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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.


Twenty-six teams qualify automatically for the group stage of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.The following sides go directly to the group stage: UEFA Champions League holders; UEFA Europa League winners; the top four in the Spanish, English, Italian and German leagues; France and Russia's top two; domestic champions in Portugal, Ukraine, Belgium and Turkey.

The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage as it stands

Teams in bold have qualified subject to final confirmation by UEFA

ESP: Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Getafe
ENG: LiverpoolManchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea
ITA: Juventus, Napoli, Internazionale Milano, AC Milan
GER: Bayern München, Dortmund, Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt
FRA: Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC Lille
RUS: Zenit, Lokomotiv Moskva
POR: Benfica
UKR: Shakhtar Donetsk
BEL: Genk
TUR: İstanbul BaşakşehirThe UEFA Champions League holders and UEFA Europa League winners, as well as six teams coming through qualifying, will also participate in the group stage.• The champions of Spain, England, Italy (Juventus), Germany, France (Paris) and Russia are ensured places in Pot 1 of the group stage draw along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League winners. The champions of Portugal and Ukraine could also enter in Pot 1 should one or both of the UEFA club competition winners clinch the title in one of those top-six leagues.• Barcelona have sealed a record 24th group appearance; Real Madrid and Porto hope to emulate them while Juventus will become the sixth club to enter for the 20th time, an elite band Arsenal could also join.• Of the sides still competing in the 2018/19 edition, Ajax are not currently in line for an automatic place next season. They will take part in qualifying regardless of whether they finish first or second in the Eredivisie.• Involved in the tussle for fourth in Spain, Getafe or Alavés would be in line to make their first appearance at any stage of the UEFA Champions League; neither have even played in the qualifiers, and both clubs total just two UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League campaigns. Alavés made the final on their European debut in 2000/01; Getafe were the more recent of either to feature in 2010/11.• German hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt have not appeared in Europe's elite competition since reaching the final of the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1959/60.• AC Milan would return to the group stage for the first time since 2013/14.• Russian contenders Krasnodar were only founded in 2008 and have never even featured in qualifying for the competition, although they reached this season's UEFA Europa League round of 16.• Turkish frontrunners İstanbul Başakşehir could also be group stage debutants.*Standings accurate up to and including Sunday 21 April