Monday, 3 January 2011



1. The first semi-final was between France and the Czech Republic and was played at Old Trafford, kicking off at 4pm.

2. Patrik Berger scored from the penalty spot in the 59th minute of the Final at Wembley. He moved to Liverpool from Borussia Dortmund.

3. Bulgaria and Romania. Romania lost all three of their matches while Bulgaria's 1-0 win over Romania was sandwiched by a draw against Spain and defeat to France.

4. Alan Shearer, David Platt, Stuart Pearce and Paul Gascoigne were England's spot-kick scorers that day. Spain missed twice (Fernando Hierro and Miguel Angel Nadal), rendering the fifth penalty unnecessary.

5. France failed to score in open play in the knock-out stages. They reached the semi-finals courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Holland in the last eight followed a 0-0 draw. Their semi-final also ended scoreless after extra-time, but they lost out on a place in the Final to the Czech Republic.

6. Turkey failed to score in their three Group D matches. They were beaten 1-0 by both Croatia and Portugal before losing their final game 3-0 to Denmark.

7. Alan Shearer was the top goalscorer for host nation England with five goals. He also successfully converted his two penalties in his side's quarter-final and semi-final shootouts.

8. Italy and Russia, who finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

9. Germany and the Czech Republic clashed in the opening match of Group C with the Germans running out 2-0 winners, courtesy of first-half goals scored by Christian Ziege and Andreas Moller.

10. Five games in total went to extra-time, and four of them had to be settled by penalties. The quarter-finals between England and Spain and France and Holland all went the distance. The two victors - England and France - both then lost their respective semi-finals on penalties. The Final also went to extra-time but was won by a golden goal scored by Oliver Bierhoff.

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