The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was hosted by Sweden between 10 and 26 June 1992. It was the ninth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA.
Denmark won the 1992 championship, one of the country's few major football triumphs. The team had qualified only as a result of the breakup and warfare in Yugoslavia. Eight national teams contested the finals tournament.
Also present at the tournament was the CIS national football team (Commonwealth of Independent States), representing the recently dissolved Soviet Union whose national team had qualified for the tournament. It was also the first major tournament at which the reunified Germany (who were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by Denmark in the final) had competed.
It was to be the last tournament with only 8 participants, the last to award the winner of a match with only two points and the last tournament to allow the goalkeeper to pick up a ball received from the feet of his team mates.
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