Football quiz: Euro 2000


Euro 2000 kicked off in Brussels 20 years ago today. How much do you remember about the tournament?

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What was the significance of the opening match of the tournament being played at the King Baudouin Stadium? 

King Baudouin was the reason Belgium won the joint bid in 1995 to host Euro 2000

It was the first major Uefa match at the ground since the 1985 European Cup final, when it was previously called the Heysel Stadium

An octopus predicted that the stadium would host the opening game at the previous Euros in 1996

King Baudouin played for the national Belgian football team in his youth

Alan Shearer’s goal meant England beat Germany 1-0 in the group stage, their first competitive win over Germany since 1966. How did he score?

A penalty

A back post header

A 30-yard volley

It went in off his knee after a goalmouth scramble

What was the name of Euro 2000’s official mascot?



Brussel Sprout


What colour was Portugal defender Abel Xavier’s hair throughout the tournament? 





“The cells are very welcoming,” said Major Michel Rompen, a police spokesman, during the group stage. What was he talking about?

Rompen was a big fan of Dutch supergroup The Cells, who played at the Euro 2000 opening ceremony in Brussels

Rompen was joking with Tony Blair about staying a night in prison, after the British Prime Minister complained about the quality of his hotel while in the Netherlands to watch England play

Rompen made a tongue-in-cheek remark about Dutch centre-back pairing Jaap Stam and Frank de Boer – nicknamed ‘The Cells’ – before the Netherlands’ crunch match against France in Group D

Rompen was warning other England fans, after 174 of them were arrested in relation to skirmishes with Germany fans in Brussels city centre

David Trezeguet scored a famous golden goal to win the final for France against Italy. Who was in goal for the Italians?

Gianluigi Buffon

Angelo Peruzzi

Francesco Toldo

Christian Abbiati

Patrick Kluivert scored five goals during the tournament and shared the golden boot with one other striker. Who was it?

Nuno Gomes

Savo Milosevic

Thierry Henry

Francesco Totti

Zinedine Zidane was named player of the tournament, with four Frenchman making it into the best XI of Euro 2000, including Lilian Thuram, Patrick Vieira, and who else? 

David Trezeguet

Robert Pires

Thierry Henry

Laurent Blanc

How many Italians were in the Euro 2000 squad that also went on to win the World Cup in 2006?





When France won Euro 2000 they became the reigning world and European champions at the same time. Which country had achieved this before?


West Germany


It had never been done before

10 and above.


1 and above.

Don’t worry. It was a long time ago

2 and above.

Don’t worry. It was a long time ago

3 and above.

Don’t worry. It was a long time ago

4 and above.

Don’t worry. It was a long time ago

5 and above.

That’s an impressive score

6 and above.

That’s an impressive score

7 and above.

That’s an impressive score

8 and above.

That’s an extremely impressive score

0 and above.

Don’t worry. It was a long time ago

9 and above.

That’s an extremely impressive score

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