It has been a great week for football fans all over the world! Being one of the most popular sports in the world, almost half of the world’s entire population is a fan of football (soccer). This week, everybody is feeling ecstatic as the UEFA Euro 2016 France kicked off with some spectacular matches. As of today (June 14), the Euro 2016 group stage matches are still in progress, and some of them have been way more interesting than expected.
To watch these games, you must know the UEFA Euro schedule to mark your calendars with the dates and times of the upcoming Euro 2016 matches. But, before you head forward and watch this week’s games, aren’t you interested in knowing where your favorite team stands on the Euro 2016 points table? Even though it has been only a few days since the 2016 Euro Championships have been set in motion, there has been quite a change in the current Euro 2016 standings.
UEFA Euro 2016 Schedule
|Week||Day||Time (EST)||Match (M)||Group|
|Week 1||Tuesday, June 14||12:00 p.m.||Austria vs. Hungary||Group F|
|3:00 p.m.||Portugal vs. Iceland|
|Week 2||Wednesday, June 15||9:00 a.m.||Russia vs. Slovakia||Group B|
|12:00 p.m.||Romania vs. Switzerland||Group A|
|3:00 p.m.||France vs. Albania|
|Thursday, June 16||9:00 a.m.||England vs. Wales||Group B|
|12:00 p.m.||Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland||Group C|
|3:00 p.m.||Germany vs. Poland|
|Friday, June 17||9:00 a.m.||Italy vs. Sweden||Group E|
|12:00 p.m.||Czech Republic vs. Croatia||Group D|
|3:00 p.m.||Spain vs. Turkey|
|Saturday, June 18||9:00 a.m.||Belgium vs. Ireland||Group E|
|12:00 p.m.||Iceland vs. Hungary||Group F|
|3:00 p.m.||Portugal vs. Austria|
|Week 3||Sunday, June 19||3:00 p.m.||Switzerland vs. France||Group A|
|Romania vs. Albania|
|Monday, June 20||3:00 p.m.||Russia vs. Wales||Group B|
|Slovakia vs. England|
|Tuesday, June 21||12:00 p.m.||Ukraine vs. Poland||Group C|
|Northern Ireland vs. Germany|
|3:00 p.m.||Czech Republic vs. Turkey||Group D|
|Croatia vs. Spain|
|Wednesday, June 22||12:00 p.m.||Iceland vs. Austria||Group F|
|Hungary vs. Portugal|
|3:00 p.m.||Italy vs. Ireland||Group E|
|Sweden vs. Belgium|
Group A Standings & Points Table
The UEFA Euro 2016 Standings begin with four strong contenders brought together in a single group, which is Group A. After the first week, Group A standings are lead by the host itself. France tops the Euro 2016 Group A points table with one win against Romania. Switzerland comes in second place after their 1-0 win over Albania. Romania readies itself for a comeback from third place, leaving Albania at the bottom of the current Group A standings.
Group B Standings & Points Table
After beating Slovakia in their first group stage bout, Wales is leading the Euro 2016 Group B standings with three points and will advance into the next phase. England and Russia are tied at the second spot after Saturday night’s draw. Sadly, the Slovakian squad has to work hard to give up that bottom position and move to the top of the Group B standings.
Group C Standings & Points Table
There’s no doubt that Germany would never step down from championing the UEFA Euro 2016 group stages. With Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Ukraine, Germany will hopefully rule the Group C standings. But, Poland is on its way to snatch Germany’s position and move ahead from its number two position. Northern Ireland and Ukraine are working hard to make the desirable change in the Group C points table and to overcome the lead of the top two giants.
Group D Standings & Points Table
The reigning UEFA European Champion will always be a group stage winner no matter team which other team gets clubbed with them. That’s why the UEFA Euro 2012 and 2008 winners are in the second spot of the Group D standings. Spain defeated Czech Republic, which as the third place, and is ready to take on Turkey on June 17. Turkey has hit the bottom rock in the Euro 2016 points table when Croatia defeated the team to grab the first place spot in the Group D standings.
Group E Standings & Points Table
Italy scored two goals in yesterday’s match against Belgium, making itself the first team to top the Group E standings. But, Belgium, the second best team in the FIFA World Rankings, will fight back to leave that bottom position. Sweden and Republic of Ireland remain at the middle of the Group E standings with an equal chance of making it to the top of the Euro 2016 points table.
Group F Standings & Points Table
Even though their first group stage matches begin later on today (June 14), Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is ranked at number four on the current Euro 2016 Group F rankings. Iceland is at the third spot, Austria at the first, and Hungary at the second. With the outcome of today’s games, the Group F standings won’t remain the same, and with them, they will make a major shift on the Euro 2016 points table.