Spain will be defending their UEFA European title which they won in 2012 in Poland & Ukrain. The 2016 Euro will be taking place in France and on this page you will find all the information leading upto the competition. With year and a half to go the qualifying round has already been started and there will be 24 teams of which France and Spain will qualifying automatically while other 22 teams will join through UEFA Euro Qualifying Round 2016. So lets start with the tournaments Logo and Mascot which has been unveiled.
UEFA Euro 2016 – Logo & Slogan
Portuguese agency Brandia Central helped design the official logo for “UEFA Euro 2016 France” it represent the Euro championship trophy wraped around colours of france flag, red, blue and white.
The idea behind the logo is “Celebrating the art of football”.
While the official slogan of the european championship is “Le Rendez-Vous” the vogue meaning is pehaps the celebration of football in ten french cities.
Official Mascot – Super Victor:
The official mascot of the tournament was unveiled 18th November 2014 and it represent a small child as a super hero named “Super Victor”
The Mascot was chosen by the french nations through a survey and “Super Victor” beat two other potential mascots named “Driblou” and “Goalix”.
You will see super victor mascot before and during every European championship match in June-July 2016.
He will be wearing French national kit with no.16 on the shirt. Also has a superman like scarf at the back. His boots and gloves represent the official logo colours and designs.
Super Victor is already one of the most highest selling toy for the kids in France and we can only imagin what it will be like during the European Championship.
UEFA Euro 2016 – Key Dates
All the major dates regarding 2016 European Championship in france has been announced and below tables takes you though all the dates you might want to follow leading to the tournament proper come 10th june 2016.
|European Qualifiers||27-29 and 31 March 2015|
|Official opening Stade de Bordeaux (new Stadium)||23 May 2015|
|International ticket reservations begins||June 2015|
|Euro Qualifiers||12-14 June 2015|
|Euro Qualifiers||3-8 September 2015|
|Euro Qualifiers (last Group Games)||8-13 October 2015|
|Euro Playoffs (First Legs)||12-14 November 2015|
|Euro Playoffs (Second Legs)||15-17 November 2015|
|Official opening Stade de Lyon (new Stadium)||December 2015|
|Euro 2016 – Final Group Stage Draw||12 December 2015|
|Opening Ceremony||09 June 2016|
|First Group Match||10 June 2016|
|Last Group Match||22 June 2016|
|First Knockout Stage||25-27 June 2016|
|Quarter Finals||30 June – 03 July 2016|
|Semifinals||06 – 07 July 2016|
|The Big Final (Paris)||10 July 2016|
UEFA Euro 2016 – Venues, Cities and Stadiums:
There will be 10 cities hosting 51 Euro 2016 matches from 10th June to 10th July 2016. There are two new stadiums across france which will be officialy opened in december 2015 (Stade des Lumières, Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique) below is all the details about the stadiums.
|1||Saint-Denis||Stade de France||81,338|
|3||Lyon||Stade des Lumières (New)||58,215|
|5||Paris||Parc des Princes (Upgrade)||47,000|
|6||Bordeaux||Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique (New)||42,052|
|7||Saint-Étienne||Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (upgrade)||41,965|
|8||Nice||Allianz Riviera (Upgrade)||35,624|
|9||Lens||Stade Félix-Bollaert (Upgrade)||38,223|