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19th May '16 2:40:23 AM MrValle
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* Despite one of the best teams of the tournament, Spain victory can be considered this. They won their first trophy in 44 years, after decades of humiliation they gained the glory, winning the World Cup two years later and succeeding in defending this trophy again (the first team able to do so)


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[[folder:2012 Poland-Ukraine]]
* Andriy Shevchenko, one of the best players in the decade, in the opening match for Ukraine scored twice '''at 36 years''', in front of his fans, in his own country, helping defeat Sweden. They were the last goals scored by Shevchenko, who retired after the tournament. What a goodbye.
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19th May '16 2:23:25 AM MrValle
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* Denmark winning the tournament. Players came to the tournament, directly off vacation, and won the entire thing.

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* Denmark winning the tournament. Players came to the tournament, tournament directly off vacation, after being called up due to the disqualification of Jugoslavia, and won the entire thing.


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* Just...Greece national team. Considered by the bookmakers the weakest team of the tournament, they defeated Portugal in the opening match, caused the elimination of Spain, defeated France in the quarters, Czech Republic in the semis with a gol in the extra-time, and finally defeating '''again''' Portugal, the host country, winning the trophy.


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[[folder:2008 Austria-Switzerland]]
* Turkey can be considered this. In the final group match they faced Czech Republic, and were forced to win to advance in the knockout stage. Well, losing 2-1, [[DownToTheLastPlay they scored twice in the last two minutes]], ended up winning, advacing to the knockout stage and eliminating Czech Republic in the process. In the Quarterfinals they did it again against Croatia. after no one scoring in the first 90 minutes, Croatia scored at the 119th minute of the extra-time, but Turkey scored the equalizer one minute later, in the last action of the match, and ended up winning at the penalties. They had to surrender only to Germany in the semifinals.
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18th Apr '14 3:40:55 PM Quag15
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* Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo defending the decisive penalty and scoring the winning penalty against England. With his gloves '''off'''!

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* Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo defending the decisive penalty and then scoring the winning penalty against England. With his gloves '''off'''!
18th Apr '14 3:40:22 PM Quag15
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18th Apr '14 3:39:41 PM Quag15
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[[folder:2004 Portugal]]
* Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo defending the decisive penalty and scoring the winning penalty against England. With his gloves '''off'''!
23rd Nov '13 3:21:36 PM KrisDK
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23rd Nov '13 3:21:20 PM KrisDK
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[[folder: 1992 Sweden]]
* Denmark winning the tournament. Players came to the tournament, directly off vacation, and won the entire thing.
5th Mar '13 10:36:38 AM GhostOfAGeek
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19th Aug '12 3:06:42 PM Quag15
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* Ireland winning 1-0 against England on their first game in their first appearance in a final competition. It is still fondly remembered by the Irish.

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* Ireland winning 1-0 against England on their first game in their first appearance in a final competition.stage in the Euro. It is still fondly remembered by the Irish.
19th Aug '12 3:06:12 PM Quag15
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* Ireland winning 1-0 against England on their first game in their first appearance in a final competition. It is still fondly remembered by the Irish.
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