UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group G

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Standings and results for Group G 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
 Romania 12 9 2 1 26 7 +19 29
 Netherlands 12 8 2 2 15 5 +10 26
 Bulgaria 12 7 4 1 18 7 +11 25
 Belarus 12 4 1 7 17 23 −6 13
 Albania 12 2 5 5 12 18 −6 11
 Slovenia 12 3 2 7 9 16 −7 11
 Luxembourg 12 1 0 11 2 23 −21 3
  Albania Belarus Bulgaria Luxembourg Netherlands Romania Slovenia
Albania  2–4 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–0
Belarus  2–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–3 4–2
Bulgaria  0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–0
Luxembourg  0–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–3
Netherlands  2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Romania  6–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0
Slovenia  0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–2

Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • Albania and Slovenia are tied on their head-to-head records, and are thus ranked by their overall goal difference in the group:
    • Albania – 2 pts, 0GD, 0GF, 0 away goals (0–0 H vs Slovenia, 0–0 A vs Slovenia) – Overall GD = −6
    • Slovenia – 2 pts, 0GD, 0GF, 0 away goals (0–0 H vs Albania, 0–0 A vs Albania) – Overall GD = −7

Notes on the qualified teams:

  • Romania secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 October 2007 following a 2–0 win against Luxembourg, and a 1–1 draw between Albania and Bulgaria, becoming the fourth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.
  • Netherlands secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 November 2007 following a 1–0 win against Luxembourg, becoming the ninth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Matches[edit]

Group G fixtures were negotiated at a meeting between the participants in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 16 February 2006.


2 September 2006
19:00 UTC+3
Belarus  2–2  Albania
Kalachev Goal 2'
Romaschenko Goal 24'
Report Skela Goal 7' (pen.)
Hasi Goal 86'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)
2 September 2006
21:00 UTC+3
Romania  2–2  Bulgaria
Roşu Goal 40'
Marica Goal 54'
Report M. Petrov Goal 82'84'
Gheorghe Hagi Stadium, Constanţa
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Stefano Farina (Italy)
2 September 2006
20:30 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–1  Netherlands
Report Mathijsen Goal 26'

6 September 2006
20:00 UTC+3
Bulgaria  3–0  Slovenia
Bojinov Goal 58'
M. Petrov Goal 70'
Telkiyski Goal 79'
Report
6 September 2006
20:00 UTC+2
Albania  0–2  Romania
Report Dică Goal 65'
Mutu Goal 75' (pen.)
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
6 September 2006
20:30 UTC+2
Netherlands  3–0  Belarus
Van Persie Goal 33'78'
Kuyt Goal 90+2'
Report
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

7 October 2006
20:15 UTC+3
Romania  3–1  Belarus
Mutu Goal 7'
Marica Goal 10'
Goian Goal 76'
Report Kornilenko Goal 20'
7 October 2006
21:00 UTC+3
Bulgaria  1–1  Netherlands
M. Petrov Goal 12' Report Van Persie Goal 62'
7 October 2006
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  2–0  Luxembourg
Novaković Goal 30'
Koren Goal 44'
Report
Arena Petrol, Celje
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Panicos Kailis (Cyprus)

11 October 2006
18:00 UTC+3
Belarus  4–2  Slovenia
Kovba Goal 18'
Kornilenko Goal 52'60'
Korytko Goal 85'
Report Cesar Goal 19'
Lavrič Goal 43'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
11 October 2006
20:15 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–1  Bulgaria
Report Tunchev Goal 26'
11 October 2006
20:30 UTC+2
Netherlands  2–1  Albania
Van Persie Goal 15'
Beqaj Goal 42' (o.g.)
Report Curri Goal 67'
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

24 March 2007
17:00 UTC+1
Luxembourg  1–2  Belarus
Sagramola Goal 68' Report Kalachev Goal 25'
Kutuzov Goal 54'
24 March 2007
17:00 UTC+1
Albania  0–0  Slovenia
Report
Loro-Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Joseph Attard (Malta)
24 March 2007
20:30 UTC+1
Netherlands  0–0  Romania
Report
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Marcus Merk (Germany)

28 March 2007
18:00 UTC+3
Bulgaria  0–0  Albania
Report
28 March 2007
18:30 UTC+3
Romania  3–0  Luxembourg
Mutu Goal 26'
Contra Goal 56'
Marica Goal 90'
Report
Ceahlăul Stadium, Piatra Neamţ
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Romans Lajuks (Latvia)
28 March 2007
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  0–1  Netherlands
Report Van Bronckhorst Goal 86'
Arena Petrol, Celje
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)

2 June 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Albania  2–0  Luxembourg
Kapllani Goal 38'
Haxhi Goal 57'
Report
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Lasha Silagava (Georgia)
2 June 2007
20:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  1–2  Romania
Vršič Goal 90+4' Report Tamaş Goal 52'
Nicoliţă Goal 69'
Arena Petrol, Celje
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Scotland)
2 June 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Belarus  0–2  Bulgaria
Report Berbatov Goal 28'46'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Jaroslav Jára (Czech Republic)

6 June 2007
20:00 UTC+3
Bulgaria  2–1  Belarus
M. Petrov Goal 10'
Yankov Goal 40'
Report Vasilyuk Goal 5' (pen.)
6 June 2007
20:15 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–3  Albania
Report Skela Goal 25'
Kapllani Goal 36'72'
6 June 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Romania  2–0  Slovenia
Mutu Goal 40'
Contra Goal 70'
Report
Dan Păltinişanu, Timişoara
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

8 September 2007
17:00 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–3  Slovenia
Report Lavrič Goal 7'47'
Novaković Goal 37'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 2,012
Referee: Sergiy Berezka (Ukraine)
8 September 2007
19:00 UTC+3
Belarus  1–3  Romania
Romaschenko Goal 20' Report Mutu Goal 16'77' (pen.)
Dică Goal 42'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 19,320
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)
8 September 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Netherlands  2–0  Bulgaria
Sneijder Goal 23'
Van Nistelrooy Goal 58'
Report
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

12 September 2007
20:30 UTC+3
Bulgaria  3–0  Luxembourg
Berbatov Goal 27'28'
M. Petrov Goal 54' (pen.)
Report
12 September 2007
19:45 UTC+2
Slovenia  1–0  Belarus
Lavrič Goal 3' (pen.) Report
Arena Petrol, Celje
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Veaceslav Banari (Moldova)
12 September 2007
20:45 UTC+2
Albania  0–1  Netherlands
Report Van Nistelrooy Goal 90+1'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 19,600
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

13 October 2007
18:00 UTC+3
Belarus  0–1  Luxembourg
Report Leweck Goal 90+5'
Central Stadion, Gomel
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Michael Svendsen (Denmark)
13 October 2007
20:15 UTC+3
Romania  1–0  Netherlands
Goian Goal 71' Report
Gheorghe Hagi Stadium, Constanţa
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
13 October 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Slovenia  0–0  Albania
Report

17 October 2007
20:15 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–2  Romania
Report F. Petre Goal 42'
Marica Goal 61'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 3,584
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
17 October 2007
20:30 UTC+2
Netherlands  2–0  Slovenia
Sneijder Goal 14'
Huntelaar Goal 88'
Report
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
17 October 2007
20:45 UTC+2
Albania  1–1  Bulgaria
Kishishev Goal 32' (o.g.) Report Berbatov Goal 87'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Fritz Stuchlik (Austria)

17 November 2007
18:00 UTC+2
Bulgaria  1–0  Romania
Dimitrov Goal 6' Report
17 November 2007
20:00 UTC+2
Albania  2–4  Belarus
Bogdani Goal 39'
Kapllani Goal 43'
Report Romaschenko Goal 28'63' (pen.)
Kutuzov Goal 45+1'54'
Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bulent Demirlek (Turkey)
17 November 2007
20:30 UTC+1
Netherlands  1–0  Luxembourg
Koevermans Goal 43' Report
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

21 November 2007
18:00 UTC+2
Romania  6–1  Albania
Dică Goal 22'71' (pen.)
Tamaş Goal 53'
Niculae Goal 62'65'
Marica Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Kapllani Goal 64'
Lia Manoliu Stadium, Bucharest
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Edo Trivkovic (Croatia)
21 November 2007
19:00 UTC+2
Belarus  2–1  Netherlands
Bulyha Goal 49'
Korytko Goal 65'
Report Van der Vaart Goal 88'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Philippe Kalt (France)
21 November 2007
18:00 UTC+1
Slovenia  0–2  Bulgaria
Report Georgiev Goal 81'
Berbatov Goal 84'
Arena Petrol, Celje
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mike Mullarkey (England)

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Adrian Mutu  Romania 6
Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria
Martin Petrov  Bulgaria
4 Edmond Kapllani  Albania 5
Ciprian Marica  Romania
6 Nicolae Dică  Romania 4
Klemen Lavrič  Slovenia
Maxim Romaschenko  Belarus
Robin van Persie  Netherlands
10 Sergei Kornilenko  Belarus 3
Vitali Kutuzov  Belarus
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

References[edit]