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England in the European Championship 1996 
Preliminary Competition


European Championship 1996 Preliminary Competition


England did not take part in the preliminary competition because they automatically qualified for the final tournament as host nation.  [FILL IN DETAILS OF AWARD OF TOURNAMENT.]

For the first time, the final tournament consisted of 16 teams, and hence the number of qualifying spots doubled.  [FILL IN METHOD OF QUALIFICATION]

The qualifying teams that joined England in the final tournament were:  [FILL IN QUALIFYING TEAMS.]

Further Information

Full match summaries, including lineups, for all the qualification groups may be found on the UEFA website, although the summaries for a few of the matches are unavailable because of website errors.  Summaries that include goal times and scorers but not lineups are also available in the Rec.Sports.Soccer Statistical Foundation Archive and in the archives of La Gazetta della Sport