UEFA Euro 2016 Group B

Group B of UEFA Euro 2016 contained England, Russia, Wales and Slovakia. Within this group only Russia was a former European champion, having won as the Soviet Union in 1960. This was Wales' and Slovakia's first appearance at the European Championship. Matches were played from 11 to 20 June 2016.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
October 2015[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2016
B1   England 1 Group E winner 5 September 2015 9th 2012 Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996) 3 11
B2   Russia[nb 2] 2 Group G runner-up 12 October 2015 11th 2012 Winners (1960) 9 29
B3   Wales 4 Group B runner-up 10 October 2015 1st Debut 28 26
B4   Slovakia 3 Group C runner-up 12 October 2015 1st Debut 19 24

Notes

  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of October 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2   England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16,

MatchesEdit

Wales vs SlovakiaEdit

Wales  2–1  Slovakia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slovakia[2]
GK 21 Danny Ward
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies
CM 7 Joe Allen
CM 14 David Edwards   69'
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey   88'
RW 2 Chris Gunter
LW 3 Neil Taylor
CF 20 Jonny Williams   71'
CF 11 Gareth Bale
Substitutions:
MF 16 Joe Ledley   69'
FW 9 Hal Robson-Kanu   71'
DF 15 Jazz Richards   88'
Manager:
Chris Coleman
 
GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c)   90+2'
CB 4 Ján Ďurica
LB 18 Dušan Švento
CM 19 Juraj Kucka   83'
CM 13 Patrik Hrošovský   31'   60'
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak   78'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss   80'   83'
CF 21 Michal Ďuriš   59'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Adam Nemec   59'
MF 8 Ondrej Duda   60'
MF 10 Miroslav Stoch   83'
Manager:
Ján Kozák

Man of the Match:
Joe Allen (Wales)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
Kim Thomas Haglund (Norway)
Frank Andås (Norway)
Fourth official:
Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Additional assistant referees:
Ken Henry Johnsen (Norway)
Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)
Reserve assistant referee:
Vitali Maliutsin (Belarus)

England vs RussiaEdit

England  1–1  Russia
Report
Attendance: 62,343[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[6]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 Gary Cahill   62'
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 3 Danny Rose
CM 20 Dele Alli
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 10 Wayne Rooney (c)   78'
RW 8 Adam Lallana
LW 7 Raheem Sterling   87'
CF 9 Harry Kane
Substitutions:
MF 18 Jack Wilshere   78'
MF 4 James Milner   87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
 
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
LB 21 Georgi Shchennikov   72'
CM 5 Roman Neustädter   80'
CM 13 Aleksandr Golovin   77'
RW 10 Fyodor Smolov   85'
AM 17 Oleg Shatov
LW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
MF 15 Roman Shirokov   77'
MF 8 Denis Glushakov   80'
MF 11 Pavel Mamayev   85'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky

Man of the Match:
Eric Dier (England)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Antonio Damato (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Russia vs SlovakiaEdit

Russia  1–2  Slovakia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slovakia[9]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 21 Georgi Shchennikov
CM 13 Aleksandr Golovin   46'
CM 5 Roman Neustädter   46'
RW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin   75'
AM 17 Oleg Shatov
LW 10 Fyodor Smolov
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
MF 11 Pavel Mamayev   46'
MF 8 Denis Glushakov   46'
MF 15 Roman Shirokov   75'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky
 
GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c)
CB 4 Ján Ďurica   46'
LB 15 Tomáš Hubočan
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
CM 22 Viktor Pečovský
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak   80'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss   72'
CF 8 Ondrej Duda   67'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Adam Nemec   67'
DF 18 Dušan Švento   72'
FW 21 Michal Ďuriš   80'
Manager:
Ján Kozák

Man of the Match:
Marek Hamšík (Slovakia)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)

England vs WalesEdit

England  2–1  Wales
Report
Attendance: 34,033[11]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[12]
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 Gary Cahill
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 3 Danny Rose
CM 20 Dele Alli
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 10 Wayne Rooney (c)
RW 8 Adam Lallana   73'
LW 7 Raheem Sterling   46'
CF 9 Harry Kane   46'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Daniel Sturridge   46'
FW 11 Jamie Vardy   46'
FW 22 Marcus Rashford   73'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
 
GK 1 Wayne Hennessey
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies   61'
RWB 2 Chris Gunter
LWB 3 Neil Taylor
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey
CM 16 Joe Ledley   67'
CM 7 Joe Allen
CF 9 Hal Robson-Kanu   72'
CF 11 Gareth Bale
Substitutions:
MF 14 David Edwards   67'
MF 20 Jonny Williams   72'
Manager:
Chris Coleman

Man of the Match:
Kyle Walker (England)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Marco Fritz (Germany)
Reserve assistant referee:
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)

Russia vs WalesEdit

Russia  0–3  Wales
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[15]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales[15]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 3 Igor Smolnikov
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski   46'
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 23 Dmitri Kombarov
CM 11 Pavel Mamayev   64'
CM 8 Denis Glushakov
RW 10 Fyodor Smolov   70'
AM 15 Roman Shirokov (c)   52'
LW 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
CF 22 Artem Dzyuba
Substitutions:
DF 6 Aleksei Berezutski   46'
MF 13 Aleksandr Golovin   52'
MF 19 Aleksandr Samedov   70'
Manager:
Leonid Slutsky
 
GK 1 Wayne Hennessey
CB 5 James Chester
CB 6 Ashley Williams (c)
CB 4 Ben Davies
RWB 2 Chris Gunter
LWB 3 Neil Taylor
CM 7 Joe Allen   74'
CM 16 Joe Ledley   76'
CM 10 Aaron Ramsey
CF 11 Gareth Bale   83'
CF 18 Sam Vokes   16'
Substitutions:
MF 14 David Edwards   74'
MF 8 Andy King   76'
FW 23 Simon Church   83'
Manager:
Chris Coleman

Man of the Match:
Aaron Ramsey (Wales)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)

Slovakia vs EnglandEdit

Slovakia  0–0  England
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slovakia[18]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[18]
GK 23 Matúš Kozáčik
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel (c)
CB 4 Ján Ďurica
LB 15 Tomáš Hubočan
DM 22 Viktor Pečovský   24'   67'
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
CM 17 Marek Hamšík
RW 20 Róbert Mak
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss   78'
CF 8 Ondrej Duda   57'
Substitutions:
DF 18 Dušan Švento   57'
DF 5 Norbert Gyömbér   67'
DF 14 Milan Škriniar   78'
Manager:
Ján Kozák
 
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 12 Nathaniel Clyne
CB 5 Gary Cahill (c)
CB 6 Chris Smalling
LB 21 Ryan Bertrand   52'
CM 14 Jordan Henderson
CM 17 Eric Dier
CM 18 Jack Wilshere   56'
RW 8 Adam Lallana   61'
LW 15 Daniel Sturridge   76'
CF 11 Jamie Vardy
Substitutions:
FW 10 Wayne Rooney   56'
MF 20 Dele Alli   61'
FW 9 Harry Kane   76'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Matúš Kozáčik (Slovakia)[19]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Antonio Damato (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Reserve assistant referee:
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full Time Summary – Wales v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Wales v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ Saffer, Paul (11 June 2016). "Wales beat Slovakia on dream debut". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Who is the referee? UEFA EURO 2016 appointments". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Russia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – England v Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Harrison, Wayne (11 June 2016). "Late Berezutski header denies England victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Full Time Summary – Russia v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Russia v Slovakia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  10. ^ Wirth, Jim (15 June 2016). "Hamšík's Slovakia one-two sends Russia reeling". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – England v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  13. ^ Kell, Tom (16 June 2016). "Sturridge earns England late comeback win against Wales". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Russia v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Russia v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  16. ^ Saffer, Paul (20 June 2016). "Wonderful Wales win group and oust Russia". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Slovakia v England" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Slovakia v England" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  19. ^ Burke, Chris (20 June 2016). "England second after Slovakia stalemate". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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