It took place in Austria and Switzerland (both hosting the tournament for the first time) from 7 to 29 June 2008. The tournament was won by Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 in the final. Customers who bought this product also bought. France had a nightmare evening, losing key man Franck Ribery to a serious injury after only seven minutes. Select from premium Euro 2008 France of the highest quality. [1], Austria–Switzerland, Hungary, Greece–Turkey and the Nordic bid were recommended, in that order, before the final vote by UEFA's National Teams Committee. Austria and Switzerland jointly bid to host the games, and facing competition from six other bids: Bosnia and Herzegovina–Croatia, Greece–Turkey, a 4-way Nordic bid (from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Hungary, Russia and Scotland–Republic of Ireland. Only the Swiss public broadcaster SRG maintained full coverage since it used a direct signal other than the IBC's.[62]. The two official mascots for UEFA Euro 2008, were named after a vote from the public of the two host nations from the following options: In April 2007, after receiving 36.3% of the vote, Trix and Flix were chosen. Coin condition : MS(63) Country : France Year : 2008 Denomination : 2 Euro 8.50 gr #Numismatique #Collection #Inspiration #Histoire Co-hosts Switzerland (coefficient 1.800; rank 20th) and Austria (coefficient 1.500; rank 27th) were automatically assigned to positions A1 and B1, respectively. The teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the four groups progressed to the quarter-finals, while the bottom two teams were eliminated from the tournament. At the time of the draw, these countries' respective Elorankings among European teams were 1st, 2nd, 4th and 8th, and as such the group has be… Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker. L'équipe de France était dans le groupe B des qualifications pour l'Euro 2008, un des groupes les plus relevés des éliminatoires surnommé le "groupe de la mort" puisque l'Italie, la France (les deux finalistes du Mondial 2006) ainsi que l'Ukraine (quart de finaliste du Mondial 2006) étaient présents. [4] In the quarter-finals, the Portuguese team was unable to give their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, a fitting send-off – following the mid-tournament announcement that Scolari would be leaving to join English club Chelsea – losing in an exciting game against Germany. [67] The official Euro 2008 song was "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias, which was performed live during the official closing ceremony prior to the final in Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna on 29 June. This increased the chance of a group fixture being replayed in the knockout phase, and rendered impossible a final between two teams drawn in the same half of the tournament. [68] Christina Stürmer sang the official tournament song of Austrian ÖFB, "Fieber" (Fever). A panel chaired by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance … During the lost world feed, German and Austrian television ZDF and ORF started to broadcast the feed of German-speaking Swiss channel SF 1. Produced by Adidas and named the Europass, it is a 14-panel ball in the same construction as the Teamgeist, but with a modified surface design. In Group B, Austria managed to set up a decisive final game against Germany, dubbed "Austria's final". Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over Euro 2008 France en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium Euro 2008 France van de hoogste kwaliteit. Watch the best moments from Zurich as goals from Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi secured Italy’s progress to the quarter-finals. Extra payment based on teams performances: Spain, as winners of the tournament and winners of all three of their group stage matches, received a total prize of €23 million, the maximum possible prize money. The Dutch crush France 4-1 to seal qualification for the Euro 2008 quarter-finals after Italy salvage a draw with Romania. [73] The mascots were unveiled on 27 September 2006, in Vienna, Austria. [15], Teams were required to select a squad of 23 players, three of whom had to be goalkeepers, with the final squad to be submitted to UEFA by 28 May 2008. EURO 2008 Switzerland 0 - 1 Czech Republic FULL HIGHLIGHTS. If a player is shown a red card – whether as a result of two bookable offences or a straight red – that player is suspended from playing in his team's next match. Detailed information about the coin 2 Euro (2nd map), France, with pictures and collection and swap management : mintage, descriptions, metal, weight, size, value and other numismatic data EURO 2008 Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich. A new trophy was awarded to the winners of the Euro 2008 tournament. Holland 4-1 France. Russia qualified at the expense of Sweden, after beating them in a final game decider, joining Spain in the knockout phase. Also, in another major change, for the first time in a European Championship, only two venues (St. Jakob-Park, Basel and Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna—the two largest of the eight stadiums used) were used for the seven matches in the knockout phase of the tournament.[45]. Austria and Switzerland were not expected to progress, despite the advantage of being the hosts. Italy and France secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 November 2007 following Italy's 2–1 win against Scotland, becoming the fifth and sixth teams in the whole of the qualification stage to do so. [7], Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, the largest stadium of the eight Euro 2008 venues, hosted UEFA Euro 2008 final match on 29 June 2008. France Euro Coins. The Turks joined Portugal as the qualifiers from Group A. France were the high-profile victims of Group C, recording just one point from a goalless draw against Romania in their opening game. Fernando Torres (Spain)[1], Assistant referees:[2] It took place in Austria and Switzerland (both hosting the tournament for the first time) from 7 to 29 June 2008. In Group A, the Swiss lost their captain, Alexander Frei, to injury in their first game and became the first team to be eliminated from the tournament, after losing their first two matches. France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=UEFA_Euro_2008_Final&oldid=993019401, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 10:43. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified for the tournament finals as host nations. One case of this at Euro 2008 was the suspension of Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel for two matches for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller.[58]. [8], In addition to football, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted 1995 European LC Championships, the final game of American Football World Championship in 2011, the three game of the final stage of the 13th European Championship of American Football and other athletics, cycling and tennis events. Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres. Each venue had a capacity of at least 30,000 for the tournament; the largest stadium was Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna with a capacity of 53,295. Italy beat the French, on the final day, to finish on four points and join the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. In an exciting final game in Group A, an injury- and suspension-hit Turkey came back from 2–0 down to beat the Czech Republic 3–2, after an uncharacteristic handling mistake by Petr Čech, in the last few minutes, left Nihat Kahveci with the simplest of finishes. Swiss Television SRG SSR still had a feed, because of their own broadcasting facilities at the venue. Originally, the Hardturm stadium was to be renovated and used as the city's venue, but legal challenges delayed the plan to a point that would not have allowed the ground to be used in 2008. The remaining 14 teams were split into four pots, with title-holders Greece seeded alongside the Netherlands in Pot 1. Qualification for Euro 2008 started in August 2006, just over a month after the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. France 2 Euro 2007. The official Swiss song for the tournament was a new version of "Bring en hei" (Bring him Home) by Baschi. Adel Taarabt - a mercurial talent. step2man. Throughout 31 matches, the participating nations totalled 77 goals, the same as the previous tournament. Virtual replay Match photos EURO 2008 France 0-2 Italy Video highlights. Teams in groups A and B were separated from teams in groups C and D until the final. [59] Various national broadcasters took emergency contingency measures such as reverting to radio broadcasting (for example, the BBC used coverage from Radio 5 Live,[60] Ireland circumvented the problem by having RTÉ Two's studio presenter Bill O'Herlihy and panellists Eamon Dunphy, Johnny Giles and Liam Brady provide emergency discussion on what had happened in the match,[61] and Øyvind Alsaker, commentator from Norwegian TV2 picked up his mobile and filmed it over a 3G connection). Tied on head-to-head result (Austria 1–1 Poland). 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, "Germany Advances to Euro 2008 Quarterfinals", Soccer-Euro-Newly-laid Basel pitch ready for use, UEFA says, "Strange seeding make for interesting Euro 2008 draw", "UEFA Euro 2008™: team and referee accommodation, headquarter hotels", "Arrival of teams and public training sessions", "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2006/08", "Full-time report Switzerland-Czech Republic", "Full-time report Czech Republic-Portugal", "Euro-Format means group rivals cannot meet again in final", "Directives on yellow cards in the EURO 2008 competition", "Euro 2008 semi-final thriller hit by TV blackouts", "Frock horror! Watch the action from a dominant Dutch display in Berne, with Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder all amongst the goals. UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group B. Standings and results for Group B of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament. The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2007 at the Culture and Convention Centre in Lucerne. Amateurs should not miss out on Hampden. If his team is eliminated from the competition before the end of his suspension, the games carry over to the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. The change means there were no play-offs between teams finishing in second place in the groups – they qualified directly for the finals. Year 2008: 1.50 euros silver PRF - weight: 22.2 g - Diameter: 37 mm x 7, last coins with unusual values of 1.50 euros! Later, they levelled the score at 2–2, before Germany scored the winning goal in the final minute. Six of the qualifying groups contained seven teams, and the other, Group A, contained eight. Serving as the national stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted numerous Champions League finals, including final between Internazionale and Real Madrid (3–1) in 1964, Porto versus FC Bayern (2–1) in 1987, AC Milan versus Benfica (1–0) in 1990, and Ajax versus AC Milan (1–0) in 1995. €100 in 2008. Turkey's progress was halted by Germany in the semi-finals. Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres. The names of the winning countries that had appeared on the plinth have now been engraved on the back of the trophy, which is made of sterling silver, weighs 8 kilograms (17.6 lb) and is 60 centimetres (24 in) tall. €114.12 in 2020. Defending champions Greece (coefficient 2.167; rank 11th) were automatically assigned to Pot 1. [64] A version named the Europass Gloria was used in the final.[65]. Simply magnificent by Sneijder, who picks the ball up with his back to goal outside the french area, turns, and powerfully curls a beauty into the top left. Teams were drawn consecutively into Group A to D. First, the Pot 1 teams were assigned to the first positions of their groups, while next the positions of all other teams were drawn separately from Pot 4 to 2 (for the purposes of determining the match schedules in each group). What's That Song They Play After the Euro Goals? The UEFA Euro 2008 Final was a football match that took place on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria, to determine the winner of the UEFA Euro 2008. If a member of the final squad suffered an injury prior to his team's first game that would keep him out of the entire tournament, another player could be called up to replace him. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2008 or simply Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament contested by the member nations of UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes was played when players walked out before kick-off,[70] and a remix of "Samba de Janeiro" by German dance group Bellini was played after each goal scored in the competition.[71][72]. The group is composed of 2006 FIFA World Cup finalists Italy and France, as well as the Netherlands and Romania. [15] The teams trained and resided in these locations during the tournament, and travelled to games that took place away from their bases. The last quarter-final match saw Spain defeat Italy on penalties, after a goalless draw in regular time. Each team had access to a "team base camp" for its stay between the matches. The official melody was composed by Rollo Armstrong of Faithless on behalf of UEFA. Coached by Dutchman Guus Hiddink, Russia eliminated the Netherlands with two extra-time goals. The following players were suspended for one or more games as a result of red cards or yellow card accumulation: Three times in the second half of the semi-final between Germany and Turkey, nearly the entire global television coverage of the game was interrupted. [8][9], Opened in 1931, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion was built for the second Workers' Olympiad. [16][17] The 16 teams validated their option with UEFA on 18 December 2007. Turkey continued their streak of last-gasp wins, equalising at the end of extra-time against Croatia and advancing on penalties. They recorded the worst finish in Euro 2008, losing their three group fixtures and collecting the least amount of prize money. Group C of UEFA Euro 2008 is one of four groups of competing nations at UEFA Euro 2008. [1] Austria and Hungary had previously bid together to host Euro 2004, losing out to Portugal, while Sweden had hosted Euro 1992. Switzerland and Austria, as co-hosts, were automatically assigned to positions A1 and B1, respectively. 10 Euro 2009 Gustave EIFFEL Silver 900/1000 Weight: 20.8 g Diameter: … Germany vs Spain 0-1 Highlights (Euro Final) 2008 HD. EURO 2008 Netherlands 4-1 France Video highlights. In the final, held at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Spain became European champions for the second time after Fernando Torres' first-half goal proved enough to defeat Germany. [7][8], In a return to the format used at Euro 1992 and Euro 1996 the games in each group were held at just two stadia, with the seeded team remaining in the same city for all three matches. France later decided to come into line with its neighbours, producing 10 euro Austria played all of their group stage matches at Ernst-Happel-Stadion. Head-to-head result: Switzerland 0–1 Czech Republic. Switzerland played all of their group stage matches at St. Jakob Park in Basel, which also hosted the opening match of the tournament as a compromise for the final being held in Vienna. [66] These claims were disputed by the ball's designer, Oliver Kahn. [9][10], UEFA came under heavy criticism from Raymond Domenech, manager of France, who was not satisfied with his team's position in the draw,[11] and was also in favour of having 2006 FIFA World Cup winners Italy as top seed. [10], Man of the Match: "I am sure the mascots and their names will become a vital part of the understanding of the whole event," said Christian Mutschler, the tournament director for Switzerland. The Netherlands stun France with four goals in their group stage match at Euro 2008. For the video game based on this event, see. In the same game, goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was shown a red card for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground. This was due to a thunderstorm at the broadcasting relay station in Austria, despite the game being played in Switzerland. [18], On 19 December 2007, UEFA announced twelve referees and twenty-four assistants were selected for the tournament. MONNAIE DE PARIS - ¼ Euro 2006 Value: €0.25 0.25 EUR = 0.28 USD Metal: silver 900/1000 Weight: 22.2 g Diameter: 37 mm. Fourth official: This was only the second time in European Championship history that the champions had won every match in the group stage; the other team to do so was France in 1984. The group of nine analysts watched every game at the tournament before making their decision after the final. A small figure juggling a ball on the back of the original has been removed, as has the marble plinth. There were 77 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 2.48 goals per match. The first of three rounds of matches took place on 9 June, and finished on 17 June. Watch Netherlands v France from Euro 2008 in full on iPlayer. Their official début was on 11 October 2006, at the Austria vs. Switzerland friendly, which ended 2–1. Greece were the defending champions going into the tournament, having won UEFA Euro 2004. 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