Saturday, 9 June 2012

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Euro 2012

Another great football tournament the UEFA Euro Cup kicks off in Poland and Ukraine as the top European football Nations battle it out to see who will become European Champions.

Five Things You Didn't Know About The Euro Cup.
  1. Germany have played more games in the European Nations Cup than any other nation,a grand total of 38 games. Holland are next having played 32 games
  2. Ukraine are playing in their first ever European Championship.
  3. Portugal are the only host country to have lost in the final, when unfancied Greece beat them in the 2004 Championships.
  4. Michel Platini is the only player to score two hat-tricks in the same tournament. Platini  two hat-tricks came in the Euro 2000 tournament.
  5. Mascots. Slavek and Slavko are twins representing the two host countries. They have been compared to singing duo Jedward.

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