Greece became the first nation to win a major championship with a foreign coach, German Otto Rehhagel. This had never happened in 11 previous European Championships and 17 World Cups.
France hosted its second World Cup in 1998 after first hosting the competition in 1938. It was the third country to host two World Cups after Mexico (1970, 1986) and Italy (1934, 1990). Germany will become the fourth country to host two World Cups in 2006 as they previously hosted the 1974 competition.
In all previous European Championship finals the winner had always scored at least two goals and Greece's 1-0 victory over Portugal broke the sequence.
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Miguel Bianqueti is born in Ceuta. The central midfielder remained with Barcelona for 15 years, winning the Spanish league championship in both the 1973/74 and 1984/85 seasons.
Francesco Totti strikes his 107 and 108 Serie A goals for Roma, converting him the club's all-time top scorer.
Ronaldinho won his second straight FIFA World Player of the Year award for his stellar play with Brazil and FC Barcelona, beating out England's Frank Lampard and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o.