Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini successfully masterminded Italy's rise to the top as the Azzurri won the lottery of a penalty shoot-out against England at Wembley to land their first European Championship crown since 1968.
And Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in Rio's Maracana Stadium after ex-Manchester United man Angel di Maria scored the only goal in the final.
There's been plenty of drama over an entertaining summer of international football. Both tournaments have carried storylines with countless twists and turns, which is what we can expect from the forthcoming Premier League campaign.
That's according to the fascinating results that have been formulated by a supercomputer from SportingIndex. The technology has pointed out the winners, the losers and all those finishing in-between.
Will Manchester City defend their title, becoming champions of England for the fourth time in the space of five seasons? Can their city rivals Manchester United mount more of a challenge this time around?
Can Spurs and/or Arsenal work their way back into the top six? And will any of the newcomers - Watford, Norwich City or Brentford - beat the drop?
Scroll through our gallery below to find out.