With France joining Germany, Portugal and Wales in the semi-finals, EURO2016.com reviews every group’s course to the last four, their structure in France and EURO family. France have gotten the last semi-last spot at UEFA EURO 2016 and will confront Germany in Marseille on Thursday, after Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon the day preceding. EURO2016.com runs the standard over the surviving contenders as they apparatus up for one final push in front of Sunday’s last.
Route to last four: 1-1 Iceland, 0-0 Austria, 3-3 Hungary, 1-0 Croatia (aet), 1-1 Poland (5-3 on pens)
EURO 2016 record: W1 D4 L0 F6 A5
Top scorer in France: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani (2)
Average possession: 54%
EURO best: runners-up (2004)
Semi-final record: W1 L3
Last semi-final: 0-0 (2-4 on pens) Spain (2012)
Killer stat: Cristiano Ronaldo is one goal shy of Michel Platini’s all-time EURO record of nine.
Route to last four: 2-1 Slovakia, 1-2 England, 3-0 Russia, 1-0 Northern Ireland, 3-1 Belgium
EURO 2016 record: W4 D0 L1 F10 A4
Top scorer in France: Gareth Bale (3)
Average possession: 47%
EURO best: semi-finals (2016)
Semi-final record: N/A
Killer stat: Wales have scored ten goals from 59 attempts – the best conversion rate among the semi-finalists.
Route to last four: 2-0 Ukraine, 0-0 Poland, 1-0 Northern Ireland, 3-0Slovakia, 1-1 Italy (6-5 on pens)
EURO 2016 record: W3 D2 L0 F7 A1
Top scorer in France: Mario Gomez (2)
EURO best: winners (1972, 1980, 1996)
Semi-final record: W5 L2
Last semi-final: 1-2 Italy (2012)
Killer stat: Joachim Löw’s side boast the best defensive record of the semi-finalists, having conceded just once.
Route to last four: 2-1 Romania, 2-0 Albania, 0-0 Switzerland, 2-1Republic of Ireland, 5-2 Iceland
EURO 2016 record: W4 D1 L0 F11 A4
Top scorer in France: Antoine Griezmann (4)
Average possession: 56%
EURO best: winners (1984, 2000)
Semi-final record: W2 L2
Last semi-final: 2-1 (aet) Portugal (2000)
Killer stat: France’s previous two EURO semi-finals on home turf witnessed 14 goals! They lost 5-4 to Yugoslavia in 1960 but beat Portugal 3-2 in extra time in 1984.