2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
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 to 16 May 2008. Players born after 1 January 1991 were eligible to participate in this competition.
|2008 Avrupa 17 Yaş Altı Futbol Şampiyonası|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Spain (8th title)|
|Goals scored||36 (2.4 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Yannis Tafer (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Danijel Aleksić|
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.
|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|
|(Report)||Aleksić 40+1', 42'|
Van Rhijn 46'
|Republic of Ireland||3||0||0||3||2||6||−4||0|
|France||2–1||Republic of Ireland|
|S. García 52', 61'||(Report)|
|Republic of Ireland||0–1||Switzerland|
|(Report)||Gunning 49' (o.g.)|
|(Report)||Thiago 31', 67'
|(Report)||Tafer 33', 51'|
|Republic of Ireland||1–3||Spain|
|Hourihane 15'||(Report)||Rochina 47', 56'
|Kayalı 31'||(Report)||Kolodziejczak 69'|
S. García 46'
Thiago 63' (pen.)
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Golden Player: Danijel Aleksić
- Best Goalkeeper: Vilson Caković
- ^ 2008: Danijel Aleksić in UEFA.com
- ^ , uefa.com, accessed 12 May 2014.