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EURO 2008 Austria is ready 

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From 7th June, around 8 billion fans will be glued to their TVs, looking at Austria for the third largest sporting event in the world. There will be 31 matches in total, culminating in the final on 29th June in Vienna.

On 7th June 2008, when the whistle blows in Basel (Switzerland) for the start of the EURO 2008 Football Championships (Switzerland vs. Czech Republic), Austria will also be ready. The Austrian national team may not play their first match until one day later (against Croatia in Vienna), however, the whole of Austria - the population, companies and organisations - are ready for the deluge of fans coming for the world's third biggest sporting event. There's a great prevailing mood, excellent provision for guests, solid safety measures and the famous Austrian hospitality.  

The 16 participating countries will fight for the most coveted football trophy in Europe in a total of 31 games, up to the final on 29th June (20:45 in Vienna). Around 8 billion viewers worldwide will also be following this major event on their TV screens. Austria's hotel industry is predicting around one million overnight stays from football fans.

The Teams
The Tournament
The Venues

Panorama webcams allow a direct view of the colourful scenes in the so-called 'fan zones' in the host cities in Austria and Switzerland .