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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 1960: A look back at the 1960 European Nations’ Cup

The first ever European Championship was hosted by France in 1960. And the inaugural edition of the tournament bore almost no resemblance to its modern incarnation. First and foremost, there were 17 participating nations, but none of these traditional powerhouses of European football: Italy, England and West Germany, sent their teams to the event. The tournament was structured as such ...

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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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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders: France

The hosts of Euro 2016 will be amongst the favourites to win the tournament. Didier Deschamps has assembled a strong unit that is littered with quality players across all areas of the pitch. Tottenham Hotspur first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be the number 1 for Les Bleus and will also wear the captain’s armband at his home tournament. Ahead of ...

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