UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group A

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

Standings[edit]

Key:

  • Teams highlighted in green qualified for the finals
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 14 8 4 2 24 12 +12 28
 Portugal 14 7 6 1 24 10 +14 27
 Serbia 14 6 6 2 22 11 +11 24
 Finland 14 6 6 2 13 7 +6 24
 Belgium 14 5 3 6 14 16 −2 18
 Kazakhstan 14 2 4 8 11 21 −10 10
 Armenia 12* 2 3 7 4 13 −9 9
 Azerbaijan 12* 1 2 9 6 28 −22 5
  Armenia Azerbaijan Belgium Finland Kazakhstan Poland Portugal Serbia
Armenia  Canc.* 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Azerbaijan  Canc.* 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–6
Belgium  3–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–2
Finland  1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–2
Kazakhstan  1–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–1
Poland  1–0 5–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1
Portugal  1–0 3–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–1
Serbia  3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1

(*) Armenia and Azerbaijan played only 12 matches due to UEFA's decision to cancel the two fixtures between these countries, with no points awarded to either team for the cancelled matches[1]

Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • Serbia and Finland are ranked by their head-to-head records:
    • Serbia – 4 pts (0–0 H vs Finland, 2–0 A vs Finland)
    • Finland – 1 pt (0–2 H vs Serbia, 0–0 A vs Serbia)

Notes on the qualified teams:

  • 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

Matches[edit]

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


16 August 2006
19:45 CEST
Belgium  0–0  Kazakhstan
Report

2 September 2006
20:15 CEST
Serbia  1–0  Azerbaijan
Žigić Goal 72' Report
2 September 2006
20:30 CEST
Poland  1–3  Finland
Garguła Goal 89' Report Litmanen Goal 54'76' (pen.)
Väyrynen Goal 84'

6 September 2006
19:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–1  Kazakhstan
Ladaga Goal 16' Report Byakov Goal 36'
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Zsolt Szabo (Hungary)
6 September 2006
21:00 UTC+5
Armenia  0–1  Belgium
Report Van Buyten Goal 41'
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Gerald Lehner (Austria)
6 September 2006
20:00 EEST
Finland  1–1  Portugal
Johansson Goal 22' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 42'
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 38,015
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)
6 September 2006
20:30 CEST
Poland  1–1  Serbia
Matusiak Goal 30' Report Lazović Goal 71'
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

7 October 2006
21:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  0–1  Poland
Report Smolarek Goal 52'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Edo Trivkovic (Croatia)
7 October 2006
21:00 UTC+5
Armenia  0–0  Finland
Report
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovakia)
7 October 2006
20:15 CEST
Serbia  1–0  Belgium
Žigić Goal 54' Report
Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Domenico Messina (Italy)
7 October 2006
21:00 WEST
Portugal  3–0  Azerbaijan
Ronaldo Goal 25'63'
Carvalho Goal 31'
Report
Bessa XXI, Porto
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mark Halsey (England)

11 October 2006
22:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  0–2  Finland
Report Litmanen Goal 29'
Hyypiä Goal 64'
11 October 2006
20:15 CEST
Serbia  3–0  Armenia
Stanković Goal 54' (pen.)
Lazović Goal 62'
Žigić Goal 90+2'
Report
11 October 2006
20:30 CEST
Poland  2–1  Portugal
Smolarek Goal 9'18' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 90+2'
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
11 October 2006
20:45 CEST
Belgium  3–0  Azerbaijan
Simons Goal 24' (pen.)
Vandenbergh Goal 47'
Dembélé Goal 82'
Report
Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Romans Lajuks (Latvia)

15 November 2006
19:00 EET
Finland  1–0  Armenia
Nurmela Goal 10' Report
Finnair Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,445
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
15 November 2006
20:30 CET
Belgium  0–1  Poland
Report Matusiak Goal 19'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 37,578
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Scotland)
15 November 2006
21:00 WET
Portugal  3–0  Kazakhstan
Simão Goal 8'86'
Ronaldo Goal 30'
Report

24 March 2007
19:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  2–1  Serbia
Ashirbekov Goal 47'
Zhumaskaliyev Goal 61'
Report Žigić Goal 68'
24 March 2007
18:00 CET
Poland  5–0  Azerbaijan
Bąk Goal 3'
Dudka Goal 6'
Łobodziński Goal 34'
Krzynówek Goal 58'
Kaźmierczak Goal 84'
Report
24 March 2007
21:00 WET
Portugal  4–0  Belgium
Nuno Gomes Goal 53'
Ronaldo Goal 55'75'
Quaresma Goal 68'
Report
José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 47,009
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

28 March 2007
20:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–0  Finland
Imamaliev Goal 83' Report
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Domenico Messina (Italy)
28 March 2007
20:30 CEST
Poland  1–0  Armenia
Żurawski Goal 26' Report
28 March 2007
20:30 CEST
Serbia  1–1  Portugal
Janković Goal 37' Report Tiago Goal 5'
Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

2 June 2007
18:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  1–2  Armenia
Baltiev Goal 88' (pen.) Report Arzumanyan Goal 31'
Hovsepian Goal 39' (pen.)
2 June 2007
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–3  Poland
Subašić Goal 6' Report Smolarek Goal 63'
Krzynówek Goal 66'90'
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)
2 June 2007
19:15 EEST
Finland  0–2  Serbia
Report Janković Goal 3'
Jovanović Goal 86'
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 33,615
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
2 June 2007
20:45 CEST
Belgium  1–2  Portugal
Fellaini Goal 55' Report Nani Goal 43'
Postiga Goal 64'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 45,585
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

6 June 2007
19:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  1–1  Azerbaijan
Baltiev Goal 53' Report Nadirov Goal 30'
6 June 2007
20:15 EEST
Finland  2–0  Belgium
Johansson Goal 27'
A. Eremenko Goal 71'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 34,818
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
6 June 2007
20:30 UTC+5
Armenia  1–0  Poland
Hamlet Mkhitaryan Goal 66' Report
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Cristian Balaj (Romania)

22 August 2007
19:00 UTC+5
Armenia  1–1  Portugal
Arzumanyan Goal 10' Report Ronaldo Goal 37'
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 15,550
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
22 August 2007
19:00 EEST
Finland  2–1  Kazakhstan
A. Eremenko Goal 13'
Tainio Goal 61'
Report Byakov Goal 23'
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
22 August 2007
20:45 CEST
Belgium  3–2  Serbia
Dembélé Goal 10'88'
Mirallas Goal 30'
Report Kuzmanović Goal 73'90+1'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 19,202
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

8 September 2007
Azerbaijan  Cancelled[3]  Armenia

8 September 2007
20:15 CEST
Serbia  0–0  Finland
Report
8 September 2007
21:00 WEST
Portugal  2–2  Poland
Maniche Goal 50'
Ronaldo Goal 73'
Report Lewandowski Goal 44'
Krzynówek Goal 88'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

12 September 2007
Armenia  Cancelled[3]  Azerbaijan

12 September 2007
21:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  2–2  Belgium
Byakov Goal 39'
Smakov Goal 77' (pen.)
Report Geraerts Goal 13'
Mirallas Goal 24'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (Romania)
12 September 2007
19:00 EEST
Finland  0–0  Poland
Report
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 34,088
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)
12 September 2007
21:00 WEST
Portugal  1–1  Serbia
Simão Goal 11' Report Ivanović Goal 88'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

13 October 2007
20:00 UTC+5
Armenia  0–0  Serbia
Report
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
13 October 2007
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  0–2  Portugal
Report Bruno Alves Goal 12'
Almeida Goal 45'
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
13 October 2007
20:30 CEST
Poland  3–1  Kazakhstan
Smolarek Goal 56'64'65' Report Byakov Goal 20'
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Espen Berntsen (Norway)
13 October 2007
20:45 CEST
Belgium  0–0  Finland
Report

17 October 2007
20:00 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  1–2  Portugal
Byakov Goal 90+5' Report Makukula Goal 84'
Ronaldo Goal 90+1'
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)
17 October 2007
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–6  Serbia
Aliyev Goal 26' Report D. Tošić Goal 4'
Žigić Goal 22'42'
Janković Goal 41'
Smiljanic Goal 75'
Lazović Goal 84'
17 October 2007
20:45 CEST
Belgium  3–0  Armenia
Sonck Goal 63'
Dembélé Goal 69'
Geraerts Goal 76'
Report

17 November 2007
16:05 EET
Finland  2–1  Azerbaijan
Forssell Goal 79'
Kuqi Goal 86'
Report Gurbanov Goal 63'
17 November 2007
20:30 CET
Poland  2–0  Belgium
Smolarek Goal 45'49' Report
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
17 November 2007
21:00 WET
Portugal  1–0  Armenia
Almeida Goal 42' Report

21 November 2007
19:00 UTC+4
Armenia  0–1  Kazakhstan
Report Ostapenko Goal 64'
Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Bruno Faye (France)
21 November 2007
21:00 UTC+4
Azerbaijan  0–1  Belgium
Report Pieroni Goal 52'
Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)
21 November 2007
19:45 WET
Portugal  0–0  Finland
Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
21 November 2007
20:45 CET
Serbia  2–2  Poland
Žigić Goal 68'
Lazović Goal 70'
Report Murawski Goal 28'
Matusiak Goal 46'

24 November 2007[4]
18:00 CET
Serbia  1–0  Kazakhstan
Ostapenko Goal 79' (o.g.) Report
Stadion Partizana, Belgrade
Attendance: 400
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Euzebiusz Smolarek  Poland 9
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 8
3 Nikola Žigić  Serbia 7
4 Dmitriy Byakov  Kazakhstan 5
5 Mousa Dembélé  Belgium 4
Jacek Krzynówek  Poland
Danko Lazović  Serbia
8 Nuno Gomes  Portugal 3
Boško Janković  Serbia
Jari Litmanen  Finland
Radosław Matusiak  Poland
Simão  Portugal
  • 2 goals:

 Armenia: Robert Arzumanyan
 Belgium: Karel Geraerts, Kevin Mirallas
 Finland: Alexei Eremenko, Jonatan Johansson
 Kazakhstan: Ruslan Baltiev
 Portugal: Hugo Almeida
 Serbia: Zdravko Kuzmanović

  • 1 goal:

 Armenia: Sarkis Hovsepyan, Hamlet Mkhitaryan
 Azerbaijan: Samir Aliyev, Mahmud Gurbanov, Emin Imamaliev, André Luiz Ladaga, Vügar Nadirov, Branimir Subašić
 Belgium: Marouane Fellaini, Luigi Pieroni, Timmy Simons, Wesley Sonck, Daniel Van Buyten, Kevin Vandenbergh
 Finland: Mikael Forssell, Sami Hyypiä, Shefki Kuqi, Mika Nurmela, Teemu Tainio, Mika Väyrynen
 Kazakhstan: Kairat Ashirbekov, Sergei Ostapenko, Samat Smakov, Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
 Poland: Jacek Bąk, Dariusz Dudka, Łukasz Garguła, Przemysław Kaźmierczak, Mariusz Lewandowski, Wojciech Łobodziński, Rafał Murawski, Maciej Żurawski
 Portugal: Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Ariza Makukula, Maniche, Nani, Hélder Postiga, Ricardo Quaresma, Tiago
 Serbia: Branislav Ivanović, Dejan Stanković, Duško Tošić, Milan Jovanović, Milan Smiljanić

  • Own goal:

 Kazakhstan: Sergei Ostapenko (for  Serbia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA cancel Armenia v Azerbaijan Euro qualifiers Reuters, 23 June 2007
  2. ^ Serbia were ordered to play one home match behind closed doors as punishment for crowd troubles in their last World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Zoran Milosavljevic. "Zigic goal gives Serbia 1-0 win over Azerbaijan". Reuters. Retrieved 3 September 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ 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 UEFA[dead link] UEFA cancel Armenia v Azerbaijan Euro qualifiers Reuters, 23 June 2007
  4. ^ 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.UEFA[dead link] The match was re-scheduled for 18 November 2007, 14:00 CET, but was postponed again to 24 November 2007 due to heavy snowfall. UEFA[dead link]