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CroatiaCroatiaHampden Park - GlasgowFriday 18 June 2021
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Group D - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/06/2016GS-FTCzech Republic - Croatia2-2Saint-EtienneŠkoda 76, Necid 89 (P); Perišić 37, Rakitić 59
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic--------1010101022
Czech Republic------------------
Czech Republic------------201135
Czech Republic--------1010302157

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 16/06/2021 22:38CET

Match background Only this chapter

Hampden Park is the venue as Croatia and the Czech Republic meet on Matchday 2 for the second UEFA European Championship running, having played out a memorable draw at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Czechs have already enjoyed success in Glasgow at UEFA EURO 2020, beating hosts Scotland 2-0 on Matchday 1 thanks to two goals from Patrik Schick (42, 52), the second a sensational long-range effort from just inside the Scotland half. Croatia, meanwhile, are looking for their first points of the tournament having gone down 1-0 to England at Wembley in their opening fixture.

Previous meetings
• The teams met at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne on 17 June 2016, also in the second round of Group D matches. Initially it looked set to be Croatia's day thanks to goals either side of half-time from Ivan Perišić (37) and Ivan Rakitić (59), but the Czechs staged a memorable fightback in the final 15 minutes, Milan Škoda halving the deficit in the 75th minute before Tomáš Necid converted a penalty a minute from time after Domagoj Vida had been penalised for handball.

• Ante Čačić's Croatia nevertheless went on to finish first in Group D, while the Czechs under Pavel Vrba ended the section in fourth place behind Spain and Turkey, the draw with Croatia yielding their only point.

• Croatia have had the better of their two friendly encounters: W1 D1.

• The nations drew 1-1 in Casablanca in December 1996, Croatia winning 4-1 on penalties to lift the King Hassan II Cup.

• Croatia registered a 4-2 friendly win in Pula in February 2011 – the first time the Czech Republic had conceded four goals in a game. Croatia's Šime Vrsaljko made his international debut as a substitute in that fixture.

EURO facts: Croatia
• This is Croatia's sixth EURO; they have missed out just once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, meaning this is their fifth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.

• Croatia's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign was ended in the round of 16 by eventual champions Portugal, who were 1-0 winners after extra time. A team coached by Čačić had finished first in their section on seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.

• Zlatko Dalić's side were Group E winners in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 17 points from their eight matches to finish three ahead of Wales.

• Having been eliminated by Portugal after extra time in 2016, the Matchday 1 defeat by England was only Croatia's second loss over 90 minutes in their last 15 EURO matches (W9 D4).

• Croatia's record in three previous matches at Hampden Park is D2 L1. Their most recent ended in a 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying loss to Scotland in October 2013; those are also their only previous games in the country.

• A Niko Kranjčar strike in a 1-1 friendly draw against Scotland in March 2008 is Croatia's only goal in Glasgow.

EURO facts: Czech Republic
• The Czech Republic have qualified for every EURO final tournament since Czechoslovakia split in 1993.

• They won the competition as part of Czechoslovakia in 1976 and reached the final in their first appearance as the Czech Republic in 1996, losing 2-1 to Germany.

• The Czech Republic also reached the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2004 and the quarter-finals eight years later.

• In 2016, the Czechs finished bottom of their group having picked up one point from three games. Losses to Spain (0-1) and Turkey (0-2) sandwiched that 2-2 draw against Croatia. That was the only time they had avoided defeat – or found the net – in four EURO finals games prior to Matchday 1.

• Jaroslav Šilhavý's charges qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 as Group A runners-up behind England, who they beat 2-1 in Prague having gone down 5-0 at Wembley in their opening fixture. That was one of three defeats the Czechs suffered in qualifying, although five wins ensured they finished with 15 points, four above third-placed Kosovo.

• This is the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia's eighth game at Hampden Park, with Matchday 1 marking their first victory there (D1 L5). The last visit before this tournament brought a 2-2 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw away to Scotland in September 2011.

• The Czechs also won 2-1 at Celtic Park in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier, their sole success in Scotland before Matchday 1. Czechoslovakia went down 5-0 at Ibrox in a 1937 friendly, meaning their overall record in Glasgow – and Scotland – as Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic is now W2 D1 L6.

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Andrej Kramarić & Pavel Kadeřábek (Hoffenheim 2016–)

• Bruno Petković and Mislav Oršić both provided a goal and an assist as Dinamo Zagreb beat Czech club Viktoria Plzeň 3-0 in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg on 21 February 2019.

• Nikola Vlašić has also found the net against Plzeň, although his penalty was not enough to prevent CSKA Moskva suffering a 2-1 home defeat in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 27 November 2018.

• Vlašić scored for CSKA Moskva in a 3-1 win at home to a Spartak Moskva side featuring Alex Král in a Russian Premier League derby on 13 September 2020.

• Milan Badelj and Dejan Lovren both scored for Dinamo Zagreb in a 3-3 UEFA Cup first round draw at Sparta Praha on 2 October 2008.

• Badelj's only Serie A goal for Genoa in 2020/21 was an added-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw on 20 February at home to a Verona side featuring Antonín Barák, who had provided an assist for the visitors' opening goal.

• Borna Barišić started both of Rangers' games in their 2020/21 UEFA Europa League round of 16 defeat by Slavia Praha, for whom Jan Bořil, David Zima, Tomáš Holeš and Lukáš Masopust all featured.

Latest news

• Croatia's defeat on Matchday 1 – their first in an opening game at a EURO final tournament – was their eighth in 14 matches over the past nine months (W4 D2). Their two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies brought a 1-1 draw at home to Armenia on 1 June and a 1-0 away loss to Belgium five days later.

• Ivan Perišić scored Croatia's goal against Armenia on his 100th international appearance. He became the ninth Croatian player to reach the century, current captain Luka Modrić heading the all-time list with 138 caps.

• Joško Gvardiol made his senior international debut as a half-time substitute against Belgium and also started the UEFA EURO 2020 opener against England. He was one of three squad members – together with Luka Ivanušec and Domagoj Bradarić – who played in Croatia's 2-1 defeat by Spain in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship quarter-final on 31 May. It was Ivanušec's late penalty that took the game into extra time.

• There are reigning domestic league champions in Zlatko Dalić's UEFA EURO 2020 squad from no fewer than eight European countries. In addition to five players from 2020/21 Croatian double winners Dinamo Zagreb – Gvardiol, Ivanušec, Dominik Livaković, Mislav Oršić and Bruno Petković – the Croatia coach has at his disposal the following newly-crowned title winners: Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid, Spain), Perišić and Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale, Italy), Bradarić (LOSC Lille, France), Borna Barišić (Rangers, Scotland), Dejan Lovren (Zenit, Russia), Josip Juranović (Legia Warszawa, Poland) and Domagoj Vida from Turkish double winners Beşiktaş.

• Furthermore, there is a current UEFA Champions League winner in the squad – Chelsea's Mateo Kovačić.

• Croatia's squad also has considerable major tournament pedigree, with 131 appearances in UEFA European Championships and FIFA World Cups between them. There are 13 survivors from the squad that Dalić led to the 2018 World Cup final, nine of whom had also been on duty at UEFA EURO 2016 – Brozović, Kovačić, Modrić, Perišić, Vida, Vrsaljko, Milan Badelj, Andrej Kramarić and Lovre Kalinić.

• Modrić is appearing at his fourth successive EURO, Badelj, Perišić, Vida and Vrsaljko at their third. The Croatia captain moved ahead of Darijo Srna at the top of the country's all-time EURO appearance charts, qualifiers included, to 48, with his appearance against England and needs two more outings at UEFA EURO 2020 to not only join Srna on a record 12 for the final tournament but also to reach another personal milestone of 100 appearances in competitive internationals.

Czech Republic
• The Czech Republic's 2-0 win against Scotland ended a four-match winless run at the EURO finals, giving them their first victory since they defeated Poland 1-0 on Matchday 3 at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Patrik Schick's double was only the third for the Czech Republic at a EURO final tournament, after Vladimír Šmicer in 2000 and Milan Baroš in 2004, who both scored twice against Denmark. Schick's second goal was struck from a distance of 49.7 metres, the furthest out in EURO finals history.

• That spectacular strike was Schick's 13th international goal and his third in two internationals, the Bayer Leverkusen striker having also opened the scoring in a 3-1 win against Albania in Prague on 8 June, in which Lukáš Masopust and Ondřej Čelůstka also found the net. That victory ended a three-match winless run for the Czech Republic, who four days earlier had crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Italy in Bologna – a game in which Michal Sadílek came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There has been a major overhaul of the Czech squad in the five years since UEFA EURO 2016, with just three players remaining from that tournament in France – captain Vladimír Darida, goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík and defender Pavel Kadeřábek. Another player with EURO finals experience is striker Tomáš Pekhart, who was a squad member alongside Darida in 2012. No member of this year's squad had ever scored a EURO finals goal until Schick's double against Scotland.

• There are five players in Jaroslav Šilhavý's selection from the Slavia Praha side that went unbeaten domestically in 2020/21, winning the Czech league and cup double, and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League – Masopust, Jan Bořil, Tomáš Holeš, Petr Ševčík and David Zima.

• Pekhart was also a Polish league title winner in the season just concluded with Legia Warszawa, topping the Ekstraklasa scoring charts with 22 goals, while fellow striker Michael Krmenčík spent the first half of the season with prospective Belgian champions Club Brugge before moving to PAOK, with whom he won the Greek Cup, scoring the late winner in the final against champions Olympiacos.

• Sparta Praha's 18-year-old striker Adam Hložek, the youngest member of Šilhavý's squad and a substitute against Scotland, was the joint top scorer in the 2020/21 Czech Liga with 15 goals.

• Former Slavia players Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal were both instrumental in helping West Ham United finish sixth in the Premier League to secure a place in next season's UEFA Europa League group stage.


Squad list Only this chapter

Croatia - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Dominik Livaković09/01/199526Dinamo Zagreb - 601022-
12Lovre Kalinić03/04/199031Aston Villa - 200019-
23Simon Sluga17/03/199328Luton - 00003-
2Šime Vrsaljko10/01/199229Atlético - 001050-
3Borna Barišić10/11/199228Rangers - 8100201
5Duje Ćaleta-Car17/09/199624Marseille*201015-
6Dejan Lovren05/07/198931Zenit - 6100634
16Mile Škorić19/06/199129Osijek - 10005-
21Domagoj Vida29/04/198932Beşiktaş - 7010894
22Josip Juranović16/08/199525Legia - 00008-
24Domagoj Bradarić10/12/199921LOSC - 00004-
25Joško Gvardiol23/01/200219Dinamo Zagreb - 00102-
4Ivan Perišić02/02/198932Internazionale - 831010228
8Mateo Kovačić06/05/199427Chelsea*5010683
10Luka Modrić09/09/198535Real Madrid - 821013817
11Marcelo Brozović16/11/199228Internazionale*6010606
13Nikola Vlašić04/10/199723CSKA Moskva - 6310235
15Mario Pašalić09/02/199526Atalanta - 2010263
18Mislav Oršić29/12/199228Dinamo Zagreb - 20009-
19Milan Badelj25/02/198932Genoa - 4000552
26Luka Ivanušec26/11/199822Dinamo Zagreb - 000021
7Josip Brekalo23/06/199822Wolfsburg - 8010254
9Andrej Kramarić19/06/199129Hoffenheim - 31105514
14Ante Budimir22/07/199129Osasuna - 000071
17Ante Rebić21/09/199327Milan - 7110393
20Bruno Petković16/09/199426Dinamo Zagreb - 7410166
-Zlatko Dalić26/10/196654 - 801044-
Czech Republic - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198932Sevilla - 601036-
16Aleš Mandous21/04/199229Sigma - 00001-
23Tomáš Koubek26/08/199228Augsburg - 00009-
2Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199229Hoffenheim - 6000463
3Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198931Sparta Praha - 8110263
4Jakub Brabec06/08/199228Plzeň - 3100201
5Vladimír Coufal22/08/199228West Ham - 3010171
6Tomáš Kalas15/05/199328Bristol City - 1010221
9Tomáš Holeš31/03/199328Slavia Praha - 001091
17David Zima08/11/200020Slavia Praha - 00002-
18Jan Bořil11/01/199130Slavia Praha - 501024-
22Aleš Matějů03/06/199625Brescia - 00004-
7Antonín Barák03/12/199426Verona - 0000186
8Vladimír Darida08/08/199030Hertha - 6110718
12Lukáš Masopust12/02/199328Slavia Praha - 8110232
13Petr Ševčík04/05/199427Slavia Praha - 20108-
14Jakub Jankto19/01/199625Sampdoria - 8110353
15Tomáš Souček27/02/199526West Ham - 8110367
21Alex Král19/05/199823Spartak Moskva - 7110192
25Jakub Pešek24/06/199327Liberec - 000021
26Michal Sadílek31/05/199922PSV - 00001-
10Patrik Schick24/01/199625Leverkusen - 74122713
11Michael Krmenčík15/03/199328Club Brugge - 3010298
19Adam Hložek25/07/200218Sparta Praha - 00104-
20Matěj Vydra01/05/199229Burnley - 1010366
24Tomáš Pekhart26/05/198932Legia - 0000222
-Jaroslav Šilhavý03/11/196159 - 801026-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Zlatko Dalić

Date of birth: 26 October 1966
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Hajduk Split (twice), Budućnost Titograd, Velež, Varteks (twice)
Coaching career: Varteks, Rijeka, Dinamo Tirana, Slaven Belupo (twice), al-Faisaly, al-Hilal, al-Ain, Croatia

• A midfielder, he spent the best years of his playing career at Varteks, scoring 13 goals in 108 matches from 1992–96.

• Played for Varteks in two spells, and after hanging up his boots in 2000, worked simultaneously as the club's assistant coach and sporting director. Took sole command on the field for the first time in 2005.

• Dalić more recently found success in the Middle East with al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) and al-Ain (United Arab Emirates); in 2016, he led al-Ain to the AFC Champions League final, where they lost to South Korea's Jeonbuk FC over two legs.

• Assistant coach of Croatia under-21s from 2006-11, he returned to the national-team set-up as boss of the senior side on 7 October 2017, stepping in following the departure of Ante Čačić. 

• A win away to Ukraine two days after Dalić's appointment earned a 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off place, where Greece were defeated as Croatia reached the finals, prompting Dalić to sign a contract running until 2020. They went on to excel in Russia, reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 1998 courtesy of wins against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland; Denmark and hosts Russia were beaten on penalties en route to the semi-finals, where England were overcome in extra time, but France proved a step too far in the final.


Jaroslav Šilhavý

Date of birth: 3 November 1961
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Škoda Plzeň (now Viktoria Plzeň), RH Cheb, Slavia Praha, Drnovice, Viktoria Žižkov
Coaching career: Kladno, Viktoria Plzeň, České Budějovice, Slovan Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Praha, Slavia Praha, Czech Republic

• An uncompromising centre-back who led by example, Šilhavý made a record 465 appearances in the Czechoslovakian and Czech league, scoring 26 goals. Spent almost a decade with RH Cheb before joining Sparta Praha in 1990.

• Part of the Sparta side that finished runners-up in the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93, Šilhavý also helped Drnovice to the Czech Cup final in 1996; he was voted personality of the league in 1998, a year before hanging up his boots after two seasons as Viktoria Žižkov captain.

• Also won four caps for Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1991, while his son Tomáš went on to be a professional – also as a defender – at Slavia.

• Šilhavý snr started his coaching career with Kladno in 2007 and, after spells with Viktoria Plzeň and České Budějovice, guided Slovan Liberec to the Czech title in 2011/12 – when he was also named coach of the year. Took the club into the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2013/14.

• After short spells at Jablonec and Dukla Praha, took over at Slavia in September 2016, masterminding a 26-match unbeaten run in the league to win the title at the end of that season. Succeeded former Slavia team-mate Karel Jarolím as coach of the Czech Republic in September 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCarlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesJuan Carlos Yuste (ESP) , Roberto Alonso Fernandez (ESP)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJuan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeIñigo Prieto (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Fourth officialSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Reserve officialStephane De Almeida (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegatePeadar Ryan (IRL)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrank De Bleeckere (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Carlos del Cerro Grande13/03/1976456

Carlos Del Cerro Grande

First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: N/A


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
11/12/2019UCLGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebManchester City FC1-4Zagreb

Last updated 17/06/2021 03:00CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Croatia

2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96

Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96

Qualifying win
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
0-2 five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
12: Darijo Srna
Vedran Ćorluka
10: Luka Modrić
Ivan Rakitić
8: Ivan Perišić
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Niko Kranjčar
Mario Mandžukić
6: Ivica Olić
Stipe Pletikosa
Danijel Pranjić
Ivan Strinić
6: Josip Šimunić

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Mandžukić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić
2: Luka Modrić
2: Ivan Perišić

Overall appearances
48: Luka Modrić
47: Darijo Srna
43: Vedran Ćorluka
36: Ivan Rakitić
34: Ivica Olić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
31: Ivan Perišić
Josip Šimunić
30: Dario Šimić
27: Robert Kovač

Overall goals
20: Davor Šuker
13: Eduardo
11: Ivan Perišić
8: Luka Modrić
Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Ivica Olić
Darijo Srna


UEFA European Championship records: Czech Republic

2016 – group stage
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – runners-up
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
3-0: Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3: Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Czech Republic v San Marino, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
5-0: England v Czech Republic, 22/03/19

Final tournament appearances
14: Karel Poborský
14: Petr Čech
12: Pavel Nedvěd
11: Vladimír Šmicer
11: Jaroslav Plašil
10: Jan Koller
10: Milan Baroš
10: Tomáš Rosický

Final tournament goals
5: Milan Baroš
4: Vladimír Šmicer
3: Jan Koller
3: Zdeněk Nehoda

Overall appearances
50: Petr Čech
41: Tomáš Rosický
37: Jaroslav Plašil
35: Jan Koller
34: Karel Poborský
31: Milan Baroš
31: Pavel Nedvěd
31: Jiří Němec
30: Pavel Kuka
25: Patrik Berger
25: Tomáš Galásek
25: Marek Jankulovski
25: Vladimír Šmicer

Overall goals
21: Jan Koller
12: Patrik Berger
12: Milan Baroš
9: Vladimír Šmicer
9: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 Sheydaev 19, 1-1 Barišić 44, 2-1 Kramarić 79
    Kalinić, Brekalo, Barišić, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Rakitić, Kovačić (73 Vlašić), Kramarić, Modrić (91 Badelj), Petković (69 Rebić), Vida
  • (24/03/2019)
    Hungary 2-1 Croatia
    0-1 Rebić 13, 1-1 Ad. Szalai 34, 2-1 Pátkai 76
    Kalinić, Barišić (30 Leovac), Perišić, Lovren, Rakitić, Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj (77 Petković), Rebić (67 Brekalo), Vida
  • (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (93 Škorić), Lovren, Brekalo (67 Pašalić), Kovačić (76 Badelj), Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj, Vida
  • (06/09/2019)
    Slovakia 0-4 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 45, 0-2 Perišić 46, 0-3 Petković 72, 0-4 Lovren 89
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (82 Badelj), Rebić (70 Brekalo), Petković (83 Pašalić), Vida, Bartolec
  • (09/09/2019)
    Azerbaijan 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Modrić 11 (P) , 1-1 Khalilzade 72
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić, Rebić (86 Oršić), Petković, Vida, Bartolec (76 Brekalo)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Croatia 3-0 Hungary
    1-0 Modrić 5, 2-0 Petković 24, 3-0 Petković 42
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (60 Brekalo), Lovren, Rakitić (74 Vlašić), Modrić (67 Kovačić), Brozović, Jedvaj, Rebić, Petković, Vida
  • (13/10/2019)
    Wales 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 9, 1-1 Bale 45+4
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Kovačić (46 Rakitić), Modrić (90 Badelj), Vlašić, Jedvaj, Brekalo, Petković (64 Rebić), Vida
  • (16/11/2019)
    Croatia 3-1 Slovakia
    0-1 Boženík 32, 1-1 Vlašić 56, 2-1 Petković 60, 3-1 Perišić 74
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (81 Oršić), Perić, Ćaleta-Car, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (75 Kovačić), Jedvaj, Rebić (54 Brekalo), Petković
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3111324
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    England 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 Sterling 57
    Livaković, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Kovačić (85 Pašalić), Kramarić (70 Brekalo), Modrić, Brozović (70 Vlašić), Rebić (78 Petković), Vida, Gvardiol
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
    Croatia-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)

Czech Republic

  • European Qualifiers
    England 5-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Sterling 24, 2-0 Kane 45+2 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 62, 4-0 Sterling 68, 5-0 Kalas 84 (og)
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Gebre Selassie, Kalas, Darida (67 Masopust), Pavelka, Jankto (46 Vydra), Souček, Schick (82 Škoda), Novák
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Isa 3, 1-1 Schick 19, 2-1 Schick 50
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (66 Kopic), Jankto (82 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (78 Doležal), Král, Novák
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Jankto 18, 2-0 Kopitović 49 (og) , 3-0 Schick 82 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (39 Kopic), Jankto (74 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (88 Kozák), Král, Novák
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo 2-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 16, 1-1 Muriqi 20, 2-1 Vojvoda 67
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Masopust (80 Doležal), Jankto, Souček, Suchý, Bořil, Schick (61 Krmenčík), Král (72 Hušbauer)
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro 0-3 Czech Republic
    0-1 Souček 54, 0-2 Masopust 58, 0-3 Darida 90+4 (P)
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Darida, Masopust (77 Kopic), Jankto, Souček, Suchý (46 Brabec), Bořil, Schick (91 Krmenčík), Král
  • (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 England
    0-1 Kane 5 (P) , 1-1 Brabec 9, 2-1 Ondrášek 85
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Jankto (82 Kopic), Souček, Bořil, Schick (65 Ondrášek), Masopust (90 Zmrhal), Král
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Kosovo
    0-1 Nuhiu 50, 1-1 Král 71, 2-1 Čelůstka 79
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Krmenčík (61 Ondrášek), Masopust (76 Ševčík), Jankto (91 Kadeřábek), Souček, Bořil, Král
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Bozhikov 56
    Kolář, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Ondrášek (79 Doležal), Ševčík (65 Masopust), Jankto, Souček, Kúdela, Bořil, Král (71 Hušbauer)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3111324
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 42, 0-2 Schick 52
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Kalas, Darida (87 Ševčík), Schick (87 Krmenčík), Masopust (72 Vydra), Jankto (72 Hložek), Souček, Bořil, Král (67 Holeš)
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
    Croatia-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)
    Czech Republic-England

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:10CET

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.

• England's Jude Bellingham is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 349 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 1 of UEFA EURO 2020.

• Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to appear, and score, in five EUROs with his two goals against Hungary on Matchday 1 at UEFA EURO 2020. Twenty-one players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andreas Isaksson, Kim Källström, Jaroslav Plašil, Lukas Podolski, Tomáš Rosický, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Darijo Srna, Giorgio Chiellini, Sebastian Larsson, Luka Modrić, João Moutinho and Pepe.

• 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
17 yrs 349 days: Jude Bellingham (England 1-0 Croata, 13/06/21)
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)
37 yrs 321 days: Goran Pandev (North Macedonia 1-3 Austria, 13/06/2021)
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)

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)
57: 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)
48: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
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: João Moutinho (Portugal)
16: Pepe (Portugal)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Nani (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 five finals tournaments
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

Appearing in four finals tournaments
4: Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000) 
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) 
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

42: 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)
21: 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
11: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
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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