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#Euro Countdown

# euro-countdown - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From Trix and Flix to Slavek and Slavko: Meet your latest Euros mascot, Super Victor

Bring back Pinocchio or Goliath, we say.

# euro-countdown - Thursday 7 June, 2012

1 day to Euro 2012: 'We’re gonna have a party'

It’s not long now.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

2 days to Euro 2012: How well do you know Giovanni Trapattoni?

Watch a fascinating documentary on how the youngest manager in Serie A history became one of the most decorated.

# euro-countdown - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

3 days to Euro 2012: Faces in the crowd

Were you in Stuttgart wearing a flat cap in June, 1988?

# euro-countdown - Monday 4 June, 2012

4 days to Euro 2012: Imagine if we had actually won something!

Ireland were given a hero’s welcome when they returned from Germany in ’88.

# euro-countdown - Saturday 2 June, 2012

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner' Countdown This post contains videos

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'

The ex-Liverpool midfielder’s volley against the Soviet Union remains one of the most memorable goals in the country’s history.

# euro-countdown - Friday 1 June, 2012

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more Countdown This post contains videos

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more

After a quarter century of early exits, tiki-taka brought Spain their first European title in 44 years.

# euro-countdown - Thursday 31 May, 2012

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net? Countdown This post contains videos

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?

Ireland’s last appearance at the Euros encompassed one very special day in Stuttgart.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

9 days to Euro 2012: If Greece can do it...

In a series of events that shocked the world of football, Otto Rehhagel’s side secured victory at Euro 2004.

# euro-countdown - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland Countdown This post contains videos

10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland

The Pogues front man has given his support to the Boys in Green the only way he knows how.

# euro-countdown - Monday 28 May, 2012

11 days to Euro 2012: Spain's great escape in Bruges Countdown This post contains videos

11 days to Euro 2012: Spain's great escape in Bruges

The Iberians needed two goals in injury time to rescue a 4-3 win against Yugoslavia and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2000.

# euro-countdown - Friday 25 May, 2012

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag Countdown This post contains videos

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag

Think you’re a hardcore fan? You haven’t met Davy Keogh.

# euro-countdown - Thursday 24 May, 2012

15 days to Euro 2012: First-timers Latvia upset the Germans

The Baltic nation were expected to roll over for Rudi Voller’s side. That didn’t happen.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88 Countdown This post contains videos

16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88

Thank you, Gary Mackay.

# euro-countdown - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros' moment of madness Countdown This post contains videos

17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros' moment of madness

Long before Zidane v Materazzi, Denmark’s Jesper Olsen learned the hard way about getting on the wrong side of a Frenchman.

# euro-countdown - Monday 21 May, 2012

18 days to Euro 2012: England's penalty woes Countdown This post contains videos

18 days to Euro 2012: England's penalty woes

What is it about them and shootouts?

# euro-countdown - Sunday 20 May, 2012

19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou Countdown This post contains videos

19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou

The French playmaker was undoubtedly one of the greatest of his generation.

# euro-countdown - Saturday 19 May, 2012

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready? Countdown This post contains videos

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?

It’s nearly time to get the tricolour bunting down out of the attic.

# euro-countdown - Friday 18 May, 2012

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking

The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

23 days to Euro 2012: Joxer gets a makeover Countdown This post contains videos

23 days to Euro 2012: Joxer gets a makeover

“All agreed that Keane and Walters were the best choice in attack. With Dunne, St Ledger, John O’Shea and Kelly at the back.”

# euro-countdown - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block

Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec would love to emulate the exploits of the team his father played in at Euro ’96 this summer.

# euro-countdown - Monday 14 May, 2012

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago Countdown This post contains videos

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago

The legendary Croatian striker’s lob over the head of Peter Schmeichel in ’96 was a bit special.

# euro-countdown - Saturday 12 May, 2012

27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co Countdown This post contains videos

27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co

In what proved to be Jack Charlton’s last game in charge, Ireland were given the run-around by the Dutch in a Euro ’96 play-off.

# euro-countdown - Friday 11 May, 2012

28 days to Euro 2012: Listen to the official poptastic song

As you might expect, this annoyingly catchy number would be better suited to Eurovision than the European Championships.

# euro-countdown - Thursday 10 May, 2012

29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four Countdown This post contains videos

29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four

In their opening game of Euro 2008, the Valencia hitman came up trumps by bagging himself a hat-trick.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels Countdown This post contains videos

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.

# euro-countdown - Monday 7 May, 2012

32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The enigmatic Sweden striker hit one of the goals of the 2008 finals against Greece in Salzburg.

# euro-countdown - Sunday 6 May, 2012

33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany

Suited and booted, the Irish team stopped for a photo before boarding their Aer Lingus flight back in June ’88.

# euro-countdown - Friday 4 May, 2012

35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots? Countdown This post contains videos

35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots?

Give Pinocchio a comeback, we say.

# euro-countdown - Thursday 3 May, 2012

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate Countdown This post contains videos

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate

Holders Germany are undone by one of the most beautiful spot-kicks of its day back in 1976.

# euro-countdown - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair Euro Countdown This post contains videos

37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair

Relive one of the most iconic goals (and celebrations) of the ’96 tournament.

# euro-countdown - Monday 30 April, 2012

39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out Countdown This post contains videos

39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out

Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.

# euro-countdown - Sunday 29 April, 2012

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?

Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.

# euro-countdown - Saturday 28 April, 2012

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph Euro 2012 This post contains videos

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph

If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.