Welcome to Switzerland & Austria the home of Euro 2008, the European Soccer Championship. The 16-nation tournament, this year hosted by Austria and Switzerland, is the third-largest sporting event on the planet behind the World Cup and the Olympics.
By the time it is over, experts project close to 300 million TV viewers will have watched the event. Last time the tournament was contested, in 2004 in Portugal, 10.4 million of those TV fans were in China and more than 20 million in Brazil.
About five million fans are flocking into Switzerland and Austria. They will be joining host country fans at sold-out stadiums, and those without tickets are coming anyway because fan zones have been set up everywhere.