The next most popular event after the World Cup is the European Cup. Like the World Cup, the European Cup is held every 4 years. The European Football Championship, also known as the Euro Cup, was first held in France in 1960. The Soviet Union defeated Yugoslavia 2-1 to win the first European Championship.
So far 15 Euro Cup matches have taken place. Germany (1972, 1980, 1996) and Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) have won a maximum of 3 titles each. France has won the trophy 2 times (1984, 2000). The Soviet Union (1960), Italy (1968), Czech Republic (1976), the Netherlands (1988), Denmark (1992), Greece (2004) and Portugal (2016) have each won the title once.
The last Euro football tournament was held in 2016 in France. In which Portugal captured the trophy. The 16th European Football Championship was scheduled to take place last year. The match was postponed for a year due to a corona virus infection.
At this point the 16th European Cup football tournament starts today (11th). The competition lasts for a month. A total of 24 countries are participating in the Euro Cup. They are divided into 6 sections. The teams in each category are as follows: –
Turkey-Italy clash in Group A in the opening match of the Italian capital Rome today. The match starts at 12.30 pm Indian time.
Each team must face each other once in their division. The teams that finish in the top 2 in all 6 divisions advance to the 2nd round. The top 4 teams in the 3rd place in each category will advance to the 2nd round. The league matches are going on till the 23rd. The 2nd round matches will be played from 26th to 29th, the quarter finals will be played on 2nd and 3rd July and the semi-finals will be played on 6th and 7th. The final takes place on July 11 in London.
Euro Cup matches London (England), Rome (Italy), Baku (Azerbaijan), Munich (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark) , Glasgow (Scotland), Seville (Spain).
The final, 2 semi-finals, 2nd round match and league matches take place at Wembley Stadium in London. Will the already winning country win the trophy? Will the new team win the championship? Eagerly awaited by fans. All the countries playing in it are talented. Thus this competitive series will be lively. The European football match is broadcast live on Sony Television.
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