By Anna Italia
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The UEFA EURO 2016 will be played in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016 for the first time with 24-team UEFA Europen Championship finals. The Italian National Football team will be participating in the EURO 2016. Let’s get ready to root for the Azzurri. Let’s go Italy, Forza! Italy are in Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgary, Azerbaijan, and Malta.
Here are the key dates as announced by UEFA.com.
|13 December 2008||Bid procedure launched||Done|
|15 February 2010||Bids submitted by France, Italy, Turkey||Done|
|28 May 2010||France named UEFA EURO 2016 hosts||Done|
|3 August 2012||Ten host cities selected||Done|
|26 June 2013||Tournament logo/branding unveiled||Done|
|14 September 2013||1,000 days to go||Done|
|17 October 2013||Slogan launch in Marseille||Done|
|23 February 2014||Qualifying draw in Nice||Done|
|September 2014||Official mascots unveiled|
|September 2014||Qualifying kicks off|
|March 2015||Start of ticket sales|
|12 December 2015||Final tournament draw in Paris|
|March 2016||Finalists’ workshop|
|10 June 2016||UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off|
|10 July 2016||UEFA EURO 2016 final|
UEFA Qualifying Draw, Nice, Sunday 23 February 2014
Photo source: uefa.com
UEFA EURO 2016 Venues – Map
Lille, Lens, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Nice.
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