UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group E

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Standings and results for Group E 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
 Croatia 12 9 2 1 28 8 +20 29
 Russia 12 7 3 2 18 7 +11 24
 England 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 23
 Israel 12 7 2 3 20 12 +8 23
 Macedonia 12 4 2 6 12 12 0 14
 Estonia 12 2 1 9 5 21 −16 7
 Andorra 12 0 0 12 2 42 −40 0
  Andorra Croatia England Estonia Republic of Macedonia Israel Russia
Andorra  0–6 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–1
Croatia  7–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0
England  5–0 2–3 3–0 0–0 3–0 3–0
Estonia  2–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–2
Macedonia  3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2
Israel  4–1 3–4 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–1
Russia  4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1

Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • England and Israel are ranked by their head-to-head records:
    • England – 4 pts (3–0 H vs Israel, 0–0 A vs Israel)
    • Israel – 1 pt (0–0 H vs England, 0–3 A vs England)

Notes on the qualified teams:

  • Croatia secured qualification to the tournament finals on 17 November 2007 following Israel's 2–1 win against Russia, becoming the seventh team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.
  • Russia secured qualification to the tournament finals on 21 November 2007 following a 1–0 win against Andorra, and Croatia's 3–2 win against England, becoming the fourteenth and last team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Matches[edit]

Group E fixtures were negotiated at a meeting between the participants in Nyon, Switzerland, on 3 March 2006.


16 August 2006
18:00 UTC+3
Estonia  0–1  Macedonia
Report Sedloski Goal 73'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)

2 September 2006
17:00 UTC+1
England  5–0  Andorra
Crouch Goal 5'66'
Gerrard Goal 13'
Defoe Goal 38'47'
Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 56,290
Referee: Bernhard Brugger (Austria)
2 September 2006
21:30 UTC+3
Estonia  0–1  Israel
Report Colautti Goal 8'
A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 7,800
Referee: Johan Verbist (Belgium)

6 September 2006
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  0–0  Croatia
Report
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
6 September 2006
19:00 UTC+2
Israel  4–1  Andorra
Benayoun Goal 9'
Ben-Shushan Goal 11'
Gershon Goal 43' (pen.)
Tamuz Goal 69'
Report Fernandez Goal 84'
6 September 2006
21:00 UTC+2
Macedonia  0–1  England
Report Crouch Goal 46'
Skopje City Stadium, Skopje
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

7 October 2006
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  1–1  Israel
Arshavin Goal 5' Report Ben-Shushan Goal 84'
Dynamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)
7 October 2006
17:00 UTC+1
England  0–0  Macedonia
Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 72,062
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
7 October 2006
20:15 UTC+2
Croatia  7–0  Andorra
Petrić Goal 12'37'48'50'
Klasnić Goal 58'
Balaban Goal 62'
Modrić Goal 83'
Report
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Anthony Zammit (Malta)

11 October 2006
15:00 UTC+2
Andorra  0–3  Macedonia
Report Pandev Goal 13'
Noveski Goal 16'
Naumoski Goal 31'
11 October 2006
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  2–0  Estonia
Pogrebnyak Goal 78'
Sychev Goal 90'
Report
11 October 2006
20:00 UTC+2
Croatia  2–0  England
Eduardo Goal 61'
G. Neville Goal 68' (o.g.)
Report
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

15 November 2006
17:00 UTC+1
Macedonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov Goal 18'
Arshavin Goal 32'
Skopje City Stadium, Skopje
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Paul Allaerts (Belgium)
15 November 2006
19:00 UTC+2
Israel  3–4  Croatia
Colautti Goal 8'89'
Benayoun Goal 68'
Report Srna Goal 35' (pen.)
Eduardo Goal 39'54'72'

24 March 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Estonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov Goal 66'
Kerzhakov Goal 78'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Darko Ceferin (Slovenia)
24 March 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Israel  0–0  England
Report
24 March 2007
20:15 UTC+1
Croatia  2–1  Macedonia
Srna Goal 58'
Eduardo Goal 88'
Report Sedloski Goal 36'
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)

28 March 2007
20:30 UTC+3
Israel  4–0  Estonia
Tal Goal 19'
Colautti Goal 29'
Sahar Goal 77'80'
Report
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat-Gan
Attendance: 23,658
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
28 March 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Andorra  0–3  England
Report Gerrard Goal 54'76'
Nugent Goal 90+2'

2 June 2007
21:30 UTC+3
Estonia  0–1  Croatia
Report Eduardo Goal 32'
A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
2 June 2007
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  4–0  Andorra
Kerzhakov Goal 8'16'49'
Sychev Goal 71'
Report
2 June 2007
19:30 UTC+2
Macedonia  1–2  Israel
Stojkov Goal 13' Report Yitzhaki Goal 11'
Colautti Goal 44'
Skopje City Stadium, Skopje
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Knut Kircher (Germany)

6 June 2007
18:00 UTC+2
Andorra  0–2  Israel
Report Tamuz Goal 37'
Colautti Goal 53'
6 June 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Croatia  0–0  Russia
Report
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
6 June 2007
21:30 UTC+3
Estonia  0–3  England
Report J. Cole Goal 37'
Crouch Goal 54'
Owen Goal 62'
A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

22 August 2007
19:00 UTC+3
Estonia  2–1  Andorra
Piiroja Goal 34'
Zelinski Goal 90+2'
Report Silva Goal 87'
A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Adrian McCourt (Northern Ireland)

8 September 2007
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  3–0  Macedonia
V. Berezutski Goal 8'
Arshavin Goal 84'
Kerzhakov Goal 88'
Report
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)
8 September 2007
17:00 UTC+1
England  3–0  Israel
Wright-Phillips Goal 20'
Owen Goal 49'
Richards Goal 66'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,372
Referee: Pieter Vink (Netherlands)
8 September 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Croatia  2–0  Estonia
Eduardo Goal 39'45+1' Report

12 September 2007
18:00 UTC+2
Andorra  0–6  Croatia
Report Srna Goal 34'
Petrić Goal 38'44'
Kranjčar Goal 49'
Eduardo Goal 55'
Rakitić Goal 64'
12 September 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Macedonia  1–1  Estonia
Maznov Goal 30' Report Piiroja Goal 17'
Skopje City Stadium, Skopje
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)
12 September 2007
20:00 UTC+1
England  3–0  Russia
Owen Goal 7'31'
Ferdinand Goal 84'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,106
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

13 October 2007
15:00 UTC+1
England  3–0  Estonia
Wright-Phillips Goal 11'
Rooney Goal 32'
Rähn Goal 33' (o.g.)
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,665
Referee: Nicolai Vollquartz (Denmark)
13 October 2007
20:15 UTC+2
Croatia  1–0  Israel
Eduardo Goal 52' Report
Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

17 October 2007
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  2–1  England
Pavlyuchenko Goal 69' (pen.)73' Report Rooney Goal 29'
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 84,700
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)
17 October 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Macedonia  3–0  Andorra
Naumoski Goal 30'
Sedloski Goal 44'
Pandev Goal 59'
Report

17 November 2007
18:00 UTC+1
Andorra  0–2  Estonia
Report Oper Goal 31'
Lindpere Goal 60'
17 November 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Israel  2–1  Russia
Barda Goal 10'
Golan Goal 90+2'
Report Bilyaletdinov Goal 61'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat-Gan
Attendance: 27,563
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)
17 November 2007
20:00 UTC+1
Macedonia  2–0  Croatia
Maznov Goal 71'
Naumoski Goal 83'
Report
Skopje City Stadium, Skopje
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

21 November 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Israel  1–0  Macedonia
Barda Goal 35' Report
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat-Gan
Attendance: 2,736
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)
21 November 2007
21:00 UTC+1
Andorra  0–1  Russia
Report Sychev Goal 39'
21 November 2007
20:00 UTC+0
England  2–3  Croatia
Lampard Goal 56' (pen.)
Crouch Goal 65'
Report Kranjčar Goal 8'
Olić Goal 14'
Petrić Goal 77'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 88,091
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Eduardo  Croatia 10
2 Mladen Petrić  Croatia 7
3 Roberto Colautti  Israel 6
4 Peter Crouch  England 5
Aleksandr Kerzhakov  Russia
6 Michael Owen  England 4
7 Andrei Arshavin  Russia 3
Steven Gerrard  England
Ilčo Naumoski  Macedonia
Goce Sedloski  Macedonia
Darijo Srna  Croatia
Dmitri Sychev  Russia
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Due to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, UEFA ordered that no matches in its competitions could be held in Israel until further notice. UEFA was scheduled to reconsider its ban on 14 September.
    "UEFA to reconsider ban on soccer games played in Israel". Haaretz. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2006. 
  2. ^ On 15 September, UEFA lifted its ban on matches in Israel, returning to its previous policy of restricting Israel home matches to the Tel Aviv area. Israel's national stadium in Ramat Gan is within the allowed area.
    "UEFA lifts Israel match ban". UEFA. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2006.