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Euro 2016: Takeaways from the Group Stage

Favorites are out of fashion, minnows are the rage and the low number of goals makes last-minute strikes particularly valuable. DW takes a completely subjective look at what we learned from the first stage of Euro 2016.
No favorite

Deutsche Welle

Euro 2016

Opinion: 24-team format was a bad idea

The experiment with a 24-team European Championship, says DW Sports’ Jefferson Chase, has proven that less is in fact more. The additional teams didn’t increase the excitement – they made the tournament more arbitrary.

Deutsche Welle


Egyptian wrestling players in Poland

The most significant victory was achieved by Egypt’s Haitham Fahmy in the Greco-Roman 59kg division, in which he acquired a silver medal, with the gold medal going to Japan’s Kenichiro Fumita.

Maydaa El-Nadar