UEFA Euro 2000 Final

The UEFA Euro 2000 Final was a football match played on 2 July 2000 at De Kuip in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 2000. France won the match, defeating Italy 2–1.

UEFA Euro 2000 Final
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Match programme cover
EventUEFA Euro 2000
After golden goal extra time
Date2 July 2000 (2000-07-02)
VenueDe Kuip, Rotterdam
Man of the MatchFrancesco Totti (Italy)[1][note 1]
RefereeAnders Frisk (Sweden)[2]
Attendance48,200[3]
WeatherMostly cloudy
20 °C (68 °F)
68% humidity[4]
1996
2004

Marco Delvecchio gave Italy the lead in the 55th minute when he turned in a cross from the right by Gianluca Pessotto, and they held the lead until the final minute of injury time, when Sylvain Wiltord crashed a low drive past Italian keeper Francesco Toldo from the left to take the game into extra time.[5] France won the game just before half-time in extra-time when Robert Pires cut the ball back from the left for David Trezeguet to fire the golden goal into the roof of the net with his left foot and win the tournament for France.[6][7]

Route to the finalEdit

France Round Italy
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Denmark 3–0 Match 1   Turkey 2–1
  Czech Republic 2–1 Match 2   Belgium 2–0
  Netherlands 2–3 Match 3   Sweden 2–1
Group D runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Netherlands (H) 3 9
2   France 3 6
3   Czech Republic 3 3
4   Denmark 3 0
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
Final standings Group B winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Italy 3 9
2   Turkey 3 4
3   Belgium (H) 3 3
4   Sweden 3 1
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Spain 2–1 Quarter-finals   Romania 2–0
  Portugal 2–1 (aet) Semi-finals   Netherlands 0–0 (aet) (3–1 pen.)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

France  2–1 (a.e.t./g.g.)  Italy
Report
Attendance: 48,200[3]
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 16 Fabien Barthez
RB 15 Lilian Thuram   58'
CB 8 Marcel Desailly
CB 5 Laurent Blanc
LB 3 Bixente Lizarazu   86'
CM 4 Patrick Vieira
CM 7 Didier Deschamps (c)
RW 6 Youri Djorkaeff   76'
AM 10 Zinedine Zidane
LW 12 Thierry Henry
CF 21 Christophe Dugarry   58'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Sylvain Wiltord   58'
FW 20 David Trezeguet   76'
MF 11 Robert Pires   86'
Manager:
Roger Lemerre
 
GK 12 Francesco Toldo
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro   42'
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
CB 15 Mark Iuliano
RWB 11 Gianluca Pessotto
LWB 3 Paolo Maldini (c)
CM 4 Demetrio Albertini
CM 14 Luigi Di Biagio   31'   66'
AM 18 Stefano Fiore   53'
SS 20 Francesco Totti   90'
CF 21 Marco Delvecchio   86'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Alessandro Del Piero   53'
MF 16 Massimo Ambrosini   66'
FW 19 Vincenzo Montella   86'
Manager:
Dino Zoff

Man of the Match:
Francesco Totti (Italy)[1][note 1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
Jens Larsen (Denmark)
Fourth official:
José María García-Aranda (Spain)

Match rules[14]

StatisticsEdit

UEFA Euro 2000 Final
Line-up of the teams.
Italian supporters during the final.
Overall[15]
Statistic France Italy
Goals scored 2 1
Total shots 19 10
Shots on target 12 3
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 7 4
Fouls committed 18 29
Offsides 6 7
Yellow cards 1 3
Red cards 0 0

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thierry Henry (France) was initially reported as the man of the match for the final.[8][9][10] However, UEFA subsequently recorded Francesco Totti with having won the award for the match.[11][12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Every EURO man of the match since 1996". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2020. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "UEFA EURO 2000 – History – France-Italy". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 4 November 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "France – Italy 2:1 (EURO 2000 Holland/Belgium, Final)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Weather History for Rotterdam, Netherlands". Wunderground. 2 July 2000. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ "France 2 Italy 1". BBC Sport. 2 July 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Trezeguet strikes gold for France". UEFA.com. 2 July 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  7. ^ "France 2 – 1 Italy". Guardian UK. 2 July 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  8. ^ "France 2–1 Italy". Euro2000.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 11 January 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Man of the Match, France 2–1 Italy: Thierry Henry, France". Euro2000.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 28 July 2001. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  10. ^ "France completes rare double". ESPN. Rotterdam. Reuters. 2 July 2000. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  11. ^ "EURO 2000 team of the tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  12. ^ Saffer, Paul (10 July 2016). "Iniesta holds off Ronaldo as man of the match master". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 21 May 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Francesco Totti". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 June 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Tournament rules". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Match statistics". Euro 2000 official website. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

External linksEdit