2016 UEFA Euro 2016
Championnat d'Europe de football 2016

Logo of UEFA Euro 2016
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates10 June – 10 July 2016
Teams24
Venue(s)10 (in 10 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal
Runner-up France
Tournament statistics
Matches played49
Goals scored105 (2.14 per match)
Attendance2,287,357 (46,681 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of France Antoine Griezmann (4 goals)
2012
2020

The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2016, will be the 15th European Championship for men's national football teams organised by UEFA. It will be held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.

For the first time, the European Championship final tournament will be contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the 16-team format that had been used since 1996. Under this new format, the finalists will contest a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage including three rounds and the final. As hosts, France have automatically qualified for the final tournament, while the other 53 national teams will compete in a qualifying competition, running from September 2014 to November 2015, to secure the remaining 23 places. Among these teams are back-to-back defending champions Spain, and for the first time since their affiliation with UEFA, Gibraltar.

France was chosen as the host on 28 May 2010, after a bidding process in which they beat Italy and Turkey for the right to host the 2016 finals. The matches will be played in ten stadia in nine cities: Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, St-Etienne and Toulouse. It will be the third time that France hosts the tournament, after the inaugural edition in 1960 and the 1984 finals. The French team have won the European Championship two times: in 1984 and 2000.

The winners will earn the right to participate in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.

Bid process

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 bids

Four bids came before the deadline at 9 March 2009 which were France, Italy and Turkey as single bids each, plus Norway and Sweden as 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 2nd
Flag of France France 43 7
Flag of Turkey Turkey 38 6
Flag of Italy Italy 23
Total votes 104 13

Qualification

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

The qualifying draw took place at the Palais des Congres Acropolis in Nice, on 23 February 2014, with the first matches being played in September 2014.

A total of 53 teams competed for 23 places in the final tournament to join France, who have automatically qualified as hosts. Gibraltar competed in a European Championship qualifying for the first time since their affiliation to UEFA in 2013. The seeding pots were formed on the basis of the UEFA national team coefficients, with the Euro 2012 champions Spain and hosts France automatically top seeded.

The 53 national sides were drawn into eight groups of six teams and one group of five teams. The group winners, runners-up, and the best third-placed team (with the results against the sixth-placed team discarded) qualify directly to the final tournament. The remaining eight third-placed teams will contest two-legged play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers.

In March 2012, Gianni Infantino, the UEFA General Secretary at the time, stated that UEFA would review the qualification competition to ensure that it was not "boring". In September 2011, during UEFA's first ever full strategy meeting, Michel Platini proposed a qualification format involving two group stages, but the proposal was not accepted by the member associations. In May 2013, Platini confirmed a similar qualifying format would be again discussed during the September 2013 UEFA executive committee meeting in Dubrovnik.

Qualified teams

  Team qualified for finals
  Team failed to qualify

Thirteen of the sixteen teams (including hosts France) that qualified for Euro 2012 qualified again for the 2016 final tournament. Among them were England, who became only the sixth team to record a flawless qualifying campaign (10 wins in 10 matches), defending European champions Spain, and world champions Germany, who qualified for their 12th straight European Championship finals.

Romania, Turkey, Austria and Switzerland all returned after missing out in 2012, with the Austrians qualifying for just their second final Euro tournament, after having co-hosted Euro 2008. Returning to the final tournament after long absences were Belgium for the first time since co-hosting Euro 2000, and Hungary for the first time in 44 years, having last appeared at Euro 1972, and 30 years since appearing in a major tournament, their previous one being the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Five teams secured their first-ever qualification to a UEFA European Championship final tournament: Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales. Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales had each previously competed in the FIFA World Cup, while Albania and Iceland had never participated in a major tournament in their history. Similarly, both Austria and Ukraine completed successful qualification campaigns for the first time, having only previously qualified as hosts (of 2008 and 2012 respectively).

Scotland were the only team from the British Isles not to qualify for the finals, and 2004 champions Greece finished bottom in their group. Two other previous Euro champions, 1988 winners Netherlands and 1992 victors Denmark, both missed out on the finals, the Netherlands for the first time since Euro 1984 (also held in France), and missing out on their first major tournament since the 2002 FIFA World Cup as well as their failure to qualify being only 16 months after the team finished third in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Denmark for the first time since Euro 2008, after losing in the play-off rounds to Sweden.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
 Albania Group I runner-up 11 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Austria Group G winner 8 September 2015 1 (2008)
 Belgium Group B winner 10 October 2015 4 (1972, 1980, 1984, 2000)
 Croatia Group H runner-up 13 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Czech Republic Group A winner 6 September 2015 5B (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 England Group E winner 5 September 2015 8B (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012)
 France Host 28 May 2010 8 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Germany Group D winner 11 October 2015 11 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Hungary Play-off winner 15 November 2015 2 (1964, 1972)
 Iceland Group A runner-up 6 September 2015 0 (debut)
 Italy Group H winner 10 October 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Northern Ireland Group F winner 8 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Poland Group D runner-up 11 October 2015 2 (2008, 2012)
 Portugal Group I winner 8 October 2015 6 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Republic of Ireland Play-off winner 16 November 2015 2 (1988, 2012)
 Romania Group F runner-up 11 October 2015 4 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008)
 Russia Group G runner-up 12 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Slovakia Group C runner-up 12 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Spain Group C winner 9 October 2015 9 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Sweden Play-off winner 17 November 2015 5 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Switzerland Group E runner-up 9 October 2015 3 (1996, 2004, 2008)
 Turkey Best third-placed team 13 October 2015 3 (1996, 2000, 2008)
 Ukraine Play-off winner 17 November 2015 1 (2012)
 Wales Group B runner-up 10 October 2015 0 (debut)

Final draw

The draw for the finals took place at the Palais des Congrès de la Porte Maillot in Paris on 12 December 2015, 18:00 CET. The 24 qualified teams were drawn into six groups of four teams, with the hosts France being automatically placed in position A1. The remaining teams were seeded into four pots of five (Pot 1) or six teams (Pots 2, 3 and 4). As the title holders, Spain were seeded in Pot 1, while the other 22 teams were seeded according to the UEFA National team coefficients updated after the completion of the qualifying group stage (excluding the play-offs), which were released by UEFA on 14 October 2015.

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Spain 37,962 2
 Germany 40,236 1
 England 35,963 3
 Portugal 35,138 4
 Belgium 34,442 5
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Italy 34,345 6
 Russia 31,345 9
 Switzerland 31,254 10
 Austria 30,932 11
 Croatia 30,642 12
 Ukraine 30,313 14
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Czech Republic 29,403 15
 Sweden 29,028 16
 Poland 28,306 17
 Romania 28,038 18
 Slovakia 27,171 19
 Hungary 27,142 20
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Turkey 27,033 22
 Republic of Ireland 26,902 23
 Iceland 25,388 27
 Wales 24,531 28
 Albania 23,216 31
 Northern Ireland 22,961 33

Venues

Initially, twelve stadia were presented for the French bid, chosen on 28 May 2010. These venues were to be whittled down to nine by the end of May 2011, but it was suggested in June 2011 that eleven venues might be used. The French Football Federation had to choose which nine stadia would actually be used. The choice for the first seven was undisputed – France's national stadium, the Stade de France, four newly constructed stadia in Lille, Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux, and those of the biggest cities, Paris and Marseille. The last two remaining places, after Strasbourg opted out for financial reasons following relegation, were chosen to be Lens and Nancy in the first round of voting, instead of Saint-Étienne and Toulouse, chosen as reserve stadia. In June 2011, the number of host venues was increased to eleven because of the new tournament format which sees 24 teams taking part, instead of just 16. The decision means that the reserve cities of Toulouse and St-Étienne joined the list of hosts. However, in December 2011, Nancy announced its withdrawal from the tournament, after the stadium's renovation fell through, so ten host cities will now be used. Nantes and Montpellier, stadia used for the 1998 World Cup, were also not chosen. The final list of the ten venues was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee on 25 January 2013.

Saint-Denis Marseille Lyon Lille
Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Stade des Lumières Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Capacity: 81,338 Capacity: 67,500
(upgraded)
Capacity: 58,215
(new stadium)
Capacity: 50,186
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Paris Bordeaux
Parc des Princes Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique
Capacity: 47,000
(upgraded)
Capacity: 42,052
(new stadium)
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Saint-Étienne Nice Lens Toulouse
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Allianz Riviera Stade Félix-Bollaert Stadium Municipal
Capacity: 41,965
(upgraded)
Capacity: 35,624
(new stadium)
Capacity: 38,223
(upgraded)
Capacity: 33,300
(upgraded)
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Venues

Ten stadiums were used for the competition. Initially, twelve stadiums were presented for the French bid, chosen on 28 May 2010. These venues were to be whittled down to nine by the end of May 2011, but it was suggested in June 2011 that eleven venues might be used.[1][2] The French Football Federation had to choose which nine would actually be used.

The choice for the first seven was undisputed – the national Stade de France, four newly constructed ones in Lille Metropole (Villeneuve-d'Ascq), Décines-Charpieu (Lyon Metropolis), Nice and Bordeaux, and two stadiums in the two largest cities, Paris and Marseille. After Strasbourg opted out for financial reasons following relegation,[3] two more venues were selected to be Lens and Nancy, leaving Saint-Étienne and Toulouse as reserve options.

In June 2011, the number of host venues was increased to eleven due to the new tournament format featuring 24 teams, instead of the previous 16.[4][5] The decision meant that the reserve cities of Toulouse and Saint-Étienne joined the list of hosts. Then, in December 2011, Nancy announced its withdrawal from the tournament, after plans for the stadium's renovation were cancelled,[6] finalising the list of host venues at ten.

Two other possible options, the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes and the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier (venues which were used for the 1998 World Cup) were not chosen. The final list was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee on 25 January 2013.[7] Capacity figures are those for matches at UEFA Euro 2016 and are not necessarily the total capacity that the venues are capable of holding.

Saint-Denis Marseille Décines-Charpieu Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Capacity: 81,338 Capacity: 67,394 Capacity: 59,286 Capacity: 50,186
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Paris Bordeaux
Parc des Princes Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Capacity: 48,712 Capacity: 42,115
Saint-Étienne Lens Nice Toulouse
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stade de Nice Stadium Municipal
Capacity: 41,965 Capacity: 38,223 Capacity: 35,624 Capacity: 33,150

Team base camps

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Each team has a "team base camp" for its stay between the matches. The teams will train and reside in these locations throughout the tournament, travelling to games staged away from their bases. From an initial list of 66 bases, the 24 participating teams had to confirm their selection with UEFA by 31 January 2016.

The selected team base camps were announced on 2 March 2016:

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

Draw ceremonies

The qualifying draw took place at the Palais des Congres Acropolis in Nice on 23 February 2014. The draw for the finals took place at the Palais des Congrès de la Porte Maillot in Paris on 11 December 2015.

Logo and slogan

The official logo was unveiled on 26 June 2013, during a ceremony at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris. Conceived by Portuguese agency Brandia Central, which also created the visual identity for the previous European Championship, the design is based on the theme "Celebrating the art of football". The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay trophy with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag, surrounded by a mixture of shapes and lines representing different artistic movements and football elements.

On 17 October 2013, UEFA announced the official slogan of the tournament: Le Rendez-Vous. Asked about its meaning, Jacques Lambert, chairman of the Euro 2016 organising committee, told that the slogan "is much more than a reminder of dates (...) and venues". He further explained that "UEFA is sending out an invitation to football fans throughout the world and to lovers of major events, an invitation to meet up and share the emotions of an elite-level tournament."

Broadcasting

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be located at the Parc des Expositions at la Porte de Versailles in Paris.

Sponsorship

Global sponsors

  • Carlsberg
  • Coca-Cola
  • Continental
  • Kia
  • McDonald's
  • SOCAR

External links

Finals format

To accommodate the expansion from a 16 team finals tournament to 24 teams, the format will be changed from that used in 2012 with the addition of two extra groups in the group stage, and an extra round in the knockout stages. The six groups (A to F) would still contain four teams each, with the top two from each group still going through to the knockout stage. In the new format however, the four best third-ranked sides would also progress, leaving 16 teams going into the new round of 16 knockout stage, ahead of the usual quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, and only 8 teams going out at the group stage.

This format generates a total of 51 games, compared with 31 games for the previous 16-team tournament, to be played over a period of 31 days. UEFA's general secretary Gianni Infantino previously described the format as "not ideal" due to the need for third place group stage winners, leading to a difficulty in preventing situations where teams might be able to know in advance what results they need to progress out of the group, lending to a lack of suspense for fans, or even the prospect of mutually beneficial collusion between teams.

Tie-breaking

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria will be applied:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1–6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their ranking is determined by a penalty shoot-out (this criteria is not used if more than two teams have the same number of points).
  8. Fair play conduct (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system.

The four best third-placed teams are determined according to the following criteria:

  1. Higher number of points obtained;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Fair play conduct;
  5. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system.
Play-off round structure

In the round of 16, UEFA have arranged the match-ups to take place as follows:

  • Match 1: Runner-up Group A v Runner-up Group C
  • Match 2: Winner Group D v 3rd Place Group B/E/F
  • Match 3: Winner Group B v 3rd Place Group A/C/D
  • Match 4: Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E
  • Match 5: Winner Group C v 3rd Place Group A/B/F
  • Match 6: Winner Group E v Runner-up Group D
  • Match 7: Winner Group A v 3rd Place Group C/D/E
  • Match 8: Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualify for the round of 16:

Four best 3rd-placed teams Winner Group A v Winner Group B v Winner Group C v Winner Group D v
A B C D 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B
A B C E 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group E
A B C F 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
A B D E 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group E
A B D F 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
A B E F 3rd Place Group E 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
A C D E 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group E
A C D F 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group F
A C E F 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group F 3rd Place Group E
A D E F 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group A 3rd Place Group F 3rd Place Group E
B C D E 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group E
B C D F 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
B C E F 3rd Place Group E 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
B D E F 3rd Place Group E 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place Group F
C D E F 3rd Place Group C 3rd Place Group D 3rd Place Group F 3rd Place Group E

The quarter-final match-ups are:

  • Quarter-final 1: Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2
  • Quarter-final 2: Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 4
  • Quarter-final 3: Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 6
  • Quarter-final 4: Winner Match 7 v Winner Match 8

The semifinal match-ups are:

  • Semi-final 1: Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2
  • Semi-final 2: Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4

The final match-up is: Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2. Same as every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there is no third-place match.

Squads

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers, at least ten days before the opening match of the tournament. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent his participation in the tournament before his team's first match, he can be replaced by another player.

Match officials

On 15 December 2015, UEFA named eighteen referees for Euro 2016. The full referee teams were announced on 1 March 2016.

Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai was chosen to officiate the opener between France and Romania.

Country Referee Assistant referees Additional assistant referees Matches assigned
Flag of England England Martin Atkinson Michael Mullarkey
Stephen Child
Gary Beswick (standby)
Michael Oliver
Craig Pawson
Germany–Ukraine (Group C)
Flag of Germany Germany Felix Brych Mark Borsch
Stefan Lupp
Marco Achmüller (standby)
Bastian Dankert
Marco Fritz
Flag of Turkey Turkey Cüneyt Çakır Bahattin Duran
Tarık Ongun
Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (standby)
Hüseyin Göçek
Barış Şimşek
Flag of England England Mark Clattenburg Simon Beck
Jake Collin
Stuart Burt (standby)
Anthony Taylor
Andre Marriner
Belgium–Italy (Group E)

Portugal-France (Final)

Flag of Scotland Scotland Willie Collum Flag of Republic of Ireland Damien MacGraith
Francis Connor
Douglas Ross (standby)
Bobby Madden
John Beaton
Flag of Sweden Sweden Jonas Eriksson Mathias Klasenius
Daniel Wärnmark
Mehmet Culum (standby)
Stefan Johannesson
Markus Strömbergsson
Turkey–Croatia (Group D)
Flag of Romania Romania Ovidiu Hațegan Octavian Şovre
Sebastian Gheorghe
Radu Ghinguleac (standby)
Alexandru Tudor
Sebastian Colţescu
Poland–Northern Ireland (Group C)
Flag of Russia Russia Sergei Karasev Anton Averyanov
Tikhon Kalugin
Nikolai Golubev
Sergey Lapochkin
Sergey Ivanov
Flag of Hungary Hungary Viktor Kassai György Ring
Vencel Tóth
István Albert (standby)
Tamás Bognár
Ádám Farkas
France–Romania (Group A)
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Pavel Královec Flag of Slovakia Roman Slyško
Martin Wilczek
Tomas Mokrusch (standby)
Peter Ardeleanu
Michal Patak
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Björn Kuipers Sander van Roekel
Erwin Zeinstra
Mario Diks (standby)
Pol van Boekel
Richard Liesveld
Flag of Poland Poland Szymon Marciniak Paweł Sokolnicki
Tomasz Listkiewicz
Radosław Siejka (standby)
Paweł Raczkowski
Tomasz Musiał
Spain–Czech Republic (Group D)
Flag of Serbia Serbia Milorad Mažić Milovan Ristić
Dalibor Đurđević
Nemanja Petrović (standby)
Danilo Grujić
Nenad Đokić
Republic of Ireland–Sweden (Group E)
Flag of Norway Norway Svein Oddvar Moen Kim Thomas Haglund
Frank Andås
Sven Erik Midthjell (standby)
Ken Henry Johnsen
Svein-Erik Edvartsen
Wales–Slovakia (Group B)
Flag of Italy Italy Nicola Rizzoli Elenito Di Liberatore
Mauro Tonolini
Gianluca Cariolato (standby)
Daniele Orsato
Antonio Damato
England–Russia (Group B)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Damir Skomina Jure Praprotnik
Robert Vukan
Bojan Ul (standby)
Matej Jug
Slavko Vinčić
Flag of France France Clément Turpin Frédéric Cano
Nicolas Danos
Cyril Gringore (standby)
Benoît Bastien
Fredy Fautrel
Flag of Spain Spain Carlos Velasco Carballo Roberto Alonso Fernández
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez
Raúl Cabañero Martínez (standby)
Jesús Gil Manzano
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Albania–Switzerland (Group A)

Two match officials, who serve only as fourth officials, and two reserve assistant referees were also named:

Country Fourth official
Flag of Belarus Belarus Aleksei Kulbakov
Flag of Greece Greece Anastasios Sidiropoulos
Country Reserve assistant referee
Flag of Belarus Belarus Vitali Maliutsin
Flag of Greece Greece Damianos Efthymiadis

Group stage

UEFA announced the schedule of the tournament on 25 April 2014. All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Group winners, runners-up, and best four third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16.

Group A

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 France 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Albania 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
 Romania 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
10 June 2016
21:00
France  2–1  Romania Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 75,113
Referee: Viktor Kassai
Giroud Goal 57'
Payet Goal 89'
Report Stancu Goal 65' (pen.)
11 June 2016
15:00
Albania  0–1  Switzerland Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 33,805
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Report Schär Goal 5'

15 June 2016
18:00
Romania  1–1  Switzerland Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 43,576
Referee: Sergei Karasev
Stancu Goal 18' (pen.) Report Mehmedi Goal 57'
15 June 2016
21:00
France  2–0  Albania Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Referee: Willie Collum
Griezmann Goal 90'
Payet Goal 90+6'
Report

19 June 2016
21:00
Romania  0–1  Albania Stade des Lumières, Lyon
Attendance: 49,752
Referee: Pavel Královec
Report Sadiku Goal 43'
19 June 2016
21:00
Switzerland  0–0  France Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Attendance: 45,616
Referee: Damir Skomina
Report

Group B

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
 England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
11 June 2016
18:00
Wales  2–1  Slovakia Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique, Bordeaux
Attendance: 37,831
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen
Bale Goal 10'
Robson-Kanu Goal 81'
Report Duda Goal 61'
11 June 2016
21:00
England  1–1  Russia Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 62,343
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
Dier Goal 73' Report Berezutski Goal 90+2'

15 June 2016
15:00
Russia  1–2  Slovakia Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Attendance: 38,989
Referee: Damir Skomina
Glushakov Goal 80' Report Weiss Goal 32'
Hamšík Goal 45'
16 June 2016
15:00
England  2–1  Wales Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 34,033
Referee: Felix Brych
Vardy Goal 56'
Sturridge Goal 90+2'
Report Bale Goal 42'

20 June 2016
21:00
Russia  0–3  Wales Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 28,840
Referee: Jonas Eriksson
Report Ramsey Goal 11'
Taylor Goal 20'
Bale Goal 67'
20 June 2016
21:00
Slovakia  0–0  England Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 39,051
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Report

Group C

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group C
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Germany 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Poland 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
 Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
12 June 2016
18:00
Poland  1–0  Northern Ireland Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 33,742
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan
Milik Goal 51' Report
12 June 2016
21:00
Germany  2–0  Ukraine Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Attendance: 43,035
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Mustafi Goal 19'
Schweinsteiger Goal 90+2'
Report

16 June 2016 (2016-06-16)
18:00
Ukraine  0–2  Northern Ireland Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Attendance: 51,043
Referee: Pavel Královec
Report McAuley Goal 49'
McGinn Goal 90+6'
16 June 2016
21:00
Germany  0–0  Poland Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 73,648
Referee: Björn Kuipers
Report

21 June 2016
18:00
Ukraine  0–1  Poland Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 58,874
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen
Report Błaszczykowski Goal 54'
21 June 2016
18:00
Northern Ireland  0–1  Germany Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 44,125
Referee: Clément Turpin
Report Gómez Goal 30'

Group D

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group D
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Croatia 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Spain 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Turkey 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
12 June 2016
15:00
Turkey  0–1  Croatia Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 43,842
Referee: Jonas Eriksson
Report Modrić Goal 41'
13 June 2016
15:00
Spain  1–0  Czech Republic Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 29,400
Referee: Szymon Marciniak
Piqué Goal 87' Report

17 June 2016
18:00
Czech Republic  2–2  Croatia Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 38,376
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Škoda Goal 76'
Necid Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Perišić Goal 37'
Rakitić Goal 59'
17 June 2016 (2016-06-17)
21:00
Spain  3–0  Turkey Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 33,409
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Morata Goal 34'48'
Nolito Goal 37'
Report

21 June 2016
21:00
Czech Republic  0–2  Turkey Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 32,836
Referee: Willie Collum
Report Yılmaz Goal 10'
Tufan Goal 65'
21 June 2016
21:00
Croatia  2–1  Spain Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique, Bordeaux
Attendance: 37,245
Referee: Björn Kuipers
N. Kalinić Goal 45'
Perišić Goal 87'
Report Morata Goal 7'

Group E

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group E
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6 Advance to knockout phase
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Republic Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
13 June 2016
18:00
Republic Ireland  1–1  Sweden Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 73,419
Referee: Milorad Mažić
Hoolahan Goal 48' Report Clark Goal 71' (o.g.)
13 June 2016
21:00
Belgium  0–2  Italy Stade des Lumières, Lyon
Attendance: 55,408
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Report Giaccherini Goal 32'
Pellè Goal 90+3'

17 June 2016
15:00
Italy  1–0  Sweden Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 29,600
Referee: Viktor Kassai
Éder Report
18 June 2016 (2016-06-18)
15:00
Belgium  3–0  Republic of Ireland Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Attendance: 39,493
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
R. Lukaku Goal 48'70'
Witsel Goal 61'
Report

22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
21:00
Italy  0–1  Republic of Ireland Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Attendance: 44,268
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan
Report Brady Goal 85'
22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
21:00
Sweden  0–1  Belgium Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 34,011
Referee: Felix Brych
Report Nainggolan Goal 84'

Group F

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5 Advance to knockout phase
 Iceland 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 Portugal 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Austria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14 June 2016
18:00
Austria  0–2  Hungary Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique, Bordeaux
Attendance: 34,424
Referee: Clément Turpin
Dragovic Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Report Szalai Goal 62'
Stieber Goal 87'
14 June 2016
21:00
Portugal  1–1  Iceland Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Attendance: 38,742
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır
Nani Goal 31' Report B. Bjarnason Goal 50'

18 June 2016
18:00
Iceland  1–1  Hungary Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 60,842
Referee: Sergei Karasev
G. Sigurðsson Goal 40' (pen.) Report Sævarsson Goal 88' (o.g.)
18 June 2016
21:00
Portugal  0–0  Austria Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 44,291
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
Report

22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
18:00
Iceland  2–1  Austria Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 68,714
Referee: Szymon Marciniak
Böðvarsson Goal 18'
Traustason Goal 90+4'
Report Schöpf Goal 60'
22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
18:00
Hungary  3–3  Portugal Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Attendance: 55,514
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Gera Goal 19'
Dzsudzsák Goal 47'55'
Report Nani Goal 42'
Ronaldo Goal 50'62'

Ranking of third-placed teams

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Advance to knockout phase
 Republic Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Portugal 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
 Turkey 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Albania 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3

Knockout phase

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 knockout phase

In the knockout stage, extra time and a penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary. All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Bracket

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
25 June – Saint-Étienne            
  Switzerland  1 (4)
30 June – Marseille
  Poland (p)  1 (5)  
  Poland  1 (3)
25 June – Lens
    Portugal (p)  1 (5)  
  Croatia  0
6 July – Lyon
  Portugal (a.e.t.)  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 (a.e.t.)  1
26 June – Villeneuve-d'Ascq
    France  0
  Germany  3
2 July – Bordeaux
  Slovakia  0  
  Germany (p)  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  1  
  France  5
27 June – Nice
    Iceland  2  
  England  1
  Iceland  2  

Round of 16

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' Report Błaszczykowski Goal 39'
  Penalties  
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Xhaka Missed
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Rodríguez Soccerball shad check.png
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Soccerball shad check.png Glik
Soccerball shad check.png Błaszczykowski
Soccerball shad check.png Krychowiak


25 June 2016 (2016-06-25)
18:00
Wales  1–0  Northern Ireland Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 44,342
Referee: Martin Atkinson
McAuley Goal 75' (o.g.) Report


25 June 2016 (2016-06-25)
21:00
Croatia  0–1
(a.e.t.)
 Portugal Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Attendance: 33,523
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Report Quaresma Goal 117'


26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
15:00
France  2–1  Republic of Ireland Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Attendance: 56,279
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
Griezmann Goal 58'61' Report Brady Goal 2' (pen.)


26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
18:00
Germany  3–0  Slovakia Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Attendance: 44,312
Referee: Szymon Marciniak
Boateng Goal 8'
Gómez Goal 43'
Draxler Goal 63'
Report


26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
21:00
Hungary  0–4  Belgium Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 28,921
Referee: Milorad Mažić
Report Alderweireld Goal 10'
Batshuayi Goal 78'
Hazard Goal 80'
Carrasco Goal 90+1'


27 June 2016 (2016-06-27)
18:00
Italy  2–0  Spain Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,165
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır
Chiellini Goal 33'
Pellè Goal 90+1'
Report


27 June 2016 (2016-06-27)
21:00
England  1–2  Iceland Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 33,901
Referee: Damir Skomina
Rooney Goal 4' (pen.) Report R. Sigurðsson Goal 6'
Sigþórsson Goal 18'


Quarter-finals

30 June 2016 (2016-06-30)
21:00
Poland  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Portugal Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 62,940
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Lewandowski Goal 2' Report Sanches Goal 33'
  Penalties  
Lewandowski Soccerball shad check.png

Milik Soccerball shad check.png
Glik Soccerball shad check.png
Błaszczykowski Missed

3–5 Soccerball shad check.png Ronaldo

Soccerball shad check.png Sanches
Soccerball shad check.png Moutinho
Soccerball shad check.png Nani
Soccerball shad check.png Quaresma


1 July 2016 (2016-07-01)
21:00
Wales  3–1  Belgium Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Attendance: 45,936
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
A. Williams Goal 31'
Robson-Kanu Goal 55'
Vokes Goal 86'
Report Nainggolan Goal 13'


2 July 2016 (2016-07-02)
21:00
Germany  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Italy Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Attendance: 38,764
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Özil Goal 65' Report Bonucci Goal 78' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Kroos Soccerball shad check.png
Müller Missed
Özil Missed
Draxler Soccerball shad check.png
Schweinsteiger Missed
Hummels Soccerball shad check.png
Kimmich Soccerball shad check.png
Boateng Soccerball shad check.png
Hector Soccerball shad check.png
6–5 Soccerball shad check.png Insigne
Missed Zaza
Soccerball shad check.png Barzagli
Missed Pellè
Missed Bonucci
Soccerball shad check.png Giaccherini
Soccerball shad check.png Parolo
Soccerball shad check.png De Sciglio
Missed Darmian


3 July 2016 (2016-07-03)
21:00
France  5–2  Iceland Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,833
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Giroud Goal 12'59'
Pogba Goal 20'
Payet Goal 43'
Griezmann Goal 45'
Report Sigþórsson Goal 56'
B. Bjarnason Goal 84'

Semi-finals

6 July 2016 (2016-07-06)
21:00
Portugal  2–0  Wales Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Attendance: 55,679
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Ronaldo Goal 50'
Nani Goal 53'
Report


7 July 2016
21:00
Germany  0–2  France Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 64,078
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Report Griezmann Goal 45+2' (pen.)72'

Final

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 Final
10 July 2016
21:00
 Portugal 1–0
(a.e.t.)
 France Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 75,868
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
Éder Goal 109' Report

Statistics

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 statistics

Goalscorers

Note: Players marked in bold are still active in the competition.

6 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: UEFA

Prize money

A total of €301 million will be distributed to the 24 teams contesting in the tournament, a growth from the €196 million payment in the preceding event. Each team will be rewarded €8 million, with further rewards depending on their performances. The champions of the competition will be rewarded an overall winnings of €8 million – the biggest prize attainable is €27 million (for winning all group bouts and the final). Full list:

  • Prize for participating: €8 million

Extra payment based on teams performances:

  • Champions: €8 million
  • Runner-up: €5 million
  • Reaching the semi-finals: €4 million
  • Reaching the quarter-finals: €2.5 million
  • Reaching the round of 16: €1.5 million
  • Winning a group match: €1 million
  • Drawing a group match: €500,000

Discipline

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches; yellow cards expire after the completion of the quarter-finals (yellow card suspensions are not carried forward to any other future international matches)

The following suspensions will be served during the tournament:

Player Offence(s) Suspension(s)
Flag of Croatia Duje Čop Red card in qualifying vs Bulgaria (10 October 2015) Group D vs Turkey (matchday 1; 12 June 2016)
Flag of Czech Republic Marek Suchý Red card in qualifying vs Netherlands (13 October 2015) Group D vs Spain (matchday 1; 13 June 2016)
Flag of Albania Lorik Cana Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in Group A vs Switzerland (matchday 1; 11 June 2016) Group A vs France (matchday 2; 15 June 2016)

Marketing

Logo and slogan

The official logo was unveiled on 26 June 2013, during a ceremony at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris. Conceived by Portuguese agency Brandia Central, which also created the visual identity for the previous European Championship, the design is based on the theme "Celebrating the art of football". The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay trophy with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag, surrounded by a mixture of shapes and lines representing different artistic movements and football elements.

On 17 October 2013, UEFA announced the official slogan of the tournament: Le Rendez-Vous. Asked about its meaning, Jacques Lambert, chairman of the Euro 2016 organising committee, told that the slogan "is much more than a reminder of dates (...) and venues". He further explained that "UEFA is sending out an invitation to football fans throughout the world and to lovers of major events, an invitation to meet up and share the emotions of an elite-level tournament."

Video game

The UEFA Euro 2016 video game will be released by Konami as a free DLC on "Pro Evolution Soccer 2016".

Mascot

The official mascot of the tournament, a half child and half superhero, was unveiled on 18 November 2014. The name of the mascot, "Super Victor", was chosen by the public over two other options, "Driblou" and "Goalix".

Sponsorship

Global sponsors National sponsors
  • Adidas
  • Carlsberg
  • Coca-Cola
  • Continental
  • Hisense
  • Hyundai
  • McDonald's
  • Orange
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Abritel–HomeAway
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Française des Jeux
  • La Poste
  • PROMAN
  • SNCF

Match ball

The official match ball, Beau Jeu, was unveiled on 12 November 2015 by former France player Zinedine Zidane.

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