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UEFA Euro 2008

2008 edition of the UEFA Euro

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.

UEFA Euro 2008
Tournament details
Host countriesAustria
Switzerland
Dates7 June – 29 June
Teams16
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored77 (2.48 per match)
Attendance1,140,902 (36,803 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain David Villa (4 goals)
Best playerSpain Xavi
2004
2012

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 groupsEdit

  • Teams highlighted in green qualified for the finals.

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Group EEdit

Group GEdit

Qualified TeamsEdit

FinalEdit

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

Final rankingsEdit

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.