Euro Miniseries podcast: The Story of Euro 96

The Summer Football Came Home

Performed by Anatol Yusef
It had been 30 years since England had won the World Cup, 30 years since the country had hosted a tournament. Gazza, Shearer, Sheringham, Seaman, Adams, and Ince played all their home games at Wembley that summer, and Three Lions topped the singles charts for two weeks with a refrain that echoed all over England: “Football’s coming home.”

After a dazzling demolition of the Dutch, Terry Venables’s side met Germany in the semifinal — one final obstacle before the finals, and it looked a whole lot like the one that had sent England home from Italia 90.

This is the story of Euro 96. Performed by Anatol Yusef.