Spain It was held in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to June 29, 2008. (both hosting the tournament for the first time). Spain won the tournament, defeating Germany in the final 1-0.
Germany In 1972, 1976, 1984 and 1988, Germany has won the European Championship. They will be aiming to win a third title in Vienna this year. The German team is considered one of the best in world football and they have never been defeated in their last eight games at the European Championship. Their last loss came against Italy in 2006.
Italy Italy has won the European Championship seven times - in 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1996 and 2004. They will be looking to become the first team to retain the trophy since Germany in 2008. Italy's recent form has been excellent with four wins and two draws out of their last six games at the European Championship. They beat France 2-1 on March 17, 2008 to qualify for the finals.
France France has won the European Championship five times - in 1920, 1928, 1952, 1956 and 1960. They will be hoping to win a sixth title after finishing as runners-up on three other occasions. France's recent form has been very good with four wins and one draw out of their last five games at the European Championship.
Spain On July 11, 2010, the final was held at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Spain overcame the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time thanks to Andres Iniesta's goal. Spain won their first World Cup with the victory. The victors of the final wore their second-choice strip for the first time since England in 1966. Both teams had used only one set of jerseys for most of the tournament.
England had used one set of jerseys throughout their campaign, but they were forced into changing them after staff member Gerry Francis was sent off during their quarterfinal match against Germany. The Germans went on to win that match 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals where they would meet Argentina who had not worn any shirts at all during their campaign. France had used two sets of jerseys throughout their campaign but they were both white and thus didn't count as colors.
There was some debate about whether Oranje or Blanc (the Dutch team) should be awarded the title of world champions. The Netherlands had beaten Spain in their group stage match 3-2 but that wasn't enough to qualify them for the next phase. However, since both countries wanted to go forward they agreed to let the result stand.
Brazil won the competition, defeating Italy, a past two-time world champion and current European champion, 4-1 in the final. This was Brazil's first world cup victory.
The world cup is an annual international football tournament played between the winners of the FA Cup and the Bundesliga. The latest edition took place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2014. The host nation Russia won the cup for the second time after beating Germany 2-0 in the final.
So, Brazil became the first South American team to win the world cup. It also marked the first time that a player born in Brazil had scored goals in each round of the competition - Romario (with Argentina in 1994) and Ronaldo (with Portugal in 1998) respectively.
Both players were part of the Brazilian team that won the cup in 2002. They both scored in their side's 3-1 win over France in the final.
Ronaldo has since then become one of the most successful players in the history of the game, winning several awards including the Golden Ball as the best player of the year in 2008 and 2009. He has also been named on many lists of the greatest living players in soccer.
Vienna The UEFA Euro 2008 Final was the final match of Euro 2008, the thirteenth edition of the European Football Championship, UEFA's national football championship. Germany and Spain competed in the match on June 29, 2008, at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. Germany won 1–0 to claim their first title.
Germany had been undefeated throughout the tournament up until that point, winning all their matches by an average score of 3–0. Their only loss came at the hands of Portugal, who they then went on to defeat in the final. Spain also started the tournament as firm favourites to win it due to their successful record in international tournaments and the fact that they were playing in front of their home crowd. However, they too lost their first game, this time against the Netherlands, after being 2–0 up at half time. Despite this setback, Spain went on to beat France in the next round before losing to Germany in the quarter finals. This meant that Germany and Spain met in the semi-finals for a place in the final.
Euro 2008 took place over the course of 16 days from June 8 to July 2 2008. The final was held on June 29 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. It was the second time that Austria had hosted the event, having done so previously in 1964 when West Germany defeated Italy 4–2 in the final.
That goal proved to be the only goal of the game, which Spain controlled despite having the bulk of possession, and Spain was declared UEFA Euro 2008 winners. The qualifying round draw was conducted on January 27, 2006, at 12:00 CET in Montreux, Switzerland. The qualification process began a month after the 2006 World Cup.
Euro 2008, UEFA. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, often known as UEFA Euro 2008 or simply Euro 2008, was the 13th edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football competition between European teams.
Spain, which had won Euro 2008, successfully defended their title with a 4-0 triumph against Italy, becoming the first team to win two consecutive European Championships and the first team to win three consecutive major tournaments—Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012....