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#Group A

# group-a - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record

Pre-tournament favourites Egypt have booked their place in the knockout stages.

# group-a - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The42 Egypt go home empty-handed as 95th-minute goal earns dramatic win for Saudi Arabia Last Gasp

Egypt go home empty-handed as 95th-minute goal earns dramatic win for Saudi Arabia

Salem Al Dawsari was the hero as Mohamed Salah’s side ended the tournament on zero points.

# group-a - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup Last Sixteen

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

# group-a - Friday 15 June, 2018

Uruguay break Egyptian hearts as 89th minute Gimenez header snatches dramatic late win

With Mohamed Salah sat on the bench, Egypt suffered a heartbreaking late defeat in their first World Cup game since 1990.

From The42 Benched: Mohamed Salah named among substitutes for Egypt's opening World Cup game Pharaohs

Benched: Mohamed Salah named among substitutes for Egypt's opening World Cup game

The 26-year-old has been trying to regain full fitness after being forced off with a shoulder injury during the Champions League final.

# group-a - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Champions League round-up: Atleti claim easy win while Olympiakos stun Juve

The Greeks go joint-top of Group A after surprise victory against Italian giants.

# group-a - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The42 Tevez ends five-year drought to fire Juventus to two-goal win over Malmo Drought Over

Tevez ends five-year drought to fire Juventus to two-goal win over Malmo

The Argentinian hadn’t scored in the Champions League since 2009 before his brace.

# group-a - Friday 13 June, 2014

'There will be 100 penalties in this World Cup,' fumes Croatia coach Kovac

Niko Kovac branded the game-changing decision ‘ridiculous’, but would not blame Fred for his attempt to win the spot-kick.

# group-a - Thursday 12 June, 2014

3 players set to influence tonight's World Cup opener

Can Croatia shock the hosts in Sao Paulo?

# group-a - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From The42 David Moyes urges United to raise game in last 16 Motivation

David Moyes urges United to raise game in last 16

The Red Devils beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford, enabling them to finish top of Group A.

# group-a - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The42 Manchester United find home comforts with Shakhtar win Relief

Manchester United find home comforts with Shakhtar win

The hosts beat their Ukrainian opponents by a single goal to win Group A.

# group-a - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The42 Fitzgibbon Cup Group A: Draws the order of the day Deadlocked

Fitzgibbon Cup Group A: Draws the order of the day

It finished all square in Limerick between Mary Immaculate College and UCC, and in Galway between NUIG and GMIT.

# group-a - Thursday 10 January, 2013

From The42 O'Byrne Cup: Wins for Dublin, Longford and Carlow GAA

O'Byrne Cup: Wins for Dublin, Longford and Carlow

After last night’s action Dublin look on course for top spot in Group B but there is still plenty to play for in Group A.

# group-a - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

From The42 Champions League: Porto and PSG eye top spot Preview

Champions League: Porto and PSG eye top spot

Both Group A teams are already assured of their places in the knockout stages.

# group-a - Friday 12 October, 2012

From The42 Wales and Scotland in 'must-win' Cardiff clash Preview

Wales and Scotland in 'must-win' Cardiff clash

Both sides have started badly in Group A and need a positive result in Cardiff this evening.

# group-a - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From The42 Champions League preview: PSG back in the big time Group A

Champions League preview: PSG back in the big time

The nouveau riche open their European adventure at home to Dynamo Kiev. Porto travel to Zagreb.

# group-a - Monday 9 July, 2012

From The42 Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad Big Hitter

Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad

The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.

# group-a - Sunday 8 July, 2012

From The42 Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe London 2012

Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe

Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.

# group-a - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The42 Poland captain Blaszczykowski blames ticket trouble Euro 2012

Poland captain Blaszczykowski blames ticket trouble

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder says the players had to beg the FA’s president to help out their families before being eliminated from the tournament yesterday.

# group-a - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Euro 2012 talking points: day 9

Miguel Delaney attempts to analyse and make sense of an incredible day

From The42 Preview: Russia target win, but draw enough to see them through Group A

Preview: Russia target win, but draw enough to see them through

Greece meanwhile, go into the game knowing anything short of a win will put them on the plane home.

A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream

The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.

# group-a - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Poland v Russia, Euro 2012 Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Poland v Russia, Euro 2012

In what was tense encounter, the co-hosts faced a crucial match to keep their hopes of staying in the tournament in their hands.

From The42 As it happened: Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012

We went minute-by-minute as Greece and the Czech Republic tried to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.

From The42 More than a game: Poland out to upset Russia, take control of group A Preview

More than a game: Poland out to upset Russia, take control of group A

Russia can become the first team to book a quarter final place with victory over an old foe tonight.

Group A preview: Czechs refusing to be counted out before Greek battle

‘A 4-1 defeat doesn’t look the best but it’s basically the same as 1-0′, says goalkeeper Petr Cech.

From The42 Politics off menu for Poland as Russia match looms Euro 2012

Politics off menu for Poland as Russia match looms

“We want to win. We don’t want to lose. We’re aware we have one point and thanks to this point we still have chances.”

# group-a - Friday 8 June, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Euro 2012

As it happened: Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012

A grudge match between former Eastern Bloc “allies”, the second encounter of the opening night had the potential to get messy. Good thing Howard Webb was on hand…

# group-a - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From The42 Grand Designs: Your Group A venue guide Know Before You Go This post contains videos

Grand Designs: Your Group A venue guide

Going to games? Or do you just want to gorge yourself on Euro 2012 trivia? Get your architecturally sound stadium info right here.

# group-a - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

From The42 African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A AFCON This post contains videos

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A

Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.