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UEFA Euro Cup 2016 – All you need to know

UEFA Euro Cup 2016 – All you need to know
  1. Spain and Germany are the teams with the highest number of EURO cups. Both the countries have won it 3 times.
  2. Spain is the only country to win the Euro Cup consecutively in 2008 and 2012.
  3. For the 1st time, there will be 24 teams participating. Under the new format, the finalists will contest a group stage consisting of 6 groups of 4 teams, followed by a knockout stage including 3 rounds and the final.
  4. 2016 EURO Cup hosts France has won the tournament 2 times. Other than them Soviet Union, Italy, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark and Greece have won this title 1 time each.
  5. Germany have played the most number of matches in the EURO Cup history – 43.
  6. Michel Platini has scored the most number of goals in the Finals competition – 9.
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the UEFA European Championship including qualifying rounds. (26)
  8. In 2004, Portugal was the only team to lose the finals as hosts.
  9. The Slogan for Euro 2016 is “Le Rendez-Vous”. The Slogan states that France will host the tournament for the 3rd time and the best football teams will meet once again.
  10. The Official Euro 2016 mascot is Super Victor. The mascot is half superhero and half child. He wears the French kit with a red cape which completes the national colours of France.
  11. UEFA will donate 20,000 rickets to deprived children all over France as part of the 20,000 smiles for the EURO programme.
  12. For the matches, 10 stadiums and 10 host cities will be used.
  13. “This one’s for you”-the official Euro 2016 song is produced by David Guetta.
  14. The Opening match and the finals will be played at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

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