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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.

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

QualificationEdit

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 teamsEdit

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

SquadsEdit

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

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

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   40+1'42'
Turkey  3–0  Netherlands
Karataş   11'
Albayrak   71'
Demir   80+1'
(Report)

Turkey  1–0  Scotland
Yollu   13' (Report)

Group BEdit

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   65'
Lacazette   80+3'
(Report) Murphy   32'
Spain  2–0   Switzerland
S. García   52'61' (Report)

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

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

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit


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

FinalEdit

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

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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