The 1996 EURO was held in ENGLAND from the JUNE 8 to JUNE30. It was held in England and was the tenth EURO to take place.Sixteen countries took part in the tournament, and some for the first time and one country took part for the first time after it broke up into two countries.Those who took part for the firsttime were BULGARIA, CROATIA, TURKEY , SWITZERLANDand RUSSIA ans the CZECHREPUBLIC played for the first time after they broke up.
There were 1,276,000 of total attendance at41,161 per match. A total of64 goals were scored at2.06 per match .31 games were played.
The top scorer was ALAN SHEARER of ENGLAND with 5 goals in the tournament.
The fastest goal scored were by two players 1 ALAN SHEARER who scored thegoal in three minutes verses GERMANY. And the BULGARIAN STOICHKOV who scored the goal verses ROMANIA.
In the final GERMANY defeated the CZECH REPUBLIC by 2 goals to 1 after extra time. Both the goals were scored by OLIVER BIERHOFF and PATRICK BERGER scoring one goal.
THE U.E.F. A. TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT .
1 ANDREAS KOPKE. 2GERMANY. 2 DAVID SEAMEN. ENGLAND.
1 MANUEL RUI COSTA PORTUGAL.
2PAUL GASCOIGNE ENGLAND. 3YOURI DJORKAEFF. FRANCE 4 STEVE MACMANMAN ENGLAND. 4 KAREL PABORSKY CZECH REPUBLIC.
DEFENDERS 1 PAULO MALDINI ITALY. COLIN HENRY .SCOTLAND. MATTHIAS SAMMER. GERMANY. FERNANDO COUTO PORTUGAL.DIETER EILTS GERMANY.
ssSTRIKERS. 1JOSE LUIS CAMINERO SPAIN. ALAN SHEARER ENGLAND . DAVOR SUKER CROATIA. JURGEN KLINSMANN GERMANY.