EURO time tunnel: 1984 in focus

This week we train our sights on 1984, giving you the chance to watch all of Michel Platini's record-breaking nine goals, and recall the best of the other milestones and characters.

This week we are looking back at the 1984 UEFA European Championship
This week we are looking back at the 1984 UEFA European Championship ©UEFA.com

In the build-up to UEFA EURO 2016, UEFA.com 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 all of Michel Platini's record-breaking nine tournament goals
  • With two 5-0 wins in the tournament, we look back at the biggest victories in EURO history
  • The story of how France keeper Joël Bats disappeared on a fishing trip
  • Watch ten of the best goals scored in the tournament
  • Highlights of the final between France and Spain

1984 HISTORY SECTION

Each week is devoted to a different tournament, with the next seven days looking back at the 1984 edition in France. 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.

Watch all Michel Platini's goals in 1984
Watch all Michel Platini's goals in 1984

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

Watch highlights of France's memorable win against Portugal in the 1984 semi-finals
Watch highlights of France's memorable win against Portugal in the 1984 semi-finals
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