The hearts of millions of football fans from all around the world are to beat faster, as the 15th European Football Championship Euro 2016 is starting at French Stade de France today. The main sport event is to start with a match between France and Romania.
France will host the best teams on the continent. The first game will be played on June 10 and it will be a match between France and Romania. The Euro 2016’s final game will take place a month later on July 10.
The format of the championship was changed a bit. The number of participants was increased to 24, and they were divided into 6 groups. Two best teams of every group and four best third teams will be the Euro’s playoff.
The national team of Ukraine will take part in the European Championship for the second time in its history. Fomenko’s team will perform in Group C. On June 12 our team will play with Germany, on June 16, the Ukrainians will perform against Northern Ireland and on June 21, there will be a match against Poland.
10 French stadiums are to host the football games. The matches will be held in Saint-Denis, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lens, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Toulouse and Nice.
The main favorites of the event are considered to be the Frenchmen, Germans and Spaniards. But the increase in the number of participants can create an excellent chance for sensations and surprises.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Watch: How is Ukraine’s national team preparing for Euro 2016? Here are some pics from the life of Ukrainian team in the last few days before the Euro.