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UEFA Euro 2016
Championnat d'Europe de football 2016 (French)
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates 10 June – 10 July
Teams 24
Venue(s) 10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Runner-up  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 51
Goals scored 108 (2.12 per match)
Attendance 2,427,303 (47,594 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Antoine Griezmann (6 goals)
Best player France Antoine Griezmann
Best young player Portugal Renato Sanches
2012
2020

The 2016 UEFA European Championship (also called the UEFA Euro 2016) was the 15th UEFA European Football Championship tournament and it was held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. instead of the previous 16.

Portugal won the tournament over the hosts, France. They will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which will take place in Russia.

Bid process

Four bids came before the deadline on 9 March 2009. France, Italy and Turkey put in single bids while Norway and Sweden put in a joint bid. Norway and Sweden eventually withdrew their bid in December 2009.

The host was selected on 28 May 2010.

Voting results
Country Round
1st (points) 2nd (votes)
 France 43 7
 Turkey 38 6
 Italy 23
Total 104 13

Qualification

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Map
     Country has qualified      Country did not qualify
Country Qualified on Previous appearances
 Albania 11 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
Austria Austria 8 September 2015 1 (2008)
 Belgium 10 October 2015 4 (1972, 1980, 1984, 2000)
Croatia Croatia 13 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 September 2015 8 (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
England England 5 September 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012)
France France (host) 28 May 2010 8 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Germany Germany 11 October 2015 11 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Hungary 15 November 2015 2 (1964, 1972)
Iceland Iceland 6 September 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Italy 10 October 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Northern Ireland 8 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Poland 11 October 2015 2 (2008, 2012)
 Portugal 8 October 2015 6 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Ireland 16 November 2015 2 (1988, 2012)
 Romania 11 October 2015 4 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008)
 Russia 12 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Slovakia 11 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Spain 9 October 2015 9 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Sweden 17 November 2015 5 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Switzerland 9 October 2015 3 (1996, 2004, 2008)
 Turkey 13 October 2015 3 (1996, 2000, 2008)
 Ukraine 17 November 2015 1 (2012)
 Wales 10 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)

Venues

Ten venues will be used for the tournament. These venues were confirmed by UEFA on 25 January 2013.

Saint-Denis Marseille Lyon Lille
Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stade Pierre-Mauroy
48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E / 48.92444°N 2.36°E / 48.92444; 2.36 (Stade de France) 43°16′11″N 5°23′45″E / 43.26972°N 5.39583°E / 43.26972; 5.39583 (Stade Vélodrome) 45°45′56″N 4°58′52″E / 45.76556°N 4.98111°E / 45.76556; 4.98111 (Parc Olympique Lyonnais) 50°36′43″N 3°07′50″E / 50.61194°N 3.13056°E / 50.61194; 3.13056 (Stade Pierre-Mauroy)
Capacity: 81,338 Capacity: 67,394
(upgraded)
Capacity: 59,286
(new stadium)
Capacity: 50,186
(new stadium)
Germany vs Poland 0-0 (27103531294).jpg Stade Vélodrome (20150405).jpg
Parc OL.jpg
Grand Stade Lille Métropole LOSC first match.JPG
Paris Bordeaux
Parc des Princes Matmut Atlantique
48°50′29″N 2°15′11″E / 48.84139°N 2.25306°E / 48.84139; 2.25306 (Parc des Princes) 44°53′50″N 0°33′43″W / 44.89722°N 0.56194°W / 44.89722; -0.56194 (Bordeaux)
Capacity: 48,712
(upgraded)
Capacity: 42,115
(new stadium)
Parc des Princes - PSG vs Nice.jpg Bordeaux Larnaca Nouveau Stade 4.jpg
Saint-Étienne Nice Lens Toulouse
45°27′39″N 4°23′24″E / 45.46083°N 4.39°E / 45.46083; 4.39 (St Etienne) 43°42′25″N 7°11′40″E / 43.70694°N 7.19444°E / 43.70694; 7.19444 (Nice) 50°25′58.26″N 2°48′53.47″E / 50.43285°N 2.8148528°E / 50.43285; 2.8148528 (Lens) 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E / 43.58306°N 1.43417°E / 43.58306; 1.43417 (Toulouse)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Allianz Riviera Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stadium Municipal
Capacity: 41,965
(upgraded)
Capacity: 35,624
(new stadium)
Capacity: 38,223
(upgraded)
Capacity: 33,150
(upgraded)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard - Saint-Etienne (10-11-2013).jpg Allianzcoupdenvoi.jpg Stade Bollaert Delelis.JPG StadiumToulouse3.JPG

Team base camps

Each team has a "team base camp" for its stay between the matches. The teams will train here as well. The list of team base camps was released on 31 January 2016.

Team Location
 Albania Perros-Guirec
 Austria Mallemort
 Belgium Bordeaux
 Croatia Deauville
 Czech Republic Tours
 England Chantilly
 France Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines
 Germany Évian-les-Bains
 Hungary Tourrettes
 Iceland Annecy-le-Vieux
 Italy Montpellier
 Northern Ireland Saint-Georges-de-Reneins
 Poland La Baule-Escoublac
 Portugal Marcoussis
 Ireland Versailles
 Romania Orry-la-Ville
 Russia Croissy-sur-Seine
 Slovakia Vichy
 Spain Saint-Martin-de-Ré
 Sweden Saint-Nazaire
 Switzerland Juvignac
 Turkey Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
 Ukraine Aix-en-Provence
 Wales Dinard

Group Stage

A win would earn the team 3 points, a draw would earn them 1 point, and a loss earns them no points. The schedule of the tournament was announced on 25 April 2014

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 France France 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
2 Switzerland Switzerland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3 Albania Albania 3 1 0 2 1 3 –2 3
4 Romania Romania 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
10 June 2016
France  2 – 1  Romania
11 June 2016
Albania  0 – 1  Switzerland
15 June 2016
Romania  1 – 1  Switzerland
France  2 – 0  Albania
19 June 2016
Romania  0 – 1  Albania
Switzerland  0 – 0  France

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Wales Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
2 England England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3 Slovakia Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4 Russia Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
11 June 2016
Wales  2 – 1 Slovakia Slovakia
England  1 – 1 Russia Russia
15 June 2016
Russia  1 – 2 Slovakia Slovakia
16 June 2016
England  2 – 1 Wales Wales
20 June 2016
Slovakia  0 – 0 England England
Russia  0 – 3 Wales Wales

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
2 Poland Poland 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
3 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4 Ukraine Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
12 June 2016
Poland  1 − 0 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Germany  2 − 0 Ukraine Ukraine
16 June 2016
Ukraine  0 – 2 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Germany  0 – 0 Poland Poland
21 June 2016
Ukraine  0 − 1 Poland Poland
Northern Ireland  0 − 1 Germany Germany

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Croatia Croatia 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
2 Spain Spain 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3 Turkey Turkey 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4 Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
12 June 2016
Turkey  0 − 1 Croatia Croatia
13 June 2016
Spain  1 − 0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
17 June 2016
Czech Republic  2 − 2 Croatia Croatia
Spain  3 − 0 Turkey Turkey
21 June 2016
Czech Republic  0 − 2 Turkey Turkey
Croatia  2 − 1 Spain Spain

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Italy Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
2 Belgium Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
4 Sweden Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
  • Italy was placed on top of Belgium because they defeated them 2−0 on 13 June 2016.
13 June 2016
Ireland  1 − 1 Sweden Sweden
Belgium  0 − 2 Italy Italy
17 June 2016
Italy  1 − 0 Sweden Sweden
18 June 2016
Belgium  3 − 0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
22 June 2016
Italy  0 − 1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Sweden  0 − 1 Belgium Belgium

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hungary Hungary 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
2 Iceland Iceland 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
3 Portugal Portugal 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
4 Austria Austria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14 June 2016
Austria  0 − 2 Hungary Hungary
Portugal  1 − 1 Iceland Iceland
18 June 2016
Iceland  1 − 1 Hungary Hungary
Portugal  0 − 0 Austria Austria
22 June 2016
Iceland  2 − 1 Austria Austria
Hungary  3 − 3 Portugal Portugal

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
2 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
3 Portugal Portugal 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
4  Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
5 Turkey Turkey 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
6  Albania 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3

Knockout stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
25 June – Saint-Étienne            
  Switzerland  1 (4)
30 June – Marseille
  Poland (pen)  1 (5)  
  Poland  1 (3)
25 June – Lens
    Portugal (pen)  1 (5)  
  Croatia  0
6 July – Lyon
  Portugal (aet)  1  
  Portugal  2
25 June – Paris
    Wales  0  
  Wales  1
1 July – Villeneuve-d'Ascq
  Northern Ireland  0  
  Wales  3
26 June – Toulouse
    Belgium  1  
  Hungary  0
10 July – Saint-Denis
  Belgium  4  
  Portugal (aet)  1
26 June – Villeneuve-d'Ascq
    France  0
  Germany  3
2 July – Bordeaux
  Slovakia  0  
  Germany (pen)  1 (6)
27 June – Saint-Denis
    Italy  1 (5)  
  Italy  2
7 July – Marseille
  Spain  0  
  Germany  0
26 June – Lyon
    France  2


 
  France  2
3 July – Saint-Denis
 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland  1  
  France  5
27 June – Nice
    Iceland  2


 
  England  1
  Iceland  2


 

Round of 16

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25 June 2016 (2016-06-25)
15:00
Switzerland  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Poland Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 38,842
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
Shaqiri Goal 82' http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000744/match=2017996/index.html Błaszczykowski Goal 39'
  Penalties  
* Lichtsteiner Scored
  • Xhaka Missed
  • Shaqiri Scored
  • Schär Scored
  • Rodríguez Scored
4–5 * Scored Lewandowski
  • Scored Milik
  • Scored Glik
  • Scored Błaszczykowski
  • Scored Krychowiak

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25 June 2016
Wales  1–0  Northern Ireland Paris
Attendance: 44,342
McAuley Goal 75' (o.g.) Report

25 June 2016
Croatia  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Portugal Lens
Attendance: 33,523
Report Quaresma Goal 117'

26 June 2016
France  2–1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Lyon
Attendance: 56,279
Griezmann Goal 58'61' Report Brady Goal 2' (pen)

26 June 2016
Germany  3–0  Slovakia Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Attendance: 44,312
Boateng Goal 8'
Gómez Goal 43'
Draxler Goal 63'
Report

26 June 2016
Hungary  0–4  Hungary Toulouse
Attendance: 28,921
Report Alderweireld Goal 10'
Batshuayi Goal 78'
Hazard Goal 80'
Carrasco Goal 90+1'

27 June 2016
Italy  2–0  Spain Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,165
Chiellini Goal 33'
Pellè Goal 90+1'
Report

27 June 2016
England  v  Iceland Nice
Attendance: 33,901
Rooney Goal 4' (pen) Report Sigurðsson Goal 6'
Sigþórsson Goal 18'

Quarter-finals

30 June 2016
Poland  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Portugal Marseille
Attendance: 62,940
Lewandowski Goal 2' Report Sanches Goal 33'
  Penalties  
Lewandowski Scored
MilikScored
GlikScored
Błaszczykowski Missed
3–5 Scored Ronaldo
Scored Sanches
Scored Moutinho
Scored Nani
Scored Quaresma

1 July 2016
Wales  3–1  Belgium Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Attendance: 45,936
Williams Goal 31'
Robson-Kanu Goal 55'
Vokes Goal 86'
Report Nainggolan Goal 13'

2 July 2016
Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy Bordeaux
Attendance: 38,764
Özil Goal 65' Report Bonucci Goal 78' (pen)
  Penalties  
6–5

3 July 2016
France  5–2  Iceland Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,833
Giroud Goal 12'59'
Pogba Goal 20'
Payet Goal 43'
Griezmann Goal 45'
Report Sigþórsson Goal 56'
Bjarnason Goal 84'

Semi-finals

6 July 2016
Portugal  2–0  Wales Lyon
Attendance: 55,679
Ronaldo Goal 50'
Nani Goal 53'
Report

7 July 2016
Germany  0–2  France Marseille
Attendance: 64,078
Report Griezmann Goal 45+2' (pen.)72'

Final

10 July 2016
Portugal  1–0 (a.e.t.)  France Saint-Denis
Attendance: 75,868
Éder Goal 109' Report

Statistics

Goalscorers

6 goals
  • France Antoine Griezmann
3 goals
2 goals
  • Belgium Romelu Lukaku
  • Belgium Radja Nainggolan
  • Croatia Ivan Perišić
  • Germany Mario Gómez
  • Hungary Balázs Dzsudzsák
  • Iceland Birkir Bjarnason
  • Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
  • Italy Graziano Pellè
  • Poland Jakub Błaszczykowski
  • Republic of Ireland Robbie Brady
  • Romania Bogdan Stancu
  • Wales Hal Robson-Kanu
1 goal
  • Albania Armando Sadiku
  • Austria Alessandro Schöpf
  • Belgium Toby Alderweireld
  • Belgium Michy Batshuayi
  • Belgium Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
  • Belgium Eden Hazard
  • Belgium Axel Witsel
  • Croatia Nikola Kalinić
  • Croatia Luka Modrić
  • Croatia Ivan Rakitić
  • Czech Republic Tomáš Necid
  • Czech Republic Milan Škoda
  • England Eric Dier
  • England Wayne Rooney
  • England Daniel Sturridge
  • England Jamie Vardy
  • France Paul Pogba
  • Germany Jérôme Boateng
  • Germany Julian Draxler
  • Germany Shkodran Mustafi
  • Germany Mesut Özil
  • Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Hungary Zoltán Gera
  • Hungary Zoltán Stieber
  • Hungary Ádám Szalai
  • Iceland Jón Daði Böðvarsson
  • Iceland Gylfi Sigurðsson
  • Iceland Ragnar Sigurðsson
  • Iceland Arnór Ingvi Traustason
  • Italy Leonardo Bonucci
  • Italy Giorgio Chiellini
  • Italy Éder
  • Italy Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Northern Ireland Gareth McAuley
  • Northern Ireland Niall McGinn
  • Poland Robert Lewandowski
  • Poland Arkadiusz Milik
  • Portugal Éder
  • Portugal Ricardo Quaresma
  • Portugal Renato Sanches
  • Republic of Ireland Wes Hoolahan
  • Russia Vasili Berezutski
  • Russia Denis Glushakov
  • Slovakia Ondrej Duda
  • Slovakia Marek Hamšík
  • Slovakia Vladimír Weiss
  • Spain Nolito
  • Spain Gerard Piqué
  • Switzerland Admir Mehmedi
  • Switzerland Fabian Schär
  • Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Turkey Ozan Tufan
  • Turkey Burak Yılmaz
  • Wales Aaron Ramsey
  • Wales Neil Taylor
  • Wales Sam Vokes
  • Wales Ashley Williams
1 own goal
  • Iceland Birkir Már Sævarsson (playing against Hungary)
  • Northern Ireland Gareth McAuley (playing against Wales)
  • Republic of Ireland Ciaran Clark (playing against Sweden)

Source: UEFA

Final rankings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Portugal 7 3 4 0 9 5 +4 13
2  France 7 5 1 1 13 5 +8 16
Eliminated in the Semi-finals
3  Wales 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12
4  Germany 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
Eliminated in the Quarter-finals
5  Italy 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10
6  Belgium 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4 9
7  Poland 5 2 3 0 4 2 +2 9
8  Iceland 5 2 2 1 8 9 –1 8
Eliminated in the Round of 16
9  Croatia 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
10  Spain 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
11  Switzerland 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 6
12  England 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
13  Hungary 4 1 2 1 6 8 –2 5
14 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 4 1 1 2 3 6 –3 4
 Slovakia 4 1 1 2 3 6 –3 4
16  Northern Ireland 4 1 0 3 2 3 –1 3
Eliminated in the Group stage
17  Turkey 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2 3
18  Albania 3 1 0 2 1 3 –2 3
19  Romania 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
20  Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1
21  Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
22  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
23  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
24  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 5 –5 0
  • Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.

Team of the tournament

  • Goalkeeper:
    • Portugal Rui Patrício
  • Defenders:
    • Germany Jerome Boateng
    • Portugal Raphaël Guerreiro
    • Germany Joshua Kimmich
    • Portugal Pepe
  • Midfielders:
    • Wales Joe Allen
    • Germany Toni Kroos
    • France Dimitri Payet
    • Wales Aaron Ramsey
  • Forwards:

Source:

Sponsorship

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-303 TC-JOH (UEFA 2016 livery)
Turkish Airlines aeroplane, decorated with UEFA EURO 2016 emblems.
Global sponsors National sponsors

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