From 10 June to 10 July in ten cities of France will host the 15-th championship of Europe on football.
Only some four years ago, Ukraine together with Poland for a whole month became the center of the football world. It is time France the strongest teams of the continent during the month will vie for the status of the best teams in Europe.
For the first time in the history of the continental forum final tournament will play 24 teams divided into six groups. In the playoffs in addition to the two best teams from each Quartet will be another four teams that took in their groups third place.
The composition of the groups for Euro 2016:
Group A: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland.
Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia.
Group C: Germany, UKRAINE, Poland, Northern Ireland.
Group D: Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia.
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Sweden.
Group F: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary.
The group stage of the European championship will last from 10 to 22 June. The playoffs will start June 25 and will end on July 10 with the final at the Stade de France.
For the period of Euro 2016, the French government has introduced unprecedented security measures. In connection with the increased threat of new terrorist attacks to provide a secure holding of the European championship will be 87 thousand representatives of the security service (police 42 thousand, 30 thousand gendarmes, soldiers and civil agents). I want to believe that nothing will stop the peace sports festival, and Euro 2016 will go down in history solely for his football achievements.
The main favorite of the championship of Europe as home – in a coach of France Didier Deschamps talented generation, not inferior in its capacity of the team, which in 1998 won the world championship, and two years later secured the success of Euro 2000.
Home to prevent the triumph of the Gauls will try the world Champions, the Germans and the winners of the last two European Championships, Spain. Bookmakers and experts appreciate the chances of England, Belgium, Italy and Portugal.
A group of teams including a national team, capable at the European Championships to dilute the hegemony of the dominant football Nations on the continent. Euro 2016 enough dark horses, the composition of participants of tournament is very smooth, and it means that every match is not without intrigue.
In Ukraine live stream Euro 2016 matches will show the TV channels “Ukraine”, “Football 1” and “Football 2”. With a detailed schedule of matches of the European championship, we offer you to visit the official site of UEFA.