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These are the statistics for the Euro 2008 in Austria/Switzerland.

Contents

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

ScoringEdit

AttendanceEdit

  • Overall attendance: 1,140,902
  • Average attendance per match: 36,308

Wins and lossesEdit

DisciplineEdit

Sanctions against foul play at UEFA Euro 2008 are in the first instance the responsibility of the referee, but when he deems it necessary to give a caution, or dismiss a player, UEFA keeps a record and may enforce a suspension. Referee decisions are generally seen as final. However, UEFA's disciplanary committee may additionally penalise players for offences unpunished by the referee.

OverviewEdit

Red cardsEdit

A player receiving a red card is automatically suspended for the next match. A longer suspension is possible if the UEFA disciplinary committee judges the offence as warranting it. In keeping with the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) and UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (UDR), UEFA does not allow for appeals of red cards except in the case of mistaken identity. The FDC further stipulates that if a player is sent off during his team's final Euro 2008 match, the suspension carries over to his team's next competitive international(s).[2] For Euro 2008 these would be the qualification matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Any player who was suspended due to a red card that was earned in Euro 2008 qualifying is required to serve the balance of any suspension unserved by the end of qualifying either in the Euro 2008 finals (for any player on a team that qualified, whether he is selected to the final squad or not) or in World Cup qualifying (for players on teams that did not qualify). This provision affected Russian captain Andrei Arshavin who missed his team's first two group matches after getting sent off in Russia's final Euro 2008 qualifier.

Yellow cardsEdit

Any player receiving a single yellow card during two of the three group stage matches plus the quarter-final match is suspended for the next match. A single yellow card does not carry over to the semi-finals. This means that no player will be suspended for final unless he gets sent off in semi-final or he is serving a longer suspension for an earlier incident. Suspensions due to yellow cards will not carry over to the World Cup qualifiers.[3][4] Yellow cards and any related suspensions earned in the Euro 2008 qualifiers are neither counted nor enforced in the final tournament.[5]

In the event a player is sent off for two bookable offences, only the red card is counted for disciplinary purposes. However, in the event a player receives a direct red card after being booked in the same match, then both cards are counted. If the player was already facing a suspension for two tournament bookings when he was sent off, this would result in separate suspensions that would be served consecutively. The one match ban for the yellow cards would be served first unless the player's team is eliminated in the match in which he was sent off. If the player's team is eliminated in the match in which he was serving his ban for the yellow cards, then the ban for the sending off would be carried over to the World Cup qualifiers.

Additional punishmentEdit

For serious transgressions, a longer suspension may be handed down at the discretion of the UEFA disciplinary committee. The disciplinary committee is also charged with reviewing any incidents that were missed by the officials and can award administrative red cards and suspensions accordingly. However, just as appeals of red cards are not considered, the disciplinary committee is also not allowed to review transgressions that were already punished by the referee with something less than a red card. For example, if a player is booked but not sent off for a dangerous tackle, the disciplinary committee cannot subsequently deem the challenge to be violent conduct and then upgrade the card to a red. However, if the same player then spits at the opponent but is still not sent off, then the referee's report would be unlikely to mention this automatic red card offence. Video evidence of the spitting incident could then be independently reviewed.

Unlike the rules in many domestic competitions, there is no particular category of red card offence that automatically results in a multi-game suspension. In general however, extended bans are only assessed for red cards given for serious foul play, violent conduct, spitting or perhaps foul and abusive language. Also, unlike many sets of domestic rules second and subsequent red cards also do not automatically incur an extended ban, although a player's past disciplinary record (including prior competition) might be considered by the disciplinary committee when punishing him. As a rule, only automatic red card offenses are considered for longer bans. A player who gets sent off for picking up two yellow cards in the same match will not have his automatic one-match ban extended by UEFA on account of what he did to get the second booking, because the referee has deemed him as not to have committed an automatic red card offense.

If UEFA suspends a player after his team's elimination from the tournament, or for more games than the team ends up playing without him prior to the final or their elimination (whichever comes first), then the remaining suspension must be served during World Cup qualifying. For a particularly grave offence UEFA has the power to impose a lengthy ban against the offender.

Disciplinary statisticsEdit

By individualEdit

Red cardsEdit

Three red cards were shown over the course of the tournament's 31 matches, an average of 0.097 red cards per match.

1 red card

Yellow cardsEdit

121 yellow cards were shown over the course of the tournament's 31 matches, an average of 3.90 yellow cards per match

By refereeEdit

Referee Matches   Red   Yellow Red Cards
  Ľuboš Micheľ 3 1 16 1 straight red
  Peter Fröjdfeldt 3 1 16 1 straight red
  Frank De Bleeckere 3 1 13 1 straight red
  Roberto Rosetti 4 0 15
  Howard Webb 2 0 10
  Herbert Fandel 3 0 10
  Konrad Plautz 2 0 8
  Tom Henning Øvrebø 2 0 8
  Manuel Mejuto González 2 0 7
  Kyros Vassaras 2 0 6
  Pieter Vink 2 0 6
  Massimo Busacca 3 0 5

By teamEdit

Last updated after Russia-Spain on 26 June 2008.

Team Matches   Red   Yellow Red Cards Suspensions
  Turkey 5 1 15 V. Demirel vs Czech Republic
violent conduct
M. Aurélio vs Croatia
E. Aşık vs Germany
V. Demirel vs Croatia
V. Demirel vs Germany
Tuncay vs Germany
A. Turan vs Germany
  France 3 1 7 E. Abidal vs Italy
professional foul
E. Abidal vs Austria (WCQ)
  Germany 6 1 7 B. Schweinsteiger vs Croatia
violent conduct
J. Löw (coach) vs Portugal
B. Schweinsteiger vs Austria
  Russia 5 0 10 A. Arshavin[6] vs Spain (group stage)
A. Arshavin[6] vs Greece
D. Kolodin vs Spain (semi-final)
D. Torbinski vs Spain (semi-final)
  Austria 3 0 8 S. Prödl vs Germany
  Greece 3 0 8
   Switzerland 3 0 8
  Italy 4 0 8 G. Gattuso vs Spain
A. Pirlo vs Spain
  Portugal 4 0 8
  Spain 6 0 8
  Poland 3 0 7
  Romania 3 0 7 D. Goian vs Netherlands
  Croatia 4 0 7
  Netherlands 4 0 5
  Czech Republic 3 0 4
  Sweden 3 0 3

Clean sheetsEdit

Penalty kicksEdit

Not counting penalty shoot-outs, there were five penalty kicks awarded during the tournament. For the first time since tournament expansion for Euro 96, no penalties were awarded during the knockout phase. Romanian Adrian Mutu provided the sole penalty miss, late in the match against world champions Italy; had he scored and Romania held on for the win, the Italians would have been knocked out.

Scored
Missed

Overall statisticsEdit

In the following tables:

  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • Pts = total points accumulated (teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss)
  • APts = average points per game
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • AGF = average goals scored per game
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • AGA = average goals conceded per game
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)
  • CS = clean sheets
  • ACS = average clean sheets
  • YC = yellow cards
  • AYC = average yellow cards
  • RC = red cards
  • ARC = average red cards

Italics indicates that the nation is a host nation BOLD indicates that this nation has the highest

Matches decided by penalty-kicks in the knockout phase are considered as Draw.

Nation Pld W D L Pts APts GF AGF GA AGA GD CS ACS YC AYC RC ARC
  Austria 3 0 1 2 1 0.33 1 0.33 3 1.00 -2 0 0.00 8 2.66 0 0.00
  Croatia 4 3 1 0 10 2.50 5 1.25 2 0.50 +3 2 0.50 6 1.50 0 0.00
  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 1.00 4 1.33 6 2.00 -2 1 0.33 4 1.33 0 0.00
  France 3 0 1 2 1 0.33 1 0.33 6 2.00 -4 1 0.33 7 2.33 1 0.33
  Germany 6 4 0 2 12 2.00 10 1.66 7 1.16 +3 2 0.33 7 1.16 1 0.16
  Greece 3 0 0 3 0 0.00 1 0.33 6 2.00 -5 0 0.00 8 2.66 0 0.00
  Italy 4 1 2 1 5 1.25 3 0.75 4 1.00 -2 2 0.50 9 2.25 0 0.00
  Netherlands 4 3 0 1 9 2.25 10 2.50 4 1.00 +6 2 0.50 5 1.25 0 0.00
  Poland 3 0 1 2 1 0.33 1 0.33 4 1.33 -2 0 0.00 8 2.66 0 0.00
  Portugal 4 2 0 2 6 1.50 7 1.75 6 1.50 +1 1 0.25 8 2.00 0 0.00
  Romania 3 0 2 1 2 0.66 1 0.33 3 1.00 -3 1 0.33 7 2.33 0 0.00
  Russia 5 3 0 2 9 1.80 7 1.40 8 1.60 -1 2 0.40 10 2.00 0 0.00
  Spain 6 5 1 0 16 2.67 12 2.00 3 0.50 +9 3 0.50 8 1.33 0 0.00
  Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 1.00 3 1.00 4 1.33 -1 1 0.33 3 1.00 0 0.00
   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 1.00 3 1.00 3 1.00 0 1 0.33 8 2.66 0 0.00
  Turkey 5 2 1 2 7 1.40 8 1.60 9 1.80 -1 0 0.00 16 3.20 1 0.20
Total 31 26 5 26 88 2.84 77 2.48 77 2.48 0 19 0.61 122 3.94 3 0.10

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Baroš was booked on the substitutes bench, despite not playing any part in the match

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spain dominate Team of the Tournament". Union of European Football Associations. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  2. ^ Article 38.2 f) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code
  3. ^ Article 20.04 of the UEFA Euro 2008 Tournament Regulations
  4. ^ Article 38.4 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code
  5. ^ Article 20.03 of the UEFA Euro 2008 Tournament Regulations
  6. ^ a b Arshavin was banned from Russia's first two group stage matches due to a sending off against Andorra in Euro 2008 qualifying."Andrei Arshavin to miss Spain, Greece". footballaccess.com. 2007-12-13.