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History of the European Championship Part V: The 2010s

In part five of our ‘History of the European Championship’ series, we focus on the 2010s when possession became the pathway to success.

This was showcased best by Spain in 2012 as they became the first nation to win consecutive European Championships with a 4-0 thumping of Italy in the final.

Four years later, their Iberian neighbours Portugal became the 10th nation to win the tournament despite finishing third in their group. Find out how they were able to advance in this podcast.

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