With Euro 2020 postponed until next year, there are many questions surrounding the international tournament and we’re here to answer them all!
When UEFA announced that the European Championship wasn’t going to take place in 2020, many fans were left frustrated. After England came so close to making the final of the 2018 World Cup, fans thought this year would finally be their year. However, fear not as Euro 2020 will take place, just next summer!
When it was canceled, UEFA confirmed that it would still keep the name Euro 2020, even though it be on in 2021. This is partly due to Euro 2020 is celebrating 60 years of the European Championships.
So, a year-long wait may not what we wanted, but it at least gives manager Gareth Southgate extra time to work out what his best side actually is!
Where Are The Euro 2020 Games Being Hosted?
As previously mentioned, 2020 would have marked 60 years since the first-ever European Championships. Due to this, UEFA wanted to make Euro 2020 a celebration of the tournament. As a result, 12 cities are going to host the tournament with games being played in one ground from each city.
In total 19 countries applied to be a host country. The 12 successful cities were;
- London, England – Wembley Stadium.
- Munich, Germany – Allianz Arena.
- Rome, Italy – Stadio Olimpico.
- Baku, Azerbaijan – Olympic Stadium.
- Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Arena.
- Amsterdam, Holland – Johan Cruyff Arena.
- Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken Stadium.
- Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium.
- Glasgow, Scotland – Hampden Park.
- Bilbao, Spain – San Mamés.
- Bucharest, Romania – Arena Națională.
- Saint Petersburg, Russia – Krestovsky Stadium.
Each city will host at least four games. These will be three group games and then one of either the round of 16 or quarter-finals. Wembley has been chosen as the stadium to host the semi-finals and the final.
Hopefully, this can bring England some luck!
Where Will England Play In Euro 2020?
England will be playing all of their Euro 2020 fixtures at Wembley next year. As with any country in the tournament that are hosting games, the national team will play all their games at their designated stadium. For example, Spain will be playing all their games at San Mamés.
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The groups for Euro 2020 are nearly complete. There are four remaining spaces and these will be determined through the playoffs.
England is in one of the groups waiting to find out who the fourth team will be. So far they have Croatia and the Czech Republic, setting up a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final. Their games will be as follows;
England vs Croatia – 13/06/2021 14:00 pm – Wembley
England vs Play-off winner C – 18/06/2021 20:00 pm – Wembley
England vs the Czech Republic – 22/06/2021 20:00 pm – Wembley
Then, should England progress, they will keep playing at Wembley throughout. This will suit them as this is their home stadium and should help them in the later rounds if they get there.
Wembley is the largest ground out of all those chosen to host games. Hopefully, by July 11th 2021, fans will be allowed into the stadiums again. You would expect the majority of the fans to be England fans and hopefully be the 12th man!
Where Can You Buy Euro 2020 Tickets?
Euro 2020 tickets were hot property last year and unfortunately, you can’t buy them now. To get them, fans had to apply for them in 2019 and enter a draw through the official UEFA website.
Games were given out at random and there was an option to be able to swap tickets with other fans. The FA were also given tickets to give out to members who could apply through them also.
Obviously, with the competition being postponed a year there were still many questions regarding the tickets. Fans have been told that their tickets are valid for next year if they still want to go. They were also able to get refunds for their tickets if they cannot attend next year.
These tickets have not yet been re-released yet but they will be in due time. You can sign up to receive updates on tickets using the following link.