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 countryTurkey
Dates4 May – 16 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Spain (8th title)
Runners-up France
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored36 (2.4 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Yannis Tafer (4 goals)
Best player(s)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


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 3–3 Spain
Tafer Goal 11'
Grenier Goal 43'
Rémy Goal 48'
(Report) Alcântara Goal 31'67'
Pulido Goal 45'

Republic of Ireland 1–3 Spain
Hourihane Goal 15' (Report) Rochina Goal 47'56'
Keko Goal 73'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]


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
  2. ^ [1], uefa.com, accessed 12 May 2014.