Draw Announced December 2, 2007
France, the two main attractions at the 2006 World Cup, were among
the teams that secured a place at the Euro 2008 finals, followed
by the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Portugal and Spain. Rounding out the qualifying teams were The Czech
Republic, Russia, Romania, Croatia Germany, Greece and Sweden.
qualification for the two host countries, Austria and Switzerland,
left only the final fixtures to be decided at the final draw,
announced December 2.
In 2008, the championship played out in Switzerland
(at venues in Berne, Basel, Geneva and Zurich) and in Austria
(Salzburg, Vienna and Klagenfurt).
match kicked off on June 7, 2008 on the
way to the quarter-finals leading to more intense semi-final
battles, then on to the deciding game at Ernst Happel Stadium
in Vienna on Sunday, June 29, 2008 won by Spain against Germany in the final.
2008 TV Coverage
In the UK,
BBC & ITV provided full coverage of championship matches
along with RTE in Ireland.
around the world, fans watched TF1 and M6 in France, ERT in Greece,
NOS in the Netherlands, PCCW in Hong Kong, and Al Jazeera in the
Middle East & North Africa.
TSN and RSD (French) shared broadcasting rights.
US fans tuned into ESPN for all 31 championship matches airing live in
the U.S. with 2 major matches broadcast on ABC Sports. Setanta
Sports USA also provided complete Pay-Per-View closed-circuit
TV coverage widely available at local neighborhood pubs nationwide.
SBS broadcast eight of the live Euro 2008 matches, including
the opening game and the final, along with daily highlights and
a "Road to Euro" preview series.
provided television coverage in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan,
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives.
2008 Match Schedule
June 18:00 Match
1 SUI vs CZE St Jacob Park, Basel, Switzerland
07 June 20:45 Match 2 POR vs TUR Stade de Geneve, Geneva,
08 June 18:00 Match 3 AUT vs CRO Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
08 June 20:45 Match 4 GER vs POL Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt,
09 June 18:00 Match 5 ROU vs FRA Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
09 June 20:45 Match 6 NED vs ITA Stade de Suisse Wankdorf,
10 June 18:00 Match 7 ESP vs RUS Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck,
10 June 20:45 Match 8 GRE vs SWE Stadion Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim,
11 June 18:00 Match 9 CZE vs POR Stade de Geneve, Geneva,
11 June 20:45 Match 10 SUI vs TUR St Jacob Park, Basel,
12 June 18:00 Match 11 CRO vs GER Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt,
12 June 20:45 Match 12 AUT vs POL Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
13 June 18:00 Match 13 ITA vs ROU Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
13 June 20:45 Match 14 NED vs FRA Stade de Suisse Wankdorf,
14 June 18:00 Match 15 SWE vs ESP Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck,
14 June 20:45 Match 16 GRE vs RUS Stadion Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim,
15 June 20:45 Match 17 SUI vs POR St Jacob Park, Basel,
15 June 20:45 Match 18 TUR vs CZE Stade de Geneve, Geneva,
16 June 20:45 Match 19 POL vs CRO Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt,
16 June 20:45 Match 20 AUT vs GER Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
17 June 20:45 Match 21 NED vs ROU Stade de Suisse Wankdorf,
17 June 20:45 Match 22 FRA vs ITA Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
18 June 20:45 Match 23 GRE vs ESP Stadion Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim,
18 June 20:45 Match 24 RUS vs SWE Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck,
19 June 20:45 Match 25 Quarter Final WA vs RB St Jacob
Park, Basel, Switzerland
20 June 20:45 Match 26 Quarter Final WB vs RA Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
21 June 20:45 Match 27 Quarter Final WC vs RD St Jacob
Park, Basel, Switzerland
22 June 20:45 Match 28 Quarter Final WD vs RC Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
25 June 20:45 Match 29 Semi-Final W25 vs W26 St Jacob Park,
26 June 20:45 Match 30 Semi-Final W27 vs W28 Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
29 June 20:45 Match 31 Final W29 vs W30 Ernst-Happel-Stadion,
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