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On this day: 26 June

Published: Thursday 26 June 2014, 9.00CET
In 1992 Denmark, last-minute replacements for Yugoslavia at the tournament in Sweden, completed one of the greatest surprises in international football.

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Published: Thursday 26 June 2014, 9.00CET

On this day: 26 June

In 1992 Denmark, last-minute replacements for Yugoslavia at the tournament in Sweden, completed one of the greatest surprises in international football.

Denmark 2-0 Germany
Jensen 18, Vilfort 78
1992 final, Gothenburg

Despite a strong start by Germany, goals in either half by John Jensen and Kim Vilfort, and a stoic display of goalkeeping throughout by Peter Schmeichel, ensured that Denmark pulled off one of the greatest surprises in international football by winning the 1992 UEFA European Championship.

Denmark had barely emerged from behind the barricades when they scored their opener against the run of play. The title was secured 12 minutes from time when Vilfort controlled before turning inside to shoot low in off Bodo Illgner's left post. It was a touching end, Vilfort having twice left the Danish training camp – and missed a group match – to visit his dying seven-year-old daughter.

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Other EURO fixtures on 26 June
1996 semi-finals: Germany 1-1 England, Germany won 6-5 on pens
1996 semi-finals: Czech Republic 0-0 France, Czechs won 6-5 on pens
2004 quarter-finals: Sweden 0-0 Netherlands, Netherlands won 5-4 on pens
2008 semi-finals: Russia 0-3 Spain

Last updated: 27/06/14 9.03CET

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