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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 8

The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 8 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Italy, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia and Montenegro.

The group was won by Italy, who qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up the Republic of Ireland entered the UEFA play-off stage.

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StandingsEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 10 7 3 0 18 7 +11 24
  Republic of Ireland 10 4 6 0 12 8 +4 18
  Bulgaria 10 3 5 2 17 13 +4 14
  Cyprus 10 2 3 5 14 16 −2 9
  Montenegro 10 1 6 3 9 14 −5 9
  Georgia 10 0 3 7 7 19 −12 3
             
Bulgaria   2–0 6–2 0–0 4–1 1–1
Cyprus   4–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–2
Georgia   0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2
Italy   2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Montenegro   2–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0
Republic of Ireland   1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0


MatchesEdit

The representatives of the six federations met in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 January 2008 to decide on a fixture calendar.[1]


Georgia  1–2  Republic of Ireland
Kenia   90+2' Report Doyle   13'
Whelan   70'

Montenegro  2–2  Bulgaria
Vučinić   61'
Jovetić   82' (pen.)
Report S. Petrov   11'
Georgiev   90+2'
Attendance: 9,000

Cyprus  1–2  Italy
Aloneftis   28' Report Di Natale   8'90+2'

Montenegro  0–0  Republic of Ireland
Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sten Kaldma (Estonia)

Italy  2–0  Georgia
De Rossi   17'89' Report
Attendance: 27,164

Georgia  1–1  Cyprus
Kobiashvili   73' Report Konstantinou   66'

Bulgaria  0–0  Italy
Report

Georgia  0–0  Bulgaria
Report

Republic of Ireland  1–0  Cyprus
Keane   5' Report
Attendance: 55,833

Italy  2–1  Montenegro
Aquilani   8'29' Report Vučinić   19'
Attendance: 20,162

Republic of Ireland  2–1  Georgia
Keane   73' (pen.)78' Report Iashvili   1'
Attendance: 45,000

Cyprus  2–1  Georgia
Konstantinou   33'
Christofi   56'
Report Kobiashvili   71' (pen.)

Montenegro  0–2  Italy
Report Pirlo   11' (pen.)
Pazzini   73'
Attendance: 10,500

Republic of Ireland  1–1  Bulgaria
Dunne   1' Report Kilbane   74' (o.g.)
Attendance: 60,002
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Bulgaria  2–0  Cyprus
Popov   8'
Makriev   90+4'
Report

Georgia  0–0  Montenegro
Report

Italy  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Iaquinta   10' Report Keane   87'
Attendance: 48,000

Bulgaria  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Telkiyski   29' Report Dunne   24'

Cyprus  2–2  Montenegro
Konstantinou   13'
Michael   45' (pen.)
Report Damjanović   65'77'

Bulgaria  4–1  Montenegro
Kishishev   45+1'
Telkiyski   49'
Berbatov   83'
Domovchiyski   90+1'
Report Jovetić   9'

Georgia  0–2  Italy
Report Kaladze   56' (o.g.)66' (o.g.)

Cyprus  1–2  Republic of Ireland
Elia   30' Report Doyle   5'
Keane   83'
Attendance: 5,191

Montenegro  1–1  Cyprus
Vučinić   56' (pen.) Report Okkas   63'
Attendance: 4,000

Italy  2–0  Bulgaria
Grosso   11'
Iaquinta   40'
Report
Attendance: 26,122

Cyprus  4–1  Bulgaria
Charalambides   11'20'
Konstantinou   58'
Aloneftis   78'
Report Berbatov   44'

Montenegro  2–1  Georgia
Batak   13'
Delibašić   78'
Report Dvalishvili   45'
Attendance: 5,420

Republic of Ireland  2–2  Italy
Whelan   8'
St Ledger   87'
Report Camoranesi   26'
Gilardino   90'
Attendance: 70,670
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Bulgaria  6–2  Georgia
Berbatov   6'23'35'
M. Petrov   14'44'
Angelov   31'
Report Dvalishvili   34'
Kobiashvili   51' (pen.)

Italy  3–2  Cyprus
Gilardino   78'81'90+2' Report Makrides   12'
Michael   48'
Attendance: 15,009
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)

Republic of Ireland  0–0  Montenegro
Report
Attendance: 36,442

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Originally scheduled for Tbilisi, Georgia but moved to neutral venue due to the 2008 South Ossetia war. The original replacement venue was the Wildparkstadion in Karlsruhe, Germany, but the ground became unavailable, so it was moved to the Stadion am Bruchweg in Mainz.[2]

GoalscorersEdit

AttendancesEdit

Team Highest Lowest Average
  Bulgaria 45,000 700 22,432
  Cyprus 6,000 1,500 3,878
  Georgia 40,000 4,500 25,550
  Italy 48,000 15,009 27,291
  Montenegro 12,000 4,000 8,184
  Republic of Ireland 70,670 36,442 53,589

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup Group 8 Fixtures Announced". fai.ie. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Georgia-Republic of Ireland to take place in Mainz". FIFA.com. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2008.