What's the furthest England has ever got in the Euros?

England’s quest for European glory will continue against Ukraine on Saturday – but how have the Three Lions fared in previous tournaments?

Gareth Southgate’s side is one of the favourites in the competition, and many are excited as the quarter-final games approach.

It’s Gareth Southgate’s second major tournament at the England helm having previously taken the team to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

England know they can make history by winning their first ever European Championship but what’s their previous record like in the tournament?

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What’s the furthest England has ever got in the Euros?

England has competed in nine European Championships since the tournament first began in 1960.

England’s best performances at the finals were a third-place finish in Italy in 1968 – but only four teams competed in the finals tournament that year.

In 1996, England reached the semi-final when they hosted Euro 1996 but lost to Germany on penalties – Southgate missed his spot-kick.

The Three Lions reached the quarter-finals on two other occasions, losing to host nation Portugal in 2004 and to Italy in 2012, both in penalty shoot-outs.

Under Roy Hodgson, they suffered a humiliating defeat in the round of 16 by Iceland.

On the other four occasions (1980, 1988, 1992 and 2000), they did not progress beyond the group stages.

2016: Round of 16
2012: Quarter-final
2004: Quarter-final
2000: Group Stage
1996: Semi-finals
1992: Group Stage
1988: Group Stage
1980: Group Stage
1968: Third-place play-off

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