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.

Standings

Key to colours in group tables
Team progressed to the quarter-finals
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
 Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
 Poland 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

Greece finished second ahead of Russia based on their head-to-head record (1–0).

All times local (UTC+2)

Poland vs Greece

8 June 2012
18:00
Poland  1–1  Greece National Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 56,070
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Lewandowski Goal 17' Report Salpingidis Goal 51'
Poland
Greece
GK 1 Wojciech Szczęsny Red card 68'
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 11 Rafał Murawski
CM 7 Eugen Polanski
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 10 Ludovic Obraniak
LW 8 Maciej Rybus Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
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GK 1 Kostas Chalkias
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 35', 44'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos Substituted off in the 37th minute 37'
LB 20 José Holebas Booked in the 45+2th minute 45+2'
RM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Booked in the 54th minute 54'
RF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
LF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos Substituted on in the 37th minute 37'
FW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 22 Kostas Fortounis Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal Fernando Santos
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Man of the Match:
Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

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

8 June 2012
20:45
Russia  4–1  Czech Republic Stadion Miejski, Wrocław
Attendance: 40,803
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Dzagoev Goal 15'79'
Shirokov Goal 24'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 82'
Report Pilař Goal 52'
Russia
Czech Republic
GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
FW 18 Aleksandr Kokorin Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Dick Advocaat
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GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 5 Roman Hubník
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
LB 3 Michal Kadlec
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
CM 19 Petr Jiráček Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
RW 14 Václav Pilař
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c)
LW 9 Jan Rezek Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Tomáš Hübschman Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 11 Milan Petržela Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
FW 21 David Lafata Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Alan Dzagoev (Russia)

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

12 June 2012
18:00
Greece  1–2  Czech Republic Stadion Miejski, Wrocław
Attendance: 41,105
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Gekas Goal 53' Report Jiráček Goal 3'
Pilař Goal 6'
Greece
Czech Republic
GK 1 Kostas Chalkias Substituted off in the 23rd minute 23'
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis Booked in the 34th minute 34'
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos Booked in the 56th minute 56'
CB 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LB 20 José Holebas
RM 16 Georgios Fotakis Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)
RF 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Booked in the 57th minute 57'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
LF 22 Kostas Fortounis Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
Substitutions:
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis Substituted on in the 23rd minute 23'
FW 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 11 Konstantinos Mitroglou Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal Fernando Santos
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GK 1 Petr Čech
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil
RW 19 Petr Jiráček Booked in the 36th minute 36'
AM 10 Tomáš Rosický (c) Booked in the 27th minute 27' Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LW 14 Václav Pilař
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Daniel Kolář Booked in the 65th minute 65' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46' Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
FW 12 František Rajtoral Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
Manager:
Michal Bílek

Man of the Match:
Václav Pilař (Czech Republic)

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

12 June 2012
20:45
Poland  1–1  Russia National Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 55,920
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Błaszczykowski Goal 57' Report Dzagoev Goal 37'
Poland
Russia
GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 15 Damien Perquis
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
CM 7 Eugen Polanski Booked in the 79th minute 79' Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c)
AM 11 Rafał Murawski
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak Substituted off in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski Booked in the 60th minute 60'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
MF 6 Adam Matuszczyk Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek Substituted on in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
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GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov Booked in the 60th minute 60'
LM 8 Konstantin Zyryanov
RW 17 Alan Dzagoev Booked in the 75th minute 75' Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
LW 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Dick Advocaat
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Man of the Match:
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Poland)

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

16 June 2012
20:45
Czech Republic  1–0  Poland Stadion Miejski, Wrocław
Attendance: 41,480
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
Jiráček Goal 72' Report
Czech Republic
Poland
GK 1 Petr Čech (c)
RB 2 Theodor Gebre Selassie
CB 6 Tomáš Sivok
CB 3 Michal Kadlec
LB 8 David Limberský Booked in the 12th minute 12'
CM 17 Tomáš Hübschman
CM 13 Jaroslav Plašil Booked in the 87th minute 87'
RW 19 Petr Jiráček Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
AM 18 Daniel Kolář
LW 14 Václav Pilař Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
CF 15 Milan Baroš Substituted off in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Substitutions:
DF 12 František Rajtoral Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
FW 9 Jan Rezek Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
FW 20 Tomáš Pekhart Booked in the 90+4th minute 90+4' Substituted on in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Manager:
Michal Bílek
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GK 22 Przemysław Tytoń
RB 20 Łukasz Piszczek
CB 13 Marcin Wasilewski Booked in the 61st minute 61'
CB 15 Damien Perquis Booked in the 90th minute 90'
LB 2 Sebastian Boenisch
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka
CM 7 Eugen Polanski Booked in the 48th minute 48' Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
RW 16 Jakub Błaszczykowski (c) Booked in the 87th minute 87'
AM 11 Rafał Murawski Booked in the 22nd minute 22' Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
LW 10 Ludovic Obraniak Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
CF 9 Robert Lewandowski
Substitutions:
MF 21 Kamil Grosicki Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
FW 23 Paweł Brożek Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
MF 18 Adrian Mierzejewski Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Manager:
Franciszek Smuda
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Man of the Match:
Petr Jiráček (Czech Republic)

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

16 June 2012
20:45
Greece  1–0  Russia National Stadium, Warsaw
Attendance: 55,614
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Karagounis Goal 45+2' Report
Greece
Russia
GK 13 Michalis Sifakis
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
CB 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CB 5 Kyriakos Papadopoulos
LB 3 Georgios Tzavelas
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
CM 2 Ioannis Maniatis
RW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
AM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Booked in the 61st minute 61' Substituted off in the 67th minute 67'
LW 7 Georgios Samaras
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
Substitutions:
MF 20 José Holebas Booked in the 90+4th minute 90+4' Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
MF 6 Grigoris Makos Substituted on in the 67th minute 67'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal Fernando Santos
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GK 16 Vyacheslav Malafeev
RB 2 Aleksandr Anyukov Booked in the 61st minute 61' Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
CB 12 Aleksei Berezutski
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 5 Yuri Zhirkov Booked in the 69th minute 69'
RM 6 Roman Shirokov
CM 7 Igor Denisov
LM 22 Denis Glushakov Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
RF 17 Alan Dzagoev Booked in the 70th minute 70'
CF 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LF 10 Andrei Arshavin (c)
Substitutions:
FW 14 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 20 Pavel Pogrebnyak Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3' Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 9 Marat Izmailov Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Dick Advocaat

Man of the Match:
Giorgos Karagounis (Greece)

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

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