This Google Doodle Is Getting Us Ready for the Euro 2016 Soccer Competition

The tournament kicks off on Friday in France

With the UEFA European Championships about to begin, Google has scored with soccer fans by putting up a celebratory Doodle.

France, which is hosting Europe’s four-yearly international soccer event, will play Romania in the opener on Friday night. Twenty-four teams including favorites Germany, reigning champions Spain, will compete for the Henri Delaunay Trophy over a full month of matches held in stadiums around France.

The animated Doodle depicts a Parisian cityscape with an anthropomorphic, smiling Eiffel Tower playing keepie-uppie. The ball is in the French tricoleur, and the flags of all the teams competing in the tournament are displayed in the background.

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