European Cup (Euro Cup) History

European cup history (Euro Cup) actually began from Henri Delaunay’s idea in the late decades of the 1920s. Henri Delaunay is the Secretary of the French Football Federation (FFF). At that time, Delaunay see any imbalance between the two poles, in which Latin American countries are too strong for Europe. Uruguay won the Olympic gold medal in 1924 and 1928. In fact, Uruguay was appointed to host the World Cup I in 1930 in honor of his achievement.

Delauney idea is actually quite simple. Delauney want to increase the frequency of matches between the countries of Europe by holding a competition among nations. Unfortunately, the idea Delauney ignored by UEFA (Union of European soccer). UEFA European Club Championships held instead that became known as the Champions Cup, UEFA Cup and Winners Cup began in 1954.

This makes Delauney disappointed, and fell ill and died in November 1955. The death of one of the elders of the European football is very surprising UEFA officials. In UEFA congress in 1957, Delauney old idea that was finally approved. Congress also decided to France as the host of the first European Cup in 1960 as a form of homage to the Delauney. At this event, the Soviet Union (now Russia) who won after the grounding of Yugoslavia with a score of 2-1 in extra time.

Since then, every four years UEFA staged event ‘Mini World Cup’. The development of the grand event that continues to happen. For example, the number of participants lasted a second European Cup in Spain, 1964, swelled from 17 countries to 29 countries. These include marked swelling of the entry of Britain and Italy in the arena of European grand event. But the final round of the same format as the first, the four teams that qualified for the finals. This time the host Spain in the final overthrow of the Soviet Union defending champion with a score of 2-1.

Due to increasing number of participants, the game format was changed. Each participant must be a group winner and runner up in advance to qualify for the finals. This format is the standard format adopted by every European Cup event till now.

And now, European Cup 2012 will be held in two countries, Poland and Ukraine.

List of host :

  • French (1960)
  • Spain (1964)
  • Italy (1968)
  • Belgium (1972)
  • Yugoslavia (1976)
  • Italy (1980)
  • France (1984)
  • West Germany (1988)
  • Sweden (1992)
  • England (1996)
  • Belgium & Netherlands (2000)
  • Portugal (2004)
  • Austria & Switzerland (2008)
  • Poland & Ukraine (2012)

List of winners :

  • Soviet Union (1960)
  • Spain (1964)
  • Italy (1968)
  • West Germany (1972)
  • Czechoslovakia (1976)
  • West Germany (1980)
  • France (1984)
  • Netherlands (1988)
  • Denmark (1992)
  • Germany (1996)
  • France (2000)
  • Greece (2004)
  • Spain (2008)




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Wilujeung Sumping di Bandung

Wilujeung Sumping di Bandung, or welcome in Bandung in Sundanese language. When you visit the city of Bandung, you’ll be greeted with the phrase. An expression of welcome to everyone visiting the city of Bandung. A city with a cool nature of being in the mountains. Visiting the city of Bandung will make you feel exceptional comfort.

The town is known as the city of flower. A name that represents the beauty of this city. In addition, Bandung also known as the culinary, fashion and natural attractions.

The food in the city of Bandung is famous for its diversity. Ranging from traditional foods such as Opak to modern food such as Brownies.

Bandung city is also famous as a fashion city. If you visit this city, you will easily find fashion stores, distribution and factory outlets that sell a variety of fashion products original made in Bandung.

Besides being known by his culinary and fashion, Bandung is also famous for its natural beauty and coolness. Mount Tangkuban Perahu, a tourist attraction not far from downtown Bandung. If you want to enjoy the beauty of bandung from a height, so it’s the right place.

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Bandung, City of Fashion

Bandung has served for popular weekend-break destination for people living in Jakarta. The cooler climate of highland plantation area, the varieties of food, the cheaper fashion shops located in factory outlets and distros, golf courses, and a zoo are some of the attractions of the city. Bandung is also a popular shopping destination for its good value textile and fashion products among Malaysians and Singaporeans.

In the 1990s, local designers opened denim clothing stores along Cihampelas Street which transformed into a “jeans street”. The city attracts people from other big cities to buy local fashion wears, as they are cheaper than branded items. Beside at Cihampelas Street, many factory outlets also opened at Riau Street, Setiabudi Street, and Djuanda Street (known as Dago). Textile factories on the outskirts of Bandung have opened factory outlets on site selling what is marketed as sisa export (rejected or over-produced export quality items). Bandung Supermal, Bandung Indah Plaza, Ciwalk[clarification needed] abbreviation from Cihampelas Walk and Paris van Java are famous shopping centres in Bandung.

Bandung Supermal area built Trans Studio Bandung with 4.2 hectares indoor area. Its roller coaster is one of the three fastest coasters in the world (the other two are in United States). There will be built 3 stars and 6 stars (first time in Bandung) hotels at the same area.

Significant tourist sites nearby to Bandung include the Tangkuban Prahu volcano crater to the north, the striking Kawah Putih volcano lake and Patenggang Lake, a lake surrounded by tea-plantation about 50 km to the south.

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