Turkey entered the game with nine of their squad members missing due to injury or suspension, but still scored the first goal. Portugal Coach: Carlos Queiroz No. The new version of the Henri Delaunay Trophy, created by Asprey London, is almost an exact replica of the original designed by Arthus-Bertrand.
Defending champions Greece (coefficient 2.167; rank 11th) were automatically assigned to Pot 1.
For the video game based on this event, see. It was Cristiano Ronaldo who looked to be the guilty party in allowing Klose a free run at goal.
Only the Netherlands have scored more (54). In an exciting final game in Group A, an injury- and suspension-hit Turkey came back from 2–0 down to beat the Czech Republic 3–2, after an uncharacteristic handling mistake by Petr Čech, in the last few minutes, left Nihat Kahveci with the simplest of finishes.
During the lost world feed German and Austrian television ZDF and ORF started to broadcast the feed of German speaking Swiss channel SF 1. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through a qualifying tournament, played between August 2006 and November 2007.
In 2000, they lost in the semi-finals to France, and in 2004, Greece beat them in the final. Switzerland played all of their group stage matches at St. Jakob Park in Basel, which also hosted the opening match of the tournament as a compromise for the final being held in Vienna. 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.
However, any yellow cards accumulated are annulled once a team is eliminated from the tournament or reaches the semi-finals. The group of nine analysts watched every game at the tournament before making their decision after the final. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory. 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.
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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.
The silver base of the trophy also had to be enlarged to make it stable.  The teams trained and resided in these locations during the tournament, and travelled to games that took place away from their bases.  On 22 November 2007, Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA's professional football director, announced that a review of the coefficient ranking system was under way for future European Championships..  Austria and Hungary had previously bid together to host Euro 2004, losing out to Portugal, while Sweden had hosted Euro 1992.  A version named the Europass Gloria was used in the final.. The Portuguese forward has now scored six European Championship goals. Austria played all of their group stage matches at Ernst-Happel-Stadion. There were 77 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 2.48 goals per match.
The following tournament, held in Poland and Ukraine, became the third jointly hosted tournament.
The official Swiss song for the tournament was a new version of "Bring en hei" (Bring him Home) by Baschi.
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The Letzigrund stadium hosted its first football match on 23 September 2007.
Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. They recorded the worst finish in Euro 2008, losing their three group fixtures and collecting the least amount of prize money. In Group B, Austria managed to set up a decisive final game against Germany, dubbed "Austria's final". A player is also suspended for one match for picking up two yellow cards in separate matches. Coached by Dutchman Guus Hiddink, Russia eliminated the Netherlands with two extra-time goals. As European champions, Spain earned the right to compete for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. Bastian Schweinsteiger sidefooted in the first and his free-kick created the second for the head of Miroslav Klose. Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates scoring Germany's opening goal. 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.  The mascots were unveiled on 27 September 2006, in Vienna, Austria.
 It was for this reason that Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted the final. The last quarter-final match saw Spain defeat Italy on penalties, after a goalless draw in regular time. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. Nuno Gomes finished from close range to give Portugal hope, but they failed to defend another Schweinsteiger free-kick and Michael Ballack headed the third. Germany booked their place in the semi-finals of Euro 2008 by seeing off a below-par Portugal side in Basel.
The qualifying process commenced a month after the 2006 World Cup. Cannot play media.  In the quarter-finals, the Portuguese team was unable to give their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, a fitting send-off – following the mid-tournament announcement that Scolari would be leaving to join English club Chelsea – losing in an exciting game against Germany. The tournament was won by Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 in the final. 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..
Live EURO 2008 Team of the Tournament Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernández and David Villa are part of a six-strong Spain contingent in the 2008 select XI. , The Golden Boot was awarded to yet another Spaniard, David Villa, who scored four goals, three of which came in his side's 4–1 win over Russia (the only hat-trick scored in the tournament).
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.
It was developing into a wonderfully open game, with both sides continuing the theme of the tournament by committing men forward and playing positive football. National Team- Squad Map. He gave them the lead when he got ahead of Paulo Ferreira to burst into the box and steer home a cross from Lukas Podolski, after he had combined well with Ballack down the left channel.
, The UEFA Technical Team also had to pick a Player of the Tournament, taking fans' votes into account.
 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. Seven Nation Army: the indiest football anthem ever? Read more. If his team is eliminated from the competition before the end of his suspension, the games carry over to the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. The qualifying format was changed compared to previous tournaments.
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While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. The game got the thrilling climax that it deserved when Nani crossed for fellow substitute Postiga to head in three minutes from the end. 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.
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