UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying Group A
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UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying Group A

Standings and results for Group A of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament.

Armenia vs Portugal in Yerevan

Poland secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 November 2007 following a 2-0 win against Belgium, becoming the eighth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so. Portugal secured qualification to the tournament proper on 21 November 2007 following a 0-0 draw against Finland, becoming the thirteenth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Poland Portugal Serbia Finland Belgium Kazakhstan Armenia Azerbaijan
1  Poland 14 8 4 2 24 12 +12 28 Qualify for final tournament 2-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 1-0 5-0
2  Portugal 14 7 6 1 24 10 +14 27 2-2 1-1 0-0 4-0 3-0 1-0 3-0
3  Serbia 14 6 6 2 22 11 +11 24[a] 2-2 1-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 3-0 1-0
4  Finland 14 6 6 2 13 7 +6 24[a] 0-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-0 2-1
5  Belgium 14 5 3 6 14 16 −2 18 0-1 1-2 3-2 0-0 0-0 3-0 3-0
6  Kazakhstan 14 2 4 8 11 21 −10 10 0-1 1-2 2-1 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-1
7  Armenia 12 2 3 7 4 13 −9 9 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 Canc.[b]
8  Azerbaijan 12 1 2 9 6 28 −22 5 1-3 0-2 1-6 1-0 0-1 1-1 Canc.[b]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Serbia 4, Finland 1.
  2. ^ a b The matches between Azerbaijan and Armenia were cancelled by UEFA with both associations receiving no points, as the two national associations failed to resolve political and security disagreements.[1][2]

Matches

Group A fixtures were negotiated at a meeting between the participants on 10 February 2006.[]



Poland 1-3 Finland
Gargu?a Goal 89 Report Litmanen Goal 5476 (pen.)
Väyrynen Goal 84

Attendance: 38,015

Attendance: 18,000
Attendance: 35,000
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mark Halsey (England)

Serbia 3-0 Armenia
Stankovi? Goal 54 (pen.)
Lazovi? Goal 62
?igi? Goal 90+2
Report
Poland 2-1 Portugal
Smolarek Goal 918 Report Nuno Gomes Goal 90+2
Attendance: 40,000
Attendance: 12,000

Attendance: 9,445

Attendance: 47,009

Attendance: 55,000


Attendance: 34,818
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Attendance: 13,000
Belgium 3-2 Serbia
Dembélé Goal 1088
Mirallas Goal 30
Report Kuzmanovi? Goal 7390+1
Attendance: 19,202
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Attendance: 55,000

Attendance: 34,088
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Poland 3-1 Kazakhstan
Smolarek Goal 566465 Report Byakov Goal 20

Azerbaijan 1-6 Serbia
Aliyev Goal 26 Report To?i? Goal 4
?igi? Goal 2242
Jankovi? Goal 41
Smiljanic Goal 75
Lazovi? Goal 84

Poland 2-0 Belgium
Smolarek Goal 4549 Report
Attendance: 47,000

Attendance: 50,000

Goalscorers

There were 118 goals scored in 54 matches, for an average of 2.19 goals per match.

9 goals

8 goals

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Notes

  1. ^ Serbia played their home match against Azerbaijan behind closed doors as they were punished for a previous crowd disturbance during their last match of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[3]
  2. ^ a b The matches between Azerbaijan and Armenia were cancelled by UEFA with both associations receiving no points. This was due to the failure of the two national associations to resolve political and security disagreements.[1][2]
  3. ^ The match was originally scheduled for 17 November 2007, 20:45 CET, at Stadion Partizana, Belgrade, but was postponed prior to kick-off by Spanish referee Cantalejo, due to heavy snowfall in Belgrade. The match was re-scheduled for 18 November 2007, 14:00 CET, but was postponed again to 24 November 2007 due to heavy snowfall.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "EXCO unveils World Cup programme". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "UEFA cancel Armenia v Azerbaijan Euro qualifiers". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. 23 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Zoran Milosavljevic. "Zigic goal gives Serbia 1-0 win over Azerbaijan". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 2006.
  4. ^ UEFA Archived 6 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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