Football Euro 2004 the definite guide. European Championship, men’s national teams. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

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An overview of the 2004 UEFA European Championship  with Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. Commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2004 or simply Euro 2004, the 12th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a quadrennial football competition contested by the men’s national teams of UEFA member associations. The final tournament was hosted for the first time in Portugal, from 12 June to 4 July 2004. A total of thirty-one matches were played in ten venues across eight cities – AveiroBragaCoimbraGuimarãesFaro/LouléLeiriaLisbon, and Porto.

Lisbon Aveiro
Estádio da Luz Estádio José Alvalade Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
Capacity: 65,647 Capacity: 50,095 Capacity: 32,830
Luz-Stadion während des EM-Finales.jpg Lisbon Estádio José Alvalade 1.jpg Estádio Municipal de Aveiro2004.jpg
Porto Coimbra
Estádio do Dragão Estádio do Bessa Estádio Cidade de Coimbra
Capacity: 50,033 Capacity: 28,263 Capacity: 29,622
Estádio do Dragão Aerial.jpg Estadio do bessa.jpg Estadio Cidade de Coimbra.JPG
Braga Guimarães Faro/Loulé Leiria
Estádio Municipal de Braga Estádio D. Afonso Henriques Estádio Algarve Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
Capacity: 30,286 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,305 Capacity: 28,642
Eduardo Souto de Moura - Braga Stadium 04 (6010044763).jpg Estádio de Guimarães.JPG EstadioAlgarve.JPG Estadio de Leiria.jpg

Ten of the sixteen finalists participated in the previous tournament in 2000. Latvia made its first appearance in a major football competition, while Greece returned to the European Championship finals after a 24-year absence. Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia and Switzerland also took part in their second tournament finals since their debut in 1996.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 Portugal Host 12 October 1999 3 (198419962000)
 France Group 1 winner 10 September 2003 5 (19601984199219962000)
 Czech Republic[B] Group 3 winner 10 September 2003 5 (19601976198019962000)
 Sweden Group 4 winner 10 September 2003 2 (19922000)
 Bulgaria Group 8 winner 10 September 2003 1 (1996)
 Denmark Group 2 winner 11 October 2003 6 (196419841988199219962000)
 Germany[C] Group 5 winner 11 October 2003 8 (19721976198019841988199219962000)
 Greece Group 6 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1980)
 England Group 7 winner 11 October 2003 6 (196819801988199219962000)
 Italy Group 9 winner 11 October 2003 5 (19681980198819962000)
  Switzerland Group 10 winner 11 October 2003 1 (1996)
 Croatia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 1 (1996)
 Latvia Play-off winner 19 November 2003 0 (debut)
 Netherlands Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (197619801988199219962000)
 Spain Play-off winner 19 November 2003 6 (196419801984198819962000)
 Russia[D] Play-off winner 19 November 2003 7 (1960196419681972198819921996)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1980, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.
  3. ^ From 1972 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.
  4. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as CIS.
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