When will the European Football Championship
Football European and world championships are alternated with each other, so every two years to pass the finals of one of the two most important events in the world of football. 2012 completes the cycle, withdrawn the European Championship - the summer games in the two Eastern European countries have identified the best team of the Old World.
European Championship takes place in several stages and begins with the selection of games in which all of the participating teams are divided into groups. This phase lasted more than a year - from August 11, 2010 to November 15, 2011 - and of the 51 European national team left only 9 group winners, one the best team, runner-up and winner of the play-offs 4, played the rest of the team, was the second in the group. The final part of the European Championship after an almost seven-month break, will begin this summer in two countries - Poland and Ukraine. June 8, it starts at the Warsaw "National Stadium" the opening ceremony, and at 20 o'clock Moscow time there will be the first match of the group stage of the final part. It will meet the national team of Group A - Poland and Greece. Nearly three hours later, his first game and hold the Russian national team - in Wroclaw she will play against the Czechs. The first game in Ukraine will take place the next day - on June 9 in Kharkiv will play two representatives of the group B, the national teams of Holland and Denmark. Group stage will last 11 days, for which each team will hold three meetings. June 19 will be announced 8 teams, for which the championship is over, and the rest from 21 to 24 June will hold quarterfinal games - in each of the four days will be held at the same meeting. The semi-finals take place on 27 and 28 June in the Donbass, and Warsaw. The biggest game of the two-year cycle will be held July 1, 2012 in Kiev. The meeting of two finalists for the European Championship to be held in the national sports center "Olympic" - the largest sports facility of the final part of the competition. At the end of his presentation will be held and the main Euro 2012 awards. The final part of the old world championship will last 24 days, and a total of at identifying European champion from the first qualifying game cycle of one year will pass before it is final, five months and 22 days.