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On this day: 8 June

Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 2.45CET
Poland do not hold particular fond memories of this date but that is not the case for Italy and England, who secured momentous UEFA European Championship results 46 years ago.

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Published: Sunday 8 June 2014, 2.45CET

On this day: 8 June

Poland do not hold particular fond memories of this date but that is not the case for Italy and England, who secured momentous UEFA European Championship results 46 years ago.

England 2-0 Soviet Union
(R Charlton 39; Hurst 63)
1968 third-place play-off, Rome

World champions England had hoped for more from their first foray into the UEFA European Championship, but goals from future knights Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst ensured they did not go home empty-handed.

Charlton set Sir Alf Ramsey's team on their way six minutes before the interval, arriving in the penalty area with trademark timing and lashing in. Hurst had done the hard work and the West Ham United FC man, restored to the England attack after sitting out the semi-final defeat by Yugoslavia three days earlier, fully justified his selection with the second goal just after the hour.

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Other EURO fixtures on 8 June
1968 final: Italy 1-1 Yugoslavia (aet)
1996 group stage: England 1-1 Switzerland
2008 group stage: Austria 0-1 Croatia
2008 group stage: Germany 2-0 Poland
2012 group stage: Poland 1-1 Greece
2012 group stage: Russia 4-1 Czech Republic

Last updated: 09/06/14 16.40CET

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