The 14th UEFA European Football Championship will be held in Poland and Ukraine from June 8 to July 1, 2012. It will be the third time that the final tournament is jointly hosted by two countries (after Belgium/Netherlands in 2000 and Austria/Switzerland in 2008). Matchday 1 of the 2012 EURO Cup playoffs takes place on Friday, June. 8th, 2012 with Poland at Greece and Russia vs the Czech Republic. Let the tournament begin!Sixteen national teams will compete in a total of 31 matches to be crowned European champions. The format of four groups of four teams will be used for the last time in this tournament. The competition format will change for the next edition in 2016 as the lineup of participants competing in the final tournament will be increased to 24.June 8, 2012 (times in CET)Poland 18.00 GreeceRussia 20.45 Czech RepublicWatch the UEFA EURO 2012 live online.Please note: livestream might not be available inall countries. Check with the providers listed below.