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Read UEFA Direct online: A EURO to remember

Issue 195 of UEFA's official magazine celebrates EURO 2020 – a tournament that enthralled football fans and fascinated observers across the world.


EURO 2020 lived up to its billing as a major global sporting spectacle, and UEFA Direct brings various facets of a memorable summer month into vivid focus in words, facts, figures and pictures.

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EURO 2020: memories to last forever

Forza Italia!: How Italy stormed to the title – and how the tournament unfolded.

Smells like team spirit: Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini reveals how they overcame recent disappointments to roar back to the top.

EURO stats: How and when the goals were scored, and which players ran the fastest and furthest.

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Refining scoring – and saving: The EURO 2020 technical report explains the paradox of how an event packed with goals ended with a goalkeeper, Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, crowned player of the tournament.

Creating new refereeing benchmarks: Why the referees and video assistant referees (VAR) deserved widespread praise for their excellent EURO performances.

Copenhagen’s heroes: Medical personnel and Denmark’s captain Simon Kjær saved the life of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen after his on-field collapse at the EURO match against Finland – their actions were honoured with the 2021 UEFA President's Award.

UEFA President editorial: Strengthening football for tomorrow

UEFA has launched the Convention on the Future of European Football, a consultation process bringing together the European game's major stakeholders to address key issues, especially the recovery of football from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin writes in UEFA Direct that the process is designed to build a sustainable future for football that benefits everyone – "aiming to promote democracy, transparency and constructive dialogue," he says. "It is our duty to preserve football's essential values and principles – especially that of sporting merit."

UEFA Direct looks in detail at the inaugural meeting in Nyon that kicked off the consultations, and highlights how solutions will be sought for a variety of challenges.

Elsewhere in UEFA Direct 195

Tribute to excellence: UEFA’s Players of the Year awards ceremony in Istanbul

UEFA Super Cup: Chelsea add to their list of honours on an exciting night in Belfast.

U21 EURO: Germany capture their third title in their third successive final.

Farewell to the away goals rule: More than 50 years after its introduction, UEFA decides that this way of deciding match winners is increasingly out of place in the modern game.

FA activities across Europe: News and views from UEFA’s 55 member associations.

UEFA Direct 195 – essential reading for those who follow UEFA and European football…

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