Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Group B Matchday Three

Netherlands 1            Portugal 2

Van der Vaart, 11      Ronaldo, 28, 74

Netherlands: Stekelenburg, Van der Wiel, Mathijsen, Vlaar, Willems, N. De Jong, Sneijder, Robben, Van der Vaart, Huntelaar, Van Persie SUBS: Vorm, Krul, Heitinga, Bouma, Boulahrouz, Van Bommel, Schaars, Strootman, Kuyt, L. De Jong, Narsingh, Afellay.

Portugal: Rui Patrício, Alves, Pepe, Coentrão, Pereira, Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles, Nani, Ronaldo, Postiga SUBS: Eduardo, Beto, Costa, Rolando, Lopes, Custódio, Quaresma, Micael, Viana, Almeida, Oliveira, Varela.

First strike to the Netherlands. 11' ...From the right of the area, Robben passed to Van der Vaart who curled the ball over Patrício into the top left-hand corner of the net. However, on 28', Cristiano Ronaldo received a pass from João Pereira, ran through the middle of the Dutch defence and slotted the ball to the left of Stekelenberg. Moutinho to Nani on the right, to Ronaldo, who passed Ven der Weil and slots the ball past Maarten Stekelenburg.

 

Denmark 1          Germany 2

Krohn-Dehli, 24  Podolski, 19; Bender, 80

 

Denmark: Andersen, Kjær, Agger, S.Poulsen, Jacobsen, Kvist, Eriksen, J.Poulsen, Zimling, Krohn-Dehli, Bendtner SUBS: Lindegaard, Schmeichel, Bjelland, Okore, Wass, C.Poulsen, Schøne, Silberbauer, Kahlenberg, Rommedahl, Pedersen, Mikkelsen.

 

Germany: Neuer, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Özil, Müller, Bender, Podolski, Gomez SUBS: Wiese, Zieler, Schmelzer, Höwedes, Mertesacker, Gündoğan, Schürrle, Kroos, Götze, Reus, Klose.

Group B (FIFA ranking pre-tournament)

                                   W        D         L          GF       GA      P

Germany (2)              3          0          0          5          2          9

Portugal (5)                2          0          1          5          4          6

Denmark (10)              1          0          2          4          5          3

Netherlands (3)            0          0          3          2          5          0

  

Games

  

Germany 1 Portugal 0

Gomez

Denmark 1            Netherlands 0

Krohn-Dehli

 

Denmark 2    Portugal 3

Bendtner (2)  Pepe, Postiga, Varela

 

Germany 2 Netherlands 1

Gomez (2)  Van Persie

 

Denmark 1    Germany 1

Krohn-Dehli Podolski, Bender

 

Netherlands 1 Portugal 1

Van der Vaart Ronaldo (2)

 

Group A (FIFA ranking pre-tournament) After 3 games

 

                                   W        D         L          GF       GA      P

Czech Republic (26)  2          0          1          4          5          6

Greece (14)                1          1          1          3          3          4

Russia (11)                  1          1          1          5          3          4

Poland (65)                 0          2          1          2          3          2

  

 

Games

 

Russia 4             Czech Republic 1

Dzagoev (2)       Pilar

Shirokov

Pavlyuchenko

  

 

Poland 1              Greece 1

Lewandowski      Salpingidis

 

Czech Republic 2 Greece 1

Jiracek                  Gekas

Pilar

 

Poland 1                             Russia 1

Błaszczykowski                  Dzagoev

 

Czech Republic 1 Poland 0

Jiracek

 

Greece 1 Russia 0

Karagounis

 

  

  

Group C Matchday 2

 

Group C (FIFA ranking pre-tournament)

 

                                   W        D         L          GF       GA      P

Spain (1)                     1          1          0          5          1          4

Croatia (8)                   1          1          0          4          2          4

Italy (12)                     0          2          0          2          2          2

Rep. Ireland (18)         0          0          2          1          7          0

 

Games

 

Italy 1               Spain 1

Di Natale     Fabregas

 

Croatia 3              Republic of Ireland 1

Mandzukic (2)       St. Ledger

Jelavic

 

Croatia 1      Italy 1

Mandzukic  Pirlo

 

Rep. Ireland 0 Spain 4

                        Torres (2); David Silva; Fabregas

  

Fixtures (Times GMT)

 

Monday June 18 Croatia v. Spain 19.45

Italy v. R. Ireland 19.45

 

Scenarios:

Ireland eliminated

 

The winner between Spain and Croatia passes

The loser passes if Italy does not win against Ireland

If Italy wins, the loser in the Spain v. Croatia match is eliminated

A draw between Spain and Croatia and a win for Italy would see three teams drawn on 5 points.

 

In this case, here are the UEFA rules:

 

Final group rankings
To avoid doubt, and in order to ensure that the criteria related to the direct confrontation between the teams remaining equal in points after the group phase are reapplied, the UEFA Executive Committee decided at its meeting in Istanbul on 20 March 2012 to amend paragraph 8.07 of the Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2010-12 as follows - in particular the new clause d) shown in bold:

"If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:
a) Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
b) Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
c) Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
d) If, after having applied criteria a) to c), two teams still have an equal ranking, criteria a) to c) are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the two teams in question to determine the final rankings of the two teams. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria e) to i) apply in the order given;
e) superior goal difference in all group matches;
f) higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
g) position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system (see annex I, paragraph 1.2.2);
h) fair play conduct of the teams (final tournament);
i) drawing of lots"

 

 

Group D (FIFA ranking pre-tournament)

 

                                   W        D         L          GF       GA      P

France (16)                 1          1          0          3          1          4

England (7)                  1          1          0          4          3          4

Ukraine (50)                1          0          1          2          3          3

Sweden (17)                0          0          2          3          5          0

 

Games

 

Ukraine 2                    Sweden 1

Shevchenko (2)            Ibrahimovic

 

England 1        France 1

Lescott         Nasri

´

Ukraine 0   France 2

                   Ménez; Cabaye

  

England 3   Sweden 2

Carroll,       o.g. Johnson

Walcott      Melberg

Welbeck

Fixtures (Times GMT)

 

Tuesday June 19 England v. Ukraine 19.45

Sweden v. France 19.45

  

Scenarios

Sweden is eliminated

Ukraine passes with a victory over England

A win or a draw is enough for England and France

England loses, France draws: England eliminated

France loses by 3 goals; Ukraine draws 2-2: France eliminated

 

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

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