UEFA EURO 2016 began with an extravaganza. The much awaited tournament opened with a vibrant ceremony that recorded some of the most spectacular cultural skills.
The opening ceremony of the EURO 2016 played host to a series of cultural activities which included dances, the anthem and a stint in the air.
Many critiqued the ceremony on social media, calling it similar to the Beijing Olympics while others felt mesmerized by the mind numbing performances of the artists before the commencement of the game between France and Romania.
Here is a glimpse of the opening ceremony that kick started the tournament for championship.
The UEFA EURO 2016 began with a bang. It played host to a plethora of cultural activities that further added beauty to the event
More than the cultural activities, the stint in the sky caught the attention of all the footballers
The extravagant ceremony displayed some of most beautiful stints in the air. It even threw the colors of the flag to mark the beginning of the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament.
The opening ceremony was extremely vibrant. The authorities of France played with the theme of color to catch the attention of the audience
The stadium rocked with the loud chants and slogans by the fans. The stadium was filled with fans in large numbers who had gathered to support their favorite team
After a magnificent opening to the tournament, the UEFA EURO 2016 finally saw the action on field that all were eagerly waiting for – the game!