2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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UEFA Euro Under-17 Football Championship
2008 Avrupa 17 Yaş Altı Futbol Şampiyonası
Tournament details
Host country Turkey
Dates 4 May – 16 May
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (8th title)
Runners-up  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 36 (2.4 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Yannis Tafer (4 goals)
Best player Serbia Danijel Aleksić[1]
2007
2009

The final tournament of the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the 26th UEFA European Under-17 Championship, UEFA's premier football tournament for players under the age of 17. The tournament was held in Turkey from 4 May to 16 May 2008. Players born after 1 January 1991 were eligible to participate in this competition.

Qualification[edit]

Two rounds of qualifying were held in order to determine the seven teams to join the hosts, Turkey, at the final tournament. The qualifying round, held from 14 September to 28 October 2007, divided the 52 remaining UEFA nations into 13 groups of four. At the end of the qualifying round, the top two teams in each group and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the elite round. The elite round, held from 13 to 31 March 2008, divided the remaining 28 teams into seven groups of four. At the end of the round, the top team in each group advanced to the final tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

Nation Qualified as
 Turkey Host
 Republic of Ireland Group 1 winner
  Switzerland Group 2 winner
 France Group 3 winner
 Serbia Group 4 winner
 Scotland Group 5 winner
 Spain Group 6 winner
 Netherlands Group 7 winner

Squads[edit]

For the complete list of players, see 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship squads.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Serbia 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Scotland  0–2  Serbia
(Report) Aleksić Goal 40+1'42'
Turkey  3–0  Netherlands
Karataş Goal 11'
Albayrak Goal 71'
Demir Goal 80+1'
(Report)

Turkey  1–0  Scotland
Yollu Goal 13' (Report)
Netherlands  1–0  Serbia
Castillion Goal 33' (Report)

Serbia  0–0  Turkey
(Report)
Netherlands  2–0  Scotland
Castillion Goal 34'
Van Rhijn Goal 46'
(Report)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 France 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
France  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Tafer Goal 65'
Lacazette Goal 80+3'
(Report) Murphy Goal 32'
Spain  2–0   Switzerland
S. García Goal 52'61' (Report)

Republic of Ireland  0–1   Switzerland
(Report) Gunning Goal 49' (o.g.)
France  3–3  Spain
Tafer Goal 11'
Grenier Goal 43'
Rémy Goal 48'
(Report) Alcântara Goal 31'67'
Pulido Goal 45'

Switzerland   0–2  France
(Report) Tafer Goal 33'51'
Republic of Ireland  1–3  Spain
Hourihane Goal 15' (Report) Rochina Goal 47'56'
Keko Goal 73'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Turkey  1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
 France
Kayalı Goal 31' (Report) Kolodziejczak Goal 69'
Penalties
Kayalı Penalty missed
Çolak Penalty scored
Çek Penalty scored
Batuhan Karadeniz Penalty missed
Eren Penalty scored
3–4 Penalty missed Tafer
Penalty scored Fofana
Penalty scored Kakuta
Penalty scored Kolodziejczak
Penalty scored Lacazette

Spain  2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
 Netherlands
Pulido Goal 46'
Ángel Martínez Goal 92'
(Report) Sneijder Goal 34'

Final[edit]

France  0–4  Spain
(Report) Keko Goal 31'
S. García Goal 46'
Alcântara Goal 63' (pen.)
Gavilán Goal 69'

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008: Danijel Aleksić in UEFA.com[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1], uefa.com, accessed 12 May 2014.