Turkey continued their streak of last-gasp wins, equalising at the end of extra-time against Croatia and advancing on penalties. 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. 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. 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 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. Worth - Germany 2 euro 2008, St. Michaelis Church, Hamburg /New map of Europe/ in the coin catalog at uCoin.net - International Catalog of World Coins. 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. [18], On 19 December 2007, UEFA announced twelve referees and twenty-four assistants were selected for the tournament. 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. The Dutch crush France 4-1 to seal qualification for the Euro 2008 quarter-finals after Italy salvage a draw with Romania. [55], UEFA announced that total of €184 million has been offered to the 16 teams competing in this tournament, increasing from €129 million in the previous tournament. 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". EURO 2008 highlights: France 1-4 Netherlands. 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. A player is also suspended for one match for picking up two yellow cards in separate matches. A new trophy was awarded to the winners of the Euro 2008 tournament. France 2 Euro 2007. In the same game, goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was shown a red card for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground. 44.90 € * France 2 Euro 2009. The problem was solved when the organisers proposed renovating Letzigrund instead. The world television feed of the match was intermittently lost during the match, which prevented the broadcast of Germany's second goal. 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 "[76], The following companies were global sponsors for the tournament:[77][78], This article is about the sporting event. Seven Nation Army: the indiest football anthem ever? The new pitch was installed in advance of the quarter-final match between Portugal and Germany on 19 June. 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. This means that 100 euro in 2008 are equivalent to 114.12 euro in 2020.In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 2008 equals €114.12 today. [1] Austria and Hungary had previously bid together to host Euro 2004, losing out to Portugal, while Sweden had hosted Euro 1992. [73] The mascots were unveiled on 27 September 2006, in Vienna, Austria. During the lost world feed, German and Austrian television ZDF and ORF started to broadcast the feed of German-speaking Swiss channel SF 1. Despite the one-goal margin of victory, it was a fairly dominant performance by Spain. [2], The final vote by the UEFA executive committee was:[2]. €114.12 in 2020. They recorded the worst finish in Euro 2008, losing their three group fixtures and collecting the least amount of prize money. Austria and Switzerland were not expected to progress, despite the advantage of being the hosts. The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2007, and saw Group C immediately labelled as the "group of death", with Italy, France, Romania and the Netherlands competing for the two qualifying places. [8], 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. Adel Taarabt - a mercurial talent. The official melody was composed by Rollo Armstrong of Faithless on behalf of UEFA. UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group B. Standings and results for Group B of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament. 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. [15] The teams trained and resided in these locations during the tournament, and travelled to games that took place away from their bases. Customers who bought this product also bought. A panel chaired by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance … The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2007 at the Culture and Convention Centre in Lucerne. Switzerland and Austria, as co-hosts, were automatically assigned to positions A1 and B1, respectively. Romania-France UEFA EURO 2008 . Turkey entered the game with nine of their squad members missing due to injury or suspension, but still scored the first goal. The last quarter-final match saw Spain defeat Italy on penalties, after a goalless draw in regular time. [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. Head-to-head result: Switzerland 0–1 Czech Republic. 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. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker. 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. 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). Fernando Torres (Spain)[1], Assistant referees:[2] 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. 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. Paolo Calcagno (Italy) [19] In April 2008, after failing a physical fitness test, Norwegian assistant referee Erik Ræstad was replaced by fellow countryman Jan Petter Randen.[20]. However, any yellow cards accumulated are annulled once a team is eliminated from the tournament or reaches the semi-finals. 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). [64] A version named the Europass Gloria was used in the final.[65]. Greece on the other hand, being the only team to lose all three of their group matches, were the only team to receive nothing more than the €7.5 million participation prize. 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. 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.) They formed a musical background to video clips featuring the twin mascots Trix and Flix.[67]. Swiss Television SRG SSR still had a feed, because of their own broadcasting facilities at the venue. Each team had access to a "team base camp" for its stay between the matches. Coin condition : MS(63) Country : France Year : 2008 Denomination : 2 Euro 8.50 gr #Numismatique #Collection #Inspiration #Histoire For the video game based on this event, see. 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. 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. Though Germany had a strong start, Spain started to look more dangerous after they had settled. 2008 lot of 8 silver coins, France being the only European to issue 1.50 silver PRF euros from 2002 to 2008, unusual value. Worth - Belgium 2 euro 2008 in the coin catalog at uCoin.net - International Catalog of World Coins. Qualification for Euro 2008 started in August 2006, just over a month after the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At UEFA Euro 2008, players may be suspended from playing in subsequent matches upon the collection of a certain number of yellow or red cards. Notable players to criticise were Germany's Jens Lehmann and the Czech Republic's Petr Čech. What's That Song They Play After the Euro Goals? The UEFA Technical Team was charged with naming a squad composed of the 23 best players over the course of the tournament. EURO 2008 Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich. [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. [68] Christina Stürmer sang the official tournament song of Austrian ÖFB, "Fieber" (Fever). It took place in Austria and Switzerland (both hosting the tournament for the first time) from 7 to 29 June 2008. 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 … Teams in groups A and B were separated from teams in groups C and D until the final. Italy beat the French, on the final day, to finish on four points and join the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. The group is composed of 2006 FIFA World Cup finalists Italy and France, as well as the Netherlands and Romania. Austria played all of their group stage matches at Ernst-Happel-Stadion. [13] It was for this reason that Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted the final. EURO 2008 Switzerland 0 - 1 Czech Republic FULL HIGHLIGHTS. The Letzigrund stadium hosted its first football match on 23 September 2007. A thunderstorm over Vienna caused technical difficulties in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which relayed the television feed from the match in Basel, Switzerland, resulting in one or more goals being missed by various audiences. [14]; UEFA approved the revised plan in January 2005. The player chosen was Spain midfielder Xavi. Throughout 31 matches, the participating nations totalled 77 goals, the same as the previous tournament. Later, they levelled the score at 2–2, before Germany scored the winning goal in the final minute. Tied on head-to-head result (Austria 1–1 Poland). The change means there were no play-offs between teams finishing in second place in the groups – they qualified directly for the finals. Eric Abidal was then sent off after 25 minutes for fouling Luca Toni to give away a penalty, scored by Andrea Pirlo. Turkey's progress was halted by Germany in the semi-finals. The Netherlands stun France with four goals in their group stage match at Euro 2008. All six group matches were played at venues in Switzerland, in Zürich and Berne. 1-3) - Avrupa Futbol Şampiyonası Hırvatistan 1-1 Türkiye (Penaltılarla 1-3) [Long Highlights] The first of three rounds of matches took place on 9 June, and finished on 17 June. Six of the qualifying groups contained seven teams, and the other, Group A, contained eight. [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. [53], The UEFA Technical Team also had to pick a Player of the Tournament, taking fans' votes into account. Greece were the defending champions going into the tournament, having won UEFA Euro 2004. CRManuto. In 2004, the Zurich venue became a problem for the organisers. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through a qualifying tournament, played between August 2006 and November 2007. EURO 2008 Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich. 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. France-Italy UEFA EURO 2008 . The silver base of the trophy also had to be enlarged to make it stable. Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. [5], The tournament's closing ceremony was held immediately prior to kickoff, and featured 400 performers,[6] including Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, singing the tournament's official song, "Can You Hear Me". [16][17] The 16 teams validated their option with UEFA on 18 December 2007. 10 Euro 2009 Gustave EIFFEL Silver 900/1000 Weight: 20.8 g Diameter: … Russia qualified at the expense of Sweden, after beating them in a final game decider, joining Spain in the knockout phase. 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Alessandro Griselli (Italy) That goal proved to be the only goal of the game, which Spain dominated despite Germany having the majority of the possession,[6] and Spain were crowned UEFA Euro 2008 champions. 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. The Austria–Switzerland bid became the second successful joint bid in the competition's history, following the UEFA Euro 2000 hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands. The remaining 14 teams were split into four pots, with title-holders Greece seeded alongside the Netherlands in Pot 1. In Group B, Austria managed to set up a decisive final game against Germany, dubbed "Austria's final". step2man. 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. 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]. Detailed information about the coin 2 Euro Cent, France, with pictures and collection and swap management : mintage, descriptions, metal, weight, size, value and other numismatic data 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. As European champions, Spain earned the right to compete in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.