Euros FAQs

How often is the competition?

The second most watched football tournament in the world, behind only the World Cup - is held every four years. Qualifiers take place in a group format, commencing in the autumn preceding the World Cup.

Has England ever won?

England has never won the competition. The national team first qualified for the tournament in 1968, with 2021 being their tenth appearance. England's best performance to date was in the 2020 competition, finishing in second as the runners up.

Which teams are playing?

Successfully gaining a place through the Qualifiers, 24 teams are participating in Euros - Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England Group D: Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine Group F: Türkiye, Georgia, Portugal, Czechia

Who is the top scorer of all time?

The top goal scorer, which includes goals and qualifying, is Cristiano Ronaldo (playing for Portugal) with an impressive 45 goals. He also has the most final tournament goals, with 14. In a single final tournament, for France in 1984, Michel Platini scored the most goals, with nine.

History of Euros

From 1960 – 1996, winners included West Germany twice, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Italy and France.

Who won in 1996?

Germany became victorious in the 1996, with a final score of 2-1 against the Czech Republic.

Who won in 2000?

In the final of 2000, held at the Feijenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, France triumphed against Italy.

Who won in 2004?

Greece won 2004 after beating hosts Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon.

Who won in 2008?

In Vienna 2008 at the final, Spain ended the tournament victorious over Germany, in a 1-0 defeat.

Who won in 2012?

At the Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv, Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the final.

Who won in 2016?

Portugal won 2016 in France, beating the hosts 1-0 at the Stade de France.

Who won in 2020?

Italy won battling it out against England. Italy won on penalties, securing the victory.

This year's Euros

This year, the 2024 tournament will be hosted by Germany and will take place across 10 famous stadiums, making for an exciting tournament this year. The stadiums that will be hosting matches include: Olympiastadion Berlin, Cologne Stadium, BVB Stadion Dortmund, Düsseldorf Arena, Frankfurt Arena, Arena AufSchalke, Volksparkstadion Hamburg, Leipzig Stadium, Munich Football Arena and Stuttgart Arena. Olympiastadion Berlin is the largest stadium of the group, with a capacity of 71,000 - the other stadiums vary in size but are all perfect to host the Euros. The last 2020 games were hosted in several different cities, including: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Seville. In 2020, Italy won at Wembley Stadium, after battling against England.