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Category: European Championship

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‘We could see they were frightened’: recalling Iceland’s win over England

In a new book about the Icelandic football miracle, the right-back Birkir Mar Sævarsson talks about facing Portugal and England at Euro 2016Birkir Mar Sævarsson was a member of the Iceland squad who qualified for the country’s first major tournament, E…

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Football quiz: host venues

How much do you know about the places that have held World Cups, Euros and Champions League finals?Complete this sequence: Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany, Argentina …BrazilSpainSouth Africa FranceWho were the first English club to win a European…

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Which is your favourite European Championship?

Whether it’s the first you remember, the first you attended or the tournament your team won, we want to hear about itWhat a weekend of football we had in store. Italy were going to host Turkey in Rome in the opening game on Friday night, before matches…

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Football quiz: runners up

Everyone remembers the winners, but what about the teams that finished second?Who were the losers of the first World Cup final – a game that was played just 125 miles away from their capital city?ItalyArgentina ChileBrazilWhich European team has lost a…

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Football quiz: which keepers conceded these famous goals?

You have the scorer, the year and a photo. Can you work out who picked the ball out of the net?Dennis Bergkamp, 2002Tim Krul Edwin van der Sar Pavel Srnicek Shay GivenRoberto Carlos, 1997Lionel Charbonnier Fabien BarthezDavid Seaman Angelo Peruzzi Zlat…

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Remembering Euro 96: Gazza’s goal, Three Lions … and penalties | Simon Burnton

ITV is replaying Euro 96 in full, allowing us to bask in the summer of Cool Britannia all over again but was it that good?The decision of ITV to replay Euro 96 in full, starting on Monday, is fraught with risk. They say you should never meet your heroe…

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Football quiz: who scored the last goals at these tournaments?

Who was the last player to put the ball in the net at these World Cups and Euros?Who scored the last goal at the World Cup in 2018?Paul Pogba Mario MandzukicKylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Who scored the last goal at Euro 2016?Antoine Griezmann EderNan…

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Football quiz: which goalkeepers faced these famous penalties?

You know who took these penalties but do you remember who tried to save them?Roberto Baggio for Italy in 1994.DidaGilmarZettiTaffarelAntonín Panenka for Czechoslovakia in 1976.Piet Schrijvers Ognjen Petrovic Rudolf Kargus Sepp MaierChris Waddle for Eng…

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Football quiz: top goalscorers

How much do you know about the great plunderers of our time? More quizzes: Blackburn, iconic photos, assists and rantsWho is the only player in history to have won the golden boot at a World Cup that his team won in their own country? Geoff Hurst PeléD…

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Football quiz: England at Euro 96

England reached the semi-finals but do you remember the details?More quizzes: iconic photos, assists, English managers and rantsHow many goals did Alan Shearer score in the tournament?OneThreeFiveSevenOf the players who did not make the Euro 96 squad, …

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Football quiz: England at Euro 96

England reached the semi-finals but do you remember the details?More quizzes: iconic photos, assists, English managers and rantsHow many goals did Alan Shearer score in the tournament?OneThreeFiveSevenOf the players who did not make the Euro 96 squad, …

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Football quiz: which players set up these famous goals?

Who provided the assists for these iconic finishes?More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepersGeoff Hurst, 1966Bobby CharltonBobby MooreMartin PetersJack CharltonGeorge Best, 1968Bobby CharltonDenis LawNobby StilesBrian KiddMarco va…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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England v Germany: Euro 96 semi-final – live!

Live watchalong of the semi-final, kick-off 7.30pm GMTAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.26pm GMT “Let’s hope there is now respect for the German anthem,” says Barry Davies, who hasn’t even finished his sentence when the boos start. It’…

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Cursed Euro 2020 might just give us what we need next year | Barney Ronay

The 1950s idealism behind the European Championship has been replaced by a ludicrously distended tournament – but celebration and collectivism could re-emerge at Euro 2021 The lamps are going out. They will be lit again across Europe – 15 months from …

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Euro 2020: what will Uefa’s video conference realistically decide?

Restarting leagues across Europe is still an unknown but a definitive decision to cancel Euro 2020 is expectedUefa called the video conference last Thursday forTuesday to discuss football’s response to the coronavirus crisis, with all 55 of Europe’s fo…

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Coronavirus Q&A: latest on Premier League, Euro 2020 and the Olympics

From this weekend’s Premier League games to the European Championship, how is football dealing with the pandemic?Like all sports competitions, the Premier League and EFL are taking guidance from the government, whose position based on expert medical ad…

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Gareth Southgate puts Maddison at heart of his latest England evolution

England have excelled on the counterattack but manager knows they must keep the ball better to challenge the bestWith a waistcoat rather than a donkey jacket, Gareth Southgate does not look like a radical. But the England manager can sound like he has …

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England 5-0 Czech Republic ratings: Who caught the eye at Wembley

Raheem Sterling stole the show but Harry Kane and Ben Chilwell also impressed in England’s first qualifier for Euro 2020 Continue reading…