UEFA Euro 2012 Group A

Group A of UEFA Euro 2012 was played from 8 to 16 June 2012. The pool was made up of co-host Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and Russia. The top two finishing teams, Czech Republic and Greece, progressed to the quarter-finals, while Russia and Poland were eliminated from the tournament.[1]

Teams

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 2011[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2012
A1 Poland1Co-host18 April 20072nd2008Group stage (2008)2862
A2 Greece3Group F winner11 October 20114th2008Winners (2004)815
A3 Russia[nb 2]2Group B winner11 October 201110th2008Winners (1960)613
A4 Czech Republic[nb 3]4Play-off winner15 November 20118th2008Winners (1976)1327
Notes
  1. The UEFA rankings of November 2011 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.
  3. From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 1 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
4  Poland (H) 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group A, Czech Republic, advanced to play the runner-up of Group B, Portugal.
  • The runner-up of Group A, Greece, advanced to play the winner of Group B, Germany.

Matches

Poland vs Greece

Poland  1–1  Greece
Lewandowski  17' Report Salpingidis  51'

Poland[3]
Greece[3]
GK1Wojciech Szczęsny 68'
RB20Łukasz Piszczek
CB13Marcin Wasilewski
CB15Damien Perquis
LB2Sebastian Boenisch
CM11Rafał Murawski
CM7Eugen Polanski
RW16Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM10Ludovic Obraniak
LW8Maciej Rybus 70'
CF9Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
GK22Przemysław Tytoń 70'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
GK1Kostas Chalkias
RB15Vasilis Torosidis
CB19Sokratis Papastathopoulos 35', 44'
CB8Avraam Papadopoulos 37'
LB20José Holebas 45+2'
RM2Ioannis Maniatis
CM21Kostas Katsouranis
LM10Giorgos Karagounis (c) 54'
RF18Sotiris Ninis 46'
CF17Theofanis Gekas 68'
LF7Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF5Kyriakos Papadopoulos 37'
FW14Dimitris Salpingidis 46'
MF22Kostas Fortounis 68'
Manager:
Fernando Santos

Man of the Match:
Robert Lewandowski (Poland)[2]

Assistant referees:
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)

Russia vs Czech Republic

Russia  4–1  Czech Republic
Report Pilař  52'
Attendance: 40,803[4]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Russia[5]
Czech Republic[5]
GK16Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB2Aleksandr Anyukov
CB12Aleksei Berezutski
CB4Sergei Ignashevich
LB5Yuri Zhirkov
RM6Roman Shirokov
CM7Igor Denisov
LM8Konstantin Zyryanov
RW17Alan Dzagoev 84'
LW10Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF11Aleksandr Kerzhakov 73'
Substitutions:
FW14Roman Pavlyuchenko 73'
FW18Aleksandr Kokorin 84'
Manager:
Dick Advocaat
GK1Petr Čech
RB2Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB5Roman Hubník
CB6Tomáš Sivok
LB3Michal Kadlec
CM13Jaroslav Plašil
CM19Petr Jiráček 76'
RW14Václav Pilař
AM10Tomáš Rosický (c)
LW9Jan Rezek 46'
CF15Milan Baroš 85'
Substitutions:
MF17Tomáš Hübschman 46'
MF11Milan Petržela 76'
FW21David Lafata 85'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Alan Dzagoev (Russia)[4]

Assistant referees:
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Peter Kirkup (England)
Fourth official:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Additional assistant referees:
Martin Atkinson (England)
Mark Clattenburg (England)

Greece vs Czech Republic

Greece  1–2  Czech Republic
Gekas  53' Report
Attendance: 41,105[6]

Greece[7]
Czech Republic[7]
GK1Kostas Chalkias 23'
RB15Vasilis Torosidis 34'
CB5Kyriakos Papadopoulos 56'
CB21Kostas Katsouranis
LB20José Holebas
RM16Georgios Fotakis 46'
CM2Ioannis Maniatis
LM10Giorgos Karagounis (c)
RF14Dimitris Salpingidis 57'
CF7Georgios Samaras
LF22Kostas Fortounis 71'
Substitutions:
GK13Michalis Sifakis 23'
FW17Theofanis Gekas 46'
FW11Konstantinos Mitroglou 71'
Manager:
Fernando Santos
GK1Petr Čech
RB2Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB6Tomáš Sivok
CB3Michal Kadlec
LB8David Limberský
CM17Tomáš Hübschman
CM13Jaroslav Plašil
RW19Petr Jiráček 36'
AM10Tomáš Rosický (c) 27' 46'
LW14Václav Pilař
CF15Milan Baroš 64'
Substitutions:
MF18Daniel Kolář 65' 46' 90'
FW20Tomáš Pekhart 64'
FW12František Rajtoral 90'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Václav Pilař (Czech Republic)[6]

Assistant referees:
Frédéric Cano (France)
Michaël Annonier (France)
Fourth official:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Ruddy Buquet (France)

Poland vs Russia

Poland  1–1  Russia
Błaszczykowski  57' Report Dzagoev  37'
Attendance: 55,920[8]

Poland[9]
Russia[9]
GK22Przemysław Tytoń
RB20Łukasz Piszczek
CB13Marcin Wasilewski
CB15Damien Perquis
LB2Sebastian Boenisch
CM5Dariusz Dudka 73'
CM7Eugen Polanski 79' 85'
RW16Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM11Rafał Murawski
LW10Ludovic Obraniak 90+3'
CF9Robert Lewandowski 60'
Substitutions:
MF18Adrian Mierzejewski 73'
MF6Adam Matuszczyk 85'
FW23Paweł Brożek 90+3'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
GK16Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB2Aleksandr Anyukov
CB12Aleksei Berezutski
CB4Sergei Ignashevich
LB5Yuri Zhirkov
RM6Roman Shirokov
CM7Igor Denisov 60'
LM8Konstantin Zyryanov
RW17Alan Dzagoev 75' 79'
LW10Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF11Aleksandr Kerzhakov 70'
Substitutions:
FW14Roman Pavlyuchenko 70'
MF9Marat Izmailov 79'
Manager:
Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Poland)[8]

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Fourth official:
István Vad (Hungary)
Additional assistant referees:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Deniz Aytekin (Germany)

Czech Republic vs Poland

Czech Republic  1–0  Poland
Jiráček  72' Report
Attendance: 41,480[10]

Czech Republic[11]
Poland[11]
GK1Petr Čech (c)
RB2Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB6Tomáš Sivok
CB3Michal Kadlec
LB8David Limberský 12'
CM17Tomáš Hübschman
CM13Jaroslav Plašil 87'
RW19Petr Jiráček 84'
AM18Daniel Kolář
LW14Václav Pilař 88'
CF15Milan Baroš 90+1'
Substitutions:
DF12František Rajtoral 84'
FW9Jan Rezek 88'
FW20Tomáš Pekhart 90+4' 90+1'
Manager:
Michal Bílek
GK22Przemysław Tytoń
RB20Łukasz Piszczek
CB13Marcin Wasilewski 61'
CB15Damien Perquis 90'
LB2Sebastian Boenisch
CM5Dariusz Dudka
CM7Eugen Polanski 48' 56'
RW16Jakub Błaszczykowski (c) 87'
AM11Rafał Murawski 22' 73'
LW10Ludovic Obraniak 73'
CF9Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
MF21Kamil Grosicki 56'
FW23Paweł Brożek 73'
MF18Adrian Mierzejewski 73'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda

Man of the Match:
Petr Jiráček (Czech Republic)[10]

Assistant referees:
Alasdair Ross (Scotland)
Derek Rose (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Additional assistant referees:
William Collum (Scotland)
Euan Norris (Scotland)

Greece vs Russia

Greece  1–0  Russia
Karagounis  45+2' Report
Attendance: 55,614[12]

Greece[13]
Russia[13]
GK13Michalis Sifakis
RB15Vasilis Torosidis
CB19Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CB5Kyriakos Papadopoulos
LB3Georgios Tzavelas
CM21Kostas Katsouranis
CM2Ioannis Maniatis
RW14Dimitris Salpingidis 83'
AM10Giorgos Karagounis (c) 61' 67'
LW7Georgios Samaras
CF17Theofanis Gekas 64'
Substitutions:
MF20José Holebas 90+4' 64'
MF6Grigoris Makos 67'
MF18Sotiris Ninis 83'
Manager:
Fernando Santos
GK16Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB2Aleksandr Anyukov 61' 81'
CB12Aleksei Berezutski
CB4Sergei Ignashevich
LB5Yuri Zhirkov 69'
RM6Roman Shirokov
CM7Igor Denisov
LM22Denis Glushakov 72'
RF17Alan Dzagoev 70'
CF11Aleksandr Kerzhakov 46'
LF10Andrei Arshavin (c)
Substitutions:
FW14Roman Pavlyuchenko 46'
FW20Pavel Pogrebnyak 90+3' 72'
MF9Marat Izmailov 81'
Manager:
Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Giorgos Karagounis (Greece)[12]

Assistant referees:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

References

  1. Mandeep Sanghera (16 June 2012). "Greece 1–0 Russia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Full-time report Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Greece" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. 1 2 "Full-time report Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  5. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Russia-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  6. 1 2 "Full-time report Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  7. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Czech Republic" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. 1 2 "Full-time report Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  9. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Poland-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  10. 1 2 "Full-time report Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  11. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Czech Republic-Poland" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  12. 1 2 "Full-time report Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  13. 1 2 "Tactical Line-up – Group A – Greece-Russia" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
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