The mode of the Euro 2008 consists of the UEFA regulations. Accordingly, a qualification round with playback, a group stage and the finals will take place. The sixteen participants form four preliminary round groups with four teams in the finals. Of these teams the first qualify them for the quarter-finals. In the group stage, all the groups the teams play against each other after the team mode. There are three for a victory and a draw one point.
It happens that several teams have the same number of points, goal difference will decide first placement and then the number of goals scored in the direct encounters. Then, the goal difference and number of goals scored will be used all group matches. Can you bring so still no decision, you get the placement on the basis of the fair play ranking, as well as the Losentscheids. After the group stage the Football League come the quarter-finals em 2008, be played from where in the KO-system. That means., that is the respective winner for the next round qualifies. It is at the end of the regular season draw, it goes into an extension by two times 15 minutes.
That golden was abolished in the meantime goal or silver goal and so it comes to the most thrilling penalty shootout, if you could determine no winner by the extension. Since 1984 EURO 2008 no longer performed at the European Championships, and so also for third place. Another difference between the World Championships is also the master of football EM 2008 automatically qualified for the Confederations Cup, the 2009 held in South Africa is.