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The 'UEFA Euro '2000, also called Euro 2000 , was the eleventh edition of the European Football Championship organised by the UEFA . The tournament was held inBelgium & Netherlands, and lasted from 10 June 2000 to 2 July 2000. It was the first time that a EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP was organized in two countries. The sixteen countries that qualified had played in groups and 16 in eight stadiums. France won the tournament by defeating Italy in the final through a golden goal.

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[hide]*1 participating countries

Participating countries[Edit]Edit

[1][2]Participating countries:

█ █ Winner

█ █ Second

█ █ Semi finalists

█ █ Quarter-Finalists

█ █ Eliminated in group stage

[3]

See UEFA Euro 2000 qualification for the main article on this topic.

The qualification for the European Championships 2000 took place in 1998 and 1999. 49 countries were divided into nine qualifying groups. This team played home and away matches against each other. The winner of each group qualified automatically for the final tournament, as well as the best number 2. The remaining 8 runners-up went through draw divided into four playoffs (home and away), of which the winner qualified for the final tournament. Belgium & Netherlands were like organising countries automatically qualified.

Big surprises did not occur. Most large countries that on the final round were expected, knew to qualify. Largest Croatia, which was absent on the 1998 World Cup still the third place. Norway and Slovenia knew for the first time to qualify for a European Championship.

The sixteen countries that placed for the final tournament are shown below.

Country Qualification as Date qualification Previous participation in EK1
[4]

Belgium

Host Country 18 January1998 3 (197219801984)
[5]

Netherlands

Host Country 18 January1998 5 (19761980,1988,19921996)
[6]

Italy

Winner Group 1 9 October1999 4 ( 1968,198019881996)
[7]

Norway

Winner Group 2 8 september1999 0
[8]

Germany

Winner Group 3 9 October1999 7 (2 19722197619801984222198819921996 )
[9]

France

Winner Group 4 9 October1999 4 (1960198419921996)
[10]

Sweden

Winner Group 5 8 september1999 1 (1992)
[11]

Spain

Winner Group 6 8 september1999 5 ( 1964,1980198419881996)
[12]

Romania

Winner Group 7 9 October1999 2 (19841996)
[13]

Yugoslavia

Winner Group 8 9 October1999 43(196019681976333 1984)
[14]

Czech Republic

Winner Group 9 9 June1999 4 (1960 41976,4419801996)
[15]

Portugal

Best runner-up 9 October1999 2 (19841996)
[16]

England

Playoff winner 17 november1999 5 (19681980198819921996)
[17]

Denmark

Playoff winner 17 november1999 5 (19641984198819921996)
[18]

Slovenia

Playoff winner 17 november1999 0
[19]

Turkey

Playoff winner 17 november1999 1 (1996)
1 A bold date means a Championship during that tournament
2 as West Germany [20]
3 if SFR Yugoslavia [21]
4 as Czecho-Slovakia [22]

The draw took place on 12 december 1999 in Ghent. The countries were divided into four groups.

Group A Group B Group C Group D

[23] Germany [24] England [25] Portugal [26] Romania

[27] Belgium [28] Italy [29] Turkey [30] Sweden

[31] Yugoslavia [32] Norway [33] Slovenia [34] Spain

[35] Denmark [36] France [37] Netherlands [38] Czech Republic

Host Cities[Edit]Edit

The 31 matches of the 2000 European Championships were held in 8 stadiums, four Belgian and four Dutch. Any stadium had a capacity of at least 29,000 spectators. The Amsterdam ArenA was the largest stadium with 52.960 places, also the Feijenoord Stadium and the King Baudouin stadium had more than 50,000 places. The opening game was played by Belgium and Sweden on 10 June at the King Baudouin stadium, the final was played on 2 July in the Feijenoord Stadium. In the Amsterdam ArenA, the Feijenoord Stadium and the King Baudouin stadium were most matches played, five games were held in these three stadiums.Belgium Netherlands only if both played in their own country.

[39] Amsterdam [40] Rotterdam [41] Brussels [42] Eindhoven
Amsterdam ArenA

Capacity: 52.960

The Tub

Capacity: 51.137

King Baudouin Stadium

Capacity: 50.122

Philips Stadium

Capacity: 35,000

[43] [44] [45] [46]
3 group matches

1 quarterfinals 1 semifinal

3 group matches

1 quarterfinals final

3 group matches

1 quarterfinals 1 semifinal

3 group matches
[47]
3 group matches 3 group matches 3 group matches 3 group matches

1 quarterfinals

[48] [49] [50] [51]
GelreDome

Capacity: 30.082

Stade Maurice Dufrasne

Capacity: 30.023

Stade du Pays de Charleroi

Capacity: 29.891

Jan Breydel Stadium

Capacity: 29.042

[52] Arnhem [53] Liège [54] Charleroi [55] Bruges

Referees[Edit]Edit

[56][57]Building Delftse Poort in Rotterdam with an image of Edgar Davids

At the European Championship 2000 whistled 13 referees from different countries. Gamal Al-Ghandour was the only non-European referee at the tournament. Markus Brand led the opening game, Anders Frisk refereed the final.

Course of the tournament[Edit]Edit

[71][72]The French and Italian national team prior to the final of the European Championships[73][74]Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Tottiin the final in the tub

In Group A Portugal knew itself with three victories for the quarter finals places. After a 0-2 – behind one eventually won 3-2 to EnglandRomania was late in injury time with 0-1, the match against Germany was won by a hat-trick of Sérgio Conceição (3-0). Romania managed to qualify, played as a second one drew with Germany and won through a late penalty kick by England (2-3). As a result, England and reigning European champion Germany were surprisingly eliminated in the group stage.

Italy qualified In Group B with nine points by victories over Turkey (1-2), Belgium (2-0) and Sweden (2-1). Turkey was number 2 by a goalless draw against Sweden and a 2-0 victory over Belgium, both hits were scored by Hakan Şükür. Belgium won the opening game of the tournament by Sweden, but this was not enough to reach the quarter finals. Belgium became the first host country of an European Championship that did not survive the group stage.

In Group C Spain began with a 0-1 defeat against Norway, but was still groepwinnaar debutant by victories on Slovenia (1-2) and Yugoslavia (3-4). In the last game Spain 3-2 in injury time, a bow-deficit to a victory. Yugoslavia was second with four points, by a 3-3 draw against Slovenia and a 1-0 victory over Norway. Savo Milošević scored four times for Yugoslavia in the group stage. Norway won with the same goal difference as many points as Yugoslavia, but was third on the basis of the goal average.

In Group D Netherlands was host country group winner with nine points. Both Denmark as Netherlands defeated France 3-0. Netherlands won her first game of exportableCzech Republic by a penalty kick just before time, France holds a 1-2-victory over the Czechs. Because both countries after two duels were sure of the quarter-finals, the clash went only to the first place. After trailing twice to have come with 2-3 Netherlands won eventually by France. Czech Republic Denmark's won thanks to two goals byVladimír Šmicer, Denmark ended up as the only country with 0 points, without a goal to have made.

The quarter-finals knew little surprises. Portugal won by Turkey by two goals from Nuno Gomes. Italy defeated Romania 2-0. Netherlands impressed with a 6-1 victory over Yugoslavia, including a hat-trick of goals from Kluivert and Overmarstwo. France won 1-2 by Spain.

In the semi-final between France and Portugal came latter on lead, the equalizer in the second half fell. France got a controversial penalty kick In extra time because of an alleged handball in the area assigned by Abel Xavier. The penalty kick was exploited by Zinédine Zidane, due to the Sudden Death scheme this meant the victory for France. Paulo BentoAbel Xavier and Nuno Gomes were suspended for a long time after they referee Günter Benkö had criticized and pushed for his decision.

The semi-final between Italy and Netherlands Netherlands knew an offensive, with a ratio of 21 in goal attempts against 4. After 34 minutes Zambrotta received his second yellow card, leaving Italy with ten man further. Netherlands got two penalties in regular time, these were however missed by Frank de Boer (' 39, rescue Francesco Toldo) and Patrick Kluivert (' 62, pole). Also after extra time it remained 0-0. The 3-1 penalty shootout was won by Italy, including two rescues of Toldo.

On July 2, France and Italy played the final in the Feijenoord Stadium. Italy seemed to win for a long time after Marco Delvecchio had opened the score in the second half.In the 90th minute however, Sylvain Wiltord scored the tying run. Substitute David Trézéguet scored In extra time then the Golden Goal. This was the winner of Euro 2000, France was the second European title for France.

Results[Edit]Edit

Group Stage[Edit]Edit

Group A[Edit]Edit

Country Wed Win Gel Far DV DT +/− Pnt
[75]

Portugal

3 3 0 0 7 2 + 5 9
[76]

Romania

3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
[77]

England

3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
[78]

Germany

3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1

12 June2000

18: 00

Germany [79] 1 – 1 [80] Romania Stade Maurice DufrasneLiège

Attendance: 25,000 Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)

Scholl16 '[81] [82]

5 'Moldovan



12 June2000

20: 45

Portugal [83] 3 – 2 [84] England Philips StadionEindhoven

Attendance: 33,000 Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Figo[85]22 '

João Pinto [86]37 ' Gomes [87]59 '

match report [88]

3 'Scholes [89]18 ' McManaman



17 June2000

18: 00

Romania [90] 0 – 1 [91] Portugal GelreDomeArnhem

Attendance: 18,000 Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

[92]

90 + 4 'Costinha



17 June2000

20: 45

England [93] 1 – 0 [94] Germany Stade du Pays de CharleroiCharleroi

Spectators: 30,000 Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Shearer[95]53 '


20 June2000

20: 45

England [96] 2 – 3 [97] Romania Stade du Pays de CharleroiCharleroi

Spectators: 30,000 Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Shearer[98]41 ' (pen.)

Owen 45 ' [99]

[100]

Chivu22 ' [101]Munteanu 48 ' [102]89 ' (pen.) Ganea



20 June2000

20: 45

Portugal [103] 3 – 0 [104] Germany Stadion FeijenoordRotterdam

Attendance: 44,000 Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)

Conceição[105]35 '[106]54 '71 '[107]

Group B[Edit]Edit

Country Wed Win Gel Far DV DT +/− Pnt
[108]

Italy

3 3 0 0 6 2 + 4 9
[109]

Turkey

3 1 1 1 3 2 + 1 4
[110]

Belgium

3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
[111]

Sweden

3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1

10 June2000

20: 45

Belgium [112] 2 – 1 [113] Sweden King Baudouin StadiumBrussels

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Markus Brand (Germany)

Goor[114]43 '

E. Mpenza [115]46 '

[116]

53 'Mjällby



11 June2000

14.30

Turkey [117] 1 – 2 [118] Italy GelreDomeArnhem

Attendance: 25,000 Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Bansal62 '[119] [120]

52 'Conte [121]70 ' (pen.) Inzaghi



14 June2000

20: 45

Italy [122] 2 – 0 [123] Belgium King Baudouin StadiumBrussels

Attendance: 46,000 Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)

Totti6 '[124]

Fiore 66 ' [125]



15 June2000

20: 45

Sweden [126] 0 – 0 [127] Turkey Philips StadionEindhoven

Attendance: 24,500 Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)



19 June2000

20: 45

Turkey [128] 2 – 0 [129] Belgium King Baudouin StadiumBrussels

Attendance: 48,000 Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)

Şükür45 '[130]70 '[131]


19 June2000

20: 45

Italy [132] 2 – 1 [133] Sweden Philips StadionEindhoven

Attendance: 25,000 Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Di Biagio[134]39 '

Del Piero 88 ' [135]

[136]

77 'Larsson

Group C[Edit]Edit

Country Wed Win Gel Far DV DT +/− Pnt
[137]

Spain

3 2 0 1 6 5 + 1 6
[138]

Yugoslavia

3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
[139]

Norway

3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
[140]

Slovenia

3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2

13 June2000

18: 00

Spain [141] 0 – 1 [142] Norway Stadion FeijenoordRotterdam

Attendance: 45,000 Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

[143]

Iversen65 '



13 June2000

20: 45

Yugoslavia [144] 3 – 3 [145] Slovenia Stade du Pays de CharleroiCharleroi

Attendance: 15,000 Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Milošević67 '[146]73 '[147]

Drulović 70 ' [148]

[149]

23 '[150]57 'Zahovič [151]52 ' Pavlin



18 June2000

18: 00

Slovenia [152] 1 – 2 [153] Spain Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam

Attendance: 45,000 Referee: Markus Brand (Germany)

Zahovič[154]59 ' [155]

Raúl González4 ' [156]Etxeberria 60 '



18 June2000

20: 45

Norway [157] 0 – 1 [158] Yugoslavia Stade Maurice DufrasneLiège

Attendance: 24,000 Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

[159]

8 'Milošević



21 June2000

18: 00

Yugoslavia [160] 3 – 4 [161] Spain Jan Breydel StadiumBrugge

Spectators: 22,000 Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Milošević30 '[162]

Govedarica 50 ' [163] Komljenović 75 ' [164]

[165]

38 '[166]90 + 4 'Pérez [167]Munitis 51 ' [168]90 ' (pen.) Mendieta



21 June2000

18: 00

Slovenia [169] 0 – 0 [170] Norway GelreDomeArnhem

Spectators: 22,000 Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Group D[Edit]Edit

Country Wed Win Gel Far DV DT +/− Pnt
[171]

Netherlands

3 3 0 0 7 2 + 5 9
[172]

France

3 2 0 1 7 4 + 3 6
[173]

Czech Republic

3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
[174]

Denmark

3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0

11 June2000

18: 00

France [175] 3 – 0 [176] Denmark Jan Breydel StadiumBrugge

Attendance: 29,000 Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)

Blanc16 '[177]

Henry 64 ' [178] Wiltord 90 ' [179]



11 June2000

20: 45

Netherlands [180] 1 – 0 [181] Czech Republic Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

F. de Boer

[182]89 ' (pen.)



16 June2000

18: 00

Czech Republic [183] 1 – 2 [184] France Jan Breydel StadiumBrugge

Attendance: 25,000 Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Poborský[185]35 ' (pen.) [186]

7 'Henry [187]Djorkaeff 60 '



16 June2000

20: 45

Denmark [188] 0 – 3 [189] Netherlands Stadion FeijenoordRotterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

[190]

Kluivert57 ' [191]66 ' r. de Boer [192]Send 77 '



21 June2000

20: 45

Denmark [193] 0 – 2 [194] Czech Republic Stade Maurice DufrasneLiège

Attendance: 25,000 Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

[195]

64 '67 '[196]Šmicer



21 June2000

20: 45

France [197] 2 – 3 [198] Netherlands Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Dugarry8 '[199]

Trézéguet [200]31 '

[201]

Kluivert14 ' [202]51 ' f. de Boer [203]59 ' Send

Knockout Stage[Edit]Edit

quarterfinals semifinal final
24 June-Amsterdam
[204]

Turkey

0
28 June-Brussels
[205]

Portugal

2
[206]

Portugal

1
25 June-Bruges
[207]

France

2
[208]

Spain

1
2 July-Rotterdam
[209]

France

2
[210]

France

2
25 June-Rotterdam
[211]

Italy

1
[212]

Netherlands

6
29 June-Amsterdam
[213]

Yugoslavia

1
[214]

Netherlands

0 ns (1)
24 June-Brussels
[215]

Italy

0 ns (3)
[216]

Italy

2
[217]

Romania

0

Quarter-Finals[Edit]Edit


24 June2000

18: 00

Turkey [218] 0 – 2 [219] Portugal Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam

Attendance: 45,000 Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)

[220]

44 '[221]56 'Gomes



24 June2000

20: 45

Italy [222] 2 – 0 [223] Romania King Baudouin StadiumBrussels

Attendance: 42,500 Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Totti[224]33 '

Inzaghi [225]43 '



25 June2000

18: 00

Netherlands [226] 6 – 1 [227] Yugoslavia Stadion FeijenoordRotterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)

Kluivert24 '[228][229]38 '[230]54 '

Govedarica [231]51 ' (etc.) Overmars 78 ' [232]90 ' [233]

[234]

90 + 1 'Milošević



25 June2000

20: 45

Spain [235] 1 – 2 [236] France Jan Breydel StadiumBrugge

Spectators: 30,000 Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Mendieta[237]38 ' (pen.) [238]

32 'Zidane [239]Djorkaeff 44 '

Semifinals[Edit]Edit


28 June2000

20: 45

France [240] 2 – 1 (E.T.) [241] Portugal King Baudouin StadiumBrussels

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)

Henry[242]51 '

Zidane [243]117 ' (pen.)

[244]

19 'Gomes



29 June2000

18: 00

Italy [245] 0 – 0 (E.T.) [246]

Netherlands

Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Markus Brand (Germany)

penalty kicks
Di Biagio

[247] Pessotto[248] Totti[249] Maldini[250]

3-1 [251]

F. de Boer [252]Tribe [253]Kluivert [254]Bali

Final[Edit]Edit

[255]

See Final UEFA Euro 2000 for the main article on this topic.


2 July2000

20: 00

France [256] 2 – 1 (E.T.) [257] Italy Stadion FeijenoordRotterdam

Attendance: 50,000 Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Wiltord90 '[258]

Trézéguet 103 ' [259]

match report [260]

55 'Delvecchio

Champion[Edit]Edit

[261]

[262]

[263]
France

2the title

Goals[Edit]Edit

Goalscorers[Edit]Edit

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

Goals per country[Edit]Edit

Goals for
Country Number of goals for Average
[318]

Netherlands

13 2.60
[319]

France

13 2.17
[320]

Portugal

10 2.00
[321]

Italy

9 1.50
[322]

Yugoslavia

8 2.00
[323]

Spain

7 1.75
[324]

England

5 1.67
[325]

Slovenia

4 1.33
[326]

Romania

4 1.00
[327]

Czech Republic

3 1.00
[328]

Turkey

3 0.75
[329]

Belgium

2 0.67
[330]

Sweden

2 0.67
[331]

Germany

1 0.33
[332]

Norway

1 0.33
[333]

Denmark

0 0.00
Goals against
Country Number of goals against Average
[334]

Norway

1 0.33
[335]

Netherlands

3 0.60
[336]

Portugal

3 0.60
[337]

Czech Republic

3 1.00
[338]

Italy

4 0.67
[339]

Turkey

4 1.00
[340]

Sweden

4 1.33
[341]

Belgium

5 1.67
[342]

Germany

5 1.67
[343]

Slovenia

5 1.67
[344]

Romania

6 1.50
[345]

England

6 2.00
[346]

France

7 1.17
[347]

Spain

7 1.75
[348]

Denmark

8 2.67
[349]

Yugoslavia

13 3.25

Total: 85 goals (2.74 per match)

Goal of the tournament[Edit]Edit

The most beautiful goal UEFA itself chose not to this edition of the European Championships. In England chose the BBC's Match of the Day hit by Stefano Fiore against Belgium as goal of the tournament, with Patrick Kluivert's goal against France as a second and Zinedine Zidane's third goal against Spain. [1]

Individual prices[Edit]Edit

Zinedine Zidane was voted player of the tournament by UEFA. Patrick Kluivert and Savo Milošević were both top scorer of the tournament with five goals, and received the Golden Shoe. In the Team of the tournament were 22 players included, of which seven of champion France. From this selection was also a best arrangement formed by UEFA. [2]

UEFA Team of the tournament[Edit]Edit

Keepers Defenders Midfielders Attackers

[350] Francesco Toldo [351] Fabien Barthez

[352] Laurent Blanc [353] Marcel Desailly [354] Alessandro Nesta [355] Fabio Cannavaro [356] Frank de Boer [357] Paolo Maldini [358] Lilian Thuram

[359] Patrick Vieira [360] Zinédine Zidane [361] Luís Figo [362] Josep Guardiola [363] Edgar Davids [364] Demetrio Albertini [365] Rui Costa

[366] Thierry Henry [367] Patrick Kluivert [368] Nuno Gomes [369] Raúl González [370] Francesco Totti [371] Savo Milošević

[372]

UEFA Golden Shoe[Edit]Edit

UEFA player of the tournament[Edit]Edit

Other[Edit]Edit

Euro 2000 mascot was Benelucky. Benelucky was created by Utrecht student Jurrian Rabee, after UEFA had kept a contest which 5000 entries followed. [3the name Benelucky is a play on 'Benelux', as well as a contraction of the Latin word ' bene ' and the English ' lucky ', together referred to as ' good luck '. The mascot was presented at the exhibition game Netherlands-Belgium on 4 september 1999. Benelucky has the head and mane of a lion and the horns and tail of a devil, referring to, respectively, the ' Dutch lion ' and the ' Red Devils '. The moons contain mascot the colors of both flags.

The official song of the European Championships 2000 Campione 2000 (Italian for champion) by Swedish musician E-Type. An official Euro 2000 album was also released, featuring 21 songs.

Was the slogan of the Euro 2000 Football without Frontiers (football without borders). This slogan referred to the collaboration between Netherlands and Belgium host countries, and was also meant to underline the European character of the international tournament.

  • [378]

    Italian fans during the final at De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam

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