It’s finally here! After months of build-up, Euro 2016 is upon us! The soccer tournament kicks off with the hosts France taking on Romania at the Stade de France on June 10 at 3pm EST. It’s going to be be a thrilling, which starts a month off international games you can watch by clicking here!
We are so excited! Euro 2016 is here, as the tournament kicks off with hosts France taking on outsiders Romania at the Stade de France on June 10. With home advantage in their favor, the French are being tipped for glory — just like they achieved when the World Cup was in their backyard in 1998. But can they overcome a Romania team that is likely to want to dash their hopes? Click to watch and find out!
The buzz for this one’s electric, as the top european countries get together in France to face-of against one another in a tournament that’s expected to cause many surprises along the way. But we can’t expect Romania to cause the first one, can we?
Well, the French will be without key player, and Rihanna ex, Karim Benzema for this tournament. The Real Madrid striker hasn’t been selected after his part in allegedly blackmailing a teammate over a sex tape forced the French soccer association to suspend him from international soccer. But they still have Atletico Madrid‘s Antoine Griezmann who unlock the best defenses.
Coach Didier Deschamps wants his team to get-going from the onset. “The less the occasion weighs on the players, the better,” he said in a press conference on June 10. “We have been preparing for 10 June for two years. It’s important to be back in competition football. Our last official game was the quarter-final against Germany at the World Cup [in 2014]. The others have all been friendlies. The setting is the Stade de France – the opening game – so it is certainly special. This should set the tone for the whole tournament.”
With the whole country behind France, it’s hard to imagine them losing to Romania. But the French have been known to crumble under pressure. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the opener ended in a tie.
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