Euro 2016: All you need know - teams, groups, schedule and more

Jun 10, 2016, 08:36 IST | Agencies

Here is everything that you should know about the teams, groups and fixtures of Europe's quadrennial football tournament beginning in France tonight

All you need to know about the teams, groups and fixtures of Europe's quadrennial football tournament beginning in France tomorrow night

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Swe)
34-year-old veteran striker scored 11 of Sweden's 19 goals in Euro qualifying

Eden Hazard (Bel)

Eden Hazard (Bel)
Hazard's in top form having scored four times in the last four English Premier League games for Chelsea

Robert Lewandowski (Pol)
Voted Poland's best sportsperson of 2015, he scored a record 13 times in the Euro qualifiers

Thomas Mueller (Ger)
The game's top goal-poacher hasn't stopped scoring since winning the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo (Por)
The world's most complete footballer will be looking to add a first significant international title to his club glory

Raheem Sterling (Eng)
England's best young forward at 21 is also very hardworking & lightning quick

Gareth Bale (Wal)
World's most expensive footballer scored 11 times for his country during the qualifiers

Paul Pogba (Fra)
One of the best young & creative midfielders in the world at 23

Numbers game
2.5 million
The number of people expected at stadiums across France

895 euros

The most expensive ticket for the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France in Paris


Number of countries participating in the tournament for the first time — Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Wales

The record number of goals scored by France's Michel Platini at the 1984 edition

1.7 billion euros
The amount spent on building and renovating the 10 stadiums

The number of volunteers for the tournament

1 billion euros
The amount UEFA earned from TV rights

Host cities
Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Saint-Etienne Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Toulouse

Stadiums & capacity
Stade de Bourdeaux (42,000 capacity), Stade Bollaert-Delrlis (38,000), Stade Pierre Mauroy (50,000), Stade de Lyon (59,000), Stade Velodrome (67,000) Stade de Nice (36,000), Parc de Princes (48,000), Stade Geoffroy Gulchard (42,000), Stadium de Toulouse (33,000) & Stade de France (above) — final venue with 80,000 capacity

Tournament format
24 teams are drawn into 6 groups of 4 each. The top 2 sides from each pool along with the 4 best third-placed teams will progress to the knockouts (Round of 16)

Did you know?
For the first time in the quadrennial European competition, two brothers Taulant Xhaka (25) and Granit Xhaka (23) will be playing in different teams. Taulant will represent Albania, while Granit will play for Switzerland when the Group A teams clash

England are the only European team to have won a FIFA World Cup but is yet to win a Euro title

Current World No 10 Austria were 105th in the FIFA ranking when they co-hosted Euro 2008

Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly (40 years) could become the oldest player at the Euro competition. The current record is held Germany's Lothar Matthaus (39 years)

Euro 2016 match schedule

Group A: Albania, France, Romania, Switzerland
Group B: England, Russia, Slovakia, Wales
Group C: Germany, Northern Ireland, Poland, Ukraine
Group D: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
Group F: Austria, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal

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