UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group E

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In Group E of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament, Croatia secured qualification to the 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.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Croatia Russia England Israel Republic of Macedonia Estonia Andorra
1  Croatia 12 9 2 1 28 8 +20 29 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 7–0
2  Russia 12 7 3 2 18 7 +11 24 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0
3  England 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 23 2–3 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 5–0
4  Israel 12 7 2 3 20 12 +8 23 3–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 4–1
5  Macedonia 12 4 2 6 12 12 0 14 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0
6  Estonia 12 2 1 9 5 21 −16 7 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–1
7  Andorra 12 0 0 12 2 42 −40 0 0–6 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches[edit]

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


Estonia  0–1  Macedonia
Report Sedloski Goal 73'
Attendance: 7,500

England  5–0  Andorra
Crouch Goal 5'66'
Gerrard Goal 13'
Defoe Goal 38'47'
Report
Attendance: 56,290
Estonia  0–1  Israel
Report Colautti Goal 8'
Attendance: 7,800

Russia  0–0  Croatia
Report
Attendance: 27,500
Israel  4–1  Andorra
Benayoun Goal 9'
Ben-Shushan Goal 11'
Gershon Goal 43' (pen.)
Tamuz Goal 69'
Report Fernandez Goal 84'
Macedonia  0–1  England
Report Crouch Goal 46'
Attendance: 16,500

Russia  1–1  Israel
Arshavin Goal 5' Report Ben-Shushan Goal 84'
Attendance: 22,000
England  0–0  Macedonia
Report
Attendance: 72,062
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Croatia  7–0  Andorra
Petrić Goal 12'37'48'50'
Klasnić Goal 58'
Balaban Goal 62'
Modrić Goal 83'
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Andorra  0–3  Macedonia
Report Pandev Goal 13'
Noveski Goal 16'
Naumoski Goal 31'
Russia  2–0  Estonia
Pogrebnyak Goal 78'
Sychev Goal 90'
Report
Croatia  2–0  England
Eduardo Goal 61'
G. Neville Goal 68' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 38,000

Macedonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov Goal 18'
Arshavin Goal 32'
Attendance: 16,000
Israel  3–4  Croatia
Colautti Goal 8'89'
Benayoun Goal 68'
Report Srna Goal 35' (pen.)
Eduardo Goal 39'54'72'

Estonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov Goal 66'
Kerzhakov Goal 78'
Attendance: 11,000
Israel  0–0  England
Report
Croatia  2–1  Macedonia
Srna Goal 58'
Eduardo Goal 88'
Report Sedloski Goal 36'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel  4–0  Estonia
Tal Goal 19'
Colautti Goal 29'
Sahar Goal 77'80'
Report
Attendance: 23,658
Andorra  0–3  England
Report Gerrard Goal 54'76'
Nugent Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 12,800

Estonia  0–1  Croatia
Report Eduardo Goal 32'
Attendance: 10,000
Russia  4–0  Andorra
Kerzhakov Goal 8'16'49'
Sychev Goal 71'
Report
Macedonia  1–2  Israel
Stojkov Goal 13' Report Yitzhaki Goal 11'
Colautti Goal 44'
Attendance: 15,000

Andorra  0–2  Israel
Report Tamuz Goal 37'
Colautti Goal 53'
Croatia  0–0  Russia
Report
Attendance: 38,000
Estonia  0–3  England
Report J. Cole Goal 37'
Crouch Goal 54'
Owen Goal 62'
Attendance: 11,000

Estonia  2–1  Andorra
Piiroja Goal 34'
Zelinski Goal 90+2'
Report Silva Goal 87'
Attendance: 10,000

Russia  3–0  Macedonia
V. Berezutski Goal 8'
Arshavin Goal 84'
Kerzhakov Goal 88'
Report
Attendance: 26,000
England  3–0  Israel
Wright-Phillips Goal 20'
Owen Goal 49'
Richards Goal 66'
Report
Attendance: 85,372
Croatia  2–0  Estonia
Eduardo Goal 39'45+1' Report

Andorra  0–6  Croatia
Report Srna Goal 34'
Petrić Goal 38'44'
Kranjčar Goal 49'
Eduardo Goal 55'
Rakitić Goal 64'
Macedonia  1–1  Estonia
Maznov Goal 30' Report Piiroja Goal 17'
Attendance: 5,000
England  3–0  Russia
Owen Goal 7'31'
Ferdinand Goal 84'
Report
Attendance: 86,106

England  3–0  Estonia
Wright-Phillips Goal 11'
Rooney Goal 32'
Rähn Goal 33' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 86,665
Croatia  1–0  Israel
Eduardo Goal 52' Report
Attendance: 32,000

Russia  2–1  England
Pavlyuchenko Goal 69' (pen.)73' Report Rooney Goal 29'
Attendance: 84,700
Macedonia  3–0  Andorra
Naumoski Goal 30'
Sedloski Goal 44'
Pandev Goal 59'
Report

Andorra  0–2  Estonia
Report Oper Goal 31'
Lindpere Goal 60'
Israel  2–1  Russia
Barda Goal 10'
Golan Goal 90+2'
Report Bilyaletdinov Goal 61'
Attendance: 27,563
Macedonia  2–0  Croatia
Maznov Goal 71'
Naumoski Goal 83'
Report
Attendance: 18,000

Israel  1–0  Macedonia
Barda Goal 35' Report
Attendance: 2,736
Andorra  0–1  Russia
Report Sychev Goal 39'
England  2–3  Croatia
Lampard Goal 56' (pen.)
Crouch Goal 65'
Report Kranjčar Goal 8'
Olić Goal 14'
Petrić Goal 77'
Attendance: 88,091

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 Andrey 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. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2006. 

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