UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group E

In Group E of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament, Croatia secured qualification to the finals on 17 November 2007 following Israel's 2–1 win against Russia, becoming the seventh team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so. Russia secured qualification to the tournament finals on 21 November 2007 following a 1–0 win against Andorra, and Croatia's 3–2 win against England, becoming the fourteenth and last team in the whole of the qualification stage to do so.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification              
1   Croatia 12 9 2 1 28 8 +20 29 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 7–0
2   Russia 12 7 3 2 18 7 +11 24 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0
3   England 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 23[a] 2–3 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 5–0
4   Israel 12 7 2 3 20 12 +8 23[a] 3–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 4–1
5   Macedonia 12 4 2 6 12 12 0 14 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0
6   Estonia 12 2 1 9 5 21 −16 7 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–1
7   Andorra 12 0 0 12 2 42 −40 0 0–6 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: England 4, Israel 1.

MatchesEdit

Group E fixtures were negotiated at a meeting between the participants in Nyon, Switzerland, on 3 March 2006.


Estonia  0–1  Macedonia
Report Sedloski   73'

England  5–0  Andorra
Crouch   5'66'
Gerrard   13'
Defoe   38'47'
Report
Attendance: 56,290
Estonia  0–1  Israel
Report Colautti   8'
Attendance: 7,800

Russia  0–0  Croatia
Report
Israel  4–1  Andorra
Benayoun   9'
Ben-Shushan   11'
Gershon   43' (pen.)
Tamuz   69'
Report Fernandez   84'
Macedonia  0–1  England
Report Crouch   46'
Attendance: 16,500

Russia  1–1  Israel
Arshavin   5' Report Ben-Shushan   84'
Attendance: 22,000
England  0–0  Macedonia
Report
Attendance: 72,062
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Croatia  7–0  Andorra
Petrić   12'37'48'50'
Klasnić   58'
Balaban   62'
Modrić   83'
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Andorra  0–3  Macedonia
Report Pandev   13'
Noveski   16'
Naumoski   31'
Russia  2–0  Estonia
Pogrebnyak   78'
Sychev   90'
Report
Croatia  2–0  England
Eduardo   61'
G. Neville   68' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 38,000

Macedonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov   18'
Arshavin   32'
Attendance: 16,000
Israel  3–4  Croatia
Colautti   8'89'
Benayoun   68'
Report Srna   35' (pen.)
Eduardo   39'54'72'

Estonia  0–2  Russia
Report Bystrov   66'
Kerzhakov   78'
Attendance: 11,000
Israel  0–0  England
Report
Croatia  2–1  Macedonia
Srna   58'
Eduardo   88'
Report Sedloski   36'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel  4–0  Estonia
Tal   19'
Colautti   29'
Sahar   77'80'
Report
Attendance: 23,658
Andorra  0–3  England
Report Gerrard   54'76'
Nugent   90+2'
Attendance: 12,800

Estonia  0–1  Croatia
Report Eduardo   32'
Attendance: 10,000
Russia  4–0  Andorra
Kerzhakov   8'16'49'
Sychev   71'
Report
Macedonia  1–2  Israel
Stojkov   13' Report Yitzhaki   11'
Colautti   44'
Attendance: 15,000

Andorra  0–2  Israel
Report Tamuz   37'
Colautti   53'
Croatia  0–0  Russia
Report
Attendance: 38,000
Estonia  0–3  England
Report J. Cole   37'
Crouch   54'
Owen   62'
Attendance: 11,000

Estonia  2–1  Andorra
Piiroja   34'
Zelinski   90+2'
Report Silva   87'

Russia  3–0  Macedonia
V. Berezutski   8'
Arshavin   84'
Kerzhakov   88'
Report
England  3–0  Israel
Wright-Phillips   20'
Owen   49'
Richards   66'
Report
Attendance: 85,372
Croatia  2–0  Estonia
Eduardo   39'45+1' Report

Andorra  0–6  Croatia
Report Srna   34'
Petrić   38'44'
Kranjčar   49'
Eduardo   55'
Rakitić   64'
Macedonia  1–1  Estonia
Maznov   30' Report Piiroja   17'
England  3–0  Russia
Owen   7'31'
Ferdinand   84'
Report
Attendance: 86,106

England  3–0  Estonia
Wright-Phillips   11'
Rooney   32'
Rähn   33' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 86,665
Croatia  1–0  Israel
Eduardo   52' Report
Attendance: 32,000

Russia  2–1  England
Pavlyuchenko   69' (pen.)73' Report Rooney   29'
Attendance: 84,700
Macedonia  3–0  Andorra
Naumoski   30'
Sedloski   44'
Pandev   59'
Report

Andorra  0–2  Estonia
Report Oper   31'
Lindpere   60'
Israel  2–1  Russia
Barda   10'
Golan   90+2'
Report Bilyaletdinov   61'
Attendance: 27,563
Macedonia  2–0  Croatia
Maznov   71'
Naumoski   83'
Report

Israel  1–0  Macedonia
Barda   35' Report
Andorra  0–1  Russia
Report Sychev   39'
England  2–3  Croatia
Lampard   56' (pen.)
Crouch   65'
Report Kranjčar   8'
Olić   14'
Petrić   77'
Attendance: 88,091

GoalscorersEdit

There were 109 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 2.6 goals per match.

10 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Due to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, UEFA ordered that no matches in its competitions could be held in Israel until further notice. UEFA was scheduled to reconsider its ban on 14 September.
    "UEFA to reconsider ban on soccer games played in Israel". Haaretz. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2006.
  2. ^ On 15 September, UEFA lifted its ban on matches in Israel, returning to its previous policy of restricting Israel home matches to the Tel Aviv area. Israel's national stadium in Ramat Gan is within the allowed area.
    "UEFA lifts Israel match ban". UEFA. 15 September 2006. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2006.

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