I SERVED HERE IN 1993

I SERVED HERE IN 1993

Saturday, July 2, 2016

LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS...

PORTUGAL RECORD AT THE EUROS...

I AM PORTUGUESE AND VERY PROUD OF BEING PORTUGUESE, WE ARE A SMALL COUNTRY WITH A SMALL ECONOMY BUT ONCE WE RULED THE WORLD, TODAY WE ARE NOT SO INFLUENTIAL BUT FOOTBALL WISE WE ARE ALWAYS THERE OR THERE ABOUT'S...IT'S TRUE ON THIS EURO WE ARE STRUGGLING TO IMPOSE OUR QUALITIES SO FAR WE ONLY MANAGED 3 DRAWS AND TWO WINS BOTH OF THOSE COMING ON EXTRA TIME AND PENALTIES BUT HAVE A LOOK EUROPE...WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE, WE DESERVE A BIT OF LUCK TOO...DON'T YOU RECKON...???





Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
4,  Portugal (1984, 2000, 2004, 2012)
All time[edit]
Progressed from the group stage the most times
7,  Germany (1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Eliminated in the group stage the most times
5,  Russia (1992, 1996, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, always progressed from the group stage
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, never progressed from the group stage
2,  Austria (2008, 2016),  Bulgaria (1996, 2004),  Scotland (1992, 1996),  Ukraine (2012, 2016)

Consecutive[edit]

Most consecutive progressions from the group stage
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)