Spain had three representatives in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals – Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Valencia CF.
• FIFA World Cup winners two years earlier, France prevail 2-1 against Italy in extra time to win UEFA EURO 2000.
• American Pete Sampras wins his 13th and penultimate Grand Slam tennis title at Wimbledon.
• The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan and soon becomes the best-selling video game console ever.
• Tarja Halonen is elected the first female president of Finland, taking over from Martti Ahtisaari.