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Monday, 3 July, 2000, 01:33 GMT 02:33 UK


Mpenza Belgium blow it
Despite beginning with a victory, Belgium crashed out in the first round and became the first hosts ever to do so. What went wrong?

Turks through as Belgium crash out
It's goodnight to the co-hosts as two goals from Hakan Sukur and a goalkeeping nightmare put outsiders Turkey into the quarter-finals.
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Turkish coach Mustafa Denizli Turkish coach hails historic win
Mustafa Denizli describes his side's win over Belgium as the greatest achievement in his country's footballing history.

Belgium v Turkey clockwatch
All the key moments from the big upset in Brussels where Turkey beat Belgium 2-0 to secure a quarter-final spot.

Belgium v Turkey in pictures
Co-hosts Belgium are eliminated with a surprise 2-0 defeat by outsiders Turkey.

Italy head for quarter-finals
Italy beat co-hosts Belgium 2-0 and need just a point to win Group B and qualify for the quarter-finals.

Zoff defends tactics
Coach Dino Zoff hits back at the critics after Italy are accused of being boring.

Fans battle in Brussels
Riot police face rival gangs after Italy's 2-0 defeat of Euro 2000 co-hosts Belgium.

Clockwatch: Italy v Belgium
Rundown of the major incidents in Italy's 2-0 win over co-hosts Belgium in Brussels.

Waseige takes it on the chin
Belgium coach Robert Waseige admitted his side had been beaten by the better team as Italy took control of Group B.

Belgium kick off with fine win
Co-hosts Belgium enjoyed the perfect start to their Euro 2000 campaign with an impressive 2-1 victory over Sweden in Brussels.

Belgium in party mood
Following their team's impressive defeat of Sweden, the Belgian nation has a new-found sporting confidence.

Clashes after Euro 2000 opener
Riot police in Brussels clash with rowdy football supporters after Belgium defeat Sweden in the opening game of Euro 2000.

Saturday night football fever
BBC Sport Online's Pete Lansley reports from Brussels on the night football fever took a hold on the Belgian capital.

De Wilde blames bobble
Filip de Wilde says a bobble on Philippe Leonard's back pass led to him gifting Sweden a goal in Belgium's 2-1 win.

Spectacular opening for Euro 2000
Euro 2000 kicks off amid an avalanche of balloons and colourful displays at the opening ceremony in Brussels.

Goor's happy families
Belgium striker Bart Goor dedicates his goal to his newborn son as the co-hosts get off to a winning start.

Opening ceremony - in pictures
A colourful well-rehearsed opening ceremony kicks off Euro 2000 at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels.

Co-hosts get Belgium in party mood
BBC Radio 5 Live summariser Craig Brown says Belgium deserved the points in the opening game of Euro 2000.

Results
Mon Jun 19
Turkey (1) 2-0 (0) Belgium
Sukur 45
Sukur 70
De Wilde s/o 84
Booked Booked
Korkut 50
Ozkoylu 88
Vanderhaege 43
E Mpenza 63
Ref. Kim Nielsen (Denmark) Att. 48000
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Wed Jun 14
Italy (1) 2-0 (0) Belgium
Totti 6
Fiore 66
Booked Booked
Conte 44
Zambrotta 45
Wilmots 69
Ref. J M Garcia Aranda (Spain) Att. 46000
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Italy: 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 3. Paolo Maldini; 20. Francesco Totti; 15. Mark Iuliano; 8. Antonio Conte; 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 18. Stefano Fiore; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 12. Francesco Toldo; 4. Demetrio Albertini; Subs: 1. Christian Abbiati; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 7. Angelo Di Livio; 6. Paolo Negro; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 19. Vincenzo Montella; 11. Gianluca Pessotto; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 16. Massimo Ambrosini;
Belgium: 11. Gert Verheyen; 3. Joos Valgaeren; 2. Eric Deflandre; 6. Yves Vanderhaege; 7. Marc Wilmots; 9. Emile Lokonda Mpenza; 4. Lorenzo Staelens; 10. Branko Strupar; 18. Nico Van Kerckhoven; 8. Bart Goor; 1. Filip De Wilde; Subs: 21. Mbo Mpenza; 20. Gilles De Bilde; 13. Frederic Herpoel; 17. Philippe Leonard; 19. Eric Van Meir; 12. Geert De Vlieger; 16. Luc Nilis; 14. Johan Walem; 15. Jacky Peeters; 22. Marc Hendrikx; 5. Philippe Clement;
Sat Jun 10
Belgium (1) 2-1 (0) Sweden
Goor 43
E Mpenza 46
Mjallby 53
P Andersson s/o 81
Booked Booked
Verheyen 65
Nilis 77
Van Kerckhoven 90
P Andersson 45
Ref. Markhus Merk (Germany) Att. 50000
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Belgium: 3. Joos Valgaeren; 8. Bart Goor; 10. Branko Strupar; 4. Lorenzo Staelens; 7. Marc Wilmots; 2. Eric Deflandre; 9. Emile Lokonda Mpenza; 17. Philippe Leonard; 6. Yves Vanderhaege; 11. Gert Verheyen; 1. Filip De Wilde; Subs: 20. Gilles De Bilde; 14. Johan Walem; 21. Mbo Mpenza; 19. Eric Van Meir; 22. Marc Hendrikx; 18. Nico Van Kerckhoven; 13. Frederic Herpoel; 16. Luc Nilis; 15. Jacky Peeters; 12. Geert De Vlieger; 5. Philippe Clement;
Sweden: 1. Magnus Hedman; 15. Daniel Andersson; 10. Jorgen Petterson; 11. Niclas Alexandersson; 3. Patrik Andersson; 19. Kennet Andersson; 14. Olof Mellberg; 4. Joachim Bjorklund; 2. Roland Nilsson; 17. Johan Mjallby; 9. Fredrik Ljungberg; Subs: 20. Henrik Larsson; 22. Mattias Asper; 18. Yksel Osmanovski; 8. Thomas Gustafsson; 6. Gary Sundgren; 21. Marcus Allback; 13. Magnus Svensson; 5. Teddy Lucic; 16. Anders Andersson; 7. Hakan Mild;
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