Friday, 15 February 2008

City information: Geneva

Next to Zürich, Geneva is the largest city in Switzerland, the largest city in the French speaking part of the country. It sits very close to the French border and actually has a transportation road from the Geneva airport to the border that is sovereign to France. In general, Geneva is a rather expensive city so you can expect rates for the Euro 2008 hotels to be somewhat high. A survey from 2007 showed Geneva to have the second highest quality of living in the world (next to Zürich).

Besides football and the Euro 2008 championship this summer, there are of course plenty of things to do and see in Geneva. Up-scale shopping is excellent, naturally, as well as dining. The waterfront of Lake of Geneva is a beautiful site. Why not also stop by the cozy old quarters for a stroll and perhaps an espresso or pass by the United Nations headquarters which is located here.

The official Euro 2008 stadium in Geneva is named Stade de Genève and is a rather newly built stadium, finished only in 2003. It is a very modern stadium with room for about 30,000 spectators. Getting to and from here is very easy as Stade de Genève has its own railway station. It also sits close to the motorway, 12 kilometers from the airport close to the French border, and has a large parking garage.

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Friday, 30 November 2007

City information: Salzburg

Salzburg with over 150.000 inhabitants is the fourth largest city in Austria with an old-town famous for its baroque architecture. In fact, UNESCO declared it a world heritage site back in 1997.

The birthplace of Mozart will surely keep you busy in between the EURO 2008 matches. There are many beautiful hotels to choose from, as well as things to see and do.

The newly rebuilt stadium, the Wals-Siezenheim, is located conveniently next to the Salzburg airport and will be able to hold 30.000 people. It will also be connected to the Salzburg-Munich railway in time for the EURO 2008. A large recreational area with restaurants and playgrounds among other things will also be available in the stadium area.

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Friday, 21 September 2007

City information: Vienna

Vienna, the capital of Austria, will host the final match for the EURO 2008. Being the capital, and also he largest city in Austria, there is a tonne of things to do and see here. If you are attending a match here, why not plan your time a little ahead and catch a concert at the Burgtheater to mix up your experience a bit?

The official football stadium in Vienna is called Ernst Happel Stadion. It was just recently renovated and has 50,000 seats. It also hosted the 1994/95 UEFA Champion's League Final and is regarded by the UEFA as a 5 star facility. Location and transport is also excellent as it is located in the Prater, one of Vienna's largest recreation areas.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

On qualifying for the EURO 2008

There are 7 qualifying groups for the EURO 2008, groups A through G. 50 nations are qualifying (group A has 8 teams, B through G have 7).

14 nations from the qualifying rounds will go on to the final tournament in cities around Switzerland and Austria. That means the group winners and runners-up.

Since Austria and Switzerland are the host nations, they automatically qualify for the final stage of the EURO 2008 tournament.

The qualifying rounds started on September 2nd 2006 and the last matches will be played on November 21st 2007.

Here is a link to the current EURO 2008 standings.

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Friday, 14 September 2007

Match locations and information

Ever since the first European football cup was played in France back in 1958, it has been one of the world's most anticipated and talked about sporting events.

For those of you that didn't know yet, the EURO 2008 will take place in different areas of both Austria and Switzerland. Here are the cities that will host matches:


  • Vienna

  • Salzburg

  • Klagenfurt

  • Innsbruck


  • Bern

  • Basel

  • Geneva

  • Zurich
The qualifying rounds are still being played and when they are all finished and the first round of matches are drawn and we all can make travel and hotel arrangements.

I for one will try and attend as many matches as possible. Football is the sport practiced by the largest amount of people around the world and, to me, football is a part of life. I just pray the prices for the hotels don't shoot through the roof.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Other interesting links

Gathered here are some links that might be of interest:

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