Euro 2016 memes and funny pictures – Since June 10th any football (aka soccer) enthusiast has more than probably been dedicating part of his time to UEFA’s prestigious and thrilling Euro 2016 competition. Once more, the latter has dished out a fair amount of surprises to its fans during the past month, and shown beyond doubt that nothing is ever carved in stone.
A few notable (and unforeseen for a few) events of this 2016 edition include:
In the 1/8 –Finals
- Switzerland 1- 2 Poland
- Italy 2 – 0 Spain
- England 1 – 2 Iceland (let’s face it, the biggest buzz of this Euro)
In the ¼ – Finals
- Wales 3 – 1 Belgium
In the ½ Finals
- Germany 0 – 2 France
After the cup holding us spellbound for 4 weeks, the suspense finally hit its end when Portugal beat Wales on July 6th and France booked a return ticket for Germany the following evening.
Verdict: Tonight at 9pm CEST time in St Denis (France), the UEFA European Championship Cup final will oppose the French Fédération Française de Football to the Portuguese Federação Portuguesa de Futebol.
Before tonight’s conclusion kickoff, we thought that it would be quite entertaining to propose you a quick humorous recap of this 2016 Euro via funny and noteworthy football memes, tweets, pictures and gifs that you may have come across (or not) during the competition.
While we will dedicate a major part of our post to the ¼ and ½ finals a little further down, we could not resist and treating you to a little “Euro in a Nutshell no comment Preface”.
On June 30th during the first ¼ finals, after finishing on a 1-1 score (Lewandowski/Renato Sanches), Portugal wins Poland 5-3 on penalty kicks.
On July 1st, Wales created quite the event by offering their fans their fourth win on five games, by defeating Belgium 3 – 1 (A.Williams – Robson Kanu – Vokes /Naingollan).
On July 2nd both German and Italian fans were held spellbound during a 90 minutes confrontation, ending on a score of 1 – 1 (Özil/Bonnuci), and which lead to a very intense penalty kick shootout during which Germany finally grabbed the precious semi-finals sesame by scoring a 6 – 5 (Matteo Damian sadly missed his decisive spot-kick).
El penal de Zaza narrado por el comentarista islandés. pic.twitter.com/RRwrMJPlGD
— @monozapien (@monozapien) July 4, 2016
The last ¼ finals game was played on July 4th and opposed France to a team which was making history by reaching this stage of the championship, and whom was greatly and respectfully saluted by all: Iceland! Their amazing Euro 2016 journey came to an end after this encounter though, as France fenced the game with a 5 – 2 (Giroud- Pogba – Payet – Griezmann/ Sigthórsson-B. Bjarnason)
On July 6th, the first semi-finals game of this Euro 2016 offered us a Portugal/Wales head to head during which the Seleção were the first of two teams to qualify for the finals with an ending score of 2 – 0 (Ronaldo – Nani).
— Troll Football Media (@Troll__Footbal) July 6, 2016
On July 7th, the time has come for the remaining two semi-finalists to battle for the second and last Championship final ticket. After a first half time mostly tainted by German domination, France finally snaps up and offers its country a 2 -0 win (both scored by Griezmann).
Well, let’s face it, while the European championship has massively dominated these past weeks on the football world/news front, we are sure that some other interesting football related reports may have also caught your attention (and I’m so sure that you have figured out where we are going with this, haven’t you…). Before letting you be, we have decided to dedicate the last part of this post to some non-Euro related football-linked goodies…