Euro 1996 was hosted by England. It was the 1st competition with 16 teams participating in the finals
- Czech Republic
- England (HOST)
The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage. This did not include Italy and the titleholders, Denmark who finished third in their groups.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
Czech Republic was the only group runner-up to reach the semi-finals and went onto the final. But Germany became the 1996 champions beating Croatia and England on route.