Thursday, May 31, 2012
UEFA European Championships - France 1960
With little over a week until the start of Euro 2012, The History of Goalnets takes you on a slow meander back through the nets that have featured at each of 13 previous tournaments, starting with the inaugural Finals tournament in 1960.
Back then, only the four semi-finalists contested the Finals tournament (a format which changed only in 1980) and the Soviet Union prevailed over a talented Yugoslav side in the final at the Parc de Princes in Paris.
What's interesting about the goalnets is how little they change between this first final of the European Championships and the seventh final, held at the same venue in 1984.