UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E

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The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E was one of nine groups drawn to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament. Group E consisted of six teams: England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, and San Marino, who played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.

The top two teams, England and Switzerland, qualified directly for the finals. As third-placed Slovenia were not the highest-ranked among all third-placed teams, they advanced to the play-offs, where they lost to Ukraine and thus failed to qualify.

England won all ten of their matches becoming only the fifth national side to qualify for a European Championship with a 100% record, and the sixth instance, after France (1992 and 2004), Czech Republic (2000), Germany and Spain (both 2012).

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Switzerland Slovenia Estonia Lithuania San Marino
1  England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +28 30 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
2   Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 21 0–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 7–0
3  Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +7 16 Advance to play-offs 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 6–0
4  Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 −5 10 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
5  Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 −11 10 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1
6  San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 −35 1 0–6 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head results. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

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
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia 1–0 Slovenia
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A. Le Coq Arena, TallinnAttendance: 6,561Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
San Marino 0–2 Lithuania
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San Marino Stadium, SerravalleAttendance: 986Referee: Libor Kovařík (Czech Republic) 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Switzerland 0–2 England
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St. Jakob-Park, BaselAttendance: 35,500Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
England 5–0 San Marino
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Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 55,990Referee: Marcin Borski (Poland) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania 1–0 Estonia
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LFF Stadium, VilniusAttendance: 4,780Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain) 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia 1–0  Switzerland
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Ljudski vrt, MariborAttendance: 8,500Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany) 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Estonia 0–1 England
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A. Le Coq Arena, TallinnAttendance: 10,195Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia) 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania 0–2 Slovenia
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LFF Stadium, VilniusAttendance: 4,250Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (Greece) 14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
San Marino 0–4  Switzerland
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San Marino Stadium, SerravalleAttendance: 2,289Referee: Tony Chapron (France) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)18:00
(17:00 UTC±0)
England 3–1 Slovenia
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Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 82,309Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)18:00
(18:00 UTC+1)
San Marino 0–0 Estonia
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San Marino Stadium, SerravalleAttendance: 759Referee: Felix Brych (Germany) 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Switzerland 4–0 Lithuania
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AFG Arena, St. GallenAttendance: 17,300Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(19:45 UTC±0)
England 4–0 Lithuania
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Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 83,671Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Slovenia 6–0 San Marino
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Stožice Stadium, LjubljanaAttendance: 8,325Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria) 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Switzerland 3–0 Estonia
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Swissporarena, LucerneAttendance: 14,500Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Estonia 2–0 San Marino
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A. Le Coq Arena, TallinnAttendance: 6,131Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Slovenia 2–3 England
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Stožice Stadium, LjubljanaAttendance: 15,796Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain) 14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania 1–2  Switzerland
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LFF Stadium, VilniusAttendance: 4,786Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Estonia 1–0 Lithuania
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A. Le Coq Arena, TallinnAttendance: 6,621Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
San Marino 0–6 England
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San Marino Stadium, SerravalleAttendance: 4,378Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus) 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Switzerland 3–2 Slovenia
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St. Jakob-Park, BaselAttendance: 25,750Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
England 2–0  Switzerland
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Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 75,751Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania 2–1 San Marino
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LFF Stadium, VilniusAttendance: 2,856Referee: Clayton Pisani (Malta) 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia 1–0 Estonia
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Ljudski vrt, MariborAttendance: 6,868Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
England 2–0 Estonia
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Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 75,427Referee: István Vad (Hungary) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia 1–1 Lithuania
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Stožice Stadium, LjubljanaAttendance: 10,498Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands) 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Switzerland 7–0 San Marino
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AFG Arena, St. GallenAttendance: 16,200Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia 0–1  Switzerland
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A. Le Coq Arena, TallinnAttendance: 7,304Referee: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania 0–3 England
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LFF Stadium, VilniusAttendance: 5,051Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark) 12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
San Marino 0–2 Slovenia
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San Marino Stadium, SerravalleAttendance: 781Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Macedonia)

Goalscorers

England's Wayne Rooney was the group's top scorer, with seven goals

There were 85 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.83 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

2 own goals

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)
 Estonia Ken Kallaste Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Lithuania (9 October 2014) vs England (12 October 2014)
Ragnar Klavan Yellow card Yellow-red card vs England (12 October 2014) vs San Marino (15 November 2014)
Aleksandr Dmitrijev Yellow card vs San Marino (15 November 2014)
Yellow card vs Switzerland (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (5 September 2015)
vs Slovenia (8 September 2015)
 Lithuania Giedrius Arlauskis Red card vs San Marino (8 September 2015) vs Slovenia (9 October 2015)
Marius Žaliūkas Yellow card vs England (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Estonia (5 September 2015)
Yellow card vs Slovenia (9 October 2015)
vs England (12 October 2015)
 San Marino Alessandro Della Valle Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Ukraine (15 October 2013) vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
Mirko Palazzi Red card vs Ukraine (15 October 2013) vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
Manuel Battistini Yellow card vs Lithuania (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Estonia (14 June 2015)
Yellow card vs Lithuania (8 September 2015)
vs Switzerland (9 October 2015)
Nicola Chiaruzzi Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Lithuania (8 September 2015) vs Switzerland (9 October 2015)
 Slovenia Dalibor Stevanović Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Estonia (8 September 2014) vs Switzerland (9 October 2014)
Kevin Kampl Yellow card vs England (14 June 2015)
Yellow card vs Switzerland (5 September 2015)
Yellow card vs Estonia (8 September 2015)
vs Lithuania (9 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 The suspension was carried over from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

References

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  24. ^ "Estonia vs. Lithuania". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  25. ^ "San Marino vs. England". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  26. ^ "Switzerland vs. Slovenia". Soccerway. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
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  29. ^ "Slovenia vs. Estonia". Soccerway. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
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