The UEFA Euro 2012 – also referred to as the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship or simply as Euro 2012 – will be the most followed football tournament in the year’s summer.
Hosts: Poland and Ukraine
Date: From 8 June 2012 to 1 July 2012
Locations/Venues: In Poland, selected venues for the UEFA Euro 2012 championship are the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, the Stadion Miejski in Poznań, the PGE Arena in Gdańsk and the other Stadion Miejski located in Wroclaw.
In Ukraine, selected venues are the NSK Olimpiyskyi in Kiev, the Stadion Metalist in Kharkov, the Donbass Arena in Donetsk and the New Stadium located in Lviv.
Slogan: “Creating History Together”
Final draw: 2 December 2011 (for Pots and seedings, click here)
Qualified teams: As the host countries, Poland and Ukraine automatically entered the UEFA Euro 2012 finals in April 2007.
Counting the Euro 2012 play-offs’ results, other qualified national football teams or countries are Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, England, Russia, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, France, Czech Republic and Republic of Ireland.
Info: The UEFA Euro 2012 football competition will mark the contest’s 14th edition. It will also be the last Euro Championship finals to be contested by 16 national football teams. From Euro 2016 onward, 24 countries will be competing.
Qualification began in August 2010 and ended in November 2011 with the play-offs.
The UEFA Euro 2012 champions will eventually participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup that will precede the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Stages: Group stage – Quarter-finals – Semi-finals – Final