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Tuesday, 4 July, 2000, 20:06 GMT 21:06 UK


France under attack after Euro 2000 final Desailly horse play
Marcel Desailly and French team are criticised by Italy's Fabio Cannavaro after elbowing incident in Euro 2000 final.

Wild welcome for Euro champions
Jubilant French fans throng central Paris in their thousands to give a rapturous welcome to their footballers, crowned as champions of Europe.
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Trezeguet celebrates his winner French passion fits final
Gerard Houllier believes France deserved to ride their luck against Italy and win Euro 2000.

England next for champions France
European Championship winners France start two years of friendly matches when they take on England in Paris in September.

Lemerre's plea to Deschamps
French coach Roger Lemerre begs his captain Didier Deschamps not to retire after he lifts the Euro 2000 trophy.

France win Euro 2000
David Trezeguet's golden goal gives France a 2-1 win over Italy in the final of Euro 2000.

Double delight for France
As football fans celebrate across France, the winning team start a party of their own in Rotterdam.

Euro woe for proud Italy
While France erupts in celebration, Italy and its dejected team can only reflect on what might have been.

Euro 2000 final clockwatch
All the key moments from France's dramatic victory over Italy in Sunday's Euro 2000 final at Rotterdam's De Kuip stadium.

Platini: Zidane no match for Maradona
French legend Michel Platini says that Zinedine Zidane is not in the same league as Diego Maradona.

France legends Platini and Zidane beyond compare
Gerard Houllier insists the talents of Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane should be enjoyed, not compared.

Zidane out of O'Neill's range
BBC pundit Martin O'Neill admits he would love to be able to afford to bring Zinedine Zidane to Celtic.

Lemerre salutes 'great' referee
French coach Roger Lemerre salutes the referee who controversially paved his side's way to the Euro 2000 final.

Zidane sends France through
Zinedine Zidane strikes home a penalty in extra-time to send France into the final of Euro 2000.

Portugal coach resigns
Portugal coach Humberto Coelho resigns after his side's heartbreaking semi-final defeat at the hands of France.

France v Portugal clockwatch
All the major incidents from France's golden goal victory over Portugal in the first semi-final of Euro 2000.

Mabbutt: France deserved golden moment
Former England and Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt says France deserved their golden goal success against Portugal.

Deschamps slams retirement rumours
French captain Didier Deschamps hits out at press speculation that he will quit international football after Euro 2000.

Kluivert heads chase for Golden Boot
BBC Sport Online reviews the race for the tournament's top scorer as Euro 2000 nears its climax.

Trezeguet completes Juve move
David Trezeguet has moved from Monaco to Juventus in a deal reported to be worth over 15m.

Vieira: Zidane is my hero
Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira says that his international colleague Zinedine Zidane is an inspirational figure.

Leboeuf gets frank with Zizou
Frank Lebeouf tells BBC Sport Online that Zinedine Zidane needs to become even better to match Portugal's Luis Figo.

Raul miss sends France through
Zinedine Zidane inspires France to a dramatic 2-1 win over Spain in Euro 2000 - but only after a last-minute penalty is missed.

Zidane personifies France's quality
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson says the quality of France's football in their 2-1 win over Spain confirms them as Euro 2000 favourites.

Camacho bitter at defeat
Defeat proves a difficult pill for Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho to swallow, especially after seeing Raul miss a final minute penalty.

Simply the best
BBC Sport Online's man in the Low Countries Pete Lansley has his breath taken away by Zinedine Zidane.

Spain v France clockwatch
All the action from France's thrilling 2-1 win over Spain in the quarter-final in Bruges.

France v Spain in pictures
France win 2-1 in a thrilling game after Raul misses a last-minute penalty for Spain

Italian giants eyeing Vieira
Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has again been linked with a move away from Highbury with Juventus leading the chase

Golden oldie Blanc wants final goodbye
Euro 2000 has reached the golden goal stage, and Laurent Blanc would love to score another for France against Spain.

Travel is Leboeuf's England cure
France's Frank Leboeuf tells England's stars to take a leaf out of his book and continue their footballing educations abroad.

France confident despite Dutch defeat
Despite losing to Holland, coach Roger Lemerre insists France's display demonstrated his squad's grest strength in depth.

Final challenge for France
Edgar Davids has thrown out a challenge to world champions France: "Let's meet in the final of Euro 2000 - then we can really see who is stronger."

Group D goes Dutch
Co-hosts Holland clinch top spot in Group D as Boudewijn Zenden's goal seals a thrilling win over world champions France in Amsterdam.

Holland v France in pictures
Holland comes back from behind to beat second-string France 3-2

Dutch delighted to top group
Dutch goalscorer Frank de Boer insists winning Group D is crucial to the co-hosts progress at Euro 2000.

France v Holland clockwatch
All the live action from Amsterdam as the tournament favourites met to decide Group D.

England gone, party on
England may be out of Euro 2000 - but supporters of the teams left in the competition are getting more colourful by the day.

Houllier expects final dress rehearsal
Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier feels the showdown between Holland and France to be a meeting of potential champions.

French footballers 'face terror threat'
The Dutch authorities arrest three suspected terrorists who may have had plans to target French soccer stars at Euro 2000.

Results
Sun Jul 02
France (0) 2-1 (0) Italy
Wiltord 90
Trezeguet 103
Delvecchio 55
Booked Booked
Thuram 58
Di Biagio 31
Cannavaro 42
Totti 90
Ref. Anders Frisk (Sweden) Att. 50000
France win on Golden Goal rule
France: 12. Thierry Henry; 16. Fabien Barthez; 15. Lilian Thuram; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 10. Zinedine Zidane; 5. Laurent Blanc; 4. Patrick Vieira; 8. Marcel Desailly; 7. Didier Deschamps; 21. Christophe Dugarry; 6. Youri Djorkaeff; Subs: 19. Christian Karembeu; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 14. Johan Micoud; 22. Ulrich Rame; 18. Frank Leboeuf; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 2. Vincent Candela; 1. Bernard Lama; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 11. Robert Pires; 20. David Trezeguet;
Italy: 13. Alessandro Nesta; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 20. Francesco Totti; 15. Mark Iuliano; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 3. Paolo Maldini; 4. Demetrio Albertini; 12. Francesco Toldo; 11. Gianluca Pessotto; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 18. Stefano Fiore; Subs: 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 7. Angelo Di Livio; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 1. Christian Abbiati; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 6. Paolo Negro; 19. Vincenzo Montella;
Wed Jun 28
France (0) 2-1 (1) Portugal
Henry 51
Zidane 117 pen
Gomes 19
Booked Booked
Vieira 23
Desailly 39
Vidigal 44
Figo 54
J Costa 55
Dimas 62
Pinto 107
Ref. G Benko (Austria) Att.
 Match Report
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France win on Golden Goal rule
France: 12. Thierry Henry; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 4. Patrick Vieira; 16. Fabien Barthez; 5. Laurent Blanc; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 8. Marcel Desailly; 10. Zinedine Zidane; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 15. Lilian Thuram; 7. Didier Deschamps; Subs: 22. Ulrich Rame; 1. Bernard Lama; 20. David Trezeguet; 18. Frank Leboeuf; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 14. Johan Micoud; 6. Youri Djorkaeff; 2. Vincent Candela; 21. Christophe Dugarry; 19. Christian Karembeu; 11. Robert Pires;
Portugal: 2. Jorge Costa; 1. Vitor Baia; 7. Luis Figo; 4. Jose Luis Vidigal; 21. Nuno Gomes; 11. Sergio Conceicao; 13. Teixeira Manuel Dimas; 5. Fernando Couto; 15. Francisco Costinha; 14. Abel Xavier; 10. Manuel Rui Costa; Subs: 8. Joao Pinto; 9. Ricardo Sa Pinto; 17. Paulo Bento; 3. Rui Jorge; 22. Joaoquim Quim; 20. Carlos Secretario; 18. Pedro Pauleta; 6. Paulo Sousa; 16. Roberto Luis Beto; 19. Nuno Capucho; 12. Pedro Espinha;
Sun Jun 25
Spain (1) 1-2 (2) France
Mendieta 38 pen
Zidane 32
Djorkaeff 44
Booked Booked
Perez Munoz 55
Guardiola 60
Salgado 64
Deschamps 59
Ref. P Collina (Italy) Att. 30000
 Match Report
Wed Jun 21
France (2) 2-3 (1) Holland
Dugarry 8
Trezeguet 30
Kluivert 14
F de Boer 51
Zenden 59
Booked Booked
Dugarry 45
Desailly 75
Vieira 90
Davids 81
Cocu 85
Ref. A Frisk (Sweden) Att. 50000
 Match Report
France: 4. Patrick Vieira; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 1. Bernard Lama; 20. David Trezeguet; 8. Marcel Desailly; 18. Frank Leboeuf; 2. Vincent Candela; 14. Johan Micoud; 21. Christophe Dugarry; 11. Robert Pires; 19. Christian Karembeu; Subs: 6. Youri Djorkaeff; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 22. Ulrich Rame; 15. Lilian Thuram; 7. Didier Deschamps; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 12. Thierry Henry; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 16. Fabien Barthez; 5. Laurent Blanc; 10. Zinedine Zidane;
Holland: 9. Patrick Kluivert; 7. Philip Cocu; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 22. Sander Westerveld; 19. Arthur Numan; 4. Frank de Boer; 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 8. Edgar Davids; 3. Jaap Stam; 11. Marc Overmars; Subs: 14. Peter van Vossen; 2. Michael Reiziger; 13. Bert Konterman; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 6. Clarence Seedorf; 20. Aron Winter; 16. Ronald de Boer; 21. Roy Makaay; 18. Ed de Goey; 1. Edwin van der Sar;
Fri Jun 16
Czech Republic (1) 1-2 (1) France
Poborsky 35 pen
Henry 7
Djorkaeff 60
Booked Booked
Gabriel 15
Repka 62
Nemec 67
Jankulovski 69
Thuram 61
Ref. G Poll (Tring) Att. 25000
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Czech Republic: 13. Radek Bejbl; 10. Jan Koller; 7. Jiri Nemec; 17. Vladimir Smicer; 19. Karel Rada; 11. Tomas Rosicky; 2. Tomas Repka; 4. Pavel Nedved; 1. Pavel Srnicek; 8. Karel Poborsky; 21. Petr Gabriel; Subs: 14. Pavel Horvath; 12. Vratislav Lokvenc; 16. Ladislav Maier; 18. Jiri Novotny; 9. Pavel Kuka; 3. Radoslav Latal; 15. Marek Jankulovski; 5. Milan Fukal; 6. Petr Vlcek; 22. Jaromir Blazek;
France: 8. Marcel Desailly; 16. Fabien Barthez; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 15. Lilian Thuram; 2. Vincent Candela; 10. Zinedine Zidane; 5. Laurent Blanc; 7. Didier Deschamps; 12. Thierry Henry; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 4. Patrick Vieira; Subs: 18. Frank Leboeuf; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 1. Bernard Lama; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 20. David Trezeguet; 11. Robert Pires; 14. Johan Micoud; 21. Christophe Dugarry; 6. Youri Djorkaeff; 22. Ulrich Rame; 19. Christian Karembeu;
Sun Jun 11
France (1) 3-0 (0) Denmark
Blanc 16
Henry 65
Wiltord 90
Booked Booked
Schjonberg 90
Ref. G Benko (Austria) Att. 29000
 Match Report
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France: 6. Youri Djorkaeff; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 8. Marcel Desailly; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 10. Zinedine Zidane; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 16. Fabien Barthez; 15. Lilian Thuram; 5. Laurent Blanc; 7. Didier Deschamps; 12. Thierry Henry; Subs: 18. Frank Leboeuf; 20. David Trezeguet; 4. Patrick Vieira; 2. Vincent Candela; 14. Johan Micoud; 19. Christian Karembeu; 1. Bernard Lama; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 22. Ulrich Rame; 11. Robert Pires;
Denmark: 5. Jan Heintze; 11. Ebbe Sand; 8. Jesper Gronkjaer; 15. Stig Tofting; 2. Michael Schjonberg; 12. Soren Colding; 19. Morten Bisgaard; 9. Jon Dahl Tomasson; 1. Peter Schmeichel; 7. Allan Nielsen; 3. Rene Henriksen; Subs: . Thomas Helveg; 17. Bjarne Goldbaek; 18. Miklos Molnar; 14. Brian Nielsen; 4. Jes Hogh; 16. Thomas Sorensen; 20. Thomas Gravesen; 21. Mikkel Beck; 10. Martin Jorgensen; 22. Peter Kjaer; 13. Martin Laursen;
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