UEFA Euro 1996 Final
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UEFA Euro 1996 Final

UEFA Euro 1996 Final
Match programme cover
EventUEFA Euro 1996
After golden goal extra time
Date30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchKarel Poborský [1]
RefereePierluigi Pairetto (Italy)[2]

The UEFA Euro 1996 Final was a football match played on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1996. The match featured tournament favourites Germany, who knocked out hosts England in the semi-finals, and the Czech Republic, who had beaten France in their semi-final. This was the Czechs' first European Championship since the break-up of Czechoslovakia three years earlier. Both teams had qualified for the knockout stage from Group C of the tournament's group stage, with Germany winning 2-0 in the teams' earlier meeting. The match was also considered as a rematch of the UEFA Euro 1976 Final, which the predecessor of Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, beat the West Germans on penalty.

Germany won the final 2-1, with Oliver Bierhoff scoring the golden goal in the 95th minute.[4] Bierhoff had earlier equalised in the 73rd minute after Patrik Berger scored a penalty for the Czech Republic on 59 minutes after Karel Poborský had been tripped.[5]

Route to the final

Czech Republic Round Germany
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Germany 0-2 Match 1  Czech Republic 2-0
 Italy 2-1 Match 2  Russia 3-0
 Russia 3-3 Match 3  Italy 0-0
Group C runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Germany 3 7
2  Czech Republic 3 4
3  Italy 3 4
4  Russia 3 1
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group C winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Germany 3 7
2  Czech Republic 3 4
3  Italy 3 4
4  Russia 3 1
Source: UEFA
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Portugal 1-0 Quarter-finals  Croatia 2-1
 France 0-0 (a.e.t.) (6-5 p) Semi-finals  England 1-1 (a.e.t.) (6-5 p)



Czech Republic 1-2 (a.e.t.) Germany
Attendance: 73,611[3]
GK 1 Petr Kouba
SW 5 Miroslav Kadlec (c)
CB 15 Michal Hor?ák Yellow card 47
CB 3 Jan Suchopárek
CM 4 Pavel Nedv?d
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
CM 19 Karel Rada
RW 8 Karel Poborský Substituted off 88
AM 14 Patrik Berger
LW 7 Ji?í N?mec
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
FW 17 Vladimír ?micer Substituted in 88
Du?an Uhrin
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GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer Yellow card 69
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer Yellow card 63
RWB 19 Thomas Strunz
LWB 17 Christian Ziege Yellow card 91
DM 21 Dieter Eilts Substituted off 46
CM 8 Mehmet Scholl Substituted off 69
CM 10 Thomas Häßler
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c)
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
MF 3 Marco Bode Substituted in 46
FW 20 Oliver Bierhoff Substituted in 69
Berti Vogts

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

Match rules


  1. ^ a b "Every EURO man of the match since 1996". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2020. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "UEFA EURO 1996 - History - Czech Republic-Germany". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b Jones, Ken (1 July 1996). "Vogts' triumph over adversity". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Germany 2 Czech Republic 1". Impromptunic. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Germany Wins Euro 96 With a 'Golden Goal'". New York Times. 1 July 1996. Retrieved 2013.

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