UEFA is the administrative body for soccer clubs in Europe and one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA.
UEFA consists of fifty-four national associations members. It organizes club competitions, for which it also controls the prize money, regulations and media rights. The organization's president is former French player Michel Platini.
For much of the Euros opener, it seemed the Netherlands might start their own shindig with a whimper. But DW'S Matt Pearson was in Utrecht to see the moment the fashionably late hosts sparked the tournament in to life.