For the first time since 1984, the Netherlands have failed to qualify for the European Championships. After being defeated by the Czech Republic at home, the football-mad nation’s humiliation was complete.
Authorities in France and neighboring countries are working hard to keep fans and athletes safe, but the US has issued a travel warning for Europe. Germany, for its part, will institute additional security controls.
The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off this Friday in France. The month-long sport spectacle isn’t only a glorious television event - it’s also a massive business opportunity for sponsors, suppliers and pubs.
Over 80,000 people attended a concert under the Eiffel Tower, as France opened a massive fan zone ahead of the European Championship. With crowds pouring to Paris, organizers worry about strikes and security.
Two years after the World Cup win in Brazil, Germany are after the European Championship. What is Löw's masterplan for success in France? DW's multimedia specials shows how tactics and options will be decisive.
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