Euro 2008 was a Football tournament of European teams that started on Saturday June 7th and ended with the final on Sunday June 29th, 2008. It was joint-hosted by Austria and Switzerland and comprised 16 teams who had successfully qualified through the Euro 2008 Qualifying Tournament. The 2008 tournament was won by Spain, defeating Germany 1–0 in the final.
The tournament began in 1960, and is one of the regional tournaments held every four years organised by FIFA. Similar competitions take place in other regions of the world with the Copa America in South America, the Asian Cup throughout Asia and the African Cup of Nations in Africa.