UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C

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The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C was one of the nine groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament. Group C consisted of six teams: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia, and Luxembourg, where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.

Originally Gibraltar had been drawn in this group, but were moved to group D due to Spain not being willing to play them because of the disputed status of Gibraltar.

The top two teams, Spain and Slovakia, qualified directly for the finals. As third-placed Ukraine weren't the highest-ranked among all third-placed teams, they advanced to the play-offs, where they won against Slovenia and thus qualified as well.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Slovakia Ukraine Belarus Luxembourg North Macedonia
1  Spain 10 9 0 1 23 3 +20 27 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 5–1
2  Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17 8 +9 22 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
3  Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14 4 +10 19 Advance to play-offs 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
4  Belarus 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6 11 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–0
5  Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6 27 −21 4 0–4 2–4 0–3 1–1 1–0
6  North Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6 18 −12 4 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3) and head-to-head goal difference (0). Head-to-head away goals: Luxembourg 2, North Macedonia 0.

Matches

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 23 February 2014 in Nice. Times are CET/CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Luxembourg 1–1 Belarus
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Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg CityAttendance: 3,265Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania) 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Spain 5–1 Macedonia
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Ciutat de València, ValenciaAttendance: 18,553Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece) 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Ukraine 0–1 Slovakia
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Olympic Stadium, KyivAttendance: 38,454Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Belarus 0–2 Ukraine
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Borisov Arena, BarysawAttendance: 10,512Referee: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Macedonia 3–2 Luxembourg
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Philip II Arena, SkopjeAttendance: 11,500Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia 2–1 Spain
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Štadión pod Dubňom, ŽilinaAttendance: 9,478Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands) 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Ukraine 1–0 Macedonia
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Arena Lviv, LvivAttendance: 33,978Referee: Sébastien Delferière (Belgium) 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Belarus 1–3 Slovakia
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Borisov Arena, BarysawAttendance: 3,684Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium) 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Luxembourg 0–4 Spain
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Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg CityAttendance: 8,125Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)18:00
(18:00 UTC+1)
Luxembourg 0–3 Ukraine
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Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg CityAttendance: 4,379Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Macedonia 0–2 Slovakia
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Philip II Arena, SkopjeAttendance: 11,322Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Spain 3–0 Belarus
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Nuevo Colombino, HuelvaAttendance: 19,249Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Macedonia 1–2 Belarus
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Philip II Arena, SkopjeAttendance: 3,447Referee: Anthony Taylor (England) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Slovakia 3–0 Luxembourg
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Štadión pod Dubňom, ŽilinaAttendance: 9,524Referee: Stephan Studer (Switzerland) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Spain 1–0 Ukraine
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Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, SevilleAttendance: 33,775Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Ukraine 3–0 Luxembourg
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Arena Lviv, LvivAttendance: 21,635Referee: Arnold Hunter (Northern Ireland) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Belarus 0–1 Spain
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Borisov Arena, BarysawAttendance: 13,121Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (Austria) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia 2–1 Macedonia
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Štadión pod Dubňom, ŽilinaAttendance: 10,765Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Luxembourg 1–0 Macedonia
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Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg CityAttendance: 1,657Referee: Simon Lee Evans (Wales) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Ukraine 3–1 Belarus
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Arena Lviv, LvivAttendance: 32,648Referee: Liran Liany (Israel) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Spain 2–0 Slovakia
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Carlos Tartiere, OviedoAttendance: 19,874Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Belarus 2–0 Luxembourg
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Borisov Arena, BarysawAttendance: 3,482Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Macedonia 0–1 Spain
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Philip II Arena, SkopjeAttendance: 28,843Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia 0–0 Ukraine
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Štadión pod Dubňom, ŽilinaAttendance: 10,648Referee: Martin Atkinson (England) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Macedonia 0–2 Ukraine
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Philip II Arena, SkopjeAttendance: 4,821Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovakia 0–1 Belarus
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Štadión pod Dubňom, ŽilinaAttendance: 9,859Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Spain 4–0 Luxembourg
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Las Gaunas, LogroñoAttendance: 14,472Referee: Sébastien Delferière (Belgium) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Belarus 0–0 Macedonia
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Borisov Arena, BarysawAttendance: 1,545Referee: Christian Dingert (Germany) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Luxembourg 2–4 Slovakia
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Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg CityAttendance: 2,512Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Ukraine 0–1 Spain
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Olympic Stadium, KyivAttendance: 61,248Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)

Goalscorers

There were 74 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.47 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Discipline

A player was automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

The following suspensions were served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
 Belarus Maksim Bardachow Yellow card vs Spain (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Spain (14 June 2015)
vs Ukraine (5 September 2015)
Alyaksandr Martynovich Yellow card vs Luxembourg (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (5 September 2015)
vs Luxembourg (8 September 2015)
Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Slovakia (9 October 2015) vs Macedonia (12 October 2015)
 Luxembourg Aurélien Joachim Red card vs Portugal (15 October 2013) vs Belarus (8 September 2014)
Mario Mutsch Yellow card vs Macedonia (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (14 June 2015)
vs Macedonia (5 September 2015)
Christopher Martins Yellow card vs Belarus (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (5 September 2015)
vs Belarus (8 September 2015)
Chris Philipps Yellow card vs Belarus (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Belarus (8 September 2015)
vs Spain (9 October 2015)
Daniel da Mota Yellow card vs Belarus (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (14 June 2015)
Yellow card vs Spain (9 October 2015)
vs Slovakia (12 October 2015)
 Macedonia Ferhan Hasani Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Slovakia (14 June 2014) vs Luxembourg (5 September 2015)
Besart Abdurahimi Yellow card vs Spain (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (12 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (5 September 2015)
vs Spain (8 September 2015)
Stefan Ristovski Yellow card vs Spain (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (5 September 2015)
vs Spain (8 September 2015)
 Slovakia Martin Škrtel Red card vs Greece (11 October 2013) vs Ukraine (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (14 June 2015)
vs Spain (5 September 2015)
Juraj Kucka Yellow card vs Ukraine (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Spain (9 October 2015)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (14 June 2015)
vs Spain (5 September 2015)
Norbert Gyömbér Yellow card vs Spain (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Belarus (12 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Ukraine (8 September 2015)
vs Belarus (9 October 2015)
 Spain Diego Costa Yellow card vs Slovakia (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (12 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (8 September 2015)
vs Luxembourg (9 October 2015)
 Ukraine Yevhen Khacheridi Yellow card Yellow-red card vs France (19 November 2013) vs Slovakia (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Belarus (5 September 2015)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (9 October 2015)
vs Spain (12 October 2015)
Artem Fedetskyi Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (12 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Spain (27 March 2015)
vs Luxembourg (14 June 2015)
Denys Harmash Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Belarus (5 September 2015) vs Slovakia (8 September 2015)
Serhiy Sydorchuk Yellow card vs Macedonia (12 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Luxembourg (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Macedonia (9 October 2015)
vs Spain (12 October 2015)

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 15 November 2014 and 27 March 2015, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ a b c The suspension was carried over from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

References

  1. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying Draw Procedure" (PDF). UEFA. p. 1. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Spain face Ukraine return in EURO 2016 qualifying". UEFA.com. 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2014-16" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  4. ^ Fifield, Nicola (23 February 2014). "Gibraltar moves group in Euro 2016 qualifiers draw over political tensions". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Qualifying fixtures" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "Belarus vs. Slovakia 1 - 3". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Luxembourg vs. Spain 0 - 4". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Macedonia vs. Slovakia 0 - 2". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Belarus vs. Luxembourg 2 - 0". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Macedonia vs. Spain 0 - 1". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Slovakia vs. Ukraine 0 - 0". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  12. ^ "FYR Macedonia vs. Ukraine - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Slovakia vs. Belarus - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Spain vs. Luxembourg - 9 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Belarus vs. FYR Macedonia - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Luxembourg vs. Slovakia - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Ukraine vs. Spain - 12 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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