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Christian Vieri scored 23 goals in 49 matches for Italy between 1997 and 2005. He represented his country at the 1998 World Cup, netting five times, and the 2002 World Cup, scoring four goals. He endured a less successful Euro 2004 and missed both Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup due to injuries. Vieri is widely regarded as one of Italy’s greatest pure strikers of recent times and is among Italy’s most prolific World Cup goal scorers. In nine World Cup appearances across the 1998 and 2002 tournaments, he scored nine goals, making him one of the most feared…

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The UEFA Euro 1988 Final, the climax of the eighth UEFA European Football Championship, took place at the Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany, on 25 June 1988. The match featured the Netherlands and the Soviet Union. Both teams were drawn into UEFA Euro 1988 Group 2, alongside the Republic of Ireland and England. The Soviet Union topped the group and defeated Italy in the semi-finals to reach their fourth European Championship final. The Netherlands, finishing second in the group, overcame West Germany in their semi-final to advance to their first European Championship final. The final was held in front of 72,308…

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The UEFA Euro 1992 Final, the ninth European Football Championship’s concluding match, took place at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 26 June 1992. The final was contested by Denmark and Germany. Denmark’s participation in the tournament was unexpected, as they qualified just ten days before the finals began after Yugoslavia was ejected due to the country’s breakup. In the group stage, Denmark faced England, Sweden, and France. They advanced to their first European Championship final after a penalty shoot-out victory over the Netherlands in the semi-final. Germany, placed in UEFA Euro 1992 Group 2, played against the Commonwealth of…

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The UEFA Euro 1996 Final, the culmination of the tenth European Football Championship, took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on 30 June 1996. This decisive match featured the Czech Republic and Germany, both of whom emerged from Group C, which also included Italy and Russia. Germany topped Group C, subsequently defeating Croatia in the quarter-finals and advancing to the final by overcoming England in a semi-final penalty shoot-out. The Czech Republic, finishing as group runners-up to Germany, reached the final by defeating Portugal in the quarter-finals and France in a semi-final penalty shoot-out. The final, witnessed by 73,611…

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The UEFA Euro 2020 final was a highly anticipated football match between Italy and England, held at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on 11 July 2021. This 16th final of the UEFA European Championship, originally scheduled for 12 July 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The match, which determined the champions of Europe, was played in front of 67,173 spectators, with a global audience estimated at 328 million. Italy secured their second European Championship title by defeating first-time finalists England 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time. England’s Luke Shaw scored the fastest…

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The UEFA Euro 2016 Final was the concluding match of the fifteenth edition of the European Football Championship, UEFA’s quadrennial competition for national teams. Held on 10 July 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris, France, the final saw Portugal face off against the host nation, France. The 24-team tournament began with a group stage, from which 16 teams advanced to the knockout phase. Portugal finished third in Group F, securing draws against Iceland, Austria, and Hungary. In the knockout rounds, they defeated Croatia in the Round of 16, beat Poland in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals, and…

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The UEFA Euro 2012 Final was the climax of the fourteenth edition of the European Football Championship, UEFA’s premier competition for national teams. The match took place on 1 July 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine, featuring Spain and Italy. The sixteen-team tournament began with a group stage, leading to eight teams advancing to the knockout phase. Spain finished top of Group C with a draw against Italy and victories over Croatia and the Republic of Ireland. They then defeated France in the quarter-finals and overcame Portugal in the semi-finals after a penalty shoot-out. Italy, finishing second in…

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The UEFA Euro 2008 final marked the culmination of the thirteenth edition of the European Football Championship, UEFA’s premier competition for national teams. Held on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria, the final featured Germany and Spain. The sixteen-team tournament began with a group stage, from which eight teams advanced to the knockout phase. Germany finished second in Group B, with a defeat to Croatia and wins over Poland and Austria. In the knockout rounds, they defeated Portugal in the quarter-finals and Turkey in the semi-finals. Spain topped Group D with victories over Russia, Sweden, and Greece.…

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The UEFA Euro 2004 final was the decisive match of the 12th European Championship, a prestigious football competition organized by UEFA for the senior men’s national teams of its member associations. Held on 4 July 2004 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, the final featured the host nation Portugal and Greece, who were participating in their second European Championship. The 16-team tournament began with a group stage, from which eight teams advanced to the knockout stage. Both finalists emerged from Group A, having already faced each other in the opening match, where Greece secured a surprising 2–1 victory…

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The UEFA Euro 2000 final was the culmination of the eleventh European Football Championship, UEFA’s premier competition for national teams. This decisive match took place at De Kuip in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 2 July 2000, featuring a thrilling contest between France and Italy. France had been placed in Group D, alongside the Netherlands, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. Finishing as runners-up to the Netherlands in the group stage, they progressed to the quarter-finals, where they defeated Spain. A dramatic semi-final against Portugal saw France advance to the final thanks to a golden goal from Zinedine Zidane. Italy, allocated to Group…

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