EURO 2020

Thinking on your feet at EURO 2020

Thinking on your feet at EURO 2020

Tactical flexibility and well-timed substitutions were keys to success at the finals according to the UEFA EURO 2020 technical report. In this extract, UEFA’s technical observers consider the frequency of in-game formation changes, and the fine art of reshuffling the pack. The elastic band From a coaching perspective, tactical flexibility was one of the salient …

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Three at the back vs No9s

Three at the back vs No9s

The shift toward three-man defences, and the corresponding change in the role of the centre-forward, was a key talking point in the UEFA EURO 2020 technical report. In this extract, UEFA’s technical observers give their comments on these stylistic alterations and what they mean for the future of the game. Numbers at the back The …

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EURO 2024 logo and brand launch live

EURO 2024 logo and brand launch live

With less than 1,000 days to go until UEFA EURO 2024 kicks-off in Germany, the official brand and logo launch in Berlin marks an important milestone in the preparations for Europe’s flagship international tournament. Join us here at 20:24CET, when the launch will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

The art of scoring and saving

The art of scoring and saving

The most prolific UEFA EURO on record was the first where a goalkeeper was crowned player of the tournament. Unravelling this apparent paradox was the role of UEFA’s team of technical observers, who witnessed sheer excellence at both ends of the field during a tournament which will be remembered as much for its outstanding attacking …

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Ronaldo's UEFA record collection

Ronaldo’s UEFA record collection

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Ronaldo sets new world record

Ronaldo sets new world record

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for international goals by scoring twice against the Republic of Ireland in Portugal’s European Qualifier in Faro-Loulé on 1 September 2021, taking his national-team total to 111 strikes. The 36-year-old Ronaldo, already Europe’s top-scoring international footballer, surpassed the existing world-record mark set by former Iran forward Ali Daei – …

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Most capped European: Ramos

Most capped European: Ramos

Sergio Ramos hold the current European record for men’s senior caps of 180 but that could be overhauled by Cristiano Ronaldo this week. Spain defender Ramos won his 177th cap in their UEFA Nations League game in Switzerland on 14 November 2020 to break Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s old record and subsequently reached 180. However, …

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Most capped European: Ronaldo

Most capped European: Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has made his 180th Portugal appearance to match the European record for men’s senior caps held by Sergio Ramos. Portugal captain Ronaldo won his 180th cap in their European Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on 1 September 2021, and has the opportunity to overhaul his former Real Madrid team-mate Ramos later this …

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