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Finals Background

The thirteenth European Championship Finals were awarded to Austria~Switzerland on 18 April 2007 at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Cardiff, postponed from 8 December 2006.

 There were five initial representations bidding for the right to host the 2012 Tournament, however, on 8 November 2005, UEFA shortened that list to three following a series of votes. The separate bids from Turkey and Greece were the countries eliminated.

Poland-Ukraine won the only round of voting with eight of the twelve votes. Italy received four, whilst Croatia-Hungary received none

 

Background

50 UEFA national teams entered qualification, and fourteen teams qualified for the 2008 European Championship. The draw for the qualification groups was held at the European Championship Preliminary Draw in the Convention Centre, Montreux, on 27 January 2006.

52 teams entered, and took part.

Group E fixtures were determined on 3 March 2006 in Nyon.

 

UEFA Group E
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Croatia 12 9 2 1 28 8 +20 29
Russia 12 7 3 2 18 7 +11 24
England 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 23
Israel 12 7 2 3 20 12 +8 23
FYR Macedonia 12 4 2 6 12 12 =0 14
Estonia 12 2 1 9 5 21 -16 7
Andorra 12 0 0 12 2 42 -40 0
 Matches

16 August 2006

Estonia 0 FYR Macedonia 1 [0-0]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn
(7,500)
Sedloski

2 September 2006

England 5 Andorra 0 [3-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(56,290)
Crouch (2), Gerrard, Defoe (2)
Estonia 0 Israel 1 [0-1]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn
(7,800)
Colautti
6 September 2006
Russia 0 Croatia 0 [0-0]
Lokomotiv Stadion, Moskva
(27,500)
 
Israel 4 Andorra 1 [3-0]
Stadion De Goffert, Nijmegen, Netherlands
(none)
Benayoun, Ben Shushan, Gershon, Tamuz
Fernandez
FYR Macedonia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
(16,500)
Crouch
7 October 2006
Russia 1 Israel 1 [1-0]
Lokomotiv Stadion, Moskva
(22,000)
Arshavin
Ben Shushan
England 0 FYR Macedonia 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(72,062)
 
Croatia 7 Andorra 0 [2-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(15,000)
Petrić (4), Klasnić, Balaban, Modrić
11 October 2006
Andorra 0 FYR Macedonia 3 [0-3]
Estadio Comunal de Aixovall, Andorra La Vella
(300)
Pandev, Noveski, Naumoski
Croatia 2 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(38,000)
Eduardo, G.Neville OG
Russia 2 Estonia 0 [0-0]
Petrovsky Stadion, Sankt-Peterburg
(21,500)
Pogrebnyak, Sychev
15 November 2006
FYR Macedonia 0 Russia 2 [0-2]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
(16,000)
Bystrov, Arshavin
Israel 3 Croatia 4 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
(38,000)
Colautti (2), Benayoun
Srna (pen), Eduardo (3)
24 March 2007
Estonia 0 Russia 2 [0-0]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn (11,000)
Bystrov, Kerzhakov
Israel 0 England 0 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
(40,012)
 
Croatia 2 FYR Macedonia 1 [1-2]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(20,000)
Srna, Eduardo
Sedloski
28 March 2007
Israel 4 Estonia 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
(23,658)
Tal, Colautti, Sahar (2)
Andorra 0 England 3 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona
(12,800)
Gerrard (2), Nugent
2 June 2007
Russia 4 Andorra 0 [2-0]
Petrovsky Stadion, Sankt-Peterburg
(21,000)
Kerzhakov (3), Sychev
FYR Macedonia 1 Israel 2 [1-2]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje (15,000)
Stojkov
Yitzhaki, Colautti
Estonia 0 Croatia 1 [0-1]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn (10,000)
 
6 June 2007
Andorra 0 Israel 2 [0-1]
Estadio Comunal de Aixovall, Andorra La Vella
(680)
Tamuz, Colautti
Estonia 0 England 3 [0-1]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn
(11,000)
J.Cole, Owen, Crouch
Croatia 0 Russia 0 [0-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(38,000)
 
22 August 2007
Estonia 2 Andorra 1 [1-0]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn
(10,000)
Piiroja, Zelinski
Silva
8 September 2007
Croatia 2 Estonia 0 [2-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(20,000)
Eduardo (2)
England 3 Israel 0 [1-0]
National Stadium, Wembley, London
(85,372)
Wright-Phillips, Owen, Richards
Russia 3 FYR Macedonia 0 [1-0]
Lokomotiv Stadion, Moskva
(26,000)
V.Berezutskiy, Arshavin, Kerzhakov
12 September 2007
Andorra 0 Croatia 6 [0-3]
Estadio Comunal de Aixovall, Andorra La Vella
(200)
Srna, Petrić (2), Kranjčar, Eduardo, Rakitić
England 3 Russia 0 [2-0]
National Stadium, Wembley, London
(86,106)
Owen (2), Ferdinand
FYR Macedonia 1 Estonia 1 [1-1]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
(5,000)
Maznov
Piiroja
13 October 2007
England 3 Estonia 0 [3-0]
National Stadium, Wembley, London
(86,655)
Wright-Phillips, Rooney, Rähn OG
Croatia 1 Israel 0 [1-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
(32,000)
Eduardo
17 October 2007
FYR Macedonia 3 Andorra 0 [2-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
(20,000)
Naumoski, Sedloski, Pandev
Russia 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva (84,700)
Pavlyuchenko (2 (1 pen))
Rooney
17 November 2007
Andorra 0 Estonia 2 [0-1]
Estadio Comunal de Aixovall, Andorra La Vella
(200)
Oper, Lindpere
Israel 2 Russia 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
(27,563)
Barda, Golan
Bilyaletdinov
FYR Macedonia 2 Croatia 0 [0-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
(18,000)
Maznov, Naumoski
21 November 2007
Israel 1 FYR Macedonia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
(20,000)
Barda
Andorra 0 Russia 1 [0-0]
Estadio Comunal de Aixovall, Andorra La Vella (84,700)
Sychev
England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
National Stadium, Wembley, London
(88,091)
Lampard (pen), Crouch
Kranjčar, Olić, Petrić
 
 

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