2008 European Championships (England not included)

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  1. Famine

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    2008 European Championships

    Group A
    1 Portugal - W2 D0 L1 - +2 - 6pt
    2 Turkey - W2 D0 L1 - 0 - 6pt

    3 Czech Republic - W1 D0 L2 - -2 - 3pt
    4 Switzerland - W1 D0 L2 - 0 - 3pt


    Matches
    7th June - Switzerland 0 - 1 Czech Republic - St. Jakob Park, Basel
    7th June - Portugal 2 - 0 Turkey - Stade de Genève, Geneva
    11th June - Czech Republic 1 - 3 Portugal - Stade de Genève, Geneva
    11th June - Switzerland 1 - 2 Turkey - St. Jakob Park, Basel
    15th June - Switzerland 2 - 0 Portugal - St. Jakob Park, Basel
    15th June - Turkey 3 - 2 Czech Republic - Stade de Genève, Geneva


    Group B
    1 Croatia - W3 D0 L0 - +3 - 9pt
    2 Germany - W2 D0 L1 - +2 - 6pt
    3 Austria - W0 D1 L2 - -2 - 1pt
    4 Poland - W0 D1 L2 - -3 - 1pt


    Matches
    8th June - Austria 0 - 1 Croatia - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna
    8th June - Germany 2 - 0 Poland - Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
    12th June - Croatia 2 - 1 Germany - Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
    12th June - Austria 1 - 1 Poland - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna
    16th June - Poland 0 - 1 Croatia - Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
    16th June - Austria 0 - 1 Germany - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna


    Group C
    1 Holland - W3 D0 L0 - +8 - 9pt
    2 Italy - W1 D1 L1 - -1 - 4pt

    3 Romania - W0 D2 L1 - -2 - 2pt
    4 France - W0 D1 L2 - -5 - 1pt


    Matches
    9th June - Romania 0 - 0 France - Letzigrund Stadion, Zürich
    9th June - Holland 3 - 0 Italy - Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne
    13th June - Italy 1 - 1 Romania - Letzigrund Stadion, Zürich
    13th June - Holland 4 - 1 France - Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne
    17th June - Holland 2 - 0 Romania - Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne
    17th June - France 0 - 2 Italy - Letzigrund Stadion, Zürich


    Group D
    1 Spain - W3 D0 L0 - +5 - 9pt
    2 Russia - W2 D0 L1 - 0 - 6pt
    3 Sweden - W1 D0 L2 - -1 - 3pt
    4 Greece - W0 D0 L3 - -4 - 0pt


    Matches
    10th June - Spain 4 - 1 Russia - Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck
    10th June - Greece 0 - 2 Sweden - Wals Siezenheim Stadium, Salzburg
    14th June - Sweden 1 - 2 Spain - Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck
    14th June - Greece 0 - 1 Russia - Wals Siezenheim Stadium, Salzburg
    18th June - Greece 1 - 2 Spain - Wals Siezenheim Stadium, Salzburg
    18th June - Russia 2 - 0 Sweden - Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck


    Quarter Finals
    19th June - 1. Portugal 2 - 3 Germany - St. Jakob Park, Basel
    20th June - 2. Croatia 1 - 1 Turkey - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna - Turkey win 3-1 on penalties after extra time
    21st June - 3. Holland 1 - 3 Russia - St. Jakob Park, Basel - After Extra Time, 1-1 after 90 minutes
    22nd June - 4. Spain 0 - 0 Italy - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna - Spain win 4-2 on penalties after extra time


    Semi Finals
    25th June - 1. Germany 3 - 2 Turkey - St. Jakob Park, Basel
    26th June - 2. Russia 0 - 3 Spain - Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna


    European Championships Final
    Germany 0 - 1 Spain
    Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, 29th June​


    Tournament Top Scorers
    4 goals
    Villa (ESP)
    3 goals
    Podolski (DEU)
    Yakin (SWI)
    Pavlyuchenko (RUS)
    Semih (TUR)
    2 goals
    Sneijder (NED)
    Ibrahimovic (SWE)
    Arda (TUR)
    Nihat (TUR)
    Van Persie (NED)
    Ballack (DEU)
    Klasnic (CRO)
    Van Nistelrooy (NED)
    Arshavin (RUS)
    Schweinsteiger (DEU)
    Klose (DEU)
    Guiza (ESP)
    Torres (ESP)
    1 goal
    Sverkos (CZE)
    Raul Meireles (POR)
    Pepe (POR)
    Modric (CRO)
    Van Bronckhorst (NED)
    Fabregas (ESP)
    Hansson (SWE)
    Deco (POR)
    Sionko (CZE)
    Ronaldo (POR)
    Quaresma (POR)
    Srna (CRO)
    Olic (CRO)
    Guerreiro (POL)
    Vastic (AUT)
    Mutu (ROM)
    Panucci (ITA)
    Kuyt (NED)
    Robben (NED)
    Zyrianov (RUS)
    Koller (CZE)
    Plasil (CZE)
    Pirlo (ITA)
    Huntelaar (NED)
    De Rossi (ITA)
    Charisteas (GRE)
    De La Red (ESP)
    Nuno Gomes (POR)
    Postiga (POR)
    Torbinsky (RUS)
    Boral (TUR)
    Lahm (DEU)
    Xavi (ESP)
    Silva (ESP)

    Tournament Top Badboys
    Red Cards
    1 Schweinsteiger (DEU) - vs Croatia
    1 Demeril (TUR) - vs Czech Republic
    1 Abidal (FRA) - vs Italy
    Yellow Cards (2 or more)
    2 Schweinsteiger (DEU) - vs Poland, Croatia
    2 Prodl (AUT) - vs Croatia, Poland
    2 Goian (ROM) - vs France, Italy
    2 Barnetta (SWI) - vs Czech Republic, Portugal
    2 Vonlanthan (SWI) - vs Czech Republic, Portugal
    2 Mehmet (TUR) - vs Switzerland, Czech Republic
    2 Lewandowski (POL) - vs Germany, Croatia
    2 Pirlo (ITA) - vs Romania, France
    2 Gattuso (ITA) - vs Netherlands, France
    2 Chivu (ROM) - vs Italy, Netherlands
    2 Karagounis (GRE) - vs Russia, Spain
    2 Asik (TUR) - vs Czech Republic, Croatia
    2 Sanli (TUR) - vs Switzerland, Croatia
    2 Turan (TUR) - vs Czech Republic, Croatia
    2 Kolodin (RUS) - vs Sweden, Netherlands
    2 Torbinsky (RUS) - vs Greece, Netherlands
    2 Sanoglu (TUR) - vs Portugal, Germany
    2 Ballack (DEU) - vs Croatia, Spain
     
  2. daan

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    Scotland not included either. :(

    Although we had France and Italy in our qualifying group. Who did England have again? :p
     
  3. Omnis

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    So hosts are Austria and Switzerland? Would they have made the tournament if they weren't the hosts?
     
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    No.

    Austria have never qualified for the European championships before. Switzerland have, twice, but they then went on to lose all their games in the tournament.
     
  5. Omnis

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    So which countries were displaced that would've otherwise made it?

    And why do they have to use two hosts and take up the extra seed?
     
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    Hmmm, interesting. I've got Austria v Croatia on my television right now, eagerly awaiting the Germany v Poland game. Since the Anglos are out (why, exactly?) I can't root for my usual pick - England - but I can go for the home country, the Netherlands. They were saying on ESPN earlier today that Germany is favorite to do well, which I don't find surprising. I'm sure they'll receive some of my support as well.

    Either way, looks like I'll have plenty of footie to keep me entertained this month, which makes me very happy indeed. I just hope they (ESPN) don't play the games at 3:00 AM like they did this morning, that kind of stuff drives me crazy...
     
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    Wales, duh.
    Because they wouldn't have enough 1st class Stadia between them otherwise.

    Come on Poland!
     
  8. Joey D

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    I'm just happy the games are being broadcast on ESPN2 (in HD even!), just finished watching the Croatia v. Austria, which had a few exciting bits in it. Now they are going to Germany v. Poland match! All this football on American TV is great.

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    The American sports casters that are ESPN are awful, at least they have two guys from the UK doing the in game announcing though.
     
  9. Dave A

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    Germany v Poland should be good, there's a pretty big rivalry there. I'm looking forward to watching Holland play, if they play well they have some formiddable attacking power so I'm hoping they are on form. If they don't play well then Van Nistelrooy, Huntelaar and co willl not be getting the support they need.

    I'm hoping we see Huntelaar and Van Nistelrooy together for a fair portion of the game, Van Persie isn't fit enough to play and both of thoes are better than Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink so it's a question of will they play with Huntelaqar or Van Nistelrooy and have 1 up front or will they try to pound away at the goal with both. I'm hoping we see both.
     
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    Two of Yugoslavia's five entries, two Asian teams, one formerly Asian team and Andorra...
     
  11. Robin

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    I watched the Turkey - Portugal match... was quite entertaining,

    Watched a bit of the Germany - Poland match which is still going on,

    Robin
     
  12. Omnis

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    not anymore, as comcast just crapped out. :grumpy:

    ... Aww, it just came back on and apparently Germany scored another goal. Great.
     
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    Estonia aren't Asian or formerly Asian…
     
  14. Famine

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    Are they not former members of the USSR?
     
  15. RouWa

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    Klose and Podolski are born in Poland. That means Podolski scored two own goals this evening. :)
     
  16. Dave A

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    It's funny to see how many players wern't born in the country they play for. You've got an Essex boy playing for Turkey, a Canadian playing for England, two Poles playing for Germany, a Brazillian playing for Portugal. Speaking of whom, why did Deco chose Portugal over Brazil? He was good enough to get into the team.
     
  17. Joey D

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    I'm a bit disappointed with the Poland v. Germany match, I was really hoping Poland would take down Germany or at least make it a closer game.
     
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    I thought Polands tactics are what lost them the game. They were doing okay while it was 1-0 and they were taking Germany on a bit and had chances to score, then for some reason that I can't fathom they took Lobodzinski off who was thier best attacking player and was putting decent crosses in and what not and brought on Piszczek who wasn't capable of doing that. Instead they should have taken off Golanski first who looked knackered for about 10 mins building upto Germanys second goal (which he was responsible for). The substitutions didn't make any sense and when they took Lobodzinski off they took away thier best attacking threat. They looked capable of finding an equaliser upto that point.
     
  19. RouWa

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    Poland's last goal against Germany was scored in 1980. I saw Poland's test games before the tournament and they performed not very well. I expected a higher German victory, but I think Poland will beat Austria and Poland can also beat Croatia.
     
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    :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
    The same here I so much waned my team to win :((((
    Further more - Roger (Guereiro) is of course not born in Poland and he was one of the best polish players today ...
    Although - first goal for Germany was scored from offside ...
     
  21. Famine

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    Not to mention the Brazilian playing for Croatia and the Bosnian playing for Sweden. Or the Congolese, Guadeloupian, Martiniquen and Senegalese playing for France.
     
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    It's OK in most cases. If parents move to another country after the birth of their child, so the child grows up in the new country, which country should this kid play for as an adult? The law says that people with two nationalities can decide which country they play for. But there is no return after the first game. We may have "won" Klose and Podolski, but we also "lost" players like Nuri Sahin, who is more German than Turkish for me.
     
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    ...Odd that there aren't any Americans playing for those teams...

    (ha!)
     
  24. Only_in_f1

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    Cummon 'olland!
     
  25. Dave A

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    That's becasue you don't have to be a good player to get into the American side :p.
     
  26. Omnis

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    Polish side =/= Robert Kubica.
     
  27. RouWa

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    Yeah, the group of death! That's by far the hardest group of any continental championship until today.

    Italy: World Cup winner 2006
    France: World Cup 2nd 2006
    The Netherlands: Always a favorite for the title
    Romania: Played an awesome qualification

    I can't get any better! 6 matches, all exciting.
     
  28. Dave A

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    The problem with throwing the big guns all into one group is that in the group stages they'll play a more tactical game and that will more likely result in a non-event. Put Holland against France in a knockout stage and they'll both be going for it, put them together in a group stage and they'll probably prefer to not lose than to win.
     
  29. Only_in_f1

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    That was a non-event and that wasn't Italy or Holland.

    Romania played tactical and they wern't even expected to get a point. Italy - Holland will be a different story. They can't afford to sit, knowing France have slipped up both will want to win.
     
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    Homecountry plays in a half hour, and I'm quite excited. I may have to wear orange just to show my support... Not that anyone would understand here.