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UEFA EURO: Slovakia - England Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

SlovakiaStade Geoffroy Guichard - Saint-EtienneMonday 20 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup B - Matchday 3#SVKENGEngland
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Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2003PR (GS)England - Slovakia2-1
MiddlesbroughOwen 61 (P), 72; Janočko 31
12/10/2002PR (GS)Slovakia - England1-2
BratislavaNémeth 23; Beckham 64, Owen 82
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/06/1982GS-FTEngland - Czechoslovakia2-0
BilbaoFrancis 62, Barmoš 66 (og)
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/10/1975PR (GS)Czechoslovakia - England2-1
BratislavaNehoda 45, Galis 46; Channon 27
30/10/1974PR (GS)England - Czechoslovakia3-0
LondonChannon 72, Bell 80, 83
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/1970GS-FTEngland - Czechoslovakia1-0
GuadalajaraClarke 48 (P)
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

England have won all three of their previous meetings with Slovakia so the omens are positive for Roy Hodgson's side as they look to finish their UEFA EURO 2016 Group B campaign with a victory in Saint-Etienne.

Previous meetings
• Sven-Göran Eriksson's England overcame a Slovakia side coached by Ladislav Jurkemik 2-1 in Bratislava and Middlesbrough en route to qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004. Those were the first matches between the nations.

• The teams at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava on 12 October 2002, when David Beckham and Michael Owen gave England victory, were:
Slovakia: König, Petráš, Karhan, Hlinka, Dzúrik, Zeman, Pinte (Mintál 88), Németh, Leitner, Janočko (Kozlej 88), Vittek (Reiter 80).
England: Seaman, G Neville, Southgate, Woodgate, A Cole, Beckham, Gerrard (Dyer 77), Scholes, Butt, Owen (Hargreaves 86), Heskey (Smith 90+3).

Owen scored twice more at the Riverside Stadium on his 50th England appearance after Vladimír Janočko had given the visitors the lead. The lineups were:
England: James, Mills (Hargreaves 43), Upson, Southgate, A Cole, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes, P Neville, Rooney (Vassell 58), Owen.
Slovakia: König, Petráš, Zabavník, Demo (Mintál 56), Hanek, Zeman, Labant (Debnár 39), Janočko, Michalík, Németh (Reiter 76), Vittek.

• The only subsequent meeting took place at Wembley in March 2009, when England cruised to a 4-0 friendly win. Wayne Rooney scored twice, with Emile Heskey and Frank Lampard also on target and Beckham winning his 109th cap, setting a new national record for an outfield player by overtaking Bobby Moore's mark.

• The sides were:
England: James (Foster 46), Johnson, Upson, Terry, A Cole, Lennon (Beckham 46), Lampard, Barry, Gerrard (Downing 46), Heskey (C Cole 15; Crouch 34; Carrick 74), Rooney.
Slovakia: Senecký, Pekarík, Valachovič, Škrtel, Čech (Jendrišek 46), Šesták (Jakubko 72), Zabavník, Karhan (Štrba 83), Kozák (Sapara 62), Hamšík (Mintál 79), Vittek (Hološko 46).

• England and Slovakia have been paired together in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta. England begin their campaign in Slovakia on 4 September.

Slovakia's top five goals in qualifying

EURO facts – Slovakia
• While Slovakia have never before competed in a UEFA European Championship final tournament as an independent nation, as part of Czechoslovakia they appeared in three four-team finals.

• Czechoslovakia finished third in 1960 and 1980 and lifted the trophy in 1976. Eight of the 11 players who started the final against West Germany – and triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw – hailed from Slovakia.

• Slovakia reached the 2016 finals thanks mainly to wins in their first six Group C qualifiers, a run that included a 2-1 home triumph against Spain – the holders' first qualifying defeat in 36 matches and nine years.

EURO facts – England
• Before matchday one, England had not lost over 90 or 120 minutes in 22 EURO fixtures, going back to a 3-2 defeat by Croatia in 2007 that ended their hopes of reaching UEFA EURO 2008. Since then, their record is W17 D5, although they were beaten on penalties by Italy in the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-finals.

• Roy Hodgson's side won all ten of their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers – just the sixth team to achieve the feat, after France (1992, 2004), Czech Republic (2000) and Germany and Spain (both 2012).

England's EURO star: Wayne Rooney

• England failed to qualify for the final tournament in 2008, the only time they have missed out since 1984. 

• England were semi-finalists as hosts in 1996, matching their previous best performance from 1968, when they came third.

Coach and player links
• Martin Škrtel has been at Liverpool since January 2008, where his team-mates have included Jordan Henderson (2011–), Daniel Sturridge (2013–), Nathaniel Clyne (2015–), James Milner (2015–), Adam Lallana (2014–) and Raheem Sterling (2011–15).

• Goalkeeper Ján Mucha was at Everton between 2010 and 2013, making only two Premier League appearances and featuring in seven League Cup ties. Ross Barkley and John Stones were also at the club.

• Róbert Mak was a Manchester City player from 2008 to 2010 but never made a first-team appearance. Joe Hart and Sturridge were also City players at the time.

• Jozef Vengloš, who was in charge of Slovakia between 1993 and 1995, was appointed by Aston Villa in summer 1990 – becoming the first person born outside the British Isles to manage in England's top division. He left the club the following year.



Squad list Only this chapter

Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
1Ján Mucha05/12/198233Slovan Bratislava - 0000
12Ján Novota29/11/198332Rapid Wien - 0000
23Matúš Kozáčik27/12/198332Plzeň - 10020
2Peter Pekarík30/10/198629Hertha - 8120
3Martin Škrtel15/12/198431Liverpool*8020
4Ján Ďurica10/12/198134Lokomotiv Moskva*5020
5Norbert Gyömber03/07/199223Roma - 6000
14Milan Škriniar11/02/199521Sampdoria - 0000
15Tomáš Hubočan17/09/198530Dinamo Moskva - 9010
16Kornel Saláta24/01/198531Slovan Bratislava - 4100
18Dušan Švento01/08/198530Köln - 4020
6Ján Greguš29/01/199125Jablonec - 1000
7Vladimír Weiss30/11/198926Al-Gharafa*8121
8Ondrej Duda05/12/199421Legia - 3021
10Miroslav Stoch19/10/198926Bursaspor - 7110
13Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199224Plzeň*3010
17Marek Hamšík27/07/198728Napoli - 10521
19Juraj Kucka26/02/198729Milan*9220
20Róbert Mak08/03/199125PAOK*9220
22Viktor Pečovský24/05/198333Žilina - 9010
9Stanislav Šesták16/12/198233Ferencváros - 3100
11Adam Nemec02/09/198530Willem II - 7320
21Michal Ďuriš01/06/198828Plzeň - 6020
-Ján Kozák17/04/195462 - 10020
England - Squad list
Current season
1Joe Hart19/04/198729Man. City - 9020
13Fraser Forster17/03/198828Southampton - 0000
23Tom Heaton15/04/198630Burnley - 0000
2Kyle Walker28/05/199026Tottenham - 1020
3Danny Rose02/07/199025Tottenham - 0020
5Gary Cahill19/12/198530Chelsea*8020
6Chris Smalling22/11/198926Man. United - 4020
12Nathaniel Clyne05/04/199125Liverpool - 6000
16John Stones28/05/199422Everton - 3000
21Ryan Bertrand05/08/198926Southampton - 1000
4James Milner04/01/198630Liverpool - 6010
7Raheem Sterling08/12/199421Man. City - 8220
8Adam Lallana10/05/198828Liverpool - 6020
14Jordan Henderson17/06/199026Liverpool - 6000
17Eric Dier15/01/199422Tottenham - 0021
18Jack Wilshere01/01/199224Arsenal - 5210
19Ross Barkley05/12/199322Everton - 5200
20Dele Alli11/04/199620Tottenham - 2020
9Harry Kane28/07/199322Tottenham - 5320
10Wayne Rooney24/10/198530Man. United - 8720
11Jamie Vardy11/01/198729Leicester - 3011
15Daniel Sturridge01/09/198926Liverpool - 0011
22Marcus Rashford31/10/199718Man. United - 0010
-Roy Hodgson09/08/194768 - 10020

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ján Kozák

Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Nationality: Slovak
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia

• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.

• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.

• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.

• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia on a two-year contract, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain.

• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.



Roy Hodgson

Date of birth: 9 August 1947
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Tonbridge Angels FC, Gravesend and Northfleet FC, Maidstone United FC, Berea Park FC
Coaching career: Halmstads BK, Bristol City FC, IK Oddevold, Örebro SK, Malmö FF, Neuchâtel Xamax FC, Switzerland, FC Internazionale Milano (twice), Blackburn Rovers FC, Grasshopper Club, FC København, Udinese Calcio, United Arab Emirates, Viking FK, Finland, Fulham FC, Liverpool FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, England

• After he spent most of his playing days in the English non-league system, Hodgson's coaching career spanning eight countries began with Halmstad. He guided the Swedish club to their first-ever Allsvenskan titles in 1976 and 1979; then guided Malmö to top of the table for five years in a row, although the play-off system then used meant they were champions only twice in that time.

• A period at Xamax followed before the first of four forays into international management. Hodgson's Switzerland qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup – their first in 28 years – and then EURO '96 but the coach departed for Inter before the latter tournament.

• After taking the Nerazzurri to the 1997 UEFA Cup final, Hodgson had spells in England, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the UAE, Norway and Finland, as well as a short stint back at Inter as technical director.

• He returned to England and relegation-threatened Fulham in 2007/08, helping them to safety in his first term, a club-best seventh in the Premier League in his second and then the 2010 UEFA Europa League final. The 2-1 extra-time defeat by Club Atlético de Madrid proved his last game with the Cottagers, before he accepted the reins at Liverpool.

• He left Anfield after 31 matches in charge, the shortest reign in Liverpool history, yet within five weeks was at West Brom, whom he steered to a then Premier League high of 11th. He was appointed England manager on 1 May 2012 and took them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012 and also reached the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to get out of the group stage, although they made serene progress to UEFA EURO 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCarlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesRoberto Alonso (ESP) , Juan Yuste (ESP)
  • Additional assistant refereesJesús Gil Manzano (ESP) , Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)
  • Fourth officialAntonio Damato (ITA)
  • Reserve officialElenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateNodar Akhalkatsi (GEO)
  • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Carlos Velasco Carballo16/03/19711266

Carlos Velasco Carballo

Referee since: 1988
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2008

Tournaments: 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012

2011 UEFA Europa League

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
27/08/2009UELPOAston Villa FCSK Rapid Wien2-1Birmingham
19/10/2010UCLGSFC Spartak MoskvaChelsea FC0-2Moscow
07/12/2010UCLGSFC TwenteTottenham Hotspur FC3-3Enschede
15/03/2011UCLR16Manchester United FCOlympique de Marseille2-1Manchester
26/04/2011UCLSFFC Schalke 04Manchester United FC0-2Gelsenkirchen
28/09/2011UCLGSArsenal FCOlympiacos FC2-1London
21/02/2012UCLR16SSC NapoliChelsea FC3-1Naples
08/03/2012UELR16Sporting Clube de PortugalManchester City FC1-0Lisbon
18/09/2012UCLGSMontpellier Hérault SCArsenal FC1-2Montpellier
07/11/2012UCLGSChelsea FCFC Shakhtar Donetsk3-2London
20/11/2012UCLGSGalatasaray AŞManchester United FC1-0Istanbul
14/02/2013UELR32FC ZenitLiverpool FC2-0St Petersburg
27/08/2013UCLPOArsenal FCFenerbahçe SK2-0London
01/10/2013UCLGSFC Steaua BucureştiChelsea FC0-4Bucharest
05/11/2013UCLGSManchester City FCPFC CSKA Moskva5-2Manchester
26/02/2014UCLR16Galatasaray AŞChelsea FC1-1Istanbul
01/04/2014UCLQFManchester United FCFC Bayern München1-1Manchester
22/10/2014UCLGSRSC AnderlechtArsenal FC1-2Brussels
19/02/2015UELR32Tottenham Hotspur FCACF Fiorentina1-1London
12/03/2015UELR16Everton FCFC Dynamo Kyiv2-1Liverpool
21/10/2015UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaManchester United FC1-1Khimki
16/02/2016UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainChelsea FC2-1Paris
10/03/2016UELR16Liverpool FCManchester United FC2-0Liverpool
07/04/2016UELQFBorussia DortmundLiverpool FC1-1Dortmund
12/04/2016UCLQFManchester City FCParis Saint-Germain1-0Manchester

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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


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2016)
    Wales 2-1 Slovakia
    1-0 Bale 10, 1-1 Duda 61, 2-1 Robson-Kanu 81
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (83 Stoch), Hrošovský (60 Duda), Hamšík, Švento, Kucka, Mak, Ďuriš (59 Nemec)
  • Matchday 2 (15/06/2016)
    Russia 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 45, 1-2 Glushakov 80
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (72 Švento), Duda (67 Nemec), Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (80 Ďuriš), Pečovský
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group C - Group Standings
    FYR Macedonia101186184
    Ukraine 0-1 Slovakia
    0-1 Mak 17
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Ďurica, Gyömber, Weiss (67 Stoch), Nemec (63 Kiss), Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (92 Ďuriš), Pečovský
  • (09/10/2014)
    Slovakia 2-1 Spain
    1-0 Kucka 17, 1-1 Paco Alcácer 82, 2-1 Stoch 87
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Gyömber, Weiss (54 Ďuriš), Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka (83 Kiss), Mak (61 Stoch), Pečovský
  • (12/10/2014)
    Belarus 1-3 Slovakia
    0-1 Hamšík 65, 1-1 Kalachev 79, 1-2 Hamšík 84, 1-3 Šesták 90+1
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Gyömber, Weiss (80 Stoch), Nemec, Hamšík, Kucka (86 Kiss), Mak (62 Šesták), Pečovský
  • (15/11/2014)
    FYR Macedonia 0-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Kucka 25, 0-2 Nemec 38
    Kozáčik, Pekarík (46 Švento), Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (78 Ďuriš), Stoch, Nemec, Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka (55 Kiss), Pečovský
  • (27/03/2015)
    Slovakia 3-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Nemec 10, 2-0 Weiss 21, 3-0 Pekarík 40
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (71 Mak), Stoch (80 Šesták), Nemec, Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka (59 Hrošovský), Pečovský
  • (14/06/2015)
    Slovakia 2-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Saláta 8, 2-0 Hamšík 38, 2-1 Ademi 69
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Weiss, Nemec (84 Hološko), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík (80 Duda), Kucka (73 Hrošovský), Mak, Pečovský
  • (05/09/2015)
    Spain 2-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Jordi Alba 5, 2-0 Iniesta 30 (P)
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Gyömber, Tesák, Greguš, Hrošovský (73 Sabo), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík (61 Duda), Švento, Mak (46 Ďuriš)
  • (08/09/2015)
    Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine
    Kozáčik, Pekarík (51 Saláta), Škrtel, Gyömber, Vittek (66 Jakubko), Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (84 Stoch), Ďuriš, Pečovský
  • (09/10/2015)
    Slovakia 0-1 Belarus
    0-1 Dragun 34
    Kozáčik, Škrtel, Weiss (71 Stoch), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík, Švento, Kucka, Mak (79 Duda), Ďuriš, Pečovský (60 Nemec)
  • (12/10/2015)
    Luxembourg 2-4 Slovakia
    0-1 Hamšík 24, 0-2 Nemec 29, 0-3 Mak 30, 1-3 Mutsch 61, 2-3 Gerson 65 (P) , 2-4 Hamšík 90+1
    Kozáčik, Škrtel, Gyömber, Weiss (72 Šesták), Nemec (79 Jakubko), Hubočan, Hamšík, Švento, Kucka, Mak (87 Sabo), Pečovský


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2016)
    England 1-1 Russia
    1-0 Dier 73, 1-1 V. Berezutski 90+2
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Cahill, Smalling, Sterling (87 Milner), Lallana, Kane, Rooney (78 Wilshere), Dier, Alli
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2016)
    England 2-1 Wales
    0-1 Bale 42, 1-1 Vardy 56, 2-1 Sturridge 90+2
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Cahill, Smalling, Sterling (46 Sturridge), Lallana (73 Rashford), Kane (46 Vardy), Rooney, Dier, Alli
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group E - Group Standings
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    Switzerland 0-2 England
    0-1 Welbeck 58, 0-2 Welbeck 90+4
    Hart, Stones, Baines, Henderson, Cahill, Jones (77 Jagielka), Wilshere (73 Milner), Delph, Welbeck, Rooney (90 Lambert), Sterling
  • (09/10/2014)
    England 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Jagielka 25, 2-0 Rooney 43 (P) , 3-0 Welbeck 49, 4-0 Townsend 72, 5-0 Ales. Della Valle 78 (og)
    Hart, Chambers, Gibbs, Henderson (46 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Cahill, Jagielka, Milner, Wilshere, Welbeck (66 Townsend), Rooney, Sterling (46 Lallana)
  • (12/10/2014)
    Estonia 0-1 England
    0-1 Rooney 74
    Hart, Chambers, Baines, Henderson (64 Sterling), Cahill, Jagielka, Wilshere, Delph (61 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Welbeck (80 Lambert), Rooney, Lallana
  • (15/11/2014)
    England 3-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Henderson 58 (og) , 1-1 Rooney 59 (P) , 2-1 Welbeck 66, 3-1 Welbeck 72
    Hart, Clyne, Gibbs, Henderson, Cahill, Jagielka (89 Smalling), Wilshere, Lallana (80 Milner), Welbeck, Rooney, Sterling (85 Oxlade-Chamberlain)
  • (27/03/2015)
    England 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Rooney 6, 2-0 Welbeck 45, 3-0 Sterling 58, 4-0 Kane 73
    Hart, Clyne, Baines, Henderson (71 Barkley), Cahill, Jones, Sterling, Carrick, Welbeck (77 Walcott), Rooney (71 Kane), Delph
  • (14/06/2015)
    Slovenia 2-3 England
    1-0 Novakovič 37, 1-1 Wilshere 57, 1-2 Wilshere 73, 2-2 Pečnik 84, 2-3 Rooney 86
    Hart, Jones (46 Lallana), Gibbs, Henderson, Cahill, Smalling, Wilshere, Delph (85 Clyne), Sterling, Rooney, Townsend (74 Walcott)
  • (05/09/2015)
    San Marino 0-6 England
    0-1 Rooney 13 (P) , 0-2 Brolli 30 (og) , 0-3 Barkley 46, 0-4 Walcott 68, 0-5 Kane 77, 0-6 Walcott 78
    Hart, Clyne, Shaw, Shelvey, Stones, Jagielka, Milner (58 Delph), Barkley, Vardy, Rooney (58 Kane), Oxlade-Chamberlain (67 Walcott)
  • (08/09/2015)
    England 2-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Kane 67, 2-0 Rooney 84 (P)
    Hart, Clyne (68 Stones), Shaw, Shelvey (58 Kane), Cahill, Smalling, Milner, Delph (3 Barkley), Sterling, Rooney, Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • (09/10/2015)
    England 2-0 Estonia
    1-0 Walcott 45, 2-0 Sterling 85
    Hart, Clyne, Bertrand, Milner, Cahill, Smalling, Walcott (82 Vardy), Barkley (88 Alli), Sterling, Kane, Lallana (73 Oxlade-Chamberlain)
  • (12/10/2015)
    Lithuania 0-3 England
    0-1 Barkley 29, 0-2 Arlauskis 35 (og) , 0-3 Oxlade-Chamberlain 62
    Butland, Walker, Gibbs, Shelvey, Jones, Jagielka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley (73 Townsend), Vardy, Kane (59 Ings), Lallana (67 Alli)

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Slovakia

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament win
Greece v Czechoslovakia, 14/06/80
3-1: Czechoslovakia v Netherlands, 16/06/76 (aet)
Czechoslovakia v France, 09/07/60

Final tournament defeat
Czechoslovakia v USSR, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Slovakia v San Marino, 13/10/07

Qualifying loss
5-0: Poland v Slovakia, 07/06/95

Final tournament appearances
Koloman Gögh (for Czechoslovakia)  
Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)  
Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)  
Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)  
Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament goals
Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
Vlastimil Bubník (for Czechoslovakia)
Karol Dobiaš (for Czechoslovakia)
Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)  
Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
Ladislav Pavlovič (for Czechoslovakia)
František Veselý (for Czechoslovakia)
Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ján Švehlík (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ondrej Duda
1: Marek Hamšík
1: Vladimír Weiss

Overall appearances
28: Marek Hamšík
Miroslav Karhan
25: Martin Škrtel
22: Filip Hološko
22: Ján Ďurica
20: Miroslav Kadlec (for Czechoslovakia)
20: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Juraj Kucka
18: Dušan Tittel
Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
18: Ladislav Jurkemik
17: Koloman Gögh (for Czechoslovakia)
17: Tomáš Hubočan
17: Peter Pekarík
17: Vladimír Weiss
16: Peter Dubovský
16: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
16: Miroslav Stoch

Overall goals
9: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
8: Marek Hamšík
Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
Marek Mintál
5: Peter Dubovský
5: Szilárd Németh
5: Titus Buberník (for Czechoslovakia)



UEFA European Championship records: England

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

Final tournament win
1-4: Netherlands v England, 18/06/96
3-0: England v Switzerland, 17/06/04

Final tournament defeat
England v USSR, 18/06/88
1-3: England v Netherlands, 15/06/88

Qualifying win
England v Luxembourg, 15/12/82

Qualifying defeat
France v England, 27/02/63

Final tournament appearances
Gary Neville
9: Tony Adams
9: Steven Gerrard
9: Alan Shearer
8: Sol Campbell
8: Stuart Pearce
8: Wayne Rooney
8: Ashley Cole

Final tournament goals
Alan Shearer
5: Wayne Rooney
3: Frank Lampard

Overall appearances
Wayne Rooney
Steven Gerrard
29: Ashley Cole
26: Michael Owen
24: Gary Neville
24: John Terry

Overall goals
19: Wayne Rooney
Michael Owen
13: Alan Shearer
8: Geoff Hurst
8: Kevin Keegan




:: 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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