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NetherlandsNetherlandsJohan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamSunday 13 June 2021
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Group C - Matchday 1
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Match background Only this chapter

The Netherlands will hope for a repeat of their only previous home fixture against Ukraine when the teams meet in Amsterdam on the opening day of UEFA EURO 2020 Group C.

• While the Dutch are making their return to the final tournament after missing out in 2016, Ukraine are featuring at a EURO for the third time, both in succession and overall.

• This is a tenth EURO appearance for the Netherlands, champions in 1988.

Previous meetings
• This is a first competitive meeting for the teams, whose two previous fixtures were both friendlies.

• The sides first met in Rotterdam on 24 May 2008, goals from Dirk Kuyt (24), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (38) and Ryan Babel (64) earning Marco van Basten's home team a 3-0 victory at the Stadion Feijenoord against a Ukraine side coached by Oleksiy Mykhailychenko. Van Basten and Mykhailychenko had been on opposing sides in the final of EURO '88, the Dutchman scoring a famous volley in a 2-0 victory against the Soviet Union.

• Both coaches had changed by the time the teams reconvened for another friendly at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk on 11 August 2010. Bert van Marwijk's visitors, playing their first match since losing the FIFA World Cup final to Spain, took a 73rd-minute lead through Jeremain Lens, but Oleksandr Aliyev levelled two minutes later for Ukraine, who were then coached – for the last time – by Myron Markevich.

• Current Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko featured in both those games. Andriy Pyatov played 90 minutes in the Donetsk draw.

EURO facts: Netherlands
• The Netherlands have appeared in nine previous UEFA European Championship final tournaments; they missed out on UEFA EURO 2016, the first time they had not featured in a EURO since 1984.

• Champions in 1988 – their sole major international trophy – the Netherlands finished third at the 1976 UEFA European Championship and also reached the semi-finals in 1992, 2000 as co-hosts and 2004. Their most recent knockout appearance came in 2008, when they lost to Russia after extra time in the quarter-finals.

• On their last EURO appearance, in 2012, a team coached by Van Marwijk finished bottom of a group including Portugal, Germany and Denmark without a point; that made it four consecutive final tournament defeats. 

• The Oranje finished fourth in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group behind the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey.

• This is the first time the Netherlands have featured in a European Championship or FIFA World Cup since finishing third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

• The Dutch did, however, reach the final of the first UEFA Nations League in 2019, beating England 3-1 after extra time in the semi-finals only to lose 1-0 to hosts Portugal in the final.

• Ronald Koeman's side finished second behind Germany in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying Group C, picking up 19 points from their eight matches (W6 D1 L1). Koeman was replaced as coach by Frank de Boer in September 2020.

• Memphis Depay provided eight assists in qualifying, more than any other player. Having scored six himself, he played a direct role in 58% of the Netherlands' 24 goals.

• Having managed ten goals in his first 53 international appearances, Georginio Wijnaldum hit eight in seven qualifying appearances to finish as the Netherlands' top scorer.

• The Netherlands' record in Amsterdam overall is W56 D26 L34. At the Johan Cruijff ArenA, their record is W39 D19 L14, although they have won just seven of the last 19 matches in the stadium (D2 L10). In qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, the Netherlands lost 3-2 to Germany in Amsterdam but beat Estonia 5-0 there.

EURO facts: Ukraine
• Having never featured in a UEFA European Championship before co-hosting the 2012 edition with Poland, this is Ukraine's third successive appearance in the final tournament.

• Ukraine have lost five of their six EURO matches, the exception a 2-1 defeat of Sweden in their opening UEFA EURO 2012 fixture. Shevchenko, now head coach, scored twice in Kyiv – Ukraine's only EURO finals goals.

• A team coached by Mykhailo Fomenko finished bottom of Group C at UEFA EURO 2016, losing to Germany, Northern Ireland (both 0-2) and Poland (0-1).

• Shevchenko's side finished top of Group B in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 20 points from their eight games – three more than holders Portugal.

• Ukraine remained unbeaten in qualifying, winning six matches and drawing two. They are one of five sides to not lose a game in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures – Spain and Denmark.

• This is the first time Ukraine have qualified for a EURO directly; after co-hosting in 2012, they beat Slovenia in the play-offs to reach the 2016 event.

• This is also Ukraine's first game in Amsterdam, and only their second in the Netherlands after that 2008 reverse in Rotterdam.

Links and trivia
• Have played in the Netherlands:
Oleksandr Zinchenko (PSV Eindhoven 2016/17 loan)

• Have played together:
Marten de Roon & Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta 2019–)
Marco Bizot & Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genk 2016/17)
Luuk de Jong & Oleksandr Zinchenko (PSV Eindhoven 2016/17)
Nathan Aké & Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City 2020–)

• Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong played 90 minutes at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Ajax's 3-1 defeat of Dynamo Kyiv in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League play-off first leg, and in the subsequent goalless draw in Ukraine. Serhiy Sydorchuk, Viktor Tsygankov and Artem Besedin all featured for Dynamo in Amsterdam.

• Steven Berghuis scored past Pyatov in Rotterdam as Feyenoord lost 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage; two Marlos goals helped Shakhtar win the return 3-1 in Kharkiv.

• Roman Bezus featured in both Dnipro's matches against Frank de Boer's Ajax in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (1-0 h, 1-2 a aet) as the Ukrainian club went through on away goals on their way to the final.

• Malinovskyi scored twice in Zorya Luhansk's 4-3 loss at Feyenoord in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League play-off second leg.

• Depay's goal helped PSV to a 2-0 win at Chornomorets Odesa in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Mykola Shaparenko scored Dynamo Kyiv's second goal in a 2-0 defeat of AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round on 15 September 2020.

• De Roon was part of the Atalanta side that won 3-0 away to Shakhtar on Matchday 6 of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League, a result that took the Italian side into the round of 16 at the expense of their opponents.

Latest news

• The Netherlands needed a late equaliser from Memphis Depay – his second goal of the game – to earn a 2-2 draw against Scotland in southern Portugal on 2 June, but their second pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendly brought a 3-0 victory over Georgia in Enschede four days later, Depay scoring again, from the penalty spot, before victory was secured in the second half with first international goals from Wout Weghorst and Ryan Gravenberch.

• Jurriën Timber, 19, made his senior debut for the Oranje against Scotland and also started against Georgia, while the game in Enschede brought a first appearance in the Netherlands goal since November 2016 for his Ajax team-mate, 38-year-old Maarten Stekelenburg.

• Timber, Stekelenburg, Gravenberch, Daley Blind and Davy Klaassen will all be appearing at their home stadium in the group stage of UEFA EURO 2020, having won the Dutch league and cup double with Ajax in 2020/21. Other major trophy winners this year in the Dutch squad are Stefan de Vrij, who won the Italian title with Internazionale, Nathan Aké, a Premier League champion with Manchester City, and ex-Ajax pair Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, who were domestic cup winners with Juventus and Barcelona respectively.

• Stekelenburg is the only member of the Netherlands UEFA EURO 2020 squad with previous EURO final tournament experience. He made one appearance in 2008 – a 2-0 win against Romania – and was the Oranje's starting goalkeeper in all three of their matches – and defeats – at the 2012 tournament.

• Stekelenburg also kept goal for the Netherlands in all seven of their games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, including the final. Four years later there were six other members of the Netherlands UEFA EURO 2020 squad present at the finals in Brazil – fellow goalkeeper Tim Krul, defenders Blind, De Vrij and Joël Veltman, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and forward Memphis Depay. Veltman was the only one of those five outfield players not to score at the tournament.

• Wijnaldum has started all of the Oranje's last 14 games. The Netherlands captain recently left Liverpool after five seasons to join Paris Saint-Germain.

• Depay has scored seven goals in his last seven internationals, including five in the last three.

• Donny van de Beek was a late withdrawal from the squad through injury. Coach Frank de Boer did not call up a replacement, leaving the Netherlands with 25 players.

• Ukraine registered a fourth successive 1-1 draw in the first of their three pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, against Bahrain in Kharkiv on 23 May, but were subsequently victorious against both Northern Ireland – 1-0 in Dnipro – and Cyprus – 4-0 in Kharkiv – to make it six games undefeated.

• There were international debuts from the bench for Heorhii Sudakov and Denys Popov against Bahrain, a first international goal for Oleksandr Zubkov to win the game against Northern Ireland, and a double for Andriy Yarmolenko against Cyprus that lifted his all-time tally of international goals to 40 – eight behind Ukraine's record scorer, and current head coach, Andriy Shevchenko.

• Yarmolenko, like captain Andriy Pyatov, is a veteran of the country's two previous EURO final tournament campaigns, the pair having played all six matches in 2012 and 2016, the first three alongside Shevchenko. Only four other UEFA EURO 2020 squad members have survived from the last squad in France – Serhiy Sydorchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zivchenko and Oleksandr Karavaev.

• Dynamo Kyiv won the Ukrainian league double in 2020/21 and there are ten players from that side in Shevchenko's squad – Sydorchuk, Karavaev, Popov, Georgiy Bushchan, Mykola Shaparenko, Illia Zabarnyi, Viktor Tsygankov, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Artem Besedin and Oleksandr Tymchyk.

• Other 2020/21 domestic league title winners in the Ukraine squad are Ferencváros's Zubkov, Manchester City's Zinchenko and Club Brugge's Eduard Sobol.

• Yarmolenko was one of only three members of Ukraine's UEFA EURO 2020 squad not involved in UEFA club competition in 2020/21 – along with Yevhen Makarenko and Artem Dobnyk. However, his West Ham side have qualified to play UEFA Europa League football in 2021/22 thanks to their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.


Squad list Only this chapter

Netherlands - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Maarten Stekelenburg22/09/198238Ajax - 000059-
13Tim Krul03/04/198833Norwich - 000015-
23Marco Bizot10/03/199130AZ Alkmaar - 00001-
2Joël Veltman15/01/199229Brighton - 3000272
3Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199921Juventus - 8100272
4Nathan Aké18/02/199526Man. City - 3100202
5Owen Wijndal28/11/199921AZ Alkmaar - 00009-
6Stefan de Vrij05/02/199229Internazionale - 0000453
12Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199030Crystal Palace - 100015-
17Daley Blind09/03/199031Ajax - 7000782
22Denzel Dumfries18/04/199625PSV - 400019-
8Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199030Liverpool - 78007522
11Quincy Promes04/01/199229Spartak Moskva - 6000487
14Davy Klaassen21/02/199328Ajax - 0000245
15Marten de Roon29/03/199130Atalanta - 600023-
16Ryan Gravenberch16/05/200219Ajax - 000051
20Donny van de Beek18/04/199724Man. United - 3000192
21Frenkie de Jong12/05/199724Barcelona - 8100271
24Teun Koopmeiners28/02/199823AZ Alkmaar - 00001-
25Jurriën Timber17/06/200119Ajax - 00002-
7Steven Berghuis19/12/199129Feyenoord - 2000262
9Luuk de Jong27/08/199030Sevilla - 6100368
10Memphis Depay13/02/199427Lyon - 66006426
18Donyell Malen19/01/199922PSV - 410092
19Wout Weghorst07/08/199228Wolfsburg - 100061
26Cody Gakpo07/05/199922PSV - 0000--
-Frank de Boer15/05/197051 - 000011-
Ukraine - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Georgiy Bushchan31/05/199427Dynamo Kyiv - 00006-
12Andriy Pyatov28/06/198436Shakhtar Donetsk - 800096-
23Anatolii Trubin01/08/200119Shakhtar Donetsk - 00002-
2Eduard Sobol20/04/199526Club Brugge - 200019-
4Serhiy Kryvtsov15/03/199130Shakhtar Donetsk - 700022-
13Illia Zabarnyi01/09/200218Dynamo Kyiv - 00008-
16Vitaliy Mykolenko29/05/199922Dynamo Kyiv - 700015-
17Oleksandr Zinchenko15/12/199624Man. City - 7100396
22Mykola Matviyenko02/05/199625Shakhtar Donetsk - 800035-
24Oleksandr Tymchyk20/01/199724Dynamo Kyiv - 00004-
25Denys Popov17/02/199922Dynamo Kyiv - 00001-
3Georgiy Sudakov01/09/200218Shakhtar Donetsk - 00003-
5Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199130Dynamo Kyiv - 2000353
6Taras Stepanenko08/08/198931Shakhtar Donetsk - 6000613
8Ruslan Malinovskyi04/05/199328Atalanta - 8300366
10Mykola Shaparenko04/10/199822Dynamo Kyiv - 000012-
11Marlos07/06/198833Shakhtar Donetsk - 4100251
14Yevhen Makarenko21/05/199130Kortrijk - 000012-
15Viktor Tsygankov15/11/199723Dynamo Kyiv - 7300256
18Roman Bezus26/09/199030Gent - 2000235
20Oleksandr Zubkov03/08/199624Ferencváros - 0000111
21Oleksandr Karavaev02/06/199229Dynamo Kyiv - 6000331
7Andriy Yarmolenko23/10/198931West Ham - 41009340
9Roman Yaremchuk27/11/199525Gent - 7400248
19Artem Besedin31/03/199625Dynamo Kyiv - 1100152
26Artem Dovbyk21/06/199723Dnipro-1 - 00002-
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197644 - 800045-

Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Frank de Boer

Date of birth: 15 May 1970
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Ajax, Barcelona, Galatasaray, Rangers, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shamal
Coaching career: Ajax (youth), Netherlands (assistant), Ajax, Internazionale, Crystal Palace, Atlanta United, Netherlands

• Started as a left-back but matured into a dominant centre-half at Ajax, where he came through the ranks along with his twin Ronald. Broke into the first team aged 18, winning the first of five Eredivisie titles in 1990.

• Part of the team that lifted the 1992 UEFA Cup, he helped Ajax beat AC Milan in the 1995 UEFA Champions League final in Vienna, adding the UEFA Super Cup and European/South American Cup later that year. Won the domestic double in 1997/98, his last full season with Ajax before moving to Barcelona with Ronald. A Liga title followed in 1999 and De Boer made over 200 appearances for the Catalan giants.

• Moved to Galatasaray in summer 2003, signing for Rangers the following January. Hung up his boots in 2006 after a spell in Qatar, ending a career that also brought 112 Netherlands caps. De Boer was in the Oranje side that reached the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 semi-finals, missing two penalties in a defeat by Italy in the latter.

• Returned to Ajax as a youth coach in 2007 and the following year was appointed assistant to Bert van Marwijk with the senior national side, who reached the 2010 World Cup final. Took over as Ajax head coach in December 2010, winning the club's first league title since 2004 at the end of that campaign. In 2014 he became the first coach to win four successive Eredivisie crowns, surpassing the record of Rinus Michels and Louis van Gaal.

• Went on to have short spells in charge of Inter and Crystal Palace before 18 months in America with Major League Soccer side Atlanta United. In September 2020, De Boer succeeded Ronald Koeman as Netherlands coach.


Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also jointly topped the UEFA Champions League charts with eight goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 37 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance with 48 goals in 111 appearances, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong.

• After a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016 but losing out to Iceland and eventual runners-up Croatia in their qualifying section for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Better followed in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Ukraine winning promotion into League A.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Brych (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMark Borsch (GER) , Stefan Lupp (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Fourth officialBartosz Frankowski (POL)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeLee Betts (ENG)
  • Reserve officialMarcin Boniek (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateMilovan Djukanović (MNE)
  • UEFA Referee observerVítor Melo Pereira (POR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Felix Brych03/08/197516125

Felix Brych

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2007

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2012 Olympic Games

2017 UEFA Champions League
2014 UEFA Europa League

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/10/2008UCLGSLiverpool FCPSV Eindhoven3-1Liverpool
09/04/2009UELQFFC Shakhtar DonetskOlympique de Marseille2-0Donetsk
29/07/2009UCL3QRSporting Clube de PortugalFC Twente0-0Lisbon
24/11/2009UCLGSFC RubinFC Dynamo Kyiv0-0Kazan
28/09/2010UCLGSAFC AjaxAC Milan1-1Amsterdam
08/12/2010UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSC Braga2-0Donetsk
24/08/2011UCLPOSL BenficaFC Twente3-1Lisbon
13/09/2011UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1Porto
16/02/2012UELR32Trabzonspor AŞPSV Eindhoven1-2Trabzon
16/09/2015UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto2-2Kyiv
05/03/2019UCLR16Real Madrid CFAFC Ajax1-4Madrid
08/05/2019UCLSFAFC AjaxTottenham Hotspur2-3Amsterdam
06/11/2019UCLGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebFC Shakhtar Donetsk3-3Zagreb
27/11/2019UCLGSLOSC LilleAFC Ajax0-2Villeneuve d'Ascq
21/10/2020UCLGSAFC AjaxLiverpool FC0-1Amsterdam

Last updated 12/06/2021 03:07CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Netherlands

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – semi-finals
1988 – winners
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – third place
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – last 16
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
Netherlands v Yugoslavia, 25/06/00

Final tournament defeat
1-4: Netherlands v England, 18/06/96

Qualifying win
11-0: Netherlands v San Marino, 02/09/11

Qualifying defeat
4-1: Poland v Netherlands, 10/09/75
3-0: Turkey v Netherlands, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
Edwin van der Sar
13: Phillip Cocu
13: Dennis Bergkamp
12: Edgar Davids
11: Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Final tournament goals
6: Patrick Kluivert
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy
5: Marco van Basten
4: Dennis Bergkamp

Overall appearances
38: Wesley Sneijder
37: Edwin van der Sar
32: Rafael van der Vaart
31: Frank de Boer
29: Ruud Gullit
29: Clarence Seedorf
28: Robin van Persie
27: Aron Winter
26: Joris Mathijsen

Overall goals
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Marco van Basten
16: Robin van Persie
Ruud van Nistelrooy
13: Patrick Kluivert
12: Johan Cruyff
11: Ruud Gullit
11: Georginio Wijnaldum
10: Wesley Sneijder


UEFA European Championship records: Ukraine

2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
Ukraine v Sweden, 11/06/12

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16/06/16

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Ukraine v Serbia, 07/06/19

Qualifying defeat
Croatia v Ukraine, 25/03/95

Final tournament appearances
6: Yevhen Khacheridi
Yevhen Konoplyanka
6: Andriy Pyatov
6: Andriy Yarmolenko
4: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Final tournament goals
2: Andriy Shevchenko

Overall appearances
Andriy Pyatov
29: Andriy Shevchenko
28: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
25: Olexandr Shovkovskiy
24: Oleg Luzhny
23: Yevhen Konoplyanka
22: Andriy Yarmolenko
21: Andriy Voronin
19: Oleh Gusev
19: Andriy Gusin

Overall goals
Andriy Shevchenko
7: Andriy Yarmolenko
5: Tymerlan Huseynov
5: Serhiy Rebrov
4: Oleh Gusev
4: Yevhen Konoplyanka
4: Roman Yaremchuk


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 Van Dijk 86
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (59 Promes), Depay, De Roon (46 Pröpper), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (68 Tete)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    0-1 Sané 15, 0-2 Gnabry 34, 1-2 De Ligt 48, 2-2 Depay 63, 2-3 Schulz 90
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (46 Bergwijn), Depay, Promes, De Roon (91 L. de Jong), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries
  • (06/09/2019)
    Germany 2-4 Netherlands
    1-0 Gnabry 9, 1-1 F. de Jong 59, 1-2 Tah 66 (og) , 2-2 Kroos 73 (P) , 2-3 Malen 79, 2-4 Wijnaldum 90+1
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (81 Aké), Depay, Promes, De Roon (58 Malen), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (58 Pröpper)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Estonia 0-4 Netherlands
    0-1 Babel 17, 0-2 Babel 47, 0-3 Depay 76, 0-4 Wijnaldum 87
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Pröpper, Malen (63 Berghuis), Wijnaldum, Babel (85 Strootman), Depay, Blind, F. de Jong (71 L. de Jong)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 75, 1-1 Depay 80, 2-1 L. de Jong 90+1, 3-1 Depay 90+4
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (66 Malen), Depay, De Roon (66 Van de Beek), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (78 L. de Jong)
  • (13/10/2019)
    Belarus 1-2 Netherlands
    0-1 Wijnaldum 32, 0-2 Wijnaldum 41, 1-2 Dragun 54
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Van de Beek (67 De Roon), Bergwijn (89 Babel), Wijnaldum, Promes (67 L. de Jong), Blind, Malen, F. de Jong
  • (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Babel (90 Aké), Berghuis (65 L. de Jong), Promes, De Roon (36 Pröpper), Blind, Van de Beek, F. de Jong
  • (19/11/2019)
    Netherlands 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Wijnaldum 6, 2-0 Aké 19, 3-0 Wijnaldum 66, 4-0 Wijnaldum 79, 5-0 Boadu 87
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Aké, Pröpper, Stengs, Wijnaldum, L. de Jong (63 Weghorst), Depay (46 Boadu), Promes, Van Aanholt, F. de Jong (75 Strootman)
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia0000000
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    North Macedonia-Netherlands


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (87 Buyalskiy ), Marlos (66 Tsygankov), Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (76 Júnior Moraes), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (25/03/2019)
    Luxembourg 1-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Turpel 34, 1-1 Tsygankov 40, 1-2 Rodrigues 90+3 (og)
    Pyatov, Butko (79 Karavaev), Burda, Malinovskyi, Bezus (64 Yaremchuk), Konoplyanka, Mykolenko, Tsygankov, Zinchenko, Júnior Moraes, Matviyenko
  • (07/06/2019)
    Ukraine 5-0 Serbia
    1-0 Tsygankov 26, 2-0 Tsygankov 27, 3-0 Konoplyanka 46, 4-0 Yaremchuk 58, 5-0 Konoplyanka 75
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko (72 Shepeliev), Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (76 Kovalenko), Tsygankov, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (67 Kravets), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (10/06/2019)
    Ukraine 1-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Yaremchuk 6
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Malinovskyi, Konoplyanka (80 Kovalenko), Tsygankov (88 Sobol), Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk, Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (07/09/2019)
    Lithuania 0-3 Ukraine
    0-1 Zinchenko 7, 0-2 Marlos 27, 0-3 Malinovskyi 62
    Pyatov, Bolbat, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko (60 Tsygankov), Malinovskyi (80 Bezus), Marlos, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk (65 Júnior Moraes), Matviyenko
  • (11/10/2019)
    Ukraine 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Malinovskyi 29, 2-0 Malinovskyi 58
    Pyatov, Sobol, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko (73 Sydorchuk), Yarmolenko (64 Tsygankov), Malinovskyi, Marlos (59 Konoplyanka), Zinchenko, Júnior Moraes, Bolbat, Matviyenko
  • (14/10/2019)
    Ukraine 2-1 Portugal
    1-0 Yaremchuk 6, 2-0 Yarmolenko 27, 2-1 Ronaldo 72 (P)
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk (73 Kovalenko), Marlos (63 Konoplyanka), Mykolenko (94 Plastun), Zinchenko, Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • (17/11/2019)
    Serbia 2-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Tadić 9 (P) , 1-1 Yaremchuk 32, 2-1 A. Mitrović 56, 2-2 Besedin 90+3
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko, Malinovskyi (88 Shakhov), Yaremchuk, Tsygankov (77 Besedin), Mykolenko, Kovalenko (77 Shepeliev), Karavaev, Matviyenko
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia0000000
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Ukraine-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)

Last updated 28/05/2021 10:09CET

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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