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WATCH: The EURO 2016 First-Timers

12:09 PM EDT 6/15/16
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To celebrate their debut as official sponsors of the tournament, SOCAR are bringing a number of fans along for what promises to be the ride of their lives

UEFA Euro 2016 is a month of debuts. From Albania to Wales, a whole host of teams and players are attending European football’s showpiece even for the first time.

So too, are a new generations of fans. 

As hosts, France are blooding a new generation who are are hoping to emulate Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane. 

Locals are flocking to the stadium to make their own debuts in a competition more inclusive than ever before, with 24 teams competing for the first time.

Many of France’s young football fanatics are too young to remember the night Zidane saw off the Brazil and Ronaldo to lift the World Cup.

Les Bleus have embarked on quest to seal a hat-trick of major titles on home soil, but it feels like a first for many of their compatriots.

And to celebrate their first time as official sponsors, SOCAR are bringing along some fans for what promises to be the ride of their lives.