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David Villa topped EURO 2008 with four goals

Along with six players of the Spanish national team, Andrei Arshavin and Yuri Zhirkov entered it.

Symbolic team Euro 2008

Along with six players of the Spanish national team, Andrei Arshavin and Yuri Zhirkov entered it.


Iker Kasilyas (Spain)
Shortly before the tournament in Austria and Switzerland, the goalkeeper, who debuted in the international arena in 2000, inherited the captain's bandage. He defeated the quarterfinal match with the Italians, having repulsed two blows in the penalty shootout, the semifinals and the final. He was the main guard of the gate for the victorious for the Spaniards of the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. In total, he spent 167 matches in the national team. Over 16 seasons, the UEFA Champions League and five times won the Spanish Championship three times in Real Madrid. In 2015, he moved from the Royal Club to Porto. In August 2020, he officially announced his career end.


Philip Lam (Germany)
One of the brightest extreme defenders of the generation for ten years covered the left and right flanks. Lamb scored the first goal of the Germans at the home-born 2006, where they reached the semifinals. At Euro 2008, his goal in the 90th minute of the match with the Turks brought the Joachim Lev team to the final. In the summer of 2014, Lam, who at the age of 26 became the youngest captain in the history of the German national team, led Bundestim to the triumph at the World Cup. At the club level, he played for Bavaria for 15 years, won the Champions League in 2013, eight times became the champion of Germany and did the Golden Dube six times.

Carles Puyol (Spain)
The Spanish national team, which, following Euro 2008, won the 2010 World Cup, will remain for many a model of spectacular and combination football. However, to a large extent, her game was determined by Puyol's reliability. At Euro 2008, the central defender took part in five of the six matches. In the last three – with Italy, Russia and Germany – the Luis Aragonese team retained the gate on the castle. A long -haired football player who conquered a mark in a hundred matches for the national team, played for Barcelona all his career. As part of the Catalan club, he won the Champions League three times and six times became the champion of Spain.

Carlos Marchen (Spain)
In 1999, marked, speaking for the Spanish national team along with Kasillas and Havi Ernandez, won the world championship among young men under 20 years old. He won gold in Euro 2008, and became one of the main creators of success. Marine interacted well with Puyole in the center of defense and often took over the care of the main striker opponent, while his partner was cleaning the nearby zones. Marine set a world record (50 matches for the national team without defeats), and then gave way to the Gerard Pick. In 2010, he won the World Cup, and spent 69 matches for the national team. At the club level, the pupil of Seville spent nine years in Valencia, with which he won the UEFA Cup and two championships of Spain.

Yuri Zhirkov (Russia)
The left winger, who scored the victorious ball of the Moscow CSKA in the final of the UEFA 2004/05 Cup with Sporting, was transferred by Gusa Hiddin from midfield to defense and a dynamic game on the left edge helped the Russians to break into the semifinals.The transition in 2009 from CSKA to Chelsea for 18 million euros made Zhirkov the most expensive Russian football player in history, but two years later he returned to his homeland, to Anji. I won two championships and four Russian Cups with CSKA, three championships and two cups with Zenit, where it is still.


Luke Modric (Croatia)
Modric, who had passed shortly before the tournament from Zagrebsky Dynamo to Tottenham, became one of the main discoveries of the euro. The miniature playmaker flashed in the final stage with technical passages and penetrating gears and scored the first goal of that championship in the match with Austria. In 2012, he moved to Real Madrid, where he won the Champions League for six times in six years. In 2018, he reached Croatia to the final of the World Cup. Modric was recognized as the best player in the tournament and received the Golden Ball that year. I beat Dario Srny’s record for the number of matches for the national team.

Marcos Senna (Spain)
The ex-free-holder Corintians, born in Brazil, made his debut in the Spanish national team in March 2006 after a series of class matches for Vililareal, which then reached the Champions League semi-finals. At the 2006 World Cup, he reached the “basis” for the first two matches, but really opened in the national team two years later, on Euro 2008, where he demonstrated tactical skills and intransigence in the struggle for the ball. He spent 11 years at Vililareal, but his only success in Europe was a victory for Euro 2008, where Senna spent five out of 28 matches for the national team.

Havi Ernandes (Spain)
Havi came to Barcelona at 11 years old and in 1999 won the first gold of the Championship of Spain, and in 2000 he made his debut in the national team. Nevertheless, the true potential of the midfielder was revealed only at the 2006 World Cup. The inventive game and a wonderful vision of the Havi field helped Barcelona and the Spanish national team to lay the road to great achievements. It was he who inspired the Furia Roch to the triumph at Euro 2008 and was rightly recognized as the best football player of the tournament. He was one of the leaders of the national team on her way to victories at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, in the final of which he scored two goals. The Barca record holder, in the number of matches held four times, won the Champions League and eight times – the Championship of Spain. Now works in Qatar, where Al-Sadd trains.

Hamit Altyntop (Turkey)
The translation of the altyntop from the position of the right defender to the center of the field in the third round of the group stage was almost a key moment for the Turkish national team at Euro 2008. In the last match of Group A, the Fatikha Terim team had to beat the Czechs, but they scored two goals. The rescue mission took over the athletic and technical altyntope, who organized three goals in 15 minutes. In total, he played 82 matches for the national team. He achieved the greatest successes at the club level in Bavaria, with which the Golden Dube made twice. He also won the titles with Real Madrid and Galatasaray.


Andrey Arshavin (Russia)
Vera Hiddinka in Arshavina was so great that the football player went to the tournament despite a two -match disqualification.A month earlier, Arshavin inspired Zenit to win the UEFA Cup, and in Austria and Switzerland set to work in a match with the Swedes. Having scored one of the goals, he helped the Russians win and reach the quarterfinals for the Netherlands national team. The meeting with the Oranges was Arshavin’s finest hour. He took part in two scoring attacks and scored the third goal. Six months later, he strengthened the ranks of Arsenal. He returned to Zenit and in 2015 became the champion of Russia with him for the third time. He made 75 appearances for the national team and scored 17 goals.

David Villa (Spain)
Having made his debut in the national team in 2005, he firmly and for a long time became a member of the Fury Rohi. Villa started UEFA EURO 2008 with a hat-trick against Russia. Finished the tournament with four goals and became its top scorer, although he missed the final due to injury. He scored five more goals at the 2010 World Cup. In March 2011, he broke Raul Gonzalez's national team performance record. He ended his international career six years later, scoring 59 goals in 98 matches. He took the Spanish Cup with Zaragoza and Valencia, as part of Barcelona and Atletico he became the champion of Spain, and with the Catalans he also won the Champions League.