Club career[ edit ] — Early years and realisation of role[ edit ] Pirlo was born in FleroItaly, in the province of Brescia. He was promoted by his coach Mircea Lucescu. Pirlo was unable to break into the first squad permanently, however, and Inter finished eighth in the —99 Serie A campaign.
UEFA Euro bids The hosting of the event was initially contested by five bids representing seven countries: Their bid received an absolute majority of votes, and was therefore announced the winner, without requiring a second round.
Italy, which received the remaining votes,  had been considered favourites to win the hosting, but incidents of fan violence and a match-fixing scandal were widely cited as factors behind their failure.
The teams were divided into nine groups, with the draw using the new UEFA national team coefficient for the first time in order to determine the seedings. As defending champions, Spain was automatically top seeded.
At the conclusion of the qualifying group stage in Octoberthe nine group winners qualified automatically, along with the highest ranked second placed team. The remaining eight-second placed teams contested two-legged play-offs, and the four winners qualified for the finals.
England and Denmark made their return to the Euro, having last participated inwhile Republic of Ireland returned after a twenty-four-year absence to make their second appearance at a European Championship.
One of the co-hosts, Ukrainemade their debut as an independent nation before Ukraine participated as part of the Soviet Union. With the exception of Serbia — according to UEFA's ranking at the end of the qualifying stage — Europe's sixteen highest-ranked teams all qualified for the tournament.
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News, photos, mock drafts, game. The UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro or simply Euro , was the 14th European Championship for men's national football teams organised by initiativeblog.com final tournament, held between 8 June and 1 July , was co-hosted for the first time by Poland and Ukraine, and was won by Spain, who beat Italy 4–0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine.