UEFA EURO 2016 has No Third (3rd) Place Match For Germany and Wales at UEFA European Championship Tournament Schedule, So there is no Germany vs Wales as there is no battle for third (3rd) place at Euro 2016. The UEFA European Championships is the only tournament which does not have a third place playoff.
The Third place at Euro 2016, the third (3rd) place playoff was a regular feature of the European Championships from the inaugural competition in 1960 through to 1980.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has abolished that there is no third (3rd) place playoff now and the fixture from the format following the 1980 tournament in Italy, a European Championships which was lamented for having dwindling attendances and television viewers.
The 1980 tournament was the subject of an expanded format, with eight teams contesting the finals for the first time, rather than four.
The teams were split into two groups of four with the winners of the groups going straight to the final, while the runners-up disputed the third place match.
That was one of the few third place football matches ever to be decided by a penalty shootout, where Czechoslovakia beat hosts Italy 9-8 after a 1-1 draw.
But the 1980 edition was the last of these tournaments to feature a third place match as in 1984 UEFA settled on a format which would serve for all subsequent eight-team European Championships.
The new format saw 15 matches, including semi-finals, played and was used until Euro 1996, when 16 teams and 31 matches was introduced.
That setup was used for the subsequent four tournaments before UEFA decided to expand the tournament again this year as 24 teams qualified for the finals.
Following Portugal vs France on July 10th 2016, the UEFA EURO 2016 Final Tournament Schedule will be the only game remaining of the final at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Germany and Wales including fans of both teams will finally have to come home following their side’s defeat to France and Portugal respectively and are out of Euro 2016 after losing to their opponents in the Euro 2016 semi finals.
Other tournaments have third place playoffs except the European Championships.
The European Championships is the only tournament which does not have a third place playoff.
The World Cup, Copa America and African Cup of Nations all feature a third place playoff, which usually takes place on the day before the final.
The third place playoff is considered a lower-priority match to organisers, and is usually played in one of the smaller stadia; the largest stadium is reserved for the final, while the semi-finals are hosted by the second and third-largest stadia.
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