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Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by AUSGunner, Nov 15, 2003.
Could someone tell me the host nations of the European Cup from 1960 up until 1988?
I assume you mean the European Championship.
I love European football history.
From '60-'76 the tournament was known as the "European Nation's Cup". The qualifying rounds were in group stages, with eight teams going to the quarter-finals which were two-legged affairs. Of the four semi-finalists, one was chosen to host the semi-finals and final.
1960: Final played in Paris, Parc des Princes
1964: Madrid, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
1968: Rome, Stadio Olimpico
1972: Brussels, Heysel Stadion
1976: Belgrade, Red Star Stadium
Since 1980 the "European Nation's Cup" gave way to the "European Championships". The eight qualifyers were grouped into 2 groups of 4 and all matches were played in a single country (which did not have to go through the qualifying stages):
1980: Italy - Final played in Rome, Stadio Olimpico
1984: France - Paris, Parc des Prince
1988: West Germany - Munich, OlympiaStadion
1992: Sweden - Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium
Since the '96 tournament, the field of finalists expanded to 16 teams (4x4).
1996: England - London, Wembley Stadium
2000: Holland/Belgium - Rotterdam, Feyenoord 'De Kuip' Stadium
Btw, Denmark pulled off one of the most amazing results when they won the '92 tournament even though they hadn't initially qualified for the finals. Yugoslavia won their qualifying group but had to withdraw weeks before the tournament began because of their civil war. Thus Denmark, who'd finished second in Yugoslavia's qualifying group, were allowed to compete.
And beíng a dane and all, I got to say that ´92 still makes me smile
Especially beating the overconfident german side in the final!
Though losing to Sweden was tough...
Congrats yesterday by the way. A friendly that actually seemed friendly...
thanks! I thought it was a good game. Both managers got some questions answered, about who to bring to Portugal next year. And I think Rooney has prooved that he has to start every time.
Whats up Joe Cole? Why isnt he a regular player?? I havent seen him play much, but if that game is how he usually plays, he is a must-have on the english midtfield!
I think the general consensus with Joe Cole is he is a very good player but is to often caught off guard when doing the little tricks he loves to show off. Rooney on the other hand surpasses Joe Cole in terms ability and has a maturity at nineteen that Joe Cole still lacks.
Basically Rooney is what people thought Joe Cole would turn out to be. On Match of the Day Alan Hansen said that it was Joe Cole's ineptness that led to Denmark's first goal, that effectively cancels out his effort doesn't it?
I admit, I dont know much about Joe Cole, but the way I see it, he was the best english player in that game (well, perhaps Ronney was better). It was he that made the danish defence look really bad, so many times.
I dont really remember the goal that well, so I believe you when you say it was Coles mistake that led to it. And of course that doesnt help his chances of becoming regular in the starting lineup. But without his good passing and dribbles, it would have been more difficult for England.
He played very well. I think the point being made on that program was he still hasn't the maturity to avoid making the kind of mistakes he did make on Sunday, although his game has improved and will improve now he's at Chelsea.
It's the same with the goalie Robinson. Fantastic saves all game and then contributes to the third goal with a school boy error (when it bounced off his chest).
Denmark are an excellent side and the match was only a friendly, but England just can't afford to make these kinds of mistakes when it matters. As it stands I think Cole will make a great super sub as he can turn games around.
You convinced me! Youre right, no team can afford a player that loses to many balls to the opponent, no matter how good he is offensive.
And I got to agree on Robinson as well...his first save was amazing! Lovenkrands hit it perfectly, but Robinson saved it, but the shot from Jorgensen wasnt good, and he shouldve hold that one.
And with James having played some fairly good games on the national team lately, I cant see any reason for playing Robinson at the moment.