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UEFA European U17 Championship group stage complete, Turkey reach sem-finals 5/10/2008
 UEFA European U17 Championship Group matches have been completed today in Antalya. Turkey were held to a goalless draw against Serbia, while the Netherlands beat Scotland 2-0. After these results, Turkey and the Netherlands advanced into the semi-finals. At Group B, France beat Switzerland, Spain defeated Republic of Ireland 3-1 and became the two remaining finalists.


Following today's fixtures, Turkey were paired with France, while Spain will face the Netherlands in the semi-finals matches that are going to be played on May 13.

Turkey 0 - 0 Serbia

Turkey advanced into the semi-finals after getting a point from their final group match against Serbia which ended goalless at WOW Football Centre. Hosts reached 7 points and topped the group one point clear of second-placed the Netherlands who beat Scotland 2-0.

Stadium: WOW Football Centre
Referees: Gediminas Mazeika (Ukraine), Stanislau Savitski (Belarus), Marjan Kirovski (FYR Macedonia)
Serbia: Vilson Cakovic, Zlatko Lišcevic, Nebojša Gavrilovic, Milan Milanovic, Goran Brkic, Aleksandar Ignjovski, Vuk Mitoševic (74m  Marko Obradovic), Adem Ljajic, Danijel Aleksic, Luka Milivojevic (64m Predrag Stevanovic), Stevan Smederevac.
Subs: Marko Nikolic, Milan Rodic, Nenad Stjepic, Nemanja Gudelj, Marko Rajic.
Turkey: Metin Uçar, Sertaç Eren, Abdülkadir Kayalı, Öztürk Karataş (Dk. 41 Batuhan Karadeniz), Gökhan Töre, Volkan Dikmen, Berk Neziroğluları, Sefer Sever (68m Soner Aydoğdu), Barış Yardımcı, Muhammet Demir (49m Eren Albayrak), Emre Çolak.
Subs: Umutcan Yüksel, Erhan Karayer, Özgür Çek, Emrah Yollu, Eren Albayrak.
Yellow Cards: 47m Danijel Aleksic (Serbia), 63m Berk Neziroğluları, 80+2m Gökhan Töre (Turkey)

 Netherlands 2-0 Scotland

Thanks to goals from Geoffrey Castillion and Ricardo van Rhijn, the Netherlands beat Scotland 2-0 and advanced intoo the semi finals, reaching six points in the group, one point adrift of leaders Turkey.

Stadium: Mardan Sports Complex
Referees: Angel Angelov (Bulgaria), Robertino Dujela (Croatia), Octavian Sovre (Romania) 
The Netherlands: Jeroen Zoet, Tim Eekman, Imad Najah, Ricardo van Rhijn, Lorenzo Burnet, Jerson Cabral, Rodney Sneijder (54m Rick van Haaren), Jordy Clasie (76m Oguzhan Özyakup), Rolieny Bonevacia, Geoffrey Castillion, Youness Mokthar (28m Lorenzo Ebecilio).
Subs: Fons Mulder, Rajiv van La Parra, Dico Koppers, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw.  
Scotland: Grant Adam, Stephen Forbes, Michael Deland, David McAuliffe, Jamie Ness, Scott Durie, Gordon Smith (71m Daniel Thomson), Archie Campbell, John Fleck, Scott Robinson (41m Paul Slane), James Keatings (54m Robert McHugh).
Subs: James Wood, Liam Cooper, Alex Cooper, Peter Innes.
Goals: 34m Geoffrey Castillion, 46m Ricardo van Rhijn (The Netherlands)
Yellow Cards: 10m Jordy Clasie (The Netherlands), 38m Stephen Forbes 70m Archie Campbell (Scotland)

 Switzerland 0 - 2 France

Despite cruising through a 2-0 victory over Switzerland, France finished Group B on second place through goal difference rule with 7 points.

Stadium: WOW Football Centre,
Referees: Andres Hermansen (Denmark), Jaanus Mutli (Estonia), Philip Thomas (Wales)
Switzerland: René Borkovic, Bigambo Rochat, Philippe Koch, Michael Lang, Patrick Dürig, Fabio Daprelà, Steven Ukoh, Taulant Xhaka, Alexandre Pasche (47m Nassim Ben Khalifa), Admir Mehmedi (3m Xherdan Shaqiri), Dino Rebronja (69m Sven Lehmann)
Subs:David Frey, Hrvoje Bukovski, Fisnik Sabedini, Stefano Milani.
France:Anthony Mfa Mezui, Loic Nego (76m Joel Adegoroye), Sebastien Faure, William Remy, Thimothee Kolodziecziak, Gueida Fofana, Gilles Sunu, Gael Kakuta, Enzo Reale, Clement Grenier (53m Yannis Salibur), Yannis Tafer (65m Lacazette).
Subs:Jeffrey Baltus, Andre Auras, Loic Damour, Willy Boly, Alexandre.
Goals: (33, 51m) Tafer  (France)
Yellow Cards: (31m) Nego (France), (32m) Xhaka (Switzerland)

Republic of Ireland 1 - 3  Spain

Following their 3-1 victory over Republic of Ireland, Despite Spain finished Group B on first place through goal difference rule with 7 points.

Stadium: Mardan Sports Complex
Referees: Tero Nimenien (Finland), György Ring (Hungary), Kim Thomas Haglund (Norway)
Republic of Ireland: Gerard Hanley, Padraic Ormsby, Mark Connolly, John Dunleavy,  Gavin Gunning (57m Robert Brady), Richard Towell, Conor Clifford, Aaron Doran, Conor Hourihane, Paul Murphy, Gregory Cunningham (80m Daniel Joyce)
Reserves: Gavin Carlin,  Shaun Timmins, John Sullivan,  Gearoid Morrissey,  Darragh Satelle.
Spain: Angel Diez, Martin, Pulido, Gazta, Angel Martinez, Sielva, Alvaro (41m Ruben), Keko, Thiago (61m Manu), Carmona, Sergi (41m Canales).
Subs: Alex, Oriol, Carles, Gerardo.
Goals: (15m) Hourihane (Republic of Ireland), (47 and 56m) Ruben, (73m) Keko (Spain)
Yellow Cards: (8m Hourihane), (55m Gunning) (Rep. Of Ireland)


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GROUP
A

TURKEY

NETHERLANDS

REP. IRELAND

SCOTLAND

GROUP
B

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

SPAIN

SERBIA

Group 1

Teams

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

1. TURKEY

3

2

1

0

4

0

7

2. Netherlands

3

2

0

1

3

3

6

3. Serbia

3

1

1

1

2

1

4

4. Scotland

3

0

0

3

0

5

0

Group 2

Teams

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

1. Spain

3

2

1

0

8

4

7

2. France

3

2

1

0

7

4

7

3. Switzerland

3

1

0

2

1

4

3

4. Republic of Ireland

3

0

0

3

2

6

0

Date-Time

Group

Team 1

Score

Team 2

Stadium

04.05.2008-16:00

A

Scotland

0-2

Serbia

WOW

04.05.2008-19:00

A

Turkey

3-0

Netherlands

Mardan

04.05.2008-16:00

B

France

2-1

Rep. Ireland

Mardan

04.05.2008-19:00

B

Spain

2-0

Switzerland

WOW

07.05.2008-17:00

A

Turkey

1-0

Scotlanda

Mardan

07.05.2008-19:00

A

Netherlands

1-0

Serbia

WOW

07.05.2008-16:00

B

Rep. Ireland

0-1

Switzerland

WOW

07.05.2008-20:00

B

France

3-3

Spain

Mardan

10.05.2008-17:00

A

Serbia

0-0

Turkey

WOW

10.05.2008-17:00

A

Netherlands

2-0

Scotlanda

Mardan

10.05.2008-20:00

B

Switzerland

0-2

France

WOW

10.05.2008-20:00

B

Rep. Ireland

1-3

Spain

Mardan

13.05.2008-18.30

Semi -Finals

Turkey

1-1
(3-4 P)

France

Mardan 

13.05.2008-21.00

Semi-Finals

Spain

2-1

Netherlands

Antalya Atatürk 

16.05.2008-19:30

FINAL

France

0-4

Spain

Mardan 

 
 
 

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