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Major history of European Championship

In this article, we continue to pass some major events of the European Cup which is one of the biggest football festivals in Euro.

If anyone is fan of football, you can’t miss any league of European championship because this event collects top the best clubs from other nations in the West.

In the former article, we refer the origin of European Cup as well meaning of this name.

Now, we discuss some format changed through per season.

As introduced, European Cup was founded in the first time in 1960 at France. 

From 1960 to 1976 seasons:

The rule was the same when there were total three matches in one tournament phase. It consisted of one match in semi-finals, one match on third place game and one final match. 

So, lead time of one tournament was short.

1980 season:

Two highest score teams in the round met in the finals. And the second highest score teams met in third-place match.

There was no semi-finals to be organized. It meant there was no title for the 2ndbest team.

1984-1992 seasons:

There was two group split and played in the table rounds. Finishing it, there were two highest teams in per group to go the semi-final and final match. This was knockout stage to find the winner.

1996-2012 seasons:

There were 4 groups split. Then finding two best teams of per groups to go the quarter-finals, then semi-finals and one final match.

2016 season until now:

There were 6 groups split. Depending on the goals and scores, there were two or three teams in advance to go the knockout stage.

They continued to meet in round of 16 teams, then quarter-finals, semi-finals and one final to find the winner.

Above all nations in the European Cup, Germany and Spain are the two most successful football teams with three times for Championships.

Major history of European Championship

One of the most famous football events in the world is the European Championship. 

In general, the European Championship has a full name as the UEFA European Championship. However, some people confuse with the European Cup. Actually, they are different tournament.

Introduction

According to survey of FIFA, frame and reputation of the European Championship is the next to World Cup when they own top the best prestigious teams to join. All players come to the European Championship with the largest target for winning. They consider it looks like compulsory job need to reach in pro football career.

To understand more information about this tournament, following our analysis about major history of the European Championship.

Origin of the tournament

The first championship was established in 1980 with being present of 4 teams, including in Czechoslovakia, France, Soviet and Yugoslavia. Then it was expanded with more teams in the next tournaments.

However, the idea was inspired from Henri Delaunay in 1927s. He proposed to organize a football festival for the European as a way to connect people in there to become friendly and supportive. Until 1960, his proposal was approved then 1980 started the first championship.

To honor his contribution to this tournament, the first trophy was named after him. It was also called “the Henri Delaunay” trophy.

In the trophy, there was a figure of a dynamic boy in the behind with the words

“Championnat d’Europe” and the front with the words “Coupe Henri Delaunay”. Any team can win the champion, they should be engraved name of country on the back.

Through series of tournament, the trophy was be rebuilt and redesigned to become more sophisticated and fashionable. In 2008, the federation decided to restore the first trophy to make it more modern like new trophies in the recent time.

History of World Cup

The FIFA World Cup or stands for World Cup is he biggest football tournament in the world held every-four-years. If football is the king of all sports, World Cup is the king of all football tournament.

At every World Cup event, we can see the best national team of football which has valid within 4 years. Because it’s international competition among the football national team, all locals and fans of football expect and welcome this event warmly. Estimated there are about drawing billions of fans and viewers following from TV or the Magazine.

In this article, we continue to discuss major events about history of the biggest football tournament in the world. From some previous article, we have ever referred the reason why World Cup was established naturally and so fast. It’s the most remarkable to adjust to new period of World Cup in 1950 when this event started after the II War.

The forth World Cup in 1950

Overcoming chaos or accidents in the Europe the 4thWorld Cup was held in 1950 at Brazil so that they could be far from the war from the Europe. The comeback was expected the most after many years in delays.

Due to the actions in the war and political reasons, Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Argentina refrained from this tournament. France and India also withdraw as if being excluded. Finally, there were total 13 teams in participating.

According to the rule of World Cup 1930, total 13 teams were split into two group. Out of four groups of winning had the ticket to go to final stage.

All matches were played in six cities with six stadiums accordingly. The host country were serious to follow the tournament by building a new stadium- Maracana Stadium with estimated capacity about 200,000 viewers.

Finally, Brazil, Spain, Sweden and Uruguay met each other in the final round. At the last game, Brazil defeated Uruguay to become the Champion for the tournament.

History of World Cup

World Cup FIFA is the biggest football festival in the world. It is only held once every four years, so it becomes interesting and loved by both fans of footballs and normal spectators.

Although World cup has been well-known widely, rarely people can know detail about history of this event. In this article, we continue to share basic events about growth of World cup.

If in the previous article, we have ever referred to reasons why setting up a football festival as well stories about the first World cup. Now, let us share other events about history of World cup.

The second time in 1934

The second took place in June 1934 in Italy with total 16 football teams. This event was arranged by Benito Mussolinis party.

There were many drama stories related this event. It was the match between Italy and Austria, the coach had dinner with referee Ivan Eklind in Swedish. Then people saw a few decision favored for the Italians.

Even Ivan Eklind was voted as referee in the finals while plan was one Belgian referee before.

All arranged stories affected to quality of the event.

The World cup in 1938

After a qualification with 37 teams, the 3rd World cup was held in France with 16 teams in final rounds. People said that this event was dominated by European nations because there were 13 in total 16 teams from European.

This was the first time Indonesia who was in Asia could join this rounds. It made exotic for anyone in Asia.

In the final, Italy was against Hungary. After that, two people Gino Colaussi and Silvio Piola in Italy got 2 goals to make final decision that Italy became winners. The also became the first team had two continuous titles in World cup.

However, effect of 2nd World war so this event was delayed until 1950.

History of World Cup

World Cup is the biggest festival about football in the world which brings happiness and satisfactory for both footballer and fans of football. World Cup league has a long history and tradition so it is close with people as passion. Furthermore, one football team play to represent victory for a whole country. Therefore, players not only flight to reach victory for their nation as well spectators follow to cheer up their national team.

Estimated that there are about 3 billion spectators follow and expect FIFA World Cup on television and about 1 billion to watch the finals at the host nation.

World Cup always brings complicated emotions involving smile, drop of cry, hope and disappointing.

In this article, we discuss brief about history of World Cup.

The first World Cup was founded at Montevideo, Uruguay by the Federation International Football Association.

The idea of FIFA was to organize one football tournament as a part of the Summer Olympics. When they had trials some tournaments, they realized that it was not suitable because we need a professional competition about only football whereas spirit of the Olympic is connected and supported among athletes. Therefore, FIFA decided to organize one unique competition for football, called World Cup. The official letter for this competition was declared in 1928. Then they prepared it within 2 years.

Until 1930, the first champion was held under expectation and welcome of almost football teams and fans. There were 13 nations to register in this competition. The fact that, 13 nations considered and accepted invitations of FIFA without any qualifications took place before. All 18 matches were played at three stadiums with capacity up to 90,000 at Montevideo. Uruguay as the host nation became the first World Cup champions with the first hat-trick of Guillermo

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