Quick facts for kids
UEFA Euro 2008
||7 June – 29 June
||8 (in 8 host cities)
|| Spain (2nd title)
||77 (2.48 per match)
||1,140,902 (36,803 per match)
|| David Villa (4 goals)
The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (or the Euro 2008) was the 13th UEFA European Championships. It was hosted by Austria and Switzerland during June 7 and June 29, 2008. The winners were Spain, defeating Germany 1-0. Spain was also the first team since Germany in 1996, to win undefeated.
Greece, the UEFA Euro 2004 champions, recorded the worst finish in the UEFA Euro 2008. They got the least amount of money, and no points for the Group Stage.
- Teams highlighted in green qualified for the finals.
The teams that qualified were:
- Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.
Images for kids
The Spanish football team touring Madrid as champions
Performance of the participating countries during Euro 2008
Spain midfielder Xavi was selected as the Player of the Tournament.
A large model of the adidas Europass prior to the final between Germany and Spain