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UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group F

Group F of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament was one of the nine groups to decide which teams would qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament.[1] Group F consisted of six teams: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland, and Faroe Islands,[2] where they played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Northern Ireland 10 6 3 1 16 8 +8 21 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1
2  Romania 10 5 5 0 11 2 +9 20 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
3  Hungary 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16 Advance to Play-offs 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
4  Finland 10 3 3 4 9 10 −1 12 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1
5  Faroe Islands 10 2 0 8 6 17 −11 6 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–1
6  Greece 10 1 3 6 7 14 −7 6 0–2 0–1 4–3 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches

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).

7 September 2014 (2014-09-07)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Hungary  1–2  Northern Ireland
Priskin Goal 75' Report McGinn Goal 81'
K. Lafferty Goal 88'
Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 20,672
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
7 September 2014 (2014-09-07)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Faroe Islands  1–3  Finland
Holst Goal 41' Report Riski Goal 53'78'
R. Eremenko Goal 82'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (Wales)
7 September 2014 (2014-09-07)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  0–1  Romania
Report Marica Goal 10' (pen.)

11 October 2014 (2014-10-11)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Romania  1–1  Hungary
Rusescu Goal 45' Report Dzsudzsák Goal 82'
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 52,000[6]
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
11 October 2014 (2014-10-11)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Finland  1–1  Greece
Hurme Goal 55' Report Karelis Goal 24'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 26,548
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
11 October 2014 (2014-10-11)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Northern Ireland  2–0  Faroe Islands
McAuley Goal 6'
K. Lafferty Goal 20'
Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,049[7]
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Faroe Islands  0–1  Hungary
Report Szalai Goal 21'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Finland  0–2  Romania
Report Stancu Goal 54'83'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 19,408
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  0–2  Northern Ireland
Report Ward Goal 9'
K. Lafferty Goal 51'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 18,726[8]
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)

14 November 2014 (2014-11-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Greece  0–1  Faroe Islands
Report Edmundsson Goal 61'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 16,821
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
14 November 2014 (2014-11-14)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Hungary  1–0  Finland
Gera Goal 84' Report
Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 19,600[9]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
14 November 2014 (2014-11-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Romania  2–0  Northern Ireland
Papp Goal 74'79' Report
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 28,892
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
Northern Ireland  2–1  Finland
K. Lafferty Goal 33'38' Report Sadik Goal 90+1'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,264
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Romania  1–0  Faroe Islands
Keșerü Goal 21' Report
Ilie Oană Stadium, Ploiești
Attendance: 13,898
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Hungary  0–0  Greece
Report
Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Finland  0–1  Hungary
Report Stieber Goal 82'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 20,434
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Faroe Islands  2–1  Greece
Hansson Goal 32'
B. Olsen Goal 70'
Report Papastathopoulos Goal 84'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 4,731[10]
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Northern Ireland  0–0  Romania
Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

4 September 2015 (2015-09-04)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Faroe Islands  1–3  Northern Ireland
Edmundsson Goal 36' Report McAuley Goal 12'71'
K. Lafferty Goal 75'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 4,513
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
4 September 2015 (2015-09-04)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  0–1  Finland
Report Pohjanpalo Goal 75'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 17,358[11]
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (Ukraine)
4 September 2015 (2015-09-04)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Hungary  0–0  Romania
Report
Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 22,060[12]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

7 September 2015 (2015-09-07)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Finland  1–0  Faroe Islands
Pohjanpalo Goal 23' Report
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,477[13]
Referee: Marcin Borski (Poland)
7 September 2015 (2015-09-07)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Northern Ireland  1–1  Hungary
K. Lafferty Goal 90+3' Report Guzmics Goal 74'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,200[14]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
7 September 2015 (2015-09-07)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Romania  0–0  Greece
Report
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 38,153[15]
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)

8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Hungary  2–1  Faroe Islands
Böde Goal 63'71' Report Jakobsen Goal 11'
Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 16,500[16]
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (Austria)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Northern Ireland  3–1  Greece
Davis Goal 35'58'
Magennis Goal 49'
Report Aravidis Goal 87'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 11,700[17]
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Romania  1–1  Finland
Hoban Goal 90+1' Report Pohjanpalo Goal 67'
Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 47,987[18]
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

11 October 2015 (2015-10-11)
18:00
(17:00 UTC+1)
Faroe Islands  0–3  Romania
Report Budescu Goal 4'45+1'
Maxim Goal 83'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 3,941[19]
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
11 October 2015 (2015-10-11)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Finland  1–1  Northern Ireland
Arajuuri Goal 87' Report Cathcart Goal 31'
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Attendance: 14,550[20]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
11 October 2015 (2015-10-11)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Greece  4–3  Hungary
Stafylidis Goal 5'
Tachtsidis Goal 57'
Mitroglou Goal 79'
Kone Goal 86'
Report Lovrencsics Goal 26'
Németh Goal 55'75'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 9,500[21]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Goalscorers

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty was the group's leading goalscorer with 7 goals
7 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline

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)
 Faroe Islands Hallur Hansson Booked vs Finland (7 September 2014)
Booked vs Hungary (14 October 2014)
Booked vs Greece (14 November 2014)
vs Romania (29 March 2015)
Booked vs Northern Ireland (4 September 2015)
Booked vs Finland (7 September 2015)
vs Hungary (8 October 2015)
Atli Gregersen Booked vs Hungary (14 October 2014)
Booked vs Greece (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Greece (13 June 2015)
vs Northern Ireland (4 September 2015)
Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Hungary (8 October 2015) vs Romania (11 October 2015)
Jóan Símun Edmundsson Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Northern Ireland (4 September 2015) vs Finland (7 September 2015)
Fróði Benjaminsen Booked vs Hungary (14 October 2014)
Booked vs Greece (13 June 2015)
Booked vs Finland (7 September 2015)
vs Hungary (8 October 2015)
Brandur Olsen Booked vs Greece (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Greece (13 June 2015)
Booked vs Finland (7 September 2015)
vs Hungary (8 October 2015)
 Finland Alexander Ring Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Romania (14 October 2014) vs Hungary (14 November 2014)
Tim Sparv Booked vs Greece (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Hungary (13 June 2015)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (7 September 2015)
vs Romania (8 October 2015)
Markus Halsti Booked vs Hungary (13 June 2015)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (7 September 2015)
Booked vs Romania (8 October 2015)
vs Northern Ireland (11 October 2015)
Përparim Hetemaj Booked vs Faroe Islands (7 September 2014)
Booked vs Greece (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Romania (8 October 2015)
vs Northern Ireland (11 October 2015)
 Greece Vasilis Torosidis Booked vs Romania (7 September 2014)
Booked vs Finland (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (13 June 2015)
vs Finland (4 September 2015)
Kostas Manolas Booked vs Romania (7 September 2014)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Romania (7 September 2015)
vs Northern Ireland (8 October 2015)
 Hungary Ákos Elek Booked vs Romania (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Finland (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Greece (29 March 2015)
vs Finland (13 June 2015)
Zoltán Gera Booked vs Romania (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (14 October 2014)
Booked vs Finland (13 June 2015)
vs Romania (4 September 2015)
Dániel Tőzsér Booked vs Romania (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Finland (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Romania (4 September 2015)
vs Northern Ireland (7 September 2015)
Leandro Booked vs Greece (29 March 2015)
Booked vs Romania (4 September 2015)
Booked vs Northern Ireland (7 September 2015)
vs Faroe Islands (8 October 2015)
 Northern Ireland Jonny Evans Red card vs Azerbaijan (11 October 2013)[note 3] vs Hungary (7 September 2014)
Chris Baird Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Hungary (7 September 2015) vs Greece (8 October 2015)
Kyle Lafferty Booked vs Greece (14 October 2014)
Booked vs Romania (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Hungary (7 September 2015)
vs Greece (8 October 2015)
Conor McLaughlin Booked vs Romania (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Faroe Islands (4 September 2015)
Booked vs Hungary (7 September 2015)
vs Greece (8 October 2015)
 Romania Ciprian Marica Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Greece (7 September 2014) vs Hungary (11 October 2014)
Mihai Pintilii Booked vs Greece (7 September 2014)
Booked vs Northern Ireland (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Northern Ireland (13 June 2015)
vs Hungary (4 September 2015)
Alexandru Chipciu Booked vs Hungary (11 October 2014)
Booked vs Northern Ireland (14 November 2014)
Booked vs Hungary (4 September 2015)
vs Greece (7 September 2015)

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches on 14 November 2014, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.
  2. ^ Greece played their home match against Romania behind closed doors as they were punished for previous crowd disturbances.[5]
  3. ^ The suspension was carried over from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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External links

  • UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round Group F
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