France to host Euro 2016

May 28, 2010


Favourites France have been chosen to host Euro 2016 after beating Italy and Turkey.

UEFA President Michel Platini, a proud Frenchman, whipped round the card in Geneva to reveal France’s name.

They will host a major soccer championship for the first time since holding the 1998 World Cup.

Italy, who missed out on Euro 2012, will again wonder where it all went wrong amid problems with new stadiums and soccer violence.

Turkey were an outside bet given UEFA took a gamble by giving Euro 2012 to Ukraine and Poland.

Especially with Euro 2016 being expanded to 24 teams, European soccer’s governing body have opted for a safe pair of hands in France.

Do you agree with the decision?

One comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

France edging out Turkey by a vote! Considering how the French national team has been under Raymond Domenech especially after the 2006 World Cup…have to be a shot in the arm, no?

I was half-expecting Turkey though, but maybe with how Poland and Ukraine have been going along for Euro 2012, time for a safer choice.

I will have also like to see Italy get it, so that they will be able to improve the infrastructure. Second time unlucky for them after the last time round when Poland and Ukraine got it.

Posted by dy158 | Report as abusive

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by ossian shine, Reuters Sport, Ben Klayman, Fans of Fox Soccer , Reuters Soccer and others. Reuters Soccer said: France to host Euro 2016 […]

Posted by Tweets that mention France to host Euro 2016 | Analysis & Opinion | — | Report as abusive

[…] this article: France to host Euro 2016 | Analysis & Opinion | Jeżeli uznasz, że jest to przydatna informacja i warto powiadomić o niej innych opublikuj link […]

Posted by France to host Euro 2016 | Analysis & Opinion | | Euro 2012 widziane za granicą – Piszą o nas! | Report as abusive

[…] original post here:  France to host Euro 2016 | Analysis & Opinion | Official: NHL To Host Two Outdoor Games In 2010-11 – SB NationRocco DiSpirito to Host […]

Posted by France to host Euro 2016 | Analysis & Opinion | Contact | Report as abusive