Well there are more teams to track than ever before at the European Championships. For the first time the tournament has been expanded to 24 participants and there will be a total of fifty games played across the entire tournament. The group stage is where most of the thrills and spills will be happening with 36 of the 50 games at the tournament being played in the group stage, where there are six groups of four teams.
So there will be some tight battles for qualification places in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 from the group stages and you always need to keep an eye on those Euro 2016 Group Tables so that you can see who is likely to move ahead and who needs to do what exactly in their next match to try and secure qualification.
The top two from each of the six groups move through to the knockout stage of the competition and there they will be joined by the four best third-placed teams. So plenty of opportunities for teams to make it through as only eight will drop after the group stage. However, it's not just about getting through, it's about position of qualifying.
More often than not if you are going to qualify top of your group then you are going to get an easier time of things in the knockout stage. Take a look at the qualification lineups for the Euro 2016 Round of sixteen where the majority of winners will play a third placed team in the first knockout stage.
Match 1: Switzerland v Poland
Match 2: Wales v Northern Ireland
Match 3: Croatia v Portugal
Match 4: France v Ireland
Match 5: Germany v Slovakia
Match 6: Hungary v Belgium
Match 7: Italy v Spain
Match 8: England v Iceland
Take England for example, if they only managed third place in Group B they could face Spain in the first knockout stage, as opposed to some online like Romania, Albania or Northern ireland. So that is the importance of finishing a group as high up as possible in the places. You can keep a track of all the jostling for positions that go on here with our Euro 2016 Group Tables listing.
Don't forget that Group Stage Euro 2016 betting is a popular arena and another reason why you should keep a close eye on positions. With betting options like Group Winner, To Qualify and To Finish Bottom and straight forecasts for finishes, keeping a track of Euro 2016 Group Tables can add a lot to your football betting over the summer!