As a leading provider of sports translation and interpreting services the whole team here at Lingua Translations will be keeping a close eye on proceedings in Poland and Ukraine, and hoping that our respective nations have a successful tournament.
For only the third time in the competition’s history, two nations are jointly hosting the finals. Belgium and the Netherlands did so in 2000 and then Austria and Switzerland in 2008.
Poland will kick off the tournament against Group A rivals Greece at the National Stadium in Warsaw at 17:00 BST on Friday 8 June, following the opening ceremony.
A total of 16 teams across four groups will compete for a place in the final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on July 1.
Croatia Czech Republic Denmark England France Germany Greece Italy
Netherlands Poland (co-hosts) Portugal Republic of Ireland Russia Spain (defending champions) Sweden Ukraine (co-hosts)
Qualification for the tournament finals was contested by 51 nations between August 2010 and November 2011, to join the two host nations in the tournament. The victor on July 1 will gain automatic entry to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Brazil.
Eight stadiums will be used in hosting 31 matches across the 24 days. Those arenas are based in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Poznań, Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lviv.
The number of applications for tickets surpasses any previous European Championship, with 12 million applications received for the 1.4M tickets available – a sign of the sheer scale of this tournament and its global importance in the sporting world and beyond. This was a 17% increase on the previous tournament in Austria and Switzerland.
Euro 2012 will be the last tournament having 16 teams participating in the championship, as from 2016, the tournament held in France will have 24 teams participating allowing more nations to qualify and providing more opportunities for players to represent their countries.
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