The first European Championship with 24 teams wasn't to everyone's taste.
Some atrociously dull games and unambitious pack-the-defense tactics from weaker teams lent weight to critics' laments that the addition of eight more nations watered down the quality of the football.
But the wider door also ushered in underdogs who delighted and, in the case of Wales and Iceland, amazed. The convoluted process for determining which teams advanced to the knockout stages produced drama but also took super-brains to understand. Bottom-line: The jury is still out on whether the expanded format's pluses outweigh its minuses.
Of the 107 goals before Sunday's final, where France plays...