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  • 12 June 2024

EURO 2024 Tickets :All What You Need to Know About  The European Championship

All eyes turn to Germany this summer as the European Championship kicks off in June. Since its inception in 1960, the tournament has grown, now featuring 24 teams battling for European supremacy. What is the history of this prestigious competition? Who has won it the most? How has England fared over the years? And how do host nations typically perform? As we approach the 17th edition of the European Championship starting on July 14, let’s delve into the rich history of this event.

The Euros have witnessed some of the greatest players, most thrilling matches, and biggest shocks in football. This year's tournament unfolds in Germany, but it has graced various corners of Europe in the past, from east to west. Many teams have had the honor of lifting the trophy, and here we explore who has won it the most and the stories behind their triumphs.

Who Won the Euros the Most?

Germany, this year’s host, stands as the joint most successful team in the tournament’s history. Before reunification, they first claimed the trophy as West Germany in the fourth edition, defeating the Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels. They secured their second title eight years later with a 2-1 victory over Belgium in Rome and completed their hat-trick in 1996 with a win over the Czech Republic at Wembley.

Spain matches Germany's record with three victories. They first triumphed in 1964, defeating the Soviet Union as hosts, then achieved back-to-back wins in 2008 and 2012, overcoming Germany and Italy in Vienna and Kyiv respectively.

Below is the winners list of the European Championship

- Germany Tickets: 3 wins (1972*, 1980*, 1996)

- Spain tickets: 3 wins (1964, 2008, 2012)

- Italy tickets: 2 wins (1968, 2020**)

- France Tickets: 2 wins (1984, 2000)

- Russia tickets: 1 win (1960***)

- Czech Republic/Slovakia tickets: 1 win (1976****)

Portugal-tickets">- Portugal tickets: 1 win (2016)

Netherlands-tickets">- Netherlands tickets: 1 win (1988)

Denmark-tickets">- Denmark tickets: 1 win (1992)

- Greece tickets: 1 win (2004)

*As West Germany

**Held in 2021

***As the Soviet Union

****As Czechoslovaki

How Did the Euros Hosts Fare?

Host nations often face immense pressure but also enjoy the support of the home crowd, which can be a double-edged sword. Here's a look at how hosts have fared over the years:

- 1964: Spain lifted the trophy at home, beating the Soviet Union 2-1 in the final.

- 1968: Italy triumphed in Rome, winning 2-0 in a replay against Yugoslavia.

- 1972: Belgium, the host, lost in the semi-final to eventual winners West Germany but secured third place by defeating Hungary.

- 1976: Yugoslavia finished 4th in Euro 1976 as the hosts.

- 1980: Italy, hosting the 1980 edition, finished as 4th place.

- 1984: France claimed the title as hosts, beating Spain 2-0 in the final.

- 1988: West Germany, hosting, fell in the semi-final to the Netherlands, who went on to win the tournament.

- 1992: Sweden reached the semi-finals, losing to Germany, while Denmark, another Scandinavian nation, won the tournament.

- 1996: England, hosting the first 16-team edition, were knocked out in the semi-finals by Germany, the eventual winners.

- 2000: Belgium and the Netherlands co-hosted. Belgium exited in the group stage, and the Netherlands were beaten on penalties by Italy in the semi-finals.

- 2004: Portugal reached the final on home soil but were stunned by Greece in one of the biggest upsets in Euro history.

- 2008: Austria and Switzerland co-hosted but neither advanced past the group stage.

- 2012: Poland and Ukraine, also co-hosting, both failed to reach the knockout rounds.

- 2016: France reached the final but were defeated by Portugal.

- 2020: A unique tournament without a single host, held across 11 countries. England, playing the final at Wembley, lost on penalties to Italy.

Did England Win the European Championship in Their History?

Despite a rich footballing heritage, England has never won the European Championship. Their best performance came in 2020 when they reached the final but fell to Italy on penalties. Hosting the tournament in 1996, they made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated by Germany.

As we gear up for Euro 2024, the excitement builds for another chapter in this storied competition. Will the hosts shine? Can England break their duck? Only time will tell as the continent’s best vie for glory.

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