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EURO 2016 at a glance


Dhaka  – Eyeing to maiden title Portugal will face the hosts and two times winner France in the 15th edition final of the month-long UEFA European Championship at Stade de France on Sunday night.The high-voltage final battle will begin at 1:00 am (Bangladesh time).Let’s take a look ahead the final of the month long tournament.Finalists: France and PortugalCaptain: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Hugo Lloris (France)Goals Total: so far 107 in 50 matches  Top scorers: France forward Antoine Griezmann 6 goals Highest number of assistance: Belgium’s Midfield Eden Hazard assisted
for 4 goals Most saves: Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, saved 27 times Top speed: France Midfielder Kingsley Coman 32.8 km/h Number of matches and venues: 51 matches (including final) in 10 stadiums in 10 cities (Bordeaux, Lens, Lille Metropole, Lyon,
Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne, and Toulouse) Editions: 15th Host country: France for the 3rd time after the inaugural tournament in 1960 and the 1984 Participating teams: 24-team, started their campaign split in six group, each group consisted of four teams Qualified for the Round of 16: France, Wales, Germany, Croatia, Italy and Hungary as Group Champions; Switzerland, England, Poland, Spain, Belgium and Iceland as Group Runners-up; Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Northern Ireland as the best 3rd place finishers.Eliminated nations from Group stage: Albania, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Czech Republic Quarter-finalists: Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Wales, Poland, Belgium and Iceland Semifinalists: Germany, France, Portugal and Wales EURO Debuts: Wales, Iceland, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Albania EURO: Roll of Honour:1960 – USSR; 1964 – Spain; 1968 – Italy; 1972 – West Germany; 1976 – Czechoslovakia; 1980 – West Germany; 1984 – France; 1988 – Holland;
1992 – Denmark; 1996 – Germany; 2000 – France; 2004 – Greece; 2008 – Spain; 2012 – Spain and 2016 – TBC. (UNB)


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