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Questions tagged [euro]

Questions about the UEFA EURO association football tournament. Questions using this tag should also use the "football" tag.

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Why were the Football Euro championships such small tournaments decades ago?

I have looked a bit into the past of the Football European Championships and I noticed that decades ago, they were really, really minuscule tournaments, if you take a look at the "Euro" 1972 in ...
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Furthest EURO/World Cup progression without regulation time win?

In 2016, Portugal tied every game in their groups to qualify for the elimination rounds. After that, they won against Croatia and Poland in PKs. Their streak stops there since they won against Wales ...
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What is the name of Pogba's body swerve played on Mustafi?

On 7 July 2016 during the match Germany-France for Euro 2016 at minute 72 Pogba has disoriented the defender Mustafi with a body move. I would like to know if this movement has a particular name? ...
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What if an entire team is suspended for amassing 2 yellow cards each?

Several players will miss the Euro Cup semifinals because they have amassed 2 yellow cards in the first 5 matches. What would happen if all 23 players had amassed 2 yellow cards? Would the semifinal ...
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How many teams go through from each group in Euro 2016?

I just noticed that there are 6 groups in the current European Championships, which means that - if the top two from each group were to go through - there would only be 12 teams into the last 16, ...
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Can Euro 2016 tickets be transferred to a someone [closed]

I have 2 tickets for a match on my name. I'd like to bring a friend with me. At the stadium entrance I suspect there will be an ID check. We will not arrive at the same time. Are you allowed to enter ...
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How many matches will there be at Euro 2016

I'm writing some software for recording stats about football tournaments and I need to know how many matches will there be at Euro 2016. Also what is the largest number of matches that are likely to ...
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Does first or second place matter in Euro 2016 Qualification?

When qualifying for the Euro 2016 competition, the first 2 placed teams of a qualification group automatically qualify. Does the place in the group have any impact to the tournament draw or seeding? ...
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Minimum points to guarantee qualification where top two qualify

Related to this question, what is the minimum points required to guarantee qualification for Euro 2016 in a five or six team group? In a four team group with home and away games and the top two ...
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Why did Fernando Torres win the Golden Boot at Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 has now ended. Why has Fernando Torres won the golden boot when the following players also had 3 goals? Mario Gomez (Germany) Alan Dzagoyev (Russia) Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) Mario ...
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What do Spain get for winning Euro 2012?

So Spain, the winners of Euro 2012, now have a UEFA Trophy in their hands and a handful of winners medals for good measure. But, are there any additional benefits/ prizes of winning the European Cup?
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What are those blue stripes or patches on Balotelli's back?

I've seen a lot of players with those blue stripes or patches like Balotelli wore in the Italy - Germany Euro 2012 semi-final: What are those stripes / patches/ tapes?
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Why do the 5th and 6th officials need magic wands, and what do they do?

The 5th and 6th officials (if that's what they're called) that run the goal line in Euro 2012 can be seen holding "wands" in their hands; Does anyone know what they are?
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How does UEFA spend its profits from broadcasting rights?

In light of the fact that anyone who wants to watch Euro 2012 games has to pay UEFA (either pay directly through pay-for-view, or pay indirectly though the cable company), I am interested in knowing ...
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Why did Greece go through over Russia in Euro 2012?

Given that both Greece and Russia were tied on 4 points, with Russia having +2 goal difference and Greece having +0, why did Greece finish higher than Russia (and thus progress to the knock-out stages)...
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Was Jelavić's goal offside?

Nikica Jelavić was clearly in an offside position when he received the ball and scored, in Croatia's 3-1 win over Ireland, for Euro 2012. Having received the ball through one of Ireland's defenders ...