Successes  EURO 2000  16/05/2001 - 01/01/1970

EURO 2000

Euro 2000 was the first European Championship Football to be co-hosted by two countries: the Netherlands and Belgium. Five matches, including the final match, were played in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven, Bruges, Brussels, Liège and Charleroi, adding up to a total of 31 matches with 1,122,833 spectators. After a heart-stopping final in the Rotterdam Kuip, French player David Trézéguet scored the golden goal, beating Italy.

Facts and Figures

Winner: France
Runner-up: Italy
Final: France – Italy 2 - 1 (in extra time)

Dutch success:
Semi final (eliminated by Italy after penalties)

Media coverage:
The European Championship received global attention. All the major European media networks travelled to the Netherlands and Belgium to cover the championship. In the Netherlands, media coverage reached an unparalleled peak with both public and commercial stations reporting daily on the events surrounding Euro 2000.

Number of overnight stays  107.000
Economic Spin-off:

Economic impulse: € 92.8 million
Employment (in years) + 459.25

Additional comments, if any:

The slogan of Euro 2000 was 'Football without Frontiers', which referred to the partnership between the host nations, the Netherlands and Belgium, and also served to underline the international, European character of the tournament



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