In less than one month, from 10 June to 10 July 2016 will take place the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship in France.
Spain are two-time defending champions and they will try to defend their title again.
The tournament will take place in 10 venues in 10 different host cities:
|4||Lyon||Parc Olympique Lyonnais||59.286|
|7||Paris||Parc des Princes||48.712|
|8||Saint-Denis||Stade de France||81.338|
The host cities on map - Le Rendez-Vous in France:
24 teams have qualified for this edition of the European Championship. Thirteen of the sixteen teams that participated at the Euro 2012 qualified again for the 2016 final tournament.
England is the only team that had a perfect qualifying campaign (10 wins in 10 matches).
For world champions Germany and the defending European champions Spain this is the 12th straight European Championship.
Romania, Turkey, Austria and Switzerland all returned after missing out in 2012. For Belgium this will the first tournament since co-hosting Euro 2000, and Hungary will participate for the first time in 44 years, having last appeared at Euro 1972.
For Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales this will be their first ever participation.
On the other hand, surprisingly the 2004 champions Greece finished bottom in their qualification group, while two other previous Euro champions, 1988 winners Netherlands and 1992 victors Denmark, both missed out on the finals.
The 24 teams are divided in 6 groups, each group containing 4 teams. The draw took place in Paris back in december.