Portugal won the 2016 European Cup after defeating France 1-0 in the Stade de France stadium on July 10, 2016. The European football championship was previously known as the UEFA European Nations Cup before being renamed the UEFA European Championship in 1968, however it is now more generally known as "the Euros" or "Euro 2020." (adding the year).
France will host the Euros in 2024. It will be their second time hosting the event after winning in Paris in 2000. Portugal won its first title in 1964 and has since gone on to win the competition another five times. It is the most recent winner not to have been crowned champion of Europe.
The last German team to win the European Cup was Bayern Munich in 1990. Since then Germany has failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. However, Germany did qualify for the 2016 Euros by finishing first in its qualifying group.
Italy is the most successful country in the history of the Euros with nine titles to its name. Italy last missed out on the finals in 2004 when they lost to Germany in the quarterfinals. However, Italy did not qualify for the 2016 Euros because it finished fourth in its qualification group.
England has never been defeated by one of its fellow nations team during the Euro finals. England has also never lost a match against Scotland, Ireland or Wales at any level of international football.
The Euro 2020 UEFA European Championship football tournament will be held in 12 or 13 host cities across Europe, with the final taking place on July 12, 2020, at Wembley Stadium in London, England. It is the first time that Portugal has won the European Cup/Champions League.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was the top scorer at the 2016 European Championships with five goals. He is now playing for Juventus of Italy. Other notable players include Netherlands' Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry of France, and Germany's Mario Götze and Thomas Müller.
Euro 2020 will follow the same format as the previous European Championships: there will be two groups of six teams, who will play against each other in a round-robin system, with three points awarded for a win and one for a draw. The group leaders at the end of the pool stage will qualify directly for the final, while the four remaining teams will compete in a knockout phase to determine the third and fourth places on the podium.
All ten UEFA countries will have at least one team participating in Euro 2020. France and Portugal have been declared by UEFA as the hosts, with the remainder of matches to be determined by drawing of lots.
France hosted the previous European Championship in 2012, when they finished second behind Spain.
Navigate to the next page. Go to the search for The 2016 UEFA European Tournament, often known as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, was the 15th edition of UEFA's quadrennial international men's football championship in Europe. From June 10 to July 10, 2016, it was held in France.
The tournament was hosted by France, who also played the role of host country. Other host countries included Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The final stage of the competition was held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris. This was its third time hosting the event after previously doing so in 2004 and 2012.
France won their sixth European Championship title with a game to spare after a 2-1 win over Portugal in the final. It was their second victory over Portugal in the finals after winning in 1968. France beat Romania 1-0 in the last match of the group stages to guarantee their spot in the knockout phase.
Euro 2016 was a huge success for UEFA, with many positive changes being made to improve the tournament process. These include more player involvement through the creation of a new position - U21 captain - and more young players getting opportunities on the pitch during matches (two additional substitutions per team in the case of an injury or suspension). There will be further discussions within the UEFA community about how to develop the tournament further over the coming years.