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As we all know, the 2021 UEFA European Football Championship was to have been held in 2020, with a new venue format. However, due to the pandemic, UEFA decided to postpone it by one year. Finally, the tournament will be held from 11 June to 11 July 2021 in 12 European cities. In this guide, you will know everything about the next Euro 2020/21.
This time, to celebrate 60 years since the inaugural tournament, UEFA has expanded the number of venues to cover all the continent, so the big party will be held across Europe. So, for the first time, a European football championship will be held in more than two European countries.
The 12 venues of the UEFA Euro 2020/21
The European Football Championship will be held in 12 different countries,. The venues in these 12 cities will host at least three group matches, and one knockout round each.
The 12 European cities with their corresponding stadiums are:
Rome (Stadio Olimpico), Copenhagen (Parken Stadium), Bucharest (Ferenc Puskas Stadium), Amsterdam (Johann Cruijff Arena), Dublin (Aviva Stadium), Seville (La Cartuja), Budapest (Ferenc Puskas Stadium), Glasgow (Hampden Park), Baku (National Stadium), Munich (Allianz Arena), London (Wembley Stadium), St. Petersburg (Krestovsky Stadium).
Due to the pandemic and the restrictions on public gatherings in each country, many of the venues at the tournament will not operate at full capacity.
The Euro 2021 will have 24 teams, just like in the last Euro 2016, when UEFA expanded the number of participants.
The format for the finals of the tournament will also be the same as at Euro 2016. There will be six groups of four teams. From 11th till 23rd June, the group stages will run, with up to four matches per day. The winner and runner-up in each group and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.
The tournament will start with the match between Italy and Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico, in Rome.
Semifinals and Final at Wembley
The EURO 2021 final game will take place on 11th July,at Wembley Stadium, the home of the England national team. The venue, known as The Home of Football, will also host the semi-finals of the tournament.
The stadium seats 90,000 people and hosts the FA Cup and Premier League Cup finals as well as the Community Shield.
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France is the first favorite on the list, with a very young team full of energy, and especially now that Benzema can play with the team. The French team was arguably the best team at the last European Championship, although they finished second.
The second favorite is England with a very good attacking strength compared to the other teams. In addition, they have in their favor that the semi-finals and finals will be played at Wembley, so the England team could lift the title by playing all the final matches at home.
Belgium, Germany, and Spain are also on the favorites list to win the title this time. As per Portugal, the current champions captained by Ronaldo, could be the big surprise of this Euro.
All the continent’s top teams are eager to win this historic event and anything can happen.
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