UEFA European Championship 2016 will be taking place in France next year starting from 10th June 2016 where hosts france will kickoff their campaign after a small opening ceremony. The competition will be played through 10 june-10 july with 24 teams taking part and the final will be staged at St-Denis on 10th July 2016. This will be the first time that 24 teams will play in the proper competition.
Watch UEFA Euro 2016 Draw [ LIVE STREAM ]
In the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying rounds a total of 53 teams took part which were divided into 9 groups of 6 or 5 teams where 9 group winners, 9 group runner-ups and a best third placed team automatically qualified alongside hosts France making it 20 automatic qualified teams. While 8 other best placed teams from qualifying round went through two legged playoffs of which 4 winners joined other 20 teams.
UEFA Euro 2016 Finals Draw:
The qualifying round finished on 13 October 2015 which 9 group winners, 9 runnerups and 1 best third placed team automatically qualified alongside france. 8 best 3rd placed teams contested playoffs adding another 4 teams making it 24 for the Euro 2016 proper competition.
The draw for the UEFA Euro 2016 group stage will be made on 12 December 2015. Where teams will be divided into 6 groups of 4 teams each. Where top 2 teams from every group advancing to knockout stage alongside four best third place teams.
|12 December 2015||12:00 CET||Paris, France|
UEFA Euro 2016 Seedings:
Before the final draw which will be made on 12 December 2015 all 24 teams will be placed into 4 seeding pots according to uefa ranking. Here is how the seeding system will work.
|France (Host)||Italy||Czech Republic||Turkey|
|Germany||Russia||Sweden||Republic of Ireland|