Euro 2008 Squads

Euro 2008 features 16 teams with each consisting of a squad of 23 players (with 3 goalkeepers). The final squads were submitted on 28 May 2008 and the teams will kick off Euro 2008 on 7 June 08.

Here’s a complete list of all 16 squads (group-wise), along with a detailed preview for each team as well as each player’s key stats: age, caps, goals, squad number and current club:

Update: Breakdown of the squads, age-wise. Hat tip to Steve Amoia for the assist.

Team
Age Breakdown
18-21 22-25 26-30 Over 30
Qualifiers
Pld W D L F A
Finals
Pld W D L F A
Austria 17% 39% 30% 13% 0 0
Croatia 9% 22% 48% 22% 12 9 2 1 28 8 0
Czech Republic 4% 13% 52% 30% 12 9 2 1 27 5 0
France 9% 26% 43% 22% 12 8 2 2 25 5 0
Germany 0% 43% 39% 17% 12 8 3 1 35 7 0
Greece 0% 22% 39% 39% 12 10 1 1 25 10 0
Italy 0% 26% 35% 39% 12 9 2 1 22 9 0
Netherlands 0% 43% 30% 26% 12 8 2 2 15 5 0
Poland 9% 30% 43% 17% 14 8 4 2 24 12 0
Portugal 13% 35% 35% 17% 14 7 6 1 24 10 0
Romania 4% 35% 52% 9% 12 9 2 1 26 7 0
Russia 0% 61% 35% 4% 12 7 3 2 18 7 0
Spain 4% 48% 35% 13% 12 9 1 2 23 8 0
Sweden 0% 22% 43% 35% 12 8 2 2 23 9 0
Switzerland 13% 39% 35% 13% 0 0
Turkey 13% 30% 39% 17% 12 7 3 2 25 11 0

Group A

Switzerland Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Switzerland Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Co-hosts Switzerland’s hopes going into Euro 2008 might be best summed up in a poster from a Swiss rail company which says: “At least the Swiss are best at something” as a train speeds past a footballer.

Key Players: Tranquillo Barnetta, Alexander Frei

Predictions: Group Stages

Czech Republic Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Czech Republic Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: With an exciting and talented squad, the Czech Republic will be hoping to make a major impact at this summer’s finals, especially after losing out in the semi-finals four years ago.

Key Players: Milan Baros, Petr Cech

Predictions: Quarter-Finals

Portugal Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Portugal Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: The Euro 04 finalists lack a top-notch striker but are good enough to qualify for the quarter finals and beyond.

Key Players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Carvalho

Predictions: Finalists

Turkey Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Turkey Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Possibly the weakest team in Group A (if you give the Swiss home advantage) and will have to play at their best (and then some) to go anywhere.

Key Players: Tuncay Sanli, Hamit Altintop.

Predictions: Group Stages

Group B

Austria Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Austria Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: The fans wanted them out of the Euros despite being hosts.

Key Players: Emanuel Pogatetz, Andreas Ivanschitz

Predictions: Group Stages

Croatia Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Croatia Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Slaven Bilic’s side were almost faultless in qualifying, with home and away wins over England standing out as particular highlights, while their overall home form was almost exemplary.

Key Players: Nico Kranjcar, Luka Modric

Predictions: Quarter Finals

Germany Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Germany Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: After their surprise third place in the 2006 World Cup, expectations are high, especially as Germany have enjoyed the luck of the draw with all the other big names in the opposite half of the draw

Key Players: Mario Gomez, Michael Ballack

Predictions: Semi Finals

Poland Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Poland Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Poland will make their first ever appearance in the European Championship Finals this summer after securing top spot in Group A. It is a remarkable achievement for a side that took just one point from their opening two home group games, starting their campaign with a 3-1 home defeat by Finland, followed by a 1-1 draw with Serbia.

Key Players: Euzebiusz (Ebi) Smolarek, Artur Boruc

Predictions: Group Stages

Group C

Netherlands Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Netherlands Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: It is 20 years since Holland won the one major title in their footballing history, and many believe they finally have a squad talented and united enough to replicate their success in Germany back in 1988.

Key Players: Wesley Sneijder, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Predictions: Group Stages

Italy Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Italy Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Qualified top of their group despite looking shakier than the two teams behind them (France and Scotland). As is their tradition, they produced results in qualifying when they really mattered.

Key Players: Luca Toni, Daniele De Rossi

Predictions: Finalists

Romania Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Romania Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: High-ranked but mysteriously unlucky when it comes to winning matches in tournaments. What’s going on?

Key Players: Adrian Mutu, Cristian Chivu

Predictions: Group Stages

France Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: France Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: An impressive goal-difference in qualification hides the goals conceded in key games and the deluge of goals in easy games. Not as impressive as the numbers suggest.

Key Players: Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema

Predictions: Semi-Finals

Group D

Greece Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Greece Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Greece, the Euro 2004 champions, comfortably qualified for Euro 2008 after winning 10 of their 12 qualifying games to head Group C with 31 points. During the 14-month campaign, they only lost once, a 4-1 defeat to Turkey, who finished in second place and also qualified.

Key Players: Theofanis Gekas, Vasilis Torosidis

Predictions: Quarter Finals

Sweden Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Sweden Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: By reaching Euro 2008, Sweden have now qualified for their fifth successive tournament, finishing second in Group F behind Spain. That’s about as far they’ll go though.

Key Players: Kim Kallstrom, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Predictions: Group Stages

Spain Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Spain Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Luis Aragones leads his men into the Finals looking to end 44 years of hurt, and on paper the Spanish team is certainly one to be feared. Emphasis on “on paper”.

Key Players: Fernando Torres, Andres Iniesta

Predictions: Quarter Finals

Russia Euro 2008 Squad

Squad Link: Russia Euro 2008 Squad

The 5-second preview: Despite being drawn in a tough group with Croatia and England, Russia were still able to finish in the top two and overtake England to reach the finals. Can Guus Hiddink drag them past the group stages?

Key Players: Andrei Arshavin, Dmitri Sychev

Predictions: Group Stages

More: Euro 2008 News, Euro 2008 Results and Euro 2008 Predictions.

Transfer Rumors (31 May 08): Crouch to Portsmouth, Amauri to Juventus, Emre to Fenerbahce, and more
Portugal Euro 2008 Squad

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