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Final Draw Announced December 2, 2007

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Switzerland Austria Netherlands Greece
Czech Republic Croatia Italy Sweden
Portugal Germany Romania Spain
Turkey Poland France Russia


euro 2008Italy and 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.

Automatic qualification for the two host countries, Austria and Switzerland, left only the final fixtures to be decided at the final draw, announced December 2.

Euro 2008

In 2008, the championship played out in Switzerland (at venues in Berne, Basel, Geneva and Zurich) and in Austria (Salzburg, Vienna and Klagenfurt).

The first 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.

Euro 2008 TV Coverage


Euro 2008 highlights

 

In the UK, BBC & ITV provided full coverage of championship matches along with RTE in Ireland.

Elsewhere 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.

In Canada, 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.

In Australia, 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.

ESPN India provided television coverage in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives.

Euro 2008 Match Schedule

07 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, Switzerland
08 June 18:00 Match 3 AUT vs CRO Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
08 June 20:45 Match 4 GER vs POL Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria
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, Berne, Switzerland
10 June 18:00 Match 7 ESP vs RUS Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck, Austria
10 June 20:45 Match 8 GRE vs SWE Stadion Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg, Austria
11 June 18:00 Match 9 CZE vs POR Stade de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
11 June 20:45 Match 10 SUI vs TUR St Jacob Park, Basel, Switzerland
12 June 18:00 Match 11 CRO vs GER Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria
12 June 20:45 Match 12 AUT vs POL Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
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, Berne, Switzerland
14 June 18:00 Match 15 SWE vs ESP Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck, Austria
14 June 20:45 Match 16 GRE vs RUS Stadion Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg, Austria
15 June 20:45 Match 17 SUI vs POR St Jacob Park, Basel, Switzerland
15 June 20:45 Match 18 TUR vs CZE Stade de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
16 June 20:45 Match 19 POL vs CRO Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt, Austria
16 June 20:45 Match 20 AUT vs GER Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
17 June 20:45 Match 21 NED vs ROU Stade de Suisse Wankdorf, Berne, Switzerland
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, Salzburg, Austria
18 June 20:45 Match 24 RUS vs SWE Stadion Tivoli NEU, Innsbruck, Austria

Quarter Finals

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, Vienna, Austria
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, Vienna, Austria

Semi-Finals

25 June 20:45 Match 29 Semi-Final W25 vs W26 St Jacob Park, Basel, Switzerland
26 June 20:45 Match 30 Semi-Final W27 vs W28 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria

Final

29 June 20:45 Match 31 Final W29 vs W30 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria


also see --> Soccer | World Cup 2010 | Euro 2004 | Euro 2012 | Euro 2016

Euro 2008 Around the Web

UEFA Euro 2008 - Check out a great archive of facts, figures, stats and scores at Wikipedia including photos and related resources.

BBC SPORT | Football | Guide to Euro 2008 - The world class news service with qualifying results/tables, top scorers, photos, facts and figures, plus breaking news and great features including games and contests, video clips.

SoccerStats - A quick overview of Who Won What along with Euro championship results dating back to 1960, plus tool around the rest of the site for more news, live scores, forums, quizzes.

 

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