Rewind to Euro '96

Football comes home

June 16, 2011
By John Brewin
(Archive)
Fifteen years ago on Wednesday, England took on Scotland at Wembley, their second game as hosts of the European Championships. Despite having missed out on the World Cup finals of 1994, much was expected of the hosts. They were to suffer disappointment but the tournament served to increase the acceptability of football among the country's chattering classes. The English game has not looked back.

It is regarded as the month when the English nation reaffirmed its love with football. "It's ...

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