May 12, 2004
By John Brewin
A tournament won by a team that didn't even qualify and had spent much of pre-tournament sunning itself on the beaches of southern Europe, this was to be the last of the eight-team finals tournaments. It took place in Sweden's somewhat small stadia and almost seemed low key yet its eventual conclusion was perhaps the greatest fable in tournament history.
Italy, yet to recover from the pain of losing their home World Cup tournament ...