Date of Issue : 5 June 2016
European football championship 2016 in France promises to be one of the greatest sporting events of this year. A special stamp will be issued by by Magyar Posta that feature graphic compositions related to this kind of sport.The philatelic item will be of special interest for all stamps enthusiasts as well as football fans.
The European football championship is organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) every four years for the national men’s teams of the member associations. It is the most prestigious event in European football and the most important UEFA event. The first finals were held in 1960, when it was known as the European Nations Cup. The name was changed to the European Football Championship in 1968.Until 1976 only the 4 best teams took part in the final round. This was increased to 8 teams in 1980 and 16 in 1996.
The 15th European Football Championship is being held in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016. The defending champions are Spain. Hungary will play at the European Championship for the first time in 44 years.