Soccer-UEFA confident French stadiums will be ready for 2016 (Reuters)

PARIS, June 26 (Reuters) – UEFA is confident France will be ready to stage the 2016 European soccer championship even though stadium construction has yet to start, officials said on Wednesday. The countdown to the tournament began as Euro 2016 organisers unveiled the logo of the continental competition which twice winners France will host for the third time, after the first edition in 1960 and a home triumph in 1984. The qualification draw will take place on Feb. 23 next year, with 53 national teams competing to be among the 24 finalists. …

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