UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group B

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The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group B was one of the nine groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament.[1] Group B consisted of six teams: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Cyprus, and Andorra,[2] where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The top two teams would qualify directly for the finals, the third-placed team would qualify directly too if they had the best records among the third-placed teams of all qualifying groups, otherwise they would enter the play-offs for another chance to qualify.

Belgium and Wales qualified for the finals as the group winners and runners-up respectively, as third-placed Bosnia and Herzegovina weren't the highest-ranked among all third-placed teams, they advanced to the play-offs, where they lost to the Republic of Ireland and thus failed to qualify.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 23 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 3–1 3–1 5–0 6–0
2  Wales 10 6 3 1 11 4 +7 21 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 5 2 3 17 12 +5 17 Advance to play-offs 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–0
4  Israel 10 4 1 5 16 14 +2 13 0–1 0–3 3–0 1–2 4–0
5  Cyprus 10 4 0 6 16 17 −1 12 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 5–0
6  Andorra 10 0 0 10 4 36 −32 0 1–4 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches[edit]

The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 23 February 2014 in Nice.[4] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Andorra  1–2  Wales
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–2  Cyprus
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Attendance: 12,100[6]

Belgium  6–0  Andorra
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Attendance: 45,459[7]
Cyprus  1–2  Israel
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Attendance: 19,164[8]
Wales  0–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Andorra  1–4  Israel
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–1  Belgium
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Attendance: 12,070[11]
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Wales  2–1  Cyprus
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Attendance: 21,273[12]

Belgium  0–0  Wales
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Cyprus  5–0  Andorra
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Attendance: 6,078[14]
Israel  3–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Attendance: 28,300[15]

Israel  0–3  Wales
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Attendance: 30,200[17]
Andorra  0–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Belgium  5–0  Cyprus
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Israel  0–1  Belgium
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Attendance: 29,750[21]

Andorra  1–3  Cyprus
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–1  Israel
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Attendance: 12,100[23]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Wales  1–0  Belgium
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Attendance: 33,280[24]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Belgium  3–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Attendance: 42,975[25]
Cyprus  0–1  Wales
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Attendance: 14,492[26]
Israel  4–0  Andorra
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Attendance: 22,650[27]

Wales  0–0  Israel
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Attendance: 32,653[28]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–0  Andorra
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Attendance: 6,830[29]
Cyprus  0–1  Belgium
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Attendance: 11,866[30]

Andorra  1–4  Belgium
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Attendance: 3,032[31]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–0  Wales
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Attendance: 10,250[32]
Israel  1–2  Cyprus
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Attendance: 25,300[33]

Belgium  3–1  Israel
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Cyprus  2–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Attendance: 17,687[35]
Wales  2–0  Andorra
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Attendance: 33,280[36]

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Discipline[edit]

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[3]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
 Andorra Moisés San Nicolás Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Hungary (15 October 2013)[note 4] vs Wales (9 September 2014)
Márcio Vieira YC vs Wales (9 September 2014)
YC vs Belgium (10 October 2014)
YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (28 March 2015)
vs Cyprus (12 June 2015)
Jordi Rubio YC vs Israel (13 October 2014)
YC vs Cyprus (12 June 2015)
YC vs Israel (3 September 2015)
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 September 2015)
Josep Ayala YC vs Belgium (10 October 2014)
YC vs Cyprus (12 June 2015)
YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 September 2015)
vs Belgium (10 October 2015)
Cristian Martínez YC vs Israel (13 October 2014)
YC vs Cyprus (16 November 2014)
YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 September 2015)
vs Belgium (10 October 2015)
Víctor Rodríguez Red card vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 September 2015) vs Belgium (10 October 2015)
vs Wales (13 October 2015)
Marc Rebés YC vs Cyprus (12 June 2015)
YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 September 2015)
YC vs Belgium (10 October 2015)
vs Wales (13 October 2015)
 Belgium Vincent Kompany Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Israel (31 March 2015) vs Wales (12 June 2015)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Toni Šunjić Red card vs Israel (16 November 2014) vs Andorra (28 March 2015)
Muhamed Bešić Red card vs Andorra (6 September 2015)[37] vs Wales (10 October 2015)
vs Cyprus (13 October 2015)
 Cyprus Vincent Laban YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 September 2014)
YC vs Israel (10 October 2014)
YC vs Andorra (12 June 2015)
vs Wales (3 September 2015)
 Israel Eitan Tibi Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Wales (28 March 2015) vs Belgium (31 March 2015)
Lior Refaelov YC vs Cyprus (10 October 2014)
YC vs Wales (28 March 2015)
YC vs Belgium (31 March 2015)
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (12 June 2015)
Sheran Yeini YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (16 November 2014)
YC vs Belgium (31 March 2015)
YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (12 June 2015)
vs Andorra (3 September 2015)
Nir Bitton YC vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (16 November 2014)
YC vs Wales (6 September 2015)
YC vs Cyprus (10 October 2015)
vs Belgium (13 October 2015)
 Wales Andy King Red card vs Cyprus (13 October 2014)[38] vs Belgium (16 November 2014)
vs Israel (28 March 2015)
Joe Allen YC vs Andorra (9 September 2014)
YC vs Belgium (16 November 2014)
YC vs Belgium (12 June 2015)
vs Cyprus (3 September 2015)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 16 November 2014 and 28 March 2015, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ The Israel v Wales match was originally to kick off at 20:45 (22:45 UTC+3), but was moved to 18:00 (20:00 UTC+3) as matches cannot kick off later than 22:00 local time according to UEFA's guidelines.[16]
  3. ^ The Israel v Belgium match was originally to be played on 9 September 2014, 20:45 (21:45 UTC+3), but was postponed due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[20]
  4. ^ The suspension was carried over from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2014-16" (PDF). UEFA.com. 
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  36. ^ "Wales vs. Andorra - 13 October 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  37. ^ "Udarac je to za reprezentaciju BiH jer Bešić je jedan od nezamjenjiv u timu Mehmeda Baždarevića". Goal.com. 17 September 2015. 
  38. ^ "Wales: Andy King banned for two games after Cyprus red card". BBC Sport. 24 October 2014. 

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