The final was staged at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu with midfielder Luis Suarez key to their success. Suarez became the first player to lift the European Champion Clubs Cup and UEFA European Championship in the same year.
Only Malta and Iceland opted out of the competition and West Germany finally made their debut.
Ireland finished third in the group behind Soviet Union and Netherlands, with both teams reaching the final.
Denmark shocked everyone by reaching the final and beating Germany 2-0 to be crowned champions for the first time.
It was also the first European Championships where 3 points for a win were awarded during qualification and group stages, following the previous system of just 2 points.
The Republic of Ireland reached the last 16 of the tournament but were eventually knocked out by hosts and eventual runners-up France. The Irish football supporters were one of the stand out performers of this tournament and were awarded an outstanding contribution award for their support at EURO 2016 by the UEFA Executive Committee
UEFA dispatch the official invitation to bid with the tournament requirements and the bid dossier template.
12 September 2013
Potential host nations required to submit their interest in hosting UEFA EURO 2020 matches
20 September 2013
Announcement of the bidders by UEFA Executive Committee
17/18 October 2013
Opening workshop for bidders
Deadline for submission of bid dossiers to UEFA
May – August 2014
Site visits by UEFA
Appointment of Host Associations for UEFA EURO 2020 by the UEFA Executive Committee
UEFA wanted the 2020 tournament to be a true celebration of the game we all love and cherish and what better way could there be than to take the tournament, for one time only, to all four corners of our beautiful continent.
Dublin previously hosted the Europa League Final in 2011 which paved the way for Dublin to demonstrate the infrastructure, hospitalit, culture and technology in place which clearly showcased our capability to host major tournaments.
The bid team comprising of FAI, Dublin City Council, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin Airport Authority, The Irish hotels Federation, CIE Group, Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, NTA, NRA, RPA and An Garda Síochana worked tirelessly to ensure Ireland and Dublin were selected as hosts for the largest tournament ever staged on our beautiful shores.
The FAI, UEFA, Dublin City Council, Government’s Department of Transport, Tourism and sport have all been working together over the past number of years to achieve this vision while also using the tournament as a vehicle to develop football, and participation in the game and to bring together nations to celebrate a shared passion for the beautiful game.
Match 10: Group E: Monday 15 June 2020
Match 21: Group E: Friday 19 June 2020
Match 34: Group E: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Match 44: 1D v 2F, Tuesday 30 June 2020