlies------
Germany v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220041
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Germany v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220041
World Cup9540298
Friendlies8611396
Germany v FYR Macedonia
No previous meetings
Germany v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Germany v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Germany v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2101610
Friendlies207764541
Germany v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Germany v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies3300101
Germany v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220070
World Cup220071
Friendlies------
Germany v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO101000
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Germany v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2200100
Friendlies2200173
Germany v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Germany v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220072
World Cup110091
Friendlies6501273
Germany v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310170
World Cup220092
Friendlies3201112
Germany v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400183
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Germany v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Germany v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420272
World Cup5320128
Friendlies312063
Germany v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211062
Friendlies310213
Germany v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO321051
World Cup321020
Friendlies312042
Germany v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211010
World Cup3210102
Friendlies100102
Germany v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211032
World Cup------
Friendlies311157
Germany v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200190
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Germany v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO321052
World Cup321064
Friendlies411224
Germany v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320174
World Cup7403106
Friendlies220031
Germany v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431094
World Cup5221118
Friendlies9612178
Germany v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Germany v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110032
World Cup117313017
Friendlies321061
Germany v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4211106
Friendlies7511198
Germany v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO11731236
World Cup2200113
Friendlies210122
Germany v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup422072
Friendlies101033
Germany v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8521165
World Cup431051
Friendlies100101
Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands - Team profile

Best result: winners 1988
Coach: Guus Hiddink
Leading scorer: all-time – Robin van Persie (41); current – Robin van Persie (41)
Most appearances: all-time – Edwin van der Sar (130); current – Rafael van der Vaart (109)
Association formed: 1889
Nickname: Oranje (Orange)
Where they play: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam

The Netherlands will make their tenth FIFA World Cup finals appearance this summer and will be aiming to reach the same number of UEFA European Championship final tournaments in France. Widely renowned for the inventive quality of their football, the Oranje have reached three World Cup finals but lost the lot, their 2010 extra-time defeat to Spain following on from back-to-back losses against host nations West Germany and Argentina in the 1970s. They did become champions of Europe, however, in 1988 when Rinus Michels' talented team, including classy forwards Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten, lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup in Munich.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P134 W84 D22 L28 F290 A108
Final tournament: P35 W17 D8 L10 F57 A37
Qualifying: P99 W67 D14 L18 F233 A71
At the 1988 UEFA European Championship in West Germany, the Netherlands finally seized their moment on the international stage, an unforgettable Van Basten volley in the final completing a 2-0 victory against the Soviet Union and securing the Oranje their first major trophy. They have been ever-present in the final tournament since, reaching the last four in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

A side captained by Johan Cruyff finished third on their debut in 1976, eliminated in extra time by Czechoslovakia in the semi-finals. In 1992 and 2000 they lasted the additional 30 minutes before succumbing on penalties. Those disappointments came amid a run of four shoot-out exits in five major tournaments, the EURO '96 quarter-final defeat included.

Memorable EURO matches
25/06/2000: Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals
Patrick Kluivert's hat-trick helped Oranje to their record EURO victory in Rotterdam.

25/06/1988: Netherlands 2-0 USSR, 1988 UEFA European Championship final
Gullit's header and Van Basten's volley ended the nation's wait for major honours.

21/06/1988: West Germany 1-2 Netherlands, 1988 UEFA European Championship semi-finals
Van Basten's late winner earned revenge for their 1974 World Cup final defeat.

Did you know?
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was top scorer in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012 with 12 goals, one shy of the 13-goal record set by Northern Ireland's David Healy four years previously. 

*Last updated on 07/08/14

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=95/profile/index.html

Netherlands - Coach profile
Danny Blind

Date of birth: 01 August 1961
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: RC Souburg, Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax
Coaching career: AFC Ajax

• Born in Oost-Souburg, in the Zeeland province, Blind played for local amateur outfit Souburg before joining Sparta in 1979. Making his Eredivisie debut in the same year – against AZ Alkmaar on 29 August – he helped Sparta qualify for the UEFA Cup on two occasions.

• Signed by Johan Cruyff in July 1986, Blind became Ajax's defensive cornerstone – winning 16 trophies, including five Dutch championships. The club also excelled in Europe, winning the UEFA Cup in 1992, with Blind captaining the side to a UEFA Champions League final defeat of AC Milan in 1995. He added the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup later that year.

• Having made his international bow for the Netherlands against Scotland on 29 April 1986, Blind ended his Oranje career 20 years later following a quarter-final penalty shoot-out defeat against France at EURO '96.

• Appointed head of youth development at De Toekomst – Ajax's world famous academy – in 2003, having joined the club's technical staff after retiring in 1999 following 537 Dutch top-flight matches for the Dutch giants. Succeeded Ronald Koeman as Ajax coach in February 2005 but sacked 13 months later despite winning Dutch Cup and Dutch Super Cup. Returned to Ajax as technical director in 2008 following a stint at Sparta in a similar role, later becoming assistant to Martin Jol.

• Left Ajax in 2012, hired as assistant to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal in July. Helped guide the Oranje to third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Confirmed as next Netherlands coach after UEFA EURO 2016, but appointed in July 2015, a year early, after Van Gaal's successor Guus Hiddink stepped down during an ultimately unsuccessful qualifying campaign.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=350777.html#danny+blind

Netherlands - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall135842328290108
Final tournament36179105737
Qualifying9967141823371

UEFA European Championship records: Netherlands

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – semi-finals
1988 – winners
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – third place
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
6-1:
Netherlands v Yugoslavia, 25/06/00

Final tournament loss
1-4: Netherlands v England, 18/06/96

Qualifying win
11-0: Netherlands v San Marino, 02/09/11

Qualifying loss
4-1: Poland v Netherlands, 10/09/75
3-0: Turkey v Netherlands, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
16:
Edwin van der Sar
13: Phillip Cocu
13: Dennis Bergkamp
12: Edgar Davids
11: Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Final tournament goals
6: Patrick Kluivert
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy
5: Marco van Basten
4: Dennis Bergkamp

Overall appearances
38: Wesley Sneijder
37:
Edwin van der Sar
32: Rafael van der Vaart
31: Frank de Boer
29: Ruud Gullit
29: Clarence Seedorf
28: Robin van Persie

Overall goals
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
16:
Marco van Basten
15: Ruud van Nistelrooy
15: Robin van Persie
13: Patrick Kluivert
12: Johan Cruyff
11: Ruud Gullit

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=2042582.html#uefa+european+championship+records+netherlands

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10910345
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300325
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10901378
2010World Cup finalsFinal7601126
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8800172
2008EURO finalsQuarter-finals4301104
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 12822155
2006World Cup finalsRound of 16421132
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 121020264
2004EURO finalsSemi-finals613276
2004EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10712267
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10622309
2000EURO finalsSemi-finals5410133
1998World Cup finals4th place7331137
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611264
1996EURO finalsQuarter-finals412134
1996EURO qualifyingPlay-offs (qualified) 11722255
1994World Cup finalsQuarter-finals530286
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10631299
1992EURO finalsSemi-finals422063
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611172
1990World Cup finalsRound of 16403134
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 642082
1988EURO finalsWinner540183
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620151
1986World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament8413137
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8611226
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8413117
1980EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311144
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611206
1978World Cup finalsFinal73221510
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6510113
1976EURO finals3rd place210145
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8602219
1974World Cup finalsFinal7511153
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6420242
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6312186
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group631295
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group62131111
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group622264
1964EURO qualifyingRound of 16412165
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group302147
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group4211127
1938World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage100103
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 211051
1934World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage100123
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220094
Netherlands - Head to head against teams in other pots
Netherlands v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220031
World Cup220040
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6600201
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup512297
Friendlies4301129
Netherlands v Azerbaijan
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6402103
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220071
World Cup14743198
Friendlies92341621
Netherlands v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup311154
Friendlies100112
Netherlands v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup100112
Friendlies110030
Netherlands v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup6600201
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8134814
World Cup320143
Friendlies101011
Netherlands v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521296
World Cup110020
Friendlies403134
Netherlands v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4310144
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Netherlands v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6510144
World Cup4400111
Friendlies110090
Netherlands v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup422083
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Georgia
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6411157
World Cup63121710
Friendlies53021912
Netherlands v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310111
World Cup6600223
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Israel
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Netherlands v Lithuania
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8611273
World Cup5500193
Friendlies3201137
Netherlands v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6600280
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440091
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Netherlands v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup412144
Friendlies110060
Netherlands v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211041
World Cup6411153
Friendlies110010
Netherlands v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO622277
World Cup421175
Friendlies211042
Netherlands v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440083
World Cup72321310
Friendlies530294
Netherlands v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311121
World Cup4400121
Friendlies110021
Netherlands v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200160
World Cup4400230
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421171
World Cup320163
Friendlies521256
Netherlands v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4211106
World Cup220031
Friendlies220040
Netherlands v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201124
World Cup210124
Friendlies110020
Netherlands v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Netherlands v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412164
World Cup101000
Friendlies211053
Netherlands v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO5410123
World Cup301235
Friendlies201112
Netherlands v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6411103
Friendlies211010
Netherlands v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211041
Netherlands v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400133
Friendlies330080
Italy

Italy

Italy - Team profile

Best result: winners 1968
Coach: Antonio Conte
Leading scorers: all-time – Luigi Riva (35); current – Daniele De Rossi (17)
Most appearances: all-time – Gianluigi Buffon (154); current – Gianluigi Buffon (154)
Association formed:
1898
Nickname: Azzurri (Blues)
Where they play: Various

Italy: Top five qualifying goals

Europe's joint most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with four victories, in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006, Italy have been crowned champions of Europe on just one occasion, back in 1968 when they lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup after a replayed final against Yugoslavia in Rome.

They have experienced mixed fortunes in the competition since then, failing to qualify in 1984 and 1992 but reaching the final in both 2000 and 2012. The Azzurri won their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group with room to spare, remaining undefeated in their ten matches to secure their place at the finals for the sixth time in a row.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P141 W77 D45 L19 F220 A97
Final tournament:
P33 W13 D15 L5 F33 A25
Qualifying: P108 W64 D30 L14 F186 A72

Italy's sole UEFA European Championship success came in Rome in 1968 when, under coach Ferruccio Valcareggi and with Dino Zoff in goal, Yugoslavia were beaten 2-0 in a final replay two days after a 1-1 draw. The Azzurri came close to adding a second European title in 2000, Sylvain Wiltord's last-gasp equaliser for France denying them before David Trezeguet ended their dreams with an extra-time golden goal.

There was more heartbreak in 2012, but a 4-0 loss to Spain was hardly close – indeed, that marks the most one-sided EURO final to date. Semi-finalists in 1980 and 1988, Italy have reached every tournament since 1992, when they were edged out by the Commonwealth of Independent States in qualifying.

Memorable EURO matches
28/06/2012: Germany 1-2 Italy, UEFA EURO 2012 semi-finals
Two Balotelli goals and a fine overall display helped Italy eliminate their fancied opponents.

29/06/2000: Netherlands 0-0 Italy (1-3 on pens), UEFA EURO 2000 semi-finals
Down to ten men, Zoff's side overcame a side that twice failed from the spot in regulation time.

10/06/1968: Italy 2-0 Yugoslavia, 1968 UEFA European Championship final
Goals from Luigi Riva and Pietro Anastasi sealed Italy's only EURO title to date.

Did you know?
Italy hosted the first eight-team final tournament in 1980 but had to settle for fourth place after losing a third-place play-off on penalties to Czechoslovakia.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=66/profile/index.html

Italy - Coach profile
Antonio Conte

Date of birth: 31 July 1969
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: US Lecce, Juventus
Coaching career: AC Siena (assistant), USD Arezzo, AS Bari, Atalanta BC, AC Siena, Juventus, Italy

• A combative and versatile midfielder, Conte also weighed in with his share of goals – usually spectacular.

• Made Serie A debut with hometown club Lecce aged 16 in 1985/86 but was not a regular until 1988/89 when his side returned to the top flight after two seasons away. Joined Juventus in November 1991.

• Spent the next 13 seasons at Juve, later describing the famous black-and-white shirt as his "second skin". Won five league titles, the UEFA Champions League in 1995/96 and the UEFA Cup in 1992/93 in addition to triumphs in the UEFA Super Cup, Italian Cup and a European/South American Cup, wearing the captain's armband from 1996. Capped 20 times by Italy, he was part of the squads that finished runners-up at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Started coaching career as assistant at Siena in 2005, taking over Serie B side Arezzo the following season. After leading Bari and Siena to the top flight in 2009 and 2011 respectively, he signed a two-year contract with Juventus.

• Wasted no time in revamping the squad and enjoyed a debut season to remember as the Bianconeri claimed the Scudetto without losing a single game, suffering their sole defeat of the season against SSC Napoli in the Coppa Italia final. Led Juventus to a second successive title in 2013 and made it three in a row the following year, before stepping down in July 2014. Appointed Italy coach on a two-year deal a month later, he guided the Azzurri undefeated to UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1858703.html#antonio+conte

Italy - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall13169431920190
Final tournament33131553325
Qualifying9856281416865

UEFA European Championship records: Italy

History
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – runners-up
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – runners-up
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – semi-finals
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – fourth place
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – winners
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
2-0: seven times, most recently v Spain, 27/06/16

Final tournament loss
4-0: Spain v Italy, 01/07/12

Qualifying win
6-0: Italy v Turkey, 02/12/62

Qualifying loss
0-3: Italy v Sweden, 15/10/83

Final tournament appearances
17:
Gianluigi Buffon
13:
Paolo Maldini
13: Alessandro Del Piero
13: Antonio Cassano
12: Daniele De Rossi
12: Giorgio Chiellini
11: Leonardo Bonucci
11: Gianluca Zambrotta
11: Andrea Pirlo

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Balotelli
3: Antonio Cassano
2: Graziano Pellè
2: Pierluigi Casiraghi
2: Filippo Inzaghi
2: Andrea Pirlo
2: Francesco Totti

Overall appearances
57: Gianluigi Buffon
37: Andrea Pirlo
35: Fabio Cannavaro
33: Paolo Maldini
32: Alessandro Del Piero
32: Giorgio Chiellini
31: Daniele De Rossi

Overall goals
14: Filippo Inzaghi
10: Luigi Riva
9: Alessandro Altobelli
9: Alessandro Del Piero
9: Antonio Cassano

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=2042571.html#uefa+european+championship+records+italy

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10640199
2012EURO finalsFinal623167
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10730172
2010World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group302145
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10730187
2008EURO finalsQuarter-finals412134
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12921229
2006World Cup finalsFinal7610131
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721178
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group312032
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521174
2002World Cup finalsRound of 16411255
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620163
2000EURO finalsFinal641194
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8431135
1998World Cup finalsQuarter-finals532083
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10640132
1996EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311133
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10721206
1994World Cup finalsFinal742185
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721227
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8341125
1990World Cup finals3rd place7610102
1988EURO finalsSemi-finals421143
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611164
1986World Cup finalsRound of 16412156
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group8134612
1982World Cup finalsWinner7430126
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8521125
1980EURO finals4th place413021
1978World Cup finals4th place741296
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501184
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group623133
1974World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311154
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6420120
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals8431136
1970World Cup finalsFinal6321108
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310103
1968EURO finalsWinner312031
1968EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8611216
1966World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310222
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6411173
1964EURO qualifyingRound of 16421183
1962World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311132
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round (qualified) 2200102
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group420255
1954World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310267
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220072
1950World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 2nd in group210143
1938World Cup finalsWinner4400115
1934World Cup finalsWinner5410123
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 110040
Italy - Head to head against teams in other pots
Italy v Albania
No previous meetings
Italy v Andorra
No previous meetings
Italy v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211053
Friendlies------
Italy v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211043
World Cup440051
Friendlies101022
Italy v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Italy v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202011
World Cup220084
Friendlies------
Italy v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412132
World Cup110041
Friendlies412166
Italy v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320164
World Cup633084
Friendlies100112
Italy v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO302134
World Cup100112
Friendlies201102
Italy v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6510172
World Cup220053
Friendlies------
Italy v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO402247
World Cup541082
Friendlies201123
Italy v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421164
World Cup421186
Friendlies110020
Italy v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400112
World Cup220050
Friendlies------
Italy v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400112
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Italy v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431050
World Cup4400172
Friendlies430185
Italy v FYR Macedonia
No previous meetings
Italy v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup651091
Friendlies------
Italy v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Italy v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211042
World Cup4310105
Friendlies2010554037
Italy v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201102
Italy v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup3210102
Friendlies------
Italy v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Italy v Latvia
No previous meetings
Italy v Liechtenstein
No previous meetings
Italy v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431081
World Cup211040
Friendlies------
Italy v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6600191
Friendlies211031
Italy v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220070
World Cup4400122
Friendlies------
Italy v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup440092
Friendlies------
Italy v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220041
Friendlies------
Italy v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211030
World Cup210122
Friendlies330070
Italy v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201123
World Cup541062
Friendlies421143
Italy v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202000
World Cup7331123
Friendlies210133
Italy v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO330071
World Cup412144
Friendlies421143
Italy v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO632173
World Cup220050
Friendlies211021
Italy v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220080
Italy v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220041
World Cup632193
Friendlies110030
Italy v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO615064
World Cup211031
Friendlies101011
Italy v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO302135
World Cup320164
Friendlies110030
Italy v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431041
World Cup210111
Friendlies100101
Italy v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO832389
World Cup210133
Friendlies320121
Italy v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6330114
World Cup722399
Friendlies944197
Italy v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO330091
World Cup211010
Friendlies312053
Italy v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440092
World Cup110030
Friendlies211020
Italy v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4301112
World Cup220051
Friendlies110030
England

England

England - Team profile

Best result: semi-finals 1968, 1996
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Leading scorers: all-time – Wayne Rooney (51); current – Wayne Rooney (51)
Most appearances: all-time – Peter Shilton (125); current – Wayne Rooney (109)
Association formed: 1863
Nickname: Three Lions
Where they play: Wembley, London

England's recent record in major tournaments could have looked very different had it not been for penalty shoot-outs. Since losing on spot kicks to West Germany in the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, they have been eliminated by that method from five further tournaments – three UEFA European Championships (1996, 2004 and 2012) and two World Cups (1998, 2006). It means the 1966 World Cup triumph on home soil remains their only final appearance, although Roy Hodgson's team, group stage fallers at the 2014 World Cup, should travel to France in confident mood having qualified for UEFA EURO 2016 with ten wins out of ten.

England: Top five qualifying goals

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P127 W75 D33 L19 F257 A89
Final tournament: P27 W9 D9 L9 F36 A31
Qualifying: P100 W66 D24 L10 F221 A58

England are alone among Europe's World Cup-winning nations in failing to capture the Henri Delaunay Cup. Indeed, they are yet to reach a UEFA European Championship final, having come closest in 1996, when they hosted the event, only to be denied by Germany in a semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley. They also reached the last four – as world champions – in 1968, but otherwise the competition has brought few happy memories.

In the four eight-team final tournaments from 1980 to 1992, England were unable to reach the knockout phase, failing to qualify altogether for the 1984 edition in France. EURO '96 apart, they have also struggled to make an impression in the 16-team finals, going out at the group stage in 2000 and suffering elimination in qualifying for the 2008 tournament. On the other two occasions, in 2004 and 2012, respective quarter-finals with Portugal and Italy both ended in shoot-out disappointments.

Memorable EURO matches
21/06/04: Croatia 2-4 England, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
Two Wayne Rooney goals helped England come from behind to book a quarter-final berth.

18/06/96: Netherlands 1-4 England, EURO '96 group stage
Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham both scored twice in a famous Wembley win.

11/11/87: Yugoslavia 1-4 England, 1988 UEFA European Championship qualifying
England struck four times in the opening 25 minutes in Belgrade to earn a decisive victory.

Did you know?
England have only ever won one knockout fixture at a EURO final tournament – ironically on penalties, against Spain after a 0-0 draw on home soil at Wembley in 1996.

*Last updated on 18/11/2015

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England - Coach profile
Roy Hodgson

Date of birth: 9 August 1947
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Tonbridge Angels FC, Gravesend and Northfleet FC, Maidstone United FC, Berea Park FC
Coaching career: Halmstads BK, Bristol City FC, IK Oddevold, Örebro SK, Malmö FF, Neuchâtel Xamax FC, Switzerland, FC Internazionale Milano (twice), Blackburn Rovers FC, Grasshopper Club, FC København, Udinese Calcio, United Arab Emirates, Viking FK, Finland, Fulham FC, Liverpool FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, England

• After he spent most of his playing days in the English non-league system, Hodgson's coaching career spanning eight countries began with Halmstad. He guided the Swedish club to their first-ever Allsvenskan titles in 1976 and 1979; then guided Malmö to top of the table for five years in a row, although the play-off system then used meant they were champions only twice in that time.

• A period at Xamax followed before the first of four forays into international management. Hodgson's Switzerland qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup – their first in 28 years – and then EURO '96 but the coach departed for Inter before the latter tournament.

• After taking the Nerazzurri to the 1997 UEFA Cup final, Hodgson had spells in England, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the UAE, Norway and Finland, as well as a short stint back at Inter as technical director.

• He returned to England and relegation-threatened Fulham in 2007/08, helping them to safety in his first term, a club-best seventh in the Premier League in his second and then the 2010 UEFA Europa League final. The 2-1 extra-time defeat by Club Atlético de Madrid proved his last game with the Cottagers, before he accepted the reins at Liverpool.

• He left Anfield after 31 matches in charge, the shortest reign in Liverpool history, yet within five weeks was at West Brom, whom he steered to a then Premier League high of 11th. He was appointed England manager on 1 May 2012 and took them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012 and also reached the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to get out of the group stage, although they made serene progress to UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=938008.html#roy+hodgson

England - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall11765331922686
Final tournament279993631
Qualifying9056241019055

UEFA European Championship records: England

History
2016 – round of 16
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – group stage
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – third place
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
1-4: Netherlands v England, 18/06/96
3-0: England v Switzerland, 17/06/04

Final tournament defeat
1-3:
England v USSR, 18/06/88
1-3: England v Netherlands, 15/06/88

Qualifying win
9-0:
England v Luxembourg, 15/12/82

Qualifying defeat
5-2:
France v England, 27/02/63

Final tournament appearances
11:
Gary Neville
10: Wayne Rooney
9: Tony Adams
9: Steven Gerrard
9: Alan Shearer
8: Sol Campbell
8: Stuart Pearce
8: Ashley Cole
8: Joe Hart

Final tournament goals
7:
Alan Shearer
6: Wayne Rooney
3: Frank Lampard

Overall appearances
37:
Wayne Rooney
30:
Steven Gerrard
29: Ashley Cole
26: Michael Owen
25: Joe Hart
24: Gary Neville
24: John Terry

Overall goals
20: Wayne Rooney
13:
Michael Owen
13: Alan Shearer
8: Geoff Hurst
8: Kevin Keegan

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10640314
2012EURO finalsQuarter-finals422053
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8530175
2010World Cup finalsRound of 16412135
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10901346
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group12723247
2006World Cup finalsQuarter-finals532062
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10811175
2004EURO finalsQuarter-finals4211106
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620145
2002World Cup finalsQuarter-finals522163
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521166
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310256
2000EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10442165
1998World Cup finalsRound of 16421174
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611152
1996EURO finalsSemi-finals523083
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10532269
1992EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group302112
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 633073
1990World Cup finals4th place733186
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 6330100
1988EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300327
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6510191
1986World Cup finalsQuarter-finals521273
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8440212
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8521233
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 2nd in group532061
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8413138
1980EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311133
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8710225
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6501154
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6321113
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group412134
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals8521166
1970World Cup finalsQuarter-finals420244
1968EURO finals3rd place210121
1968EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8611186
1966World Cup finalsWinner6510113
1964EURO qualifyingPreliminary round201136
1962World Cup finalsQuarter-finals411256
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310162
1958World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group403145
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310155
1954World Cup finalsQuarter-finals311188
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 3300114
1950World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 2nd in group310222
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 3300143
England - Head to head against teams in other pots
England v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400121
Friendlies------
England v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220080
World Cup220080
Friendlies------
England v Armenia
No previous meetings
England v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup312054
Friendlies5311146
England v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies------
England v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
England v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO101011
World Cup211054
Friendlies4310122
England v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6420131
World Cup101000
Friendlies110010
England v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO310267
World Cup220092
Friendlies211031
England v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup------
Friendlies------
England v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210142
World Cup220030
Friendlies4220106
England v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO522176
World Cup3300123
Friendlies85031111
England v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup------
Friendlies------
England v Faroe Islands
No previous meetings
England v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6420144
Friendlies110021
England v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422053
World Cup------
Friendlies------
England v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220040
Friendlies------
England v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
England v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220050
World Cup320153
Friendlies9711238
England v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110061
England v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
England v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220091
Friendlies------
England v Latvia
No previous meetings
England v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup------
Friendlies------
England v Lithuania
No previous meetings
England v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400220
World Cup4400201
Friendlies110052
England v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup------
Friendlies110021
England v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400160
Friendlies------
England v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202022
World Cup211052
Friendlies------
England v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6600181
World Cup6411174
Friendlies2718547930
England v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup411265
Friendlies312010
England v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422062
World Cup13841228
Friendlies------
England v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO513154
World Cup312073
Friendlies201112
England v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100123
World Cup613245
Friendlies101011
England v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400261
Friendlies------
England v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521275
World Cup220052
Friendlies29106133944
England v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320162
World Cup------
Friendlies110021
England v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO430184
World Cup220030
Friendlies3210104
England v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup110010
Friendlies110021
England v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411256
World Cup404033
Friendlies62221010
England v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6330137
World Cup320153
Friendlies7412176
England v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6420120
World Cup4400190
Friendlies------
England v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110010
World Cup412133
Friendlies220050
England v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400111
World Cup6510133
Friendlies2816485730
Portugal

Portugal

Portugal - Team profile

Best result: runners-up 2004
Coach: Fernando Santos
Leading scorers: all-time – Cristiano Ronaldo (55); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (55)
Most appearances: all-time – Luís Figo (127); current – Cristiano Ronaldo (123)
Association formed: 1914
Nickname: Selecção das Quinas (Team of Shields)
Where they play: Various

Portugal: Top five qualifying goals

Portugal ended a lengthy semi-final jinx for UEFA European Championship host nations when they made it through to the Lisbon showpiece in 2004, but defeat by Greece meant they became the only team in the competition's history to lose a final on home turf. Since then, with Cristiano Ronaldo an increasingly potent attacking force, Portugal have reached two semi-finals – at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, losing in the latter to Spain on penalties. They have a perfect qualification record for major tournaments since the turn of the millennium, which was extended by a group-topping performance en route to UEFA EURO 2016.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P135 W76 D29 L30 F234 A127
Final tournament: P28 W15 D5 L8 F40 A26
Qualifying: P107 W61 D24 L22 F194 A101

Portugal made their UEFA European Championship finals debut in 1984, and came within six minutes of the Paris showpiece, leading hosts France deep into extra time until Jean-François Domergue and Michel Platini struck to turn the tie. They next qualified for the tournament in 1996 and are one of seven nations to have taken part in the last five EUROs, along with Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Portugal have never failed to advance beyond the group stage, losing semi-finals to eventual winners France in 1984 and 2000, and Spain in 2012. They went one better on home soil at UEFA EURO 2004 before going down 1-0 to Greece, complete outsiders at the start of the tournament, in the Lisbon final.

Memorable EURO matches
20/06/2000: Portugal 3-0 Germany, UEFA EURO 2000 group stage
A Sérgio Conceição hat-trick helped Portugal's second string seal the holders' exit.

10/06/2000: Portugal 3-2 England, UEFA EURO 2000 group stage
Trailing 2-0 after 18 minutes, Luís Figo, João Pinto and Nuno Gomes turned the game around.

23/06/1984: France 3-2 Portugal, 1984 UEFA European Championship semi-finals
A thrilling match against the hosts was Portugal's real breakthrough at the EURO finals.

Did you know?
Portugal were the last team to receive the FIFA World Cup Most Entertaining Team award for their performance at the 2006 finals in Germany.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Portugal - Coach profile
Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: SL Benfica, CS Marítimo, Estoril Praia
Coaching career: Estoril Praia, CF Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto, AEK Athens FC (twice), Panathinaikos FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, SL Benfica, PAOK FC, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before two-year stints with Marítimo and Estoril-Praia. Retired in 1975.

• After a career change as a technician – Santos holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – he returned to football in 1987, taking over at former team Estoril-Praia. Stayed seven years, guiding them to two promotions and the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to UEFA EURO 2012.

• Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding them to the last 16, before stepping down. He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure following a 1-0 defeat by Albania and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.

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Portugal - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall127692929223122
Final tournament2815584026
Qualifying9954242118396

UEFA European Championship records: Portugal

History
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – runners-up
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
3-0: Portugal v Germany, 20/06/00
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96

Final tournament loss
2-0:
Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Qualifying win
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 18/12/94

Qualifying loss
5-0: USSR v Portugal, 27/04/83
5-0: Czechoslovakia v Portugal, 30/04/75

Final tournament appearances
20: Cristiano Ronaldo
14:
Luís Figo
14: Nuno Gomes
14: Pepe
14:
Nani
14:
João Moutinho
12: Fernando Couto
12: Rui Costa
11: Ricardo Carvalho
11: Rui Patrício

Final tournament goals
9: Cristiano Ronaldo
6:
Nuno Gomes
3: Sérgio Conceição
3:
Hélder Postiga
3: Nani

Overall appearances
47: Cristiano Ronaldo
41: Nani
36: João Moutinho
34:
Luís Figo
33: Vítor Baía
32: Rui Costa
29: Ricardo Carvalho
29: Fernando Couto
29: Ricardo Quaresma
28: Nuno Gomes

Overall goals
29: Cristiano Ronaldo
14: João Pinto
12: Rui Costa
10: Nani
9: Hélder Postiga
9:
Nuno Gomes

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament128312411
2012EURO finalsSemi-finals531164
2012EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 106222714
2010World Cup finalsRound of 16412171
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 12741195
2008EURO finalsQuarter-finals420276
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 147612410
2006World Cup finals4th place742184
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12930355
2004EURO finalsFinal631286
2002World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310264
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10730337
2000EURO finalsSemi-finals5401104
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10721324
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10541124
1996EURO finalsQuarter-finals421152
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721297
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10622185
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8512114
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8422118
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group824268
1986World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group310224
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 85031210
1984EURO finalsSemi-finals412144
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501116
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8314811
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group84131011
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6411126
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group623157
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6231106
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6312106
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group6123810
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group622266
1966World Cup finals3rd place6501178
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 641194
1964EURO qualifyingPreliminary round310245
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group411297
1960EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals430188
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group411247
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group201119
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group201137
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group100112
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group2002111
Portugal - Head to head against teams in other pots
Portugal v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup431071
Friendlies110053
Portugal v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2200101
Friendlies110040
Portugal v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup211031
Friendlies------
Portugal v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421154
World Cup201119
Friendlies202022
Portugal v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310131
World Cup220050
Friendlies------
Portugal v Belarus
No previous meetings
Portugal v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO622288
World Cup201114
Friendlies101011
Portugal v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO511346
World Cup311164
Friendlies110021
Portugal v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110030
World Cup------
Friendlies220030
Portugal v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310114
World Cup6600202
Friendlies------
Portugal v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521258
World Cup622244
Friendlies101011
Portugal v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6411146
World Cup421186
Friendlies210145
Portugal v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6600181
Friendlies101000
Portugal v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110050
Portugal v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO633091
World Cup------
Friendlies320144
Portugal v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211010
Portugal v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Portugal v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Portugal v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup330071
Friendlies321083
Portugal v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220084
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Portugal v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup412188
Friendlies220041
Portugal v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Portugal v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220063
World Cup220050
Friendlies------
Portugal v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400280
World Cup211043
Friendlies110030
Portugal v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220092
Portugal v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup8701285
Friendlies4310121
Portugal v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431092
World Cup6600193
Friendlies------
Portugal v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Portugal v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Portugal v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211032
World Cup103521010
Friendlies101011
Portugal v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO650194
World Cup------
Friendlies312021
Portugal v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421165
World Cup411254
Friendlies101000
Portugal v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210131
World Cup202022
Friendlies420264
Portugal v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421132
World Cup420254
Friendlies------
Portugal v San Marino
No previous meetings
Portugal v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420256
World Cup422071
Friendlies110020
Portugal v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412158
World Cup------
Friendlies110021
Portugal v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421156
World Cup833275
Friendlies101011
Portugal v Slovenia
No previous meetings
Portugal v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412144
World Cup8323710
Friendlies211054
Portugal v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO302113
World Cup732298
Friendlies------
Portugal v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO330050
World Cup220061
Friendlies100113
Portugal v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210122
Friendlies------
Portugal v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Greece

Greece

Greece - Team profile

Best result: winners 2004
Coach: Fernando Santos
Leading scorers: all-time – Nikos Anastopoulos (29); current – Fanis Gekas (24)
Most appearances: all-time – Giorgos Karagounis (131); current – Giorgos Karagounis (131)
Association formed: 1926
Nickname: Galanolefki (Sky blue and whites)
Where they play: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus

Greece were one of the lesser lights of European international football until they burst spectacularly into life under German coach Otto Rehhagel at UEFA EURO 2004, defying all odds to win the tournament in Portugal with a 1-0 victory over the hosts in the Lisbon final. Prior to that the country had appeared in just two major tournaments, the 1980 UEFA European Championship and the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and failed to win a game in either. However, since becoming champions of Europe they have improved their standing considerably, qualifying for each of the last four major tournaments and reaching the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P118 W56 D23 L39 F166 A135
Final tournament: P16 W5 D3 L8 F14 A20
Qualifying: P102 W51 D20 L31 F152 A115

Greece waited 24 years to follow up their first finals appearance – where they collected one point from their three games – but it proved sensationally worthwhile as Rehhagel's men confounded expectations to lift the trophy in Portugal in 2004. The German coach masterminded a highly effective game plan, his side catching the hosts cold in the opening game with a 2-1 victory.

France and the Czech Republic both succumbed 1-0 in the knockout rounds, before a second defeat of Portugal provided a fairy-tale ending to one of football's true surprise stories. As holders they lost all three of their group games in Austria and Switzerland in 2008 and were eliminated by Germany at the quarter-final stage of UEFA EURO 2012, but nothing will take the shine off their momentous achievement of 2004.

Memorable EURO matches
04/07/2004: Portugal 0-1 Greece, UEFA EURO 2004 final

Angelos Charisteas' second-half header completed one of the biggest shocks at a major finals.

25/06/2004: France 0-1 Greece, UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-finals
Theodoros Zagorakis and Charisteas combined to end the holders' aspirations.

07/06/2003: Spain 0-1 Greece, UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying
Stelios Giannakopoulos' strike and a dogged defence served notice of Greece's potential.

Did you know?
Under Rehhagel, Greece recorded their longest winning streak (eight victories, between October 2007 and May 2008), while their longest undefeated streak came under Fernando Santos (17 matches, from August 2010 to November 2011).

*Last updated on 07/01/14

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=49/profile/index.html

Greece - Coach profile
Michael Skibbe

Date of birth: 4 August 1965
Nationality: German
Playing career: FC Schalke 04
Coaching career: Borussia Dortmund, Germany (assistant), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Galatasaray AŞ, Eintracht Frankfurt, Eskişehirspor (twice), Hertha BSC Berlin, Kardemir Karabükspor, Grasshopper Club, Greece

• Michael Skibbe started out as a midfielder at home-town club Schalke; however, the former youth international made just 15 first-team appearances before a series of cruciate injuries forced him to abandon his playing career in his early 20s.

• Impressing as a youth coach at Schalke and Dortmund, Skibbe became the youngest boss in Bundesliga history when he was given the senior job at Dortmund aged 32 in July 1998.

• Worked in tandem with Rudi Völler during the latter's time as Germany coach, reaching the 2002 FIFA World Cup final but the pair resigning after the national team's early exit from UEFA EURO 2004. Skibbe returned to club football, coaching Leverkusen from 2005–08.

• First ventured abroad to coach Galatasaray from 2008–09. Went back to Turkey three more times, twice leading Eskişehirspor and briefly taking charge of Karabükspor. Had a longer stint in Switzerland with Grasshoppers.

• Hired as Greece coach in late October 2015, tasked with directing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying attempt after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2299626.html#michael+skibbe

Greece - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall116562337166129
Final tournament165381420
Qualifying100512029152109

UEFA European Championship records: Greece

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – winners
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
1-2: Portugal v Greece, 12/06/04
1-0: four times, most recently Greece v Russia, 16/06/12

Final tournament loss
1-3: Greece v Czechoslovakia, 14/06/80
0-2: Greece v Sweden, 10/06/08

Qualifying win
8-1: Greece v Finland, 11/10/78

Qualifying loss
7-1: France v Greece, 01/10/58

Final tournament appearances
13: Kostas Katsouranis
10: Giorgos Karagounis
9: Antonis Nikopolidis
9: Traianos Dellas
9: Angelos Charisteas

Final tournament goals
4: Angelos Charisteas
2: Giorgos Karagounis
2: Dimitris Salpingidis
1: Six players

Overall appearances
38: Giorgos Karagounis
36: Theodoros Zagorakis
34: Kostas Katsouranis
28: Vasilis Torosidis
26: Angelos Charisteas
25: Antonis Nikopolidis
25: Stelios Giannakopoulos

Overall goals
11: Angelos Charisteas
11: Nikos Anastopoulos
7: Nikos Machlas
7: Fanis Gekas
6: Dimitris Saravakos
6: Giotis Tsalouchidis

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=704794.html#uefa+european+championship+records+greece

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12921166
2012EURO finalsQuarter-finals411257
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10730145
2010World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310225
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 127322110
2008EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300315
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 1210112510
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group12633159
2004EURO finalsWinner641174
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 860284
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8215717
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group10433138
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8422114
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group10604239
1994World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group3003010
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620102
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8323119
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group6123315
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group84131213
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group6123510
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8323810
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group83141013
1980EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301214
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6312137
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group411226
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6231129
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4004511
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group611438
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6231139
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group622289
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group62131014
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group410338
1960EURO qualifyingRound of 16201128
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group401329
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group420232
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group3201512
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group100104
Greece - Head to head against teams in other pots
Greece v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211020
World Cup631275
Friendlies420234
Greece v Andorra
No previous meetings
Greece v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup------
Friendlies211010
Greece v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211052
World Cup------
Friendlies5311116
Greece v Azerbaijan
No previous meetings
Greece v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Greece v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup201102
Friendlies531175
Greece v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211054
World Cup310218
Friendlies124172022
Greece v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211020
World Cup201112
Friendlies211054
Greece v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220073
World Cup------
Friendlies107122312
Greece v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO310235
World Cup------
Friendlies202000
Greece v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200203
World Cup103341318
Friendlies101011
Greece v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211064
Greece v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200101
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Greece v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8422199
World Cup210125
Friendlies220042
Greece v FYR Macedonia
No previous meetings
Greece v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431083
World Cup220041
Friendlies110021
Greece v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Greece v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO85211510
World Cup5122315
Friendlies210144
Greece v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220020
Friendlies------
Greece v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220031
World Cup431062
Friendlies321053
Greece v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220052
Friendlies110020
Greece v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412133
World Cup4400103
Friendlies------
Greece v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies110020
Greece v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies100112
Greece v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup6600142
Friendlies------
Greece v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO10721225
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Greece v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220031
World Cup211041
Friendlies110020
Greece v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Greece v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup210123
Friendlies------
Greece v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411235
World Cup------
Friendlies220042
Greece v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311133
World Cup200227
Friendlies502315
Greece v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies321020
Greece v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup8143813
Friendlies8503119
Greece v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Greece v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210111
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Greece v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup8017518
Friendlies93151227
Greece v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100113
World Cup220020
Friendlies311144
Greece v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211052
World Cup220050
Friendlies101011
Greece v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100102
World Cup------
Friendlies4121614
Greece v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200202
World Cup410356
Friendlies514054
Greece v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210124
World Cup202000
Friendlies------
Greece v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210112
World Cup412122
Friendlies------
Greece v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210134
Friendlies------
Russia

Russia

Russia - Team profile

Best result: winners 1960 (as Soviet Union)
Coach: Leonid Slutski
Leading scorers: 
all-time – Oleh Blokhin (42 for Soviet Union); current – Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)
Most appearances: all-time – Sergei Ignashevich (114); current – Sergei Ignashevich (114)
Association formed: 1912
Nickname: None
Where they play: Various

Watch Russia's top five qualifying goals

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union – the inaugural winners of the UEFA European Championship, in 1960, and runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988 – Russia have been regular qualifiers for the four-yearly continental gathering, but only once have they made it through the group stage. That was in 2008, when Dutchman Guus Hiddink's attractive side reached the semi-finals. In post-Soviet days they qualified for the FIFA World Cups of 1994 and 2002, and again for Brazil 2014. UEFA EURO 2016 qualification was achieved as Group G runners-up after new coach Leonid Slutski, a mid-campaign replacement for Fabio Capello, oversaw wins in each of the team's last four matches.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P150 W85 D35 L30 F271 A125
Final tournament: P30 W12 D6 L12 F36 A39
Qualifying: P120 W73 D29 L18 F235 A86

As part of the Soviet Union, Russia helped win the inaugural competition in 1960. A side containing FC Dinamo Moskva goalkeeper Lev Yashin and FC Spartak Moskva's Igor Netto beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in the final; striker Viktor Ponedelnik scored the extra-time winner. The USSR were runners-up to Spain in 1964, lost the 1972 final to West Germany and suffered more showpiece woe in 1988 as a Ukrainian-accented team went down 2-0 to the Netherlands.

Since playing under the banner of the CIS in 1992, Russia have struggled to repeat past glories. They earned one win in nine finals games in 1992, 1996 and 2004 and failed to qualify in 2000, before a welcome return to form in Austria and Switzerland where they reached the semi-finals. UEFA EURO 2012 brought another group stage exit, despite opening with a 4-1 defeat of the Czech Republic and a 1-1 draw with co-hosts Poland. Needing just another draw, they lost 1-0 to Greece.

Memorable EURO matches
21/06/2008: Netherlands 1-3 Russia (aet), UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-finals
Andrey Arshavin inspired Hiddink's men to a shock victory over the fancied Oranje.

25/06/1988: Soviet Union 0-2 Netherlands, 1988 UEFA European Championship final
Marco van Basten's wonder goal and Igor Belanov's spot-kick failure proved key.

10/07/1960: Soviet Union 2-1 Yugoslavia (aet), 1960 UEFA European Championship final
Ponedelnik's 113th-minute strike in Paris captured the first EURO title.

Did you know?
Aleksandr Kerzhakov's two goals against Azerbaijan in a friendly on 3 September 2014 took him past Vladimir Beschastnykh (26 goals) as the all-time top scorer for post-Soviet Russia.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=57451/profile/index.html

Russia - Coach profile
Stanislav Cherchesov

Date of birth: 2 September 1963
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: FC Spartak Ordzhonikidze, FC Spartak Moskva (four times), FC Lokomotiv Moskva, 1. FC Dynamo Dresden, FC Tirol Innsbruck
Coaching career: FC Kufstein, FC Wacker Tirol, FC Spartak Moskva, FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi, FC Terek Grozny, FC Amkar Perm, FC Dinamo Moskva, Legia Warszawa, Russia

• Born in Ossetia, Cherchesov captained Russia in their first international after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, against Mexico in 1992, and went on to keep goal at the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups as well as EURO '96. At club level, Cherchesov was ever-present as Spartak finished the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage with maximum points.

• After a spell in Austria, where he started his coaching career, Cherchesov rejoined Spartak in the summer of 2006 as sporting director. He replaced Vladimir Fedotov as coach in June 2007 and led the team to a second-place finish that season. Cherchesov parted company with Spartak after an 8-2 aggregate defeat against FC Dynamo Kyiv in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. 

• After a brief stint at second-tier Zhemchuzhina-Sochi, Cherchesov coached Terek from 2011 to 2013, guiding them to eighth in the Russian Premier-Liga in the latter season – the highest finish in their history. He took charge of Amkar Perm in June 2013 but left the following April for Dinamo Moskva.

• Under Cherchesov, Dinamo won all six of their group matches in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, losing to SSC Napoli in the round of 16. The capital outift finished fourth in the Premier-Liga that campaign and Cherchesov was soon dismissed.

• Cherchesov was appointed by Legia less than three months later, his sole season at the helm yielding the domestic double for the Warsaw club. On 11 August 2016, Cherchesov was announced as Russia coach on a two-year deal.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2395760.html#stanislav+cherchesov

Russia - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall141793329250121
Final tournament31126133640
Qualifying11067271621481

UEFA European Championship records: Russia

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – semi-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – group stage (as Commonwealth of Independent States)
1988 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1984 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1980 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1976 – quarter-finals (as Soviet Union)
1972 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1968 – fourth place (as Soviet Union)
1964 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1960 – winners (as Soviet Union)

Final tournament win
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3:
Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Final tournament defeat
4-1:
Spain v Russia, 10/06/08
0-3:
five times, most recently Russia v Wales, 20/06/16

Qualifying win
0-7:
Liechtenstein v Russia, 08/09/15
0-7: San Marino v Russia, 07/06/95

Qualifying defeat
3-0:
England v Russia, 12/09/07
3-0: Republic of Ireland v Soviet Union, 30/10/74

Final tournament appearances
10:
Sergei Ignashevich
9:
Aleksandr Anyukov
8: Roman Pavlyuchenko
8:
Yuri Zhirkov
8: Igor Akinfeev
7: Konstantin Zyryanov
7: Roman Shirokov

Final tournament goals
4:
Roman Pavlyuchenko
3: Alan Dzagoev
3:
Valentin Ivanov
3:
Viktor Ponedelnik
2:
Andrey Arshavin

Overall appearances
49:
Sergei Ignashevich
34: Viktor Onopko
34: Vasili Berezutski
29: Igor Akinfeev
28: Aleksandr Anyukov
28:
Andrey Arshavin
28: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
28: Yuri Zhirkov
25: Aleksei Berezutski
23: Konstantin Zyryanov

Overall goals
10: Roman Pavlyuchenko
9:
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
8: Alan Dzagoev
8: Valeri Karpin
8: Vladimir Beschastnykh
8: Artem Dzyuba

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=704882.html#uefa+european+championship+records+russia

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10712205
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311153
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721174
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12813218
2008EURO finalsSemi-finals530278
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 12732187
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group126512312
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group410325
2004EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 105322012
2002World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310244
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721185
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group106132212
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament10532207
1996EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301248
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 10820345
1994World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310276
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8521154
1992EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group302114
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8530132
1990World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group310244
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8431114
1988EURO finalsFinal531174
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8530143
1986World Cup finalsRound of 164211125
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8422138
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6411112
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 2nd in group522174
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8620202
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group613278
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group420253
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals84131210
1974World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament631254
1972EURO finalsFinal210113
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8530164
1970World Cup finalsQuarter-finals421162
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 431081
1968EURO finals4th place201102
1968EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8602198
1966World Cup finals4th place6402106
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501196
1964EURO finalsFinal210142
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 422073
1962World Cup finalsQuarter-finals421197
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4400113
1960EURO finalsWinner220051
1960EURO qualifyingRound of 16 (qualified) 220041
1958World Cup finalsQuarter-finals521256
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 5401183
Russia - Head to head against teams in other pots
Russia v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210154
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6600212
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431081
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Russia v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210144
World Cup321040
Friendlies211030
Russia v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup422052
Friendlies------
Russia v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies312042
Russia v Belgium
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup5203109
Friendlies201102
Russia v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210143
Friendlies211032
Russia v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202000
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400162
World Cup211051
Friendlies110010
Russia v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO5221128
World Cup211031
Friendlies------
Russia v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110030
World Cup4301125
Friendlies211031
Russia v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup211051
Friendlies100112
Russia v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220082
World Cup220040
Friendlies------
Russia v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8620226
World Cup4400181
Friendlies100112
Russia v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440070
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210132
World Cup------
Friendlies101011
Russia v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Russia v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO9522139
World Cup6501174
Friendlies2011113
Russia v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421142
World Cup6330114
Friendlies220050
Russia v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201123
World Cup4310102
Friendlies73131212
Russia v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110060
Russia v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211031
Friendlies220041
Russia v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup440081
Friendlies------
Russia v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220084
Russia v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup101000353
Friendlies------
Russia v Malta
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World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Russia v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Russia v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Russia v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup421141
Friendlies------
Russia v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440080
World Cup4310103
Friendlies403156
Russia v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO312042
World Cup421162
Friendlies311155
Russia v Republic of Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO73311110
World Cup430152
Friendlies411223
Russia v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup100102
Friendlies200215
Russia v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200110
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO302114
World Cup101022
Friendlies110010
Russia v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO321051
World Cup321041
Friendlies834186
Russia v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521265
World Cup413042
Friendlies421154
Russia v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup411245
Friendlies110031
Russia v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO321062
World Cup200215
Friendlies412166
Russia v Switzerland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310114
World Cup4310112
Friendlies110021
Russia v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210131
World Cup8800192
Friendlies220020
Russia v Ukraine
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201134
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Russia v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211010
World Cup6411115
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Team profile

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Mehmed Baždarević
Leading scorer:
all-time – Edin Džeko (44); current – Edin Džeko (44)
Most appearances:
all-time – Emir Spahić (85); current – Emir Spahić (85)
Association formed:
1992
Nickname:
Zmajevi (Dragons), Ljiljani (Lilies)
Where they play:
Bilino Polje, Zenica; Asim Ferhatović, Sarajevo

After losing out to Portugal in play-offs for both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally made it all the way to a major tournament when, spearheaded by free-scoring pair Edin Džeko and Vedad Ibišević, they topped their 2014 World Cup qualifying section to secure a direct ticket to Brazil, although they were unable to progress beyond the group stage. UEFA EURO 2016 represents their fifth attempt to reach the continental finals. Before gaining independence in 1992 the country supplied several top players to Yugoslavia.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P52 W22 D9 L21 F73 A73
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P52 W22 D9 L21 F73 A73

Bosnia and Herzegovina made their UEFA European Championship debut with a 1-0 win against the Faroe Islands in August 1998 and have been close to the finals twice before. Victory against Denmark in Sarajevo in their final qualifying game would have sent Blaž Slišković's team to UEFA EURO 2004, but a 1-1 draw meant they finished fourth in a competitive section.

They again came close in their final UEFA EURO 2012 Group D fixture, Safet Sušić's side drawing 1-1 against France in Paris when victory would have taken them through. As it was, they finished as runners-up – the 20-point haul their best yet in the competition – but in the play-offs they were no match for Portugal.

Memorable EURO matches
02/06/07: Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 Turkey, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Adnan Ćustović's late goal earned a first competitive home win in eight years at the Koševo Stadium.

02/04/03: Denmark 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying
Slišković's side won despite having to draft in three U21 starlets who had played 24 hours earlier.

09/10/99: Estonia 1-4 Bosnia and Herzegovina, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
Elvir Baljić scored all four as Bosnia and Herzegovina claimed a first away win in EURO qualifying.

Did you know?
Sušić's men were 12 minutes from victory in Paris in that final UEFA EURO 2012 group game before Samir Nasri's penalty consigned Bosnia and Herzegovina to the play-offs. A 0-0 draw in Zenica preceded a 6-2 loss in Portugal – equalling their heaviest ever EURO qualifying defeat.

*Last updated on 14/10/15

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=60094/profile/index.html

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Coach profile
Mehmed Baždarević

Date of birth: 28 September 1960
Nationality: Bosnian
Playing career: FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Nîmes Olympique, Étoile Carouge FC
Coaching career: FC Istres, Étoile du Sahel, Al-Wakrah SC (twice), Grenoble Foot 38, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, MC Alger, Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Baždarević played in midfield for Sarajevo-based Željezničar, helping them reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1984/85.

• Transferred to France for a lengthy spell with Sochaux, and was named as the best foreign player in Ligue 1 in 1988/89. Wound his career down with spells at Nîmes and Swiss side Étoile Carouge.

• Capped 54 times by Yugoslavia, he made two appearances for the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Achieved a coaching coup by leading Istres to promotion to the top division in France, with further spells at Grenoble and Sochaux between assignments in Tunisia, Qatar and Algeria.

• Hired to replace Safet Sušić as Bosnia and Herzegovina coach in December 2014 with the Dragons having taken two points from their first four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. Stayed on for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the play-off loss to the Republic of Ireland.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2196745.html#mehmed+bazdarevic

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall42177185661
Qualifying42177185661
Final tournament------

UEFA European Championship records: Bosnia and Herzegovina

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
5-0: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Luxembourg, 07/10/11

Qualifying loss
6-2: Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15/11/11
0-4: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Greece, 11/10/06

Overall appearances
27:
Edin Džeko
27: Emir Spahić
25: Vedad Ibišević
24: Senad Lulić
23: Zvjezdan Misimović
23: Miralem Pjanić
20: Haris Medunjanin
18: Asmir Begović
18: Kenan Hasagić
18:
Elvir Rahimić
18: Mensur Mujdža

Overall goals
13: Edin Džeko
8: Zvjezdan Misimović
7:
Elvir Baljić
6:
Elvir Bolić
5: Sergej Barbarez
5:
Vedad Ibišević
5:
Haris Medunjanin

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=2042469.html#uefa+european+championship+records+bosnia+herzegovina

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10811306
2012EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament126331914
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament126152515
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group124171622
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10442129
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group841378
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group82241212
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group103251417
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8305914
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Head to head against teams in other pots
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup------
Friendlies201102
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Andorra
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup201113
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Azerbaijan
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EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup------
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Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium
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EURO------
World Cup430187
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies100112
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Croatia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup200237
Friendlies200237
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Cyprus
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Czech Republic
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200216
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Denmark
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup210132
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211052
World Cup220090
Friendlies100101
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211032
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
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Friendlies110010
Bosnia and Herzegovina v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies513188
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Georgia
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Hungary
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200214
World Cup------
Friendlies202022
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Iceland
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup201113
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220091
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400202
Friendlies101000
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210144
World Cup431061
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400110
World Cup------
Friendlies110021
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220062
World Cup------
Friendlies210132
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201123
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420235
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201123
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland
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EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies100101
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO410329
World Cup------
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Bosnia and Herzegovina v San Marino
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EURO------
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200213
World Cup------
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Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup201101
Friendlies301215
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210122
Friendlies110032
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220031
Friendlies220073
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Sweden
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies100124
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Switzerland
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210133
World Cup201123
Friendlies110020
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Ukraine
No previous meetings
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Wales
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EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211042

Team profiles: Pot 2 Only this chapter

Ukraine

Ukraine

Ukraine - Team profile

Best result: group stage 2012
Coach: Mykhailo Fomenko
Leading scorers: all-time – Andriy Shevchenko (48); current – Andriy Yarmolenko (22)
Most appearances: all-time – Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (141); current – Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (141)
Association formed: 1992
Nickname: Synyo-Zhovti (Blue and yellows)
Where they play: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv

Ukraine's top five qualifying goals

Ukraine supplied several players to Soviet Union sides competing at the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship, notably in the late 1980s when legendary coach Valeriy Lobanovskiy was in charge. Since independence the country has challenged consistently for major tournaments but qualified only twice.

Firstly when Oleh Blokhin led an Andriy Shevchenko-inspired side not just to the 2006 World Cup but onwards to the quarter-finals, and then via the play-offs for UEFA EURO 2016. Ukraine's EURO duck was broken when they co-hosted the 2012 finals, but despite Blokhin's return a win against Sweden was followed by defeats by France and England and a group stage exit.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P57 W24 D15 L18 F75 A57
Final tournament: P3 W1 D0 L2 F2 A4
Qualifying: P54 W23 D15 L16 F73 A53

1960 Soviet Union joy recalled

Ukraine was a prolific resource for the Soviet Union team that won the inaugural UEFA European Championship in 1960 and finished runners-up three times: losing to Spain (1964), West Germany (1972) and the Netherlands (1988). Ukraine had never qualified as an independent nation until now, but came within 12 minutes of reaching UEFA EURO 2000. Denied an automatic spot after a last-day draw in Russia, they were heading through on away goals in the play-offs before Miran Pavlin gave Slovenia a 3-2 aggregate win.

They had to wait until 2012 for their first appearance, participating as co-hosts with Poland. Blokhin's side enjoyed a dream finals debut, Shevchenko rolling back the years and raising the roof of Kyiv's NSK Olimpiyskyi with two predatory headers as Ukraine came from behind to beat Sweden 2-1. It was as good as it got as they went down 2-0 against France and 1-0 to England to bow out.

Memorable EURO matches
14/11/2015: Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying
A solid first-leg win in Lviv laid the foundation for Ukraine's first ever play-off success.

11/06/2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden, UEFA EURO 2012 group stage
The last two goals of Shevchenko's career provided an electric start for the finals co-hosts.

09/10/1999: Russia 1-1 Ukraine, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
Shevchenko's clever free-kick earned a point away to their fierce rivals.

Did you know?
Ukrainian players made up 12 of Valeriy Lobanovskiy's 20-strong Soviet Union party, built upon the coach's own FC Dynamo Kyiv selection, that lost the 1988 final to the Netherlands.

*Last updated 18/11/2015

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=57166/profile/index.html

Ukraine - Coach profile
Mykhailo Fomenko

Date of birth: 19 September 1948
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: FC Spartak Sumy, FC Zorya Luhansk, FC Dynamo Kyiv
Coaching career: FC Frunzenets Sumy, FC Desna Chernihiv, FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, FC Guria Lanchkhuti, FC Rashid Baghdad, FC Avtomobilist Sumy, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Veres Rivne, Guinea, FC CSKA Kyiv, FC Metalist Kharkiv (three times), SC Tavriya Simferopol, FC Salyut Belgorod, Ukraine

• An integral part of the famous Dynamo Kyiv side of the 1970s, the defender lifted three Soviet league titles, three domestic cups, the 1975 European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup, as the Ukrainian outfit established themselves as a major European force.

• Earned 24 caps for the USSR between 1972 and 1976, and was a key member of the team during qualifying for the 1976 UEFA European Championship, who were defeated by eventual winners Czechoslovakia at the quarter-final stage.

• First moved into coaching in 1979 with Frunzenets Sumy, working in Ukraine, Georgia and Iraq, before taking over at old club Dynamo Kyiv in 1993 and helping them to a Ukrainian league and cup double during his only season in charge.

• Enjoyed a first taste of international management when taking the helm of Guinea, but swiftly returned to the domestic game. Had three separate stints at Metalist Kharkiv between 1996 and 2005, and also took CSKA Kyiv to the Ukrainian Cup final, only to fall to FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

• Spells at Tavriya Simferopol and Russian side Salyut Belgorod followed, before he was called upon by the national federation to take permanent control of Ukraine after Oleh Blokhin stepped down following UEFA EURO 2012. Helped his country to a play-off place in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying; despite a 2-0 first-leg success against France, Ukraine fell 3-2 on aggregate to miss out on Brazil, but did overcome Slovenia in the play-offs to make UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2042424.html#mykhailo+fomenko

Ukraine - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall451713155852
Final tournament310224
Qualifying421613135648

UEFA European Championship records: Ukraine

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
2-1:
Ukraine v Sweden, 11/06/12

Final tournament defeat
0-2:
Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16/06/16
0-2:
Ukraine v France, 15/06/12

Qualifying win
5-0:
Ukraine v Faroe Islands, 17/10/07

Qualifying defeat
4-0:
Croatia v Ukraine, 25/03/95

Final tournament appearances
6: Yevhen Khacheridi
6:
Yevhen Konoplyanka
6: Andriy Pyatov
6: Andriy Yarmolenko
4: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Final tournament goals
2: Andriy Shevchenko

Overall appearances
29:
Andriy Shevchenko
28: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
25: Olexandr Shovkovskiy
24: Oleh Luzhny
21: Olexiy Mykhaylychenko
21: Andriy Voronin
21: Andriy Pyatov
19: Andriy Husin
19: Oleh Kuznetsov
19: Oleh Gusev
18: Serhiy Rebrov
18: Andriy Yarmolenko

Overall goals
12:
Andriy Shevchenko
5: Andriy Yarmolenko
5: Tymerlan Huseynov
5: Serhiy Rebrov
4: Oleh Gusev
4: Oleh Protasov

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=1714968.html#uefa+european+championship+records+ukraine

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12732307
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310224
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12642217
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group125251816
2006World Cup finalsQuarter-finals521257
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12741187
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group82421110
2002World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament124621513
2000EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12561167
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12633119
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group104151115
Ukraine - Head to head against teams in other pots
Ukraine v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup431062
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup2200110
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422085
World Cup431093
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies210144
Ukraine v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211060
Ukraine v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup422030
Friendlies311144
Ukraine v Bosnia and Herzegovina
No previous meetings
Ukraine v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies532072
Ukraine v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201145
Ukraine v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100101
World Cup412133
Friendlies200205
Ukraine v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup------
Friendlies220060
Ukraine v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220070
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Finland
No previous meetings
Ukraine v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201101
Ukraine v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211043
World Cup211031
Friendlies431071
Ukraine v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup402227
Friendlies101033
Ukraine v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Ukraine v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210121
World Cup412122
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies623175
Ukraine v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO400429
World Cup100103
Friendlies201102
Ukraine v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup440093
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220020
Ukraine v Liechtenstein
No previous meetings
Ukraine v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420245
World Cup------
Friendlies3300113
Ukraine v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Ukraine v Malta
No previous meetings
Ukraine v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211021
Friendlies211032
Ukraine v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210141
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201114
Ukraine v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202000
World Cup220031
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211010
Friendlies330040
Ukraine v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup421165
Friendlies311133
Ukraine v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210122
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies5113611
Ukraine v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211043
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Ukraine v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2200170
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210133
World Cup------
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Ukraine v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies440071
Ukraine v Slovakia
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EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies312054
Ukraine v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO402246
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201134
World Cup100104
Friendlies------
Ukraine v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210131
Friendlies401328
Ukraine v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup202022
Friendlies------
Croatia

Croatia

Croatia - Team profile

Best result: quarter-finals (1996, 2008)
Coach:
Ante Čačić
Leading scorers:
all-time – Davor Šuker (45); current – Darijo Srna (21)
Most appearances:
all-time – Darijo Srna (127); current – Darijo Srna (127)
Association formed:
1912
Nickname:
Kockasti (Checks)
Where they play:
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb

Since seceding from Yugoslavia in 1991, Croatia have emerged as a force in international football. They qualified in their debut UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup campaigns, finishing third at France '98 where Davor Šuker was the six-goal top scorer. Croatia have become final tournament regulars, missing out only twice – in 2000 and 2010 – but have progressed beyond the group stage on just one further occasion, at UEFA EURO 2008. They qualified for the UEFA EURO 2016 finals – their fourth in a row – as runners-up to Italy in Group H.

Watch Croatia's top five qualifying goals

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P76 W46 D18 L12 F136 A55
Final tournament: P14 W6 D4 L4 F18 A16
Qualifying: P62 W40 D14 L8 F118 A39

UEFA EURO 2012 was Croatia's fourth European final tournament in five attempts since the break-up of Yugoslavia, their only failure coming in 2000. Inspired by three-goal Šuker, Miroslav Blažević's 1996 vintage reached the last eight in their maiden finals appearance, and the semi-finals beckoned in 2008 before Turkey's last-gasp equaliser and then defeat in the penalty shoot-out. There was more disappointment four years later as Slaven Bilić's side were narrowly edged out of a tough group by Spain and Italy, the eventual finalists.

Croatia, of course, also contributed players to the Yugoslavia team that twice finished runners-up at the UEFA European Championship. They lost the inaugural showpiece 2-1 in extra time against the Soviet Union in 1960 and went down 2-0 to hosts Italy in a final replay eight years later.

Memorable EURO matches
11/11/11: Turkey 0-3 Croatia, UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs
Croatia stunned the home fans with three goals inside 50 minutes of the first leg.

21/11/07: England 2-3 Croatia, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Nearly 90,000 at Wembley were similarly silenced as Mladen Petrić scored the winner for already-qualified Croatia and eliminated the hosts.

16/06/96: Croatia 3-0 Denmark, UEFA EURO 1996 group stage
An impressive victory best remembered for Šuker's magnificent chip over Peter Schmeichel.

Did you know?
Croatia finished above an Italy side fresh from finishing runners-up at the 1994 World Cup in their first major tournament qualifying campaign, advancing to EURO '96 where they were one of a record six teams making their finals debut.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Croatia - Coach profile
Ante Čačić

Date of birth: 29 September 1953
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: NK Prigorje Markuševac
Coaching career: NK Dubrava, NK Inter Zaprešić (three times), NK Osijek, NK Zadar, NK Slaven Belupo (twice), GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Radnik Sesvete, NK Maribor, NK Kamen Ingrad, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (twice), NK Croatia Sesvete, Croatia Under-21 (assistant), Libya (assistant), Croatia

• A graduate of the University of Zagreb's coaching school, Čačić was among the first ten Croatian coaches to receive a UEFA Pro licence; he started his coaching career at lower-league Prigorje Markuševac, where he had also played.

• Spent the bulk of his career in the Croatian top division, also earning promotion to the First League with Dubrava and Inter Zaprešić.

• His highest-profile job was at Dinamo Zagreb; hired in December 2011, he won a domestic double and led the club into the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage. Left in November 2012.

• From 1994 to 1998, he was assistant coach of Croatia's Under-21 team, and from 2003 to 2006 assisted countryman Ilija Lončarević during his time as Libya coach.

• In 2013, he took Maribor to the UEFA Europa League group stage; he was most recently in charge of Lokomotiva, whom he guided into 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifying. Took over the national side in September 2015, guiding them to UEFA EURO 2016 and subsequently the last 16 in France, losing in extra time to eventual winners Portugal.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2285276.html#ante+cacic

Croatia - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall6640151111650
Final tournament146441816
Qualifying52341179834

UEFA European Championship records: Croatia

History
2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96

Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96

Qualifying win
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
0-2: five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
12: Darijo Srna
11:
Vedran Ćorluka
10: Ivan Rakitić
9: Luka Modrić
7: Ivan Perišić
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Mario Mandžukić
6: Ivan Strinić
6: Josip Šimunić
6: Ivica Olić
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Stipe Pletikosa
6: Danijel Pranjić

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Mandžukić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić
2: Luka Modrić
2: Ivan Perišić

Overall appearances
47: Darijo Srna
43: Vedran Ćorluka
39: Luka Modrić
34: Ivica Olić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
32: Ivan Rakitić
31:
Josip Šimunić
30: Dario Šimić

Overall goals
20: Davor Šuker
13: Eduardo
8: Ivan Perišić
8: Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
6: Luka Modrić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Darijo Srna
6: Ivica Olić

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament12633149
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311143
2012EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 12822217
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group106221913
2008EURO finalsQuarter-finals431052
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12921288
2006World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group302123
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10730215
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 1st in group302146
2004EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10622145
2002World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group310223
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8530152
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8431139
1998World Cup finals3rd place7502115
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 105412013
1996EURO finalsQuarter-finals420255
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 10721225
Croatia - Head to head against teams in other pots
Croatia v Albania
No previous meetings
Croatia v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400180
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Croatia v Armenia
No previous meetings
Croatia v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110010
World Cup------
Friendlies440082
Croatia v Azerbaijan
No previous meetings
Croatia v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220041
Friendlies------
Croatia v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220073
Friendlies220073
Croatia v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210112
World Cup211053
Friendlies211060
Croatia v Cyprus
No previous meetings
Croatia v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320176
World Cup200229
Friendlies201113
Croatia v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6510131
World Cup------
Friendlies211031
Croatia v Faroe Islands
No previous meetings
Croatia v Finland
No previous meetings
Croatia v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421166
World Cup220031
Friendlies211032
Croatia v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210122
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Croatia v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210133
World Cup110030
Friendlies201123
Croatia v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Croatia v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201102
World Cup211021
Friendlies201145
Croatia v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup431091
Friendlies------
Croatia v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400105
World Cup------
Friendlies4310103
Croatia v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO312043
World Cup110021
Friendlies211020
Croatia v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220051
Friendlies------
Croatia v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220050
World Cup220051
Friendlies------
Croatia v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220082
Croatia v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211020
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Croatia v Luxembourg
No previous meetings
Croatia v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400123
World Cup211041
Friendlies------
Croatia v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Croatia v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Croatia v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup110021
Friendlies100103
Croatia v Northern Ireland
No previous meetings
Croatia v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies321053
Croatia v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110010
World Cup------
Friendlies421163
Croatia v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100103
World Cup------
Friendlies200203
Croatia v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup110010
Friendlies220031
Croatia v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202000
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Croatia v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220080
Friendlies------
Croatia v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup402214
Friendlies101011
Croatia v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO202022
World Cup211031
Friendlies------
Croatia v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies138323317
Croatia v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431062
World Cup211064
Friendlies321042
Croatia v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100101
World Cup------
Friendlies411245
Croatia v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422051
World Cup------
Friendlies202033
Croatia v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220041
Friendlies211031
Sweden

Sweden

Sweden - Team profile

Best result: semi-finals 1992
Coach: Erik Hamrén
Leading scorers: 
all-time – Zlatan Ibrahimović (62); current – Zlatan Ibrahimović (62)
Most appearances: all-time – Anders Svensson (148); current – Andreas Isaksson (127)
Association formed: 1904
Nickname: Blågult (Blue and yellows)
Where they play: Friends Arena, Solna

The only FIFA World Cup host nation to be defeated in the final, Sweden have never matched their run of 1958, but did make the last four in the only other tournament they have staged, EURO '92, the first time they had competed on that stage in the continental competition. They took bronze at the 1994 World Cup and although they have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the global finals, despite the elaborate gifts of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, they have reached the last five UEFA European Championships.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P121 W59 D29 L32 F198 A126
Final tournament: P17 W5 D5 L7 F24 A21
Qualifying: P104 W54 D24 L26 F174 A105

Sweden's top five qualifying goals

Sweden reached the semi-finals on home turf in 1992, beating eventual champions Denmark and England after an opening-day draw with France. However, with Stefan Schwarz suspended and Jonas Thern playing through injury, they were overwhelmed by Germany even if a last-minute effort made it 3-2.

It was not until 2000 that they successfully negotiated qualifying to reach the final tournament, yet the Blågult have been ever-presents since. Sweden exited UEFA EURO 2004 unbeaten, losing 5-4 on penalties to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals after a goalless draw, while their last two campaigns ended at the first hurdle, a win and two defeats not enough each time. In 2012 they lost to Ukraine and England despite having led both matches in the second half, and were already out before their last game when Ibrahimović's brilliant acrobatic goal set up a 2-0 win against France.

Memorable EURO matches
07/10/2006: Sweden 2-0 Spain, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Goals from Johan Elmander and Marcus Allbäck earned a win as important as it was impressive.

18/06/2004: Sweden 1-1 Italy, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
Sweden were heading for defeat when Ibrahimović levelled with an audacious late back-heel.

17/06/1992: Sweden 2-1 England, EURO '92 group stage
Another fine goal, from Tomas Brolin, completed a comeback win that sent the hosts into the semis.

Did you know?
Sweden's October 2006 win against Spain was their opponents' last qualifying defeat until Slovakia beat them in October 2014.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Sweden - Coach profile
Erik Hamrén

Date of birth: 27 June 1957
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Ljusdals IF, Stockviks FF
Coaching career: Njurunda IK, IFK Sundsvall, Bro IK, Enköpings SK, Väsby IK, IF Brommapojkarna, Vasalunds IF, Degerfors IF, AIK Solna, Örgryte IS, Aalborg BK, Rosenborg BK, Sweden

• Played the game only until his late teens. Began coaching at junior level before taking on his first senior posts with Swedish second-tier sides Väsby, Brommapojkarna and Vasalund.

• Joined Allsvenskan outfit Degerfors in 1994 and moved on a year later to AIK. Guided the Stockholm club to three successive Swedish Cup finals, losing the first, in 1995, and winning the next two. Lifted the cup for a third time in 2000 with his next team Örgryte after two-legged final victory against AIK. Stayed for six seasons before going abroad in January 2004 to coach Danish side AaB.

• Led AaB to the 2007/08 Danish Super League title – just the third championship in their history – yet announced mid-season he would be leaving at the end of the campaign for Rosenborg.

• Masterminded runaway Tippeligaen title triumph for Rosenborg in his first full season. Replaced long-serving Sweden coach Lars Lagerbäck in November 2009, also remaining with Rosenborg until the onset of UEFA EURO 2012 qualification in September 2010.

• Proved an immediate success in his new role, guiding Sweden to the finals thanks to a defeat of the Netherlands on the last day of qualifying, though they fell in the group stage. Missed out on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a play-off with Portugal but took his side to UEFA EURO 2016 having overcome Denmark at the same stage.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921430.html#erik+hamren

Sweden - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall110532631179114
Final tournament185672421
Qualifying9248202415593

UEFA European Championship records: Sweden

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – semi-finals
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria, 14/06/04

Final tournament defeat
2-0:
Russia v Sweden, 18/06/08

Qualifying win
6-0: Sweden v San Marino, 07/09/10
0-6:
San Marino v Sweden, 07/06/03

Qualifying defeat
1-4: three times, most recently Sweden v Austria, 08/09/15
0-3:
four times, most recently Spain v Sweden, 17/11/07

Final tournament appearances
13: Olof Mellberg
13: Andreas Isaksson
13: Zlatan Ibrahimović
12: Kim Källström
10: Henrik Larsson
10: Fredrik Ljungberg

Final tournament goals
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović
4:
Henrik Larsson
3: Tomas Brolin

Overall appearances
49: Kim Källström
49:
Andreas Isaksson
43: Zlatan Ibrahimović
36: Olof Mellberg
35: Anders Svensson
31: Fredrik Ljungberg

Overall goals
23: Zlatan Ibrahimović
12:
Marcus Allbäck
7: Henrik Larsson
7:
Kim Källström
6: Johan Elmander
6: Johnny Ekström

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament126242118
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group310255
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 108023111
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10532135
2008EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310234
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 127322312
2006World Cup finalsRound of 16412134
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10802304
2004EURO finalsQuarter-finals514083
2004EURO finalsQuarter-finals514083
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521193
2002World Cup finalsRound of 16412155
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10820203
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301224
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8710101
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10703169
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8233910
1994World Cup finals3rd place7331158
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10631198
1992EURO finalsSemi-finals421165
1990World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300336
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 642093
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8422125
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8413149
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8512145
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group832378
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group6123913
1978World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301213
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 430174
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group630389
1974World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group622276
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 7421179
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group622235
1970World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311122
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4301125
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group6213912
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group4211103
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals623187
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group5302115
1958World Cup finalsFinal6411127
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group411298
1950World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage52121115
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220062
1938World Cup finals4th place3102119
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 3201117
1934World Cup finalsQuarter-finals210144
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220082
Sweden - Head to head against teams in other pots
Sweden v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup431093
Friendlies100112
Sweden v Andorra
No previous meetings
Sweden v Armenia
No previous meetings
Sweden v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210111
World Cup104151012
Friendlies422091
Sweden v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220040
Friendlies------
Sweden v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220072
Friendlies110010
Sweden v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110042
Sweden v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO530275
World Cup6420131
Friendlies110020
Sweden v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup220080
Friendlies211053
Sweden v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421165
World Cup404033
Friendlies62221010
Sweden v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400176
Friendlies110071
Sweden v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220041
Friendlies101000
Sweden v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220071
World Cup5410155
Friendlies40306415059
Sweden v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220031
Friendlies110010
Sweden v Georgia
No previous meetings
Sweden v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100123
World Cup111371730
Friendlies301216
Sweden v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Sweden v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110020
World Cup------
Friendlies4121146
Sweden v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431092
World Cup220072
Friendlies320164
Sweden v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup5230103
Friendlies110010
Sweden v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO832398
World Cup210133
Friendlies310212
Sweden v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies------
Sweden v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421132
World Cup220031
Friendlies11731489
Sweden v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Sweden v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup110020
Friendlies4400203
Sweden v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431071
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Sweden v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220060
World Cup8800332
Friendlies110030
Sweden v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220062
World Cup220080
Friendlies110021
Sweden v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110021
Sweden v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412146
World Cup101000
Friendlies201135
Sweden v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411246
World Cup210113
Friendlies110021
Sweden v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6411147
World Cup4301134
Friendlies115332517
Sweden v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440080
World Cup320142
Friendlies4211105
Sweden v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412144
World Cup8323107
Friendlies201145
Sweden v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200203
World Cup101022
Friendlies211031
Sweden v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO301226
World Cup220051
Friendlies412166
Sweden v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400220
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Sweden v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup510437
Friendlies330091
Sweden v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411247
World Cup110021
Friendlies430197
Sweden v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411259
World Cup421152
Friendlies211021
Sweden v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Sweden v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO310235
World Cup210132
Friendlies201115
Sweden v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO302134
World Cup211032
Friendlies201112
Sweden v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup101000
Friendlies330072
Denmark

Denmark

Denmark - Team profile

Best result: winners 1992
Coach: Morten Olsen
Leading scorers: all-time – Poul Nielsen, Jon Dahl Tomasson (52); current – Nicklas Bendtner (29)
Most appearances: all-time – Peter Schmeichel (129); current – Lars Jacobsen (79)
Association formed: 1889
Nickname: None
Where they play: Parken, Copenhagen

Denmark boast a proud UEFA European Championship record. Since qualifying for the 1984 finals at England's expense, they have competed in every tournament bar one (2008) and memorably lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup in neighbouring Sweden in 1992, the team having failed to qualify in the first instance before being reinstated in place of Yugoslavia. The famous 1980s 'Dynamite' side starring, among others, strike duo Preben Elkjær and Michael Laudrup, is fondly remembered, not least as the first Denmark team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. There have been three further participations since then, including a quarter-final at France '98.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P140 W60 D32 L48 F215 A178
Final tournament: P27 W7 D6 L14 F30 A43
Qualifying: P113 W53 D26 L34 F185 A135

Denmark's finest hour came in Sweden after the suspension of Yugoslavia handed them a second chance they grasped with both hands. Having had just ten days to prepare they eliminated England and France in the group stage, then the Netherlands in a semi-final shoot-out. Goals from John Jensen and Kim Vilfort saw off Germany in the showpiece.

Denmark were no strangers to the latter stages of the competition, though, having reached the last four in 1964 and 1984. Morten Olsen's charges again overcame the initial hurdle in 2004, but three Czech Republic goals early in the second half ended their interest in the quarter-finals. Having failed to qualify for the 2008 edition, Denmark returned in 2012 but fell at the group stage despite upsetting the Netherlands in their opening match.

Memorable EURO matches
22/06/04: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
Jon Dahl Tomasson twice gave Denmark the lead as a draw took them through to the last eight.

26/06/92: Denmark 2-0 Germany, EURO '92 final
Goals from Jensen and Vilfort completed the fairy tale for Richard Møller Nielsen's last-minute entrants.

19/05/84: Denmark 3-2 Belgium, 1984 UEFA European Championship group stage
Trailing 2-0 after 40 minutes, Sepp Piontek's side recovered to book a place in the semis.

Did you know?
Denmark have appeared in all 15 UEFA European Championship qualifying competitions, playing their first game in September 1959, a 2-2 draw with Czechoslovakia in Copenhagen.

*Last updated on 13/10/2015

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Denmark - Coach profile
Morten Olsen

Date of birth: 14 August 1949
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: B 1901, Cercle Brugge KSV, RWD Molenbeek, RSC Anderlecht, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: Brøndby IF, 1. FC Köln, AFC Ajax, Denmark

• A commanding central defender, he played most of his club football in Belgium, winning three national titles and the UEFA Cup with Anderlecht during a six-year spell from 1980–86.

• Twice crowned Danish Player of the Year, he was captain of the legendary 'Dynamite' team of the mid-1980s that reached two successive UEFA European Championships and the 1986 FIFA World Cup; became the first Danish footballer to collect 100 caps in an international career spanning 19 years.

• Went straight into coaching after hanging up his boots and proved an immediate hit, leading Brøndby to two Danish championships and to the semi-finals of the 1990/91 UEFA Cup – the furthest any Danish club had progressed in Europe. Moved on to coach old side Köln and then, following a two-year break, Ajax, where, assisted on the field by his ex-Denmark team-mate Michael Laudrup, he secured a Dutch league and cup double.

• Appointed Denmark coach in 2000 and guided the team to the finals of the 2002 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004. He retained the position despite a failure to qualify for the next two major tournaments. Further success followed as Denmark topped both their 2010 World Cup preliminary group, celebrating qualification with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in his 100th match at the helm, and their UEFA EURO 2012 section.

• Could not steer the side beyond the initial stage of either tournament, but in spite of Demark missing out on the 2014 World Cup he was awarded a two-year contract extension encompassing the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=919644.html#morten+olsen

Denmark - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall132572946207173
Final tournament2776143043
Qualifying105502332177130

UEFA European Championship records: Denmark

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – group stage
1992 – winners
1988 – group stage
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – fourth place
1960 – last 16

Final tournament win
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia, 16/06/84

Final tournament defeat
3-0: five times, most recently Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Qualifying win
6-0: Denmark v Luxembourg, 12/10/83

Qualifying defeat
6-0: Hungary v Denmark, 21/09/66

Final tournament appearances
13: Peter Schmeichel
10: Michael Laudrup
10: John Sivebæk
9: Thomas Helveg

Final tournament goals
3: Frank Arnesen
3: Henrik Larsen
3: Brian Laudrup
3: Jon Dahl Tomasson
2: Preben Elkjær
2: Nicklas Bendtner
2: Michael Krohn-Dehli

Overall appearances
39: Peter Schmeichel
33: Dennis Rommedahl
32: Thomas Helveg
31: Morten Olsen
31: Martin Jørgensen
31: Jon Dahl Tomasson

Overall goals
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson
11: Ole Madsen
10: Preben Elkjær
10: Michael Laudrup
9: Dennis Rommedahl
9: Nicklas Bendtner
7: Kim Vilfort

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group104421712
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310245
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611156
2010World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310236
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10631165
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group126332411
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group126422412
2004EURO finalsQuarter-finals412145
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8431159
2002World Cup finalsRound of 16421155
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10640226
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300308
2000EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10622198
1998World Cup finalsQuarter-finals521297
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521146
1996EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311144
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10631199
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group12741152
1992EURO finalsWinner522164
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8611187
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6321156
1988EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300327
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 632142
1986World Cup finalsRound of 164301106
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8512176
1984EURO finalsSemi-finals421194
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8611175
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group84041411
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 5th in group81251317
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group62041412
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group6015314
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4013213
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group6105211
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group6213610
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group6114616
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group6114718
1964EURO finals4th place200216
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 7421198
1960EURO qualifyingRound of 16201137
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4004413
Denmark - Head to head against teams in other pots
Denmark v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210141
World Cup6510142
Friendlies------
Denmark v Andorra
No previous meetings
Denmark v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup210114
Friendlies------
Denmark v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup------
Friendlies100112
Denmark v Azerbaijan
No previous meetings
Denmark v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211010
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Denmark v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201113
World Cup210123
Friendlies------
Denmark v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311145
World Cup624084
Friendlies101011
Denmark v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310112
World Cup2200101
Friendlies------
Denmark v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO512267
World Cup3003312
Friendlies83051111
Denmark v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies101022
Denmark v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220081
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Denmark v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220020
World Cup------
Friendlies2113266128
Denmark v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup------
Friendlies100103
Denmark v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211083
Friendlies110021
Denmark v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO310234
World Cup110020
Friendlies8224710
Denmark v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Denmark v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup104331813
Friendlies101011
Denmark v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440080
World Cup220081
Friendlies101000
Denmark v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220080
World Cup------
Friendlies220051
Denmark v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411246
World Cup411268
Friendlies100102
Denmark v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220051
Friendlies------
Denmark v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup211020
Friendlies------
Denmark v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220080
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Denmark v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211040
Friendlies------
Denmark v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO7520186
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Denmark v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220092
World Cup6600212
Friendlies------
Denmark v Moldova
No previous meetings
Denmark v Montenegro
No previous meetings
Denmark v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521269
World Cup100102
Friendlies413043
Denmark v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO622296
World Cup422042
Friendlies------
Denmark v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422063
World Cup220061
Friendlies74031510
Denmark v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup200226
Friendlies7511177
Denmark v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6114614
World Cup411268
Friendlies210154
Denmark v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4121810
World Cup210143
Friendlies------
Denmark v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100103
World Cup4103512
Friendlies201113
Denmark v San Marino
No previous meetings
Denmark v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO410325
World Cup310226
Friendlies540162
Denmark v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320173
World Cup200224
Friendlies------
Denmark v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO403148
World Cup4013111
Friendlies210134
Denmark v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220060
Friendlies220051
Denmark v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8026717
World Cup310226
Friendlies300306
Denmark v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110030
World Cup202033
Friendlies421143
Denmark v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO420243
World Cup210134
Friendlies210111
Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland - Team profile

Best result: group stage 1996, 2004, 2008
Coach: Vladimir Petković
Leading scorers: all-time – Alexander Frei (42); current – Xherdan Shaqiri (17)
Most appearances: all-time – Heinz Hermann (118); current – Gökhan Inler (89)
Association formed: 1895
Nickname: Schweizer Nati/Nati Suisse (Swiss national team)
Where they play: Stade de Suisse, Berne; St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Switzerland: Top five qualifying goals

Switzerland, the country that provides the headquarters for both FIFA and UEFA, made it three successive FIFA World Cup participations when they competed in Brazil in 2014, having topped their qualifying group with seven wins and three draws in their ten matches. Their route to UEFA EURO 2016 was less straightforward, incorporating three defeats, but they eventually finished as comfortable Group E runners-up to England. All three of the country's UEFA European Championship final tournament appearances have resulted in group stage elimination, including the 2008 event they co-hosted with Austria.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P101 W40 D24 L37 F158 A129
Final tournament: P9 W1 D2 L6 F5 A13
Qualifying: P92 W39 D22 L31 F153 A116

For years, Switzerland were subject to a stream of slender defeats, until the appointment of Roy Hodgson signalled a change in fortunes. Having qualified for the 1994 World Cup, their first in 28 years, Hodgson then led the team to EURO '96 after topping a section containing Turkey and Sweden, although Artur Jorge took charge for the final tournament. They kicked off their finals by drawing 1-1 with hosts England, before consecutive defeats against the Netherlands and Scotland ended their campaign.

Switzerland qualified again in 2004 under Jakob 'Köbi' Kuhn but garnered only one point, although Johan Vonlanthen did become the EURO's youngest goalscorer in a 3-1 defeat by France. They co-hosted the tournament with Austria in 2008 but failed to make home advantage count, losing against the Czech Republic and Turkey before overcoming Portugal 2-0. Opening defeats by England and Montenegro, and a campaign that yielded only two away points, undermined their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying hopes, Switzerland finishing third in Group B.

Memorable EURO matches
15/06/2008: Switzerland 2-0 Portugal, UEFA EURO 2008 group stage
Hakan Yakin's double earned the co-hosts their maiden EURO final tournament victory.

08/06/1996: England 1-1 Switzerland, EURO '96 group stage
Kubilay Türkyilmaz's 83rd-minute spot kick ensured Switzerland's first EURO finals match ended all square.

24/05/1967: Switzerland 7-1 Romania, 1968 UEFA European Championship qualifying
Rolf Blättler, Fritz Künzli and René-Pierre Quentin scored two apiece in a resounding win. 

Did you know?
Yakin scored all three of Switzerland's goals at UEFA EURO 2008, where they became only the second host nation after Belgium in 2000 to exit after the group stage. They were soon joined by a third as co-hosts Austria also bowed out. 

* Last updated on 18/11/2015

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Switzerland - Coach profile
Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=1585563.html#vladimir+petkovic

Switzerland - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall91332434134121
Final tournament9126513
Qualifying82322228129108

UEFA European Championship records: Switzerland

History
2016 – round of 16
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
2-0: Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Final tournament loss
3-0: England v Switzerland, 17/06/04

Qualifying win
7-0:
Switzerland v San Marino, 09/10/15
7-0: Switzerland v San Marino, 05/06/91

Qualifying defeat
4-0: Italy v Switzerland, 23/12/67

Final tournament appearances
7: Valon Behrami
7:
Stephan Lichtsteiner
6:
Hakan Yakin
6: Patrick Müller
6: Gelson Fernandes
5: Stéphane Chapuisat
5: Stéphane Henchoz
5: Johann Vogel
5: Johan Vonlanthen

Final tournament goals
3: Hakan Yakin
1: Admir Mehmedi
1: Kubilay Türkyilmaz
1: Johan Vonlanthen
1: Fabian Schär
1: Xherdan Shaqiri

Overall appearances
29:
Stéphane Chapuisat
27: Heinz Hermann
24: Alain Geiger
22: Stéphane Henchoz
22: Stephane Lichtsteiner
21: Johann Vogel

Overall goals
9:
Kubilay Türkyilmaz
8: Fritz Künzli
8: Xherdan Shaqiri
7:
Adrian Knup
6: Stéphane Chapuisat
6: Hakan Yakin

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=2042385.html#uefa+european+championship+records+switzerland

UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10730176
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group83231210
2010World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311111
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 10631188
2008EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group310233
2006World Cup finalsRound of 16422040
2006World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 125612211
2004EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301216
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 84311511
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group104241812
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group842295
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group83141112
1996EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group301214
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8521157
1994World Cup finalsRound of 16411257
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10631236
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8422197
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group82151014
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group815299
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8242510
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group622279
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8233912
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group8206718
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group410335
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group6114510
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group622224
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6411125
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group621358
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group62131713
1966World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300319
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 641173
1964EURO qualifyingPreliminary round201124
1962World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300328
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 54011110
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4013611
1954World Cup finalsQuarter-finals42021111
1950World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311146
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220084
1938World Cup finalsQuarter-finals311155
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 110021
1934World Cup finalsQuarter-finals210155
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 211042
Switzerland - Head to head against teams in other pots
Switzerland v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211043
World Cup440071
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Andorra
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Armenia
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup100157
Friendlies85031512
Switzerland v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210151
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Bosnia and Herzegovina
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431083
World Cup------
Friendlies201113
Switzerland v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210162
World Cup431051
Friendlies211052
Switzerland v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6033713
World Cup310235
Friendlies7214617
Switzerland v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2200100
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4400152
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210144
Friendlies110010
Switzerland v FYR Macedonia
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211041
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4112610
Friendlies7115819
Switzerland v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220020
World Cup430165
Friendlies504145
Switzerland v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440071
World Cup211064
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup404055
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6033411
World Cup732299
Friendlies914479
Switzerland v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Switzerland v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211043
Friendlies110010
Switzerland v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies6600171
Switzerland v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110090
Switzerland v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup10901288
Friendlies211021
Switzerland v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4310123
World Cup220050
Friendlies101000
Switzerland v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220040
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210121
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO5014312
World Cup321053
Friendlies211021
Switzerland v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210122
Friendlies201101
Switzerland v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup10334812
Friendlies7322109
Switzerland v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200204
World Cup------
Friendlies201115
Switzerland v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO312031
World Cup722389
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411296
World Cup631285
Friendlies210122
Switzerland v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4013411
World Cup4013211
Friendlies100112
Switzerland v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200110
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO512277
World Cup411277
Friendlies420288
Switzerland v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup402248
Friendlies202022
Switzerland v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup300327
Friendlies311132
Switzerland v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup421153
Friendlies330092
Switzerland v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup5113511
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO511368
World Cup411246
Friendlies------
Switzerland v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO430183
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Belgium

Belgium

Belgium - Team profile

Best result: runners-up 1980
Coach:
Marc Wilmots
Leading scorers:
all-time – Bernard Voorhoof, Paul Van Himst (30); current – Marouane Fellaini (15)
Most appearances:
all-time – Jan Ceulemans (96); current – Jan Vertonghen (76)
Association formed:
1895
Nickname:
Rode Duivels/Diables Rouges (Red Devils)
Where they play:
Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels

Belgium: Top five qualifying goals

Belgium ended a 12-year absence from major tournaments with an impressive qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their surge up the FIFA rankings earning them seeded status for the finals draw, where they reached the last eight. The good times continued for Marc Wilmots' star-studded side as they topped their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying section. In France they will hope to match, or perhaps even better, the achievements of previous Red Devils selections. Highlights include a runners-up spot at EURO '80 and fourth place at the 1986 World Cup.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P116 W53 D28 L35 F183 A132
Final tournament: P12 W4 D2 L6 F13 A20
Qualifying: P104 W49 D26 L29 F170 A112

Belgium are now firmly back among Europe's elite having ended a three-decade wait to qualify for the UEFA European Championship, in which they were regulars during the 1970s and early 1980s. They finished third on home soil in 1972 and eight years later went one step closer to lifting the trophy, losing the Rome final 2-1 to a late West Germany goal.

Since then the Red Devils have only managed two more group stage appearances, in 1984 and in 2000, when they were the tournament co-hosts, but failed to progress on both occasions. UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying came too early for Belgium's new wave, Georges Leekens' side never recovering from defeats in their first two Group A games as they finished third, two points shy of Turkey and a play-off spot. Now, though, they are four years older.

Memorable EURO matches
22/06/80: Belgium 1-2 West Germany, 1980 UEFA European Championship final
René Vandereycken's penalty made it 1-1 but Horst Hrubesch's second of the game (88) was decisive.

17/06/72: Hungary 1-2 Belgium, 1972 UEFA European Championship third-place play-off
Goals from Raoul Lambert and Paul Van Himst in Liege sealed third in Belgium's first finals.

13/05/72: Belgium 2-1 Italy, 1972 UEFA European Championship quarter-finals
Van Himst struck as Belgium booked a finals spot at holders Italy's expense after a first-leg draw.

Did you know?
Belgium were the only qualifiers for the 1984 UEFA European Championship to win their qualifying group by more than one point; eventual runners-up Spain advanced on goals scored.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Belgium - Coach profile
Marc Wilmots

Date of birth: 22 February 1969
Nationality: Belgian
Playing career: K. Sint-Truidense VV, KV Mechelen, R. Standard de Liège, FC Schalke 04 (twice), FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Coaching career: FC Schalke 04, K. Sint-Truidense VV, Belgium

• Started out at Sint-Truiden in 1985 and joined Mechelen in 1988, appearing as a substitute in the first leg of that year's UEFA Super Cup as the Belgian side defeated PSV Eindhoven. A forward before later moving into midfield, Wilmots helped Mechelen clinch the Belgian title in 1988/89 ahead of a switch to Standard, where he lifted the Belgian Cup in 1993.

• Signed for Schalke after five years with Standard, scoring the winner in the first leg of the 1997 UEFA Cup final against FC Internazionale Milano and then converting the decisive spot kick in the second-leg shoot-out. Wilmots ended his career with Schalke – picking up the German Cup in 2002 – after a short stint at Bordeaux.

• Notched 28 goals in 70 outings for Belgium, including two at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and three in South Korea/Japan in 2002; he also featured at the 1994 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Took over as Schalke coach after retiring in 2003 but left the post soon afterwards to pursue a career in politics. Serving as a senator in his native Belgium, he then briefly held the reins at Sint-Truiden from 2004 to 2005.

• Returned to the dugout in 2009 as assistant to Belgium boss Dick Advocaat, and later Georges Leekens, before his own nomination as head coach in May 2012. Steered his country to the 2014 World Cup in his first qualifying campaign, Belgium going on to reach the quarter-finals in Brazil, and then took them to UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2040064.html#marc+wilmots

Belgium - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall106462634159127
Final tournament124261320
Qualifying94422428146107

UEFA European Championship records: Belgium

History
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – group stage
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – group stage
1980 – runners-up
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – third
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
4-0: Hungary v Belgium v Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16

Final tournament loss
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84

Qualifying win
6-0:
Belgium v Andorra, 10/10/14
0-6: Luxembourg v Belgium, 14/10/86

Qualifying loss
5-0: Netherlands v Belgium, 25/04/76

Final tournament appearances
7:
Jan Ceulemans
7:
Jean-Marie Pfaff
7:
René Vandereycken
6:
Erwin Vandenbergh

Final tournament goals
2:
Romelu Lukaku
2:
Jan Ceulemans
2: Radja Nainggolan
1:
15 players

Overall appearances
29:
Timmy Simons
29: Jan Vertonghen
27: Eric Gerets
26: Jan Ceulemans
24: Marouane Fellaini
23: Jean-Marie Pfaff
22: Eden Hazard
22: Vincent Kompany
22: Daniel Van Buyten
22: François Van Der Elst
22: Axel Witsel

Overall goals
9:
François Van Der Elst
8: Marouane Fellaini
8:
Paul Van Himst
7:
Eden Hazard
7:
Nico Claesen
7:
Marc Degryse
7: Erwin Vandenbergh
6:
Jan Ceulemans
6:
Johan Devrindt
6:
Wesley Sonck

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group10820184
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group104332115
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group103161320
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 5th in group145361416
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group103341611
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8512119
2002World Cup finalsRound of 16412167
2002World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10721276
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310225
1998World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group303033
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 107122313
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group104331713
1994World Cup finalsRound of 16420244
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 10712165
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group621376
1990World Cup finalsRound of 16420264
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8440155
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8332168
1986World Cup finals4th place72231215
1986World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 842295
1984EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310248
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6411128
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group521235
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8512129
1980EURO finalsFinal412144
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8440125
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group630376
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals8323710
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6420120
1972EURO finals3rd place210133
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8521134
1970World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310245
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6411148
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6312149
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group5302125
1964EURO qualifyingPreliminary round200224
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4004310
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group42111611
1954World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group201158
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310116
1938World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage100113
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 211043
1934World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage100125
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 201168
1930World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 1st in group200204
Belgium - Head to head against teams in other pots
Belgium v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210133
Friendlies------
Belgium v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Belgium v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440080
World Cup210132
Friendlies------
Belgium v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO413075
World Cup------
Friendlies5014616
Belgium v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431092
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Belgium v Belarus
No previous meetings
Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup410378
Friendlies------
Belgium v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO402237
World Cup310265
Friendlies320153
Belgium v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup440092
Friendlies110010
Belgium v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO101011
World Cup201145
Friendlies4013212
Belgium v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup210134
Friendlies------
Belgium v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Belgium v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201102
World Cup4310146
Friendlies4013510
Belgium v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211061
World Cup220030
Friendlies------
Belgium v Georgia
No previous meetings
Belgium v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6006310
World Cup200248
Friendlies300317
Belgium v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Belgium v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211020
Friendlies511357
Belgium v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup6600265
Friendlies------
Belgium v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Belgium v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO412123
World Cup100114
Friendlies412166
Belgium v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422083
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Belgium v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220071
Friendlies------
Belgium v Liechtenstein
No previous meetings
Belgium v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup202022
Friendlies------
Belgium v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6600220
World Cup321093
Friendlies7421219
Belgium v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies100101
Belgium v Moldova
No previous meetings
Belgium v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies101022
Belgium v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200217
World Cup14347819
Friendlies94322116
Belgium v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210123
Friendlies100103
Belgium v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211032
World Cup220040
Friendlies422074
Belgium v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4004310
World Cup311123
Friendlies7331119
Belgium v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO622288
World Cup211041
Friendlies101011
Belgium v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210122
Friendlies512267
Belgium v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup5302910
Friendlies211020
Belgium v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup6600333
Friendlies------
Belgium v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8512168
World Cup431082
Friendlies311145
Belgium v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO520377
World Cup631287
Friendlies------
Belgium v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup422042
Friendlies312043
Belgium v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211020
Belgium v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311146
World Cup8125616
Friendlies110031
Belgium v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO301236
World Cup431083
Friendlies201156
Belgium v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201124
World Cup6411106
Friendlies------
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech Republic - Team profile

Best result: winners 1976 (as Czechoslovakia)
Coach: Pavel Vrba
Leading scorers: all-time – Jan Koller (55); current – Tomáš Rosický (22)
Most appearances: all-time – Karel Poborský, Petr Čech (118); current – Petr Čech (118)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Národní tým (National side)
Where they play: Various

Czech Republic's top five qualifying goals

The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation since 1994, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship, finishing runners-up at EURO '96 – their first major tournament – and reaching the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2004. In contrast their qualifying record for the FIFA World Cup has been disappointing, reaching only the 2006 tournament in Germany, where they were eliminated at the group stage. The former Czechoslovakia lifted the European title in 1976, defeating West Germany on penalties in the final, and were twice beaten finalists in the World Cup (1934, 1962).

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P145 W89 D26 L30 F278 A129
Final tournament: P29 W13 D5 L11 F40 A38
Qualifying: P116 W76 D21 L19 F238 A91

The Czech Republic reached the quarter-finals at UEFA EURO 2012, their fifth EURO final tournament since the 1993 dissolution of Czechoslovakia. They lost the EURO '96 final to Germany, Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal inflicting a 2-1 defeat, and suffered more extra-time disappointment in the last four against Greece eight years later.

En route to UEFA EURO 2000 they became only the second side to negotiate qualifying with a 100% record, only to exit in the group stage, as they would do in 2008. Not so in 1976, when Prague-born Antonín Panenka's memorable spot kick earned Czechoslovakia the European title with a 5-3 shoot-out victory against West Germany following a 2-2 draw in Belgrade. The Czechs came third in their championship defence four years later.

Memorable EURO matches
19/06/04: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
The Czechs came from 2-0 down to reach the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion.

26/06/96: France 0-0 Czech Republic (5-6 on pens), EURO '96 semi-finals
Petr Kouba was the hero at Old Trafford, denying Reynald Pedros in sudden death to take Dušan Uhrin's team into the showpiece.

20/06/76 Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (5-3 on pens), 1976 UEFA European Championship final
Panenka's decisive audacious chipped penalty sealed the title and stands time immemorial.

Did you know?
The Czech Republic won their group at UEFA EURO 2012 despite opening the finals with a 4-1 loss to Russia.

*Last updated 18/11/2015

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Czech Republic - Coach profile
Pavel Vrba

Date of birth: 6 December 1963
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: FC Baník Ostrava (twice), TJ Železárny Prostějov, RH Cheb, TJ Baník Havířov, FC Přerov
Coaching career: FC Přerov, FC Baník Ostrava (youth, assistant), Czech Republic Under-20, FK Púchov, MŠK Žilina, Slovakia (assistant), FC Viktoria Plzeň, Czech Republic

• The defender was part of the Czechoslovakia side that reached the final of the 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship and also appeared at the FIFA U-20 World Cup the following year; the Czechs lost in the quarter-finals to a Brazil team including Bebeto and Dunga.

• His club career did not hit the same heights, Vrba making a handful of appearances for Cheb and Baník before finishing his playing days in the lower leagues with home-town side Přerov.

• Returned to Baník as a youth coach and also went back to the U-20 World Cup, taking charge of the Czech Republic in the 2003 edition. Became assistant at Baník and – despite a 7-0 loss to SK Slavia Praha when he was in temporary control in May 2003 – ended the next season with the league title as assistant to František Komňacký.

• That summer crossed the border into Slovakia, winning a championship as head coach of Žilina in 2007, by which time he was also working as assistant to Ján Kocián with the Slovak national team.

• Moved on to Plzeň in 2008, collecting the Czech Cup in his second season – when he was voted the country's coach of the year – and the league in 2011. Led Viktoria into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 2011/12 and repeated the trick two years later following another title in 2013. In November 2013, he agreed to take the Czech Republic helm at the close of Plzeň's group stage campaign and led the national team to UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1668572.html#pavel+vrba

Czech Republic - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall135822528259115
Final tournament29135114038
Qualifying10669201721977

UEFA European Championship records: Czech Republic

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – runners-up
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament win
3-0: Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3: Czechoslovakia v USSR, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Czech Republic v San Marino, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
3-0: England v Czechoslovakia, 30/10/74
3-0: Finland v Czechoslovakia, 09/09/87

Final tournament appearances
14: Karel Poborský
14: Petr Čech
12: Pavel Nedvěd
11: Vladimír Šmicer
11: Jaroslav Plašil
10: Jan Koller
10: Milan Baroš
10: Tomáš Rosický

Final tournament goals
5: Milan Baroš
4: Vladimír Šmicer
3: Jan Koller
3: Zdeněk Nehoda

Overall appearances
50: Petr Čech
41: Tomáš Rosický
37: Jaroslav Plašil
35: Jan Koller
34: Karel Poborský
31: Milan Baroš
31: Pavel Nedvěd
31: Jiří Němec
30: Pavel Kuka

Overall goals
21: Jan Koller
12: Patrik Berger
12: Milan Baroš
9: Vladimír Šmicer
9: Zdeněk Nehoda

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10433139
2012EURO finalsQuarter-finals420246
2012EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 10613158
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10442176
2008EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310246
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 12921275
2006World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310234
2006World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 1411033712
2004EURO finalsSemi-finals5401105
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8710235
2002World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament126242010
2000EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310233
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 101000265
1998World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10514166
1996EURO finalsFinal622278
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 10631216
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group10451219
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group8503129
1990World Cup finalsQuarter-finals5302105
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8521133
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group623175
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group83231112
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group8341157
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group302124
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8422156
1980EURO finals3rd place412154
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501174
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group420246
1976EURO finalsWinner211053
1976EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 8521197
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group421193
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6411114
1970World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300327
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 7511167
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group631284
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group6312124
1964EURO qualifyingPreliminary round201123
1962World Cup finalsFinal631277
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 5401207
1960EURO finals3rd place210123
1960EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 6411165
1958World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group411296
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 430193
1954World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group200207
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 431051
1938World Cup finalsQuarter-finals311153
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 211071
1934World Cup finalsFinal430196
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 110021
Czech Republic - Head to head against teams in other pots
Czech Republic v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220041
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2200121
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup4301113
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220072
World Cup210115
Friendlies402246
Czech Republic v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies100102
Czech Republic v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400113
World Cup------
Friendlies110041
Czech Republic v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup8530172
Friendlies110031
Czech Republic v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6510171
World Cup211041
Friendlies110043
Czech Republic v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210124
World Cup200203
Friendlies4022610
Czech Republic v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Czech Republic v Faroe Islands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup4400110
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421184
World Cup220073
Friendlies412175
Czech Republic v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220081
Friendlies101011
Czech Republic v Georgia
No previous meetings
Czech Republic v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO7214910
World Cup5122811
Friendlies301235
Czech Republic v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Czech Republic v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO320153
World Cup------
Friendlies202000
Czech Republic v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220020
World Cup4211125
Friendlies110021
Czech Republic v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies220062
Czech Republic v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO422074
World Cup501428
Friendlies211032
Czech Republic v Kazakhstan
No previous meetings
Czech Republic v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110021
World Cup------
Friendlies110041
Czech Republic v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220040
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4301102
World Cup------
Friendlies220073
Czech Republic v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4301101
World Cup220060
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211061
World Cup8620214
Friendlies110010
Czech Republic v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220070
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220030
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO8431148
World Cup310234
Friendlies101011
Czech Republic v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup622254
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211031
World Cup220020
Friendlies311157
Czech Republic v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO110010
World Cup320153
Friendlies520376
Czech Republic v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO521285
World Cup622244
Friendlies101011
Czech Republic v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO641193
World Cup106131610
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO5122812
World Cup201113
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO2200100
World Cup2200100
Friendlies------
Czech Republic v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO431085
World Cup74031510
Friendlies210132
Czech Republic v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup310244
Friendlies311163
Czech Republic v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220061
World Cup411276
Friendlies321082
Czech Republic v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211010
Friendlies320162
Czech Republic v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6204710
World Cup311111
Friendlies100101
Czech Republic v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO311153
World Cup4400141
Friendlies6411165
Czech Republic v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO642093
World Cup832388
Friendlies101000
Hungary

Hungary

Hungary - Team profile

Best result: third place 1964
Coach:
Bernd Storck
Leading scorers: all-time – Ferenc Puskás (84); current – Zoltán Gera (24)
Most appearances: all-time – József Bozsik (101); current – Gábor Király (100)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Mighty Magyars
Where they play: Groupama Aréna, Budapest

Top five qualifying goals

Once giants of European and world football, finishing runners-up in the FIFA World Cups of 1938 and 1954 and claiming three Olympic titles, Hungary failed to qualify for 14 successive major tournaments after reaching the 1986 World Cup but ended that miserable run by making it through to UEFA EURO 2016 via the play-offs.

The golden age of Ferenc Puskás, József Bozsik, Sándor Kocsis and the rest of the Mighty Magyars, who reigned supreme in the 1950s, is a distant memory; Hungary finished third and fourth respectively in the UEFA European Championships of 1964 and 1972 but have not featured since.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P125 W53 D26 L46 F202 A167
Final tournament: P4 W1 D0 L3 F5 A6
Qualifying: P121 W52 D26 L43 F197 A161

Flórián Albert inspired Hungary as they finished third in 1964 and fourth in 1972. In 1964 they overcame Wales, East Germany and France before suffering a 2-1 extra-time semi-final defeat by Spain. Three days later Hungary prevailed 3-1 in extra time in the third-place play-off with Denmark, Dezső Novák scoring twice. In 1972 they overcame Romania in a quarter-final replay, but a late penalty miss by Sándor Zámbó confirmed defeat against the USSR and this time the third-place play-off ended in a 2-1 reverse to hosts Belgium.

Hungary's next ten qualifying campaigns were unsuccessful, though under Sándor Egervári they finished a creditable third behind the Netherlands and Sweden in their UEFA EURO 2012 section. The highlight came in the home fixture against Sweden when Gergely Rudolf's 90th-minute goal earned a 2-1 victory. It was Hungary's first competitive win against a team above them in the FIFA world rankings this century.

Memorable EURO matches
15/11/2015: Hungary 2-1 Norway, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying
Hungary ended their 30-year wait for a major tournament appearance with this play-off second-leg win, qualifying 3-1 on aggregate.

17/05/1972: Hungary 2-1 Romania, 1972 UEFA European Championship quarter-final replay
Hungary sealed a semi-final spot in Belgrade after home and away draws with Romania.

25/04/1964: France 1-3 Hungary, 1964 UEFA European Championship quarter-finals
A comprehensive win in Paris set up Hungary perfectly for the home leg in Budapest.

Did you know?
Hungary often play at a stadium named after their most celebrated player, Ferenc Puskás; the press outside Hungary nicknamed the forward 'The Galloping Major' since, like all his Budapest Honvéd FC club-mates, he was technically a soldier.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Hungary - Coach profile
Bernd Storck

Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Nationality: German
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary

• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.

• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.

• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.

• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.

• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.

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Hungary - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall113472244188157
Final tournament410356
Qualifying109462241183151

UEFA European Championship records: Hungary

History
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – fourth place
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – third place
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
3-1:
Hungary v Denmark, 20/06/64, third-place play-off
2-0: Austria v Hungary, 14/06/16

Final tournament defeat

1-2:
twice, most recently Hungary v Belgium, 17/06/72, third-place play-off
0-1: Hungary 0-1 USSR, 14/06/72, semi-finals

Qualifying win
8-0:
Hungary v San Marino, 08/10/10

Qualifying loss
4-0:
Hungary v Netherlands, 25/03/11
4-0: Norway v Hungary, 06/06/07

Final tournament appearances
4: Flórián Albert
3: Balázs Dzsudzsák
3: Zoltán Gera
3: Richárd Guzmics
3: Gábor Király
3: Ádám Lang
3: Ádám Pintér
3: Zoltán Stieber
3: Ádám Szalai

Final tournament goals
2: Balázs Dzsudzsák
2:
Ferenc Bene
2: Dezső Novák
1: Zoltán Gera
1: Lajos Kű
1: Ádám Szalai
1:
Zoltán Stieber

Overall appearances
42:
Gábor Király
34: Zoltán Gera
31: Roland Juhász
28: Balázs Dzsudzsák
22: Ferenc Bene
22: Tamás Priskin
20: Vilmos Vanczák
19: Flórián Albert
19: Pál Dárdai

Overall goals
13: Zoltán Gera
11:
Ferenc Bene
11: Tibor Nyilasi
8: József Kiprich
6: János Farkas
6: Gergely Rudolf
6: Imre Szabics

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group105232120
2012EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group106132214
2010World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group10514108
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 6th in group124081122
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group104241215
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8323159
2002World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group82241413
2000EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group103341410
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament103341120
1996EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group8224713
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8215611
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group8242109
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group8242812
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group84041311
1986World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group310229
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 6501124
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group83141817
1982World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group3111126
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 8422138
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group622299
1978World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300338
1978World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 6411156
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6312158
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group6240127
1972EURO finals4th place200213
1972EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals Replay (qualified) 9531179
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group74121711
1968EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals8512178
1966World Cup finalsQuarter-finals420287
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 431083
1964EURO finals3rd place210143
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals (qualified) 6420148
1962World Cup finalsQuarter-finals421183
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4310115
1960EURO qualifyingRound of 16200214
1958World Cup finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group411275
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 4301124
1954World Cup finalsFinal54012710
1938World Cup finalsFinal4301155
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 1100111
1934World Cup finalsQuarter-finals210154
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 1st in group (qualified) 220082
Hungary - Head to head against teams in other pots
Hungary v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220030
Friendlies321040
Hungary v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220070
Friendlies------
Hungary v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110020
Hungary v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup7421157
Friendlies68271823148148
Hungary v Azerbaijan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220070
World Cup220061
Friendlies110020
Hungary v Belarus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies201136
Hungary v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220041
World Cup------
Friendlies202022
Hungary v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210123
World Cup8611249
Friendlies6312186
Hungary v Cyprus
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO440082
World Cup220041
Friendlies100112
Hungary v England
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200205
World Cup310235
Friendlies9117823
Hungary v Estonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220061
Friendlies210151
Hungary v Faroe Islands
No previous meetings
Hungary v Finland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO421164
World Cup211021
Friendlies6411215
Hungary v FYR Macedonia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies211050
Hungary v Georgia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup210154
Friendlies------
Hungary v Germany
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2101106
Friendlies206774145
Hungary v Gibraltar
No previous meetings
Hungary v Greece
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO81251015
World Cup5221153
Friendlies210144
Hungary v Iceland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210122
World Cup420278
Friendlies220060
Hungary v Israel
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies512235
Hungary v Italy
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201124
World Cup4013510
Friendlies2055103740
Hungary v Kazakhstan
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110030
Hungary v Latvia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210144
World Cup------
Friendlies330072
Hungary v Liechtenstein
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211050
World Cup------
Friendlies110050
Hungary v Lithuania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup211072
Friendlies220030
Hungary v Luxembourg
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400247
World Cup220040
Friendlies3300121
Hungary v Malta
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO210132
World Cup8620174
Friendlies220080
Hungary v Moldova
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO430164
World Cup------
Friendlies312042
Hungary v Montenegro
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies101033
Hungary v Netherlands
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6114715
World Cup62131017
Friendlies52031219
Hungary v Northern Ireland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup220031
Friendlies220030
Hungary v Norway
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO622289
World Cup6312138
Friendlies210162
Hungary v Poland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411288
World Cup------
Friendlies137152716
Hungary v Portugal
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO200216
World Cup300317
Friendlies301238
Hungary v Romania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO513167
World Cup612339
Friendlies8611296
Hungary v Russia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO9225913
World Cup6105417
Friendlies2110131
Hungary v San Marino
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO4400190
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Hungary v Scotland
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies210134
Hungary v Serbia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup2002112
Friendlies532093
Hungary v Slovakia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO201101
World Cup411268
Friendlies201112
Hungary v Slovenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies410335
Hungary v Spain
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO100112
World Cup201126
Friendlies411278
Hungary v Turkey
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO401328
World Cup211042
Friendlies110041
Hungary v Wales
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO411256
World Cup201123
Friendlies200214
Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland - Team profile

Best result: group stage 1988, 2012
Coach: Martin O'Neill
Leading scorer: 
all-time – Robbie Keane (67); current – Robbie Keane (67)
Most appearances: all-time – Robbie Keane (143); current – Robbie Keane (143)
Association formed: 1921
Nickname: Boys in Green
Where they play: Dublin Arena

The Republic of Ireland made their major tournament debut in 1988, memorably beating England and only just failing to pip eventual winners the Netherlands to the last four. Englishman Jack Charlton also steered them to the next two FIFA World Cups, the first of them, in Italy, bringing a place in the quarter-finals. A third World Cup was reached in 2002 but Ireland did not return to the UEFA European Championship until 2012, when Giovanni Trapattoni's side lost all three matches in a tough group.

Republic of Ireland: Top five qualifying goals

EURO predigree
Matches played
Overall:
P127 W51 D37 L39 F186 A147
Final tournament: P6 W1 D1 L4 F3 A11
Qualifying: P121 W50 D36 L35 F183 A136

Ireland qualified for their first major tournament in the 1988 UEFA European Championship, opening their campaign with a famous 1-0 win against England thanks to Ray Houghton's early header. They then held the Soviet Union 1-1 and Charlton's side were only edged out for a semi-final place in West Germany by an 82nd-minute goal for the Netherlands.

Ireland narrowly missed out on the final tournament in 1992 and lost play-offs to the Netherlands and Turkey in 1996 and 2000 respectively. They finished third in their qualifying groups for both 2004 and 2008 but made the 2012 finals; beaten to an automatic place by Russia, they defeated Estonia in the play-offs. They had performed consistently throughout, at one point going eight matches (friendlies included) without conceding, establishing a new national record. Trapattoni's side arrived in Poland and Ukraine 14 games unbeaten, but that was soon forgotten as they lost 3-1 to Croatia, 4-0 to Spain and 2-0 to Italy.

Memorable EURO matches
08/10/2015: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying
Martin O'Neill's side beat the reigning world champions thanks to Shane Long's 70th-minute strike.

12/06/1988: England 0-1 Republic of Ireland, 1988 UEFA European Championship group stage
Houghton's header ensured victory on Ireland's debut at a major tournament.

30/10/1974: Republic of Ireland 3-0 Soviet Union, 1976 UEFA European Championship qualifying
A Don Givens hat-trick at Dublin's Dalymount Park gave the Irish a memorable triumph.

Did you know?
Ireland made the two-legged 1964 quarter-finals but were beaten 7-1 on aggregate by Spain, who were to host and win the four-team finals.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

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Republic of Ireland - Coach profile
Martin O'Neill

Date of birth: 1 March 1952
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Lisburn Distillery FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Norwich City FC (twice), Manchester City FC, Notts County FC, Chesterfield FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career:
Grantham Town FC, Shepshed Charterhouse FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Norwich City FC, Leicester City FC, Celtic FC, Aston Villa FC, Sunderland AFC, Republic of Ireland

• The highlight of Northern Irish international O'Neill's playing career was winning the 1977/78 English title and 1979 and 1980 European Cups under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest (though he did not play in the first of those finals). He also appeared at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

• After injury ended O'Neill's career, he entered management with non-league Grantham, Shepshed and Wycombe, whom he led into the Football League for the first time in 1993 and a further promotion the next year.

• He left Wycombe for Norwich in June 1995 but within six months had gone to Leicester, whom he would guide into the Premier League, winning the 1997 and 2000 League Cups to earn two UEFA Cup campaigns.

• O'Neill was appointed by Celtic in summer 2000 and in five years at the helm landed three league titles and three Scottish Cups, the Scottish League Cup completing a 2000/01 treble. He also led them to the 2003 UEFA Cup final.

• Managed Aston Villa between 2006 and 2010, then Sunderland from 2011 to March 2013. O'Neill was appointed Ireland manager, to be assisted by fellow former Forest player Roy Keane, that November, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 via a play-off win against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Agreed to stay on until the 2018 FIFA World Cup before the finals, where Ireland were eliminated by hosts France in the last 16.

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Republic of Ireland - Team facts
EURO record
PldWDLGFGA
Overall115453337164139
Final tournament6114311
Qualifying109443233161128

UEFA European Championship records: Republic of Ireland

History
2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – group stage
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
1-0:
Italy v Republic of Ireland, 22/06/16
1-0:
England v Republic of Ireland, 12/06/88

Final tournament defeat
4-0:
Spain v Republic of Ireland, 14/06/12

Qualifying win
8-0:
Republic of Ireland v Malta, 16/11/83

Qualifying defeat
6-0:
Austria v Republic of Ireland, 10/10/71

Final tournament appearances
6:
Aiden McGeady
6: Shane Long
6: John O'Shea
6: Stephen Ward
5: Robbie Keane
5: Glenn Whelan
5: James McClean
5:
Jon Walters

Final tournament goals
2: Robbie Brady
1: Wes Hoolahan
1: Ray Houghton
1: Sean St Ledger
1: Ronnie Whelan

Overall appearances
49:
Robbie Keane
43: John O'Shea
39: Shay Given
36: Aiden McGeady
32:
Kevin Kilbane
32: Damien Duff
27: Liam Brady
26: Niall Quinn
26: Frank Stapleton
26: Glenn Whelan

Overall goals
23:
Robbie Keane
10: Frank Stapleton
9: Don Givens
8: John Aldridge
8: Niall Quinn

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UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup campaigns
SeasonCompetitionResultPldWDLGFGA
2014World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group104241617
2012EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 4th in group300319
2012EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 12741208
2010World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament124711310
2008EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group124531714
2006World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group10451125
2004EURO qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group83231011
2002World Cup finalsRound of 16413063
2002World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament (qualified) 12831256
2000EURO qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament10532157
1998World Cup qualifyingPlay-off for Final Tournament125432411
1996EURO qualifyingPlay-offs115241713
1994World Cup finalsRound of 16411224
1994World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 12741196
1992EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6240136
1990World Cup finalsQuarter-finals504123
1990World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group (qualified) 8521102
1988EURO finalsFinal tournament - Group stage, 3rd in group311122
1988EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 1st in group (qualified) 8431105
1986World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group8224510
1984EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group84132010
1982World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group84221711
1980EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group823398
1978World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group411224
1976EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 2nd in group6312115
1974World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group411245
1972EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 4th in group6015317
1970World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 4th in group6015314
1968EURO qualifyingPreliminary round, 3rd in group621358
1966World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group310225
1964EURO qualifyingQuarter-finals6222912
1962World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group4004317
1960EURO qualifyingPreliminary round210124
1958World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group421167
1954World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group420286
1950World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group411267
1938World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 2nd in group201156
1934World Cup qualifyingQualifying round, 3rd in group201169
Republic of Ireland - Head to head against teams in other pots
Republic of Ireland v Albania
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO211021
World Cup220041
Friendlies------
Republic of Ireland v Andorra
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220051
World Cup220061
Friendlies------
Republic of Ireland v Armenia
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO220031
World Cup------
Friendlies------
Republic of Ireland v Austria
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO6114618
World Cup201123
Friendlies------
Republic of Ireland v Azerbaijan
No previous meetings
Republic of Ireland v Belarus
No previous meetings
Republic of Ireland v Bosnia and Herzegovina
CompetitionPldWDLGFGA
EURO------
World Cup------
Friendlies110010
Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria
CompetitionPldWDL