Friday, April 25, 2014

EURO 2016 Finals schedule announced

UEFA has released the dates and venues for the 2016 European Championship finals in France.

France will kick-off the finals at 9pm on the 10th of June at the Stade de France in St. Denis, where the final will take place on the 10th of July 2016
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The host nation will play their other first-round games in Marseille and Lille and the semi-finals will be played in Lyon and Marseille.

There are three kick-off times for games, 1500, 1800 and 2100.

Ten venues are being used:


  • St Denis    80,000
  • Marseille   65,500
  • Lyon         58,000
  • Lille          50,186
  • Paris         47,000
  • Bordeaux   42,052
  • St.Etienne  41,965
  • Nice          35,624
  • Lens          35,200
  • Toulouse    33,000


There are 53 European nations, including Gibraltar for the first time, competing for 23 final spots (France qualify as hosts) and qualifiers kick-off on the 7th of September this year. The final qualifiers are in October 2015 and the play-offs the following month.

The slogan for the tournament is 'Le Rendez-Vous'.

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