England, who fell at the first hurdle at Euro 2000 but reached the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, open their campaign in their Euro 2004 Group B campaign against holders France before facing Switzerland and Croatia.
England's prospects look bright with coach Sven Goran Eriksson boasting a trio of world-class players in midfielders David Beckham and Steven Gerrard plus striker Michael Owen.
England topped Group Seven after an unbeaten campaign but that success was overshadowed by a hooligan element among the fans that could well bring their tournament to a premature end.
Best performance: Semi-finals in 1968, 1996
1980 Round one
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Round one
1992 Round one
2000 Round one
Goalkeepers: 1-David James (Manchester City), 13-Paul Robinson (Tottenham Hotspur), 22-Ian Walker (Leicester City)
Defenders: 2-Gary Neville (Manchester United), 14-Phil Neville (Manchester United), 5-John Terry (Chelsea), 15-Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur), 16-Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), 6-Sol Campbell (Arsenal), 3-Ashley Cole (Arsenal), 12-Wayne Bridge (Chelsea)
Midfielders: 7-David Beckham (Real Madrid), 17-Nicky Butt (Manchester United), 8-Paul Scholes (Manchester United), 4-Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), 18-Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich), 11-Frank Lampard (Chelsea), 19-Joe Cole (Chelsea), 20-Kieron Dyer (Newcastle United)
Forwards: 10-Michael Owen (Liverpool), 9-Wayne Rooney (Everton), 21-Emile Heskey (Birmingham City), 23-Darius Vassell (Aston Villa)