The 14th UEFA European Football Championship began this morning in Warsaw, the capitol of Poland. 16 nations will compete with the hopes of winning the Euro Cup. After winning the Euro Cup in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010, Spain will be looking to win an unprecedented third consecutive major tournament.
The final 16 teams are divided into groups A, B, C, and D with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals. The groups are divided as follows: (FIFA world rankings in parentheses.)
Group A: Poland (66), Greece (14), Russia (12), Czech Republic (33).
Group B: Netherlands (3), Denmark (11), Germany (2), Portugal (7).
Group C: Spain (1), Italy (9), Croatia (8), Ireland (21).
Group D: Ukraine (55), Sweden (18), France (15), England (5).
This year Group B is considered the feared “Group of Death”. The Euro Cup Champion will be crowned after the final game on July 1st in Kiev, the capitol of Ukraine.