Football is all about fun, fans and spirit of game! Being one of most popular sports on this globe its natural to have its several tournaments and championships that happen throughout the globe where people go to watch and support their favorite players and team. One such tournaments is UEFA European Championship. UEFA stands for Union of European Football Association which is responsible for organizing UEFA Championship on which many national teams of Europe contest.
It was originally started in 1960 and since then its held after each 4 years. With spain and Germany being its most successful teams each having 3 titles, this tournament has teams from all Europe and except the hosting teams(which get direct entry) all other teams compete against each other in qualifying procedure.
Last championship which was hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine was won by Spain who are the current champions and one of the strongest and most popular team in championship.
Now for those of you which have don’t have latest updates from football world be ready because this unlimited fun,excitement and adrenaline pumping journey will be starting form 10th june, 2016 and will last for one whole month as usual, so buckle up all football fans and start cheering for your team. This season will be the 15th edition of the championship which will be hosted by France and opening match will be between France and Romania at Stade de France, Saint-Denis Stadium.
This season a total of 53 teams competed to secure a position among those 23 teams (along with France which entered directly as hosts) ,thereafter those 24 teams will compete in matches held across 10 cities, moreover the winning team also gets a chance to compete at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, which is hosted by Russia.
The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be there at the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris.
So let’s give you some information about how teams of 53 nations were divided into groups after qualification :
GROUP A : France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland.
GROUP B : England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia.
GROUP C : Germany, Ukaraine, Poland, Northern Ireland.
GROUP D : Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia.
GROUP E : Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden.
GROUP F : Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary.
Some players that have been playing very well in past and are star players of their teams are(surely would be having you favourite too!!!):
1) Aritz Aduriz(Spain and Athletic Club)
2) Gareth Bale(Wales and Real Madrid)
3) Antoine Griezmann(France and Atlético Madrid)
4) Zlatan Ibrahimović(Sweden and Paris Saint-Germain)
5) Harry Kane(England and Tottenham Hotspur)
6) Robert Lewandowski(Poland and Bayern München)
7) Romelu Lukaku(Belgium and Everton)
8) Mario Mandžukić(Croatia and Juventus)
9) Thomas Müller(Germany and Bayern München)
10) Cristiano Ronaldo(Portugal and Real Madrid).
So now its up to you that which team you support and cheer for….what happened? Won’t be able to travel to see matches no worries you can catch euro 2016 live
The official Mascot of the championship is SUPER VICTOR, and also one thing you must check out is the official song- “This One’s For You” by David Guetta feat. Zara Larsson. The official slogan for the tournament is : “Le Rendez-Vous”. The tournament ends with finale on 10th July, 2016. So sit back and enjoy the show and cheer your team…..