Round of 16 matches

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Wales will play Northern Ireland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, while England take on Iceland and the Republic of Ireland face France. Wales and Northern Ireland had never qualified for the European Championship before.

Neither Northern Ireland nor Wales had ever qualified for the European Championship before this year’s edition, the first to feature 24 teams, while it is the first time the Republic have made the knockout stages of a Euros.

The last time the Republic of Ireland played France was in 2009, when Thierry Henry handled the ball in the build-up to the deciding goal in a World Cup qualification play-off.

The Portuguese, who now play Group D winners Croatia, knocked England out of the European Championship in 2004 and the World Cup in 2006, both times after a penalty shootout.

LAST 16  

Match 1 Switzerland v Poland 06:30pm 25/6/2016 St-Etienne
Match 2 Wales v Northern Ireland 12:30am 25/6/2016 Lens
Match 3 Croatia v Portugal 09:30pm 25/6/2016 Paris
Match 4 France v Republic of Ireland 12:30am 26/6/2016 Toulouse
Match 5 Germany v Slovakia 09:30pm 26/6/2016 Lille
Match 6 Hungary v Belgium 06:30pm 26/6/2016 Lyon
Match 7 Italy v Spain 09:30pm 27/6/2016 St-Denis
Match 8 England v Iceland 12:30am 27/6/2016 Nice

Few stats

  • Portugal forward Ronaldo became the first player to score at four different Euros when he netted against Hungary.
  • This year’s final is already guaranteed to feature a nation that has never won a major tournament.
  • England averaged 60.5% possession in the group stages; Iceland’s was 29.0%.
  • Victory over Italy was the Republic of Ireland’s first Euros win since beating England in their first ever game at the finals in 1988.
  • Wales and Hungary scored more goals than any other team (six) in the group stages.
  • 69 goals have been scored so far, a rate of 1.92 per game, the lowest average for a Euro group phase 1992 (1.75).
  • 27.5% of the goals came from the 80th minute onwards (19).
  • This is the first time since 1996 that no team won all three of their group games.

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