World Soccer views and news
France to host Euro 2016
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?