2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

The final tournament of the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was the 24th UEFA European Under-19 Championship, UEFA's premier competition for players under the age of 19. The tournament was held in the Czech Republic with matches played from 14 July to 26 July 2008. Players born after 1 January 1989 were eligible to participate in this competition. The top three teams in each group qualified for the 2009 U-20 World Cup.

2008 UEFA Under-19 Championship
Mistrovství Evropy ve fotbale hráčů do 19 let 2008
Tournament details
Host countryCzech Republic
Dates14 July – 26 July
Teams8
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored37 (2.47 per match)
Top scorer(s)Czech Republic Tomáš Necid (4 goals)
Best player(s)Germany Lars Bender
Germany Sven Bender[1]
2007
2009

QualificationEdit

Qualification for the final tournament was played over two stages. The first qualifying stage divided the remaining 52 UEFA nations (minus the hosts, the Czech Republic) into 13 groups of four teams. Matches in the first stage were played from 24 September 2007 to 15 November 2007. The top two teams in each group and the two best third-placed teams then qualified for the elite qualifying stage, where the 28 teams were divided into seven groups of four. Matches in the elite qualifying stage were played from 1 March 2008 to 31 May 2008, when the top team from each group advanced to the final tournament.

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

SquadsEdit

For the complete list of players, see 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squads

Final group stageEdit

The groups were drawn on 1 June 2008 in Prague by the first vice-chairman of the UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee, Jim Boyce, and senior Czech internationals Petr Čech and Martin Fenin.[2]

In the following tables:

Key: Pld Matches played, W Won, D Drawn, L Lost, GF Goals for, GA Goals against, GD Goal Difference, Pts Points

Team qualified for the Semi-Final

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Spain 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3
  Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Bulgaria  0–1  Hungary
Report Németh   10'
Germany  2–1  Spain
Sukuta-Pasu   7'
Toprak   56'
Report Alba   66'

Spain  0–1  Hungary
Report Nagy   71'
Germany  3–0  Bulgaria
Diekmeier   16'
Nsereko   43'
L. Bender   56'
Report

Hungary  1–2  Germany
Simon   74' Report Reinartz   36'
Risse   76'
Spain  4–0  Bulgaria
Aarón   14'
Nsue   17'52'
Mérida   64'
Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  England 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Greece 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Greece  1–1  Italy
Pavlis   23' Report Paloschi   90' (pen.)

Czech Republic  0–0  Greece
Report

Italy  4–3  Czech Republic
Poli   22'79'
Bonaventura   56'
Paloschi   72' (pen.)
Report Necid   23'
Morávek   58'86'
England  3–0  Greece
Mee   48'
Sears   68' (pen.)
Sturridge   85'
Report

Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 July – Mladá Boleslav
 
 
  Germany (aet)2
 
26 July – Jablonec nad Nisou
 
  Czech Republic1
 
  Germany3
 
23 July – Plzeň
 
  Italy1
 
  Italy1
 
 
  Hungary0
 

Semi-finalsEdit


Germany  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Risse   17'
Sukuta-Pasu   119'
Report Necid   24'

FinalEdit

Germany  3–1  Italy
L. Bender   24'
Sukuta-Pasu   61'
Gebhart   80'
Report Garibaldi   78'


 2008 UEFA U-19 European Champions 
 
Germany
Second title

GoalscorersEdit

Countries to participate in 2009 FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Team of the tournamentEdit

After the final, the UEFA technical team selected 22 players to integrate the "team of the tournament".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008: Lars & Sven Bender". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ Spain steeled for Germany test UEFA.com
  3. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match3.asp
  4. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match2.asp
  5. ^ http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-19/statistiky/viewstat2.asp?page=/nat/19/2008/match4.asp
  6. ^ "Technical Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 25. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

External linksEdit