A more expansive EURO 2016 awaits fans worldwide as 24 teams will compete for the coveted cup starting June 10. Running for a month, the 24 teams have already been grouped into six. Find out the groupings, schedules for Match 1 of the Group Stage level and live streaming details below.
Host country France joins Group A along with Albania, Romania and Switzerland.
Defending Euro 2016 champions Spain will be playing the field against Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey in Group D.
Meanwhile, Germany landed in Group C with Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine.
Italy will sweat it out with Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden in Group E.
For the groupings, UEFA President Michael Platini explained the expansion of the cup from 16 to 24 competing teams to CNN saying, “In any democracy, when the vast majority are in favor, you go forward with it even if England or Germany aren’t for it. The five or six biggest teams don’t have much to worry about, but for the others, it will be very competitive. So 24 teams will be as good as 16 teams.”
Three more days before Euro 2016 fans can cheer their hearts out for their national teams as the Group Stage begins on June 10. Group Stage 1 will run from June 10 to June 14, according to UEFA Euro 2016.
Host country France will start the Euro Cup 2016 against Romania in Stade de France, Saint-Denis.
Group B’s England will face Russia on June 11 in Stade Velodrome in Marseille while Group C’s Germany sallies first against Ukraine on June 12.
Defending champion Spain will face Czech Republic in Toulouse for their first group stage match on June 13 while Euro 2016 favorites Italy faces Belgium in Lyon.
Don’t miss the kickoff as David Guetta opens Euro 2016. The highly anticipated Euro Cup 2016 will run from June 10 to July 10. Matches will be distributed in 10 cities all over France from Lyon to Marseille, Toulouse, Paris and others. The Finals is slated to happen on July 10 in Stade de France.
Live stream: UEFA Euro 2016