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UEFA Euro Under-17 Football Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Turkey
Dates 4 May – 16 May
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (8th title)
Runner-up  France
Third place  Turkey
 Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 36 (2.4 per match)
Top scorer(s) France Yannis Tafer (4 goals)

The final tournament of the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship was the 26th UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, UEFA's premier football tournament for players under the age of 17. The tournament was held in Turkey from 4 May to 16 May 2008. Players born after 1 January 1991 were eligible to participate in this competition.

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Qualification

Two rounds of qualifying were held in order to determine the seven teams to join the hosts, Turkey, at the final tournament. The qualifying round, held from 14 September to 28 October 2007, divided the 52 remaining UEFA nations into 13 groups of four. At the end of the qualifying round, the top two teams in each group and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the elite round. The elite round, held from 13 March to 31 March 2008, divided the remaining 28 teams into seven groups of four. At the end of the round, the top team in each group advanced to the final tournament.

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Qualified teams

Nation Qualified as
 Turkey Host
 Republic of Ireland Group 1 winner
 Switzerland Group 2 winner
 France Group 3 winner
 Serbia Group 4 winner
 Scotland Group 5 winner
 Spain Group 6 winner
 Netherlands Group 7 winner

Squads

For the complete list of players, see 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship squads.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Serbia 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
2008-05-04
15:00
Scotland  0 – 2  Serbia World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Anders Hermansen (Denmark)
(Report) Aleksić Goal 40+1' Goal 42'

2008-05-04
18:00
Turkey  3 – 0  Netherlands Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Libor Kovarik (Czech Republic)
Karataş Goal 11'
Albayrak Goal 71'
Demir Goal 80+1'
(Report)

2008-05-07
16:00
Turkey  1 – 0  Scotland Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Tero Nieminen (Finland)
Yollu Goal 13' (Report)

2008-05-07
18:00
Netherlands  1 – 0  Serbia World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Hubert Siejewicz (Poland)
Castillion Goal 33' (Report)

2008-05-10
16:00
Serbia  0 – 0  Turkey World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)
(Report)

2008-05-10
16:00
Netherlands  2 – 0  Scotland Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Angel Angelov (Bulgaria)
Castillion Goal 34'
Van Rhijn Goal 46'
(Report)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 France 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
2008-05-04
15:00
France  2 – 1  Republic of Ireland Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)
Tafer Goal 65'
Lacazette Goal 80+3'
(Report) Murphy Goal 32'

2008-05-04
18:00
Spain  2 – 0  Switzerland World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Hubert Siejewicz (Poland)
García Goal 52' Goal 61' (Report)

2008-05-07
15:00
Republic of Ireland  0 – 1  Switzerland World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Libor Kovarik Czech Republic
(Report) Gunning Goal 49' (o.g.)

2008-05-07
19:00
France  3 – 3  Spain Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Angel Angelov Bulgaria
Tafer Goal 11'
Grenier Goal 43'
Rémy Goal 48'
(Report) Alcántara Goal 31' Goal 67'
Pulido Goal 45'

2008-05-10
19:00
Switzerland  0 – 2  France World Wonder Football Centre, Antalya
Referee: Anders Hermansen (Denmark)
(Report) Tafer Goal 33' Goal 51'

2008-05-10
19:00
Republic of Ireland  1 – 3  Spain Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Tero Nieminen (Finland)
Hourihane Goal 15' (Report) Rochina Goal 47' Goal 56'
Keko Goal 73'

Knockout stage

Semi-finals

2008-05-13
17:30
Turkey  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  France Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika Lithuania
Kayalı Goal 31' (Report) Kolodziejczak Goal 69'
    Penalties  
Kayalı Missed (saved)
Çolak Scored
Çek Scored
Batuhan Karadeniz Missed (saved)
Eren Scored
3 – 4 Missed (saved) Tafer
Scored Fofana
Scored Kakuta
Scored Kolodziecziak
Scored Lacazette
 

2008-05-13
20:00
Spain  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands Antalya Atatürk Stadium, Antalya
Referee: Anders Hermansen Denmark
Pulido Goal 46'
Ángel Martínez Goal 92'
(Report) Sneijder Goal 34'

Final

2008-05-16
18:30
France  0 – 4  Spain Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya
Attendance: 600
Referee: Libor Kovařík Czech Republic
(Report) Keko Goal 31'
Sergi Goal 46'
Thiago Goal 63' (pen.)
Manu Goal 69'
 2008 UEFA Euro Under-17 Champions 
Spain
Spain
Eight title

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Golden Player

References

  1. ^ 2008: Danijel Aleksić, uefa.com, accessed 16 June 2009.

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