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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Euro 2008 Football Tournament Schedule

If you are interested to get the live score and updates of Germany vs Spain Final match of Euro 2008, then visit the following link:

Germany vs Spain: Live Score and Updates

To get live score of Spain vs Russia Match, follow this link:

Russia vs Spain: Live Score and Updates

If you are interested to get the online live score and updates of Germany vs Turkey first semi final match then visit the following link:
Euro 2008: Germany-Turkey match Live Updates

If you are interested to get the online live score and updates of the Croatia vs Turkey first quarter final match of Euro 2008 then visit the following link:
Croatia vs Turkey Live Score and Updates

If you are interested to get the online live score and updates of the Germany vs Portugal first quarter final match of Euro 2008 then visit the following link:
Germany vs Portugal Live Score and Updates

If you want to get the online live score and updates of the France vs Italy and Netherlands vs Romania matches of Euro 2008, then visit the following two links:

Netherlands vs Romania Live Score and Updates

France vs Italy Live Score and Updates


Euro 2008 is going to be organized jointly by Austria and Switzerland. The tournament kicks off from 7 June 2008 with 16 teams participating in it. Austria and Switzerland have won automatic berth in the tournament as host countries, while 14 other participants of the 16-team tournament have come through the qualifying round to the Euro 2008 final. The 16 participating teams have been divided into four groups of four teams at the group stage. All the four teams of each of the groups will play against each other in a round robin league system and at the end the group stage top two teams from each group advance to the quarter final of Euro 2008. From the quarter final, the tournament follows knock out system- meaning the losing side of each of the matches will be eliminated form the tournament, while the winners will progress to the next stage. Here, I am giving the grouping of Euro 2008 tournament:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Switzerland

Austria

Netherlands

Greece

Czech Republic

Croatia

Italy

Sweden

Portugal

Germany

Romania

Spain

Turkey

Poland

France

Russia

Greece is the defending champion of the tournament as they outplayed host Portugal in the final of Euro 2004 to clinch the first ever major title in football. However, there are a number of favorites in the tournaments including Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain etc. In fact, Greece is not considered as that much favorite this time, even though they are the defending champions. Now, let us see who the favorites from each of the groups are.

Group A

In this group, Portugal and Czech Republic are favorites to progress to the knock out stage. Portugal is the runner up of the previous tournaments, while Czech Republic was one of the semi finalists of Euro 2004. However, Switzerland will try their best to capitalize on home condition as they are considered as a good side. Turkey is best known for their 2002 world cup success as they finished third in the tournament, but they could not reach the final tournament of Euro 2004. So, this time they will try to make it up, projecting some excellent performance in Euro 2008.

Group B

It seems to be the easiest group in the tournament with two debutant teams: host Austria and Poland. Germany and Croatia are the favorites from this group. Germany is the three times champions in the tournaments, while Croatia is going to have only third appearance in the tournament. However, the recent form of Croatia is excellent as they came to the final of Euro 2008 winning the Group E, the group England failed to win one of the top two spots. However, it is noteworthy that Poland finished atop the Group A of qualifying round leaving Poland in the second spot of the group. Host Austria may not have any big hope, but using the home advantage, Austria might cause an accident in the group stage.

Group C

This is considered as the ‘Group of Death’ in the presence of three tournament favorites: world champion Italy, world cup runner up France and Netherlands. The other member of the group is Romania, who finished the qualifying round becoming the champion of Group G, forcing Netherlands to finish second in group G. So, it is hard to predict that who are going to advance to the next round. However, Italy, France and Netherlands are the favorites from Group C.

Group D

I think, this group will see a stiff competition among the four teams for winning the top two positions of the group. Defending Champion Greece is in this group, alongside Spain, Sweden and Russia. Spain and Greece seem to be favorite in the group, but I think, in form Russia and Sweden have the ability to make it to the next round. Russia finished second to Croatia in the qualifying round, leaving England in the third place of the group. Sweden is also a strong side in Europe. Sweden reached the quarter final of Euro 2004. So, Group D is another hard group.

There are eight venues in the tournament: four in Austria and four in Switzerland. Here, I am giving the name of the stadiums, and the cities where the stadiums are located:

Country

City

Stadium

Capacity

Austria

Vienna

Ernst Happel

53,008

Salzburg

EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim

30,000

Klagenfurt

Wörthersee Stadion

32,000

Innsbruck

Tivoli-Neu Stadion

30,000

Switzerland

Basel

St. Jakob-Park

42,500

Berne

Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf

32,000

Geneva

Stade de Genève

32,000

Zurich

Letzigrund Stadion

30,000


Here, I am giving the schedule of Euro 2008 football tournament:

Stage

Date

Competing Teams

Venue

Group Stage

Grp. A

7 June 2008

Saturday

Switzerland vs Czech Republic

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Grp. A

Portugal vs Turkey

Stade de Genève, Geneva

Grp. B

8 June 2008

Sunday

Austria vs Croatia

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Grp. B

Germany vs Poland

Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt

Grp. C

9 June 2008

Monday

Romania vs France

Letzigrund Stadion, Zürich

Grp. C

Netherlands vs Italy

Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne

Grp. D

10 June 2008

Tuesday

Spain vs Russia

Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck

Grp. D

Greece vs Sweden

EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg

Grp. A

11 June 2008

Wednesday

Czech Republic vs Portugal

Stade de Genève, Geneva

Grp. A

Switzerland vs Turkey

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Grp. B

12 June 2008

Thursday

Croatia vs Germany

Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt

Grp. B

Austria vs Poland

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Grp. C

13 June 2008

Friday

Italy vs Romania

Letzigrund Stadion, Zürich

Grp. C

Netherlands vs France

Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne

Grp. D

14 June 2008

Saturday

Sweden vs Spain

Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck

Grp. D

Greece vs Russia

EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg

Grp. A

15 June 2008

Sunday

Switzerland vs Portugal

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Grp. A

Turkey vs Czech Republic

Stade de Genève, Geneva

Grp. B

16 June 2008

Monday

Poland vs Croatia

Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt

Grp. B

Austria vs Germany

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Grp. C

17 June 2008

Tuesday

Netherlands vs Romania

Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne

Grp. C

France vs Italy

Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich

Grp. D

18 June 2008

Wednesday

Greece vs Spain

EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg

Grp. D

Russia vs Sweden

Tivoli-Neu Stadion, Innsbruck

Quarter Final

QF 1

19 June 2008

Thursday

Germany vs Portugal

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

QF2

20 June 2008

Friday

Croatia vs Turkey

Ernst Happel, Vienna

QF3

21 June 2008

Saturday

Netherlands vs Russia

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

QF4

22 June 2008

Sunday

Italy vs Spain

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Semi Final

SF1

25 June 2008

Wednesday

Germany vs Turkey

St. Jakob-Park, Basel

SF2

26 June 2008

Thursday

Russia vs Spain

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Final


29 June 2008

Sunday

Germany vs Spain

Ernst Happel, Vienna

Related articles:

Euro 2008

Wikipedia


1 comment:

  1. I'm a big Holland fan so I hope they'll get through to the next round despite having to beat Italy and France!

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