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]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 14 14 0 0 30 0 +30 42
 Serbia 14 11 0 3 32 10 +22 33
 England 14 6 4 4 20 11 +9 22
 Israel 14 6 3 5 17 13 +4 21
 Kazakhstan 14 3 8 3 7 4 +3 17
 Estonia 14 3 3 8 7 18 −11 12
 FYR Macedonia 14 2 4 8 8 15 −7 10
 Andorra 14 0 0 14 0 50 −50 0
 Andorra  England  Estonia  FYR Macedonia  Israel  Kazakhstan  Russia  Serbia
 Andorra 0-3 0-2 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-6
 England 5-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-3 2-3
 Estonia 2-0 0-3 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-1
 FYR Macedonia 3-0 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-2 0-2
 Israel 4-0 0-0 4-0 1-0 0-0 0-3 3-4
 Kazakhstan 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-1
 Russia 4-0 3-0 1-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0
 Serbia 7-0 2-0 2-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-1

Group B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 14 9 4 1 20 9 +11 31
 France 14 8 4 2 25 5 +20 28
 Scotland 14 8 2 4 21 12 +9 26
 Ukraine 14 5 4 5 18 16 +2 19
 Lithuania 14 5 3 6 11 13 −2 18
 Kyrgyzstan 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 14
 Georgia 14 2 4 8 14 18 −4 10
 Faroe Islands 14 0 3 11 4 40 −36 3
 Faroe Islands  France  Georgia  Italy  Kyrgyzstan  Lithuania  Scotland  Ukraine
 Faroe Islands 0-6 0-6 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-2
 France 5-0 1-0 3-1 0-0 2-0 0-1 2-0
 Georgia 1-1 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-2 2-0 1-1
 Italy 2-1 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-1 2-0 2-0
 Kyrgyzstan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
 Lithuania 2-1 0-1 1-0 0-2 0-0 1-2 2-0
 Scotland 6-0 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-0 3-1 3-1
 Ukraine 5-0 2-2 3-2 1-2 0-0 1-0 2-0

Group C[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 14 8 5 1 27 11 +16 29
 Norway 14 7 4 3 27 11 +16 25
 Montenegro 14 7 3 4 20 17 +3 24
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 6 3 5 21 17 +4 21
 Monaco 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 14
 Moldova 14 3 5 6 12 19 −7 14
 Hungary 14 4 2 8 11 22 −11 14
 Malta 14 1 4 9 10 31 −21 7
 Bosnia and Herzegovina  Hungary  Malta  Moldova Flag of Monaco.svg MNC  Montenegro  Norway  Turkey
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-3 1-0 0-1 0-0 4-0 0-2 3-2
 Hungary 1-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 1-2 1-4 0-1
 Malta 2-5 2-1 2-3 0-0 0-1 1-4 2-2
 Moldova 2-2 3-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-1
Flag of Monaco.svg MNC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
 Montenegro 2-3 2-0 5-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-4
 Norway 1-2 4-0 4-0 2-0 0-0 2-2 1-2
 Turkey 1-0 3-0 2-0 5-0 0-0 2-1 2-2

Group E[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 14 9 4 1 27 11 +16 31
 Portugal 14 9 3 2 23 8 +15 30
 Croatia 14 5 5 4 20 12 +8 20
 Finland 14 4 6 4 10 11 −1 18
 Belgium 14 5 3 6 12 17 −5 18
 Tajikistan 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 14
 Armenia 14 0 7 7 2 13 −11 7
 Azerbaijan 14 1 4 9 4 26 −22 7
 Armenia  Azerbaijan  Belgium  Croatia  Finland  Poland  Portugal  Tajikistan
 Armenia 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 0-0
 Azerbaijan 0-0 0-1 1-6 1-0 1-3 0-2 0-0
 Belgium 3-0 3-0 3-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0
 Croatia 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0
 Finland 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-0 2-1 0-0
 Poland 1-0 5-0 5-0 2-1 4-3 2-0 0-0
 Portugal 1-0 3-0 4-0 2-1 2-0 3-0 0-0
 Tajikistan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Group G[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 12 9 2 1 26 7 +19 29
 Netherlands 12 8 2 2 37 5 +32 26
 Bulgaria 12 7 4 1 18 17 +11 25
 Belarus 12 4 1 7 17 23 −6 13
 Albania 12 2 5 5 12 18 −6 11
 Slovenia 12 3 2 7 9 16 −7 11
 Luxembourg 12 1 0 11 2 45 −43 3
 Albania  Belarus  Bulgaria  Luxembourg  Netherlands  Romania  Slovenia
 Albania 2-4 1-1 2-0 0-1 0-2 0-0
 Belarus 2-2 0-2 0-1 2-1 1-3 4-2
 Bulgaria 0-0 2-1 3-0 1-1 1-0 3-0
 Luxembourg 0-3 1-2 0-1 0-11 0-2 0-3
 Netherlands 2-1 3-0 2-0 13-0 0-0 2-0
 Romania 6-1 3-1 2-2 3-0 1-0 2-0
 Slovenia 0-0 1-0 0-2 2-0 0-1 1-2

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.