The last tournament was held in 2008 and was jointly hosted by Austria and Switzerland. More than 1.1 million people participated and billions of people watched the TV broadcast. How European Interns…
The last championship was held in 2008 and was jointly hosted by Austria and Switzerland. More than 1.1 million people participated, and billions of people watched the TV broadcast.
UEFA European Championship
In 1927, Henry Delaunay of the French Football Association first proposed the concept of hosting the European International Football Championship, but it did not start until the trophy named after him was held in France in 1960.
Seventeen teams participated in the competition, but only four participated in the finals held in France. The first game was won by the Soviet team, which defeated Yugoslavia 2-1 in the final in Paris.
It is incredible that the semi-finals of the World Cup hosted by Italy in 1968 were won by a coin toss after the Italians and Russians could not play properly. The Italian team defeated Yugoslavia 2-0 in a rematch.
In 1980, the leaders of the two groups entered the group stage and West Germany won the second European championship.
The French team won their first major international championship in 1984 and defeated the Spanish team 2-0 in the final. On the road, captain Michel Platini scored 9 waves in five games. It is incredible that he is still the highest scoring player in World Cup history. Platini is the president of UEFA.
Denmark won unexpectedly in 1992, only after gaining a place in the final, and then fighting, Yugoslavia was forced to withdraw. The Danish team shocked the favorite Dutch team in the semi-finals, eliminated them in the final battle, and defeated the world champion Germany 2-0 in the final.
History of the European Cup
As the host, the England team entered the semi-finals at the 1996 European Championships, and they met with the German team in the final battle. The 2004 European Championship produced the biggest impact winner, because the Greek team, like the workers, overcame the odds of 150 to 1, when the game began to beat the champions Portugal in the final 1 to 0.
Spain defeated the German team in the final of the European Championship in 2008, and home is both the world and the European champions, and he is leading towards the goal of the European Championship in 2012, becoming the first person in the European Football Championship.