; UEFA approved the revised plan in January 2005. , Man of the Match: The world television feed of the match was intermittently lost during the match, which prevented the broadcast of Germany's second goal. Spain were only the second nation to win all their group stage fixtures and then the European Championship itself, matching France's achievement from 1984. Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. They formed a musical background to video clips featuring the twin mascots Trix and Flix.. Fernando Torres (Spain), Assistant referees: 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 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 the same game, goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was shown a red card for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground. The Letzigrund stadium hosted its first football match on 23 September 2007. There were 77 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 2.48 goals per match. As European champions, Spain earned the right to compete in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. 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. 10 Euro 2009 Gustave EIFFEL Silver 900/1000 Weight: 20.8 g Diameter: … The qualifying tournament was contested by national teams from each of UEFA's member associations, with the exceptions of Austria and Switzerland, who had automatically qualified for the final tournament as hosts, and Montenegro, who came into existence too late to be admitted to UEFA. This picture was taken in, Final of the 2008 UEFA European Championship, 13th European Championship of American Football, "UEFA Euro 2008: Opening and closing ceremonies, fan entertainment in the stadiums", "Official UEFA Euro 2008 song: "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias", "Ernst Happel Stadion - Vienna - The Stadium Guide", "UEFA EURO 2008 - History - Germany-Spain", "Ernst-Happel-Stadion – Wien Geschichte Wiki", "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2006/08", West Germany 3–3 (a.e.t., 5–4 pen.) Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. The inflation rate in France between 2008 and today has been 14.12%, which translates into a total increase of €14.12. 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. EURO 2008 Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich. Worth - France 2 euro 2008, French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2008 in the coin catalog at uCoin.net - International Catalog of World Coins. CRManuto. The group is composed of 2006 FIFA World Cup finalists Italy and France, as well as the Netherlands and Romania. 6:50. 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. The winners and runners-up from seven groups automatically qualified for the Championship, with the hosts filling the other two slots in the 16-team tournament. Greece were the defending champions going into the tournament, having won UEFA Euro 2004. The new version of the Henri Delaunay Trophy, created by Asprey London, is almost an exact replica of the original designed by Arthus-Bertrand. 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. Miriam embraces her girly side", "adidas "EUROPASS" – the match ball with "goose bumps" for UEFA EURO 2008", "Official UEFA EURO 2008 Song: "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias", Christina Stürmers offizieller EM-Song heißt "Fieber". 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. Watch Netherlands v France from Euro 2008 in full on iPlayer. , Two soundtracks, "Like a Superstar" and "Feel the Rush," were recorded by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy as mascot songs for Euro 2008. Finally, in Group D, Greece failed to reproduce the form of their shock 2004 win, and ended the tournament with no points. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified for the tournament finals as host nations.  However, they lost by one goal, making Euro 2008 the first European Championship not to have one of the host nations present in the knockout phase. Nine players from the winning Spanish team were named in the team of the tournament, while no players knocked out in the group stage were included. In the group stage, Croatia, Spain and the Netherlands all qualified with maximum points.  UEFA President Michel Platini stated, "It describes in a nutshell what the UEFA Euro 2008 has to offer: all kinds of emotions – joy, disappointment, relief or high tension – right up to the final whistle. After half an hour, Xavi played a pass in behind the Germany back line towards Torres, who outmuscled a hesitant Philipp Lahm and clipped the ball over the diving Jens Lehmann and just inside the far post. 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.. Alessandro Griselli (Italy) The draw resulted in the following groups: The tournament was played at eight venues throughout the two host nations; four in Austria and four in Switzerland. That goal proved to be the only goal of the game, which Spain dominated despite Germany having the majority of the possession, and Spain were crowned UEFA Euro 2008 champions. Notable players to criticise were Germany's Jens Lehmann and the Czech Republic's Petr Čech. Turkey's progress was halted by Germany in the semi-finals. The last quarter-final match saw Spain defeat Italy on penalties, after a goalless draw in regular time. , 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. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through a qualifying tournament, played between August 2006 and November 2007. Russia qualified at the expense of Sweden, after beating them in a final game decider, joining Spain in the knockout phase. Switzerland managed to beat the group winner Portugal in their last game. A small figure juggling a ball on the back of the original has been removed, as has the marble plinth.  It was for this reason that Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted the final. 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. This was due to a thunderstorm at the broadcasting relay station in Austria, despite the game being played in Switzerland. As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off. , Opened in 1931, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion was built for the second Workers' Olympiad. , Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, the largest stadium of the eight Euro 2008 venues, hosted UEFA Euro 2008 final match on 29 June 2008. , Austria–Switzerland, Hungary, Greece–Turkey and the Nordic bid were recommended, in that order, before the final vote by UEFA's National Teams Committee. Tied on head-to-head result (Austria 1–1 Poland). 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). , 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. Turkey continued their streak of last-gasp wins, equalising at the end of extra-time against Croatia and advancing on penalties. France later decided to come into line with its neighbours, producing 10 euro 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 qualifying process commenced a month after the 2006 World Cup. The tournament was won by Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 in the final. 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The mascots were unveiled on 27 September 2006, in Vienna, Austria. , It has a capacity of 50,865 seats which was increased to 53,000 by the first and second place additional rows of seats during the preparation for UEFA Euro 2008. Qualification for Euro 2008 started in August 2006, just over a month after the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Turkey entered the game with nine of their squad members missing due to injury or suspension, but still scored the first goal. 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! The official Swiss song for the tournament was a new version of "Bring en hei" (Bring him Home) by Baschi. 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… Paolo Calcagno (Italy) For the three-game group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions were determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:, However, these criteria would not apply if two teams tied on points and goals scored played against each other in their final group match and no other team in group finishes with same points; in that case, the tie would be broken by a penalty shootout.