FFC’s Euro Advent Calendar

The European Championship is just a matter of days away and we at Football FanCast are having a countdown in the form of our Euro 2016 Advent Calendar!

Indeed, the tournament in France is shaping up to be one of the best yet, featuring 24 teams as oppose to 16 and a number of Euro debutants such as Wales and Iceland.

Similarly, it’s almost impossible to pick a winner at the moment, with Spain, Germany, Belgium and hosts France all boasting incredibly strong sides!

You’re probably as football-mad as us here in FFC towers and likely itching at the skin like a crack addict on Jeremy Kyle in anticipation for Euro 2016’s first kick off (France vs Romania) on Friday night.

So if you’re in need of something to cure the itch for the next few days, then you’re in the right place. Twitter bantz, statistics, infographics and vines of great goals – FFC’s Euro Advent Calendar has it all!

PANEKA



When Antonin Paneka pulled this off in 1976, he changed the beautiful game forever. This lobbed spot-kick is to penalties what the Cruyff turn is to dribbling. But it’s not everybody’s favourite…

PIRLO’S PANEKA



No Pirlo, no party – as the Italian proved against England at Euro 2012!

TREZEGOL

A golden goal in the final made World Champions France the European Champions, too!

COMPLETELY UNFORGETTABLE

The Republic of Ireland’s very first European Championships appearance saw them beat England 1-0 in Stuttgart – a nation went crazy!

Indiscriminate act of kindness

Fernando Torres squares it for Juan Mata instead of scoring himself – as selfless as it gets!