UEFA stands for Union of European Football Associations. It is the administrative body situated in Europe which is responsible for organizing UEFA football leagues. FIFA, the largest football’s governing body in the world consists of six continental confederations and UEFA is one of them. The UEFA association was found on 15th June 1954. UEFA has 55 number of national association members.
UEFA Euro is the common name for the 2016 UEFA European Championship. UEFA Euro 2016 is the 15th edition of the football championships that has been organized by UEFA till date. The dates for the championship has been scheduled from 10th June to 10th July 2016. The matches will be held in France. Since 1996, only 16 teams were allowed to participate in the championship but this is the first time when a total of 24 number of teams will be participating in it.
The 24 teams are divided into 6 groups consisting of 4 members in each group. At first the knock out round will be held under which the non-qualifying teams will have to leave the tournament. The qualified teams will play further and capture their places for the quarter finals. The winning teams from quarter finals will play the semi finals round and finally two teams will qualify for the final round. The team that wins the final round is declared as the winner of the tournament. The winning team will be given a chance to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup that will be held in 2017 in Russia.
A team base camp is set for every team where the team members can stay throughout the tournament.
The host for the tournament was chosen as France on 28th May 2016 through a bidding process in which France beat Italy and Turkey. The matches will be held in 10 stadiums in ten different cities of France. At first 12 stadiums were selected for the tournament which were to be cut down to 9 only. At last it was decided to use 11 stadiums but it was cut to 10 as one of the stadium needed renovated.
All live matches are fun to watch whether it be any game being played. One can cheers for their favourite player. Euro 2016 live matches will also be a great fun to watch. The football lovers who are long awaited for the tournament will again get a chance to cheer up for their favourite team and can show their interest and dedication towards the game.