Over the last ten days or so, we have been delighted to show you the vast stadium rising from the beach in Rethymno.

The stadium will provide a home for the hopes, dreams and skills of footballers around the world, from Saturday until the 20th.

Many thousands of you have been excitedly watching the progress, and, as the excitement goes to fever pitch as the hours, never mind the days, tick down to the big kick off, things are really taking shape as these incredible drone shots show.

You will marvel as what was last week just beach, is now the home to the finest stadium of its type ever constructed.

Al lthe action gets underway this week, as Latvia play Egypt, and all games will be live here: