UEFA Euro 2012 Group D


Group D of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 11 June 2012 and ended on 19 June 2012. The pool was made up of Ukraine, Sweden, France and England. The top two teams, England and France, progressed to the quarter-finals to play Italy and Spain respectively, while Ukraine and Sweden were eliminated from the tournament.

On the second matchday, on 15 June, the match between Ukraine and France that began at 19:00 local time was interrupted by heavy rainfall and a thunderstorm. The conditions forced the referee to suspend the game during the fifth minute, and play was only resumed 58 minutes later.[1] UEFA therefore delayed the match between Sweden and England to kick off 15 minutes later than originally scheduled, instead beginning at 22:00 local time, to avoid the matches overlapping.[2]

On the final matchday, on 19 June, the match between England and Ukraine featured a ghost goal by Marko Dević. In the second half, with Ukraine losing 1–0 to a Wayne Rooney goal, Dević's shot was hooked clear from behind the England goal-line by John Terry under the eyes of the additional assistant referee standing beside the goal (as confirmed by video replays). The incident reopened football's goal-line technology debate.[3][4] Although in the build-up to the incident, Dević's teammate Artem Milevskyi was in an offside position when the ball was played to him, which also went unnoticed by the match officials.[5][6] UEFA and its chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina admitted on the following day that an error had been made and that Ukraine had been denied a legitimate goal.[7][8]

Teams


Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings
November 2011[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
June 2012
D1 Ukraine1Co-host18 April 20071stDebut1552
D2 Sweden3Best runner-up11 October 20115th2008Semi-finals (1992)1017
D3 France4Group D winner11 October 20118th2008Winners (1984, 2000)1214
D4 England2Group G winner7 October 20118th2004Third place (1968), Semi-finals (1996)56

Notes

  1. The UEFA rankings of November 2011 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
2  France 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Ukraine (H) 3 1 0 2 2 4 2 3[lower-alpha 1]
4  Sweden 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3[lower-alpha 1]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Head-to-head result: Ukraine 2–1 Sweden.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, England, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Italy.
  • The runner-up of Group D, France, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Spain.

Matches


France vs England

France 1–1 England
Report
Attendance: 47,400[9]
France[10]
England[10]
GK1Hugo Lloris (c)
RB2Mathieu Debuchy
CB4Adil Rami
CB5Philippe Mexès
LB3Patrice Evra
DM18Alou Diarra
CM6Yohan Cabaye 84'
CM15Florent Malouda 85'
RW11Samir Nasri
LW7Franck Ribéry
CF10Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF20Hatem Ben Arfa 84'
MF19Marvin Martin 85'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc
GK1Joe Hart
RB2Glen Johnson
CB6John Terry
CB15Joleon Lescott
LB3Ashley Cole
RM16James Milner
CM4Steven Gerrard (c)
CM17Scott Parker 78'
LM20Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 34' 77'
SS11Ashley Young 71'
CF22Danny Welbeck 90+1'
Substitutions:
FW21Jermain Defoe 77'
MF8Jordan Henderson 78'
MF7Theo Walcott 90+1'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Samir Nasri (France)[9]

Assistant referees:[11]
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
Additional assistant referees:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee:
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)

Ukraine vs Sweden

Ukraine 2–1 Sweden
Report
Attendance: 64,290[12]
Ukraine[13]
Sweden[13]
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB9Oleh Husyev
CB17Taras Mykhalyk
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
LB2Yevhen Selin
RM11Andriy Yarmolenko
CM4Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
LM19Yevhen Konoplyanka 90+3'
AM18Serhiy Nazarenko
SS10Andriy Voronin 85'
CF7Andriy Shevchenko (c) 81'
Substitutions:
MF15Artem Milevskyi 81'
MF14Ruslan Rotan 85'
FW22Marko Dević 90+3'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
GK1Andreas Isaksson
RB2Mikael Lustig
CB3Olof Mellberg
CB4Andreas Granqvist
LB5Martin Olsson
CM6Rasmus Elm 83'
CM9Kim Källström 11'
RW7Sebastian Larsson 68'
AM10Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW20Ola Toivonen 62'
CF22Markus Rosenberg 71'
Substitutions:
MF8Anders Svensson 62'
MF21Christian Wilhelmsson 68'
FW11Johan Elmander 71'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén

Man of the Match:
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)[14]

Assistant referees:[15]
Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth official:
Marcin Borski (Poland)
Additional assistant referees:
Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Bülent Yıldırım (Turkey)
Reserve assistant referee:
Marcin Borkowski (Poland)

Ukraine vs France

At 19:05 EEST, in the 5th minute, the match was interrupted due to severe weather. The match resumed at 20:02 EEST.[16]

Ukraine 0–2 France
Report
Ukraine[18]
France[18]
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB9Oleh Husyev
CB17Taras Mykhalyk
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
LB2Yevhen Selin 55'
CM4Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 87'
CM10Andriy Voronin 46'
RW11Andriy Yarmolenko 68'
AM18Serhiy Nazarenko 60'
LW19Yevhen Konoplyanka
CF7Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
FW22Marko Dević 46'
FW15Artem Milevskyi 60'
MF8Oleksandr Aliyev 68'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin
GK1Hugo Lloris (c)
RB2Mathieu Debuchy 79'
CB4Adil Rami
CB5Philippe Mexès 81'
LB22Gaël Clichy
DM18Alou Diarra
CM11Samir Nasri
CM6Yohan Cabaye 68'
RW14Jérémy Ménez 40' 73'
LW7Franck Ribéry
CF10Karim Benzema 76'
Substitutions:
MF17Yann M'Vila 68'
MF19Marvin Martin 73'
FW9Olivier Giroud 76'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Franck Ribéry (France)[17]

Assistant referees:[19]
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland)

Sweden vs England

Sweden 2–3 England
Report
Attendance: 64,640[20]
Sweden[21]
England[21]
GK1Andreas Isaksson
RB4Andreas Granqvist 66'
CB3Olof Mellberg 63'
CB13Jonas Olsson 72'
LB5Martin Olsson
RM7Sebastian Larsson
CM8Anders Svensson 90+1'
CM9Kim Källström
LM6Rasmus Elm 81'
SS10Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
CF11Johan Elmander 79'
Substitutions:
DF2Mikael Lustig 66'
FW22Markus Rosenberg 79'
MF21Christian Wilhelmsson 81'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
GK1Joe Hart
RB2Glen Johnson
CB6John Terry
CB15Joleon Lescott
LB3Ashley Cole
RM16James Milner 58' 61'
CM4Steven Gerrard (c)
CM17Scott Parker
LM11Ashley Young
SS22Danny Welbeck 90'
CF9Andy Carroll
Substitutions:
MF7Theo Walcott 61'
MF20Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 90'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Olof Mellberg (Sweden)[20]

Assistant referees:[22]
Primož Arhar (Slovenia)
Matej Žunič (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Florian Meyer (Germany)
Additional assistant referees:
Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)

England vs Ukraine

England 1–0 Ukraine
Report
Attendance: 48,700[23]
England[24]
Ukraine[24]
GK1Joe Hart
RB2Glen Johnson
CB6John Terry
CB15Joleon Lescott
LB3Ashley Cole 78'
RM16James Milner 70'
CM4Steven Gerrard (c) 73'
CM17Scott Parker
LM11Ashley Young
SS10Wayne Rooney 87'
CF22Danny Welbeck 82'
Substitutions:
MF7Theo Walcott 70'
FW9Andy Carroll 82'
MF20Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
GK12Andriy Pyatov
RB9Oleh Husyev
CB3Yevhen Khacheridi
CB20Yaroslav Rakitskiy 74'
LB2Yevhen Selin
DM4Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (c) 63'
RM11Andriy Yarmolenko
LM19Yevhen Konoplyanka
AM6Denys Harmash 78'
SS15Artem Milevskyi 77'
CF22Marko Dević 70'
Substitutions:
FW7Andriy Shevchenko 86' 70'
DF21Bohdan Butko 77'
MF18Serhiy Nazarenko 78'
Manager:
Oleh Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Steven Gerrard (England)[23]

Assistant referees:[25]
Gábor Erős (Hungary)
György Ring (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
István Vad (Hungary)
Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
Reserve assistant referee:
Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland)

Sweden vs France

Sweden 2–0 France
Report
Attendance: 63,010[26]
Sweden[27]
France[27]
GK1Andreas Isaksson
RB4Andreas Granqvist
CB3Olof Mellberg
CB13Jonas Olsson
LB5Martin Olsson
CM8Anders Svensson 70' 79'
CM9Kim Källström
RW7Sebastian Larsson
AM10Zlatan Ibrahimović (c)
LW19Emir Bajrami 46'
CF20Ola Toivonen 78'
Substitutions:
MF21Christian Wilhelmsson 46'
MF16Pontus Wernbloom 78'
MF18Samuel Holmén 81' 79'
Manager:
Erik Hamrén
GK1Hugo Lloris (c)
RB2Mathieu Debuchy
CB4Adil Rami
CB5Philippe Mexès 68'
LB22Gaël Clichy
DM18Alou Diarra
CM11Samir Nasri 77'
CM17Yann M'Vila 83'
RW20Hatem Ben Arfa 59'
LW7Franck Ribéry
CF10Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
MF15Florent Malouda 59'
FW14Jérémy Ménez 77'
FW9Olivier Giroud 83'
Manager:
Laurent Blanc

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)[26]

Assistant referees:[28]
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees:
Jorge Sousa (Portugal)
Duarte Gomes (Portugal)
Reserve assistant referee:
Roman Slyško (Slovakia)

Notes


  1. The match, originally scheduled for 21:45 local time, was delayed 15 minutes to prevent overlap with the other Group D match between Ukraine and France, which had been delayed due to rain.[2]

References


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