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2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification %E2%80%93 UEFA Group 8

The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group 8 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The group comprised 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Italy, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia and Montenegro.

The group was won by Italy, who qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The runners-up the Republic of Ireland entered the UEFA play-off stage.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Republic of Ireland Bulgaria Cyprus Montenegro Georgia (country)
1  Italy 10 7 3 0 18 7 +11 24 Qualification to 1-1 2-0 3-2 2-1 2-0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 4 6 0 12 8 +4 18 Advance to 2-2 1-1 1-0 0-0 2-1
3  Bulgaria 10 3 5 2 17 13 +4 14 0-0 1-1 2-0 4-1 6-2
4  Cyprus 10 2 3 5 14 16 −2 9[a] 1-2 1-2 4-1 2-2 2-1
5  Montenegro 10 1 6 3 9 14 −5 9[a] 0-2 0-0 2-2 1-1 2-1
6  Georgia 10 0 3 7 7 19 −12 3 0-2 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-0
Source:[]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Cyprus and Montenegro are ranked by their overall goal difference.

Matches

The representatives of the six federations met in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 January 2008 to decide on a fixture calendar.[1]


Montenegro 2–2 Bulgaria
Vu?ini? Goal 61
Joveti? Goal 82 (pen.)
Report S. Petrov Goal 11
Georgiev Goal 90+2
Attendance: 9,000
Cyprus 1–2 Italy
Aloneftis Goal 28 Report Di Natale Goal 890+2

Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sten Kaldma (Estonia)
Italy 2–0 Georgia
De Rossi Goal 1789 Report
Attendance: 27,164


Attendance: 55,833
Italy 2–1 Montenegro
Aquilani Goal 829 Report Vu?ini? Goal 19
Attendance: 20,162

Attendance: 45,000

Montenegro 0–2 Italy
Report Pirlo Goal 11 (pen.)
Pazzini Goal 73
Attendance: 10,500
Attendance: 60,002
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Bulgaria 2–0 Cyprus
Popov Goal 8
Makriev Goal 90+4
Report
Attendance: 48,000

Cyprus 2–2 Montenegro
Konstantinou Goal 13
Michael Goal 45 (pen.)
Report Damjanovi? Goal 6577

Georgia 0–2 Italy
Report Kaladze Goal 56 (o.g.)66 (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,191

Montenegro 1–1 Cyprus
Vu?ini? Goal 56 (pen.) Report Okkas Goal 63
Attendance: 4,000
Italy 2–0 Bulgaria
Grosso Goal 11
Iaquinta Goal 40
Report
Attendance: 26,122

Attendance: 5,420
Attendance: 70,670
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Bulgaria 6–2 Georgia
Berbatov Goal 62335
M. Petrov Goal 1444
Angelov Goal 31
Report Dvalishvili Goal 34
Kobiashvili Goal 51 (pen.)
Italy 3–2 Cyprus
Gilardino Goal 788190+2 Report Makrides Goal 12
Michael Goal 48
Attendance: 15,009
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)
Attendance: 36,442

Notes

  1. ^ Originally scheduled for Tbilisi, Georgia but moved to neutral venue due to the 2008 South Ossetia war. The original replacement venue was the Wildparkstadion in Karlsruhe, Germany, but the ground became unavailable, so it was moved to the Stadion am Bruchweg in Mainz.[2]

Goalscorers

There were 77 goals scored during the 30 games, an average 2.56 goals per game.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

Attendances

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Bulgaria 45,000 700 22,432
 Cyprus 6,000 1,500 3,878
 Georgia 40,000 4,500 25,550
 Italy 48,000 15,009 27,291
 Montenegro 12,000 4,000 8,184
 Republic of Ireland 70,670 36,442 53,589

References

  1. ^ "Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup Group 8 Fixtures Announced". fai.ie. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ "Georgia-Republic of Ireland to take place in Mainz". FIFA.com. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008.

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