European Championships 1980
May 1, 2008
By John Brewin
Winners: West Germany
Such had been the success of the previous tournament with its twists and turns that the finals tournament was expanded to be a two groups of four from which the two finallists would be decided. With Italy given host nation automatic qualification, the 32 team qualifiers had to be rejigged into three groups of five countries and four of four.
It was to be a happy group of qualifiers for the English as they ran away with their ...