The last time a UEFA Euro competition came to a close, an explosive Spanish side emerged as the victors, and the Furia Roja went on to take the 2010 World Cup as a follow-up.
Now, with a host of new talent, new management and some resurgent sides, the 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine looks like it could well be anybody's game to win. As some of the best national teams in the world prepare to face off, you can bet we're in for one exciting tournament.
Here are 10 reasons we can't wait for Euro 2012 to start. If you have your own to add, by all means, have at it in the comments.