European Championship 2012 Build-Up: Euro 88 In Pictures (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: Updated: 22/05/2012 11:28

Euro 88 may be synonymous with one goal, but it was the culmination of a nation finally overcoming their underachieving tag to win some much overdue silverware.

Holland, the perennial underachievers who fell short at the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, triumphed in West Germany exhibiting the panache their forefathers incepted.

It was just eight teams in 88, but the quality was high (apart from Denmark and England), and the crescendo from Marco van Basten was perfection...

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  • Jurgen

  • Drinking for England

  • Back when they were the USSR

  • Italy-West Germany

  • Recognise the goalscorer?

  • The legendary Rinus Michels

  • Van Basten destroys England

  • Ooh aah Paul McGrath

  • Irish staff celebrate toppling England...

  • As do Kevin Moran and Ray Houghten...

  • And the Irish hordes

  • Van Basten downs the Germans

  • Dutch delight

  • Brilliant Oranje (apart from the kit)

  • Marco