From the 10th of June to the 10th of July 2016 France is hosting the final phase of the Championship of European Footballing Nations, for the third time after 1960 and 1984; when they became the European champions for the first time.
To mark this event French Post has issued one special stamp that can boast by its original design, the sample of which StampNews.com is glad to introduce to your attention.
There are several technical innovations: first a round format (with 24 stars in the perforation, as the number of teams in competition), but also a silver ink, which gives a metallic appearance to the trophy, and grainy, giving relief to the balloon … But above all, this stamp feel … the lawn! “He has a grass smell freshly cut” promises Post.
France was chosen as the host nation on 28 May 2010, after a bidding process in which they beat Italy and Turkey for the right to host the 2016 finals. The matches will be played in ten stadia in ten cities: Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne, and Toulouse. It will be the third time that France hosts the tournament, after the inaugural tournament in 1960 and the 1984 finals. The French team has won the European Championship twice: in 1984 and 2000.