Football, fútbol, fußball, פוסבאָל– whatever you may call it, soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It’s called the universal sport because there are two major tournaments that the universe seems to stop for. One, of course, is the FIFA World Cup, the other is the UEFA Euro Football Championship.
Played every four years, Euro 2012 is being hosted in Poland and Ukraine June 8th- July 1st at eight different venues between the two countries (four at each), to determine which national team will be crowned the European Champions. 51 nations have been competing since August 2010 to qualify for one of the 16 spots.
The three top scoring players are Mario Mandžukić, Mario Gomez, and Alan Dzagoev, from Croatia, Germany, and Russia, respectively. On the other hand, Mandžukić has the second most fouls, with Baros (Czech Republic) leading in that category.
Spain was last tournament’s victors and has made it to the quarter finals this year which will be held June 21st -24th. The line up for the quarter finals are as follows: Czech Republic vs Portugal, Germany vs Greece, Spain vs an unknown team, and Italy vs an unknown team. Spain and Italy have been the newest additions to the quarter finals, having beat out their opponents only yesterday. Italy took on the Republic of Ireland, and Spain bested Croatia to advance. The final two teams will be determined today; England vs Ukraine and Sweden vs France.
The best part? Newscom has video coverage of it. Our partners over at Agence France-Presse (AFP) are creating live videos covering Euro 2012 every day.
You have already seen and come to love the great photo and graphics collections from our partner AFP on Newscom, having their videos allows you to add more depth to the story you’re telling– especially about the UEFA Championships.
With 30 production units around the world, AFPTV covers b0th the big stories and the other side of the news: culture, fashion, food, consumer issues, lifestyle, and the environment.
AFPTV produces images and raw sound, as well as edited, voiced stories ready for broadcast. Check out their entire collection at Newscom. For their collection on the UEFA Championship, search EURO-2012.
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