WINNERS OF THIS CENTURY
The power of Europe is in the south and the Eurocopa shows it
Published:14/07/2021 - 06:56h
Updated:14/07/2021 - 06:56h
The Eurocopa has dominated it the south of Europe, with the lunar of France, divided between the extremes of the continent
The Eurocopa went back to remain in the South, the big zone of football that no only dominates regarding clubs historically but it also established a clear yoke in tournament of selections from the 2004 with the surprise of Greece in earths use, defeating to favourites of the world and also to the venue.
England had the opportunity to give back a trophy north of Europe, that seems sustained in the success of Germany in the last years with the world-wide championship of 2014 and also the constant podiums that achieved in the first championships of the century, so much in the continent as in the whole planet.
But it could not be and again, in the South of Europe, sang the "Champions Champions" raising a new trophy that besides, only has to France like possible rival and are more in the centre that in some extreme, although possibly it can associate much more to the low part.
The helenos gave the hit of authority in 2004 with a Portugal in clear promotion, mixing the remaining of his golden generation with emergent figures like Simao or the own Cristiano Ronaldo, that debuted marking precisely in front of the Greeks. 2-1 in the inauguration and 1-0 in the final were the results that marked the start and closing of the tournament.
Four years afterwards began the historical cycle and gilded of Spain in the football of selections, with a final apretadísima in front of Germany that resolved Fernando Torres with a historical goal and the cry in the sky of Aragonese and a staff plagada of players culés, that went bastion of the operation.
Four years later closed the cycle mentioned before with a selection that already asked spare generacional, but sacked giving a recital of football to Italy in the final, the same selection that finish to win the Eurocopa.
At last it won Cristiano Ronaldo a title with the selection lusa and in spite of have not played the final by an injury of knee in the game, raised the first glass in the history of Portugal and kept the trophy in the South of Europe.
2021 it arrived with big complications and a Eurocopa with a year of retard, the same that seemed to be ready so that England went back to add a trophy in his vitrina, but the Italians come working just after that blow of Spain in 2012 and collected the fruit in front of the English, tracing back the party and winning in the batch of penal.