With the UEFA European Championship drawing ever closer, the excitement is mounting as, for the first time, there are 24 sides contesting the Championship in a new ‘Week of Football’ concept. Hosted this time by France, preparations are well under way for the initial kick off on 10th July.
We have chosen some world-class players, coaches and journalists all of whom are or have been immersed in the Glorious Game, and can provide motivation, leadership and teamwork within a business environment. These individuals know the strengths and benefits of pulling together to deliver winning results, drawing direct parallels between sport and business to make that all-important difference to your company.
Naturally, they are ideal choices should you require a distinguished speaker to invite to any hospitality, client or other event in the run up to as well as during the actual Championship.
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2012 UEFA European Championship
Final scores: Spain 4-0 Italy
Host countries: Poland/Ukraine
The World Champions, Spain, came to defend their title in Ukraine. By half-time in the final the Spaniards were leading by 2-0. The Italians had to play the better part of the second half with only ten men. Two more goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata made it 4-0, the biggest winning margin in the European Football Championship final.
2008 UEFA European Championship
Final scores: Spain 1-0 Germany
Host countries: Austria/Switzerland
Germany faced Spain in the 2008 final held in Vienna, Austria. The match’s lone goal was scored in the 33rd minute by Fernando Torres pushing Spain to win the title. Spain was in great form as they won the tournament unbeaten.
2004 UEFA European Championship
Final scores: Greece 1-0 Portugal
Host country: Portugal
Greece made it to the final of the tournament for the first time having played in two European Championships. Though they had earlier on lost to Greece in the group stage, Portugal remained the favorites to win the match. Greece presented a major surprise by defeating the host nation by 1-0 in the 2004 final.
2000 UEFA European Championship
Final scores: France 2-1 Italy (Extra-time-Golden goal)
Host countries: Belgium/Netherlands
They came into the competition having won the World Cup two years earlier and were contesting for a second title in the European tournament. France secured a late equalizer to break Italy’s 1-0 lead and the match went into the extra time. The final was determined by a golden goal 13 minutes later after David Trezeguet pushed France to win the match at 2-1.
1996 UEFA European Championship
Runners-up: Czech Republic
Final scores: Germany 2-1 Czech Republic (Extra-time-Golden goal)
Host country: England
The 1996 final went into extra time after Germany and the Czech Republic still tied 1-1 at the 90th minute. Olivier Bierhoff of Germany scored his second for the match five minutes into the extra time and this was the first golden goal in the European Football Championship history.
1992 UEFA European Championship
Final scores: Denmark 2-0 Germany
Host country: Sweden
In 1992, Germany had been unified and they got into the finals once again. This time their opponents were the newcomers Denmark. Denmark had eliminated the Dutch in the semi finals. The Danes took the lead in the first half through a shot by John Jehsen and further extended it in the 78th minute to seal a 2-0 win.