EURO time tunnel: 2008 in focus

The EURO time tunnel this week arrives in 2008 – watch ten of the best goals, enjoy highlights of Turkey's incredible comebacks and hear from Xavi Hernández.

This week we are looking back at UEFA EURO 2008

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

  • Watch highlights of Spain's triumph – the end of a long wait
  • Watch the best goals, including from Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Xavi Hernández discusses the "beautiful football" Spain played
  • Highlights of Turkey's incredible win against Croatia, and EURO's other great comebacks


Each week is devoted to a different tournament, with the next seven days looking back at the 2008 edition in Austria and Switzerland. 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.

EURO 2008 highlights: Germany 3-2 Turkey
EURO 2008 highlights: Germany 3-2 Turkey

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 also be a raft of further individual match highlights.

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

EURO 2008 highlights: France 1-4 Netherlands
EURO 2008 highlights: France 1-4 Netherlands