* HilariousInHindsight: Greece won in 2004. Their manager... Otto Rehhagel. Yeah, a German coach led Greece to a surprise victory.
* MemeticMutation: Mario Balotelli's [[ShirtlessScene "revealing" goal celebration]] after his goal against Germany, in the semi-final of the Euro 2012.
* ToughActToFollow: In terms of defending champions:
** France failed to qualify for the next edition after winning in 1984.
** Denmark (1996), Germany (2000) and Greece (2008) failed to go through to the next round. Greece even finished their group stage with ''zero'' points! Denmark and Greece were considered DarkHorseVictory s at the time, but Germany went into HeroicBSOD and massively overhauled the youth system, which started to bear fruits some ten years later and is arguably what's responsible for the current "dynasty" and the CurbStompBattle that was the 2014 world cup.