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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 1968: A look back at the 1968 European Championship

In 1968, the European Nations’ Cup became the European Championship. The tournament did away with home and away qualifying structure that it followed in the last two editions and had a group stage instead. And similar to the past editions, the last four games: the two semi-finals, the third place playoff and the final were held in the host country. ...

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Euro 1964: A look back at the 1964 European Nations’ Cup

The second edition of the European Nations’ Cup was held in Spain and had a similar format to the inaugural edition of the 1960 when it was organized in France. It was a knockout competition with 29 nations participating. Similar to the first edition, the participating countries played home and away fixtures until the semi-finals after which the top four ...

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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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