For football fan across the country, the wait is over. On June 10th, Euro 2016 finally kicked off, with the hopes and dreams of the nation resting in the hands of England’s finest footballers.
Here at ALA GAP Insurance we decided to put together a Euro 2016 Guide to ensure fans get to France safely and enjoy the footy feast once they’re there.
Euro 2016 Groups
Below you will find all Euro 2015 teams, groups, fixtures and the channel each game is shown on.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F|
Euro 2016 Fixtures
As Euro 2016 has been expanded to 24 teams, the tournament now lasts 4 week, just like the Word Cup. Match times are 14:00, 17:00 or 20:00 BST, with the BBC and ITV covering the games.
|France v Romania||June 10||20:00||St-Denis||ITV|
|Albania v Switzerland||June 11||14:00||Lens||BBC|
|Romania v Switzerland||June 15||17:00||Paris||ITV|
|France v Albania||June 15||20:00||Marseille||ITV|
|Romania v Albania||June 19||20:00||Lyon||BBC|
|Switzerland v France||June 19||20:00||Lille||BBC|
|Wales v Slovakia||June 11||17:00||Bordeaux||BBC|
|England v Russia||June 11||20:00||Marseille||ITV|
|Russia v Slovakia||June 15||14:00||Lille||BBC|
|England v Wales||June 16||14:00||Lens||BBC|
|Russia v Wales||June 20||20:00||Toulouse||ITV|
|Slovakia v England||June 20||20:00||St-Etienne||ITV|
|Poland v Northern Ireland||June 12||17:00||Nice||BBC|
|Germany v Ukraine||June 12||20:00||Lille||BBC|
|Ukraine v Northern Ireland||June 16||17:00||Lyon||ITV|
|Germany v Poland||June 16||20:00||St-Denis||ITV|
|Ukraine v Poland||June 21||17:00||Marseille||BBC|
|Northern Ireland v Germany||June 21||17:00||Paris||BBC|
|Turkey v Croatia||June 12||14:00||Paris||ITV|
|Spain v Czech Republic||June 13||14:00||Toulouse||ITV|
|Czech Republic v Croatia||June 17||17:00||St-Etienne||BBC|
|Spain v Turkey||June 17||20:00||Nice||ITV|
|Czech Republic v Turkey||June 21||20:00||Lens||ITV|
|Croatia v Spain||June 21||20:00||Bordeaux||ITV|
|Republic of Ireland v Sweden||June 13||17:00||St-Denis||BBC|
|Belgium v Italy||June 13||20:00||Lyon||BBC|
|Italy v Sweden||June 17||14:00||Toulouse||ITV|
|Belgium v Republic of Ireland||June 18||14:00||Bordeaux||ITV|
|Italy v Republic of Ireland||June 22||20:00||Lille||ITV|
|Sweden v Belgium||June 22||20:00||Nice||ITV|
|Austria v Hungary||June 14||17:00||Bordeaux||ITV|
|Portugal v Iceland||June 14||20:00||St-Etienne||BBC|
|Iceland v Hungary||June 18||17:00||Marseille||BBC|
|Portugal v Austria||June 18||20:00||Paris||BBC|
|Iceland v Austria||June 22||17:00||St-Denis||BBC|
|Hungary v Portugal||June 22||17:00||Lyon||BBC|
|Match 1||Runner-up Group A v Runner-up C||June 25||14:00||St-Etienne|
|Match 2||Winner D v Third-place B/E/F||June 25||20:00||Lens|
|Match 3||Winner B v Third-place A/C/D||June 25||17:00||Paris|
|Match 4||Winner F v Runner-up E||June 26||20:00||Toulouse|
|Match 5||Winner C v Third-place A/B/F||June 26||17:00||Lille|
|Match 6||Winner E v Runner-up D||June 27||17:00||St-Denis|
|Match 7||Winner A v Third-place C/D/E||June 27||14:00||Lyon|
|Match 8||Runner-up B v Runner-up F||June 27||20:00||Nice|
|Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2||June 30||20:00||Marseille|
|Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 4||July 1||20:00||Lille|
|Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 6||July 2||20:00||Bordeaux|
|Winner Match 7 v Winner Match 8||July 3||20:00||St-Denis|
|Winner QF1 v Winner QF2||July 6||20:00||Lyon|
|Winner QF3 v Winner QF4||July 7||20:00||Marseille|
|Winner SF1 v Winner SF2||July 10||20:00||St-Denis|
Euro 2016 Travel Advice
Working with their consulates in France, the British Government has created a ‘Be on the Ball’ information guide for football fans travelling to the 2016 UEFA European Championship Finals.
Euro 2016 Health Advice
The maximum legal level of alcohol in the blood is 0.05 grams per litre for experienced car drivers. Bus and coach drivers must not have more than 0.02 grams per litre of alcohol in the blood. For drivers with less than 3 years’ driving experience, the alcohol limit is now 0.2 grams per litre.
Drugs and tobacco
The use, possession and distribution of recreational drugs is prohibited. If caught, you risk being put in prison immediately. EURO 2016 has banned the use, sale or promotion of all forms of tobacco in all stadiums.
Temperatures in France during the summer can be high, so beware of sunstroke and dehydration. People over sixty are vulnerable to heat, as are children.
- When outside, stay in the shade and always wear sunscreen.
- Use light bed linen and sheets to avoid heat accumulation.
- If there is no air conditioning in your room and it is safe to do so, open all windows and shutters during the night and the early morning.
- Keep cool and drink liquids
Safety and security
Once you have reached your destination, take the time to be familiarise yourself with your surroundings. When arriving at stadiums and fan zones, locate the emergency exits and the first aid posts. Medical first aid rooms at stadiums and fan zones are indicated by a sign with a white cross on a green field.
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