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Euro 2016: European football championship kicks off today in France
11:42, 10 June 2016
Euro 2016: European football championship kicks off today in France

Ukraine participates in the championship for the second time in history

11:42, 10 June 2016

gazprom.ru

Today hearts of football fans start to beat faster as France-Romania football match on ‘Stade de France’ marks the beginning of the 15th European football championship Euro 2016.

Mykola Vasylkov has been assigned our 112.ua special correspondent at Euro 2016, whose daily blogs are already available on our website.

Moreover, we offer line-up of all participating teams, tournament schedules and all news from Euro 2016.

The championship starts with today’s France-Romania match. Online broadcast is available on our website.

Euro 2016 final is a month away from today, it is scheduled for July 10.

The championship’s format has been slightly changed. The number of competing teams has been increased up to 24, divided into 6 groups. The play off will include 2 best teams from each group and four national teams raking third in each group.

Ukraine participates in the championship for the second time in history. Ukraine’s national football team will face Germany on June 12 in group C. On June 16, Ukraine will play a match against Northern Ireland, on June 21 – against Poland.

The championship will be hosted by 10 stadiums in France, in Saint-Denis, Paris, Marseille, Lyons, Villeneuve D’ascq, L’anse, Bordeaux, Saint Etienne, Toulouse and Nice. 

Related: Euro 2016 team profile: Ukraine

Related: Euro 2016: French government bans broadcasts beyond fan zones, - DW

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