Today is the last day of May, and June is approaching. A lot of things will happen in the European Union. One of the big moments is 23 June, which is the vote in Great Britain. Another thing is Tour de France later on this summer, but before that; Football.
June starts tomorrow and the summer holiday is near. So are The 2016 UEFA Europeann Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016. This is the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship.
The quadrennial international men
s football championship of Europe is organized by UEFA, and UEFA Euro 2016 is scheduled to be held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016, and will feature the continents top 24 national teams.
Spain have won the last two Euros, and the big question is: can they make a hat-trick?
Spain won in 2008 when Austria and Switzerland cohosted and four years later when Poland and Ukraine shared the event. France was chosen as the host nation on 28 May 2010, after a bidding process in which they beat Italy and Turkey for the right to host the 2016 finals.
The matches will be played in ten stadia in ten cities: Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Sain-Ètienne, and Toulouse, and this is the third time that France hosts the tournament, after the inaugural tournament in 1960 and the 1984 finals.
Previous appearances in tournament: Germany 11, England 8, and the host France 8. Albania, Wales, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Slovakia are all having their debut, so nobody is near the World Champion Germany. A great football nation.
The draw for the finals took place at the Palais des Congrès de la Porte Maillot in Paris on 12 December 2015. The 24 qualified teams were drawn into six groups of four teams, and the French superstar and deejay David Guetta have made the UEFA Euro 2016 official song together with the Swedish pop star Zara Larsson.
The French team have won the European Championship twice: In 1984 and 2000.
The winning team earns the right to compete at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.
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