All of Class 5 have been given a country who are participating in Euro2016 to research.

You can find out about the country, its traditions, the population etc. Use images, data and text to record your information.

You can also write match reports and discuss game statistics.

Good Luck- I am looking for the most interesting post!

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  1. Sweden is a European country and its capital city is Stockholm. It is located North-East of the UK and directly North of Poland. Sweden has a population of 9.5 million people who speak six main languages: Swedish, Yiddish, Finnish, Sami, Romani and Meänkieli. The Swedish currency is the Swedish Krona.
    Sweden has a monarchy and is now ruled by King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is married to Queen Silvia of Sweden. Next to the throne is Crown Princess Victoria.
    A traditional and famous dish of Sweden is Swedish meatballs, served with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam. Most people of Sweden prefer jam with most dishes. In August, every year, Swedish people hold a crayfish part (kräftskiva) which is a traditional eating and drinking celebration.
    Christmas is the main family event of the year in Sweden and is mostly celebrated on 24th December. On June 6th, the yellow and blue Swedish flag is raised and children dress up in traditional present costume and present the King and Queen with bouquets of flowers for the National day of Sweden.
    The most famous Swedish pop group is ABBA, who sang ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Super Trouper’. They became famous by winning the Eurovision song contest for Sweden, in 1974, singing ‘Waterloo’!
    Swedish House Mafia was a Swedish electronic music supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008. They became famous in the UK with the UK number 1 single ‘Don’t you worry child’.

    Did you know?
    Sweden is a Scandinavian nation of thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, forests and mountains.



    The Capital City is Lisbon.

    The population is 10.46 million.

    The official language is Portuguese

    The Climate is Mediterranean

    The area of Portugal is 36,672 square miles.

    The religion is Catholicism.

    Lisbon contains Europe’s longest bridge measuring 10.5 miles.

    One of the biggest earthquakes occurred in Lisbon on 1st November 1755. It measured a magnitude of 9.0 and 275,000 residents died.

    Portugal has a famous footballer called Cristiano Ronaldo. Eusébio was an even better Portugese striker who played in the 1966 World Cup.
    Wigan Athletic are going to Portugal in late June to start their pre season training.

  3. Germany

    Germany is very famous for its football having won
    Four world cups and three European cups.
    During the four weeks before Christmas , Germans
    Celebrate Advent , a romantic and delightful time of the
    Year. Germany is well known for eating sausage (yes it is not
    England although we all love them ). Germany’s the
    Most populous European country (apart from Russia )
    With a population of 82 million.

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    Belgium is located in north-western Europe. There is a coastline with beaches on the western side of Belgium. The rest of Belgium is completely landlocked, meaning there are countries all around.


    The country of Belgium belonged to Holland until 1830. Northern Belgium has rich farmlands. In the 1500s, women began making beautiful lace here. Women in the Bruges area still make lace today.
    Belgium produces around 220,000 tonnes of chocolate every year. That means, 22 kg of chocolate is consumed per person per year or 61 grams per day on an average. The world’s biggest chocolate selling point is Brussels National Airport.

    Fun facts
    • The capital city of Belgium is Brussels.
    • Belgium has 12,672 square miles of land.
    • The Belgians use the Euro for money.
    • 99% of adults can read.

    In the May holidays I went to Belgium with my mum and dad. We went on the Euro tunnel and drove through France. We stayed in Ypres, then Ghent, after that Bruges and then to the coast of De Hann and looked in the World War 2 museum in Dunkirk.

  5. French History
    Napoleonic Wars
    The Napoleonic wars were the wars following the French Revolution, in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille, Napoleon Bonaparte (Really… you named the wars after him… really?) France, at the time, was broke; it had used up its national treasury funding the Americans rebelling against the British Empire. Talking about Britain (After the end of these wars Britain was Europe’s most powerful economy, France having spent so much on the wars) it fought against France in all but one of the coalitions against France (7 in total, they were called The First Coalition, The Second Coalition, The Third Coalition and so on…Really creative names for the coalitions).The main presence in the coalition was the Austrian Empire, although it was severely weakened by Napoleonic France (and when I say severely I mean SEVERELY)
    Some people say that Napoleon did good things (although his wars decimated the European population) because it brought freedoms to Europe that, most likely, wouldn’t have come if it had not been for Napoleon, but he (as was common at the time) supported slavery (something that Haiti still hasn’t recovered from to this day), now when I say he supported it I don’t mean he wanted it to happen, he just didn’t make any laws against it. He also crowned himself as… Emperor (or king if you want to call it that) .Now if he really did bring elements of freedom that probably wouldn’t have been there if not for Napoleon’s conquests, then why was he Emperor? The French Revolution set out to stop one man controlling everything, and by the end of the revolution they had one man… controlling everything.

  6. Wales

    The Welsh flag have a red Dragon with a green and white field in the background. Tonight (20.6.16) when I’m writing this Wales are playing against Russia. At this time of moment (8:20) they are winning 2Nill.
    Wales is a country in the South
    West Great Britain.
    Wales is called Cymru in Welsh. Cardiff is the largest cities and also The Capital of Wales. Only 21% of the entire Welsh population can speak the Native language.The letter K, Q, V and Z actually don’t appear in the alphabet in Wales.

    Population: Aprox-3,074067
    Currency: Pounds (£)

  7. Switzerland

    Switzerland’s official name is Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin. Which means Swiss Confederation. The Latin name is only used on official documents but it is the reason why Switzerland’s abbreviation is CH. Apart from occupation by Napoleon’s France between 1798 and 1815 Switzerland has been an independent country since the year 1499.

    The capital of Switzerland is Bern, while the largest city is Zurich. For over 190 years Switzerland has been a neutral country during wartimes. Switzerland has 4 official languages: Swiss German which is spoken by over two thirds of the population, French, Italian and Romansh.

    Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western Europe, it shares a land border with Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France. The population of Switzerland is nearly eight million{7,996,026}as of July 2013.

    There are more than 1500 lakes in Switzerland containing around 6% of Europe’s fresh water stocks. The largest of these lakes are Lake Gevena, Lake Constance and Lake Maggiore. With a high quality of life, the Swiss cities of Zurich, Gevena and Bern regularly rank in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world.
    Switzerland has 208 mountains over 3,000m high and 24 over 4,000m high. The highest is Monte Rosa at 4,634m{15,203 ft}, however the Matterhorn{4,478m or 14,692 ft}is the most famous.

    The official currency of Switzerland is Swiss Franc. CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, is based in alpine o and sitting in the ground under it spanning the Swiss/French border is the Large Hadron Collider that physicists are using for experiment.

    Switzerland is very famous for its chocolate, cheese, banking system, watches and alpine mountain areas. Switzerland makes half of the world’s production of luxury watches. The nation has a long history of watch making with a number of leading Patek Phillippe, Rolex, TAG Heuer and Tissot.brands founded in the country including Longines,

  8. The Republic of Ireland
    Ireland has a population of roughly 6.5 million people, Ireland is a part of the EU and uses the Euro as its currency. Ireland has a rule of neutrality similar to Canada and as such can not be part of N.A.T.O.
    Ireland is split in two parts The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, The Republic is in the South and Northern Ireland is in the North, this happened In accordance with the treaty, on 6 December 1922 the entire island of Ireland became a self-governing dominion called the Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann), Soon the Northern part of Ireland joined Great Britain.
    The I.R.A Split the treaty this started the civil war in Ireland it was more brutal than the War Of Independence before it with massacres and atrocities committed by both sides, People have lots of different sides of this today some people are still arguing about it.
    After Decades of violence between Catholics and Protestants and the need for the British army to police Northern Ireland, finally a hope for peace was gained through the G.F.A (Good Friday Agreement).

  9. Itally
    itallians take football verey seriously and they defenetly have the track record to prove it .
    itallys teem color is blue [azzurro in itallian] dating back to the occasion of color blue with the royal dynasty that unified Italy in 1861.One of the most common chants by Italian fans is forza azzurri that directly translates to blue power. the stars are
    matteo darmain – position ; defender team; Manchester united
    GIGI buffon- position ; goalkeeper team ; Juventus turin.
    alessandro florenzi – position; midfielder, team; as roma
    citadin martins eder- striker team; inter milan
    Giorgio chiellini- defender team ; Juventus turin
    daniele de rossi – position ; midfielder team as roma

  10. Poland is in the centre of Europe it is the 7th largest country in the continent. The polish population is over 38,5 million people and the capital city is Warsaw and around 2 million people live there. Poland boardersb7 countries Germajy on the West, Czech Republic and Slovakia on the South, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania on the East and Russia on the North. Poland has 2 major mountain chains which are Carpathians and Sudetes, the longest river is Vistual and it is 678 miles long and is 1,047 km. The lowest point in Poland is 2m or 7ft below sea level which is located in Vistuals Delta, the highest point is the peak of Ryse which is 2499 m or 8,199ft in elevation. They have an election every 4 years for their president. Within the last 15 years PolandsGDP grows rapidly at 5% per year.

  11. Albania
    Albania is north west of Greece .
    ^ Mother Teresa is generally celebrated as the only Albanian to win a Nobel Prize, though born in Skopje in 1910.

    ^ Albanians nod their head up and down to mean ‘no’, and shake it from side to side for ‘yes

    ^Albania has never won a medal at the Olympics.

    ^ The Tirana International airport was named after Mother Teresa in 2001.

    ^The Albanians call Albania ‘Squiperia’ or Republika e Shqiperise in full.

    2 891 643 Current population
    1 447 403 Current male population (50.1%)
    1 444 240 Current female population (49.9%)
    18 000 Births this year
    89 Births today
    9 822 Deaths this year
    49 Deaths today
    -8 671 Net migration this year
    -43 Net migration today
    -493 Population growth this year
    -2 Population growth today

    Written Tuesday 21st June 2016 (21/6/16)

  12. my contry is Solvakia it is landlocked and is in central Europe . It’s south of Hungry and the east of Ukraine .Solvakia had qualified for the French euros 2016 ad played 3 and scored 3 goals their first mach ended 2-1 to Wales and the second match 2-1 to Solvakia and their final match was against England and they drew 0-0.they came third place in group B

  13. Hungary

    .The capital of Hungary is Budapest
    .Hungary has 19 counties
    .Hungary have been in the EU since May 2004
    .Their language is called Hungarian
    .Their flag is red white and green
    .On the 23rd October 1989 Hungary became a democratic
    .Hungary is in Eastern Europe
    .it has no coastline
    .borders 7 countries

    1. Russia

      Major cities
      Moscow,st Petersburg,nizhniy,Novgorod, Novosibirsk.
      Other cities
      Russia sprawls a cross nearly one-sixth of the earth’s land mass (about 17 million square kilometres ).It embraces a varied topography and has every type of climate except the tropical.

    . Czech Republic is almost entirely surrounded by
    mountains, the mountains make up a natural border with Germany and Poland .
    . Approximately 90 percent of Czech Republic have at least completed secondary school .
    .Czech republic has the most hospitals in the EU
    .Czech republic are the worlds heaviest consumers of beer.
    .The are over 2000 castles and castle ruins in Czech Republic.
    .The most famous Czech sportswoman is a tennis player called Martina Navratilova born in 1956.

  15. Begium

    o The official name of Belgium is the Kingdom of Belgium.

    o Belgium shares a land border with 4 countries including France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

    o Belgium has a population of 10.5 million people (10,444,268) as of July 2013.

    o Covering an area of just 30,528 km² (11,787 miles²), Belgium is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

    o The largest city and capital of Belgium is Brussels and it has a population of 1.2 million.

    o Belgium is world-famous for beer. There are over 1,100 varieties of beers made in Belgium and the country often produces international award winning varieties.

    o Belgium is world-famous for chocolate.

  16. Croatia

    Croatia has 56,542 square kilometres (plus its sea area – 31,900 sq.km.) 1,777 km of coastline (and more than 4,000 km of islands coastline), 4,437,000 inhabitants (just as a quarter of New York), and almost as many abroad, counting through last three generations.
    The name of the Croatian money is the Kuna (KN), which has 100 lipas. The meaning of Kuna is – a marten, which is an animal that lives in tress – its skin had been used as a unit in trade. The earliest mention we know of is from the year 1018, on the island of Cres. The first known use of Kuna on a Croatian coin goes as far back as 1256, when a local currency displayed Kuna

    The flag of Croatia is one of the state symbols of Croatia. It consists of three equal size, horizontal stripes in colours red, white and blue. In the middle is the coat of arms of Croatia was issued in Slavonia.

  17. Austria is a German speaking country in Europe, its surrounded by mountains .Vienna , its danube river capital it is home to schonbrunn and hofburg palaces

    Facts you probably don’t know

    .Capital , Vienna
    .Dailing code, 43
    .currency , euro
    .population , 8.474
    . official languages, German ,Hungarian, Slovenian

    Did you know
    Did you know that the sewing machine was made by Josef Madersperger, an Austrian .
    The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag.

  18. My country is Hungary and its capital is Budapest. Its official language is Hungarian (also known as Magyar) and its government is Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic. The president is Janos Ader, prime minister is Viktor Orban and speaker of the National Assembly is Laszlo Kover. Hungary joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st May 2004. It’s a landlocked country in central Europe. Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Around 1000 CE, the Kingdom of Hungary was one of the largest states in Europe, bigger than France. Following centuries of successive habitation by Celts, Romans, Huns, Slavs, Gepids and Avars, the foundation of Hungary was laid in the late 9th-century by the Hungarian grand prince Arpad in the “homeland-conquest”. In 2013 Hungary’s population was 9.897 million. Now it’s 9,821,656 or around that point. Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia , Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. In 2011 its capital city, Budapest, had a population of 1.709 million. Hungary was once part of the Celtic world, then the Roman Empire. Founded in 897, Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Around two-thirds of the Hungarian people are Roman Catholic, and about a quarter are Calvinist. The country fell under communist rule following World War II.

  19. England

    .Its capital city is London
    .Its queen is queen Elizabeth who has been reigning for 63 years now
    .England is the most populated country in the United Kingdom
    .England is bordered by Wales to the west and Scotland to the north
    .England includes many small islands such as the Isle of Wight and hayling isle
    .there are other major cities in England like Birmingham,Manchester,Sheffield,Newcastle and Leeds
    .There is only a 34 kilometre gap between England and France
    .The longest river in the United Kingdom is the river Severn
    .The largest lake in England is named Windermere

  20. Wales
    . The population of Wales is 3.063 million people
    . The capital city of Wales is called Cardiff

    Wales is called Cymru in Welsh.

    The country of Wales is a part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

    Wales has a population of 3 million people as of 2011.

    English and Welsh are the two official languages of Wales. Welsh is a Celtic based language that has seen a resurgence in recent times and is now spoken by over 20% of the population.

    Cardiff is the largest city and also the capital of Wales.

    Other major cities in Wales include Swansea and Newport in the south and Wrexham to the north of the country.

    Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa), is the highest peak in Wales at 1085 m (3560 ft).

    42% of the South and West Wales coastline is designated as ‘Heritage Coast’.

    Wales was ruled by England from the year 1284 and officially incorporated into England by the ‘Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542′ or ‘Act of Union’. To symbolise this unification of the two countries since 1301, the Crown Prince of England has been referred to as the Prince of Wales.

    The country of Wales is said to contain more castles per square mile than any other country in the world.

    Wales is often termed “the land of song” the country is known for its harpists, male choirs, and solo artists.

    Lamb is the meat traditionally associated with Welsh cooking owing to the amount of sheep farming in the country. However, international cuisine is very popular with chicken tikka masala among the favourite dishes.

    Although football is the more popular sport in Northern Wales, Rugby Union is seen as the national sport and is passionately played and followed by most of the country.

    Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has the largest retractable roof of any sports stadium in the world.

    Major Walter Clopton Wingfield is generally credited with inventing lawn tennis when in 1873 he designed and patented a similar game for his guests to play on his estate of Nantclwyd in Llanelidan Wales.

    The original national emblem of Wales was the Leek (Cenhinen), over the years this was often confused with a very similar Welsh word Cehhinen Bedr which means daffodils and so the daffodil was adopted as a second emblem of Wales.

    For more information, check out maps of Wales or take a closer look at the Welsh flag.


    Romania lies on the Black Sea coast of southeastern Europe. The Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian Alps divide the country into three physical and historical region. The majority of the people are Romanian , but the Hungarian minority, living in the Transylvanian basin, numbers some 1.7 million.

    Communists took power in 1947 and installed a Soviet-style government. Under President Nicolae Ceausescu, however, Romania steered its own course, refusing to participate in Warsaw Pact maneuvers and conducting half its trade with the West. Police arrested dissidents and monitored contacts with foreigners.

    A producer of grain and oil, Romania—so named because it was a colony of imperial Rome—is also a favored Black Sea vacation spot. But Romanian citizens enjoyed little of the bounty under communism. To help repay bank loans, petroleum and agricultural produce were exported during the 1980s, while imports were restricted, electricity was rationed, and shop shelves lay bare. With decline in production, basic commodities remained scarce and exports slowed.

  22. As England battled Iceland in Nice on Wednesday night, the hosts France were watching in the knowledge they will host the winners in the last eight.
    Many people’s pre-tournament favourites, France’s progress to the knockout stage was serene as they finished top of Group A.
    But Didier Deschamps’ team had a little difficulty in overcoming the Republic of Ireland on Sunday and there are a number of issues facing the French ahead of Sunday’s quarter-final tie in Paris.

    France officially the French Republic is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi)[1] and has a total population of 66.7 million.It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country’s largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

    Football[1] is the most popular sport in France.[2] The Fédération Française de Football is the national governing body and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game association football in the country, both professional and amateur.[3][4] The federation organizes the Coupe de France and is responsible for appointing the management of the men’s, women’s and youth national football teams in France. The federation gives responsibility of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to the Ligue de Football Professionnel who oversee, organize, and manage the country’s top two leagues. The LFP is also responsible for organizing the Coupe de la Ligue, the country’s league cup competition. The French Football Federation also supervises the overseas departments and territories leagues and hosts football club AS Monaco, a club based in the independent sovereign state of Monaco. In 2006, the FFF had 2,143,688 licenses, with over 1,850,836 registered players and 18,194 registered clubs.[5]

    The first football club was introduced to France in 1863, as described in a newspaper article by The Scotsman, which stated “A number of English gentlemen living in Paris have lately organised a football club… The football contests take place in the Bois de Boulogne, by permission of the authorities and surprise the French amazingly.”.Modern football was introduced nine years later in 1872 by English sailors playing in Le Havre in 1872.

    GDP is$2.422 trillion USD (2015)
    and there Population is 66.21 million (2014)
    there Dialling code is 33
    and Area is 643,800 km² (248,600 sq miles)

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