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The beginning of the match between Sweden and Spain.

Group D of UEFA Euro 2008 is one of four groups of competing nations at UEFA Euro 2008. The first round of matches were played on 10 June, with the final round scheduled for 18 June. All six group matches were played at venues in Austria, in Innsbruck and Salzburg. The group is composed of UEFA Euro 2004 winners and reigning Champions Greece, as well as Sweden, Spain and Russia. Greece, Spain and Russia had all been drawn together in the same group in the previous European Championship.

Following a 4–1 win over Russia in their first game, Spain secured top spot in the group with a 2–1 win over Sweden in their second. Their qualification for the quarter-finals was assured after Russia beat Greece later that day, condemning the title holders to the bottom position in the group. The second quarter-final spot was to be decided by the match between Sweden and Russia, with Sweden only needing to avoid defeat to go through. However, Russia scored a goal in each half to beat Sweden 2–0 and qualify for the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, despite going behind towards the end of the first half, Spain scored two second half goals, one coming three minutes before full time, to become the third team in the tournament to qualify for the quarter-finals with a 100% group stage record.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
UEFA Rankings FIFA Rankings
June 2008
November 2007[nb 1] May 2008[nb 2]
D1   Greece 1 Group C winner 17 October 2007 3rd 2004 Winners (2004) 11 9 8
D2   Sweden 2 Group F runner-up 21 November 2007 4th 2004 Semi-finals (1992) 5 10 30
D3   Spain 3 Group F winner 17 November 2007 8th 2004 Winners (1964) 9 8 4
D4   Russia[nb 3] 4 Group E runner-up 21 November 2007 9th 2004 Winners (1960) 15 15 24
Notes
  1. ^ The UEFA rankings of November 2007 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ UEFA unveiled a new ranking system in May 2008 based on results up to November 2007.
  3. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase
2   Russia 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3   Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4   Greece 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the quarter-finals,

  • The winner of Group D, Spain, advanced to play the runner-up of Group C, Italy.
  • The runner-up of Group D, Russia, advanced to play the winner of Group C, Netherlands.

MatchesEdit

Spain vs RussiaEdit

Spain  4–1  Russia
Report
Attendance: 30,772[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[2]
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 5 Carles Puyol
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 21 David Silva   77'
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi
LM 6 Andrés Iniesta   63'
CF 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres   54'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas   54'
MF 12 Santi Cazorla   63'
MF 14 Xabi Alonso   77'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
 
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 14 Roman Shirokov
CB 8 Denis Kolodin
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)
CM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov   58'
RW 21 Dmitri Sychev   46'
LW 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko
Substitutions:
MF 23 Vladimir Bystrov   46'   70'
MF 7 Dmitri Torbinski   58'
FW 6 Roman Adamov   70'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
David Villa (Spain)[1]

Assistant referees:
Egon Bereuter (Austria)
Markus Mayr (Austria)
Fourth official:
Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland)

Greece vs SwedenEdit

Greece  0–2  Sweden
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[4]
GK 1 Antonios Nikopolidis
RB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis   51'
CB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 19 Paraskevas Antzas
CB 5 Traianos Dellas   70'
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis   61'
RM 9 Angelos Charisteas   1'
CM 6 Angelos Basinas (c)
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas   46'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Georgios Samaras   46'
FW 20 Ioannis Amanatidis   70'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel
 
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 7 Niclas Alexandersson   74'
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Petter Hansson
LB 2 Mikael Nilsson
DM 8 Anders Svensson
RM 21 Christian Wilhelmsson   78'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg (c)
AM 19 Daniel Andersson
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović   71'
CF 17 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
FW 11 Johan Elmander   71'
DF 5 Fredrik Stoor   74'
FW 22 Markus Rosenberg   78'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)[3]

Assistant referees:
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Stéphane Cuhat (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Sweden vs SpainEdit

Sweden  1–2  Spain
Report
Attendance: 30,772[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[6]
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson
RB 5 Fredrik Stoor
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Petter Hansson
LB 2 Mikael Nilsson
RM 11 Johan Elmander   79'
CM 19 Daniel Andersson
CM 8 Anders Svensson   55'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg (c)
CF 17 Henrik Larsson   87'
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović   46'
Substitutions:
FW 22 Markus Rosenberg   46'
MF 18 Sebastian Larsson   79'
MF 16 Kim Källström   87'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck
 
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena   53'
CB 5 Carles Puyol   24'
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta   59'
CM 19 Marcos Senna
CM 8 Xavi   59'
LM 21 David Silva
CF 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres
Substitutions:
DF 2 Raúl Albiol   24'
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas   59'
MF 12 Santi Cazorla   59'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
David Villa (Spain)[5]

Assistant referees:
Adriaan Inia (Netherlands)
Hans ten Hoove (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Greece vs RussiaEdit

Greece  0–1  Russia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[8]
GK 1 Antonios Nikopolidis
RB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis   40'
CB 5 Traianos Dellas
CB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
RM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
CM 6 Angelos Basinas (c)
LM 3 Christos Patsatzoglou
AM 9 Angelos Charisteas
AM 20 Ioannis Amanatidis   80'
CF 23 Nikos Liberopoulos   58'   61'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Giorgos Karagounis   42'   40'
FW 17 Theofanis Gekas   61'
MF 8 Stelios Giannakopoulos   80'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel
 
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 8 Denis Kolodin
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov   87'
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)
RM 7 Dmitri Torbinski   84'
CM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov
LM 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov   70'
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ivan Saenko   77'   70'
DF 2 Vasili Berezutski   87'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink

Man of the Match:
Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)[7]

Assistant referees:
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Greece vs SpainEdit

Greece  1–2  Spain
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[10]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[10]
GK 1 Antonios Nikopolidis (c)
RB 11 Loukas Vyntra   90+1'
CB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos   62'
CB 5 Traianos Dellas
LB 4 Nikos Spiropoulos
CM 6 Angelos Basinas   72'
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
RW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis   86'
AM 10 Giorgos Karagounis   34'   74'
LW 20 Ioannis Amanatidis
CF 9 Angelos Charisteas
Substitutions:
DF 19 Paraskevas Antzas   62'
MF 22 Alexandros Tziolis   74'
MF 8 Stelios Giannakopoulos   86'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel
 
GK 23 Pepe Reina
RB 18 Álvaro Arbeloa   45'
CB 2 Raúl Albiol
CB 20 Juanito
LB 3 Fernando Navarro
CM 22 Rubén de la Red
CM 14 Xabi Alonso (c)
RW 16 Sergio García
AM 10 Cesc Fàbregas
LW 6 Andrés Iniesta   58'
CF 17 Dani Güiza   41'
Substitutions:
MF 12 Santi Cazorla   58'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Xabi Alonso (Spain)[9]

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)

Russia vs SwedenEdit

Russia  2–0  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 30,772[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden[12]
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Aleksandr Anyukov
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 8 Denis Kolodin   76'
LB 18 Yuri Zhirkov
DM 11 Sergei Semak (c)   57'
RM 17 Konstantin Zyryanov
CM 20 Igor Semshov
LM 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov   66'
SS 10 Andrey Arshavin   65'
CF 19 Roman Pavlyuchenko   90'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ivan Saenko   66'
MF 23 Vladimir Bystrov   90'
Manager:
  Guus Hiddink
 
GK 1 Andreas Isaksson   10'
RB 5 Fredrik Stoor
CB 3 Olof Mellberg
CB 4 Petter Hansson
LB 2 Mikael Nilsson   79'
RM 11 Johan Elmander   49'
CM 19 Daniel Andersson   56'
CM 8 Anders Svensson
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg (c)
CF 17 Henrik Larsson
CF 10 Zlatan Ibrahimović
Substitutions:
MF 16 Kim Källström   56'
FW 20 Marcus Allbäck   79'
Manager:
Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Andrei Arshavin (Russia)[11]

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Alex Verstraeten (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Full-time Spain-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Spain-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Full-time Greece-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Greece-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Full-time report Sweden-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Sweden-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Greece-Russia" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Full-time report Greece-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Greece-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Full-time report Russia-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Team Line-ups – Group D – Russia-Sweden" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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