New Delhi: Wednesday night brought an end to the group stage of UEFA Euro 2016 with some thrilling encounters and upsets. From Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw to confirm a place in the knockouts, to Republic of Ireland's unexpected 1-0 win over Italy, the night kept everyone guessing as to who is going through and who is going out. The results are now out and here is a complete list of qualified and eliminated teams -
Qualified Directly for Round of 16: Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Spain and Wales.
Best 3rd Placed Teams to Qualify: Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia
Teams Eliminated: Albania, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
Fixtures in Full -
- Switzerland vs. Poland - 25 June 2016 | 6:30 pm | St Etienne
- Wales vs. Northern Ireland - 25 June 2016 | 9:30 pm | Paris
- Croatia vs. Portugal 26 June - 2016 | 12:30 am | Lens
- France vs. Ireland - 26 June 2016 | 6:30 pm | Lyon
- Germany vs. Slovakia - 26 June 2016 | 9:30 pm | Lille
- Hungary vs. Belgium - 27 June 2016 | 12:30 am | Toulouse
- Italy vs. Spain - 27 June 2016 | 9:30 pm | St Denis
- England vs. Iceland - 28 June 2016 | 12:30 am | Nice
Euro 2012 finalists, Italy and Spain would not have dreamt about facing each other in the tournament so early, but this unpredictability of Football is what makes it even more beautiful. Though most of the fixtures look to be hedging on one-side, more shocks can be expected from the Round of 16 just like the Group stage.
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