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  European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UEFA European Championship is the main national football competition of the UEFA nations.
Held every four years since 1960, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship in 1968.
The competing teams are chosen by a series of qualifying games: in 1960 and 1964 through home and away play-offs; from 1968 through qualifying leagues and also play-off games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Football_Championship   (306 words)

  
 1968 European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1968 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy.
This was the 3rd edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA.
The qualification competition was played in two stages: a group stage (taking place from 1966 until 1968) and the quarter-finals (played in 1968).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1968_European_Football_Championship   (320 words)

  
 England national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The England national football team represents England (not the whole United Kingdom) in international football competitions such as the World Cup and the European Championships.
It is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
England came third in the 1968 European Championships, and were one of the favourites to win the 1970 World Cup; however, they fell in the quarter-finals to West Germany 3-2, having been 2-0 up.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/England_national_football_team   (1591 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Sports | From the beginning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/694/sp4.htm   (616 words)

  
 European Championship 2000 - Statistics
The idea of the European Championships was first though of in 1927 by Henri Delaunay.
Delaunay was the head of the French Football Federation when he told people his idea, but the fact that the World Cup was being thought of was more important.
When UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) was set up Delaunay became the general secretary.
www.cn174world.co.uk /euro2000/history.html   (579 words)

  
 1996 British Two Pound Football Coin
A rudimentary form of football had no doubt been played in many corners of the world since civilisation began but it is with Britain that the origins, development and standardisation of football are most strongly identified.
These early matches were a football free-for-all with perhaps hundreds taking part, the objective being to carry a ball to one end or other of the town or village but because of the lack of rules and resulting "lawlessness" (nothing new there, then!) football was sometimes banned by royal decree.
The tenth Championships began in 18994 and the preliminary matches undoubtedly witnessed all the tension and drama of the previous nine tournaments.
www.24carat.co.uk /1996twopoundsbrassfootball.html   (1160 words)

  
 2004 European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004.
The UEFA European Championship is a quadrennial football competition between national teams organised by UEFA, the sports governing body in Europe.
Such was the enthusiasm that overtook the Greek fans, that the ship became the symbol of the Greek victory, as Greeks where chanting "We commandeered the ship!" into the early morning hours.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/EURO_2004   (448 words)

  
 England national football team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The England national football (soccer)football team is organised under the auspices of The Football Association, the governing body for football in England, and represents England (not the whole United KingdomUK) in international football competitions, such as the Football World CupWorld Cup and the European Football ChampionshipEuropean Championships.
The team qualified for the Football World Cup 20022002 World Cup (held in Japan and South Korea) in a tense finale on the 6 October, 2001, with the final goal which gave them the much-needed draw against Greece national football teamGreece coming from David Beckham in the dying seconds of the game.
Frustration at the lack of Premiership football for two whole weeks but more pointedly anger at the risk of injury to key players called into squads by their respective national football associations.
www.infothis.com /find/England_national_football_team   (964 words)

  
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FIFA approved the formation of continental football associations at its Extraordinary Congress in Paris in 1953 and UEFA was duly formed on 15 of June 1954.
Given the effort that Henri Delaunay of the French Football Federation had put into UEFA and European football generally, and this tournament in particular, it was appropriate that in the summer of 1960 the first European Championship Finals — named the European Nations’ Cup — were held in France.
As a result of the break up of many of the old Eastern European countries, 48 teams entered the 1996 tournament and it was decided to change the format.
web.tiscali.it /giovaneeuropa/eng/sport/campionato.html   (361 words)

  
 Timeline 1968
1968 Mar 17, In Vietnam during the siege of Khe Sanh, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War, Manny Babbit was wounded.
1968 J. Anthony Lukas (d.1997 at 64) won a Pulitzer Prize for his book "The Two Worlds of Linda Fitzpatrick." It was about a teenage girl from an affluent Connecticut family beaten to death with her hippie boyfriend after turning to a life of drugs in the East Village.
1968 Cerro Negro, a volcano in Nicaragua, erupted.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1968.HTML   (12156 words)

  
 Professional. (from FOOTBALL) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The group of teams that became the National Football League (NFL) was organized in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (changing its name in 1922), with Jim Thorpe as its nominal president.
U.S. football halfback John Vincent McNally was noted for his skill as a pass receiver and his exceptional speed.
George was elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-232564?tocId=232564   (795 words)

  
 FRANZ BECKENBAUER - International Football Hall of Fame
It was during this period of the late Sixties that Beckenbauer began to experiment with the tactic of mounting attacking raids from the centre of defence.
Despite Beckenbauer's requests he was not allowed to play the way he wanted to for his country until the European Championship Finals of 1972, by which time he had been an international for seven years.
He was voted European Footballer of the Year for the second time after that hat-trick of European Cups in 1976, even though West Germany lost that year's European Championship Final to Czechoslovakia in a penalty shoot-out.
www.ifhof.com /hof/beckenbauer.asp   (2132 words)

  
 Euro 2004 trivia - Learn English bytes - British Council
Alan Mullery: In the 1968 European Football Championships, he became the first England player to be sent off in an international.
Football's football, if that weren't the case it wouldn't be the game that it is.
He was the European Footballer of the year in 2000 and FIFA World Player of the year in 2001.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /trivia/euro2004_trivia_archive.html   (510 words)

  
 Ford | Destination Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Four times winners of the European Champion Clubs' Cup, Ajax raised Amsterdam's international footballing profile by the sheer class of the groundbreaking side of the early 1970s.
The new footballing powerhouse of Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk hail from the coal-mining city of Donetsk in the far east of the country.
The Eternal City is one of Europe's great football cities - but the European record of its two great rival clubs of S.S. Lazio and AS Roma pale in comparison to the northern giants of Milan and Turin.
www.destinationfootball.net /mainsite/travelZone.aspx?country=   (1522 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
The first league of professional football teams was the American Professional Football Association, formed in 1920.
In 1936 the NFL adopted the so-called Draft Rule, a system that assigned graduating college stars to the various league teams in such a way that a fair distribution of talent was assured.
In 1946 a second major professional football league, the All-America Football Conference, began to operate in competition with the NFL.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/football4.html   (419 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.
guy-sports.com /euro2004/euro2004_1968.htm   (229 words)

  
 Spain national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Spain national football team is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol).
They won the second European Championship ever held in 1964.
Spain has greatly underachived in the World Cup, never advancing beyond the quarterfinals (they did make the final group stage in 1950), although often being touted as pre-tournament favorites.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Spain_national_football_team   (179 words)

  
 1960 European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endoresed by UEFA.
In the final, Yugoslavia scored first, but the Soviet Union, led by legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, equalized in the 49th minute.
Regulation ended 1-1, and Viktor Ponedelnik scored with seven minutes left in extra time to give the Soviets the inaugurual European Championship.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1960_European_Football_Championship   (302 words)

  
 Turkey national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Turkey national football team is the national football team of Turkey and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation.
Their highest achievement was getting to the semi-finals of the World Cup of Japan and South Korea in 2002.
Turkey is located in both Europe and Asia, but the Turkish team only plays in European Championships (not the Asian Cup) and European World Cup qualifiers.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Turkey_national_football_team   (183 words)

  
 Euro 1972 International football championship - Winners Germany
European Championship - Held in Belgium - 1972 Winners Germany
The football competition really took off with Germany gaining revenge on England, and Belgium beating the former European Champions Italy.
Building on the previous tournament, teams in 1972 European Championship fought their way through Group matches.
guy-sports.com /euro2004/euro2004_1972.htm   (171 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Championships lowdown
The European Championships were originally called the Uefa European Nations Cup.
The tournament became the European Football Championship in 1968, with eight groups of seeded teams who played each other twice; the top two from each group progressed to the two-legged quarter-finals.
In the 1968 tournament, Alan Mullery became the first England player to be sent off in an international.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/low/football/europe/1776367.stm   (261 words)

  
 1980 European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1980 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy.
This was the 6th edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA.
The final tournament took place between June 11 and June 22, 1980.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1980_European_Football_Championship   (231 words)

  
 KryssTal : History of Arsenal
His proposals to number shirts and have floodlights were rejected by the football authorities.
A fourth Championship was captured in 1938 before World War II stopped competitive football for six years.
Have won the League Championship and FA Cup (The Double) in the same season (three times: 1971, 1998, 2002).
www.krysstal.com /arsehist.html   (1699 words)

  
 International Football Hall of Champions Inductee
Nicknamed the "Black Panther" for his acrobatic athleticism and his ability to save seemingly unstoppable shot, Lev Yashin is generally considered to be the greatest goalkeeper of all time.
Initially drawn to ice hockey, he switched allegiances to football at 23 years of age, and is said to have over 150 penalty saves to his name.
Admired throughout his career for his sportsmanship, Yashin was much loved as an ambassador for football and fairplay.
www.hallofchampions.com /inductees/1998/yashin.html   (173 words)

  
 Tell Me About: The European Championships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Henri Delaunay devised the idea for the European Championships in 1927 but the first tournament was not played until 1960.
Originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup, 16 National Teams from the European countries participated in the tournament in its first two years.
In 1968, the tournament was renamed the European Football Championship, which pitted two groups of eight seeded teams against one another.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /news_you_can_use/458853.html   (176 words)

  
 1976 European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia.
This was the 5th edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA.
The final tournament took place between June 16 and June 20, 1976.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1976_European_Football_Championship   (376 words)

  
 Serbia Info News / EURO 2000 - POST FESTUM
Being defeated by the Netherlands 1-6 in the quarterfinals of this year's European Championship, the Yugoslav national football team has become the first team to receive 6 goals in the European Championship's match.
At this year's European Championship, the Yugoslav national football team has set an inglorious record which is unlikely to be beaten in near future.
Michael Laudrup refused to play for Denmark at the European Championship held in Sweden in 1992 because the Danish national team was subsequently included into the competition as the replacement for the Yugoslav national team which was excluded from the Championship being the victim of the U.N. sanctions.
www.serbia-info.com /news/2000-07/04/19747.html   (590 words)

  
 Xtratime Community - Croatia-Hungary 2012?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The neighbouring countries will face tough competition from Italy and European champions Greece, while Poland and Ukraine are also considering a joint bid.
The deadline for bids is January 31 and European soccer's governing body UEFA will then draw up a short-list of three candidates in November before announcing the host country in December 2006.
UEFA said that the associations of Azerbaijan, Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia and Turkey had informed the European governing body that they were interested in making solo bids for the event, while Croatia/Hungary and Poland/Ukraine are going for joint bids.
www.xtratime.com /forum/showthread.php?t=151756   (1032 words)

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