Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez won the player of the tournament award at Euro 2008 on Monday. The 28-year-old Barcelona player featured in 5 of his country´s 6 games on their way to lifting the title, scoring one goal.
Spain have clinched the Euro 2008 title with a deserved 1-0 victory over Germany at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna.
Substitute Cesc Fabregas initiated a hat-trick move, assisting twice, to send his Spanish team into the Euro 2008 final on a thrilling 3-0 run over surprising semifinalists Russia.
Three-time winner Germany elbowed its way into the Euro 2008 final after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Turkey at a semifinal here on Wednesday.
Turkish national football team will play against Germany in the Euro 2008 semifinals on June 25, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday.
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni refused to give up his post though being heavily criticized after the world champions quarterfinal exit from Euro 2008.
Spain beat world champions Italy 4-2 in penalty shootout to win the "ugly game" in the quarterfinals of Euro 2008 on Sunday.
Substitute Dmitri Torbinski and Andrei Arshavin scored late in extra time to give Russia a deserved 3-1 win over the Netherlands and a semifinal berth at the 2008 European Championships on Saturday.
The game finished in a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time, before a 3-1 penalty shootout win put Turkey through to the semifinals.
Germany beat Portugal 3-2 in the first quarterfinal match of Euro 2008 here on Thursday, braving into the semifinals of the 24-day tournament.
Russia beat Group D rivals Sweden2-0 to clinch the last berth of Euro 2008 quarterfinals while holders Greece bowed out without a win after losing 2-1 to Spain on Wednesday.
Two 2-0s from Tuesday´s Group C final round matches saw Italy join the Netherlands in last eight of Euro 2008.
Croatia were bullish at Euro 2008 as the Balkan dark horse topped Group B with three wins after they beat Poland 1-0 on Monday in Klagenfurt.
Turkey scored their second comeback win in four days to book a quarterfinal berth at Euro 2008. In anther match, Switzerland scored a consolating 2-0 victory over the Portuguese.
David Villa´s injury time winner gave Spain a narrow 2-1 victory over Sweden and a quarterfinals berth at Euro 2008 in Innsbruck on Saturday.
World champions Italy and the 2006 runners-up France have both come to the verge of being eliminated from the European Championship, as the Azzurri were held 1-1 by Romania.
Croatia snubbed Eruo 2008 favorites Germany 2-1 at a Group B clash here on Thursday, becoming the first to elevate into the top eight within the group.
Pre-tournament favorites Portugal became the first team qualifying for the quarterfinals while co-hosts Switzerland the first to drop out at Euro 2008.
A brilliant David Villa scored the first hat-trick of the tournament as Spain opened their Euro 2008 campaign in a dazzling style, slaughtering Russia 4-1 on Tuesday.
World champions Italy suffered a comprehensive 3-0 loss to the Netherlands while World Cup runners-up France were forced to a goalless draw in the opening of the Group of Death at Euro 2008.
Germany and Croatia on Sunday smashed their rivals´ dreams of creating history at the Group B matches of the 2008 European football championship.
Czech Republic destroyed the party of co-hosts Switerland with a 1-0 win while Portugal crushed hard-core Turkey 2-0 in another Group A match on Saturday, the opening day of Euro 2008.
The Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has been ruled out of UEFA EURO 2008™ after rupturing ligaments in his left ankle during the Azzurri´s first training session at their base in Modling, Austria yesterday.
Sweden was upset, the Netherlands cruised and Greece settled for a scoreless draw on Sunday in European Championship warm-up matches.
Co-hosts Switzerland bid a dramatic farewell to the European Championship with a 2-0 victory over Portugal here on Sunday thanks to a double scored by Hakan Yakin.
Michael Ballack´s free-kick gifted Germany a 1-0 victory over co-hosts Austria during the last round of Euro 2008 Group B match here on Monday.
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni was very proud of his side´s 2-0 victory over France here on Tuesday, which sent the world champions into the quarterfinals of Euro 2008 after disappointing previous matches in Group C.
Russia beat Group D rivals Sweden 2-0 here on Wednesday, sealing the last berth of the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.
French captain Michel Platini´s 9-goal tally, which includes 2 hat-tricks, remains a record.