UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group A

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Standings and results for Group A of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament.

Poland secured qualification to the tournament proper on 17 November 2007 following a 2–0 win against Belgium, becoming the eighth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so. Portugal secured qualification to the tournament proper on 21 November 2007 following a 0–0 draw against Finland, becoming the thirteenth team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 14 8 4 2 24 12 +12 28 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 5–0
2  Portugal 14 7 6 1 24 10 +14 27 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 3–0
3  Serbia 14 6 6 2 22 11 +11 24 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
4  Finland 14 6 6 2 13 7 +6 24 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1
5  Belgium 14 5 3 6 14 16 −2 18 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0
6  Kazakhstan 14 2 4 8 11 21 −10 10 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–1
7  Armenia 12 2 3 7 4 13 −9 9 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 Canc.[a]
8  Azerbaijan 12 1 2 9 6 28 −22 5 1–3 0–2 1–6 1–0 0–1 1–1 Canc.[a]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The matches between Azerbaijan and Armenia were cancelled by UEFA with both associations receiving no points, as the two national associations failed to resolve political and security disagreements.[1][2]

Matches[edit]

Group A fixtures were negotiated at a meeting between the participants on 10 February 2006.[citation needed]


Belgium  0–0  Kazakhstan
Report

Serbia  1–0  Azerbaijan
Žigić Goal 72' Report
Poland  1–3  Finland
Garguła Goal 89' Report Litmanen Goal 54'76' (pen.)
Väyrynen Goal 84'
Attendance: 17,000

Azerbaijan  1–1  Kazakhstan
Ladaga Goal 16' Report Byakov Goal 36'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Zsolt Szabo (Hungary)
Armenia  0–1  Belgium
Report Van Buyten Goal 41'
Attendance: 8,000
Finland  1–1  Portugal
Johansson Goal 22' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 42'
Attendance: 38,015
Poland  1–1  Serbia
Matusiak Goal 30' Report Lazović Goal 71'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Kazakhstan  0–1  Poland
Report Smolarek Goal 52'
Attendance: 18,000
Armenia  0–0  Finland
Report
Attendance: 7,500
Serbia  1–0  Belgium
Žigić Goal 54' Report
Attendance: 35,000
Portugal  3–0  Azerbaijan
Ronaldo Goal 25'63'
Carvalho Goal 31'
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mark Halsey (England)

Kazakhstan  0–2  Finland
Report Litmanen Goal 29'
Hyypiä Goal 64'
Attendance: 17,000
Serbia  3–0  Armenia
Stanković Goal 54' (pen.)
Lazović Goal 62'
Žigić Goal 90+2'
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Poland  2–1  Portugal
Smolarek Goal 9'18' Report Nuno Gomes Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 40,000
Belgium  3–0  Azerbaijan
Simons Goal 24' (pen.)
Vandenbergh Goal 47'
Dembélé Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Finland  1–0  Armenia
Nurmela Goal 10' Report
Attendance: 9,445
Belgium  0–1  Poland
Report Matusiak Goal 19'
Attendance: 37,578
Portugal  3–0  Kazakhstan
Simão Goal 8'86'
Ronaldo Goal 30'
Report

Kazakhstan  2–1  Serbia
Ashirbekov Goal 47'
Zhumaskaliyev Goal 61'
Report Žigić Goal 68'
Attendance: 15,000
Poland  5–0  Azerbaijan
Bąk Goal 3'
Dudka Goal 6'
Łobodziński Goal 34'
Krzynówek Goal 58'
Kaźmierczak Goal 84'
Report
Portugal  4–0  Belgium
Nuno Gomes Goal 53'
Ronaldo Goal 55'75'
Quaresma Goal 68'
Report
Attendance: 47,009

Azerbaijan  1–0  Finland
Imamaliev Goal 83' Report
Attendance: 14,000
Poland  1–0  Armenia
Żurawski Goal 26' Report
Attendance: 15,000
Serbia  1–1  Portugal
Janković Goal 37' Report Tiago Goal 5'
Attendance: 55,000

Kazakhstan  1–2  Armenia
Baltiev Goal 88' (pen.) Report Arzumanyan Goal 31'
Hovsepian Goal 39' (pen.)
Azerbaijan  1–3  Poland
Subašić Goal 6' Report Smolarek Goal 63'
Krzynówek Goal 66'90'
Attendance: 4,500
Finland  0–2  Serbia
Report Janković Goal 3'
Jovanović Goal 86'
Attendance: 33,615
Belgium  1–2  Portugal
Fellaini Goal 55' Report Nani Goal 43'
Postiga Goal 64'
Attendance: 45,585

Kazakhstan  1–1  Azerbaijan
Baltiev Goal 53' Report Nadirov Goal 30'
Attendance: 11,800
Finland  2–0  Belgium
Johansson Goal 27'
A. Eremenko Goal 71'
Report
Attendance: 34,818
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Armenia  1–0  Poland
Hamlet Mkhitaryan Goal 66' Report
Attendance: 12,500

Armenia  1–1  Portugal
Arzumanyan Goal 10' Report Ronaldo Goal 37'
Attendance: 15,550
Finland  2–1  Kazakhstan
A. Eremenko Goal 13'
Tainio Goal 61'
Report Byakov Goal 23'
Attendance: 13,000
Belgium  3–2  Serbia
Dembélé Goal 10'88'
Mirallas Goal 30'
Report Kuzmanović Goal 73'90+1'
Attendance: 19,202
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Azerbaijan  Cancelled[note 2]  Armenia
Report
Serbia  0–0  Finland
Report
Attendance: 15,000
Portugal  2–2  Poland
Maniche Goal 50'
Ronaldo Goal 73'
Report Lewandowski Goal 44'
Krzynówek Goal 88'
Attendance: 55,000

Armenia  Cancelled[note 2]  Azerbaijan
Report
Kazakhstan  2–2  Belgium
Byakov Goal 39'
Smakov Goal 77' (pen.)
Report Geraerts Goal 13'
Mirallas Goal 24'
Attendance: 18,000
Finland  0–0  Poland
Report
Attendance: 34,088
Portugal  1–1  Serbia
Simão Goal 11' Report Ivanović Goal 88'
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Armenia  0–0  Serbia
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Azerbaijan  0–2  Portugal
Report Bruno Alves Goal 12'
Almeida Goal 45'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Poland  3–1  Kazakhstan
Smolarek Goal 56'64'65' Report Byakov Goal 20'
Attendance: 12,000
Belgium  0–0  Finland
Report
Attendance: 4,131

Kazakhstan  1–2  Portugal
Byakov Goal 90+5' Report Makukula Goal 84'
Ronaldo Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 25,000
Azerbaijan  1–6  Serbia
Aliyev Goal 26' Report D. Tošić Goal 4'
Žigić Goal 22'42'
Janković Goal 41'
Smiljanic Goal 75'
Lazović Goal 84'
Attendance: 9,000
Belgium  3–0  Armenia
Sonck Goal 63'
Dembélé Goal 69'
Geraerts Goal 76'
Report

Finland  2–1  Azerbaijan
Forssell Goal 79'
Kuqi Goal 86'
Report Gurbanov Goal 63'
Attendance: 10,325
Poland  2–0  Belgium
Smolarek Goal 45'49' Report
Attendance: 47,000
Portugal  1–0  Armenia
Almeida Goal 42' Report
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Armenia  0–1  Kazakhstan
Report Ostapenko Goal 64'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Bruno Faye (France)
Azerbaijan  0–1  Belgium
Report Pieroni Goal 52'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)
Portugal  0–0  Finland
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Serbia  2–2  Poland
Žigić Goal 68'
Lazović Goal 70'
Report Murawski Goal 28'
Matusiak Goal 46'

Serbia  1–0  Kazakhstan
Ostapenko Goal 79' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 400

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Country Goals
1 Euzebiusz Smolarek  Poland 9
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 8
3 Nikola Žigić  Serbia 7
4 Dmitriy Byakov  Kazakhstan 5
5 Moussa Dembélé  Belgium 4
Jacek Krzynówek  Poland
Danko Lazović  Serbia
8 Nuno Gomes  Portugal 3
Boško Janković  Serbia
Jari Litmanen  Finland
Radosław Matusiak  Poland
Simão  Portugal
  • 2 goals:

 Armenia: Robert Arzumanyan
 Belgium: Karel Geraerts, Kevin Mirallas
 Finland: Alexei Eremenko, Jonatan Johansson
 Kazakhstan: Ruslan Baltiev
 Portugal: Hugo Almeida
 Serbia: Zdravko Kuzmanović

  • 1 goal:

 Armenia: Sarkis Hovsepyan, Hamlet Mkhitaryan
 Azerbaijan: Samir Aliyev, Mahmud Gurbanov, Emin Imamaliev, André Luiz Ladaga, Vügar Nadirov, Branimir Subašić
 Belgium: Marouane Fellaini, Luigi Pieroni, Timmy Simons, Wesley Sonck, Daniel Van Buyten, Kevin Vandenbergh
 Finland: Mikael Forssell, Sami Hyypiä, Shefki Kuqi, Mika Nurmela, Teemu Tainio, Mika Väyrynen
 Kazakhstan: Kairat Ashirbekov, Sergei Ostapenko, Samat Smakov, Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
 Poland: Jacek Bąk, Dariusz Dudka, Łukasz Garguła, Przemysław Kaźmierczak, Mariusz Lewandowski, Wojciech Łobodziński, Rafał Murawski, Maciej Żurawski
 Portugal: Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Ariza Makukula, Maniche, Nani, Hélder Postiga, Ricardo Quaresma, Tiago
 Serbia: Branislav Ivanović, Dejan Stanković, Duško Tošić, Milan Jovanović, Milan Smiljanić

  • Own goal:

 Kazakhstan: Sergei Ostapenko (for  Serbia)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Serbia played their home match against Azerbaijan behind closed doors as they were punished for a previous crowd disturbance during their last match of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[3]
  2. ^ a b The matches between Azerbaijan and Armenia were cancelled by UEFA with both associations receiving no points. This was due to the failure of the two national associations to resolve political and security disagreements.[1][2]
  3. ^ The match was originally scheduled for 17 November 2007, 20:45 CET, at Stadion Partizana, Belgrade, but was postponed prior to kick-off by Spanish referee Cantalejo, due to heavy snowfall in Belgrade.[4] The match was re-scheduled for 18 November 2007, 14:00 CET, but was postponed again to 24 November 2007 due to heavy snowfall.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EXCO unveils World Cup programme". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "UEFA cancel Armenia v Azerbaijan Euro qualifiers". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. 23 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Zoran Milosavljevic. "Zigic goal gives Serbia 1–0 win over Azerbaijan". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  4. ^ UEFA
  5. ^ UEFA Archived 6 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.