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UEFA Euro 2000

UEFA Euro 2000
UEFA Europees Voetbalkampioenschap
België/Nederland 2000 (Dutch)
UEFA Championnat Européen du Football
Belgique/Pays Bas 2000 (French)
UEFA Fußball-Europameisterschaft
Belgien/Niederlande 2000 (German)
UEFA Euro 2000 official logo
Football without frontiers
Tournament details
Host countries Belgium
Netherlands
Dates 10 June – 2 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runners-up  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 85 (2.74 per match)
Attendance 1,122,833 (36,220 per match)
Top scorer(s) Patrick Kluivert
Savo Milošević
(5 goals each)
Best player Zinedine Zidane

The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, also known as Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA, association football's governing body in Europe.[1]

The finals of Euro 2000 were co-hosted (the first time this happened) by Belgium and the Netherlands, between 10 June and 2 July 2000. Spain and Austria also bid to host the event.[2] The final tournament was contested by 16 nations. With the exception of the national teams of the hosts, Belgium and the Netherlands, the finalists had to go through a qualifying round to reach the final stage. France won the tournament, by defeating Italy 2–1 in the final, via a golden goal.[3]

The finals saw the first major UEFA competition contested in the King Baudouin Stadium (formerly the Heysel Stadium) since the events of the 1985 European Cup Final and the Heysel Stadium disaster, with the opening game being played in the rebuilt stadium.

Contents

  • Summary 1
  • Qualification 2
    • Qualified teams 2.1
    • Seeding 2.2
  • Venues 3
    • Broadcasting 3.1
  • Match ball 4
  • Match officials 5
  • Results 6
    • Group stage 6.1
      • Group A 6.1.1
      • Group B 6.1.2
      • Group C 6.1.3
      • Group D 6.1.4
    • Knockout stage 6.2
      • Quarter-finals 6.2.1
      • Semi-finals 6.2.2
      • Final 6.2.3
  • Statistics 7
    • Goalscorers 7.1
    • Penalty kicks 7.2
    • Awards 7.3
    • Prize money 7.4
  • Marketing 8
    • Slogan and theme song 8.1
    • Mascot 8.2
    • Sponsorship 8.3
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Summary

One of the biggest surprises of the tournament was Portugal, winning Group A with three wins, including a 3–0 win against Germany, with Sérgio Conceição scoring a hat-trick,[4] and a 3–2 win over England, in which they came back from 2–0 down.[5] Romania was the other qualifier from the group, beating England with a late penalty in their last group game.[6]

Belgium had a surprise exit in the group stage, winning the tournament's first game against Sweden,[7] but losing to Turkey and Italy.[8][9] They finished third in Group B, behind Italy and Turkey. The other co-host and favourite, the Netherlands, progressed as expected from Group D, along with World Cup winners France. The Netherlands won the group, by beating France in their last group match.[10] Also in Group D, Denmark's three losses with eight goals conceded and none scored set a new record for the worse team performance in the group stages of a Euros. Group C was memorable for the match between Yugoslavia and Spain. Spain needed a win to ensure progression, but found themselves trailing 3–2, after Slobodan Komljenović scored in the 75th minute. The Spanish side rescued their tournament by scoring twice in injury time to record a 4–3 victory.[11] Yugoslavia managed to go through as well, despite losing because Norway and Slovenia played to a draw.[12]

France and Italy before the final on 2 July

Italy and Portugal maintained their perfect records in the quarter-finals, beating Romania and Turkey, respectively, and the Netherlands started a goal-avalanche against Yugoslavia, winning 6–1. Spain fell 2–1 to France; Raul missed a late penalty that ended Spanish hopes.

Italy eliminated the Netherlands in the semi-finals, despite going down to ten men and facing two penalty kicks. Italian goalkeeper Francesco Toldo, who had been drafted into the starting XI as Gianluigi Buffon missed the tournament through injury, made two saves in the penalty shootout (in addition to his penalty save in normal time) to carry the Italians to the final.

In the other semi-final, Portugal lost in extra time to France after Zinedine Zidane converted a controversial penalty kick. Several Portuguese players challenged the awarding of the penalty for a handball and were given lengthy suspensions for shoving the referee.[13] France won the tournament, defeating Italy 2–1 in the final with a golden goal by David Trezeguet after equalising with a last-minute goal, and became the first team to win the European championship while being world champion.[14]

In Britain, Match of the Day named Stefano Fiore's goal against Belgium the Goal of the Tournament, ahead of Patrick Kluivert's against France and Zinedine Zidane's against Spain.[15]

Qualification

UEFA Euro 2000 finalists and their results

Qualification for the tournament took place throughout 1998 and 1999. Forty-nine teams were divided into nine groups and each played the others in their group, on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each group and the best runner-up qualified automatically for the final tournament. The eight other runners-up played an additional set of play-off matches to determine the last four qualifiers. Belgium and the Netherlands automatically qualified for the tournament as co-hosts.

Qualified teams

The following 16 teams participated in the tournament:

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
 Belgium 00Co-hosts 18 January 1998 3 (1972, 1980, 1984)
 Netherlands 01Co-hosts 18 January 1998 5 (1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996)
 Italy 02Group 1 winner 9 October 1999 4 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996)
 Norway 03Group 2 winner 9 October 1999 0 (debut)
 Germany4 04Group 3 winner 9 October 1999 7 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)
 France 05Group 4 winner 9 October 1999 4 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996)
 Sweden 06Group 5 winner 9 October 1999 1 (1992)
 Spain 07Group 6 winner 10 October 1999 5 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
 Romania 08Group 7 winner 9 October 1999 2 (1984, 1996)
 Yugoslavia3 10Group 8 winner 9 October 1999 4 (1960, 1968, 1976, 1984)
 Czech Republic2 11Group 9 winner 9 October 1999 4 (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996)
 Portugal 12Best runner-up 9 October 1999 2 (1984, 1996)
 Denmark 13Play-offs 17 November 1999 5 (1964, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)
 England 14Play-offs 17 November 1999 5 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996)
 Slovenia 15Play-offs 17 November 1999 0 (debut)
 Turkey 16Play-offs 17 November 1999 1 (1996)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year; Italic indicates host for that year
2 as Czechoslovakia before 1996
3 as SFR Yugoslavia before 2000 (qualified in 1992 but was banned by UN from all international sport.)
4 as West Germany before 1992

Seeding

The composition of pots 1 to 3 was based on the teams' UEFA coefficient at the end of 1999.[16][17] The finals draw took place on 12 December 1999.[18]

Seeded Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

Venues

Rotterdam
Amsterdam
Eindhoven
Arnhem
Bruges
Brussels
Liège
Charleroi
Rotterdam Amsterdam
Feijenoord Stadion
Capacity: 50,000[19]
Amsterdam Arena
Capacity: 50,000[19]
Eindhoven Arnhem
Philips Stadion
Capacity: 33,000[19]
GelreDome
Capacity: 30,000[19]
Brussels Bruges Liège Charleroi
King Baudouin Stadium
Capacity: 50,000[19]
Jan Breydel Stadium
Capacity: 30,000[19]
Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Capacity: 30,000[19]
Stade du Pays de Charleroi
Capacity: 30,000[19]

Note: Capacity figures are those for matches at UEFA Euro 2000 and are not necessarily the total capacity that the stadium is capable of holding.

Broadcasting

Match ball

Adidas Terrestra Silverstream was unveiled as the official match ball of the competition in December 1999 at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht's home arena by Edwin van der Sar and Zinedine Zidane.[20][21]

Match officials

On 15 February 2000, UEFA appointed 12 referees, 16 assistant referees and four fourth officials for the competition, including a referee and an assistant referee from the Confederation of African Football.[22] The event saw assistant referees being allowed to intervene an ongoing game, in particular to help the match official apply the 10-metre rule when deciding free-kicks – as well as warn the referee instantly if he had booked or ejected the wrong player, something that was not possible in previous tournaments.[23] Also, fourth officials were given a larger role in assisting to take command of the match if any decisions are gone unnoticed by the referee or an assistant referee.[23]

Referees Assistant referees Fourth officials
Günter Benkö Yury Dupanau Michel Piraux
Kim Milton Nielsen Roland Van Nylen Kyros Vassaras
Gamal Al-Ghandour Ivan Lekov Terje Hauge
Graham Poll Jens Larsen Ľuboš Micheľ
Gilles Veissière Philip Sharp
Markus Merk Jacques Poudevigne
Pierluigi Collina Kurt Ertl
Dick Jol Sergio Zuccolini
Vítor Melo Pereira Dramane Dante
Hugh Dallas Emanuel Zammit
José García-Aranda Jaap Pool
Anders Frisk Eddie Foley
Urs Meier Nicolae Grigorescu
Igor Šramka
Carlos Martín Nieto
Leif Lindberg
Turgay Güdü

Results

Nationale-Nederlanden building in Rotterdam with "breakthrough" featuring Edgar Davids.

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Romania 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 England 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
12 June 2000
Germany  1–1  Romania
Portugal  3–2  England
17 June 2000
Romania  0–1  Portugal
England  1–0  Germany
20 June 2000
England  2–3  Romania
Portugal  3–0  Germany

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
10 June 2000
Belgium  2–1  Sweden
11 June 2000
Turkey  1–2  Italy
14 June 2000
Italy  2–0  Belgium
15 June 2000
Sweden  0–0  Turkey
19 June 2000
Turkey  2–0  Belgium
Italy  2–1  Sweden

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
 Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
13 June 2000
Spain  0–1  Norway
Yugoslavia  3–3  Slovenia
18 June 2000
Slovenia  1–2  Spain
Norway  0–1  Yugoslavia
21 June 2000
Yugoslavia  3–4  Spain
Slovenia  0–0  Norway

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 France 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
11 June 2000
France  3–0  Denmark
Netherlands  1–0  Czech Republic
16 June 2000
Czech Republic  1–2  France
Denmark  0–3  Netherlands
21 June 2000
Denmark  0–2  Czech Republic
France  2–3  Netherlands

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
25 June – Bruges        
  Spain  1
28 June – Brussels
  France  2  
  France (aet)  2
24 June – Amsterdam
      Portugal  1  
  Turkey  0
2 July – Rotterdam
  Portugal  2  
  France (aet)  2
24 June – Brussels    
    Italy  1
  Italy  2
29 June – Amsterdam
  Romania  0  
  Italy (pen.)  0 (3)
25 June – Rotterdam
      Netherlands  0 (1)  
  Netherlands  6
  Yugoslavia  1  
 

Quarter-finals

24 June 2000
18:00
Turkey  0–2  Portugal
Report Nuno Gomes  44'56'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)

24 June 2000
20:45
Italy  2–0  Romania
Totti  33'
Inzaghi  43'
Report

25 June 2000
18:00
Netherlands  6–1  Yugoslavia
Kluivert  24'38'54'
Govedarica  51' (o.g.)
Overmars  78'90+1'
Report Milošević  90+2'

25 June 2000
20:45
Spain  1–2  France
Mendieta  38' (pen.) Report Zidane  32'
Djorkaeff  44'
Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges
Attendance: 27,600
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Semi-finals

28 June 2000
20:45
France  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Henry  51'
Zidane  117'  (pen.)
Report Nuno Gomes  19'
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)

29 June 2000
18:00
Italy  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Report
  Penalties  
Di Biagio
Pessotto
Totti
Maldini
3–1 F. de Boer
Stam
Kluivert
Bosvelt
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 51,300
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Final

2 July 2000
20:00
France  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Wiltord  90+3'
Trezeguet  103'
Report Delvecchio  55'
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 48,200
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Statistics

Patrick Kluivert and Savo Milošević were the top goalscorers with five goals each.[24]

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Penalty kicks

Not counting penalty shoot-outs, eleven penalty kicks were awarded during the tournament.

Scored
Missed

Awards

UEFA Team of the Tournament
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Fabien Barthez
Francesco Toldo
Laurent Blanc
Marcel Desailly
Lilian Thuram
Fabio Cannavaro
Paolo Maldini
Alessandro Nesta
Frank de Boer
Patrick Vieira
Zinedine Zidane
Demetrio Albertini
Edgar Davids
Rui Costa
Luís Figo
Pep Guardiola
Thierry Henry
Francesco Totti
Patrick Kluivert
Nuno Gomes
Savo Milošević
Raúl
Golden Boot

UEFA Player of the Tournament

Prize money

A sum of CHF120 million was awarded to the 16 qualified teams in the competition.[25] Below is a complete list of the allocations:[25]

Extra payment based on teams performances:

  • Winner: CHF14.4 million
  • Runner-up: CHF13.2 million
  • Semi-finals: CHF10.2 million
  • Quarter-finals: CHF7.8 million
  • Group stage:
    • Third place: CHF5.4 million
    • Fourth place: CHF4.8 million

On 9 July 2000, UEFA refused to hand FR Yugoslavia their prize money of CHF7.8 million, because of alleged ties between the Football Association of FR Yugoslavia and Slobodan Milošević's government.[26] However, no connections were found and the Yugoslavian governing body later received their money with an additional bonus.[27]

Marketing

Slogan and theme song

The slogan of the competition was "Football without frontiers".[28][29] "Campione 2000" by E-Type was the official anthem of the event.[30]

Mascot

Benelucky, the Euro 2000 mascot

The official mascot for the tournament was Benelucky[31] (a pun on Benelux), named a lion-devil with its hair colour being a combination of the flag colours of both host nations. The lion is the national football emblem of the Netherlands and a devil is the emblem of Belgium (the team being nicknamed "the Red Devils").[32]

Sponsorship

UEFA distinguishes between global sponsors and national sponsors. Global Euro sponsors can come from any country and have exclusive worldwide sponsorship rights for a UEFA Euro championship. National (event) sponsors come from a host country and only have sponsorship rights within that country.[33]

Global sponsors Event sponsors
Belgium Netherlands

See also

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