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2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

 

2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2008 UEFA Under-19 Championship
UEFA Under-19 European Championship Czech Republic 2008
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
Dates 14 July – 26 July
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 37 (2.47 per match)
Top scorer(s) Tomáš Necid (4 goals)

The final tournament of the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was the 24th UEFA European Under-19 Championship, UEFA's premier competition for players under the age of 19. The tournament was held in the Czech Republic with matches played from 14 July to 26 July 2008. Players born after 1 January 1989 were eligible to participate in this competition. The top three teams in each group qualified for the 2009 U-20 World Cup.

Qualification

Qualification for the final tournament was played over two stages. The first qualifying stage divided the remaining 52 UEFA nations (minus the hosts, the Czech Republic) into 13 groups of four teams. Matches in the first stage were played from 24 September 2007 to 15 November 2007. The top two teams in each group and the two best third-placed teams then qualified for the elite qualifying stage, where the 28 teams were divided into seven groups of four. Matches in the elite qualifying stage were played from 1 March 2008 to 31 May 2008, when the top team from each group advanced to the final tournament.

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Squads

For the complete list of players, see 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squads

Final group stage

The groups were drawn on 1 June 2008 in Prague by the first vice-chairman of the UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee, Jim Boyce, and senior Czech internationals Petr Čech and Martin Fenin.[1]

In the following tables:

Key: Pld Matches played, W Won, D Drawn, L Lost, GF Goals for, GA Goals against, GD Goal Difference, Pts Points

Team qualified for the Semi-Final

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Spain 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
14 July
17:30 CET
Bulgaria  0 – 1  Hungary
Report Németh Goal 10'

14 July
19:30 CET
Germany  2 – 1  Spain
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 7'
Toprak Goal 56'
Report Alba Goal 66'

17 July
18:00 CET
Spain  0 – 1  Hungary
Report Nagy Goal 71'

17 July
20:30 CET
Germany  3 – 0  Bulgaria
Diekmeier Goal 16'
Nsereko Goal 43'
L. Bender Goal 56'
Report

20 July
20:00 CET
Hungary  1 – 2  Germany
Simon Goal 74' Report Reinartz Goal 36'
Risse Goal 76'

20 July
20:00 CET
Spain  4 – 0  Bulgaria
Aarón Goal 14'
Nsue Goal 17'52'
Mérida Goal 64'
Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 England 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Greece 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 2
14 July
17:30 CET
Czech Republic  2 – 0  England
Necid Goal 54'58' Report

14 July
19:30 CET
Greece  1 – 1  Italy
Pavlis Goal 23' Report Paloschi Goal 90' (pen.)

17 July
18:00 CET
Czech Republic  0 – 0  Greece
Report
U Nisy Stadium, Liberec
Attendance: 6,623[2]
Referee: Albert Toussaint (Luxembourg)

17 July
20:00 CET
England  0 – 0  Italy
Report

20 July
18:00 CET
Italy  4 – 3  Czech Republic
Poli Goal 22'79'
Bonaventura Goal 56'
Paloschi Goal 72' (pen.)
Report Necid Goal 23'
Morávek Goal 58'86'

20 July
18:00 CET
England  3 – 0  Greece
Mee Goal 48'
Sears Goal 68' (pen.)
Sturridge Goal 85'
Report

Knock-out stage

Bracket

Semi-finals Final
23 July – Mladá Boleslav
  Germany (aet) 2  
  Czech Republic 1  
 
26 July – Jablonec nad Nisou
      Germany 3
    Italy 1
23 July – Plzeň
  Italy 1
  Hungary 0  

Semi-finals

23 July
17:30
 Italy 1 – 0  Hungary
Forestieri Goal 65' Report

23 July
20:15
Germany  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Risse Goal 17'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 119'
Report Necid Goal 24'

Final

26 July
19:00
Germany  3 – 1  Italy
L. Bender Goal 24'
Sukuta-Pasu Goal 61'
Gebhart Goal 80'
Report Garibaldi Goal 78'


 2008 UEFA U-19 European Champions 

Germany
Second title

Goalscorers

Countries to participate in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup

References

  1. ^ Spain steeled for Germany test UEFA.com
  2. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match3.asp
  3. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match2.asp
  4. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match4.asp

External links

  • Official Site
  • 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship technical report
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