There was also fighting in the Croatia supporters' area. As a result of these incidents and earlier crowd troubles after the countries' first matches, UEFA launched official procedures against the Croatian and Turkish football federations.
The football pitches at French stadiums were criticised during the group stage for their poor quality. France coach Didier Deschamps was especially critical.
The pitch at Lille received particular attention with players slipping continuously and with groundsmen forced at halftime to try to repair the cut up pitch.
The first time was the St. Jakob-Park in Basel during Euro On 22 June it was reported that France's grass association officials had blamed Hayden for continued problems with the pitches, citing "it is amazing that it is only these pitches that have problems today".
Before the final match started, the stadium was invaded by Silver Y moths , which caused some irritation to the players, staff and coaches.
The reason this occurred is because the workers at the stadium left the lights switched on the day before the match which attracted huge swaths of insects.
The players and coaches of each team during the warm-up tried swatting the moths, and ground staff used brushes to clean moths from the walls, ground and other places.
The official logo was unveiled on 26 June , during a ceremony at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris. The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay Trophy with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag, surrounded by a mixture of shapes and lines representing different artistic movements and football elements.
Asked about its meaning, Jacques Lambert, chairman of the Euro organising committee, told that the slogan "is much more than a reminder of dates He further explained that "UEFA is sending out an invitation to football fans throughout the world and to lovers of major events, an invitation to meet up and share the emotions of an elite-level tournament".
For the first time in the tournament's history, two official match balls were used. The official mascot of the tournament, Super Victor , was unveiled on 18 November The cape, boots and ball are claimed to be the child's superpowers.
The name of the mascot was revealed on 30 November after receiving about 50, votes from the public on the official UEFA website, beating the other nominated names of "Driblou" and "Goalix".
The name of the mascot is the same as the name of a sex toy. UEFA said that this 'coincidence' was not their responsibility because the name was selected by fan voting.
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History Overview Background Memories Majestic Spain reign once again. Spain deliver on promise at last. Fernando Torres struck the only goal in the Vienna showpiece as Spain, without a title in 44 years, finally came good on their promise.
Underdogs Greece have their day. Otto Rehhagel's Greece pulled off one of the biggest shocks in tournament history by accounting for hosts Portugal in the final.
Trezeguet strikes gold for France. Football comes home for Germany. Germany upstaged hosts England in a penalty shoot-out before Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal edged out the Czech Republic in the final.
Denmark late show steals spotlight. Van Basten sparks Netherlands joy. Marco van Basten shook off injury to inspire the Netherlands to their first major title, culminating in an incredible final volley.
Platini shines for flamboyant France. Michel Platini starred on home turf, scoring the opener in France's final win against Spain to take his tally to nine for the tournament.
Hrubesch crowns West German win. Panenka the hero for Czechoslovakia. West Germany make their mark. Italy make most of good fortune. Spain savour home comforts.
Spain combined home advantage and spirited teamwork to prevail at the Soviet Union's expense, Marcelino heading in a late winner.
Delaunay's dream realised in France. The Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia in the inaugural final, with Lev Yashin showing his class before Viktor Ponedelnik's extra-time winner.
Zoff The defining moment of Dino Zoff's career may be lifting the FIFA World Cup for Italy in at the age of 40 but 14 years earlier he was part of another triumph, as he remembers here.
Müller The hero of the finals was Gerd Müller, who scored both goals in the semi-final win against Belgium and two more in the defeat of the Soviet Union.
Platini In an all-star France team the inspiration was captain Michel Platini, whose nine-goal tally, including two hat-tricks, remains a record.
Van Basten A hat-trick against England, a semi-final winner versus West Germany and a spectacular volley to see off the Soviet Union in the final — Marco van Basten is not short of memories from Zagorakis Greece captain Theodoros Zagorakis was Player of the Tournament in for his stubborn performances that kept a superb defence well protected.
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