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Group A of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying was one of the ten groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals tournament. Group A consisted of five teams: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Kosovo and Montenegro, where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.

The top two teams, England and Czech Republic qualified directly for the finals. Unlike previous editions, the participants of the play-offs were not decided based on results from the qualifying group stage, but instead based on their performance in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.

On 14 October 2019, during the Bulgaria v England match, there was racist behaviour from a group of Bulgarian fans. This included Nazi salutes, monkey chants and racist booing. The behaviour was widely condemned by the public and various groups, including the anti-racist football campaign Kick It Out. The next day, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov called for BFU president Borislav Mikhailov to resign following the racist incident. Mikhailov resigned a few hours later.

Standings

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
England.png England (Q) 8 7 0 1 37 6 +31 21 Qualification to Qualify for final tournament
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic (Q) 8 5 0 3 13 11 +2 15
Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo (A) 8 3 2 3 13 16 −3 11
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria (A) 8 1 3 4 6 17 −11 6
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro (E) 8 0 3 5 3 22 −19 3

(A) Advanced to play-offs. (E) Eliminated (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated


Matches

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 2 December 2018 in Dublin. Times are CET/CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

22 March 2019 (2019-03-22)
18:00 (19:00 UTC+2)
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1–1 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 5,652
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Nedelev Soccerball 82' (pen.) Report Mugoša Soccerball 50'
22 March 2019 (2019-03-22)
20:45 (19:45 UTC±0)
England England.png 5–0 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,575
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Sterling Soccerball 24'62'68'
Kane Soccerball 45+2' (pen.)
Kalas Soccerball 84' (o.g.)
Report

25 March 2019 (2019-03-25)
20:45
Kosovo Flag of Kosovo.png 1–1 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina
Attendance: 12,580
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
Zeneli Soccerball 61' Report Bozhikov Soccerball 39'
25 March 2019 (2019-03-25)
20:45
Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.png 1–5 England.png England City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 8,329
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Vešović Soccerball 17' Report Michael Keane Soccerball 30'
Barkley Soccerball 38'59'
Kane Soccerball 71'
Sterling Soccerball 80'

7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)
20:45
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2–1 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Stadion Letná, Prague
Referee: Tamás Bognar (Hungary)
Schick Soccerball 20'50' Report Isa Soccerball 3'
7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)
20:45
Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.png 1–1 Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Mugoša Soccerball 69' Report Rashica Soccerball 24'

10 June 2019 (2019-06-10)
20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 2–3 Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
I. Popov Soccerball 43'
Dimitrov Soccerball 55'
Report Rashica Soccerball 14'
Muriqi Soccerball 64'
Rashani Soccerball 90+3'
10 June 2019 (2019-06-10)
20:45
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 3–0 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Andrův stadion, Olomouc
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Jankto Soccerball 18'
Kopitović Soccerball 49' (o.g.)
Schick Soccerball 82' (pen.)
Report

7 September 2019 (2019-09-07)
15:00
Kosovo Flag of Kosovo.png 2–1 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Muriqi Soccerball 20'
Vojvoda Soccerball 67'
Report Schick Soccerball 16'
7 September 2019 (2019-09-07)
18:00 (17:00 UTC+1)
England England.png 4–0 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
Kane Soccerball 24'50' (pen.)73' (pen.)
Sterling Soccerball 55'
Report

10 September 2019 (2019-09-10)
20:45 (19:45 UTC+1)
England England.png 5–3 Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 30,155
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Sterling Soccerball 8'
Kane Soccerball 19'
Vojvoda Soccerball 38' (o.g.)
Sancho Soccerball 44'45+1'
Report V. Berisha Soccerball 1'49'
Muriqi Soccerball 55' (pen.)
10 September 2019 (2019-09-10)
20:45
Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.png 0–3 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 5,951
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
Report Souček Soccerball 54'
Masopust Soccerball 58'
Darida Soccerball 90+4' (pen.)

11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)
20:45
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2–1 England.png England Sinobo Stadium, Prague
Attendance: 18,651
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Brabec Soccerball 9'
Ondrášek Soccerball 85'
Report Kane Soccerball 5' (pen.)
11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)
20:45
Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.png 0–0 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 2,743
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
Report

14 October 2019 (2019-10-14)
20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0–6 England.png England Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 17,481
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Report Rashford Soccerball 7'
Barkley Soccerball 20'32'
Sterling Soccerball 45+3'69'
Kane Soccerball 85'
14 October 2019 (2019-10-14)
20:45
Kosovo Flag of Kosovo.png 2–0 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina
Attendance: 12,600
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Rrahmani Soccerball 10'
Muriqi Soccerball 35'
Report

14 November 2019 (2019-11-14)
20:45
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2–1 Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo Štruncovy sady Stadion, Plzeň
Attendance: 10,986
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Král Soccerball 71'
Čelůstka Soccerball 79'
Report Nuhiu Soccerball 50'
14 November 2019 (2019-11-14)
20:45 (19:45 UTC±0)
England England.png 7–0 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 77,277
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Oxlade-Chamberlain Soccerball 11'
Kane Soccerball 19'24'37'
Rashford Soccerball 30'
Šofranac Soccerball 66' (o.g.)
Abraham Soccerball 84'
Report

17 November 2019 (2019-11-17)
18:00 (19:00 UTC+2)
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1–0 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Bozhikov Soccerball 56' Report
17 November 2019 (2019-11-17)
18:00
Kosovo Flag of Kosovo.png 0–4 England.png England Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina
Attendance: 12,326
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Report Winks Soccerball 32'
Kane Soccerball 79'
Rashford Soccerball 83'
Mount Soccerball 90+1'

Goalscorers

There were 72 goals scored in 20 matches, for an average of 3.6 goals per match.

Rank Player Goals
1England Harry Kane12
2England Raheem Sterling8
3Czech Republic Patrik Schick4
4England Ross Barkley4
5Kosovo Vedat Muriqi4
6England Marcus Rashford3
7Bulgaria Vasil Bozhikov2
8England Jadon Sancho2
9Kosovo Valon Berisha2
10Kosovo Milot Rashica2
11Montenegro Stefan Mugoša2
12Bulgaria Kristian Dimitrov1
13Bulgaria Ismail Isa1
14Bulgaria Todor Nedelev1
15Bulgaria Ivelin Popov1
16Czech Republic Jakub Brabec1
17Czech Republic Ondřej Čelůstka1
Rank Player Goals
18Czech Republic Vladimír Darida1
19Czech Republic Jakub Jankto1
20Czech Republic Alex Král1
21Czech Republic Lukáš Masopust1
22Czech Republic Zdeněk Ondrášek1
23Czech Republic Tomáš Souček1
24England Tammy Abraham1
25England Michael Keane1
26England Mason Mount1
27England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain1
28England Harry Winks1
29Kosovo Atdhe Nuhiu1
30Kosovo Elba Rashani1
31Kosovo Amir Rrahmani1
32Kosovo Mërgim Vojvoda1
33Kosovo Arbër Zeneli1
34Montenegro Marko Vešović1

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 three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
England.png England Jordan Henderson Yellow card vs Montenegro (25 March 2019)
Yellow card vs Czech Republic (11 October 2019)
Yellow card vs Bulgaria (14 October 2019)
vs Montenegro (14 November 2019)
Danny Rose Yellow card vs Montenegro (25 March 2019)
Yellow card vs Bulgaria (7 September 2019)
Yellow card vs Czech Republic (11 October 2019)
vs Bulgaria (14 October 2019)
Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo Besar Halimi Yellow card vs Bulgaria (25 March 2019)
Yellow card vs Bulgaria (10 June 2019)
Yellow card vs England (10 September 2019)
vs Montenegro (14 October 2019)

External links

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Group A  · Group B  · Group C  · Group D  · Group E  · Group F  · Group G  · Group H  · Group I  · Group J  · Play-offs

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