UEFA Euro 2016

UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 – Croatia vs Portugal

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Parc des Princes – Paris 25/06/2016
  • Round of 16
  • Croatia FIFA RANK: 27
  • Portugal FIFA RANK: 8

 

CROATIA 0-1 PORTUGAL

 

Game Scorers

  • Croatia: N/A n/a
  • Portugal: Ricardo Quaresma 117ET

 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ricardo Quaresma powers Portugal in Extra Time to win the game for them
  • Pepe of Portugal gave the best chance for Portugal when his header just hit the bar in regulation
  • Tight match and tight defense, needed extra time to determine victory

https://twitter.com/Wicked777223/status/747732153555910656

 

Croatia vs Portugal played on June 25, 2016, Croatia wins match on Round of 16 against Portugal
UEFA EURO 2016 ROUND of 16 – CROATIA vs PORTUGAL RECAP

It was a tough matchup and Portugal escaping with a goal on extra time at 117th minute mark. Croatia had their chance and could have gotten the upset but Portugal just hanged on to secure the win.

Portugal goal scorer Ricardo Quaresma has this to say —

“We worked hard, we knew the difficulties we were going to encounter, the stress, the anxiety that comes with the game, but I think we should congratulate ourselves. We had a great game, we believed until the end and we should congratulate ourselves for our dedication.”

Portugal is praised for their performance in Eufa Euro 2016 —

Croatia vs Portugal Euro 2016 Video

Croatia vs Portugal highlights

 

TEAM LINEUP

CROATIA

  • 23 Subaši? (G)
  • 3 Strini?
  • 4 Periši?
  • 5 ?orluka Substitution 120′
  • 7 Rakiti? Substitution 110′
  • 10 Modri?
  • 11 Srna (C)
  • 14 Brozovi?
  • 17 Mandžuki? Substitution 88′
  • 19 Badelj
  • 21 Vida Substitutes
  • 9 Kramari? Substitution 120′
  • 16 N. Kalini? Substitution 88′
  • 20 Pjaca Substitution 110′

PORTUGAL

  • 1 Rui Patrício (G)
  • 3 Pepe
  • 4 Fonte
  • 5 Raphael Guerreiro
  • 7 Ronaldo (C)
  • 10 João Mário 87′ Substitution
  • 14 William Carvalho 78′ Yellow Card
  • 15 André Gomes 50′ Substitution
  • 17 Nani
  • 21 Cédric
  • 23 Adrien Silva 108′ Substitution
  • 13 Danilo 108′ Substitution
  • 16 Renato Sanches 50′ Substitution
  • 20 Quaresma 87′ Substitution 117′ Goal

UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 – Wales vs Northern Ireland

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Parc des Princes – Paris 25/06/2016
  • Round of 16
  • Wales FIFA RANK: 26
  • Northern Ireland FIFA RANK: 25

 

WALES 1-0 NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Game Scorers

  • Wales: Gareth McAuley 75′ n/a
  • Northern Ireland: N/A

 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nothern Irelan defender Gareth McAuley was the one who scored the goal for Wales
  • Wales has won 9 games against Northern Ireland since 1980
  • Wales Gareth Bale is the man of the match

 

Wales vs Northern Ireland played on June 25, 2016, Wales wins match on Round of 16 against Northern Ireland
UEFA EURO 2016 ROUND of 16 – WALES vs NORTHERN IRELAND RECAP

This was a celebratory win for Wales for winning their 9th straight game against Wales but most importantly being able to move into the last eight. It might not be the win they were expecting as the goal was scored by the opponent, Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley.

Wales manager Coleman has this to say —

“We wanted to come to the tournament and do our nation proud. You never know in football how far you can go. You can have a bit of bad luck, a bit of good luck. Today, we had a bit of good luck and Northern Ireland had a bit of bad luck.

But I think since we’ve been in the tournament we’ve been worthy of our position and worthy of our status in the tournament. And today we had to win in a different way. It wasn’t pretty, we had to fight really hard.

Credit to Northern Ireland – they never let us play. They never allowed us to get into our stride, but our players kept their focus, they kept their discipline, and it was always going to be a little bit of luck, our way or their way, on a game today where there was so much on it, that was going to win it. And thankfully that came our way.”

Northern Ireland is praised for their performance in Eufa Euro 2016 —

Wales vs Northern Ireland Euro 2016 Video

Wales & Fans coming together

Northern Ireland Gareth Bale & his Daughter after the game

 

TEAM LINEUP

WALES

  • 1 Hennessey (G)
  • 2 Gunter
  • 3 N. Taylor Yellow Card 58′
  • 4 Davies
  • 5 Chester
  • 6 A. Williams (C)
  • 7 Allen
  • 10 Ramsey Yellow Card 90’+4
  • 11 Bale
  • 16 Ledley Substitution 63′
  • 18 Vokes Substitution 55′ Substitutes
  • 9 Robson-Kanu Substitution 55′
  • 20 J. Williams Substitution 63′

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • 1 McGovern (G)
  • 4 McAuley 75′ Goal 84′ Substitution
  • 5 J. Evans
  • 8 S. Davis (C) 67′ Yellow Card
  • 10 K. Lafferty
  • 13 C. Evans
  • 14 Dallas 44′ Yellow Card
  • 16 Norwood 79′ Substitution
  • 18 Hughes
  • 19 Ward 69′ Substitution
  • 20 Cathcart Substitutes
  • 7 McGinn 79′ Substitution
  • 11 Washington 69′ Substitution
  • 21 Magennis 84′ Substitution

UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 – Switzerland vs Poland

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Stade Geoffroy Guichard – Saint-Etienne 25/06/2016
  • Round of 16
  • Switzerland FIFA RANK: 15
  • Poland FIFA RANK: 27

 

SWITZERLAND 1-1 POLAND

 

Game Scorers

  • Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri 82′ n/a
  • Poland: Jakub Blaszczykowski 39′

 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Game was tied and needed to go to Penalty where Poland wins 5-4
  • Poland was able to score in the first half on a beautiful finish
  • As time winding down, Switzerland was able to tie on a header by Shaqiri from the edge of the box

 

Switzerland vs Poland played on June 25, 2016, Poland wins match on Round of 16 against Switzerland
UEFA EURO 2016 ROUND of 16 – SWITZERLAND vs POLAND RECAP

Poland had a full celebration of joy and triumph after winning against Switzerland in a penalty shoot-out 5-4. Poland was able to score in the first half with Jakub Blaszczykowski having a breakaway finish on the 39th minute.

Switzerland was able to hang-on tying the game on the 82nd minute via a header of Xherdan Shaqiri on the 82nd minute.

Polish president Andrzej Duda tweeted this on the win “Congratulations to the national team for this historic achievement. But maybe next time with no such thriller, please :):)”.

Grzegorz Krychowiak who is one of the key players in the team remains calm knowing there is more work to be done —

“In my opinion if we already thought that we had accomplished something, we wouldn’t have advanced over the Swiss. It is a historical event, Poland are in the quarter-finals for the first time.

But I think this only proves the ambition of our team, that we aren’t satisfied with the minimum, but want to fight for the biggest objectives.”

Krychowiak was the last player to take the penalty shot — “It is certainly a big responsibility. Not only on me, but on all the takers. We are aware that these five kicks decide if we play in the next phase or not. But you have to turn off nerves, do your thing and I think the team did a great job.”

Krychowiak message to their fans — “Yes. I hope it’s just the beginning and that we still have more to celebrate.”

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland tweeted this out after the loss —

Switzerland vs Poland Euro 2016 Video

Penalty shootout, Poland win penalty shootout 5-4 against Switzerland.

Goals scored in the game

 

TEAM LINEUP

SWITZERLAND

  • 1 Sommer (G)
  • 2 Lichtsteiner (C)
  • 9 Seferovic
  • 10 Xhaka
  • 11 Behrami Substitution 77′
  • 13 Rodríguez
  • 15 Džemaili Substitution 58′
  • 18 Mehmedi Substitution 70′
  • 20 Djourou Yellow Card 117′
  • 22 Schär Yellow Card 55′
  • 23 Shaqiri Goal 82′
  • Substitutes
  • 7 Embolo Substitution 58′
  • 16 Fernandes Substitution 77′
  • 19 Derdiyok Substitution 70′

POLAND

  • 22 Fabianski (G)
  • 2 Pazdan 111′ Yellow Card
  • 3 Jedrzejczyk 58′ Yellow Card
  • 5 Maczynski 101′ Substitution
  • 7 Milik
  • 9 Lewandowski (C)
  • 10 Krychowiak
  • 11 Grosicki 104′ Substitution
  • 15 Glik
  • 16 Blaszczykowski 39′ Goal
  • 20 Piszczek Substitutes
  • Substitutes
  • 6 Jodlowiec 101′ Substitution
  • 17 Peszko 104′ Substitution

UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage D – Spain vs Czech Republic

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Stadium de Toulouse – Toulouse 13/06/2016
  • Group Stage: Group D
  • Spain FIFA RANK: 6
  • Czech Republic FIFA RANK: 30

 

SPAIN
1-0
CZECH REPUBLIC
Gerard Piqué 87

 
 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Spain is defending their title and Pique helped them on the late stage ofthe game
  • Silva of Spain is the 11th man to win 100 caps

 

Spain vs Czech Republic played on June 13, 2016, Spain wins match on Group Stage Group C

Spain vs Czech Republic Euro 2016 Video

UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage C – Germany vs Ukraine

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Stade Pierre Mauroy – Lille Métropole 12/06/2016
  • Group Stage: Group B
  • Germany FIFA RANK: 11
  • Ukraine FIFA RANK: 29

 

GERMANY
2-0
UKRAINE
Shkodran Mustafi 19
Bastian Schweinsteiger 90+2

 
 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Goals from Mustafi and Schweinsteiger earn Germany win
  • This is Germany’s 12th Euro finals

 

Germany vs Ukraine played on June 10, 2016, Germany wins match on Group Stage Group C

Germany vs Ukraine Euro 2016 Video

UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage C – Poland vs Northern Ireland

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Stade de Nice – Nice 12/06/2016
  • Group Stage: Group C
  • Poland FIFA RANK: 27
  • Northern Ireland FIFA RANK: 25

 

POLAND
1-0
NORTHERN IRELAND
Milik 51′ (P)

 
 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Poland wins first EURO finals
  • Milik wins by scoring single goal in the game
  • This is Northern Ireland’s debut

 

Poland vs Northern Ireland played on June 10, 2016, Poland wins match on Group Stage Group C
UEFA EURO 2016 GROUP STAGE B – POLAND vs NORTHERN IRELAND RECAP

A lot of firsts in the game, Poland’s first win in EURO and Northern Ireland’s debut in EURO finals.

Poland midfielder and man of the match Grzegorz Krychowiak says this–

“We understood that the first match is very difficult, we were prepared for that. The next matches will show that we can be even better and go further. We can do a lot, but we shouldn’t be overly optimistic having only won the first match. We should take it calmly with a cold-headed approach. We need to run our socks off, but I’m not hiding the fact that we want to win it.”

Poland vs Northern Ireland Euro 2016 Video

 

TEAM LINEUP

POLAND

  • 1 Szcz?sny (G)
  • 2 Pazdan
  • 3 J?drzejczyk
  • 5 M?czy?ski Substitution 78′
  • 7 Milik Goal 51′
  • 9 Lewandowski (C)
  • 10 Krychowiak
  • 15 Glik
  • 16 B?aszczykowski Substitution 80′
  • 20 Piszczek Yellow Card 89′
  • 21 Kapustka Yellow Card 65′ Substitution 88′

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • McGovern (G) 1
  • C. McLaughlin 2
  • Ferguson66′ Substitution 3
  • McAuley 4
  • J. Evans 5
  • Baird76′ Substitution 6
  • S. Davis (C) 8
  • K. Lafferty 10
  • Norwood 16
  • McNair46′ Substitution 17
  • Cathcart69′ Yellow Card 20

UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage D – Turkey vs Croatia

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Parc des Princes – Paris 12/06/2016
  • Group Stage: Group D
  • Turkey FIFA RANK: 18
  • Croatia FIFA RANK: 27

 

TURKEY
0-1
CROATIA
Modric 41′ (P)

 
 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • Modric was able to win it for Croatia
  • Srna, Periši and Brozovi were almost able to score
  • Modric had his revenge against Terim’s men

 

Turkey vs Croatia played on June 10, 2016, Turkey wins match on Group Stage Group D
UEFA EURO 2016 GROUP STAGE B – TURKEY vs CROATIA RECAP

Turkey were the favorites going into this game and while they looked like they were heading for a win with Dier scoring on the 73th minute, Croatia managed to tie the score in added time by a goal from Berezutski.

Headline for this win is as follows —

“Modric gets his revenge on Terim’s men.”

Fatih Terim on Turkey’s defeat —

“Let’s see what will happen with [the Spain-Czech Republic] game tomorrow, what we will do in the second game. We will see all of this and experience it. However, like I said, hopefully we will start well, we haven’t started yet.”

Turkey vs Croatia Euro 2016 Video

 

TEAM LINEUP

TURKEY

  • 1 Volkan Babacan (G)
  • 3 Hakan Balta Yellow Card
  • 6 Hakan Çalhano?lu
  • 7 Gökhan Gönül
  • 8 Selçuk ?nan
  • 9 Cenk Tosun Yellow Card Substitution
  • 10 Arda Turan (C) Substitution
  • 14 O?uzhan Özyakup Substitution
  • 15 Mehmet Topal
  • 16 Ozan Tufan
  • 18 Caner Erkin

CROATIA

  • Subaši? (G) 23
  • Strini? Yellow Card 3
  • Periši? Substitution 4
  • ?orluka 5
  • Rakiti? Substitution 7
  • Modri? Goal 10
  • Srna (C) 11
  • Brozovi? 14
  • Mandžuki? Substitution 17
  • Badelj 19
  • Vida 21

UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage B – England vs Russia

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Game/Team Info

  • Location: Stade Vélodrome – Marseille 11/06/2016
  • Group Stage: Group B
  • England FIFA RANK: 11
  • Russia FIFA RANK: 29

 

ENGLAND
1-1
RUSSIA
Eric Dier 73′
Vasili Berezutski 90+2′ (P)

 
 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • It took 73 minutes before a goal was scored by Dier for England
  • Russia evens the score on 2 minutes of extra time via Berezutski
  • Englands Rooney is celebrated for his performance

 

England vs Russia played on June 10, 2016, England wins match on Group Stage Group B
UEFA EURO 2016 GROUP STAGE B – ENGLAND vs RUSSIA RECAP

England were the favorites going into this game and while they looked like they were heading for a win with Dier scoring on the 73th minute, Russia managed to tie the score in added time by a goal from Berezutski.

The Russian captain Vasili Berezutski has this to say —

“It is good that we managed to level it up at the end. Such a draw can be compared to a victory. We earned a point and it is very good that we have started the tournament with points on the board. It would be more difficult otherwise.”

Despite the loss England player Rooney was praised for his magnificent playmaking at midfield.

England vs Russia Euro 2016 Video

 

TEAM LINEUP

ENGLAND

  • 1 Hart (G)
  • 2 Walker
  • 3 Rose
  • 5 Cahill Yellow Card
  • 6 Smalling
  • 7 Sterling Substitution
  • 8 Lallana
  • 9 Kane
  • 10 Rooney (C) Substitution
  • 17 Dier Goal
  • 20 Alli

RUSSIA

  • 1 Akinfeev (G)
  • 3 Smolnikov
  • 4 Ignashevich
  • 5 Neustädter Substitution
  • 9 Kokorin
  • 10 Smolov Substitution
  • 13 Golovin Substitution
  • 14 V. Berezutski (C) Goal
  • 17 Shatov
  • 21 Schennikov Yellow Card
  • 22 Dzyuba
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