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Friday, 30 June, 2000, 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
Your favourite Euro moment
What is your all-time favourite moment from previous European Championships?
Was it that volley from Van Basten, Gascoigne's wonder strike against Scotland or the day Ray Houghton sank England in 1988?
Previous European Championships are full of fond memories, but which moment stands out above all the rest for you?
Maybe you treasure the day Terry Venables' England side stunned Europe by hitting four past Holland at Wembley in Euro 96.
Perhaps, you were one of the 100,000 fortunate enough to witness the very first goal in a European Football Championship, scored by Anatoli Ilyin in 1958.
More recently, football connoisseurs will remember the French side featuring the likes of Platini, Tigana and Fernandez which tore through the heart of Europe's top sides on their way to winning Euro 1984.
But now it's over to you. Email now with your all-time favourite moment.
The best moments for me were the performances
Glen Whitehurst, England
Beating Germany for the first time in 34 years. A great cross from Beckham and a great header by Shearer.
No doubt about it: van Basten's goal to beat the Germans in 1988! Finally we paid them back for what happened in 1974.
For sheer technique and skill, Van Basten's goal in the 88 final. For sheer entertainment, Holland's demolition against and by England in 88 and 96. For sheer disappointment, Southgate's miss in 96. For sheer courage, who else but good old Pearce in 96
John Jensen's outstanding strike against Germany in 1992. Although Denmark were strong then, Germany were probably favourites. There is always something special in a tournament like this, when the underdogs come out on top.
I've a few favourite moments. Panenka's penalty in 1976. Platini's winner against Portugal in the 1984 semi-final.
Colin B, England
This year's header by Shearer to beat Germany 1-0. I've never been as proud to be English.
1996 at Wembley - Bierhoff kicks the ball, the Czech goalkeeper scratches at it as it slowly falls into the goal. The first
golden goal in a major tournament and Germany win a third European Championship.
Being English, there are precious few good memories of the European Championships up until 1996, which provided many.
I could name the 4-1 crushing of Holland or Gazza's amazing goal against Scotland. But for me, the ultimate must be Stuart Pearce's reaction on netting his penalty. If ever a picture spoke a thousand words.
Panenka's goal in 1976 against Germany. It was for me the biggest shot in football's history.
France v Portugal in the semi-final of 1984 must rank as one of the finest matches of all time.
My favourite Euro moment was from the last championships. The match was Croatia v
Andrew Garton, England
When Shearer headed England ahead in the semi-final against Germany at Euro 96.
1976 was the year and Belgrade was the venue. Germany v. Czechoslovakia in the final.
Philip Nicholson, England
Marco Van Basten 's hat-trick against England in 1988. It's still the best, most complete performance I've seen by a centre forward in the European Championships.
Holland's victory over Germany in Euro 88 Germany. It was a remarkable inverted 'replay' of the 1974 World Cup Final. First penalty to Germany, second to the Dutch and then a Marco Van Basten winning goal.
Steffen Iversen's goal against Spain.
Gazza's goal against Scotland was the best moment, for me it all just happened in slow motion, it was just a brilliant moment.
Without a doubt, the England team in 1996 making the Dutch team look like Sunday leaguers and then that fantastic goal against Scotland by Paul Gascoigne, after everyone said he was a spent force.
The final whistle in the England v Ireland game in Euro '88.
The best moment in any European Championship has got to be Stuart Pearce's penalty against Spain.
Steven Taylor, England
The best goal has to be the Van Basten volley in the Euro 88 final. It was sheer brilliance. That was a great Dutch side, with great players.
Without a doubt it has to be England's first goal in the Euro 96 Championships. After all the hype and tension before it started I felt total relief when Shearer scored and the following two weeks were shear heaven.
Three moments -
Van Basten's goal was the greatest ever scored but nothing beats Barry Davies' commentary during extra-time in the Euro 96 semi between England and the Germans. I'm talking about his shouts of 'Oh...Gascoigne.....I don't believe it!!' when Gazza stretched for Shearer's pull back and missed an open goal by a millimetre.
Schmeichel's performance in the final of '92. Klinsmann tried about five different 'perfect' shots and every time Schmeichel was in the way. The culmination of this was when he grabbed the ball in his own box between two German attackers, flying and with only one hand!
Marco van Basten's unbelievable goal in the final against Russia. It was impossible to score this goal, yet he did it! The most beautiful goal ever scored in a European Championship.
Germany losing in 1976...on penalties!
It has to be England 4 Holland 1 from Euro 96. Magnificent.
England's third goal against Holland in Euro '96. Watching Gascoigne burst into the area, Sheringham's dummy and Shearer appearing from nowhere to fire England into a 3-0 lead still makes my eyes twinkle.
It has to be the missed penalty, thus, Germany's win over England. All Scots I'm sure will agree wholeheartedly with that!
When Alan Shearer blasted home his second and England's third goal against Holland. He received the ball from an unselfish Sheringham at the right side of the penalty spot. With no first touch he hit it with the outside of his right foot into the corner of the net. 'Shear' precision!
When Stuart Pearce scored his penalty against Spain in the Euro '96 quarter-finals. That took a lot of courage after his World Cup 1990 miss against Germany.
I was at Old Trafford when Suker dummied Kopke with an outrageous piece of skill which sent Kopke and the crowd the wrong way. I will savour that memory for many years. Suker's attempt from the halfway line against Denmark and his wonderful chip over Schmeichel in the same game are also worthy of mention.
The whole of England vs Holland '96.
The best moment is definitely when Gazza took on the Scots and slammed the ball home past Goram into the net. The celebration after it was one to remember.
Gunter Netzer, England vs West Germany - Wembley 1972. Don't worry, I am an avid England supporter!!
It has to be Stuart Pearce's penalty in '96. I can't think of a more passionate and proud player. I still get goosepimples when I think of it now!
My favourite moment is an ironic one: Holland beating England in '88. Having arrived to settle from the Philippines, it was the first time I saw an England international game. After that, I understood emotionally why one can be passionate about a football team. I've been a supporter of England ever since.
My moment like many others I suspect is the volley of Van Basten in 88?
Gullit's ball in and an incredible finish from an impossible angle puts the goal with some of the greatest of all time.
The 1984 semi-final between France and Portugal, and the 1996 semi-final between England and Germany.
For me it had to be 78000 English men at Wembley singing 3 lions in expectancy to a great England performance against Spain in Euro 96. Also the look of relief on Pearce's face when scoring that penalty
When Gary McAllister missed the penalty against England because this was the first tournament I can remember watching properly and when Seaman saved it I thought England were going to be lucky. We could have gone on to win it if it wasn't for that Southgate penalty.
Paul Howse, England
My earliest memory would have to be John Jensen's clinching goal in the 1992 final to beat Germany.
The best moment was van Basten's volley against USSR in 1988. It was a goal of supreme confidence, technique and skill. The funniest was the Dutch consolation goal against England in 1996. It meant the Scots did go home too soon.
It has to be beating the English - again - in the penalty shoot-out at Wembley. The look on Gareth Southgate's face was worth a million schnitzels!
It has to be when my favourite player Gazza knocked the ball over Colin Hendry's head, ran around him, and then volleyed the ball into the corner of the net and the celebrations were unforgettable.
Best goals : van Basten's of course but Suker's two in 96 ( the chip over a panicking Schmeichel trying to get back into goal and the goal against Germany when he dragged the ball round the keeper ) weren't bad.
Best penalty : The Czech penalty in 76 to beat Germany must be the best and coolest of all time.
Simon, London, UK
It has got to be Van Basten's wonderful volley in the 1988 final and also he single-handedly sent England home in the 3-1 win.
I will never forget the surprise teams like the Czech Republic in 1996 and Denmark in 1992.
The France team of 1984 were tremendous to watch in every game. They always played football the easy way with such terrific players as Platini, Giresse, Tigana, Fernandez, Amorouso. Also the Andy Moller penalty kick in Euro 96. That was a real pressure spot kick and a hugely enjoyable experience for millions of Scottish viewers around the world.
My favourite moment was in the 1984 semi-final between Spain and Denmark. I was only four, but I remember screaming in joy when Arconada saved the final Danish spotkick. That was the first major tournament I watched, and I was all for Spain.
The outstanding memory of the European Championships was in 1996 when England destroyed a talented Dutch side. It was a great performance and summed up the joyous summer.
It has to be Ray Houghton's header against England in Stuttgart. Ronnie Whelan's wonder volley wasn't too far behind.
Stuart Pearce's penalty against Spain in Euro 96 defined the term 'courage and guts'. That kick meant so much for him after six years of living in agony with his Italia 90 miss. And to think that he scored another against Germany later.... sheer class!
Platini's winner against Portugal in the semi-final in 1984.
The Euro 96 match between England and Germany, when Southgate missed the penalty in the semi-final.
Sorry, I just can't choose between two: van Basten's wonder volley in 1988 and Panenka's penalty against Germany in 1976.
Paul Gasciogne's goal against Scotland. It was the first time I witnessed his awesome footwork realising "Now that's what the fuss was all about..."
Andy Moller's winning penalty at Wembley in the Euro 96 semi-final and his subsequent "jagger swagger". Bliss.
Not just one moment but two. The 1984 semi-final between Portugal and France - arguably the greatest game in the history of the tournament and van Basten's volley in the 1988 championships - a truly magnificent goal.
From a personal point of view it had to be Ray Houghton's header against England in 1988.
England's 4-1 victory over Holland in 1996. One of the finest performances from any England side.
It may not have set the world alight at the time, but from a personal point of view it has to be Stuart Pearce overcoming his Italia 90 penalty miss to crash one home for England in 1996. His courage in taking it, and the sheer emotion of his reaction - mirrored in homes across England - summed up everything I have always admired about the player, and loved about the game itself.
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