EURO time tunnel: 2012 in focus

Our look back through all 14 previous EUROs comes to an end this week – watch the best goals from four years ago, relive the iconic moments and hear from stars such as Andrés Iniesta.

This week we are looking back at UEFA EURO 2012
This week we are looking back at UEFA EURO 2012 ©UEFA.com

In the build-up to UEFA EURO 2016, UEFA.com has been trawling through the annals to pick out the best stories, characters, goals and highlights from the 14 previous final tournaments – this week we conclude in 2012.

What to watch out for this week

  • Watch highlights of Spain's successful title defence
  • Watch the best goals, featuring Zlatan Ibrahimović and Mario Balotelli
  • Recall the night Andriy Shevchenko rolled back the years to send Ukraine into raptures
  • Watch clips of iconic moments such as Andrea Pirlo's penalty and Jordi Alba's final goal

2012 HISTORY SECTION

Each week has been devoted to a different tournament, with the next seven days looking back at the 2012 edition in Poland and Ukraine. We have been following a broadly similar pattern each week, opening up with the team of the tournament on a Monday. On Tuesdays we have looked at a particularly iconic image and pondered where the protagonists are now, while Wednesdays have been your chance to watch the best goals from that year's tournament.

EURO 2012 highlights: Spain 2-0 France
EURO 2012 highlights: Spain 2-0 France

Every Thursday we have heard from our 'EURO history makers', with Friday dedicated to a different record or milestone each week. The weekend has begun with a study of one of the quirkier characters or tales – our EURO cult heroes – and the week has always come to a close with video highlights of that year's final.

In addition to all that, there has been a raft of further individual match highlights to enjoy.

EURO time tunnel
EURO 1960: 22 to 28 February
EURO 1964: 29 February to 6 March
EURO 1968: 7 to 13 March
EURO 1972: 14 to 20 March
EURO 1976: 21 to 27 March
EURO 1980: 28 March to 3 April
EURO 1984: 4 to 10 April
EURO 1988: 11 to 17 April
EURO 1992: 18 to 24 April
EURO 1996: 25 April to 1 May
EURO 2000: 2 to 8 May
EURO 2004: 9 to 15 May
EURO 2008: 16 to 22 May
EURO 2012: 23 to 29 May

Watch the full penalty shoot-out between England and Italy, including Pirlo's very own 'Panenka'
Watch the full penalty shoot-out between England and Italy, including Pirlo's very own 'Panenka'
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