UEFA European Football Championship or what is simply known as (Euro + the year the tournament being held) is a National Football competition held once every 4 years between Men National teams for countries under the UEFA association. The first two tournaments in 1960 and 1964 used to be known as UEFA European Nations Cup before changing to the current name since 1968 and since 1992 it becomes more popular to just call it Euro 1992.
Currently there is 53 qualifiers National Teams who compete against each others in a qualification phase out of each only 16 National Teams will reach to the final stage of the Euro including the Host Nations which qualify automatically to the final stage (Host Nations qualify automatically since 1980 while before that date they had to go through the qualification phase ) the current Euro tournaments final include four groups and each of the groups include 4 teams but its planned that starting from 2016 the tournament will expand to include 24 National teams in the finals rather than the current 16. while the current champions is Spain (2 titles), Germany is consider to be the most successful team with 3 titles.
- In all the previous 13 Tournaments and among all the 53 National Teams, 27 Nations has qualified and appeared at least once in the Tournament, 16 has been at least once to the semi finals, 12 has been at least once to the final Match and 12 different Nations hosted the tournaments at least once. one of the interesting facts that only 3 Nations had hosted the tournament twice which are France (1960 and 1984), Italy (1968 and 1980) and Belgium once alone 1972 and once with Netherlands 2000. France is going to be the only Nation to host the tournament for three times as UEFA officially announced that Euro 2016 will take place in France. 9 Nations only have won the championship including Germany 3 titles, France and Spain 2 titles and Soviet Union, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark and Greece each 1 title, You can read UEFA European football championship history information and funny facts for a complete list.
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