New Delhi: The 15th edition of the European championship will kick-off with hosts France taking on Romania in a Group A clash at Stade de France, Saint-Denis today.
France obviously start as the favourites, but in a tournament of such magnitude, anything can happen. The fact that France (17) are ranked just fifth positions above Romania in the latest FIFA ranking is good enough a reason for Didier Deschamps to throw in extra caution.
As usual, the star-studded French line-up, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and N'Golo Kante playing in front of home crowd, will be a treat to watch.
Here's everything you need to know about first match of the Euro 2016.
France: Hugo Lloris; Bacary Sagna, Rami, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra; Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi; Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet; Coach – Didier Deschamps
Romania: Ciprian Tatarusanu; Cristian Sapunaru, Vlad Chiriches, Dragos Grigore, Razvan Rat; Ovidiu Hoban, Mihal Pintilii; Adrian Popa, Nicolae Stanciu, Bogdan Stancu; Claudiu Keseru; Coach – Anghel Iordanescu
Date: June 10, 2016
Time: 12:30am IST
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD
Live streaming: UEFA's official YouTube channel
A — France, Romania, Albania and Switzerland
B — England, Russia, Wales and Slovakia
C — Germany, Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland
D — Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia
E — Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland and Sweden
F — Portugal, Iceland, Australia and Hungary