UEFA Euro 2008

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UEFA Euro 2008
Tournament details
Host countries Austria
Switzerland
Dates 7 June – 29 June
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (2nd title)
Runner-up  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 77 (2.48 per match)
Attendance 1,140,902 (36,803 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain David Villa (4 goals)
Best player Spain Xavi
2004
2012

The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (or the Euro 2008) was the 13th UEFA European Championships. It was hosted by Austria and Switzerland during June 7 and June 29, 2008. The winners were Spain, defeating Germany 1-0. Spain was also the first team since Germany in 1996, to win undefeated.

Greece, the UEFA Euro 2004 champions, recorded the worst finish in the UEFA Euro 2008. They got the least amount of money, and no points for the Group Stage.

Qualifying groups[change | change source]

  • Teams highlighted in green qualified for the finals.

Group A[change | change source]

Group B[change | change source]

Group C[change | change source]

Group E[change | change source]

Group G[change | change source]

Qualified Teams[change | change source]

The teams that qualified were:

Final[change | change source]

29 June 2008
20:45
Germany  0 – 1  Spain Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 51,428
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Report Torres Goal 33'

Final rankings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Spain 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 16
2  Germany 6 4 0 2 10 7 +3 12
Eliminated in the Semi-finals
3  Russia 5 3 0 2 7 8 –1 9
4  Turkey 5 2 1 2 8 9 –1 7
Eliminated in the Quarter-finals
5  Croatia 4 3 1 0 5 2 +3 10
6  Netherlands 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 9
7  Portugal 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 6
8  Italy 4 1 2 1 3 4 –1 5
Eliminated in the Group stage
9  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
10  Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
11  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
12  Romania 3 0 2 1 1 3 –2 2
13  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1
14  Poland 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
15  France 3 0 1 2 1 6 –5 1
16  Greece 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0
  • Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.