Click for larger image World Cup '66
1966
Click for larger image The Eurovision theme rings out for coverage of the 1996 World Cup finals.
 
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Click for larger image World Cup Grandstand
1978
Click for larger image Frank Bough hosted BBC TV's coverage of the 1978 World Cup.

Click for larger image World Cup Promo BBC1
1982
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Click for larger image World Cup Grandstand Promo
1982
Click for larger image BBC1 lines up the best action from the 1982 World Cup. The promo was actually filmed at Chelsea's football ground.

Click for larger image World Cup
1982
Click for larger image 1982 and the World Cup heads to Spain. The theme was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and you might of heard it before, it features in the musical 'Cats'

Click for larger image World Cup Grandstand
1986
Click for larger image Mexico were the hosts for the 1986 World Cup. The theme used by the BBC was 'Aztec Lightning'
 
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Click for larger image World Cup Grandstand
1990
Click for larger image The famous Nessan Dorma theme was the soundtrack to Italia 90. It even made number two in the pop charts!

Click for larger image Euro 92
1992
Click for larger image A rousing theme for BBC TV's coverage of Euro 92. Shame England didn't get past the group stage!

Click for larger image World Cup Grandstand
1994
Click for larger image America. That country that thinks you need a crash helmet to play football hosts the World Cup in a bid by FIFA to make football more global. Superb title sequence.
 
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Click for larger image Euro '96
1996
Click for larger image Auntie follows El Tel's army as England play hosts for Euro 96.
 
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Click for larger image World Cup 98 Live
1998
Click for larger image 1998 and France were the hosts and Champions.
 
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Click for larger image Euro 2000
2000
Click for larger image Belgium and the Netherlands played hosts to the European Championships in 2000. As usual the beeb pulled out a nice classical number to introduce their coverage.

Click for larger image World Cup Replay
2000
Click for larger image BBC Sport produced a series for BBC Choice which took an in-depth lookback at previous World Cup tournaments. No talking heads, just the action mixed with other elements of BBC Sport's coverage of the tournament, such as reports and analysis.

Click for larger image World Cup Promo
2002
Click for larger image This two-minute promo tells us that every four years great heroes will come from the four corners of the earth to compete for the greatest prize known to man.

Click for larger image World Cup Match Of The Day
2002
The 2002 World Cup was held in Japan and South Korea, hence Gary Linekar saying good morning. This clip comes from the first England match of the 2002 campaign.
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Click for larger image Euro 2004 Promo
2004
Click for larger image Animations of the top players expected to feature in Euro 2004 are the basis of this promo for the 2004 European Football Championships.

Click for larger image Euro 2004 Match Of The Day Live
2004
Gary Linekar kicks off BBC TV's coverage of Euro 2004.
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Click for larger image The World Cup Promo
2006
Click for larger image Great stories begin on the BBC...
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


Click for larger image FIFA World Cup 2006
2006
The world is at our feet for the 2006 World Cup.
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Click for larger image Euro 2008
2008
Remember the days of football top trump cards? Well relieve that nostalgia with the BBC's Euro 2008 titles. It was also the tournament that no home nation qualified but it didn't stop the BBC producing full live coverage, shown for the first time in high definition.
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Click for larger image Match Of The Day World Cup
2010
An appropriate BBC1 ident is used for the 2010 World Cup coverage. Gary Linekar was the BBC's host, anchoring the Corporation's coverage for the third time.
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Click for larger image FIFA South Africa
2010
Click for larger image When the BBC is showing action on the Red Button, there's no studio presentation and what you see is the feed provided by the host broadcaster, which often includes things like official tournament themes and montages, as is seen here ahead of this Red Button game from the World Cup.

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