EURO time tunnel: 1968 in focus

This week the spotlight is turned on EURO 1968, including the coin-toss semi-final, one triumphant Italy player's hazy memory and the best of the goals from the tournament.

This week we are looking back at the 1968 UEFA European Championship

In the build-up to UEFA EURO 2016, is trawling through the annals to pick out the best stories, characters, goals and highlights from the 14 previous final tournaments.

What to watch out for this week

  • The semi-final that was decided by the toss of a coin
  • Italy legend Dino Zoff's memories of triumphing on home soil
  • The Azzurri became the second EURO hosts to win – how have the others fared since?
  • Our pick of the best three goals scored at the tournament
  • Highlights of the final between Italy and Yugoslavia


Each week is devoted to a different tournament, with the next seven days looking back at the 1968 edition in Italy. We are following a broadly similar pattern each week, opening up with the team of the tournament on a Monday. On Tuesdays we will look at a particularly iconic image and ponder where the protagonists are now, while Wednesdays will be your chance to watch the best goals from that year's tournament.

Highlights of Italy's 1968 triumph
Highlights of Italy's 1968 triumph

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

In addition to all that, there will be a raft of further individual match highlights and, starting at the end of April, a weekly poll on Twitter asking you to choose which game you want to watch again.

EURO time tunnel schedule
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