THE EUROS GO TO FRANCE Posted on 13th April 201613th April 2016 by FOOTBALL THEMED CORPORATE EVENTS The eyes of Europe will be firmly on France from June 10th this year for one glorious month of football. What better country to host it in than France, a country full of flair, enthusiasm and with a massive passion for football. The scenes when France last hosted a major football tournament, the 1998 World Cup, will live long in the memory – Michael Owen’s fantastic solo goal against Argentina, that kick from David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp’s outrageous last minute winner for Holland against Argentina in the quarter finals (made even sweeter after they so cruelly knocked England out the round before on penalties) and France tearing apart the mighty Brazil in the final to win the cup on home soil. Fans will be in for a treat if this year’s Euros serves up a similar feast of football – and with the 2016 UEFA European Championship seeing an increased number of teams entering for the first time ever, who could bet against the prospect of a fantastic tournament! 24 teams from around the continent, including tournament debutants Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales, will be vying to win the competition. Spain will be going for a hat-trick of titles after very convincing wins in 2008 and four years ago in Poland and Ukraine, where they crushed Italy 4-0 in the final. With a sumptuous summer of football in store, why not host your own football themed corporate event with each team representing one of the participating countries? Whether it is a human table football tournament or one of our other football themed team building activities, Gable Events can add a flavour of France to make your event truly memorable. Those travelling to the country for the tournament will be in for a treat as aside from the football on offer, there are beautiful places to visit. The early rounds of Euro 2016 take in some fabulous French cities from Bordeaux to Lyon, Nice to Lille and Toulouse to Marseille but many football fans will choose to stay in Paris due to its worldwide fame for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. The tournament will open and close at the Stade de France stadium in Paris, a world famous venue, well used to staging massive sporting events.