൹ 13 Oct 21:45, GMT +3
≛ Ireland vs Greece
🄣 Over (O/U 0.75, 1st Half)
Originally called the European Nations' Cup, the competition, which is played in the even years between FIFA World Cups, was renamed to its current name in 1968. Since 1996, the individual events have been called "UEFA Euro [year]". Before participating in the tournament, all teams except the hosts (who qualify automatically) take part in a qualification procedure. Until 2016, the winners of the championship could participate in the subsequent FIFA Confederations Cup, but were not obliged to do so. From the 2020 edition onwards, the winner will take part in the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions.
Ten national teams have won sixteen European Championship tournaments: Germany has won three titles, Spain has won three, Italy has won two, and France has won two, while the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal have won one each. To date, Spain is the only team to have won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2012.
After the FIFA World Cup, it is the most watched football tournament in the world. The Euro 2012 final was watched by around 300 million viewers worldwide. The last European Championship to be held across Europe in 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to the COVID -19 pandemic) was won by Italy, who defeated England on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium in London to win their second European title.
It has been reported that new UEFA President Michel Platini is in favor of expansion, and this turned out to be a correct assumption. Although the UEFA Executive Committee officially decided on 17 April 2007 not to expand in 2012, Platini indicated in June 2008 that UEFA would increase participation from 16 to 24 teams in future competitions starting in 2016.
On September 25, Franz Beckenbauer announced that an agreement had been reached and the expansion to 24 teams would be officially announced the following day.
Each team plays their group opponents once, receiving 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. Group matches may be played separately, but the last two matches in a group must be played at the same time. The teams that took the first and second places in the groups, as well as the four best in the system of additional indicators from among those who took third place, go to the 1/8 finals, where they play a relegation match. The winners of the 1/8 finals advance to the 1/4 finals, the winners of the quarter-finals go to the semi-finals, the winners of the semi-finals play the final match.
The winner of the final match becomes the champion and is awarded gold medals.
The losing team is awarded silver medals. If in the relegation matches after the main time of the match the score is equal, then extra time is assigned, if it did not reveal the winner, a penalty shoot-out is held.
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