49 Euro 2012 Stats from the Group Stage

-1 – Czech Republic won group A with a negative goal difference

0 – Wojciech Szczesny did not make a single save

1 – Spain were the only top seeds in their group that progressed to the quarter-finals

1 – Giorgios Karagounis was the only player booked for diving

1 – English Championship centre back Sean St Ledger was Republic of Ireland’s only goalscorer

1 – Wojciech Szczesny received the only straight red card

2 – Spain were the only nation to keep 2 clean sheets in the group stage

2 – The number of shots Robbie Keane during his 251 minutes in this tournament

3 – Italy and England scored the most goals from set pieces

3 – Germany received the fewest yellow cards

3 – Jose Holebas, Giorgos Karagounis and Philippe Mexes are all suspended for the quarter-finals

3 – Howard Webb produced the fewest yellow cards amongst the 12 referees in this tournament

4 – Republic of Ireland conceded the most goals from set pieces

4 – England, Germany, Italy and Spain have all yet to lose a game at Euro 2012

5 – England’s 5 shots on goal against France were the fewest by any nation in a single game

5 – Czech Republic conceded the most goals of the 8 nations that progressed from the group stage

6 – Spain scored the most goals in the group stage

7 – Robbie Keane was caught offside the most times

8 – Sean St Ledger blocked the most shots

9 – Only Germany won all 3 of their group stage matches

9 – Croatia, Greece and Italy received the most yellow cards

11 – Republic of Ireland were caught offside more than any other nation

14– Franck Ribery lost possession on more occasions than any other player

14 – Franck Ribery dribbled past more players than any other player

14 – Milan Baros committed the most fouls

16 – Giorgios Karagounis was fouled more often than any other player

16 – Eugen Polanski made the most tackles

16 – Group B saw the most goals

19 – Wesley Sneijder created more chances than any other player

21 – Republic of Ireland blocked more shots than any other nation

21 – Daniel Agger made the most interceptions

22 – Cristiano Ronaldo had more shots on goal than any other player

22 – Greece had the fewest shots on goal

24 – Spain allowed fewer shots on their goal than any other nation

25 – Shay Given faced the most shots on target

32 – Netherlands’ 32 attempts on goal versus Denmark were the most by any nation in a single game

33.3% – Republic of Ireland had the least possession

37 – England allowed more shots from outside the penalty area than any other nation

44 – The number of different goalscorers

60 – 60 Goals were scored in the 24 group stage matches

61 – Spain and France had more shots than any other nation

61 – Greece won the most free kicks

62 – Croatia committed the most fouls

68 – Shay Given faced more shots on goal than any other goalkeeper

70.3% – Spain had the most possession

89.8% – Spain completed the highest percentage of their passes

97 – The number of yellow cards shown in 24 matches

317 – Xavi completed the most passes

44,509 – The average attendance during the group stage matches

€100,000 – the fine handed out to Nicklas Bendtner for revealing his Paddy Power-sponsored pants during his goal celebration versus Portugal

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