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UEFA EURO 2008™ Team of the Tournament

097 – Spain's Xavi Hernández named Castrol Player of the Tournament

Published: Monday 30 June 2008, 13.35CET

The UEFA Technical Team for UEFA EURO 2008™ has today released the list of 23 players named as the Team of the Tournament. In addition Spain's Xavi Hernández has been nominated as the UEFA EURO 2008™ Castrol Player of the Tournament.

Xavi Hernández was chosen by the nine-strong group of experienced football technicians who have been following all the matches at UEFA EURO 2008™, who also took account of the internet users' vote on the Castrol Performance Index website.

Name (No.) Country
Goalkeepers

Gianluigi BUFFON (1) Italy
Iker CASILLAS (1) Spain
Edwin VAN DER SAR (1) Netherlands

Defenders
José BOSINGWA (4) Portugal
Philipp LAHM (16) Germany
Carlos MARCHENA (4) Spain
PEPE (15) Portugal
Carles PUYOL (5) Spain
Yury ZHIRKOV (18) Russia

Midfielders
Hamit ALTINTOP (22) Turkey
Luka MODRIC (14) Croatia
Marcos SENNA (19) Spain
XAVI Hernández (8) Spain
Konstantin ZYRYANOV (17) Russia

Midfielders – middle-to-front
Michael BALLACK (13) Germany
Cesc FABREGAS (10) Spain
Andrés INIESTA (6) Spain
Lukas PODOLSKI (20) Germany
Wesley SNEIJDER (10) Netherlands

Attackers
Andrey ARSHAVIN (10) Russia
Roman PAVLYUCHENKO (19) Russia
Fernando TORRES (9) Spain
David VILLA (7) Spain

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