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UEFA EURO: Switzerland - France Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

SwitzerlandStade Pierre Mauroy - Villeneuve d'AscqSunday 19 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup A - Matchday 3#SUIFRAFrance
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Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/06/2014GS-FTSwitzerland - France2-5
Salvador De BahiaDžemaili 81, Xhaka 87; Giroud 17, Matuidi 18, Valbuena 40, Benzema 67, Sissoko 73
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/06/2006GS-FTFrance - Switzerland0-0Stuttgart
08/10/2005QR (GS)Switzerland - France1-1BerneMagnin 79; Cissé 52
26/03/2005QR (GS)France - Switzerland0-0Paris
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/06/2004GS-FTSwitzerland - France1-3
CoimbraVonlanthen 26; Zidane 20, Henry 76, 84
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

Switzerland will hope for a marked improvement on their only previous final tournament meetings with France as the neighbours reconvene for their last UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match.

Previous meetings
• Switzerland's record in 37 games against France is W12 D9 L16, but they have yet to win a competitive encounter with Les Bleus (W0 D3 L2).

• After 32 friendly fixtures between 1905 and 2003, their first competitive meeting was in their final group match at UEFA EURO 2004, when Jacques Santini's France defeated Jakob Kuhn's Switzerland 3-1. Zinédine Zidane and Thierry Henry (two) scored the France goals, while Switzerland's consolation came from Johan Vonlanthen, who became the EURO finals' youngest ever marksman at 18 years 141 days.

• The teams for that game in Coimbra on 18 June 2004 were:
Switzerland: Stiel, Henchoz (Magnin 85), M Yakin, Vogel, Cabanas, Wicky, H Yakin (Huggel 60), Gygax (Rama 85), Spycher, Müller, Vonlanthen.
France: Barthez, Lizarazu, Vieira, Makelele, Pirès, Zidane, Henry, Silvestre, Thuram, Sagnol (Gallas 46, Boumsong 90+2), Trezeguet (Saha 75).

• The countries shared two draws en route to qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where they were paired again and played out another stalemate in their opening group encounter in Stuttgart.

EURO 2004 highlights: France 3-1 Switzerland

• It was a different story when they faced off in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Didier Deschamps' France running out 5-2 victors against Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland with five different goalscorers.

• The teams for that game in Salvador on 20 June 2014 were:
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Rodriguez, Inler, Djourou, Von Bergen (Senderos 9), Shaqiri, Behrami (Džemaili 46), Seferovic (Drmic 69), Xhaka, Mehmedi.
France: Lloris, Debuchy, Evra, Cabaye, Varane, Sakho (Koscielny 66), Sissoko, Matuidi, Giroud (Pogba 63), Valbuena (Griezmann 82), Benzema.

EURO facts – Switzerland
• Two Swiss clubs have played UEFA competition games in Lille – Basel lost 2-0 to Lille in the UEFA Cup round of 32 in February 2005, while Grasshoppers held LOSC 1-1 in UEFA Champions League qualifying in August 2014. Swiss international Michael Lang played for the visitors in the latter game.

Switzerland's EURO star: Xherdan Shaqiri

• Switzerland's record in qualifying was W7 D0 L3, with two of those defeats coming against Group E winners England.

• This is Switzerland's first continental final tournament since they co-hosted UEFA EURO 2008 with Austria. They lost their opening two games and bowed out at the group stage despite a 2-0 triumph over Portugal in their final match.

• That success against Portugal was Switzerland's first win in nine EURO finals fixtures (W1 D2 L6). They have yet to make it through the group stage in three attempts.

EURO facts – France
• France have won all four of their games in and around Lille and have not conceded in the city for over 100 years: 4-3 v Belgium 1914, 2-0 v Tunisia 1978, 2-0 v Armenia 1996, 8-0 v Jamaica 2014.

EURO 2004 highlights: France 2-1 England

• France are one of only three nations to have won a EURO as final tournament hosts, along with Spain (1964) and Italy (1968).

Coach and player links
• Play together:
Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland) & Benoît Costil (France) – Rennes
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) & Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba (France) – Juventus

• Have played together:
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) and Kingsley Coman (France) – Juventus, 2014–15

• Switzerland's François Moubandje – who turns 26 on 21 June – plays in France for Toulouse.

• Lichtsteiner knows Lille well, having represented LOSC from 2005–08.

• Switzerland's Rodriguez was in the Wolfsburg side that denied a Manchester United team featuring France's Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial a place in this season's UEFA Champions League round of 16.

• On 4 August 2015, Martial scored in Monaco's 4-0 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round win against a Young Boys side containing Switzerland's Steve von Bergen.

• Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi scored in both of Leverkusen's 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group games against a Roma team including France's Lucas Digne – the matches ended in a 4-4 draw and a 3-2 win for Leverkusen.

• Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach) came up against France's Pogba, Evra (Juventus), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) and Adil Rami (Sevilla) in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Granit Xhaka also played in those games against Sevilla for Mönchengladbach.



Squad list Only this chapter

Switzerland - Squad list
Current season
1Yann Sommer17/12/198827Mönchengladbach - 8020
12Marwin Hitz18/09/198728Augsburg - 1000
21Roman Bürki14/11/199025Dortmund - 1000
2Stephan Lichtsteiner16/01/198432Juventus - 8020
3François Moubandje21/06/199025Toulouse - 3000
4Nico Elvedi30/09/199619Mönchengladbach - 0000
5Steve von Bergen10/06/198333Young Boys - 3000
6Michael Lang08/02/199125Basel - 2110
13Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199223Wolfsburg - 8020
20Johan Djourou18/01/198729Hamburg - 8120
22Fabian Schär20/12/199124Hoffenheim*6221
8Fabian Frei08/01/198927Mainz - 1010
10Granit Xhaka27/09/199223Mönchengladbach*8120
11Valon Behrami19/04/198531Watford*7020
14Denis Zakaria20/11/199619Young Boys - 0000
15Blerim Džemaili12/04/198630Genoa - 7120
16Gelson Fernandes02/09/198629Rennes - 1010
23Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199124Stoke - 9420
7Breel Embolo14/02/199719Basel*5120
9Haris Seferović22/02/199224Frankfurt - 8320
17Shani Tarashaj07/02/199521Grasshoppers - 0010
18Admir Mehmedi16/03/199125Leverkusen - 8121
19Eren Derdiyok12/06/198828Kasımpaşa - 2100
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196352 - 10020
France - Squad list
Current season
1Hugo Lloris26/12/198629Tottenham - 0020
16Steve Mandanda28/03/198531Marseille - 0000
23Benoît Costil03/07/198728Rennes - 0000
2Christophe Jallet31/10/198332Lyon - 0000
3Patrice Evra15/05/198135Juventus - 0020
4Adil Rami27/12/198530Sevilla - 0020
13Eliaquim Mangala13/02/199125Man. City - 0000
17Lucas Digne20/07/199322Roma - 0000
19Bacary Sagna14/02/198333Man. City - 0020
21Laurent Koscielny10/09/198530Arsenal - 0020
22Samuel Umtiti14/11/199322Lyon - 0000
5N'Golo Kanté29/03/199125Leicester*0020
6Yohan Cabaye14/01/198630Crystal Palace - 0000
8Dimitri Payet29/03/198729West Ham - 0022
12Morgan Schneiderlin08/11/198926Man. United - 0000
14Blaise Matuidi09/04/198729Paris - 0020
15Paul Pogba15/03/199323Juventus - 0020
18Moussa Sissoko16/08/198926Newcastle - 0010
20Kingsley Coman13/06/199620Bayern - 0020
7Antoine Griezmann21/03/199125Atlético - 0021
9Olivier Giroud30/09/198629Arsenal*0021
10André-Pierre Gignac05/12/198530Tigres - 0010
11Anthony Martial05/12/199520Man. United - 0020
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196847 - 0020

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Head coach Only this chapter

Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016.



Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille (twice), FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Valencia CF
Coaching career: AS Monaco FC, Juventus, Olympique de Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.

• Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup. Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to FC Bayern München.

• Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's FC Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns. Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup via the play-offs, triggering a contract extension that ensured he would remain in charge for the 2016 finals on home soil. Took Les Bleus to the last eight in Brazil, losing to eventual winners Germany.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDamir Skomina (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesJure Praprotnik (SVN) , Robert Vukan (SVN)
  • Additional assistant refereesMatej Jug (SVN) , Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Fourth officialMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Reserve officialMark Borsch (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateAdonis Procopiou (CYP)
  • UEFA Referee observerKyros Vassaras (GRE)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Damir Skomina05/08/197611107

Damir Skomina

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2012 UEFA Super Cup
2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/07/2004UICR2Esbjerg fBOGC Nice1-0Herning
19/09/2007UELR1RC LensFC København1-1Lens
02/10/2008UELR1FC ZürichAC Milan0-1Zurich
22/10/2008UCLGSPSV EindhovenOlympique de Marseille2-0Eindhoven
21/10/2009UCLGSFC ZürichOlympique de Marseille0-1Zurich
18/03/2010UELR16Olympique de MarseilleSL Benfica1-2Marseille
25/08/2010UCLPOAJ AuxerreFC Zenit2-0Auxerre
23/11/2010UCLGSAJ AuxerreAC Milan0-2Auxerre
16/03/2011UCLR16Real Madrid CFOlympique Lyonnais3-0Madrid
19/10/2011UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleArsenal FC0-1Marseille
28/08/2013UCLPOReal Sociedad de FútbolOlympique Lyonnais2-0San Sebastian
16/09/2014UCLGSReal Madrid CFFC Basel 18935-1Madrid
09/12/2014UCLGSAS Monaco FCFC Zenit2-0Monaco
25/08/2015UCLPOMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCFC Basel 18931-1Tel Aviv

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2016 will be Germany's 12th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 12th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the tenth tournament for Spain.

• Six teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including England this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000) and Spain and Germany (2012).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2012 Spain's Chelsea FC pair Fernando Torres and Juan Mata joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with FC Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid CF's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea FC, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid CF and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburger SV and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 78 days in Hungary's 1-1 draw with Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years and 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years and 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Miloševic (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

Oldest player
40yrs 78days: Gábor Király (Iceland 1-1 Hungary, 18/06/16)
39yrs 91days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

56: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
49: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
48: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
48: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)
45: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
43: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
43: Vitālijs Astafjevs (Latvia)
42: Peter Jehle (Liechtenstein)
42: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
42: John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
41: Vedran Ćorluka (Croatia)
41: Gábor Király (Hungary)
41: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic)

Final tournament
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
15: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Cesc Fàbgregas (Spain)
14: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)
14: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)

Final tournament
11: West Germany/Germany
10: Soviet Union/Russia
9: Spain; Netherlands
8: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

26: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
19: Wayne Rooney (England)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Switzerland

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
2-0: Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Final tournament loss
3-0: England v Switzerland, 17/06/04

Qualifying win
Switzerland v San Marino, 09/10/15
7-0: Switzerland v San Marino, 05/06/91

Qualifying defeat
4-0: Italy v Switzerland, 23/12/67

Final tournament appearances
6: Hakan Yakin
6: Patrick Müller
5: Valon Behrami
5: Stéphane Chapuisat
5: Stéphane Henchoz
5: Stephan Lichtsteiner
5: Johann Vogel
5: Johan Vonlanthen

Final tournament goals
3: Hakan Yakin
1: Admir Mehmedi
1: Kubilay Türkyilmaz
1: Johan Vonlanthen
1: Fabian Schär

Overall appearances
Stéphane Chapuisat
27: Heinz Hermann
24: Alain Geiger
22: Stéphane Henchoz
21: Johann Vogel

Overall goals
Kubilay Türkyilmaz
8: Fritz Künzli
8: Xherdan Shaqiri
Adrian Knup
6: Stéphane Chapuisat
6: Hakan Yakin



UEFA European Championship records: France

2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – winners
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – winners
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – fourth place

Final tournament win
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Netherlands v France, 13/06/08

Qualifying win
10-0: France v Azerbaijan, 06/09/95

Qualifying defeat
5-1: Yugoslavia v France, 24/04/68

Final tournament appearances
16: Lilian Thuram
14: Zinédine Zidane
13: Laurent Blanc
13: Didier Deschamps
12: Marcel Desailly
12: Bixente Lizarazu

Final tournament goals
9: Michel Platini
6: Thierry Henry
5: Zinédine Zidane

Overall appearances
47: Lilian Thuram
36: Didier Deschamps
35: Laurent Blanc
34: Marcel Desailly
33: Zinédine Zidane

Overall goals
18: Thierry Henry
12: Jean-Pierre Papin
12: David Trezeguet
11: Zinédine Zidane
11: Youri Djorkaeff




:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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