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The 17th European Football Championship begins tomorrow with the match Germany – Scotland – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: July 13, 2024 Time: 19:18:02

As in 2006, when Germany hosted the World Cup, the inaugural meeting will take place in Munich. On international match days, the Allianz Arena stadium is renamed Munich Arena. By the way, the house of the local “Bavaria” is located next to the museum of one of the most popular car brands.

There is another parallel with the World Championship of the early 2000s: unfortunately, we will not see our footballers among the participants. If 18 years ago the Russian team did not qualify for the tournament for sporting reasons, allowing the Portuguese and Slovaks to pass, this time the team led by Valery Karpin found itself hostage to great Western politics. Following the start of the SVO in Ukraine, the Russian national football team was suspended from participating in tournaments sponsored by the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Our officials did not give up until the last moment and appealed the unfair decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. But how could the CAS go against the position formed in the West? As a result, the Russian Football Union was denied its appeal…

Russian fans will watch Euro 2024 in full. For the first time in the history of our television, the tournament will be broadcast jointly by Match TV and the Okko online cinema

It is gratifying that, despite the Europeans’ attempts to ban broadcasts of major sports competitions in Russia, we will still be able to watch this summer’s main football festival in its entirety. For the first time in history, the tournament will be broadcast simultaneously on the Match TV channel and the Okko online cinema.

“Match TV” took over 34 matches, including all matches in the round of 16 and the final itself. On the Okko service, and only on it, you can watch the remaining 17 games, part of the group stage plus three playoff games.

Infographic “RG” / Anton Perepletchikov / Arthur Nanyan

But let’s return to the hosts of the tournament – the Germans, who surprised the experts with their stinginess. While the country spent almost $11 billion preparing for the 2006 World Cup, building stadiums and infrastructure, Euro 2024 cost Germany no more than $1 billion. The money was mainly used for cosmetic repairs to some stadiums and for the provision of fan zones. Most football fields, train stations, airports, highways and hotels remained the same. At the same time, UEFA, together with the organizers, expects profits from the tournament of three billion dollars. They want to make money from advertising and fans: tickets that cost between 60 and 1,000 euros, hotels, transportation and fried sausages. Fans attending the tournament were warned in advance that prices would be high. For the plan to work, those who go to the stadium will be prohibited from bringing food or drinks that have not been purchased at the stadium. Violators face cancellation of their ticket, being banned from attending Euro 2024 matches and even being taken to the police.

In our high-tech age, of course, sports have not been spared from new trends. Euro 2024 promises to be the most technologically advanced football tournament in history.

How much does an official ball, called Fussballiebe, cost? This translates from German as “love of football.” It will be equipped with a special chip that will be linked to Connected Ball technology. The chip allows the exact position of the ball to be transmitted 500 times per second. The data will be received by the referees who work with the video referee (VAR) system. The chip will allow the referee to quickly receive the necessary information and reduce the time spent watching episodes. First of all, the operation of the chip must facilitate the analysis of the moments in which the ball hits the hand, determining the exact moment of contact. Second, simplify the determination of whether a soccer player is offside.

There are also innovations in the relationship between the referee and the players. Now the referees will only communicate with the team captains. Any other player who talks to the referee will receive a verbal warning or a yellow card.

According to UEFA’s general director of refereeing, Roberto Rosetti, when players “en masse” try to shout at the referee, the image of football is damaged.

Euro 2024: numbers and facts

10 cities from 7 of Germany’s 16 federal states were chosen to host the tournament. In addition to Munich (67 thousand seats in the stadium) and Berlin (71 thousand), there are Cologne (47), Dortmund (66), Dusseldorf (47), Frankfurt (48), Gelsenkirchen (50), Hamburg (50). , Leipzig (42) and Stuttgart (54).

The German team has the record for participation in the final phase of the Euro Cup (14 times including this one). Germany and Spain have won the European Championship three times each, more than any other team.

The European champion will receive 40 gold medals per team and the finalist will receive the same number of silver medals.

Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing to play in the Euro Cup final for the sixth time. This will be the fifth tournament for his Portugal teammate Pepe and Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.

For the first time in the history of the European Football Championship, the tournament’s mascot will be a bear. Albert, as the bear is called, pays homage to a popular stuffed toy that originated in Germany in the early 20th century.

The total prize money for Euro 2024 will be 331 million euros, the same as in the last Euro Cup. The prize distribution scheme is as follows:

Participation bonus: 9.25 million euros. Match bonuses: 1 million euros for a win and 500,000 euros for a draw. Reach the round of 16: 1.5 million euros. Reach the quarterfinals: 2.5 million euros. : 4 million euros The losing team in the final will receive an additional payment of 5 million euros. The 2024 European champion will receive an additional payment of €8 million.

The maximum amount that a champion can receive if they win all three matches in their group is 28.25 million euros.

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