UEFA Euro 2016 Group C

Group C of UEFA Euro 2016 contained Germany, Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland. Germany was the only former European champion in this group, having won the championship three times (in 1972 and 1980 as West Germany and in 1996 as unified Germany). Matches were played from 12 to 21 June 2016.

Teams

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
C1 Germany[nb 2]1Group D winner11 October 201512th2012Winners (1972, 1980, 1996)14
C2 Ukraine2Play-off winner17 November 20152nd2012Group stage (2012)1419
C3 Poland3Group D runner-up11 October 20153rd2012Group stage (2012)1727
C4 Northern Ireland4Group F winner8 October 20151stDebut3325
Notes
  1. The UEFA rankings of October 2015 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
2  Poland 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
3  Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 5 5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16,

  • The winner of Group C, Germany, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group B, Slovakia.
  • The runner-up of Group C, Poland, advanced to play the runner-up of Group A, Switzerland.
  • The third-placed team of Group C, Northern Ireland, advanced to play the winner of Group B, Wales.

Matches

Poland vs Northern Ireland

Poland  1–0  Northern Ireland
Milik  51' Report
Attendance: 33,742[1]

Poland[2]
Northern Ireland[2]
GK1Wojciech Szczęsny
RB20Łukasz Piszczek 89'
CB15Kamil Glik
CB2Michał Pazdan
LB3Artur Jędrzejczyk
RM16Jakub Błaszczykowski 80'
CM10Grzegorz Krychowiak
CM5Krzysztof Mączyński 78'
LM21Bartosz Kapustka 65' 88'
SS7Arkadiusz Milik
CF9Robert Lewandowski (c)
Substitutions:
MF6Tomasz Jodłowiec 78'
MF11Kamil Grosicki 80'
MF17Sławomir Peszko 88'
Manager:
Adam Nawałka
GK1Michael McGovern
RB2Conor McLaughlin
CB20Craig Cathcart 69'
CB5Jonny Evans
LB4Gareth McAuley
RWB17Paddy McNair 46'
LWB3Shane Ferguson 66'
RM16Oliver Norwood
CM8Steven Davis (c)
LM6Chris Baird 76'
CF10Kyle Lafferty
Substitutions:
MF14Stuart Dallas 46'
FW11Conor Washington 66'
MF19Jamie Ward 76'
Manager:
Michael O'Neill

Man of the Match:
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland)[3]

Assistant referees:[4]
Octavian Șovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Alexandru Tudor (Romania)
Sebastian Colţescu (Romania)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Germany vs Ukraine

Germany  2–0  Ukraine
Report

Germany[6]
Ukraine[6]
GK1Manuel Neuer (c)
RB4Benedikt Höwedes
CB17Jérôme Boateng
CB2Shkodran Mustafi
LB3Jonas Hector
CM6Sami Khedira
CM18Toni Kroos
RW13Thomas Müller
AM8Mesut Özil
LW11Julian Draxler 78'
CF19Mario Götze 90'
Substitutions:
MF9André Schürrle 78'
MF7Bastian Schweinsteiger 90'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB17Artem Fedetskyi
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
CB20Yaroslav Rakitskiy
LB13Vyacheslav Shevchuk (c)
CM16Serhiy Sydorchuk
CM6Taras Stepanenko
RW7Andriy Yarmolenko
AM9Viktor Kovalenko 73'
LW10Yevhen Konoplyanka 68'
CF8Roman Zozulya 66'
Substitutions:
FW11Yevhen Seleznyov 66'
MF21Oleksandr Zinchenko 73'
Manager:
Mykhaylo Fomenko

Man of the Match:
Toni Kroos (Germany)[7]

Assistant referees:[4]
Michael Mullarkey (England)
Stephen Child (England)
Fourth official:
Bobby Madden (Scotland)
Additional assistant referees:
Michael Oliver (England)
Craig Pawson (England)
Reserve assistant referee:
Francis Connor (Scotland)

Ukraine vs Northern Ireland

Ukraine  0–2  Northern Ireland
Report

Ukraine[9]
Northern Ireland[9]
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB17Artem Fedetskyi
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
CB20Yaroslav Rakitskiy
LB13Vyacheslav Shevchuk (c)
CM16Serhiy Sydorchuk 67' 76'
CM6Taras Stepanenko
RW7Andriy Yarmolenko
AM9Viktor Kovalenko 83'
LW10Yevhen Konoplyanka
CF11Yevhen Seleznyov 40' 71'
Substitutions:
FW8Roman Zozulya 71'
MF19Denys Harmash 76'
MF21Oleksandr Zinchenko 83'
Manager:
Mykhaylo Fomenko
GK1Michael McGovern
RB18Aaron Hughes
CB20Craig Cathcart
CB4Gareth McAuley
LB5Jonny Evans 90+4'
RM19Jamie Ward 63' 69'
CM13Corry Evans 90+3'
CM8Steven Davis (c)
CM16Oliver Norwood
LM14Stuart Dallas 87'
CF11Conor Washington 84'
Substitutions:
MF7Niall McGinn 69'
FW21Josh Magennis 84'
DF17Paddy McNair 90+3'
Manager:
Michael O'Neill

Man of the Match:
Gareth McAuley (Northern Ireland)[10]

Assistant referees:[4]
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)
Tomáš Mokrusch (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Additional assistant referees:
Petr Ardeleánu (Czech Republic)
Michal Paták (Czech Republic)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)

Germany vs Poland

Germany  0–0  Poland
Report

Germany[12]
Poland[12]
GK1Manuel Neuer (c)
RB4Benedikt Höwedes
CB17Jérôme Boateng 67'
CB5Mats Hummels
LB3Jonas Hector
CM18Toni Kroos
CM6Sami Khedira 3'
RW13Thomas Müller
AM8Mesut Özil 34'
LW11Julian Draxler 71'
CF19Mario Götze 66'
Substitutions:
MF9André Schürrle 66'
FW23Mario Gómez 71'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GK22Łukasz Fabiański
RB20Łukasz Piszczek
CB15Kamil Glik
CB2Michał Pazdan
LB3Artur Jędrzejczyk
CM10Grzegorz Krychowiak
CM5Krzysztof Mączyński 45' 76'
RW16Jakub Błaszczykowski 80'
LW11Kamil Grosicki 55' 87'
CF7Arkadiusz Milik
CF9Robert Lewandowski (c)
Substitutions:
MF6Tomasz Jodłowiec 76'
MF21Bartosz Kapustka 80'
MF17Sławomir Peszko 90+3' 87'
Manager:
Adam Nawałka

Man of the Match:
Jérôme Boateng (Germany)[13]

Assistant referees:[4]
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Additional assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)
Reserve assistant referee:
Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)

Ukraine vs Poland

Ukraine  0–1  Poland
Report Błaszczykowski  54'

Ukraine[15]
Poland[15]
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB17Artem Fedetskyi
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
CB5Oleksandr Kucher 38'
LB2Bohdan Butko
CM14Ruslan Rotan (c) 25'
CM6Taras Stepanenko
RW7Andriy Yarmolenko
AM21Oleksandr Zinchenko 73'
LW10Yevhen Konoplyanka
CF8Roman Zozulya 90+2'
Substitutions:
MF9Viktor Kovalenko 73'
MF4Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 90+2'
Manager:
Mykhaylo Fomenko
GK22Łukasz Fabiański
RB4Thiago Cionek
CB15Kamil Glik
CB2Michał Pazdan
LB3Artur Jędrzejczyk
CM6Tomasz Jodłowiec
CM10Grzegorz Krychowiak
RW19Piotr Zieliński 46'
LW21Bartosz Kapustka 60' 71'
SS7Arkadiusz Milik 90+3'
CF9Robert Lewandowski (c)
Substitutions:
MF16Jakub Błaszczykowski 46'
MF11Kamil Grosicki 71'
MF23Filip Starzyński 90+3'
Manager:
Adam Nawałka

Man of the Match:
Ruslan Rotan (Ukraine)[16]

Assistant referees:[4]
Kim Thomas Haglund (Norway)
Frank Andås (Norway)
Fourth official:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Ken Henry Johnsen (Norway)
Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)
Reserve assistant referee:
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)

Northern Ireland vs Germany

Northern Ireland  0–1  Germany
Report Gómez  30'
Attendance: 44,125[17]

Northern Ireland[18]
Germany[18]
GK1Michael McGovern
RB18Aaron Hughes
CB4Gareth McAuley
CB20Craig Cathcart
LB5Jonny Evans
DM8Steven Davis (c)
CM13Corry Evans 84'
CM16Oliver Norwood
RW19Jamie Ward 70'
LW14Stuart Dallas
CF11Conor Washington 59'
Substitutions:
FW10Kyle Lafferty 59'
FW21Josh Magennis 70'
MF7Niall McGinn 84'
Manager:
Michael O'Neill
GK1Manuel Neuer (c)
RB21Joshua Kimmich
CB17Jérôme Boateng 76'
CB5Mats Hummels
LB3Jonas Hector
CM6Sami Khedira 69'
CM18Toni Kroos
RW8Mesut Özil
AM13Thomas Müller
LW19Mario Götze 55'
CF23Mario Gómez
Substitutions:
MF9André Schürrle 55'
MF7Bastian Schweinsteiger 69'
DF4Benedikt Höwedes 76'
Manager:
Joachim Löw

Man of the Match:
Mesut Özil (Germany)[19]

Assistant referees:[4]
Frédéric Cano (France)
Nicolas Danos (France)
Fourth official:
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees:
Benoît Bastien (France)
Fredy Fautrel (France)
Reserve assistant referee:
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)

References

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  3. Harrison, Wayne (12 June 2016). "Poland defeat Northern Irish for first EURO win". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Who is the referee? UEFA EURO 2016 appointments". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
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  10. Burke, Chris (16 June 2016). "McAuley heads Northern Ireland to victory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
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  13. Atkin, John (16 June 2016). "Germany and Poland draw to end Ukraine's campaign". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  14. "Full Time Summary – Ukraine v Poland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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  16. Harrison, Wayne (21 June 2016). "Błaszczykowski shoots Poland past Ukraine". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  17. "Full Time Summary – Northern Ireland v Germany" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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