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England-Winning Scoreboards Fans Want To See - From Azerbaijan To Argentina

10/04/2012 11:10 BST | Updated 10/04/2012 11:16 BST

"Look at the scoreboard," a recently crowned European champion Marcel Desailly advised Martin Keown in an August 2000 friendly between France and England.

France were 1-0 up, the best side on the continent - and the world - whereas England had been eliminated at the group stage of what was an abject Euro 2000 campaign.

Nevertheless they rallied to equalise at the Stade de France courtesy of a Michael Owen goal (remember those?), and at the end of the game Keown sidled over to Desailly to have some schadenfreude. It was now he who was advising the Ghanian-born defender to look at the scoreboard.

Forget images of players elated or deflated, the truest reflection of a match is via the scoreboard. It is as unchangeable as Scott Parker's haircut.

So ahead of this year's European Championship in Ukraine and Poland, enjoy an eclectic collection of England scoreboards from yesteryear...

Sweden, 1968

Retro.

France, 1994

Victoire.

Holland, 1996

When Total Football was played by the team in white.

Georgia, 1996

Who could forget Teddy Sheringham and Les Ferdinand's goals?

Luxembourg, 1998

Memorable.

Germany, 2001

Sven's zenith.

Argentina, 2002

Beckham's atonement.

Azerbaijan, 2004

When Michael Owen played for England...

Northern Ireland, 2005

Home (nation) comforts.

Brazil, 2007

Good while it lasted.

Switzerland, 2008

Fabio's first. Stop laughing at the scorers.

Croatia, 2009

Flattering to deceive before 2010.

Spain, 2011

Don't get too excited.