UEFA Euro 2016
Uefa Euro 2016 is being held in France and is the fifteenth edition of the prestigious European Football Championships. This time the championships incorporate a new format where twenty-four European countries compete, as a pose to in previous competitions where only sixteen teams have qualified.
In total fifty-one games will be played in the competition, at top footballing stadia all across France. Initially the group stage splits the twenty-four teams competing into six groups with four teams in each. The top two teams from each group qualify for the knockout stages with the four best third place finishers also progressing. The competition is then straight knockout for the remaining sixteen teams as they move through the round of 16, quarter finals, semi finals and final, until one nation alone is left victorious.
Over the course of the competition there will be plenty of drama and memorable moments with twists and turns at each stage of the competition. Football Ticket Pad will be selling a fantastic selection of tickets for Euro 2016, with great seats available for matches throughout the tournament. If you are looking for a euro 2016 ticket you will be able to search by match and find the exact tickets that you desire all thanks to Football Ticket Pad.
The best footballing nations in Europe will be doing battle at Euro 2016 as they vie for eternal glory for their home nation. This is the biggest footballing competition in Europe, only occurring every four years, and it is set to be an epic affair. Fans proclaim that this is to be one of the biggest and best Euro tournaments to date, so don’t miss out on Uefa Euro 2016 tickets for what is expected to be a classic.
The History of the Euros
The first UEFA European Football Championships were held in 1960 in France, and this is a record breaking third time that the French will host the competition. The Euros, as the competition is more commonly known, are held every four years to alternate with the football world cup. This means that there is a major football tournament happening every two years and whenever there is an evenly numbered year. The last Euros competition was therefore in 2012; the world cup was held in 2014, so now in 2016 it is the turn of the Euros again.
In the previous fourteen editions of the Uefa Euros there have been nine different winners of the competition. The most successful two teams in the competition are Germany and Spain, who have three titles each. Both of these nations are likely candidates to achieve a fourth Euros success. Spain are the only team to have won consecutive Euros titles, and did so in 2008 and 2012. This makes Spain two time reigning champions and means they could achieve a memorable treble of Euros titles if they win at France 2016.
The hosts France have two titles to their name and will be hoping that they can emulate their 1984 Euro triumph when they won on home soil. Their other European Champions title was in 2000 when they dramatically beat Italy on penalties in the final. Whether they win in dramatic circumstances again or cruise to a victory is irrelevant and their fans will be just hoping that they cross the line somehow.
Other countries to have tasted European success include the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, who both now no longer exist and whose records are now allocated to Russia and Czech Republic respectively. Italy and Netherlands have also won the Euros once, and Denmark and Greece both achieved memorable upsets to clinch European Championship titles. For those who love a statistic, Denmark won the Euros in 1992 and Greece won twelve years later in 2004; twelve years after that puts us at 2016 so there may well be huge upset on the horizon in France.
Euro 2016 Qualifying
To gain access to the competition, European nations go through a qualifying campaign where they compete against other European countries. This means that only the best twenty-four European nations qualify for the tournament. For Euro 2016, fifty-three European nations entered qualifying; split into nine groups each containing five or six teams. From these nine groups, the top two teams qualify automatically along with the team in third that accumulated the most points across all of the groups. The remaining eight teams who finished third must compete in a playoff to determine the last four places. These gives a total of twenty-three teams; add to this France who qualify automatically due to hosting the tournament and this makes a full complement of the twenty-four teams who will compete at Euro 2016.
Who will win Euro 2016?
This year the title is largely up for grabs and there is no team that everyone is expecting to win. The favourites are Germany who won the world cup in 2014 and who consistently reach the latter stages of big football tournaments but they are not assured victory.
Hosts France are tipped by many to be victorious on home soil and double reigning champions Spain have got to be in with a shout despite struggling in qualifying. Other teams that will be competing and have an outside chance of winning include Belgium, England and Italy. The beauty of the Euros is that the trophy can be lifted by any nation that competes in the competition, as previous shock winners Denmark and Greece prove testament to.
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