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UEFA Euro 2008 Group B

Group B of UEFA Euro 2008 was one of four groups of competing nations at UEFA Euro 2008. The first of the three rounds of matches were played on 8 June, and the final round was completed on 16 June. All six of the group's matches were played at venues in Austria, in Vienna and Klagenfurt. The group is made up of four central European nations; co-hosts Austria, as well as Croatia, Germany and Poland. Austria and Poland are appearing in a European Championship finals for the first time.

Croatia became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals from Group B when they followed up a 1-0 win against Austria in their first match with a 2-1 win over Germany. This, in conjunction with Austria's 1-1 draw with Poland, meant that Croatia would finish top of the group. The second quarter-final spot was decided by the group's final games, with Germany defeating Austria through a Michael Ballack free kick, making the result of the Poland vs Croatia match irrelevant. Had Germany lost, Poland could still have qualified with a win over Croatia. However, a goal from Ivan Klasni? won the game for Croatia, making the Croatians the first team to gain maximum points in the group stage.

Teams

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings FIFA Rankings
June 2008
November 2007[nb 1] May 2008[nb 2]
B1  Austria 1 Co-host 12 December 2002 1st -- Debut 27 29 92
B2  Croatia 2 Group E winner 17 November 2007 3rd 2004 Quarter-finals (1996) 2 11 15
B3  Germany[nb 3] 3 Group D runner-up 13 October 2007 10th 2004 Winners (1972, 1980, 1996) 7 4 5
B4  Poland 4 Group A winner 17 November 2007 1st -- Debut 12 13 28

Notes

  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2007 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ UEFA unveiled a new ranking system in May 2008 based on results up to November 2007.
  3. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Advance to knockout phase
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3  Austria (H) 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1[a]
4  Poland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1[a]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head result (Austria 1-1 Poland). Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group B, Croatia, advanced to play the runner-up of Group A, Turkey.
  • The runner-up of Group B, Germany, advanced to play the winner of Group A, Portugal.

Matches

Austria vs Croatia

Austria[2]
Croatia[2]
GK 21 Jürgen Macho
CB 15 Sebastian Prödl Yellow card 68
CB 3 Martin Stranzl
CB 4 Emanuel Pogatetz Yellow card 3
DM 6 René Aufhauser
DM 19 Jürgen Säumel Yellow card 21 Substituted off 61
RM 2 Joachim Standfest
LM 12 Ronald Gërçaliu Substituted off 69
AM 10 Andreas Ivanschitz (c)
CF 20 Martin Harnik
CF 9 Roland Linz Substituted off 73
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ivica Vasti? Substituted in 61
MF 11 Ümit Korkmaz Substituted in 69
FW 18 Roman Kienast Substituted in 73
Manager:
Josef Hickersberger
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GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 5 Vedran ?orluka
CB 4 Robert Kova? Yellow card 51
CB 3 Josip ?imuni?
LB 22 Danijel Pranji?
RM 11 Darijo Srna
CM 10 Niko Kova? (c)
CM 14 Luka Modri?
LM 19 Niko Kranj?ar Substituted off 61
CF 18 Ivica Oli? Substituted off 83
CF 21 Mladen Petri? Substituted off 72
Substitutions:
DF 15 Dario Kne?evi? Substituted in 61
FW 20 Igor Budan Substituted in 72
MF 8 Ognjen Vukojevi? Substituted in 83
Manager:
Slaven Bili?

Man of the Match:
Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)[1]

Assistant referees:
Adriaan Inia (Netherlands)
Hans ten Hoove (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)

Germany vs Poland

Germany 2-0 Poland
Report
Germany[4]
Poland[4]
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 16 Philipp Lahm
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
LB 2 Marcell Jansen
RM 4 Clemens Fritz Substituted off 56
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 13 Michael Ballack (c)
LM 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 9 Mario Gómez Substituted off 75
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 90+1
Substitutions:
MF 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Yellow card 64 Substituted in 56
MF 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted in 75
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi Substituted in 90+1
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GER-POL 2008-06-08.svg
GK 1 Artur Boruc
RB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 14 Micha? ?ew?akow
CB 6 Jacek B?k
LB 4 Pawe? Gola?ski Substituted off 75
CM 5 Dariusz Dudka
CM 18 Mariusz Lewandowski Yellow card 60
RW 17 Wojciech ?obodzi?ski Substituted off 65
AM 9 Maciej ?urawski (c) Substituted off 46
LW 8 Jacek Krzynówek
CF 7 Euzebiusz Smolarek Yellow card 40
Substitutions:
MF 20 Roger Guerreiro Substituted in 46
MF 16 ?ukasz Piszczek Substituted in 65
FW 11 Marek Saganowski Substituted in 75
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
Lukas Podolski (Germany)[3]

Assistant referees:
Geir Åge Holen (Norway)
Jan Petter Randen (Norway)
Fourth official:
Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Croatia vs Germany

Croatia 2-1 Germany
Report
Croatia[6]
Germany[6]
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
RB 5 Vedran ?orluka
CB 4 Robert Kova?
CB 3 Josip ?imuni? Yellow card 45+1
LB 22 Danijel Pranji?
RM 11 Darijo Srna Yellow card 27 Substituted off 80
CM 14 Luka Modri? Yellow card 90+3
CM 10 Niko Kova? (c)
LM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
SS 19 Niko Kranj?ar Substituted off 85
CF 18 Ivica Oli? Substituted off 72
Substitutions:
FW 21 Mladen Petri? Substituted in 72
MF 16 Jerko Leko Yellow card 90+2 Substituted in 80
DF 15 Dario Kne?evi? Substituted in 85
Manager:
Slaven Bili?
CRO-GER 2008-06-12.svg
GK 1 Jens Lehmann Yellow card 90+2
RB 16 Philipp Lahm
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
LB 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted off 46
RM 4 Clemens Fritz Substituted off 82
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 13 Michael Ballack (c) Yellow card 75
LM 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 9 Mario Gómez Substituted off 66
CF 11 Miroslav Klose
Substitutions:
MF 19 David Odonkor Substituted in 46
MF 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Red card 90+2 Substituted in 66
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi Substituted in 82
Manager:
Joachim Löw

Man of the Match:
Luka Modri? (Croatia)[5]

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Alex Verstraeten (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)

Austria vs Poland

Austria 1-1 Poland
Report
Attendance: 51,428[7]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Austria[8]
Poland[8]
GK 21 Jürgen Macho
RB 14 György Garics
CB 15 Sebastian Prödl Yellow card 72
CB 3 Martin Stranzl
LB 4 Emanuel Pogatetz
DM 6 René Aufhauser Substituted off 74
RM 8 Christoph Leitgeb
CM 10 Andreas Ivanschitz (c) Substituted off 64
LM 11 Ümit Korkmaz Yellow card 56
CF 20 Martin Harnik
CF 9 Roland Linz Substituted off 64
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ivica Vasti? Substituted in 64
FW 18 Roman Kienast Substituted in 64
MF 19 Jürgen Säumel Substituted in 74
Manager:
Josef Hickersberger
AUT-POL 2008-06-12.svg
GK 1 Artur Boruc
RB 13 Marcin Wasilewski Yellow card 58
CB 2 Mariusz Jop Substituted off 46
CB 6 Jacek B?k (c) Yellow card 90+3
LB 14 Micha? ?ew?akow
RM 5 Dariusz Dudka
CM 18 Mariusz Lewandowski
LM 8 Jacek Krzynówek Yellow card 61
AM 20 Roger Guerreiro Substituted off 85
CF 11 Marek Saganowski Substituted off 83
CF 7 Euzebiusz Smolarek
Substitutions:
DF 4 Pawe? Gola?ski Substituted in 46
MF 17 Wojciech ?obodzi?ski Substituted in 83
MF 19 Rafa? Murawski Substituted in 85
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

Man of the Match:
Roger Guerreiro (Poland)[7]

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

Poland vs Croatia

Poland[10]
Croatia[10]
GK 1 Artur Boruc
RB 13 Marcin Wasilewski
CB 14 Micha? ?ew?akow (c)
CB 5 Dariusz Dudka
LB 3 Jakub Wawrzyniak
CM 19 Rafa? Murawski
CM 18 Mariusz Lewandowski Yellow card 38 Substituted off 46
RW 17 Wojciech ?obodzi?ski Substituted off 55
AM 20 Roger Guerreiro
LW 8 Jacek Krzynówek
CF 11 Marek Saganowski Substituted off 69
Substitutions:
DF 23 Adam Kokoszka Substituted in 46
FW 7 Euzebiusz Smolarek Substituted in 55
FW 21 Tomasz Zahorski Yellow card 84 Substituted in 69
Manager:
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
POL-CRO 2008-06-16.svg
GK 23 Vedran Runje
RB 2 Dario ?imi? (c)
CB 6 Hrvoje Veji? Yellow card 45
CB 15 Dario Kne?evi? Substituted off 27
LB 22 Danijel Pranji?
RM 16 Jerko Leko
CM 8 Ognjen Vukojevi? Yellow card 85
CM 13 Nikola Pokriva?
LM 7 Ivan Rakiti?
CF 17 Ivan Klasni? Substituted off 74
CF 21 Mladen Petri? Substituted off 75
Substitutions:
DF 5 Vedran ?orluka Substituted in 27
FW 9 Nikola Kalini? Substituted in 74
MF 19 Niko Kranj?ar Substituted in 75
Manager:
Slaven Bili?

Man of the Match:
Ivan Klasni? (Croatia)[9]

Assistant referees:
Dimitrios Bozatzidis (Greece)
Dimitrios Saraidaris (Greece)
Fourth official:
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Austria vs Germany

Austria[12]
Germany[12]
GK 21 Jürgen Macho
RB 14 György Garics
CB 3 Martin Stranzl Yellow card 13
CB 17 Martin Hiden Substituted off 55
LB 4 Emanuel Pogatetz
CM 6 René Aufhauser Substituted off 63
LM 5 Christian Fuchs
AM 10 Andreas Ivanschitz (c) Yellow card 48
RW 20 Martin Harnik Substituted off 67
LW 11 Ümit Korkmaz
CF 22 Erwin Hoffer Yellow card 31
Substitutions:
MF 8 Christoph Leitgeb Substituted in 55
MF 19 Jürgen Säumel Substituted in 63
FW 18 Roman Kienast Substituted in 67
Manager:
Josef Hickersberger[note 1]
AUT-GER 2008-06-16.svg
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm
RM 4 Clemens Fritz Substituted off 90+3
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 13 Michael Ballack (c)
LM 20 Lukas Podolski Substituted off 83
CF 9 Mario Gómez Substituted off 60
CF 11 Miroslav Klose
Substitutions:
MF 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted in 60
FW 10 Oliver Neuville Substituted in 83
MF 18 Tim Borowski Substituted in 90+3
Manager:
Joachim Löw[note 1]

Man of the Match:
Michael Ballack (Germany)[11]

Assistant referees:
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (Spain)
Fourth official:
Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

Notes

  1. ^ a b Both Hickersberger and Löw were expelled by the referee in the 41st minute.

References

  1. ^ a b "Full-time report Austria-Croatia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Austria-Croatia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Full-time report Germany-Poland" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Germany-Poland" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Full-time report Croatia-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Croatia-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Full-time report Austria-Poland" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Austria-Poland" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Full-time report Poland-Croatia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Poland-Croatia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Full-time report Austria-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group B - Austria-Germany" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.

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