On this day in the year 2000, the final of the first European Championship co-hosted by two countries was played. The idea to host such an event together is an example of the 1990s momentum in European cooperation. Euro2020, now postponed till 2021, is co-hosted by 12 European cities. This is the story of crossing borders.
Today Wembley would have a Euro 2020 semi-final. Also the UEFA 2021 Women’s Championship is pushed to 2022. A chance to look forwards and backwards.
On this day, Rome would have been full of European football fans, as one of the hosts of the Euro2020. This gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup, which is full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of the Olympic Stadium. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.
A picture published 95 years ago today of two captains of women’s football teams gives us a lens to look at most of the 20th century, as well as at a personal history of friendship.