The 2016 European Championship will last for around 1 month between 10th June to 10th July and will be held in the Northern European country of France. The French have strong credentials for hosting the tournament having hosted the 1998 World Cup which they went on to win, as well as triumphing in the Euro 2000 tournament which was held in neighbouring countries of Belgium and Netherlands.
This tournament will be the first time that the competition will be expanded to the 24 teams with the 16 team format becoming standard after Euro 1996 held in England. There will be six groups consisting of four teams, followed by three rounds of knock-out matches before the final.
France were chosen to host the tournament on the 28th May 2010 after the bidding process which saw them beat Italy and Turkey, and the final is expected to be held at the Stade de France.
|Saint-Denis||Stade de France||81,338|
|Lyon||Stade des Lumières||58,215|
|Paris||Parc des Princes||47,000|