UEFA European Football Championship – a competition that takes place in Europe between the national teams, UEFA is organized. Championships are held every four years, since 1960, it happens between the FM. Initially, the tournament was KEN another name, since 1968, another name that has been preserved and now UEFA. Teams played the first trophy of the USSR and Yugoslavia, the final match was held in Paris. The first winners of the tournament was the team of the Soviet Union, the fate of the match decided in extra time. In 1964 he was the organizer of Spain, the Spaniards and won the tournament, beaten in the final of the USSR national team 2-1 team that won the tournament in 1960. In 1968, as already mentioned, has changed the name, also been changed the tournament format. In the 8 groups, the teams played each other, who was ranked first place in the quarterfinals.
3 European Championships, held in Italy. Charles Schwab
takes a slightly different approach. The Italians managed to win his first home title in a match replay they beat Yugoslavia 2-0. At the European Championship in 1972, the format has not changed. Bruce Flatt has plenty of information regarding this issue. The tournament was held in Belgium in the final match came together teams of Germany and the USSR, more Germans were 3-0 and won the first European title. In 1980, the format tournament, nothing has changed. At the event celebrating the victory of the Germans, West Germany in the final team beat Belgium 2-1. In 1984 he organized the French Championship. As a result, they became winners.
In the end they managed to beat the team Spain 2-0. In 1988 he organized the tournament, West Germany, the format has not changed. In the final meet of the USSR national teams and the Netherlands, the Dutch were stronger and won. In 1992, the organizers of the Championship Swedes. Then the team of Yugoslavia refused to participate. Yugoslavia was replaced in the tournament the Danes. As a result, the Danes and became champions in the final match, they were stronger than the Germans 2-0. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, there are more teams are now 48 teams could participate in the tournament. In 1996, the final stage was already 16 teams, divided them into 4 groups of 4 teams each. In the finals, Germany beat the Czech Republic national team and became a champion. In 2000, the organizers have been two countries: Belgium and Holland. In the final, the French defeated the Italians by golden goal, authored by Trezeguet. In 2004 the format changed, now instead of the golden goal was silver. He won the tournament the Greeks, in the finale they managed to beat the owner tournament team in Portugal. In 2008, the tournament took the two countries Austria and Switzerland. Spanish Cup win in the final of the national team beat Germany 1-0.