Bonsoir EURO 2016

10th June 2016

Have you polished your dancing shoes for tonight’s opening ceremony? No beers and pizzas needed (not until half-time anyway!), David Guetta will entertaining us with his mixing skills…La, la, la!

The 15th edition of the European Championship will kick-off at 7.15PM in Paris, France. For the first time ever, 24 teams will be competing for the trophy, in  comparison to the original 16 teams in 1958, when the competition was at its first edition.  For the third time, it will be hosted across the Hexagon. This year’s Euro Championship will be the biggest ever, with 51 games in 10 locations: Lens, Lille, Paris, Saint-Denis, Bordeaux, Lyon, Sainte-Etienne, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice. 1984 was not only a special year for the French, as they managed to host the Euro Championships, they also managed to win! Will it be the same this year?

5 new teams will be playing in the tournament this year: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Albania and Slovakia. Take a look at the below charts, to see who your favourite team will be competing against or visit their website

Match schedule
UEFA EURO Championship 2016 Match Fixtures

Germany and Spain currently hold the record for the most appearances, they both won the most titles and the Euro Championship THREE TIMES (England com’on!).

Looking at the success rate of England’s chances of victory during this tournament, we felt Dan our Junior Draughtsman, was a better fit for this picture.
Looking at the success rate of England’s chances of victory during this tournament, we felt Dan our Junior Draughtsman, was a better fit for this picture.

Euro Championship Logo and Slogan

The aim of the logo is to depict the Henri Delaunay trophy, skilfully intertwined with the red, white and blue colours of the French flag. The trophy and colours are then surrounded by mixtures of shapes and lines which are meant to represent artistic movements and elements of football.

The logo was developed by Brandia Central who are a branding consultancy company based in Lisbon. They were the same company who developed the logo for the UEFA Euro 2012.

The official slogan of the tournament is ‘Le Rendez-Vous’. The message of the slogan, in combination with the logo, is to ‘celebrate the art of football’, through the excitement of the game, along with the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage held in France.

Official logo of the UEFA EURO Championship 2016

The Sponsors

The sponsors of the game include: Adidas, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Continental, Hyundai/KIA, McDonalds, The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). We are glad to see our clients: KIA and the BBC sponsoring and streaming the events. Wishing you all the best of luck!

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Where to watch the games

Just because you couldn’t visit our neighbours to watch the game doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the scene in the comfort of your own homes, as BBC and ITV will be showing extensive coverage of the finals online and on TV. BBC will showcase 26 live matches on TV, which can be streamed online. They will also feature highlights on BBC One, BBC Two and the Red Button. If those options weren’t enough for you, Radio 5 live will be covering the event for 24 days. ITV will also feature 26 live games across ITV and ITV4, which will also be broadcasted live on the ITV Hub.

Pizza and Beer Time

Now, shine your shoes, order the pizzas, put the beer in the fridge, slip your shirt on and start the countdown.

May the best team win!