UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group C

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Standings and results for Group C 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
 Greece 12 10 1 1 25 10 +15 31
 Turkey 12 7 3 2 25 11 +14 24
 Norway 12 7 2 3 27 11 +16 23
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 4 1 7 16 22 −6 13
 Moldova 12 3 3 6 12 19 −7 12
 Hungary 12 4 0 8 11 22 −11 12
 Malta 12 1 2 9 10 31 −21 5
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Hungary Malta Moldova Norway Turkey
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–4 1–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 3–2
Greece  3–2 2–0 5–0 2–1 1–0 1–4
Hungary  1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 0–1
Malta  2–5 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–4 2–2
Moldova  2–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1
Norway  1–2 2–2 4–0 4–0 2–0 1–2
Turkey  1–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 5–0 2–2

Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • Moldova and Hungary are ranked by their head-to-head records:
    • Moldova – 3 pts, +1 GD (3–0 H vs Hungary, 0–2 A vs Hungary)
    • Hungary – 3 pts, −1 GD (2–0 H vs Moldova, 0–3 A vs Moldova)

Notes on the qualified teams:

  • Greece secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 October 2007 following a 1–0 win against Turkey, becoming the second team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.
  • Turkey secured qualification to the tournament proper on 21 November 2007 following a 1–0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina, becoming the twelfth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Matches[edit]

Group C fixtures were negotiated and finally decided by a draw at a meeting between the participants in Istanbul, Turkey on 17 February 2006.[1]

On 3 July 2006, the Hellenic Football Federation was indefinitely suspended from all international competition due to concerns about its autonomy from the Greek government. Although no announcement was made regarding this tournament in particular, this seemed to preclude the Greek team from participating.[2] Following rectifying action by the Greek government, FIFA subsequently lifted the suspension on 12 July 2006, allowing Greece to participate in qualifying.[3]


2 September 2006
18:15 UTC+2
Malta  2–5  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pace Goal 6'
M. Mifsud Goal 86'
Report Barbarez Goal 4'
Hrgović Goal 10'
Bartolović Goal 45+1'
Muslimović Goal 49'
Misimović Goal 51'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Thomas Vejlgaard (Denmark)
2 September 2006
19:00 UTC+2
Hungary  1–4  Norway
Gera Goal 90' (pen.) Report Solskjær Goal 15'44'
Strømstad Goal 31'
Pedersen Goal 41'
Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Pieter Vink (Netherlands)
2 September 2006
20:15 UTC+3
Moldova  0–1  Greece
Report Lyberopoulos Goal 78'
Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Italy)

6 September 2006
19:00 UTC+2
Norway  2–0  Moldova
Strømstad Goal 74'
Iversen Goal 79'
Report
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 23,848
Referee: Hristo Ristoskov (Bulgaria)
6 September 2006
20:00 UTC+2
Turkey  2–0  Malta
Nihat Goal 56'
Tümer Goal 77'
Report
6 September 2006
20:15 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–3  Hungary
Misimović Goal 64' (pen.) Report Huszti Goal 36' (pen.)
Gera Goal 46'
Dárdai Goal 49'
Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)

7 October 2006
19:00 UTC+3
Moldova  2–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rogaciov Goal 13'32' (pen.) Report Misimović Goal 63'
Grlić Goal 68'
Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Hervé Piccirillo (France)
7 October 2006
19:00 UTC+2
Hungary  0–1  Turkey
Report Tuncay Goal 41'
7 October 2006
21:30 UTC+3
Greece  1–0  Norway
Katsouranis Goal 33' Report
Karaiskákis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)

11 October 2006
19:15 UTC+2
Malta  2–1  Hungary
Schembri Goal 14'53' Report Torghelle Goal 19'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Johny Ver Eecke (Belgium)
11 October 2006
20:00 UTC+2
Turkey  5–0  Moldova
Şükür Goal 35'37' (pen.)43'73'
Tuncay Goal 68'
Report
11 October 2006
19:15 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–4  Greece
Report Charisteas Goal 8' (pen.)
Patsatzoglou Goal 82'
Samaras Goal 85'
Katsouranis Goal 90+4'
Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Yuri Baskakov (Russia)

24 March 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Moldova  1–1  Malta
Epureanu Goal 85' Report Mallia Goal 73'
Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Vusal Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
24 March 2007
19:00 UTC+1[5]
Norway  1–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carew Goal 50' (pen.) Report Misimović Goal 18'
Muslimović Goal 33'[6]
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 16,987
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
24 March 2007
21:30 UTC+2
Greece  1–4  Turkey
Kyrgiakos Goal 6' Report Tuncay Goal 27'
Gökhan Goal 55'
Tümer Goal 70'
Gökdeniz Goal 81'
Karaiskákis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

28 March 2007
18:00 UTC+2
Hungary  2–0  Moldova
Priskin Goal 9'
Gera Goal 63'
Report
28 March 2007
19:30 UTC+2
Malta  0–1  Greece
Report Basinas Goal 66' (pen.)
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
28 March 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Turkey  2–2  Norway
Hamit Altıntop Goal 72'90' Report Brenne Goal 31'
Andresen Goal 40'

2 June 2007
21:30 UTC+3
Greece  2–0  Hungary
Gekas Goal 16'
Seitaridis Goal 29'
Report
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion[7]
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
2 June 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–2  Turkey
Muslimović Goal 27'
Džeko Goal 45+2'
Ćustović Goal 90'
Report Şükür Goal 13'
Sabri Goal 39'
2 June 2007
20:05 UTC+2
Norway  4–0  Malta
Hæstad Goal 31'
Helstad Goal 73'
Iversen Goal 79'
Riise Goal 90+1'
Report
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 16,364
Referee: Jacek Granat (Poland)

6 June 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Norway  4–0  Hungary
Iversen Goal 22'
Braaten Goal 57'
Carew Goal 60'78'
Report
6 June 2007
20:15 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–0  Malta
Muslimović Goal 6' Report
Asim Ferhatović Hase, Sarajevo
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ceri Richards (Wales)
6 June 2007
21:30 UTC+3
Greece  2–1  Moldova
Charisteas Goal 30'
Lyberopoulos Goal 90+5'
Report Frunză Goal 80'

8 September 2007
16:00 UTC+2
Hungary  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gera Goal 39' (pen.) Report
8 September 2007
19:30 UTC+2
Malta  2–2  Turkey
Said Goal 41'
Schembri Goal 76'
Report Halil Altıntop Goal 45'
Servet Goal 78'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Stefan Messner (Austria)
8 September 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Moldova  0–1  Norway
Report Iversen Goal 49'
Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Robert Małek (Poland)

12 September 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Norway  2–2  Greece
Carew Goal 15'
Riise Goal 39'
Report Kyrgiakos Goal 7'30'
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 24,080
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
12 September 2007
20:30 UTC+3
Turkey  3–0  Hungary
Gökhan Goal 68'
Aurélio Goal 72'
Halil Altıntop Goal 90+3'
Report
BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 28,020
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Scotland)
12 September 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–1  Moldova
Report Bugaev Goal 22'

13 October 2007
16:20 UTC+2
Hungary  2–0  Malta
Feczesin Goal 34'
Tőzsér Goal 77'
Report
13 October 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Moldova  1–1  Turkey
Frunză Goal 11' Report Ümit Goal 63'
Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
13 October 2007
21:30 UTC+3
Greece  3–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Charisteas Goal 10'
Gekas Goal 57'
Lyberopoulos Goal 72'
Report Hrgović Goal 54'
Ibišević Goal 90'
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

17 October 2007
19:30 UTC+2
Malta  2–3  Moldova
Scerri Goal 71'
M. Mifsud Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Bugaev Goal 24' (pen.)
Frunză Goal 31'35'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Igorj Ishchenko (Ukraine)
17 October 2007
20:30 UTC+3
Turkey  0–1  Greece
Report Amanatidis Goal 79'
17 October 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–2  Norway
Report Hagen Goal 5'
B. Riise Goal 74'

17 November 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Moldova  3–0  Hungary
Bugaev Goal 13'
Josan Goal 23'
Alexeev Goal 86'
Report
17 November 2007
19:00 UTC+1
Norway  1–2  Turkey
Hagen Goal 12' Report Emre Goal 31'
Nihat Goal 59'
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 24,080
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
17 November 2007
21:30 UTC+2
Greece  5–0  Malta
Gekas Goal 32'72'74'
Basinas Goal 54'
Amanatidis Goal 61'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Sten Kaldama (Estonia)

21 November 2007
20:00 UTC+1
Malta  1–4  Norway
M. Mifsud Goal 53' Report Iversen Goal 25'27' (pen.)45'
Pedersen Goal 75'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Yuri Baskakov (Russia)
21 November 2007
21:00 UTC+2
Turkey  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nihat Goal 43' Report
21 November 2007
20:15 UTC+1
Hungary  1–2  Greece
Buzsáky Goal 7' Report Vanczák Goal 22' (o.g.)
Basinas Goal 59' (pen.)
Puskás Ferenc Stadium, Budapest
Attendance: 32,300
Referee: Rob Styles (England)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Steffen Iversen  Norway 7
2 Theofanis Gekas  Greece 5
Hakan Şükür  Turkey
4 John Carew  Norway 4
Viorel Frunză  Moldova
Zoltán Gera  Hungary
Zvjezdan Misimović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zlatan Muslimović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
9 Angelos Basinas  Greece 3
Igor Bugaev  Moldova
Angelos Charisteas  Greece
Nihat Kahveci  Turkey
Sotirios Kyrgiakos  Greece
Nikolaos Lyberopoulos  Greece
Michael Mifsud  Malta
Tuncay Şanlı  Turkey
Andre Schembri  Malta
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA. "Holders Greece start in Moldova". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ FIFA Media Dept. "FIFA suspends the Hellenic Football Federation". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  3. ^ FIFA Media Dept. "FIFA lifts suspension on Hellenic Football Federation". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  4. ^ a b c Turkey ordered to play their first three home matches at a neutral ground and behind closed doors after violence in their World Cup Qualifying playoff with Switzerland on 16 November 2005.
  5. ^ Match delayed by 35 minutes by match referee Mike Riley after flares were thrown from the stands, minutes after the kick-off.
  6. ^ Goal incorrectly credited to Dario Damjanović in the scorers section of the UEFA report. However, the main text clearly indicated the goal was by Muslimović: "First-half goals from Zvjezdan Misimović and Zlatan Muslimović did the damage for the visitors,...." [1]
  7. ^ a b Greece forced to play away from Athens for two matches after crowd disturbances in the game against Turkey on 24 March 2007. [2]