UEFA Euro 2008 Group D
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UEFA Euro 2008 Group D
The beginning of the match between Sweden and Spain.

Group D of UEFA Euro 2008 is one of four groups of competing nations at UEFA Euro 2008. The first round of matches were played on 10 June, with the final round scheduled for 18 June. All six group matches were played at venues in Austria, in Innsbruck and Salzburg. The group is composed of UEFA Euro 2004 winners and reigning Champions Greece, as well as Sweden, Spain and Russia. Greece, Spain and Russia had all been drawn together in the same group in the previous European Championship.

Following a 4-1 win over Russia in their first game, Spain secured top spot in the group with a 2-1 win over Sweden in their second. Their qualification for the quarter-finals was assured after Russia beat Greece later that day, condemning the title holders to the bottom position in the group. The second quarter-final spot was to be decided by the match between Sweden and Russia, with Sweden only needing to avoid defeat to go through. However, Russia scored a goal in each half to beat Sweden 2-0 and qualify for the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, despite going behind towards the end of the first half, Spain scored two second half goals, one coming three minutes before full time, to become the third team in the tournament to qualify for the quarter-finals with a 100% group stage record.

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]
D1  Greece 1 Group C winner 17 October 2007 3rd 2004 Winners (2004) 11 9 8
D2  Sweden 2 Group F runner-up 21 November 2007 4th 2004 Semi-finals (1992) 5 10 30
D3  Spain 3 Group F winner 17 November 2007 8th 2004 Winners (1964) 9 8 4
D4  Russia[nb 3] 4 Group E runner-up 21 November 2007 9th 2004 Winners (1960) 15 15 24

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 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase
2  Russia 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3  Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Greece 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, Spain, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Italy.
  • The runner-up of Group D, Russia, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Netherlands.

Matches

Spain vs Russia

Spain 4-1 Russia
Report
Attendance: 30,772[1]
Spain[2]
Russia[2]
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 5 Carles Puyol
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 21 David Silva Substituted off 77
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi
LM 6 Andrés Iniesta Substituted off 63
CF 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off 54
Substitutions:
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted in 54
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 63
MF 14 Xabi Alonso Substituted in 77
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
ESP-RUS 2008-06-10.svg
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 14 Roman Shirokov
CB 8 Denis Kolodin
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)
CM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov Substituted off 58
RW 21 Dmitri Sychev Substituted off 46
LW 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko
Substitutions:
MF 23 Vladimir Bystrov Substituted in 46 Substituted off 70
MF 7 Dmitri Torbinski Substituted in 58
FW 6 Roman Adamov Substituted in 70
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
David Villa (Spain)[1]

Assistant referees:
Egon Bereuter (Austria)
Markus Mayr (Austria)
Fourth official:
Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

Greece vs Sweden

Greece[4]
Sweden[4]

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimovi? (Sweden)[3]

Assistant referees:
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Stéphane Cuhat (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Sweden vs Spain

Sweden 1-2 Spain
Report
Attendance: 30,772[5]
Sweden[6]
Spain[6]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 5 Fredrik Stoor
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Petter Hansson
LB 2 Mikael Nilsson
RM 11 Johan Elmander Substituted off 79
CM 19 Daniel Andersson
CM 8 Anders Svensson Yellow card 55
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg (c)
CF 17 Henrik Larsson Substituted off 87
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovi? Substituted off 46
Substitutions:
FW 22 Markus Rosenberg Substituted in 46
MF 18 Sebastian Larsson Substituted in 79
MF 16 Kim Källström Substituted in 87
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
SWE-ESP 2008-06-14.svg
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena Yellow card 53
CB 5 Carles Puyol Substituted off 24
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta Substituted off 59
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi Substituted off 59
LM 21 David Silva
CF 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres
Substitutions:
DF 2 Raúl Albiol Substituted in 24
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted in 59
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 59
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
David Villa (Spain)[5]

Assistant referees:
Adriaan Inia (Netherlands)
Hans ten Hoove (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Greece vs Russia

Greece[8]
Russia[8]

Man of the Match:
Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)[7]

Assistant referees:
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Greece vs Spain

Greece[10]
Spain[10]
GRE-ESP 2008-06-18.svg
GK 23 Pepe Reina
RB 18 Álvaro Arbeloa Yellow card 45
CB 2 Raúl Albiol
CB 20 Juanito
LB 3 Fernando Navarro
CM 22 Rubén de la Red
CM 14 Xabi Alonso (c)
RW 16 Sergio García
AM 10 Cesc Fàbregas
LW 6 Andrés Iniesta Substituted off 58
CF 17 Dani Güiza Yellow card 41
Substitutions:
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 58
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)[9]

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)

Russia vs Sweden

Attendance: 30,772[11]
Russia[12]
Sweden[12]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 8 Denis Kolodin Yellow card 76
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c) Yellow card 57
RM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov
LM 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Substituted off 66
SS 10 Andrey Arshavin Yellow card 65
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko Substituted off 90
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ivan Saenko Substituted in 66
MF 23 Vladimir Bystrov Substituted in 90
Manager:
Netherlands Guus Hiddink
RUS-SWE 2008-06-18.svg
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson Yellow card 10
RB 5 Fredrik Stoor
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Petter Hansson
LB 2 Mikael Nilsson Substituted off 79
RM 11 Johan Elmander Yellow card 49
CM 19 Daniel Andersson Substituted off 56
CM 8 Anders Svensson
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg (c)
CF 17 Henrik Larsson
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovi?
Substitutions:
MF 16 Kim Källström Substituted in 56
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck Substituted in 79
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Andrei Arshavin (Russia)[11]

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Alex Verstraeten (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)

References

  1. ^ a b "Full-time Spain-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Spain-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Full-time Greece-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Greece-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Full-time report Sweden-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Sweden-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Greece-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Greece-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Full-time report Russia-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Team Line-ups - Group D - Russia-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2012.

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