UEFA Euro 2016, day 13: Iceland-Austria, Hungary-Poland, Italy-Republic of Ireland and Sweden-Belgium

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Correction — December 20, 2016
 
The headline mistakenly reads Poland where it should read Portugal, which is correctly reflected by the article itself.
 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

On Wednesday in UEFA Euro 2016, Iceland defeated Austria 2–1, Hungary drew against Portugal 3–3, Italy lost 0–1 to Republic of Ireland and Belgium defeated Sweden 1–0. Hungary, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Iceland qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase.

File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a brace against Hungary as the match ended in a goalless draw.
Image: Дмитрий Садовников.

Group F — Iceland 2–1 Austria

Jón Daði Böðvarsson scored an early goal putting Iceland in front. Iceland drew 1–1 in their previous matches. Even this match seemed likely to end in 1–1 after Alessandro Schöpf scored an equaliser in the 60th minute, but Arnór Ingvi Traustason scored the late match-winning goal for Iceland.

Iceland qualified for Last 16 knockout phase, while Austria was eliminated winning only one point in a goalless draw against Portugal.

Group F — Hungary 3–3 Portugal

Hungary were 1–0 up in the 19th minute as Zoltán Gera found the net. Before half-time, Nani equalised for Portugal. Balázs Dzsudzsák put The Hungarians in front, scoring the second goal in the 47th minute. In the 50th minute, Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored and, in doing so, became the first player to score in four different Euro tournaments. Five minutes later, Dzsudzsák scored the third goal for Hungary. In the 62nd minute, Ronaldo scored for Portugal and the match ended in a 3–3 draw, making it the highest scoring match in this tournament till now.

Portugal's all three matches ended in a draw in the group stage. Both Hungary and Portugal have qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase.

Group E — Italy 0–1 Republic of Ireland

Italy had qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase winning the previous match against Sweden. But Robbie Brady scored a late goal which helped Republic of Ireland qualify for the knockout phase as well.

Group E — Sweden 0–1 Belgium

In the 84th minute, Radja Nainggolan scored the only goal of the match for the Belgians. While Belgium qualified for the knockout phase, Sweden has been eliminated, and with that loss, Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimović failed to score in the fourth Euro tournament. He had announced that he would quit his international duty after Sweden finished this tournament.


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