EURO 2016 tournament Format
The 24 teams are split into six groups of four teams each. The first two placed teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams would then move on to the knock-outs. This basically means that just 8 teams would be eliminated after the first round.
In the knock-out stage, there would be eight matches in the round of 16 and four in the round of 8 before we reach the semi-finals stage. And by the time wehave the last two teams clashing at the Stade de France on 10th July, it would be the 51st match of Euro 2016.
EURO 2016 Finalists and groups
With the roster extended to 24 teams, it was expected that all big teams would qualify for the finals. But the organizers got their first shock with powerhouses Netherlands (1988 champions) failing to qualify for the tournament.
Former Champions Denmark (1992) and Greece (2004) also joined the Dutch in failing to book their ticket for France. Scotland too failed to make the grade ending up as the only British Isles nation to miss out the action this edition.
Hosts France face a relatively easier group with Romania, Albania and Switzerland for company in Group