Final tournament - Group stage

Group E

1Italy Italy31011002013126
2Belgium Belgium31011002014226
3Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland301010111124-24
4Sweden Sweden300101101213-21


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Draw   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 28/06/2016 15:11 CET


13 June 2016
Republic of Ireland1-1Sweden
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
06/16/2016 10:49:18
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Stade de Lyon, Décines (FRA)
08/25/2016 10:41:22
17 June 2016
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) Stadium: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse (FRA)
06/28/2016 12:00:24
18 June 2016
Belgium3-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FRA)
06/24/2016 09:08:16
22 June 2016
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: Stade de Nice, Nice (FRA)
08/03/2016 17:07:49
Italy0-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA)
08/03/2016 17:21:16
Last updated: 28/06/2016 15:11 CET




Group stage

Knockout phase


Road to the final

Qualifying group stage
The record field of 53 nations are drawn into nine groups of five or six teams. Matches are played on a home-and-away basis between 7 September 2014 and 13 October 2015. The nine group winners, the nine group runners-up and the best third-placed side qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight remaining third-placed teams will contest play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers. For the first time, qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, with games played from Thursday to Tuesday.

The four sides with the best UEFA national team coefficient ranking will be seeded with a draw determining the pairing and order of home and away ties. The first legs will be played on 12, 13 and 14 November 2015 and the returns on 15, 16 and 17 November. The teams which score the greater aggregate of goals in each tie qualify for the finals, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Final tournament
France will join 23 qualifiers in the final tournament draw, with the teams drawn into six groups of four teams. The top two and the four best third-placed teams advancing to the round of 16 when it becomes a knockout competition.


Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.