There are football matches from one end of Europe to the other. Bars, playgrounds and arenas, are covered with kids and adults either playing or watching matches. Football in Europe is outstanding anyway, and this is because Europe has the best leagues with good quality players. Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Real Madrid, Ajax, FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Juventus, are all truly world class teams with world-class players. There are a lot more and these clubs spend fortunes to make football what it is for fans.
- Premier League (England) teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool belong here.
- Serie A League (Italy) teams like AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan can be found here.
- La Liga ( Spain) Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia are found here.
- Bundesliga (Germany) FC Bayern Munich is about the most recognisable name in the league.
- Ligue 1 (France) Lyon is the big team in this league.
- Eredivisie (Netherlands) the most recognizable club in this league is Ajax.
These leagues have a sub-league below it and the teams play various leagues as well as various competitions or cups. And one of the most popular cups played in Europe is the UEFA championship.
There are various cup tournaments that go on that are quite exciting, but the biggest is the Champions League. It is probably the most important tournament outside the world cup. This is why July to May is usually the hottest in Europe.
It is a knockout competition that comprises of all the best teams from the best leagues in Europe. There are two parts to the competition. The qualification stages which is a bit too complex, and the main competition itself. Since there are 76 teams in the league, 16 of those teams pre-qualify for the group stage, and 32 are to enter the competition proper. So the other 60 are competing for the remaining 16 spots in the qualifying games. Uefa is the governing body of the champions league.