MOTD MAG: The Secrets of being a euro 2016 football reporter!

If you can’t play at a EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS, the next best thing is to be there as a football reporter!

Check out Paz’s guide to what happens behind the scenes!


The accreditation!

Every journalist covering Euro 2016 has to be approved by UEFA. They get thousands of applications, but if you are among the lucky ones, you get a cool pass like this!


The match ticket!

This little beauty is our tickets to the press box for the game at the Stade Bollaert – Delelis in Lens. And with a mixed zone ticket, we can interview the players after the game!


The teamsheet!

An hour before kick-off, the official teamsheet is handed out in the press box. It also reveals how each team will line up, who’s reffing and what the weather’s like!

The mixed zone

The media centre!

A media centre was built at every stadium especially for the Euros. It’s equipped with Wi-Fi, desks, TVs and a café, and it’s where journos do their pre-match research. This photo was taken FIVE hours before kick-off!


The stadium!

The adrenaline starts pumping when you take your seat in the press box before kick-off. You’re positioned at the top, so if you’re afraid of heights DO NOT come here!

After every match, reporters gather in the mixed zone. Players walk through here from the dressing room and speak to newspapers, TV reporters and MOTD mag!

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If you like this, then read more in this issue of Match of the Day Magazine!

This issue counts down the top 100 players at Euro 2016!

They also take a look at all the latest transfer news!

Plus some EPIC Star Wars prizes are up for grabs too!

You can get your copy of Match of the Day in shops now!

Click here to go to the Match of the Day Magazine website!

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