Winner, Greece :
Runner-up, Portugal :
Czech Republic, beaten by Greece :
|Czech Republic 2004|
The Netherlands, beaten by Portugal :
|The Netherlands 2004|
And also, amongst the quarter-finalists :
France (beaten by Greece) :
England, beaten by Portugal :
A seducing team on the paper with some names from the halfway line up to the opponent box.
France beat England in the group B with two goals by Zidane.
At last, the two other quarter-finalists were Sweden and Denmark : in the first round, both teams beat Bulgaria, had a draw game with Italy and another draw game between them two (2-2).
They used different formations and players. Their players : Isaksson and Sorensen in the goals, Mellberg, Helveg Laursen in defense (both teams lost their usual left back before the quarter-finals, Edman and C. Jensen, for different reasons). Linderoth, Svensson for Sweden at midfield, Gravesen for Denmark. Ljungberg and Gronkjaer plus Jorgensen at the animation of the attack and upfront a duo Ibrahimovic-Larsson for Sweden and a Tomasson-Sand for Denamrk (Sand did not play in the quarter-finals).
Sweden was eliminated by the Netherlands after a penalty shoot-out (0-0 after 120 minutes) and Denmark was severly beaten by the Czech team by 3-nil.