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  European Football Championship
The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football team s governed by the UEFA.
There is a UEFA Women's Championship inaugurated in 1984 and from 1997 held every four years, as well as a Men's Under-21 equivalent of the UEFA European Championship tournament, taking place every two years.
The ''Henri Delaunay Trophy'', which is awarded to the winner of the European Football Championship, is named in honor of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA, who came up with the idea of a European championship but died five years prior to the first tournament in 1960.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/European_Football_Championship   (1362 words)

 Zile, Bezimeni & Noci
Basically, this was mob football that took place between rival factions and groups in towns and cities, and also between villages and parishes.
Football was introduced to Russia in 1887 by two English mill owners, the Charnock brothers, near Moscow.
The principal competitions in England are the FA Premiership, the Football League, the FA Cup, and the Football League Cup (both cup competitions are knockout events).
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 Soccer Players Encyclopedia
He is considered a pioneer of African football and is one of the first players from the continent to get recognition in Europe.
Paul has won most major football tournaments including the Champions League, the European Championship (1972), and the World Cup (1974.) Breitner is five times Bundesliga champion (1972, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981) and has twice won the Spanish Primera Division (1975, 1976).
Artur Antunes Coimbra was born in Rio as the son of Portuguese immigrants.
www.expertfootball.com /players/encyclopedia.php   (3495 words)

 Football in England information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Football is the unofficial national sport of England, and as such has an important place within English national life.
Football in England is not just a spectator sport or the preserve of official leagues and clubs, but a sport attracting mass participation at many different levels and in a wide variety of forms.
No English team reached a European Cup final until 1968, which was the same year that England got their first UEFA Cup success (though English teams (Birmingham City (twice) and a London XI) reached the first three finals of the 'Inter-Fairs' Cup in its formative days).
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 file_nav_name Encyclopedia Index
The 14th European Championships in Athletics.were in held at the Olympic Stadium in Stuttgart a city in West Germany.
The FIFA World Youth Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organi...
The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by the UE...
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Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
There is a widespread perception that football teams based in schools and public recreational leagues consume far more than their fair share of the sports budget, although sales of tickets to college (and to some extent high school) football games often make it a revenue-producing sport.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/american_football.htm   (5465 words)

 Football - MSN Encarta
Because of the complicated system, USC was excluded from the championship game despite their number-one ranking in some polls, causing considerable controversy.
From 1983 to 1985 the United States Football League (USFL) tried to compete with the NFL by playing in the spring and summer, but it folded after the 1985 campaign.
In 1991 the World League of American Football was formed with the intention of fostering interest in American football and the NFL in Europe.
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 Russia, Football
The Soviets had qualified for the 1992 European Championship Finals in Sweden, and they were allowed to enter under a flag of convenience as the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), but soon afterwards even the CIS ceased to exist, and the 15 former Soviet republics began to operate independently.
Their sole international triumph was achieved in 1960, when the USSR beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in the first European Championship Final.
The mid-1970s saw a period of decline, but in 1988, a team based on Dynamo Kiev (from the Ukraine) were again runners-up in the European Championship.
www.sportz4u.com /isport/football/COUNTRIE/russia.htm   (272 words)

 Nordic Culture > Football in Denmark and Sweden - Scandinavica.com
The fact is that football has actually a long tradition in Scandinavia, particularly in Denmark and in southern Sweden, where winters are relativery short and the land is more densely populated.
Much of the Danish football tradition is connected with the Parken National Football Stadium, built in 1911 and rebuilt in 1992 with a capacity of 42,000 spectators.
Football is increasingly popular in Sweden, although the sport has there a much less commercial approach than in Denmark.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/sports/football.htm   (1138 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Sports | From the beginning
Euro 2004, which begins in Portugal on Saturday, is a football championship second only to the World Cup in importance and one that is steeped in history.
Given the effort that Henri Delaunay of the French Football Federation had put into UEFA's birth and European football, it was appropriate that the final phase of the first European Nations' Cup in 1960 should be held in France.
The European Nations' Cup became the UEFA European Football Championship in 1968.
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 maltasport.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
European football's ruling body is set to launch an investigation following a player's claims of a corruption attempt prior to a Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.
European football's ruling body UEFA have charged England's Football Association over the "improper behaviour" of England supporters in Croatia.
European football's ruling body UEFA has warned Croatia and its fans they could face heavy sanctions if they rain racist abuse down on England when the sides meet in Zagreb on Wednesday.
www.maltasport.com /International_Football/european_champ   (847 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
World class stars were rapidly emerging from these new footballing lands but, unlike Pele in 1962, those top players were disallowed from being able to pit their wits against those from European and South American clubs because of the exclusivity of the championship.
With the drain of talent to the European leagues virtually unchecked, clubs in nations where the game was slowly developing came under tremendous strain to maintain their attraction to fans, sponsors and media.
Having seen the financial might of European club sides only increase at the end of the 20th century and with the goal of uniting and promoting the game fairly in the football world, FIFA had wrestled with the notion of including a multi-confederation club competition on the international match calendar for some time.
www.fifa.com /en/comp/Clubworld/tournament/0,4133,CWC-2005-10,00.html   (843 words)

 ATL World Cup Soccer. All the top world soccer news daily. News from international soccer. Euro 2004, champion's ...
The finals of the 12th European championships will be held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, but the original concept, as with the World Cup, was a French innovation.
The European championships were conceived by one of football's administrators, Henri Delaunay, a one time secretary general of the French Football Federation (FFF).
Indeed, the final stages of the brand new European championships resembled nothing more than four teams playing in a country that was chosen at the last minute.
www.wldcup.com /euro/2004/historical/origin.html   (576 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Russian soccer looking to brighter future - Tuesday December 03, 2002 10:22 AM
Yashin, a member of four World Cup squads from 1958 to 1970, was also named European Footballer of the Year in 1963 and is still the only goalkeeper to have won the award.
The Russians first took up football in the late 19th century when it was brought into the country by English sailors and factory workers.
The only eastern European country to host the European finals was Yugoslavia in 1976 when the final round consisted of just four teams.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2002/12/03/russia_bid   (1532 words)

 KryssTal : Football (League 1960)
Wolverhampton Wanderers missed out on a hat-trick of Championships as well as the double of League and FA Cup by losing their final home game to Tottenham Hotspur.
A new European competition began: the Cup Winners Cup.
This was open to winners of the national cups (like the FA Cup).
www.krysstal.com /league1960.html   (183 words)

 JUVENTUS Football Club - history of Juventus
During this period Juventus had their first experience in world football, participating in the Europe Cup (today's Champions League) where they reached the semi-final stage four times.
During the fifteen years from 1972 to 1986 Juventus won nine championships and all European and intercontinental Cups.
The Italians were complemented by superb foreigners like Michel Platini, who won 2 championships, 2 European Cups, one intercontinental Cup, 3 awards as the top goal-scorer and 3 Golden Balls in five years.
www.geocities.com /juventusfootball/team/history.htm   (850 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Uefa reveals Euro 2012 shortlist
Switzerland/Austria will host the 13th European Championship in 2008, an event which began back in 1960 and has had nine different winners.
Greece were the surprise package of last year's tournament, beating hosts Portugal 1-0 to win their first major football championship.
The first European Championship was won by the USSR, while Germany lead the way with the most number of wins - three.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport2/hi/football/internationals/4417634.stm   (141 words)

 Euro 1968 International football championship - Winners Italy
The competitions may have had a new name, but the result was classic example of home team advantage securing the day.
In football terms, the Italy v Yugoslavia final was not a great attacking spectacle.
Unusually, the European Championship, as it was then called, required a replay rather than a penalty shoot-out to decide the result in Italy's favour.
www.guy-sports.com /euro2004/euro2004_1968.htm   (231 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Factbox: Austria-Switzerland's successful 2008 bid - Thursday December 12, 2002 05:03 PM
FOOTBALL SET-UP: Austria -- The first official domestic league was set up in 1911, contested only by teams from Vienna, seven years after the foundation of the Austrian Football Association.
FOOTBALL HONORS: Austria: World Cup semifinals in 1934 and 1954; Olympic runner-up in 1936 and quarterfinals in 1912 and 1952; European championship quarterfinal in 1960.
In soccer, Switzerland hosted the 1954 World Cup finals and is home to both European football's governing body UEFA and FIFA, world football's governing body, as well as the International Olympic Committee.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2002/12/12/aus_swiss_factbox   (580 words)

 Today in History: September 16
Born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, Stagg played football and baseball for Yale University.
During the forty years he coached at the University of Chicago, Stagg introduced several plays that are now fundamental to any offense including the end-around play, the shift, and the man in motion.
John Parioli" (1938) reveals the importance of football to the youth of an Italian immigrant community in Montpelier, Vermont.
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 Euro Soccer - UEFA European Championship
The European Soccer Championship has been played since 1960, originally as the "Nations Cup".
From 1960 until 1976, 4 teams qualified for the final tournament, from 1980 until 1992 it was 8 teams, and since 1996 16 teams qualify for the finals.
The 13th European Championship will be played in 2008 in Switzerland and Austria.
euro.polishsoccer.net   (147 words)

 Sports Venue Technology - Euro 2004 - UEFA European Football Soccer Championship Finals, Portugal
On 12 October 1999 in Aachen, Germany, UEFA President Lennart Johansson announced that Portugal was the host for the Finals of the 2004 UEFA European Championship.
The draw for the qualifying rounds of Euro 2004, the International European football competition, took place in Porto at Europarque, Santa Maria da Feira on 25 January 2002.
It is the job of the Portuguese Football Federation to ensure that ten football stadiums will be available to host the final round matches of Euro 2004.
www.sportsvenue-technology.com /projects/2004euro   (1341 words)

 Italy national football team information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Italian national football team is the national football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC - Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio).
Italy is one of the most successful national teams, having won three World Cups and one European championship.
The first match of the Italian national football team was held in Milan, Italy on 15 May 1910, against France (a 6–2 victory for Azzurri).
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 Euro 1960 International football championship - Winners USSR
European Nations Cup - 1960 held in France
We must thank Henri Delaunay, the secretary of the French Football Federation for the birth of the European Nations' Cup in 1960.
Later this famous football competition became known as the European Championship.
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 Red Hot Soccer
An attempt to standardize the rules was made at the University of Cambridge in 1843, but not until 1863, when the Football Association (FA) was created, was a uniform set of rules established.
Prior to the formation of the FIFA, international matches were played by European and South American countries, but there were rule differences between the continents, particularly regarding the obstruction of a player who did not have possession of the ball, tackling from behind, and shoulder charging.
An official club championship is also played by the winners of the South American and European champions' cups.
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 FERENC PUSKAS - International Football Hall of Fame
Puskas was known as the Galloping Major, a reference to the fact that he was an army officer playing for an army team.
Using national service as a pretext to annexe talent, Honved became the most successful club in Europe in the days before the European Cup and that club side was to form the basis of the national team.
Apart from the ferocity of the tackling, the Brazilians invaded the Hungarian dressing room after the match claiming that Puskas, a spectator on the touchline, had attacked and wounded their centre-half Pinheiro.
www.ifhof.com /hof/puskas.asp   (1504 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Revamped Club World Championship for 2005
The European and South American champions will now join those from Africa, Asia, Oceania and CONCACAF in the tournament that has so far been staged once in Brazil in 2000.
The European and South American champions will be introduced at the semi-final stage, meaning they will play a maximum of two games.
In February, the 102-strong European Club forum said it was totally opposed to the championship, but it would now seem that next season's European champion will have little option but to take part.
www.rte.ie /sport/2004/0517/fifa2.html   (265 words)

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