The UEFA Euro 2016 starts on Friday the 10th June 2016 and will be held in France. There are 10 host cities which the games will be played in which are Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Denis, lens, Lyon, Nice & Toulouse. The tournament has tried to be more ‘supporter friendly’ for 2016 and games will be played through out the week as opposed to just on a Tuesday & a Friday.
For the first time as well, the top two teams in the group will automatically qualify for the finals alongside the best third-placed finisher. The other third-place finishers will compete in play-offs. This will also be the first Euro tournament where there are
involved, up from the usual 16.
England’s group has proved to be a kind one and progression should be guaranteed…………however this is England so we won’t count our chickens just yet. Switzerland will be the toughest test for us.
Early tournament favourites are still Germany, with Spain just behind them. France as the home country will be expected to do well in the tournament and could be a dark horse to win the tournament.
A: Albania, France, Romania, Switzerland
B: England, Russia, Slovakia, Wales
C: Germany, Northern Ireland, Poland, Ukraine
D: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey
E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
F: Austria, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal