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UEFA Euro 2000
UEFA Championnat Européen du Football
Belgique/Pays Bas 2000 (French)
UEFA Europees Voetbalkampioenschap
België/Nederland 2000 (Dutch)
UEFA Fußball-Europameisterschaft
Belgien/Niederlande 2000 (German)

UEFA Euro 2000 official logo
Tournament details
Host countries  Belgium
 Netherlands
Dates 10 June – 2 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runner-up  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 85 (2.74 per match)
Attendance 1,122,833 (36,220 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević
(5 goals)
Best player France Zinedine Zidane
1996
2004

The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Football Championship, which is held every four years and organized by UEFA, football's governing body in Europe.

The finals of Euro 2000 were co-hosted (the first time this happened) by Belgium and the Netherlands between 10 June and 2 July 2000. The final tournament was contested by 16 nations. With the exception of the national teams of the hosts, Belgium and the Netherlands, the finalists had to go through a qualifying round to reach the final stage. France won the tournament, by defeating Italy 2-1 in the final, via a golden goal.

The final saw the first major UEFA competition contested in the King Baudouin Stadium (formerly the Heysel Stadium) since events of the 1985 European Cup Final and Heysel Stadium disaster, with the opening game being played in the rebuilt stadium.

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Overview

Belgium had a surprise exit in the group stage, winning the tournament's first game against Sweden but losing to Turkey and Italy. Italy also eliminated co-host and favourites Netherlands in the semi-finals, despite going down to ten men and facing two penalty kicks. Italian goalkeeper Francesco Toldo, who had been drafted into the starting XI as Gianluigi Buffon missed the tournament through injury, made two saves in the penalty shootout (in addition to his penalty save in regulation time) to carry the Italians to the final.

One of the biggest surprises of the tournament was Portugal, winning their group with three wins, including a 3-0 win against Germany with Sérgio Conceição scoring a hat-trick. They reached the semi-finals, when they lost in extra-time to France after Zinedine Zidane converted a controversial penalty kick. Several Portuguese players challenged the awarding of the penalty for a handball and were given lengthy suspensions for shoving the referee.[1] France won the tournament, defeating Italy 2-1 in the final after a golden goal by David Trezeguet.

In Britain, Match of the Day named Stefano Fiore's goal against Belgium the Goal of the Tournament, ahead of Patrick Kluivert's against France and Zinedine Zidane's against Spain.[2]

Qualification

UEFA Euro 2000 finalists.

Qualification for the tournament took place throughout 1998 and 1999. Forty-nine teams were divided into nine groups and each played the others in their group, on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each group and the best runner-up qualified automatically for the final tournament. The eight other runners-up played an additional set of playoff matches to determine the last four qualifiers. Belgium and the Netherlands automatically qualified for the tournament as co-hosts.

The following 16 teams participated in the tournament:

Mascot

The official mascot for the tournament was Benelucky (a pun on Benelux), a lion-devil with its hair colour being a combination of the flag colours of both host nations.

Euro 2000 mascot.

Venues

Rotterdam Amsterdam Brussels Bruges
Feijenoord Stadion
Capacity: 51,177
Amsterdam ArenA
Capacity: 52,140
King Baudouin Stadium
Capacity: 50,122
Jan Breydel Stadium
Capacity: 29,945
StadionFeyenoord.jpg Amsterdam ArenA.JPG Belgique-Espagne 067.jpg Janbreydelstadion.jpg
Eindhoven Arnhem Liège Charleroi
Philips Stadion
Capacity: 35,119
Gelredome
Capacity: 30,082
Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Capacity: 30,023
Stade du Pays de Charleroi
Capacity: 30,000
Philips Stadion.jpg Gelredome 2.jpg Standard liege kaerjeng02.jpg

Match officials

Austria Austria
Denmark Denmark
Egypt Egypt
England England
France France
Germany Germany
Italy Italy
Netherlands Netherlands
Portugal Portugal
Scotland Scotland
Spain Spain
Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland

Squads

Seeding

The Composition of Pots 1 to 3 was based on the teams´ current UEFA Coefficient at the end of 1999.

Seeded Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

Results

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First round

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Romania 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 England 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
12 June 2000
18:00
Germany  1 – 1  Romania Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Scholl Goal 28' (Report) Moldovan Goal 5'

12 June 2000
20:45
Portugal  3 – 2  England Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Figo Goal 22'
João Pinto Goal 37'
Nuno Gomes Goal 59'
(Report) Scholes Goal 3'
McManaman Goal 18'

17 June 2000
18:00
Romania  0 – 1  Portugal Gelredome, Arnhem
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)
(Report) Costinha Goal 90+4'

17 June 2000
20:45
England  1 – 0  Germany Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
Shearer Goal 53' (Report)

20 June 2000
20:45
England  2 – 3  Romania Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
Shearer Goal 41' (pen.)
Owen Goal 45'
(Report) Chivu Goal 22'
Munteanu Goal 48'
Ganea Goal 89' (pen.)

20 June 2000
20:45
Portugal  3 – 0  Germany Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)
Conceição Goal 35' Goal 54' Goal 71' (Report)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
10 June 2000
20:45
Belgium  2 – 1  Sweden King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Goor Goal 43'
É. Mpenza Goal 46'
(Report) Mjällby Goal 53'

11 June 2000
14:30
Turkey  1 – 2  Italy Gelredome, Arnhem
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Okan Goal 62' (Report) Conte Goal 52'
Inzaghi Goal 70' (pen.)

14 June 2000
20:45
Italy  2 – 0  Belgium King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
Totti Goal 6'
Fiore Goal 66'
(Report)

15 June 2000
20:45
Sweden  0 – 0  Turkey Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 24,500
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)
(Report)

19 June 2000
20:45
Turkey  2 – 0  Belgium King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Hakan Şükür Goal 45' Goal 70' (Report)

19 June 2000
20:45
Italy  2 – 1  Sweden Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Di Biagio Goal 39'
Del Piero Goal 88'
(Report) Larsson Goal 77'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
 Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
13 June 2000
18:00
Spain  0 – 1  Norway Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
(Report) Iversen Goal 65'

13 June 2000
20:45
Yugoslavia  3 – 3  Slovenia Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Milošević Goal 67' Goal 73'
Drulović Goal 70'
(Report) Zahovič Goal 23' Goal 57'
Pavlin Goal 52'

18 June 2000
18:00
Slovenia  1 – 2  Spain Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Zahovič Goal 59' (Report) Raúl Goal 4'
Etxeberria Goal 60'

18 June 2000
20:45
Norway  0 – 1  Yugoslavia Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
(Report) Milošević Goal 8'

21 June 2000
18:00
Yugoslavia  3 – 4  Spain Jan Breydel Stadion, Bruges
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)
Milošević Goal 30'
Govedarica Goal 50'
Komljenović Goal 75'
(Report) Alfonso Goal 38' Goal 90+5'
Munitis Goal 51'
Mendieta Goal 90' (pen.)

21 June 2000
18:00
Slovenia  0 – 0  Norway Gelredome, Arnhem
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
(Report)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
11 June 2000
18:00
France  3 – 0  Denmark Jan Breydel Stadion, Bruges
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)
Blanc Goal 16'
Henry Goal 64'
Wiltord Goal 90'
(Report)

11 June 2000
20:45
Netherlands  1 – 0  Czech Republic Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
F. de Boer Goal 89' (pen.) (Report)

16 June 2000
18:00
Czech Republic  1 – 2  France Jan Breydel Stadion, Bruges
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
Poborský Goal 35' (pen.) (Report) Henry Goal 7'
Djorkaeff Goal 60'

16 June 2000
20:45
Denmark  0 – 3  Netherlands Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
(Report) Kluivert Goal 57'
R. de Boer Goal 66'
Zenden Goal 77'

21 June 2000
20:45
Denmark  0 – 2  Czech Republic Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
(Report) Šmicer Goal 64' Goal 67'

21 June 2000
20:45
France  2 – 3  Netherlands Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Dugarry Goal 8'
Trezeguet Goal 31'
(Report) Kluivert Goal 14'
F. de Boer Goal 51'
Zenden Goal 59'

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 June – Amsterdam        
  Turkey  0
28 June – Brussels
  Portugal  2  
  Portugal  1
25 June – Bruges
      France (a.e.t.)  2  
  Spain  1
2 July – Rotterdam
  France  2  
  France (a.e.t.)  2
25 June – Rotterdam    
    Italy  1
  Netherlands  6
29 June – Amsterdam
  Yugoslavia  1  
  Netherlands  0 (1)
24 June – Brussels
      Italy (pen.)  0 (3)  
  Italy  2
  Romania  0  
 

Quarter-finals

24 June 2000
18:00
Turkey  0 – 2  Portugal Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)
(Report) Nuno Gomes Goal 44' Goal 56'

24 June 2000
20:45
Italy  2 – 0  Romania King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 42,500
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Totti Goal 33'
Inzaghi Goal 43'
(Report)

25 June 2000
18:00
Netherlands  6 – 1  Yugoslavia Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: José Garcia Aranda (Spain)
Kluivert Goal 24' Goal 38' Goal 54'
Govedarica Goal 51' (o.g.)
Overmars Goal 78' Goal 90'
(Report) Milošević Goal 90+1'

25 June 2000
20:45
Spain  1 – 2  France Jan Breydel Stadion, Bruges
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
Mendieta Goal 38' (pen.) (Report) Zidane Goal 32'
Djorkaeff Goal 44'

Semi-finals

28 June 2000
20:45
Portugal  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  France King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)
Nuno Gomes Goal 19' (Report) Henry Goal 51'
Zidane Golden goal scored in the 117th minute 117'  (pen.)

29 June 2000
18:00
Italy  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
(Report)
    Penalties  
Di Biagio Scored
Pessotto Scored
Totti Scored
Maldini Missed (saved)
3 –1 Missed (saved) F. de Boer
Missed Stam
Scored Kluivert
Missed (saved) Bosvelt
 

Final

2 July 2000
20:00
France  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Italy Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Wiltord Goal 90+4'
Trezeguet Golden goal scored in the 103rd minute 103'
(Report) Delvecchio Goal 55'
 Euro 2000 Champions 

France
Second title

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Average goals

2.74 goals per game

UEFA Team of the Tournament

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

France Fabien Barthez
Italy Francesco Toldo

France Laurent Blanc
France Lilian Thuram
France Marcel Desailly
Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Italy Paolo Maldini
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Netherlands Frank de Boer

Italy Demetrio Albertini
France Patrick Vieira
Spain Josep Guardiola
Portugal Rui Costa
Netherlands Edgar Davids
Portugal Luís Figo
France Zinedine Zidane

France Thierry Henry
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević
Spain Raúl
Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
Portugal Nuno Gomes
Italy Francesco Totti

UEFA Player of the Tournament

Trivia

  • The official song of the event, Campione 2000, by the Swedish musician E-Type, is a popular European football chant. Campione means "champion" in Italian. After the event, it still continues to be a favourite football chant.
  • Three of the four teams in Group D had won the European Championship previously, and the other one – the Czech Republic – came into existence after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, who were champions in 1976.
  • France are the only reigning world champions to have won the European Championship. West Germany are the only other team to have held both trophies at the same time, winning the Euro first in 1972.

See also

References

  1. ^ Uefa suspends Portuguese trio, BBC Sport, 2 July, 2000, Accessed 6 June, 2008
  2. ^ Fiore strike scoops top spot, BBC Sport, 1 July, 2000, Accessed 6 June 2008

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