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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.
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.
In the 1972 tournament, the same structure was retained, with nftBelgium being the host of the finals.
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 Zile, Bezimeni & Noci
The idea for the Football Association Challenge Cup (the FA Cup) came from the secretary of the FA, Charles Alcock, who proposed his plans at a meeting of the FA Committee in July 1871.
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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 Football Option - Home
In European football or Soccer (as it is commonly known) feet are used for controlling the ball whereas in American football, the ball and the game is controlled by hands.
Football is one of the most popular college sports in the U.S., for there is a high possibility of them making a career out of it.
It is often confused with European football or, what they call, Soccer – a football game where you use your feet to control the ball unlike American football, where you use your hands to control the ball and hence, the game.
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 JOHAN CRUYFF - International Football Hall of Fame
He won a hat-trick of European Cups with Ajax, the World Clubs' Cup and was three times European Footballer of the Year.
Cruyff was voted European Footballer of the Year for the second time in 1973, but at the end of the season he left Ajax to join his former manager Rinus Michels who was now in charge at Barcelona.
He had been named European Footballer of the Year for the third time, but he would prematurely retire before the 1978 World Cup in Argentina where Holland were, for a second time, beaten finalists - once again losing to the host nation.
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 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.
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 Federation Internationale de Football Association
Football's ever increasing popularity, its overwhelming attraction for the young, its growing economic, social and political impact and finally the attention that the mass media devote to it, are all factors which turn it into a tempting springboard for advertisers.
Sport, and football too, was originally a recreational activity and that is the way it should be - football in the service of society and not vice versa.
The European (UEFA) and Asian (AFC) confederations were formed in 1954, followed by the African group (CAF) in 1956, the North and Central American and Caribbean body (CONCACAF) in 1961, and the Oceania group (OFC) in 1966.
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 maltasport.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
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 The Summit in 1972: Father David Bauer and the Canadian National Team
European fans were amazed to see Canadian players who didn’t fight, or scream at the officials.
Father Dave’s game plans on how to defeat the top European teams were well thought out and executed, and his players "played their hearts" out.
The best the "Nats" were able to do were Bronze medals in the 1966 World Championships and 1968 Olympics as well a huge upset of the Soviet National Team at the 1967 Centennial Tournament played in Winnipeg.
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 EF Soccer History - Dream Team Ajax 1970
The 1972 European Cup Final made it evident that Ajax were practically dictating, how football should be played.
Since 1972, Ajax were so far ahead of the competition that winning the Dutch league became a formality.
After 90-minutes of one-sided football, the European Cup was raised by Ajax players for the third consecutive time.
www.expertfootball.com /history/ajax_1970.php   (1189 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)

 1972 UEFA European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium.
This was the fourth European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA.
Euro 72, go to 1972 UEFA European Football Championship squads.
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 England's European Championship History
This competition, second in prestige only to the World Cup, began as the European Nations Cup in 1960 and became known as the European Championship in 1968.
They have advanced past the initial group stage of the final tournament only once in the last eight competitions stretching over 32 years, and the single exception came in 1996, when they qualified automatically as host nation and enjoyed the considerable advantage of playing all their matches at their home ground, Wembley Stadium.
The overall quality of the teams at the European Championship final tournament is considerably higher than at the World Cup final tournament, and performance in the European Championship is thus a much better indicator of international standing.
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 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Coincidently, June 15 is a symbolic date for European football; it will be fifty years to the day since UEFA was founded in Basle.
More than anywhere else in the world, football has reached unprecedented heights in Europe, as will be demonstrated by the quality of individual technique on display in Portugal.
One glance at the record books should be enough to silence the doubters;  with three titles to their name, in 1972, 1980 and 1996 and two runners-up spots, in 1976 and 1992, Germany have appeared in no less than five of the eleven finals so far.
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 European Championship, Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 1964 championships were held in Spain, and the Spanish national side succeeded in collecting its only major trophy to date before a 120,000-strong Madrid crowd.
Four years later the qualifying tournament was expanded to eight groups, accommodating 31 entries, and thereafter the competition was known as the European Championship.
The side won in Brussels in 1972, was beaten only in a penalty shootout by Czechoslovakia in Belgrade in 1976, and defeated Belgium in Rome in 1980.
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 RTÉ.ie Sport - Russia look to the past for inspiration
Russia are looking to the great Soviet teams of the 1970s and 1980s for inspiration to produce their best performance at the European Championships since the end of the Cold War.
The Russians won the inaugural tournament in 1960 and were runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988, but have had lean times since the collapse of communism.
But Football Union of Russia president Viacheslav Koloskov is optimistic that the squad's blend of youth and experience will do the country proud in Portugal.
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 National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC
Two years later, Beckenbauer had one of the single greatest football years in history, captaining FC Bayern M�nchen to the Bundesliga (German First Division), European Cup (now known as the UEFA Champions League) championships and West Germany to the World Cup, the nation's second triumph.
Zidane was a critical player in the World Cup '98 (he scored a pair of header goals in the final against Brazil) and Euro 2000 (a game-winning overtime penalty kick in the semi-finals against Portugal), both triumphs for the French national side.
In as much as that football is the world game, we readily acknowledge that this list is by no means a ten greatest players list, nor is it a ten most influential.
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 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)

 CNN.com - Football legend Clough dead at 69 - Sep 20, 2004
Clough won back-to-back European Cup titles, in 1979 and 1980, during an 18-year spell in charge of Nottingham Forest.
The highlight of his career was Forest's 1-0 win over Malmo in the 1979 European Cup final, an achievement he repeated a year later when Forest beat Hamburg to retain their title.
Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson described Clough's death as "a great loss to the game".
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 Champ Car > News Tuesday, September 25, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Certainly in this championship that we run, and the way the points are awarded and everything, you got to be at the end whenever possible.
As far as aftermath of the race, impressions from fans and friends, even European, particularly English press, I have to say most of the--well, all of the reports I have were extremely positive, you know.
In football sometimes you concentrate so much on winning a championship that it might delay your preparation for the next season.
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 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.
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 Italy national football team information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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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 SI.com - Soccer - Euro 2004 Group A Preview - Tuesday June 8, 2004 10:12PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Spain, European Championship winners in 1964, will have every reason to be wary of Greece, who beat them in Zaragoza to clinch the direct qualifying place from Group Six.
Unpredictable Russia, who won the first European Championship as the Soviet Union in 1960 and appeared in the final in 1964, 1972 and 1988, will also be a worry for the big two in the group.
Spain won the European Championship in 1964 and lost in the final to France 20 years later.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/soccer/06/08/groupa.pre   (765 words)

 American Football History Europe
American football has been played on European soil for more than 30 years.
Frankfurt Lions held their first game in 1977, and in 1979, the first German League was established.
Five countries formed the American European Football Federation (AEFF) on July 31, 1982.
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 2004 UEFA European Football Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UEFA European Championship is a quadrennial football competition between national teams organised by UEFA, the governing body in Europe.
This was mostly due to the high level of football played, big surprises (Germany, Italy and Spain were knocked out during the group stage, title-holders France were sent home by unfancied Greece, and hosts Portugal managed a winning streak towards the final following their opening defeat, beating England and Netherlands).
The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament involving the eight teams that qualified from the group stage of the tournament.
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 BBC SPORT | EURO 2000 | Championship History
All eyes were on England, Italy and West Germany going into the 1972 European Championship qualifiers.
The strongest forces in European football at that time all had reasons to be confident, though two of them were on a collision course which could only produce one winner and the other side wouldn't even make the semi-finals.
Their opponents would come from the other semi-final and, this being the European Championship, the Soviet Union were naturally there, keeping up their record of reaching the last four of every finals since the tournament's inception.
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 England in the European Championship 1972 - Preliminary Competition and Quarterfinal Matches
The UEFA website has the results, match summaries and tables for all qualifying groups and quarterfinal matchups, although its tables are incorrect in awarding three points for a win instead of two and its summaries do not include lineups, goalscorers or goal times.
Match summaries that include goalscorers and goal times but not lineups are available from the archives of La Gazetta della Sport.
We are not aware of any website that offers complete match summaries for the 1972 preliminary competition.
www.englandfootballonline.com /CmpEC/CmpEC1972Prelim.html   (113 words)

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