List of UEFA European Championship national team droughts

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This is a list of droughts associated with the participation of national football teams in the UEFA European Football Championships.

Longest active UEFA European Football Championship droughts[edit]

Does not include teams that have not yet made their first appearance or teams that no longer exist.

Team Last appearance EC Missed
 Hungary 1972 10
 Scotland 1996 4
 Belgium 2000 3
 Norway 2000 3
 Serbia(1) 2000 3
 Slovenia 2000 3
 Bulgaria 2004 2
 Latvia 2004 2
 Austria 2008 1
 Romania 2008 1
  Switzerland 2008 1
 Turkey 2008 1

Longest UEFA European Football Championship droughts overall[edit]

Only includes droughts begun after a team's first appearance and until the team ceased to exist. Updated to include qualification for UEFA Euro 2012.

Team Prev. appearance Next appearance EC Missed
 Hungary 1972 active 10
 Ireland 1988 2012 5
 Greece 1980 2004 5
 France 1960 1984 5
 Denmark 1964 1984 4
 Scotland 1996 active 4
 Czech Republic(2) 1960 1976 3
 Belgium 1984 2000 3
 Belgium 2000 active 3
 Czech Republic(2) 1980 1996 3
 Serbia(1) 2000 active 3
 Slovenia 2000 active 3
 Spain 1964 1980 3
 Norway 2000 active 3
 Russia(3) 1972 1988 3
 England 1968 1980 2
 Italy 1968 1980 2
 Latvia 2004 active 2
 Portugal 1984 1996 2
 Romania 1984 1996 2

Footnotes[edit]

(1) FIFA regards Serbia as the same entity which competed in 1960, 1968, 1976, 1984 and 2000 as Yugoslavia.
(2) FIFA regards Czech Republic as the same entity which competed in 1960, 1976 and 1980 as Czechoslovakia.
(3) FIFA regards Russia as the same entity which competed in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 as the Soviet Union and 1992 as the CIS.

See also[edit]