UEFA European (Euro) Championship

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The Union of European Football Association Championship is the prestigious association football competition between the senior male national teams of members of the UEFA. It has been organized every four years since 1960 in Europe to find the continental champion.

The tournament was initially called the UEFA European Nations Cup but changed to the current name in 1969.

Since the 1996 tournament, titles of each championship are determined in the form “UEFA Euro (year)”. It has been since retroactively given to earlier tournaments.

The championship is considered to be the second most popular international football tournament just after the FIFA World Cup.

The Henri Delaunay Trophy is given to the winning team, in honor of the first General Secretary of UEFA who founded the European Championship and passed away five years after the first tournament. The trophy was designed for the 2008 tournament to make it bigger. The old trophy imitated the UEFA’s other trophies such as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup. The current trophy is approximately 8 kilograms and is 24 inches tall, seven inches in length and one pound heavier than the old cup.

Euro 2020 will be the 16th time the UEFA Euro Championship has been organized. The competition will be organized in cities of 12 different European nations, from 12 June till 12 July. Several times previously it has been organized in two host countries, but no more than that.

There will be 23 teams competing in winning the cup. The semi-finals and final is planned to be organized at Wembley Stadium where the final of 1996 tournament was held. Portugal is the defending champions, having won the championship in the 2016 event.
Euro 2024 will be the 17th time that the UEFA Euro Championship organized. The competition will be organized in Germany between 24 European nations in which the host Germany will automatically qualify for the event.

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