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Group D permutations explained

Published: Tuesday 19 June 2012, 0.30CET
With Spain and Italy through from Group C, only two more quarter-final spots remain up for grabs on the final night of group action. UEFA.com looks at the possible outcomes in Group D.
by Paul Saffer
from Kyiv
Group D permutations explained
Ukraine fans will be hoping for better luck against England than their team managed against France ©Sportsfile
 
Published: Tuesday 19 June 2012, 0.30CET

Group D permutations explained

With Spain and Italy through from Group C, only two more quarter-final spots remain up for grabs on the final night of group action. UEFA.com looks at the possible outcomes in Group D.

There are just two quarter-final places remaining to be filled on the final night of group action on Tuesday when France, England and Ukraine will bid to follow the Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Italy into the last eight. UEFA.com explains what each of the three Group D hopefuls must do to make the knockout phase.

The permutations below are for information only; the official calculations will be made by UEFA after the games finish according to article 8.07 & 8.08 of the Regulations of the UEFA European Championship, 2010–12 competition.*

Group D: Tuesday

Sweden (0) v France (4), England (4) v Ukraine (3)

England will be through with a draw. If they lose, they have to hope France lose by enough so that England at least end level with Les Bleus on goal difference and goals scored (as England have a superior coefficient, 33.563 to France's 30.508).

Ukraine will be through with a win and out with any other result.

France will be through with a draw. If they lose, they would only be out if England lose but at the same time move level with them on either goal difference or goals scored.

Sweden are out.

Knockout schedule

Quarter-finals
Thursday 21 June 2012
#25: CZE v POR, 20.45CET, Warsaw

Friday 22 June 2012
#26: GER v GRE, 20.45CET, Gdansk

Saturday 23 June 2012
#27: ESP v 2D, 20.45CET, Donetsk

Sunday 24 June 2012
#28: 1D v ITA, 20.45CET, Kyiv

Semi-finals
Wednesday 27 June 2012
#29:
W#25 v W#27, 20.45CET, Donetsk

Thursday 28 June 2012
#30: W#26 v W#28, 20.45CET, Warsaw

Final
Sunday 1 July 2012
#31:
W#29 v W#30, 20.45CET, Kyiv
 
*UEFA has amended its provisions on final group rankings after a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Istanbul on 20 March 2012. The change has been made 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,

Paragraph 08.07 of the UEFA European Football Championship 2010-12 regulations now reads as follows, with a 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"

Last updated: 24/06/12 13.42CET

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