Which national team won the 2004 UEFA European football championship?The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship is commonly referred to as Euro 2004 or UEFA Euro 2004. It was the 12th edition of the UEFA European Championship.
In 2004, the final tournament was the first time in Portugal from 12th June to 4th July 2004 after their bid had selected on 12th October 1999. A total of 31 matches were playing in 10 venues across 8 cities – including Porto, Lisbon, Leiria, Faro/Loule, Guimaraes, Coimbra, Braga, and Aveiro.
Which national team won the 2004 UEFA European football championship?
Greece had won the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship. The triumph of Greece was unexpected because they only had qualified for 2 other major tournaments which were 1980 UEFA Euro and 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The tournament had lots of surprises and upsets: Italy, Spain, and Germany were out in the group stage. France that was the defending champions, were knocking out in the quarter-finals by Greece. The Portuguese team was recovering from an opening defeat against Greece to reach the final and eliminating England and the Netherlands along the way.
UEFA Euro 2004 tournament team:
Greece, Portugal and the Czech Republic each added three players to the best eleven of the UEFA European Championship, which includes Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
If a survey had been carried out before the 2004 European Championship held in Portugal, nobody would have bet on Greece as champion. Read more about European Championship here.
The Eurocup of the Portuguese country ended the same as it started. With the victory of Greece over the host who had high hopes in a generation with men like Figo, Deco, Rui Costa or Pauleta and where a 19-year-old boy named Cristiano Ronaldo began to emerge.
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