Turkey entered the game with nine of their squad members missing due to injury or suspension, but still scored the first goal. Son poids est de 8 kilogrammes et il mesure 60 centimètres de hauteur. 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. Teams that finished in third place had no opportunity to qualify. Avec un nouveau sélectionneur Roberto Donadoni l'Italie connaît des débuts poussifs : un match nul contre la Lituanie puis une défaite contre la France3-1, au Stade de France. England was the only seeded team not to qualify for the tournament proper, whereas Russia was the only unseeded one to qualify. Each venue had a capacity of at least 30,000 for the tournament; the largest stadium was Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna with a capacity of 53,295. However, any yellow cards accumulated are annulled once a team is eliminated from the tournament or reaches the semi-finals.  Various national broadcasters took emergency contingency measures such as reverting to radio broadcasting (for example, the BBC used coverage from Radio 5 Live, Ireland circumvented the problem by having RTÉ Two's studio presenter Bill O'Herlihy and panellists Eamon Dunphy, Johnny Giles and Liam Brady provide emergency discussion on what had happened in the match, and Øyvind Alsaker, commentator from Norwegian TV2 picked up his mobile and filmed it over a 3G connection). Fourth official: The silver base of the trophy also had to be enlarged to make it stable. The UEFA Euro 2008 Final was a football match that took place on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria, to determine the winner of the UEFA Euro 2008.  Spain won the second semi-final against Russia by three goals to nil, through second-half goals from Xavi, Daniel Güiza and David Silva, earning Spain their first appearance in a major final for 24 years. , It has a capacity of 50,865 seats which was increased to 53,000 by the first and second place additional rows of seats during the preparation for UEFA Euro 2008. Valeur - Italie 1 euro 2008-2020 dans un catalogue de uCoin.net - Catalogue International de pièces du Monde. In contrast, Germany and Portugal were deemed to have an easy draw, as the tournament structure meant they could not meet Italy, France, the Netherlands or Spain until the final. , The knockout phase was different from that of past tournaments. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2008 or simply Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament contested by the member nations of UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). Italy beat the French, on the final day, to finish on four points and join the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. À l'occasion de l' Euro 2008, un nouveau trophée est remis aux vainqueurs de la compétition. Seven Nation Army: the indiest football anthem ever? Watch the best moments from Zurich as goals from Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi secured Italy’s progress to the quarter-finals. The Letzigrund stadium hosted its first football match on 23 September 2007. Italy have only one European Championship title to their name. 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The following players were suspended for one or more games as a result of red cards or yellow card accumulation: Three times in the second half of the semi-final between Germany and Turkey, nearly the entire global television coverage of the game was interrupted. Russia qualified at the expense of Sweden, after beating them in a final game decider, joining Spain in the knockout phase. Later, they levelled the score at 2–2, before Germany scored the winning goal in the final minute. A free kick in the match between Netherlands and Italy on 9 June Group C of UEFA Euro 2008 is one of four groups of competing nations at UEFA Euro 2008. 11.06.2008 - UEFA EURO 2008 Group A Matchday 2 Switzerland 1-2 Turkey - Avrupa Futbol Şampiyonası İsviçre 1-2 Türkiye [Long Highlights] [HD] macanilari.com 27:12 In 1968, as the host nation of what was then the European Nations Cup, they beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in a final replay after a 1-1 draw. Six of the qualifying groups contained seven teams, and the other, Group A, contained eight. All six group matches were played at venues in Switzerland, in Zürich and Berne. , In addition to football, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted 1995 European LC Championships, the final game of American Football World Championship in 2011, the three game of the final stage of the 13th European Championship of American Football and other athletics, cycling and tennis events. "I am sure the mascots and their names will become a vital part of the understanding of the whole event," said Christian Mutschler, the tournament director for Switzerland. The distributions as below:. Spain were only the second nation to win all their group stage fixtures and then the European Championship itself, matching France's achievement from 1984. In Group B, Austria managed to set up a decisive final game against Germany, dubbed "Austria's final". , Austria–Switzerland, Hungary, Greece–Turkey and the Nordic bid were recommended, in that order, before the final vote by UEFA's National Teams Committee. Espagne-Italie UEFA EURO 2008 . The tournament was won by Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 in the final. Grace aux Nerazzuri, les Français sont qualifiés pour l'Euro 2008 sans avoir joué le match contre l'Ukraine. Extra payment based on teams performances: Spain, as winners of the tournament and winners of all three of their group stage matches, received a total prize of €23 million, the maximum possible prize money. Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. Paolo Calcagno (Italy) Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres. The UEFA Euro 2008 Final was a football match that took place on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria, to determine the winner of the UEFA Euro 2008. The group of nine analysts watched every game at the tournament before making their decision after the final. Head-to-head result: Switzerland 0–1 Czech Republic. , 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 new version of the Henri Delaunay Trophy, created by Asprey London, is almost an exact replica of the original designed by Arthus-Bertrand. This was only the second time in European Championship history that the champions had won every match in the group stage; the other team to do so was France in 1984. If a player is shown a red card – whether as a result of two bookable offences or a straight red – that player is suspended from playing in his team's next match. 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. 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. "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes was played when players walked out before kick-off, and a remix of "Samba de Janeiro" by German dance group Bellini was played after each goal scored in the competition.. The world television feed of the match was intermittently lost during the match, which prevented the broadcast of Germany's second goal.  It was for this reason that Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted the final.  Austria and Hungary had previously bid together to host Euro 2004, losing out to Portugal, while Sweden had hosted Euro 1992. 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. Country: Italy: Period: Republic (1946-date) Type: Standard circulation coin: Years: 2008-2020 : Value: 1 Euro 1 EUR = 1.22 USD The names of the winning countries that had appeared on the plinth have now been engraved on the back of the trophy, which is made of sterling silver, weighs 8 kilograms (17.6 lb) and is 60 centimetres (24 in) tall.  UEFA President Michel Platini stated, "It describes in a nutshell what the UEFA Euro 2008 has to offer: all kinds of emotions – joy, disappointment, relief or high tension – right up to the final whistle. The official melody was composed by Rollo Armstrong of Faithless on behalf of UEFA.  These claims were disputed by the ball's designer, Oliver Kahn. If a member of the final squad suffered an injury prior to his team's first game that would keep him out of the entire tournament, another player could be called up to replace him. The draw resulted in the following groups: The tournament was played at eight venues throughout the two host nations; four in Austria and four in Switzerland. 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In the final, held at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Spain became European champions for the second time after Fernando Torres' first-half goal proved enough to defeat Germany. Greece were the defending champions going into the tournament, having won UEFA Euro 2004. The match ball for the finals was unveiled at the draw ceremony. Produced by Adidas and named the Europass, it is a 14-panel ball in the same construction as the Teamgeist, but with a modified surface design. , Teams were required to select a squad of 23 players, three of whom had to be goalkeepers, with the final squad to be submitted to UEFA by 28 May 2008.  The mascots were unveiled on 27 September 2006, in Vienna, Austria. A new trophy was awarded to the winners of the Euro 2008 tournament. ; UEFA approved the revised plan in January 2005. Italie Série Euro 2008 Tirage: 20.000 | contient la série Euro complète 1 Cent à 2 Euro d'Italie 2008 Prix du catalogue: prix moyen actuel du 02.10.2020 à partir des ventes de toutes les boutiques en ligne, portails de vente en ligne, ventes aux enchères sur Internet ainsi que … , Man of the Match: Italy squad for Euro 2008 Wed 28 May 2008 07.35 EDT First published on Wed 28 May 2008 07.35 EDT. During the lost world feed, German and Austrian television ZDF and ORF started to broadcast the feed of German-speaking Swiss channel SF 1. Serving as the national stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion hosted numerous Champions League finals, including final between Internazionale and Real Madrid (3–1) in 1964, Porto versus FC Bayern (2–1) in 1987, AC Milan versus Benfica (1–0) in 1990, and Ajax versus AC Milan (1–0) in 1995. , UEFA announced that total of €184 million has been offered to the 16 teams competing in this tournament, increasing from €129 million in the previous tournament. , Opened in 1931, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion was built for the second Workers' Olympiad. There were concerns raised about the match ball, which was claimed to deviate unpredictably in flight, making it difficult to judge for goalkeepers.  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. Austria and Switzerland jointly bid to host the games, and facing competition from six other bids: Bosnia and Herzegovina–Croatia, Greece–Turkey, a 4-way Nordic bid (from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Hungary, Russia and Scotland–Republic of Ireland. ITALIE - PIECE de MONNAIE de 1 euro 2008, PROPORTIONS CORP L DE VINCI, VF COIN EUR 4,95 2,50 EUR de frais de livraison Ek // Rouleau 10 Cent Italie 2008 : 40 Pièces Nine players from the winning Spanish team were named in the team of the tournament, while no players knocked out in the group stage were included. Alessandro Griselli (Italy) , In a return to the format used at Euro 1992 and Euro 1996 the games in each group were held at just two stadia, with the seeded team remaining in the same city for all three matches. The draw for the qualifying round took place in Montreux, Switzerland on 27 January 2006 at 12:00 CET. A thunderstorm over Vienna caused technical difficulties in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which relayed the television feed from the match in Basel, Switzerland, resulting in one or more goals being missed by various audiences. Résultats détaillés du groupe C du Championnat d'Europe de football 2008.. Ce groupe est qualifié de « groupe de la mort » car au début de l'épreuve les équipes d'Italie, de France, des Pays-Bas et de Roumanie sont respectivement classées aux 1 re, 2 e, 4 e et 8 e places du classement Elo  en Europe. ... Les Espagnols ont gagné le dernier quart de finale de l'UEFA Euro 2008 au bout du suspense.  The official Euro 2008 song was "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias, which was performed live during the official closing ceremony prior to the final in Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna on 29 June. 1-3) - Avrupa Futbol Şampiyonası Hırvatistan 1-1 Türkiye (Penaltılarla 1-3) [Long Highlights] Les éliminatoires du championnat d'Europe de football 2008 se sont déroulés du 16 août 2006 au 21 novembre 2007. Head-to-head result: Portugal 2–0 Turkey. , UEFA came under heavy criticism from Raymond Domenech, manager of France, who was not satisfied with his team's position in the draw, and was also in favour of having 2006 FIFA World Cup winners Italy as top seed. This act ensured that the German goal was actually broadcast in Germany although not in Turkey. Jeudi 26 juin 2008 : UniCredit réorganise ses implantations en Europe, en supprimant 9 000 postes en Italie, en Allemagne et en Autriche, et en créant 11 500 postes en Europe centrale et de l'Est. It took place in Austria and Switzerland (both hosting the tournament for the first time) from 7 to 29 June 2008. ", The following companies were global sponsors for the tournament:, This article is about the sporting event. Austria played all of their group stage matches at Ernst-Happel-Stadion. Aujourd'hui sur Rakuten, 886 Piece 1 Euro 2008 vous attendent au sein de notre rayon . This increased the chance of a group fixture being replayed in the knockout phase, and rendered impossible a final between two teams drawn in the same half of the tournament. At UEFA Euro 2008, players may be suspended from playing in subsequent matches upon the collection of a certain number of yellow or red cards. The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2007, and saw Group C immediately labelled as the "group of death", with Italy, France, Romania and the Netherlands competing for the two qualifying places. For the three-game group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions were determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:, However, these criteria would not apply if two teams tied on points and goals scored played against each other in their final group match and no other team in group finishes with same points; in that case, the tie would be broken by a penalty shootout. Éliminatoires de l’UEFA EURO 2008 – Groupe B. Mercredi 6 septembre 2006, Stade de France, Saint-Denis, 78 831 spectateurs. Despite the one-goal margin of victory, it was a fairly dominant performance by Spain. 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. 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Croatia manager Slaven Bilić recorded his country's official Euro 2008 song, "Vatreno ludilo" ("Fiery Madness"), with his rock group, Rawbau.  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. France – Italie 3-1 In the same game, goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was shown a red card for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground. Tied on head-to-head result (Austria 1–1 Poland). Despit… The qualifying tournament was contested by national teams from each of UEFA's member associations, with the exceptions of Austria and Switzerland, who had automatically qualified for the final tournament as hosts, and Montenegro, who came into existence too late to be admitted to UEFA. What's That Song They Play After the Euro Goals? À l'issue de ces matchs, le… Greece on the other hand, being the only team to lose all three of their group matches, were the only team to receive nothing more than the €7.5 million participation prize. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2008 or simply Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament contested by the member nations of UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). Ernst-Happel-Stadion - Vienne. The remaining 14 teams were split into four pots, with title-holders Greece seeded alongside the Netherlands in Pot 1. The last quarter-final match saw Spain defeat Italy on penalties, after a goalless draw in regular time. France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=UEFA_Euro_2008_Final&oldid=993019401, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 10:43. The first of three rounds of matches took place on 9 June, and finished on 17 June. Les équipes sont réparties en 7 groupes de A à G. Au sein d'une poule, chaque équipe affronte les autres membres de la poule dans des matchs aller-retour. Mon 9 Jun 2008 07.24 EDT. , The slogan for UEFA Euro 2008 was chosen on 24 January 2007: Expect Emotions. As European champions, Spain earned the right to compete in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. L'équipe de football d'Italie bât celle de France en quart de finale de l'Euro 2008 à Zurich, par 2 à 0 aux tirs au but. Defending champions Greece (coefficient 2.167; rank 11th) were automatically assigned to Pot 1. 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.  Christina Stürmer sang the official tournament song of Austrian ÖFB, "Fieber" (Fever). Worth - Italy 2 euro 2008, 60th Anniversary - Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the coin catalog at uCoin.net - International Catalog of World Coins. Austria and Switzerland were not expected to progress, despite the advantage of being the hosts. All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) Euro 2008 has made a low-key start, but this was a game to set any tournament alight as the Dutch played in a stunning counter-attacking style and Italy also showed flashes of brilliance, despite ending up well beaten. The qualifying process commenced a month after the 2006 World Cup. The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2007 at the Culture and Convention Centre in Lucerne. As was the case at the 2000 and 2004 finals, the finalists were divided into four seeding pots, based on the UEFA national team coefficients which measured performance of teams in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying and Euro 2008 qualifying, with each group having one team from each pot. This was due to a thunderstorm at the broadcasting relay station in Austria, despite the game being played in Switzerland. Guide saison par saison pour les Championnats d'Europe de l'UEFA incluant matches, classements et extraits vidéo. Feuille de match. This was only the second time in European Championship history that the champions had won every match in the group stage; the other team to do so was France in 1984. Petit à petit, l'Italie prend confiance en elle et enchaîne les victoires et surtout réussit à se qualifier contre un redoutable adversaire direct à la qualification : l'Écosse, au cours d'un match exceptionnel qui termine avec la victoire de l'Italie 2-1 sur u… Notable players to criticise were Germany's Jens Lehmann and the Czech Republic's Petr Čech. Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996to win the tournament undefeated. Euro 2008 Euro 2008: Holland v Italy - as it happened Nicky Bandini. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Oui la France peut remercier l'Italie. , The final vote by the UEFA executive committee was:. Teams in groups A and B were separated from teams in groups C and D until the final. 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. Switzerland managed to beat the group winner Portugal in their last game. [HD] 20.06.2008 - UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final Croatia 1-1 Turkey (With Pen. Teams were drawn consecutively into Group A to D. First, the Pot 1 teams were assigned to the first positions of their groups, while next the positions of all other teams were drawn separately from Pot 4 to 2 (for the purposes of determining the match schedules in each group). De quoi nourrir vos convictions personnelles avec la référence Piece 1 Euro 2008 si la seconde main fait partie intégrante de vos habitudes d'achat. They recorded the worst finish in Euro 2008, losing their three group fixtures and collecting the least amount of prize money. The tournament started on 7 June and the final took place in Vienna on 29 June 2008. Samenvatting het van duel tussen Nederland en Italië op het EK 2008. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through a qualifying tournament, played between August 2006 and November 2007. Originally, the Hardturm stadium was to be renovated and used as the city's venue, but legal challenges delayed the plan to a point that would not have allowed the ground to be used in 2008. Swiss Television SRG SSR still had a feed, because of their own broadcasting facilities at the venue. One case of this at Euro 2008 was the suspension of Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel for two matches for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller.. Italy crushed Greece 3-0 to notch up their third win in as many games and pull three points clear at the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group in Athens on Saturday.... more » 01.06.2019 18:38 Finally, in Group D, Greece failed to reproduce the form of their shock 2004 win, and ended the tournament with no points. http://manro2005.110mb.com/EURO2008/ http://manro2005.110mb.com/EURO2008/ - visit for full highlights of this match Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker. , In extreme cases of ill-discipline, UEFA may choose to have a disciplinary panel examine the incident in order to determine whether or not further suspension is required. The problem was solved when the organisers proposed renovating Letzigrund instead. The following is a list of squads for each nation competing at UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. In 2004, the Zurich venue became a problem for the organisers. Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres. Ce tournoi qualificatif a permis de sélectionner parmi 50 sélections nationales faisant partie de l'UEFA les 14 qui participeront (avec la Suisse et l'Autriche, pays coorganisateurs), à la phase finale de l'Euro 2008.  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.. 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.. This created a problem, as the agreement between UEFA and the organisers stipulated that four venues would be used in each country. Torrential rain during the Group A match between Switzerland and Turkey on 11 June resulted in the pitch at St. Jakob-Park in Basel requiring to be re-laid. 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. The knockout phase of UEFA Euro 2008 began with the quarter-finals on 19 June 2008, and was completed on 29 June 2008 with the final at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third place play-off. The change means there were no play-offs between teams finishing in second place in the groups – they qualified directly for the finals. After half an hour, Xavi played a pass in behind the Germany back line towards Torres, who outmuscled a hesitant Philipp Lahm and clipped the ball over the diving Jens Lehmann and just inside the far post. Each national team had to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom had to be goalkeepers, by 28 May 2008. Their official début was on 11 October 2006, at the Austria vs. Switzerland friendly, which ended 2–1. A small figure juggling a ball on the back of the original has been removed, as has the marble plinth. Find the perfect Euro 2008 Italy Training Session stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified for the tournament finals as host nations. Coincidentally, all teams from Pots 2, 3, and 4 were placed into positions 2, 3, and 4 in each group, respectively. 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. 2008, Quarts de finale. Each team had access to a "team base camp" for its stay between the matches. Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden), Spanish celebrations were not limited to Spain, but also extended to countries where a considerable amount of Spanish supporters were present. Turkey's progress was halted by Germany in the semi-finals. Co-hosts Switzerland (coefficient 1.800; rank 20th) and Austria (coefficient 1.500; rank 27th) were automatically assigned to positions A1 and B1, respectively. The two official mascots for UEFA Euro 2008, were named after a vote from the public of the two host nations from the following options: In April 2007, after receiving 36.3% of the vote, Trix and Flix were chosen.  A version named the Europass Gloria was used in the final.. In the group stage, Croatia, Spain and the Netherlands all qualified with maximum points. Fernando Torres (Spain), Assistant referees:  In April 2008, after failing a physical fitness test, Norwegian assistant referee Erik Ræstad was replaced by fellow countryman Jan Petter Randen.. Le nouveau trophée Henri-Delaunay, réalisé en Angleterre, est la réplique exacte de l'original. They formed a musical background to video clips featuring the twin mascots Trix and Flix.. The UEFA Technical Team was charged with naming a squad composed of the 23 best players over the course of the tournament.