European Championships traditionally serve up superior football than World Cups from the group stage throughout the knockout phase, and Euro 2000 is a shining example.

In the 93rd minute of Yugoslavia and Spain's final Group C encounter, the Yugoslavs were 3-2 ahead in the 93rd minute and all but group winners, while Spain were headed for an early exit. At full-time the Yugoslavs had lost 4-3 and it was the Spaniards who finished first.

That both sides would lose in the quarter-finals - Spain 2-1 to France, while Yugoslavia were thrashed 6-1 by joint hosts Holland - was an inevitable comedown.

They had already left their mark. The euphoria they shared and experienced one crazy afternoon in front of 24,000 attendants in Bruges was one of the tournament's most vivid money moments.