EURO time tunnel: 1996 in focus

This week we look back at EURO '96 – watch famous goals from Davor Šuker and Karel Poborský, recall Gazza's celebration and hear from Matthias Sammer.

This week we are looking back at EURO '96
This week we are looking back at EURO '96 ©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 famous goals from Paul Gascoigne, Davor Šuker and Karel Poborský
  • Watch the best extra-time winners in EURO history, including Oliver Bierhoff's in the 1996 final
  • Who are the leading appearance makers in EUROs? Cristiano Ronaldo is closing in ...
  • How Germany's Matthias Sammer evoked memories of Franz Beckenbauer

1996 HISTORY SECTION

Each week is devoted to a different tournament, with the next seven days looking back at the 1996 edition in England. 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 '96 highlights: England 4-1 Netherlands
EURO '96 highlights: England 4-1 Netherlands

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

Watch six memorable EURO extra-time winners, including Oliver Bierhoff's in the 1996 final
Watch six memorable EURO extra-time winners, including Oliver Bierhoff's in the 1996 final
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