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UEFA European Championship

The UEFA European Championship is a football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The competition started in 1960 and is held every four years between the World Cup. It was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup before being changed to the UEFA European Championship in 1968. 

Competing teams are chosen by a series of qualifying games with the 1960 and 1964 tournaments done via knockout home and away play-offs. Since1968 qualification has been done through a combination of qualifying groups and knockout play-off games. 

The Henri Delaunay Trophy is awarded to the winner of the tournament is named in honour of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA who came up with the idea of a European Championship. The trophy is awarded to the winning team to keep for four years until the next tournament.

Ten different national teams have won the UEFA European Championship, with Germany and Spain each leading the way with three titles. France have won two with Russia (former Soviet Union), Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal all winning the tournament once. 

Before 1980 only four teams qualified for the final tournament after which it was expanded to eight teams. In 1996 the UEFA European Championship was expanded to 16 nations. 

The most recent championship in France 2016 featured 24 teams. It was won by Portugal who beat the host nation 1–0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Paris.

Recent UEFA European Championship Winners, Runners-Up & Host Nation/s

Host Nation
2012SpainItalyPoland & Ukraine
2008SpainGermanyAustria & Switzerland
2000FranceItalyBelgium & Netherlands
1996GermanyCzech RepublicEngland
1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionWest Germany
1980West GermanyBelgiumItaly

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