# How many matches will there be at Euro 2016

I'm writing some software for recording stats about football tournaments and I need to know how many matches will there be at Euro 2016.

Also what is the largest number of matches that are likely to be played simultaneously.

• I vote to close because it is possible to find the answer with a very simple search on the web
– Ale
May 10, 2016 at 15:52
• Based on previous attempts to close due to the question being "easy to look up" or "too basic", it was determined that said reasons were not valid reasons to close.
– user527
May 12, 2016 at 12:44

How many matches will there be at Euro 2016?

According to the UEFA EURO 2016 website, 51.

• Group Stage - MD 1: 12
• Group Stage - MD 2: 12
• Group Stage - MD 3: 12
• Round of 16: 8
• Quarterfinals: 4
• Semi-finals: 2
• Finals: 1

What is the largest number of matches that are likely to be played simultaneously?

The largest number of matches that start at the same time is 2, found in Group Stage - MD 3. Within reason, the largest number of matches that are likely to be played simultaneously is 2.

In the event the earlier scheduled games run longer than three hours (I'm not sure how un/likely that is), then it is possible (if reasonable) that the largest number of matches that are likely to be played simultaneously is 4 (but it would be during the very end of the earlier scheduled games and during the very beginning of the later scheduled games, again, if reasonable).

• This is wrong because there it will never happen that 4 matches are played simultaneously: the largest number of matches played simultaneously is 2 (the last matches of each of 6 groups)
– Ale
May 10, 2016 at 15:50
• @Ale You're correct, I didn't take note of the different days those matches are played. This has been corrected.
– user527
May 10, 2016 at 16:33

A simple search would have shown this Euro 2016 calendar.

• 36 matches for rounds
• 8 round of 16
• 4 quarterfinals
• 2 semifinals
• 1 final

total 51 matches

The largest number of matches played simultaneously is 2 (the last matches of each of 6 groups)