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Euro 1996: Germany wins their third European Championship

England hosted their first European Championship in 1996, which was the tenth edition of the prestigious tournament and also the first with 16 teams in the final, increasing from eight in the previous tournaments. The qualified countries are in Blue. England, the Netherlands, Scotland and Switzerland made up Group A, and the hosts – who began their campaign with a ...

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Euro 1992: Denmark wins their first ever major tournament

If there is ever a fairy tale in sports history, then the 1992 European Championship is it. Denmark didn’t even qualify for the tournament hosted by their neighbours Sweden, but were asked to participate following the disqualification of Yugoslavia due to the Yugoslav wars. The Danes, who were literally on beaches enjoying their summer breaks before returning to their club ...

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Euro 1988: Netherlands win their first and only major international trophy

There were three bids for hosting the 1988 European Championship. West Germany, England and a joint bid from the Scandinavian countries, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, but ultimately the hosting rights went to West Germany. The qualified countries are in Blue There were eight teams in the finals, and Group A comprised of pre-tournament favourites, West Germany and Italy, apart from ...

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Euro 1984: France win their first major trophy

France hosted the eight-team finals of the 1984 European Championship. Belgium, Denmark, France, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Yugoslavia, and the then reigning European champions West Germany were the eight teams that were divided into two groups of four teams each. The first game of Euro 1984 was played between the hosts and Denmark at the Parc des Princes on 12th June ...

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Euro 1980: West Germany lifts their second European championship

Euro 1980 was expanded to eight teams in the tournament proper, unlike the four-team finals that was the norm in the previous five editions. England, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and West Germany were in the fray to host the competition before it was decided in favour of Italy. Also, it was the first ever European championship where the hosts got an ...

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Euro 1976: Birth of the legendary Panenka penalty

The 1976 Euros will forever be immortalized for that chip which a certain Antonin Panenka introduced to the wider world when he fooled Sepp Maier in goal in the summit clash at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium in Belgrade on 20th June. The fifth edition of the European Championship followed the same template as the previous editions and only four teams ...

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Euro 1972: A look back at the 1972 European Championship

The 1972 Euros followed the same format as the previous editions of the tournament. Only four teams made it to the finals which saw two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and the final. This time Italy, England as well as Belgium had expressed interest in hosting the event, but Belgium was chosen to be the venue for the fourth edition of ...

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Euro 2016 Venues: Cities and Stadiums

Bordeaux/Stade de Bordeaux The home of Bordeaux is one of the ten venues for the 2016 European Championship. The stadium has been newly built by the famed architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, who also built the Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Olympic games in China. Lens/Stade Bollaert-Delelis Racing Club de Lens’ home was renovated for the Euros and has ...

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