UEFA Euro Final - Wikipedia
The UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro or simply Euro , was the 14th European Championship for men's national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament, held between 8 June and 1 July , was co-hosted .. The Adidas Tango 12 was the official match ball of UEFA Euro Euro Final – Match Stats. Date: July 2, Author: Liam. Category: European Championship, infographics, internationals, Italy, Spain, UEFA. Tags: Euro. Rica, here is a complete guide for the World Cup Semifinals: Quarterfinals results, final standings, top scorers, dates, match previews.
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Soviet Union  and the final went to a replayafter the match against Yugoslavia finished 1—1. Czechoslovakia beat West Germany in the newly introduced penalty shootout.
An "audacious" chipped shot,  described by UEFA as "perhaps the most famous spot kick of all time" secured the victory as Czechoslovakia won 5—3 on penalties. It involved a group stage, with the winners of the groups going on to contest the final, and the runners-up playing in the third place play-off.
The third place play-off was also abolished. Expansion to 16 teams[ edit ] England hosted UEFA Eurothe first tournament to use the nomenclature "Euro [year]" and would see the number of teams taking part double to Sylvain Wiltord equalised in the very last minute of the game and David Trezeguet scored the winner in extra time. UEFA Eurolikeproduced an upset: Greecewho had only qualified for one World Cup and one European Championship before, beat hosts Portugal 1—0 in the final after having also beaten them in the opening game with a goal scored by Angelos Charisteas in the 57th minute to win a tournament that they had been given odds of —1 to win before it began being the second least likely team to have any success after Latvia.
Spain were the highest scoring team with 12 goals scored and David Villa finished as the top scorer with four goals. Xavi was awarded the player of the tournament, and nine Spanish players were picked for the team of the tournament.
The tournament was otherwise notable for having the most headed goals in a Euro tournament 26 out of 76 goals in total ; a disallowed goal in the England versus Ukraine group game which replays showed had crossed the goal line, and which prompted President of FIFA Sepp Blatter to tweet, "GLT Goal-line technology is no longer an alternative but a necessity",  thus reversing his long-held reluctance to embrace such technology; and some crowd violence in group games. France beat bids of Turkey 7—6 in voting in second voting round and Italy, which had the least votes in first voting round.
Portugal, which qualified for the knock-out phase despite finishing third in its group, went on to win the championship by defeating heavily favoured host team France 1—0 in the final, thanks to a goal from Eder in the th minute. Cristiano RonaldoPortugal's world renowned striker, came out of the game due to injury in the 25th minute. This was the first time Portugal won a major tournament.
For the tournamentthree bids were proposed, including a bid from Turkey,  a joint bid from the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales,  and a joint bid from Georgia and Azerbaijan. His son, Pierrewas in charge of creating the trophy. The marble plinth that was serving as base was removed.
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The new silver base of the trophy had to be enlarged to make it stable. The names of the winning countries that had appeared on the plinth are now engraved on the back of the trophy. Each association that competes in the final tournament receives a commemorative plaque. Each losing semi-finalist as well as each finalist receive a dedicated plaque. Though there is no longer a third place play-offUEFA decided in the edition to award the semi-final losers Turkey and Russia bronze medals for the first time,  and did the same in the edition when Germany and Portugal received bronze medals.
The competition[ edit ] Beforeonly four teams qualified for the final tournament. Fromeight teams competed. In the tournament expanded to 16 teams, since it was easier for European nations to qualify for the World Cup than their own continental championship; 14 of the 24 teams at theand World Cups had been European, whereas the European Championship finals still involved only eight teams.
Forthe competition has increased to 24 teams. Inthere was much discussion about an expansion of the tournament to 24 teams, started by Scotland and the Republic of Irelanddue to the increased number of football associations in Europe after the break-ups of CzechoslovakiaYugoslavia and the Soviet Unionand the inclusion of Israel and Kazakhstan.
The new president of UEFAMichel Platiniwas reported to be in favour of expansion which proved an accurate assumption.
The host country was selected from the four finalists after they were determined through qualifying. Since the expansion of the final tournament starting fromthe host country, or countries, have been chosen beforehand and qualify automatically.
UEFA European Championship qualifying To qualify, a team must finish in one of the qualifying spots or win a play-off. After this, a team proceeds to the finals round in the host country, although hosts qualify for the tournament automatically. Denmark had to participate in the tournament. It wasn't possible to say 'no' because it would not have helped the relationship between Uefa and the Danish Football Association.
We'd beaten Yugoslavia in the group stages and had been scheduled to play the CIS [team of former Soviet Union states] the week before the start of the competition. If we lost three times then that would not have mattered," he continued. But the story unfolded like this: A draw against England, followed by defeat by Sweden. Going into the crunch match against France, the Danes still had a chance of qualification.
Kim Vilfort factfile Date of birth: Vilfort himself missed the match against France as he was visiting his seven-year-old daughter Line, who was fighting leukaemia. Sadly, she lost her battle after the tournament. Heavyweights England and France were now out of the tournament, but next up for Danes were holders Netherlands, who were outstanding favourites to brush aside their opponents. However, the Danes battled valiantly and it was after 90 minutes, with Larsen grabbing two more goals.