Euro 2008 Qualification: Germany vs. Wales

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 21, 2007
20:00 (UTC+1)
Germany 0–0 Wales [Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt am Main
Attendance: 49,252
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj
Hitzlsperger Substituted off after 46 minutes 46'
Rolfes Substituted on after 46 minutes 46'
Castro Substituted off after 55 minutes 55'
Hilbert Substituted on after 55 minutes 55'
Gomez Substituted off after 70 minutes 70'
Neuville Substituted on after 70 minutes 70'
Substituted off after 55 minutes 55' Earnshaw
Substituted on after 55 minutes 55' Easter
Booked after 83 minutes 83' Gabbidon
Booked after 84 minutes 84' Collins
Booked after 89 minutes 89' Hennessey
Substituted off after 90 minutes 90' Edwards
Substituted on after 90 minutes 90' Crofts

Wales held Germany to a goalless draw in their final match of UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying at the Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt am Main.

Despite starting strongly, Wales had few chances on goal with Carl Fletcher sending a shot wide of the post. The best opportunities for Germany came when Tim Borowski's attempt hit the post after fourteen minutes and Mario Gomez's header went just wide. However Wales' defence held and the match remained goalless.

The result of this match had no effect on qualification, as the fates of both teams had been sealed beforehand. Germany had already secured qualification from Group D, while Wales could not qualify. Germany finish second in the group, behind the Czech Republic who claimed first place after a 2-0 victory in Cyprus. Wales finished fifth in the group, behind Slovakia and ahead of Cyprus.

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