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UEFA EURO: Wales - Switzerland Match press kits

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WalesWalesBaku Olympic Stadium - BakuSaturday 12 June 2021
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Group A - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2011QR (GS)Wales - Switzerland2-0
SwanseaRamsey 60 (P), Bale 71
12/10/2010QR (GS)Switzerland - Wales4-1
BaselStocker 8, 89, Streller 21, Inler 82 (P); Bale 13
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1999PR (GS)Wales - Switzerland0-2
WrexhamRey 16, Bühlmann 60
31/03/1999PR (GS)Switzerland - Wales2-0
ZurichChapuisat 4, 70
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/06/2021 09:10CET

Match background Only this chapter

Wales and Switzerland meet in Baku in the opening round of Group A games both seeking to emulate their UEFA European Championship exploits of four years ago.

• Both teams made the knockout stages at UEFA EURO 2016, the Swiss bowing out in the round of 16 while Wales's remarkable run took them all the way to the semi-finals before they succumbed to eventual champions Portugal.

• Wales will need to improve on their overall record against Switzerland to make a positive start to UEFA EURO 2020 at the Baku Olympic Stadium – although they were victorious in the sides' last fixture.

Previous meetings
• Switzerland have won five of the sides' seven matches, each team recording a home win when they were last paired together, in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012.

• Valentin Stocker scored twice as Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland's team won 4-1 in Basel against a Wales side whose equalising goal had come from Gareth Bale. Bale was also on target as a Wales team coached by Gary Speed in his final competitive home match in charge prevailed 2-0 in the Swansea return, an Aaron Ramsey penalty having opened the scoring as Switzerland's qualification hopes were ended; Wales finished fourth in their qualifying section, one place behind the Swiss.

• That was a first Welsh victory against Switzerland since a 3-2 friendly win in Wrexham in May 1951.

• Switzerland have won the four other matches between the countries, all without conceding a goal, including 2-0 victories home and away in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2000 – although neither side reached the final tournament.

• Wales caretaker coach Robert Page played 90 minutes in that 2-0 Swiss victory at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground in October 1999.

EURO facts: Wales
• This is Wales's second successive UEFA European Championship, following their 2016 debut. It proved a memorable bow, as a team coached by Chris Coleman qualified first in their group ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia before beating Northern Ireland (1-0) and Belgium (3-1) to reach the country's first ever semi-final at a UEFA or FIFA tournament at any level for men or women. Portugal proved too strong in the last four, however, the eventual champions running out 2-0 winners.

• Wales's previous best EURO performance came in 1976, when they went out to Yugoslavia 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. They fell 2-0 in the first leg in Zagreb before a 1-1 draw in Cardiff.

• That 2016 campaign was only Wales's second appearance in a major tournament. They reached the quarter-finals at the 1958 FIFA World Cup where they were eliminated 1-0 by eventual winners Brazil.

• In qualifying for these finals, a team managed by Ryan Giggs recovered from losing two of their first three matches to remain unbeaten in the last five (W3 D2) and finish second in Group E behind Croatia. They booked their place in the tournament with a 2-0 home win against Hungary in their last fixture.

• Goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson earned Wales a 2-0 win away to Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying on 16 November 2019. That match, which took place at the 8 KM Stadionu, was Wales's fourth visit to Baku, where their record is W3 D1; this is their first match at the Olympic Stadium.

• Page played 90 minutes in both of Wales's first two games in Baku, a 2-0 win in UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying in November 2002 and a 1-1 draw in the preliminaries for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in September 2004.

EURO facts: Switzerland
• This is Switzerland's fifth EURO, all in the last seven editions of the competition. Eliminated in the group stage in 1996, 2004 and as co-hosts in 2008, they finished second in their section at UEFA EURO 2016 behind hosts France but bowed out in the last 16, losing 5-4 on penalties to Poland after a 1-1 draw.

• Switzerland's record in 13 EURO finals games is W2 D5 L6.

• This is Switzerland's fourth successive appearance in a major tournament having also qualified for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, reaching the last 16 at both.

• The Swiss booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing first in Group D, taking 17 points from their eight qualifiers. They won four of their last five matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding only two in that five-game sequence with three clean sheets.

• A 1-0 loss away to Denmark in October 2019 is Switzerland's only defeat in their last 14 EURO fixtures, qualifying and final tournament combined (W8 D5). They were unbeaten at UEFA EURO 2016 (W1 D3), with their shoot-out elimination to Poland classed as a draw.

• Switzerland finished fourth in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, losing 3-1 to hosts and eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals and 6-5 on penalties to England in the third-place play-off after a goalless 120 minutes.

• This is only Switzerland's second game in Baku; they lost 1-0 to Azerbaijan on 31 August 1996 in their opening 1998 World Cup qualifier.

Links and trivia
• Ramsey was an Arsenal team-mate of Granit Xhaka between 2016 and 2019.

• Ricardo Rodríguez made his debut for Switzerland in the 2-0 defeat by Wales in 2011 – a match in which the home side’s Joe Allen made his first international start.

• Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is a Liverpool team-mate of Wales international Neco Williams.

Latest news

• Wales failed to score in their two pre-tournament friendlies, losing 3-0 to France in Nice and drawing 0-0 against Albania in Cardiff. Neco Williams was sent off after 26 minutes in the defeat by France, in which 19-year-old Rubin Colwill came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There are no 2020/21 domestic league winners in the Wales squad. Indeed, 15 of their UEFA EURO participants spent the season operating in the second or third tiers of English football. The only major trophy winners in the squad were Aaron Ramsey, who lifted the Coppa Italia with Juventus, and Danny Ward, who helped Leicester City capture the FA Cup – though neither played in the final.

• There are eight survivors from UEFA EURO 2016 in the Wales squad for this tournament: Joe Allen, Gareth Bale, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Ward and Jonny Williams.

• Switzerland made it five wins in a row by defeating the United States 2-1 on 30 May and Liechtenstein 7-0 on 4 June, both in St Gallen.

• Mario Gavranović scored three of Switzerland's goals against Liechtenstein – the only UEFA EURO 2020 participant to register a hat-trick in any of the pre-tournament friendlies. It was his first international treble.

• Two Switzerland squad members were domestic champions in 2020/21 – Gavranović with Dinamo Zagreb and Christian Fassnacht with Young Boys – while Manuel Akanji was the only domestic cup winner, helping Borussia Dortmund claim the DFB-Pokal.

• Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka has not missed an international for over three years, since a friendly against Spain on 3 June 2018. In that time he has run up 33 successive appearances, the first 30 all in the starting XI. The last competitive international he failed to start was a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Hungary on 7 October 2016, for which he was suspended; he has been selected for all 35 since.

• Ten members of the Switzerland squad were also involved at UEFA EURO 2016: Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodríguez, Fabian Schär, Haris Seferović, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yann Sommer, Denis Zakaria and Granit Xhaka, although Elvedi and Zakaria did not actually play in France.

• Sommer's next competitive international appearance will be his 50th, while Xhaka is set to appear in his 25th EURO encounter – finals and qualifying combined – which is four shy of Stéphane Chapuisat's Switzerland record.


Squad list Only this chapter

Wales - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Wayne Hennessey24/01/198734Crystal Palace - 800096-
12Danny Ward22/06/199327Leicester - 000013-
21Adam Davies17/07/199228Stoke - 00002-
2Chris Gunter21/07/198931Charlton - 1000101-
3Neco Williams13/04/200120Liverpool - 0000111
4Ben Davies24/04/199328Tottenham - 800060-
5Tom Lockyer03/12/199426Luton - 400013-
6Joe Rodon22/10/199723Tottenham - 300014-
14Connor Roberts23/09/199525Swansea - 7000261
15Ethan Ampadu14/09/200020Chelsea - 700023-
17Rhys Norrington-Davies22/04/199922Sheff. United - 00005-
22Chris Mepham05/11/199723Bournemouth - 500018-
24Ben Cabango30/05/200021Swansea - 00003-
7Joe Allen14/03/199031Stoke - 7000592
8Harry Wilson22/03/199724Liverpool - 8100265
10Aaron Ramsey26/12/199030Juventus - 22006316
16Joe Morrell03/01/199724Luton - 400015-
18Jonny Williams09/10/199327Cardiff - 3000281
19David Brooks08/07/199723Bournemouth - 3100182
20Daniel James10/11/199723Man. United - 8100204
23Dylan Levitt17/11/200020Man. United - 00008-
25Rubin Colwill27/04/200219Cardiff - 00001-
26Matthew Smith22/11/199921Man. City - 300014-
9Tyler Roberts12/01/199922Leeds - 200014-
11Gareth Bale16/07/198931Real Madrid - 82009233
13Kieffer Moore08/08/199228Cardiff - 4200175
-Rob Page03/09/197446 - 300012-
Switzerland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Yann Sommer17/12/198832Mönchengladbach - 800061-
12Yvon Mvogo06/06/199427PSV - 00004-
21Jonas Omlin10/01/199427Montpellier - 00002-
2Kevin Mbabu19/04/199526Wolfsburg - 300012-
4Nico Elvedi30/09/199624Mönchengladbach - 7000261
5Manuel Akanji19/07/199525Dortmund - 700029-
13Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199228Torino - 8100819
17Loris Benito07/01/199229Bordeaux - 3100121
22Fabian Schär20/12/199129Newcastle - 5100608
24Becir Omeragic20/01/200219Zürich - 00004-
25Eray Cömert04/02/199823Basel - 10006-
26Jordan Lotomba29/09/199822Nice - 00002-
3Silvan Widmer05/03/199328Basel - 0000161
6Denis Zakaria20/11/199624Mönchengladbach - 8200323
8Remo Freuler15/04/199229Atalanta - 5100293
10Granit Xhaka27/09/199228Arsenal - 82009412
11Ruben Vargas05/08/199822Augsburg - 3100122
14Steven Zuber17/08/199129Frankfurt - 2100378
15Djibril Sow06/02/199724Frankfurt - 400016-
16Christian Fassnacht11/11/199327Young Boys - 210083
20Edimilson Fernandes15/04/199625Mainz - 4100222
23Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199129Liverpool - 00009123
7Breel Embolo14/02/199724Mönchengladbach - 6100435
9Haris Seferović22/02/199229Benfica - 31007421
18Admir Mehmedi16/03/199130Wolfsburg - 51007410
19Mario Gavranović24/11/198931Dinamo Zagreb - 21003013
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196357 - 800072-

Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Robert Page

Date of birth: 3 September 1974
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Watford, Sheffield United, Cardiff City, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Chesterfield
Coaching career: Port Vale (youth), Port Vale, Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest (assistant), Wales Under-21, Wales (assistant), Wales (caretaker)

• A former defender who both scored for and captained sides in each of the top four divisions in English football, Page won 41 caps for Wales between December 1996 and September 2005.

• Joined Watford aged 11, making his first-team debut in 1993, although it took until 1996/97 for Page to win a regular role. The following season he captained the club to the Second Division (third tier) title and then helped them to promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs in 1998/99.

• Watford's player of the season in 1999/2000, the only Premier League campaign of his career, Page joined Sheffield United, initially on loan, in August 2001. Made more than 100 appearances for the Blades over the next three seasons before a single campaign back in his native Wales with Cardiff.

• Went on to spend three years at Coventry and one at Huddersfield before winding down his career with three seasons in the fourth tier at Chesterfield, finally hanging up his boots in March 2011. Quickly moved into coaching with Port Vale, initially with the youth sides, before stepping up to the first team as assistant manager in July 2014.

• Succeeded Micky Adams as manager that September and spent two seasons in charge before taking over at Northampton in May 2016. Dismissed the following January, Page had a short spell as first-team coach at Nottingham Forest before taking charge of the Wales Under-21 national side as well as the U17s and U19s in March. Appointed assistant to Ryan Giggs with the senior side in August 2019, he became caretaker coach in November 2000. In April 2021 it was confirmed he would take charge of the team at UEFA EURO 2020.


Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Sarajevo (twice), Rudar Ljubija, Koper, Chur 97 (twice), Sion, Martigny-Sports, Bellinzona (twice), Locarno
Coaching career: Bellinzona (twice), Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys, Samsunspor, Sion, 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 Basel, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against 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 as 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 appointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16, and to the same stage of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Sweden. Switzerland did, however, reach the first UEFA Nations League Finals, ahead of Belgium and Iceland.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeClément Turpin (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesNicolas Danos (FRA) , Cyril Gringore (FRA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBenjamin Pages (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJérôme Brisard (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Fourth officialSrdjan Jovanović (SRB)
  • Reserve officialUroš Stojković (SRB)
  • UEFA DelegateIrakli Nakaidze (GEO)
  • UEFA Referee observerNikolai Levnikov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Clément Turpin16/05/19821092

Clément Turpin

First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2011 UEFA European Under-19 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
25/10/2012UELGSBSC Young BoysUdinese Calcio3-1Berne
07/11/2013UELGSFC ThunFC Dynamo Kyiv0-2Thun
21/08/2014UELPOGrasshopper Club ZürichClub Brugge1-2St Gallen
06/09/2018UNLGS-FTWalesRepublic of Ireland4-1Cardiff

Last updated 11/06/2021 11:25CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Wales

2016 – semi-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
0-3: Russia v Wales, 20/06/16

Final tournament defeat
Portugal v Wales, 06/07/16

Qualifying win
7-0: Wales v Malta, 25/10/78

Qualifying defeat
5-0: Georgia v Wales, 16/11/94

Final tournament appearances
Joe Allen
6: Gareth Bale
6: James Chester
6: Chris Gunter
6: Joe Ledley
6: Neil Taylor
6: Ashley Williams
5: Ben Davies
Wayne Hennessey
5: Aaron Ramsey
5: Hal Robson-Kanu
4: Sam Vokes
4: Jonathan Williams
David Edwards
3: Andy King

Final tournament goals
3: Gareth Bale
2: Hal Robson-Kanu
1: Aaron Ramsey
1: Neil Taylor
1: Sam Vokes
1: Ashley Williams

Overall appearances
39: Gareth Bale
36: Wayne Hennessey
29: Joe Ledley
29: Gary Speed
26: Chris Gunter
26: Ashley Williams
25: Neville Southall
24: Craig Bellamy
24: Ryan Giggs
23: Ian Rush

Overall goals
17: Gareth Bale
Aaron Ramsey
Ian Rush
5: Craig Bellamy
5: Simon Davies
5: Dean Saunders
5: John Toshack


UEFA European Championship records: Switzerland

2016 – round of 16
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 participate

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

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

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Switzerland v San Marino, 09/10/15

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

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

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

Overall appearances
Stéphane Chapuisat
27: Heinz Hermann
26: Stephan Lichtsteiner
24: Alain Geiger
24: Granit Xhaka
22: Stéphane Henchoz
22: Ricardo Rodriguez
21: Admir Mehmedi
21: Johann Vogel

Overall goals
Xherdan Shaqiri
Kubilay Türkyilmaz
8: Fritz Künzli
6: Stéphane Chapuisat
6: Adrian Knup
6: Hakan Yakin
5: Rolf Blättler
5: Alexander Frei
5: Karl Odermatt
5: René-Pierre Quentin


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Wales 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 James 5
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith, Brooks (60 T. Roberts), Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, Wilson (87 Vaulks), James (72 A. Williams)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith (65 Brooks), Wilson, Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, James (79 Matondo), Vaulks (66 Ampadu)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Hungary 1-0 Wales
    1-0 Pátkai 80
    Hennessey, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Allen, Bale, Lawrence, Brooks (73 Wilson), Ampadu (54 Smith), Lawrence (79 Vokes), James
  • (06/09/2019)
    Wales 2-1 Azerbaijan
    1-0 Pashayev 26 (og) , 1-1 Emreli 59, 2-1 Bale 84
    Hennessey, N. Taylor (80 Davies), Mepham, Rodon, Allen, Wilson (63 J. Williams), Bale, C. Roberts, Ampadu (75 Vokes), Lawrence, James
  • (10/10/2019)
    Slovakia 1-1 Wales
    0-1 Moore 25, 1-1 Kucka 53
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (58 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (66 Wilson), James
  • (13/10/2019)
    Wales 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 9, 1-1 Bale 45+4
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore (86 T. Roberts), C. Roberts, Ampadu (50 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (68 Wilson), James
  • (16/11/2019)
    Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales
    0-1 Moore 10, 0-2 Wilson 34
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Wilson, Bale (60 Ramsey), Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (88 Vaulks), Lockyer, Morrell, James (82 Matondo)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Wales 2-0 Hungary
    1-0 Ramsey 15, 2-0 Ramsey 47
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Ramsey, Bale (88 Wilson), Moore, C. Roberts, Lockyer, Morrell (50 Ampadu), James
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Georgia 0-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Zuber 56, 0-2 Zakaria 80
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Embolo (84 Steffen), Freuler (90 Sow), Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zuber, Zakaria, Gavranović (60 Al. Ajeti), Schär
  • (26/03/2019)
    Switzerland 3-3 Denmark
    1-0 Freuler 19, 2-0 Xhaka 66, 3-0 Embolo 76, 3-1 M. Jørgensen 84, 3-2 Gytkjær 88, 3-3 Dalsgaard 90+3
    Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Freuler, Al. Ajeti (71 Mehmedi), Xhaka (79 Sow), Rodríguez (46 Benito), Zuber, Zakaria, Mbabu
  • (05/09/2019)
    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 74, 1-1 McGoldrick 85
    Sommer, Mbabu (94 Fernandes), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo (86 Al. Ajeti), Freuler (90 Mehmedi), Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Schär
  • (08/09/2019)
    Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Zakaria 37, 2-0 Mehmedi 43, 3-0 Rodríguez 45+4, 4-0 Gavranović 87
    Sommer, Elvedi, Embolo (55 Gavranović), Xhaka (74 Vargas), Rodríguez, Al. Ajeti, Zakaria, Mehmedi, Fernandes, Schär, Benito (65 Steffen)
  • (12/10/2019)
    Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 85
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (68 Mbabu), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez (87 Drmic), Zakaria, Mehmedi (83 Freuler), Schär
  • (15/10/2019)
    Switzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Seferović 16, 2-0 Fernandes 90+3
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (70 Freuler), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo (88 Steffen), Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Mehmedi (28 Fernandes), Schär
  • (15/11/2019)
    Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
    1-0 Itten 77
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Elvedi, Akanji, Al. Ajeti (71 Itten), Xhaka, Steffen, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Vargas (78 Fassnacht), Fernandes (84 Sow)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland
    0-1 Itten 10, 0-2 Vargas 50, 0-3 Fassnacht 57, 1-3 Styche 74, 1-4 Benito 75, 1-5 Itten 84, 1-6 Xhaka 86
    Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji (65 Cömert), M. Lang, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Fassnacht, Zakaria (60 Sow), Vargas (85 Aebischer), Itten, Benito
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)

Last updated 28/05/2021 10:18CET

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 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• 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 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo 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 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. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• 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'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, 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 and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium 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 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 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 Milošević (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)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: 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 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
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 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
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)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
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)

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: João Moutinho (Portugal)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Pepe (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: 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)

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

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



:: 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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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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