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# Euro Countdown

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From Trix and Flix to Slavek and Slavko: Meet your latest Euros mascot, Super Victor
Bring back Pinocchio or Goliath, we say.
1 day to Euro 2012: 'We’re gonna have a party'
It’s not long now.
2 days to Euro 2012: How well do you know Giovanni Trapattoni?
Watch a fascinating documentary on how the youngest manager in Serie A history became one of the most decorated.
3 days to Euro 2012: Faces in the crowd
Were you in Stuttgart wearing a flat cap in June, 1988?
4 days to Euro 2012: Imagine if we had actually won something!
Ireland were given a hero’s welcome when they returned from Germany in ’88.
6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'
The ex-Liverpool midfielder’s volley against the Soviet Union remains one of the most memorable goals in the country’s history.
7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more
After a quarter century of early exits, tiki-taka brought Spain their first European title in 44 years.
8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?
Ireland’s last appearance at the Euros encompassed one very special day in Stuttgart.
9 days to Euro 2012: If Greece can do it...
In a series of events that shocked the world of football, Otto Rehhagel’s side secured victory at Euro 2004.
10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland
The Pogues front man has given his support to the Boys in Green the only way he knows how.
11 days to Euro 2012: Spain's great escape in Bruges
The Iberians needed two goals in injury time to rescue a 4-3 win against Yugoslavia and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2000.
14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag
Think you’re a hardcore fan? You haven’t met Davy Keogh.
15 days to Euro 2012: First-timers Latvia upset the Germans
The Baltic nation were expected to roll over for Rudi Voller’s side. That didn’t happen.
16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88
Thank you, Gary Mackay.
17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros' moment of madness
Long before Zidane v Materazzi, Denmark’s Jesper Olsen learned the hard way about getting on the wrong side of a Frenchman.
18 days to Euro 2012: England's penalty woes
What is it about them and shootouts?
19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou
The French playmaker was undoubtedly one of the greatest of his generation.
20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?
It’s nearly time to get the tricolour bunting down out of the attic.
21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking
The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.
23 days to Euro 2012: Joxer gets a makeover
“All agreed that Keane and Walters were the best choice in attack. With Dunne, St Ledger, John O’Shea and Kelly at the back.”
24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block
Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec would love to emulate the exploits of the team his father played in at Euro ’96 this summer.
25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago
The legendary Croatian striker’s lob over the head of Peter Schmeichel in ’96 was a bit special.
27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co
In what proved to be Jack Charlton’s last game in charge, Ireland were given the run-around by the Dutch in a Euro ’96 play-off.
28 days to Euro 2012: Listen to the official poptastic song
As you might expect, this annoyingly catchy number would be better suited to Eurovision than the European Championships.
29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four
In their opening game of Euro 2008, the Valencia hitman came up trumps by bagging himself a hat-trick.
30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels
Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.
32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The enigmatic Sweden striker hit one of the goals of the 2008 finals against Greece in Salzburg.
33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany
Suited and booted, the Irish team stopped for a photo before boarding their Aer Lingus flight back in June ’88.
35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots?
Give Pinocchio a comeback, we say.
36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate
Holders Germany are undone by one of the most beautiful spot-kicks of its day back in 1976.
37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair
Relive one of the most iconic goals (and celebrations) of the ’96 tournament.
39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out
Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.
40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.
41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph
If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.