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Thursday, 6 July, 2000, 23:20 GMT 00:20 UK


Trappatoni is new Italy coach Trapattoni takes over
Veteran Giovanni Trapattoni is named as Italy coach, succeeding Dino Zoff who quit after defeat in the Euro 2000 final.

Dino Zoff Zoff quits as Italy coach
Italian coach Dino Zoff resigns following his side's defeat in the Euro 2000 final against France.
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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.

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

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

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.

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

Toldo makes his mark
A mere squad man just a month ago, penalty-saving goalkeeper Francesco Toldo goes into the Euro 2000 final as an Italian national hero.

Italy through on penalties
Italy win through to the final of Euro 2000 on penalties at the expense of co-hosts Holland after a sterile semi-final in Amsterdam.

Dutch fire blanks in shoot-out
Holland's dismal record in penalty competitions goes from bad to worse, as the semi-final flop makes it three failures in four years.

Rijkaard quits after semi-final loss
Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard announced his resignation within minutes of his team losing on penalties to Italy in their Euro 2000 semi-final.

Holland v Italy clockwatch
All the major incidents from Italy's Euro 2000 semi-final penalties victory over Holland.

Conte accuses Hagi
Antonio Conte claims Gheorghe Hagi tried to break his leg with the tackle that ended the Italian midfielder's tournament.

Fiore fires up the Italians
Italy's Stefano Fiore has urged his team-mates to step up a gear now they are in the semi-finals of Euro 2000.

Italy cruise through to last four
Goals from front pair Francesco Totti and Filippo Inzaghi take Dino Zoff's team past Romania and into the Euro 2000 semi-finals.

Zoff demands more
Italy coach Dino Zoff is satisfied by his team's performance against Romania - but feels they must improve to win their semi-final.

Hagi protests his innocence
Romanian midfielder Gheorghe Hagi claims he was cheated as his final international appearance was ended by a red card.

Italy on the march, says Dublin
Dion Dublin runs the rule over Dino Zoff's men after their win over Romania in Brussels.

Italy v Romania in pictures
The Azzurri book their place in the semi-final with a 2-0 win over Romania.

Italy v Romania clockwatch
All the action from Brussels as Italy record an efficient 2-0 win over Romania in the Euro 2000 quarter-finals.

Sweden bow out after 2-1 defeat
Sweden pack their bags for home after goals by Del Piero and Di Biagio give Italy a 2-1 win.

Beaten Swedes bemoan misses
While Dino Zoff looks forward to a quarter-final on Saturday, Swedish co-coach Lars Lagerback heads home disappointed.

Italy v Sweden in pictures
Action from Eindhoven where Sweden were knocked out of Euro 2000

Italy v Sweden clockwatch
Sweden are out of Euro 2000 as they dominate against Italy but lose 2-1. The Italians move on with a 100 per cent record.

Del Piero is ready for action
Alessandro Del Piero has had limited opportunity to shine at Euro 2000 but the striker says he is prepared for Italian duty.

Fiore blooms with Azzurri
New Italian hero Stefano Fiore has made the attacking midfield berth his own after two sparkling displays.

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

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.

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

'Iron man' takes centre stage
Italian referee Pierluigi Collina, who takes charge of the England v Germany game, is as well known as the stars he keeps in check

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.

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

Harsh penalty hands Italy victory
Italy deservedly won in Arnhem, but needed a controversial penalty to sink Turkey 2-1 in a free-flowing Group B encounter.

Inzaghi grateful for lucky break
Italian striker Filippo Inzaghi admits his side were lucky to win a controversial penalty on their way to victory over Turkey.

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;
Thu Jun 29
Italy (0) 0-0 (0) Holland
Zambrotta s/o 34
Booked Booked
Zambrotta 15
Iuliano 19
Toldo 38
Maldini 45
Di Biagio 88
Zenden 28
Davids 50
van Bronckhorst 75
Stam 93
Ref. M Merk (Germany) Att. 50000
 Match Report
Italy win 3-1 on penalties
Italy: 4. Demetrio Albertini; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 15. Mark Iuliano; 18. Stefano Fiore; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 12. Francesco Toldo; 3. Paolo Maldini; Subs: 6. Paolo Negro; 7. Angelo Di Livio; 1. Christian Abbiati; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 20. Francesco Totti; 19. Vincenzo Montella; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 11. Gianluca Pessotto;
Holland: 3. Jaap Stam; 7. Philip Cocu; 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 9. Patrick Kluivert; 11. Marc Overmars; 8. Edgar Davids; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 4. Frank de Boer; 1. Edwin van der Sar; Subs: 6. Clarence Seedorf; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 18. Ed de Goey; 22. Sander Westerveld; 16. Ronald de Boer; 2. Michael Reiziger; 13. Bert Konterman; 20. Aron Winter; 14. Peter van Vossen;
Sat Jun 24
Italy (2) 2-0 (0) Romania
Totti 34
Inzaghi 43
Hagi s/o 60
Booked Booked
Albertini 38
Hagi 54
Ref. M Pereira (Portugal) Att. 42500
 Match Report
Italy: 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 20. Francesco Totti; 4. Demetrio Albertini; 12. Francesco Toldo; 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 18. Stefano Fiore; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 3. Paolo Maldini; 8. Antonio Conte; 15. Mark Iuliano; Subs: 7. Angelo Di Livio; 11. Gianluca Pessotto; 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 6. Paolo Negro; 1. Christian Abbiati; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 19. Vincenzo Montella; 22. Francesco Antonioli;
Romania: 14. Florentin Petre; 5. Constantin Galca; 9. Dinu Viorel Moldovan; 12. Bogdan Stelea; 13. Christian Chivu; 10. Gheorghe Hagi; 3. Liviu Ciobotariu; 17. Miodrag Belodedici; 8. Dorinel Munteanu; 4. Iulian Filipescu; 7. Adrian Mutu; Subs: 18. Ioan Viorel Ganea; 16. Laurentiu Rosu; 19. Eric Lincar; 21. Florin Prunea; 1. Bogdan Lobont; 15. Ionut Lupescu; 20. Catalin Hildan;
Mon Jun 19
Italy (1) 2-1 (0) Sweden
Di Biagio 39
Del Piero 88
Larsson 77
Ref. M Pereira (Portugal) Att.
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
Italy: 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 15. Mark Iuliano; 7. Angelo Di Livio; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 12. Francesco Toldo; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 11. Gianluca Pessotto; 6. Paolo Negro; 3. Paolo Maldini; 19. Vincenzo Montella; Subs: 1. Christian Abbiati; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 8. Antonio Conte; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 4. Demetrio Albertini; 18. Stefano Fiore; 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 20. Francesco Totti;
Sweden: 8. Thomas Gustafsson; 9. Fredrik Ljungberg; 14. Olof Mellberg; 17. Johan Mjallby; 3. Patrik Andersson; 4. Joachim Bjorklund; 18. Yksel Osmanovski; 7. Hakan Mild; 20. Henrik Larsson; 1. Magnus Hedman; 13. Magnus Svensson; Subs: 2. Roland Nilsson; 12. Magnus Kihlstedt; 10. Jorgen Petterson; 19. Kennet Andersson; 22. Mattias Asper; 5. Teddy Lucic; 21. Marcus Allback; 15. Daniel Andersson; 16. Anders Andersson; 11. Niclas Alexandersson; 6. Gary Sundgren;
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
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
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;
Sun Jun 11
Turkey (0) 1-2 (0) Italy
Buruk 62
Conte 52
Inzaghi 70 pen
Ref. Hugh Dallas (Scotland) Att. 25000
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
Turkey: 11. Tayfun Korkut; 19. Abdullah Ercan; 4. Fatih Akyel; 10. Sergen Yalcin; 2. Tayfur Havutcu; 1. Rustu Recber; 22. Umit Davala; 3. Ogun Temizkanoglu; 7. Okan Buruk; 5. Fehmi Alpay Ozalan; 9. Hakan Sukur; Subs: 16. Ergun Penbe; 21. Fevzi Tuncay; 13. Osman Ozkoylu; 18. Ayhan Akman; 15. Muzzy Izzet; 8. Kerimoglu Tugay; 20. Hakan Unsal; 17. Oktay Derelioglu; 12. Omer Catkic; 6. Arif Erdem; 14. Suat Kaya;
Italy: 12. Francesco Toldo; 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 18. Stefano Fiore; 8. Antonio Conte; 3. Paolo Maldini; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 4. Demetrio Albertini; 20. Francesco Totti; 11. Gianluca Pessotto; Subs: 19. Vincenzo Montella; 6. Paolo Negro; 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 15. Mark Iuliano; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 1. Christian Abbiati; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 7. Angelo Di Livio;
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