2008 Fixtures

FIFA has released its 2008 match report with an incredible 1,426 international matches played. In all, men’s teams from 196 national associations played at least one game while women’s teams from 94 national associations played at least one game.
On the men’s side, Spain was the best team with an overall record of 15 wins, one draw and no losses. Spain scored 33 times and allowed just five goals against. Of note, Spain won the 2008 European Championship. CONCACAF nation Trinidad & Tobago was the only men’s team to win more games – it posted 16 wins, but in 28 games (16-7-5).

FIFA has released its 2008 match report with an incredible 1,426 international matches played. In all, men’s teams from 196 national associations played at least one game while women’s teams from 94 national associations played at least one game.
On the men’s side, Spain was the best team with an overall record of 15 wins, one draw and no losses. Spain scored 33 times and allowed just five goals against. Of note, Spain won the 2008 European Championship. CONCACAF nation Trinidad & Tobago was the only men’s team to win more games – it posted 16 wins, but in 28 games (16-7-5).
Canada’s men’s team posted a record of three wins, three draws and six losses in 2008, falling out in the so-called CONCACAF Group of Death in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Qualifiers. Canada did, however, win its 100th game in program history. The team also drew more than 10,000 spectators to all four home games – a first in men’s program history.
On the women’s side, USA was the best country with a record of 33 wins, two draws and one loss. USA scored 84 goals and allowed just 17 goals against. It won both the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament and the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing, China.
Canada was one of eight women’s programs that won 10 or more games in 2008. Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor Teck, posted a record of 10 wins, seven draws and seven losses. It was the third time Canada posted 10 wins in a season. Canada and USA were the only CONCACAF teams with winning records in 2008. None of the other six CONCACAF women’s teams played more than four games in 2008.
As for all of Canada’s teams – national, youth, cerebral palsy and futsal – they dressed for 113 matches in 2008, including both full international matches and exhibition matches. Game notes and match trackers to the 2008 matches can be found in the 2008 Canada Match Trackers report available in the fixtures section of CanadaSoccer.com.

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