UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group B

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Standings and results for Group B 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
 Italy 12 9 2 1 22 9 +13 29
 France 12 8 2 2 25 5 +20 26
 Scotland 12 8 0 4 21 12 +9 24
 Ukraine 12 5 2 5 18 16 +2 17
 Lithuania 12 5 1 6 11 13 −2 16
 Georgia 12 3 1 8 16 19 −3 10
 Faroe Islands 12 0 0 12 4 43 −39 0
  Faroe Islands France Georgia (country) Italy Lithuania Scotland Ukraine
Faroe Islands  0–6 0–6 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2
France  5–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Georgia  3–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1
Italy  3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
Lithuania  2–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–0
Scotland  6–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–1
Ukraine  5–0 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–0

Notes on the qualified teams:

  • Italy and France secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 November 2007 following Italy's 2-1 win against Scotland, becoming the fifth and sixth teams in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Matches[edit]

Group B fixtures were decided with a random draw conducted on Thursday 9 March 2006, because fixtures could not be agreed between delegates. Ukraine were the only side unable to come to consensus with the rest of the group.[1]


16 August 2006
18:00 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  0–6  Georgia
Report Mujiri Goal 16'
Iashvili Goal 18'
Arveladze Goal 37'62'82'
Kobiashvili Goal 51' (pen.)
Svangaskard, Toftir
Attendance: 2,114
Referee: Michael Ross (Northern Ireland)

2 September 2006
15:00 UTC+1
Scotland  6–0  Faroe Islands
Fletcher Goal 7'
McFadden Goal 10'
Boyd Goal 24' (pen.)38'
Miller Goal 30' (pen.)
O'Connor Goal 85'
Report
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,059
Referee: Igor Egorov (Russia)
2 September 2006
20:00 UTC+4
Georgia  0–3  France
Report Malouda Goal 7'
Saha Goal 15'
Asatiani Goal 47' (o.g.)
2 September 2006
20:50 UTC+2
Italy  1–1  Lithuania
Inzaghi Goal 30' Report Danilevičius Goal 21'
Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

6 September 2006
19:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  3–2  Georgia
Shevchenko Goal 31'
Rotan Goal 61'
Rusol Goal 80'
Report Arveladze Goal 38'
Demetradze Goal 60'
NSC Olimpiysky, Kiev
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Jaroslav Jara (Czech Republic)
6 September 2006
19:30 UTC+3
Lithuania  1–2  Scotland
Miceika Goal 85' Report Dailly Goal 46'
Miller Goal 62'
6 September 2006
21:00 UTC+2
France  3–1  Italy
Govou Goal 2'55'
Henry Goal 18'
Report Gilardino Goal 20'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,800
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

7 October 2006
15:00 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  0–1  Lithuania
Report Skerla Goal 89'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 1,982
Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Ireland)
7 October 2006
17:00 UTC+1
Scotland  1–0  France
Caldwell Goal 67' Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 52,500
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
7 October 2006
20:50 UTC+2
Italy  2–0  Ukraine
Oddo Goal 71' (pen.)
Toni Goal 79'
Report
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 49,149
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

11 October 2006
19:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  2–0  Scotland
Kucher Goal 60'
Shevchenko Goal 90' (pen.)
Report
NSC Olimpiysky, Kiev
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)
11 October 2006
20:00 UTC+4
Georgia  1–3  Italy
Shashiashvili Goal 26' Report De Rossi Goal 18'
Camoranesi Goal 63'
Perrotta Goal 71'
Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
11 October 2006
21:00 UTC+2
France  5–0  Faroe Islands
Saha Goal 1'
Henry Goal 22'
Anelka Goal 77'
Trézéguet Goal 78'84'
Report

24 March 2007
15:00 UTC+0
Scotland  2–1  Georgia
Boyd Goal 11'
Beattie Goal 89'
Report Arveladze Goal 41'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,850
Referee: Nicolai Vollquartz (Denmark)
24 March 2007
15:00 UTC+0
Faroe Islands  0–2  Ukraine
Report Yezerskiy Goal 20'
Husyev Goal 57'
Svangaskard, Toftir
Attendance: 717
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
24 March 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Lithuania  0–1  France
Report Anelka Goal 73'
S.Darius and S.Girėnas, Kaunas
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

28 March 2007
18:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  1–0  Lithuania
Husyev Goal 47' Report
Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa
Attendance: 33,600
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)
28 March 2007
18:00 UTC+4
Georgia  3–1  Faroe Islands
Siradze Goal 25'
Iashvili Goal 46'90+5' (pen.)
Report R. Jacobsen Goal 57'
Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pavel Saliy (Kazakhstan)
28 March 2007
20:50 UTC+2
Italy  2–0  Scotland
Toni Goal 12'70' Report
Stadio San Nicola, Bari
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

2 June 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Lithuania  1–0  Georgia
Mikoliūnas Goal 78' Report
2 June 2007
21:00 UTC+2
France  2–0  Ukraine
Ribéry Goal 57'
Anelka Goal 71'
Report
2 June 2007
19:45 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  1–2  Italy
R. Jacobsen Goal 77' Report Inzaghi Goal 12'48'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 5,987
Referee: Robert Malek (Poland)

6 June 2007
17:15 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  0–2  Scotland
Report Maloney Goal 31'
O'Connor Goal 35'
Svangaskard, Toftir
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: Georgios Kasnaferis (Greece)
6 June 2007
21:00 UTC+2
France  1–0  Georgia
Nasri Goal 33' Report
6 June 2007
21:45 UTC+3
Lithuania  0–2  Italy
Report Quagliarella Goal 31'45'

8 September 2007
15:00 UTC+1
Scotland  3–1  Lithuania
Boyd Goal 31'
McManus Goal 77'
McFadden Goal 83'
Report Danilevičius Goal 61' (pen.)
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 51,349
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
8 September 2007
19:00 UTC+4
Georgia  1–1  Ukraine
Siradze Goal 87' Report Shelayev Goal 7'
Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
8 September 2007
20:50 UTC+2
Italy  0–0  France
Report
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

12 September 2007
20:00 UTC+3
Lithuania  2–1  Faroe Islands
Jankauskas Goal 8'
Danilevičius Goal 52'
Report R. Jacobsen Goal 90+3'
12 September 2007
21:45 UTC+3
Ukraine  1–2  Italy
Shevchenko Goal 71' Report Di Natale Goal 41'77'
NSC Olimpiysky, Kiev
Attendance: 41,500
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
12 September 2007
21:00 UTC+2
France  0–1  Scotland
Report McFadden Goal 64'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)

13 October 2007
15:00 UTC+1
Scotland  3–1  Ukraine
Miller Goal 4'
McCulloch Goal 10'
McFadden Goal 68'
Report Shevchenko Goal 24'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,589
Referee: Pieter Vink (Netherlands)
13 October 2007
16:00 UTC+1
Faroe Islands  0–6  France
Report Anelka Goal 6'
Henry Goal 8'
Benzema Goal 50'81'
Rothen Goal 66'
Ben Arfa Goal 90+4'
Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn
Attendance: 8,076
Referee: Gabriele Rossi (San Marino)
13 October 2007
20:50 UTC+2
Italy  2–0  Georgia
Pirlo Goal 44'
Grosso Goal 84'
Report

17 October 2007
19:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  5–0  Faroe Islands
Kalynychenko Goal 40'49'
Husyev Goal 43'45'
Vorobei Goal 64'
Report
NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Haim Jakov (Israel)
17 October 2007
21:00 UTC+4
Georgia  2–0  Scotland
Mchedlidze Goal 16'
Siradze Goal 64'
Report
Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 36,500
Referee: Knut Kircher (Germany)
17 October 2007
21:00 UTC+2
France  2–0  Lithuania
Henry Goal 80'81' Report
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 36,350
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

17 November 2007
17:00 UTC+0
Scotland  1–2  Italy
Ferguson Goal 65' Report Toni Goal 2'
Panucci Goal 90+1'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 51,301
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
17 November 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Lithuania  2–0  Ukraine
Savėnas Goal 41'
Danilevičius Goal 67'
Report

21 November 2007
19:30 UTC+4
Georgia  0–2  Lithuania
Report Kšanavičius Goal 52'90+6'
21 November 2007
20:30 UTC+1
Italy  3–1  Faroe Islands
Benjaminsen Goal 11' (o.g.)
Toni Goal 36'
Chiellini Goal 41'
Report R. Jacobsen Goal 83'
Stadio Alberto Braglia, Modena
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)
21 November 2007
21:30 UTC+2
Ukraine  2–2  France
Voronin Goal 14'
Shevchenko Goal 46'
Report Henry Goal 20'
Govou Goal 34'
NSC Olympiyskiy, Kiev
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Thierry Henry  France 6
2 Shota Arveladze  Georgia 5
Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine
Luca Toni  Italy
5 Nicolas Anelka  France 4
Kris Boyd  Scotland
Tomas Danilevičius  Lithuania
Oleh Husyev  Ukraine
Rógvi Jacobsen  Faroe Islands
James McFadden  Scotland
11 Sidney Govou  France 3
Alexander Iashvili  Georgia
Filippo Inzaghi  Italy
Kenny Miller  Scotland
David Siradze  Georgia
  • 2 goals:

 France: Karim Benzema, Louis Saha, David Trézéguet
 Italy: Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella
 Lithuania: Audrius Kšanavičius
 Scotland: Garry O'Connor
 Ukraine: Maksym Kalynychenko

  • 1 goal:

 France: Hatem Ben Arfa, Florent Malouda, Samir Nasri, Franck Ribéry, Jérôme Rothen
 Georgia: Georgi Demetradze, Levan Kobiashvili, Levan Mchedlidze, Davit Mujiri, Georgi Shashiashvili
 Italy: Mauro Camoranesi, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino, Fabio Grosso, Massimo Oddo, Christian Panucci, Simone Perrotta, Andrea Pirlo
 Lithuania: Edgaras Jankauskas, Darius Miceika, Saulius Mikoliūnas, Mantas Savėnas, Andrius Skerla
 Scotland: Craig Beattie, Gary Caldwell, Christian Dailly, Barry Ferguson, Darren Fletcher, Shaun Maloney, Lee McCulloch, Stephen McManus
 Ukraine: Oleksandr Kucher, Ruslan Rotan, Andriy Rusol, Oleh Shelayev, Andriy Vorobei, Andriy Voronin, Volodymyr Yezerskiy

  • Own goals:

 Faroe Islands: Fróði Benjaminsen (for  Italy)
 Georgia: Malkhaz Asatiani (for  France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bathgate, Stuart. "Scotland dealt an even hand as Euro 2008 draw resolved", The Scotsman, 10 March 2006. Accessed 27 March 2007.