This is a guide to the UEFA Euro 96 tournament, the biggest sports event in England since the 1966 World Cup. It contains a tournament progress chart, match facts, a map of the venues and Euro soccer sound bites. Also provided is a preview of the build-up to the 1996 European Championship finals, a description of the eight venues where games will be held and an analysis of the draw, including a schedule of the matches with venues, dates and kick-off times. "Euro hot shots" are celebrity portraits of many of the top players in European football - the crowd pullers who will cut a swathe across the football pitches of England at the finals of Euro 96. In-depth profiles of the 16 finalists and their likely prospects for the tournament are also given. The book then looks at great moments from previous finals and pays tribute to the heroes of European soccer's hall of fame.