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EURO on this day: 10 July

Sunday 10 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: Only one previous tie has taken place on this date, with the Soviet Union coming from behind to be crowned inaugural champions thanks to Viktor Ponedelnik's extra-time winner.

EURO on this day: 9 July

Saturday 9 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: In the only EURO fixture to take place on 9 July, Czechoslovakia beat hosts France in 1960 thanks to goals from Vlastimil Bubník and Ladislav Pavlovič to finish third.

What happened in the 14 previous EURO finals?

Friday 8 July 2016 14.30 CET

Portugal and France will compete in the 15th EURO final, in Paris on Sunday. Shocks, famous goals and extra time galore – drama is assured if the previous 14 are anything to go by.

EURO on this day: 6 July

Wednesday 6 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: The very first UEFA European Championship final tournament kicked off on 6 July 1960, with Yugoslavia taking the wind out of France's sails in a nine-goal thriller.

EURO on this day: 4 July

Monday 4 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: It is 12 years to the day since Angelos Charisteas's goal helped Otto Rehhagel's Greece side stun hosts Portugal (and the rest of Europe) to win UEFA EURO 2004.

EURO on this day: 2 July

Saturday 2 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: Only one tie has taken place on 2 July, but it was memorable as France beat Italy in dramatic fashion to become the first team to win the EURO as world champions.

EURO on this day: 1 July

Friday 1 July 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: Only two EURO games have taken place on 1 July, the first in 2004 when Greece continued their march to glory with a win that brought 100,000 on to the streets of Athens.

EURO on this day: 30 June

Thursday 30 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: Berti Vogts' wife took some credit when Oliver Bierhoff struck twice as Germany laid ghosts to rest in 1996; eight years later Maniche took Portugal to their first final.

EURO on this day: 29 June

Wednesday 29 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: We cast our minds back eight years to when Spain capped a majestic campaign in style in Austria, Fernando Torres's first-half goal enough to defeat Germany.

EURO on this day: 28 June

Tuesday 28 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: There have been two EURO semi-finals played on 28 June before, the first of which ended with Zinédine Zidane scoring a golden goal for France.

EURO on this day: 27 June

Monday 27 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: In 2004 Milan Baroš earned a fine win for the Czechs, but this date is best associated with two decades earlier when Michel Platini's ninth finals goal sealed France glory.

EURO on this day: 26 June

Sunday 26 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: In 1992, Denmark, last-minute replacements for Yugoslavia at the tournament in Sweden, completed one of the greatest surprises in international football.

EURO on this day: 25 June

Saturday 25 June 2016 7.57 CET

On this day: Today marks the anniversary of the Netherlands' 1988 final triumph yet we focus on the 2008 semi-finals, when Germany gave Turkey a taste of their own medicine.

EURO on this day: 24 June

Friday 24 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: Portugal have won two quarter-finals on 24 June, and their 2004 tie had it all: an early goal, a strike to remember and chances aplenty before an unlikely hero emerged.

EURO on this day: 23 June

Thursday 23 June 2016 7.00 CET

On this day: France's 1984 semi-final with Portugal had it all: a passionate home crowd, twists and turns, and three goals in extra time including Michel Platini's 119th-minute winner.

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UEFA has commissioned two separate but complementary academic research studies to ascertain the exact extent and nature of heading in youth football.The two studies – one from Saarland University in Germany, and the other from Hampden Sports Clinic and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board in Scotland – were approved by the UEFA Medical Committee following the recommendation of a panel of experts.UEFA published a call for research proposals in May 2017 in which researchers were asked to address two questions. Firstly, to determine the burden of heading in youth football, addressing differences in the way headers are taught in football training, and differences in the incidence and characteristics of football headers in matches and training, and in different age and gender categories, while also taking into consideration variations caused by the different traditions and playing styles of the countries. Secondly, proposals were also invited to provide data to determine whether heading in youth football has any effect on players’ brain structure and function.The UEFA Medical Committee’s expert panel reviewed the ten proposals that were received by the deadline, and recommended that UEFA proceed with the two aforementioned proposals from Saarland University and Hampden Sports Clinic for the first research question. This recommendation was discussed and accepted by the UEFA Medical Committee at their meeting in Nyon in November 2017. The two research groups have now signed contracts with UEFA and have started their work, with initial results expected at the end of 2018.The panel also recommended that UEFA not proceed with any study for the second question – on the effect of heading on players’ brain structure and function – until results of the studies to determine the burden of heading had been received.Dr Michel D’Hooghe, Chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee, said: "This is a topic of the utmost importance, and I am proud that UEFA is taking a lead in commissioning this research. UEFA places the highest priority on player welfare and this research is a fundamental first step in establishing whether or not heading poses a risk to young players."