UEFA Euro 2016
The UEFA European Championship is perhaps the most prestigious international men's football championship after the World Cup in Europe organized by UEFA. Scheduled from June 10 - July 10, France will play the hosts this year to the esteemed event.
For the maiden time, 24 nations divided in 6 groups with 4 contesting in each will compete for the most coveted trophy in European football. The group stage will be followed by a knockout stage including three rounds followed by the final.
The illustrious event is to be held across 10 venues in 10 cities: Bordeaux, Lyon, Lens, Lille, Marseille, Saint-Denis, Nice, Paris, Saint-Étienne and Toulouse. For the third time, the Euros are being played in France. The French have won the championship twice: 1984 and 2000. The winning team earns the chance to participate in the FIFA Confederations Cup. The next Confederations Cup is to be held in 2017 in Russia.
The last two Euros that were held in the years 2012 and 2008 were both won by Spain, their European triumph in the 2008 championship marked the beginning of their dominance in World Football. They became the only nation in the world to win three major Football tournaments consecutively: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
In the Euro 2012, the Golden Boot was won by Fernando Torres and the Golden Ball by Andres Iniesta both belonging to the Spanish team. The Euro 2016 is also expected to be highly competitive with teams like Germany, Spain and the hosts France going in as the favorites. The players to watch out for include Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahamovic, Germany's Thomas Muller, France's Paul Pogba and Spain's Andres Iniesta.
You will be able to find some of the best flight deals to the Euros as number of airlines will offer cheap and affordable airline tickets and thus make your trip to the grand event more delighting and savoring.