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The ultimate guide to UEFA Euro 2020 venues & host cities

The ultimate guide to UEFA Euro 2020 venues & host cities

European Football Championship 2020

The European Football Championship 2020 will be the sixteenth European Football Championship and will be held between 11 June and 11 July 2021. As UEFA celebrates the 60th anniversary of their prestigious international tournament this tournament will be spread across 11 cities in 11 countries. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place between June 12 and July 12, 2020, but was postponed due to the corona pandemic.What also distinguishes the EURO 2020 from previous tournaments is the fact that there are no automatic qualifications. Each country must go through the qualification to take part in the tournament. It will also be the first European Championship tournament that will use the VAR (video assistant referee) system.

Stadiums

Wembley Stadium

The venue for eight EURO2020 fixtures, including both semi-finals and the final.Wembley will host 22,500 fans for the first two group matches. Capacities for the remaining matches will be confirmed soon.

Saint Petersburg Stadium

Host to seven EURO202 fixtures, including the first quarter-final.According to current planning, the Stadium will be hosting 30,500 fans per match. That's about 50% of the stadium capacity.

Baku Olympic Stadium

Host to four EURO2020 fixtures, including the third Quarter-final.According to current planning, the stadium will be hosting 31,000 fans per match. That's about 50% of the stadium capacity.

Football Arena Munich (Allianz Arena)

Host to four EURO2020 fixtures.According to current planning, Football Arena Munich will be hosting around 14,500 fans per match. That's about 20% of the stadium capacity.

Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Stadio Olimpico will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, with plans to host 16,000 fans per match, which is about 25% of the stadium capacity.

Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam

Johan Cruijff ArenA will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, including one match in the round of 16. The stadium will allow 16,000 fans per match, which is about 33% of its full capacity.

National Arena Bucharest (Arena Națională) in Bucharest

National Arena Bucharest will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, with plans to host 13,000 fans per match, which is about 25% of the stadium capacity.

Puskás Aréna in Budapest

Puskás Aréna will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, including one match in the round of 16. The stadium will allow 61,000 fans per match, which is 100% of its full capacity.

Parken Stadium in Copenhagen

Parken Stadium will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, with plans to host 15,900 fans per match, which is about 45% of the stadium capacity.

Hampden Park in Glasgow

Hampden Park will host four EURO 2020 fixtures, including two Scotland matches. The stadium will allow 12,000 fans inside, which is about 25% of its full capacity.

Estadio La Cartuja (Seville Stadium) in Seville

Estadio La Cartuja will host four EURO 2020 matches. The venue will host about 30% of its full capacity.

UEFA Euro 2021: Key Dates and Group Stage Overview

The UEFA Euro 2021 tournament will be held from 11 June to 11 July 2021. This article provides an overview of the group stage and key dates for the tournament.

Key Dates

  • 11 June to 11 July 2021: Final tournament dates

Group Stage Overview

The teams have been divided into six groups:

  • Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
  • Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
  • Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
  • Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
  • Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
  • Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany

Each group will play a round-robin format, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Which countries have qualified for the EURO 2020 Playoff?

  • England (Group A winner)
  • Czech Republic (Group A runner-up)
  • Ukraine (Group B winner)
  • Portugal Group B runner-up)
  • Germany (Group C winner)
  • Netherlands (group C runner-up)
  • Switzerland (Group D winner)
  • Denmark (Group D runner-up)
  • Croatia (Group E winner)
  • Wales (Group E runner-up)
  • Spain (Group F winner)
  • Sweden (Group F runner-up)
  • Poland (Group G winner)
  • Austria (Group G runner-up)
  • France (Group H winner)
  • Turkey (Group H runner-up)
  • Belgium (Group I winner)
  • Russia (Group I runner-up)
  • Italy (Group J winner)
  • Finland (Group J runner-up)

Of the eleven host countries, nine of them managed to qualify for the tournament. Azerbaijan and Romania did not manage to qualify for the tournament.

The Republic of Ireland was originally selected as a tournament host, but they were eliminated in the semi-finals of the play-offs and were later stripped of their hosting rights.

At first, 13 venues were selected and announced by UEFA. However, the UEFA Executive Committee removed Brussels as a host city on 7 December 2017 due to delays with building the new Euro stadium.

Later on, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin was also removed as a tournament host, due to a lack of guarantees regarding spectators caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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