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UEFA EURO 2020 UEFA Euro 2020 What you need to know

UEFA EURO 2020 UEFA Euro 2020 What you need to know


Baku among three most popular UEFA EURO 2020 cities Fri, 11 Jun 2021 01:00:00 +0100-The delayed tournament kicks off in Rome on Friday with a total of 24 teams playing across 11 cities.

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UEFA Euro 2020: What you need to know

The UEFA Euro 2020, postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, kicks off on Friday, with Turkey taking on past winners Italy in Rome.

When the action gets under way at 20:00 GMT in front of a planned 16,000 fans at a quarter-full Stadio Olimpico, the overwhelming feeling for European football’s governing body, UEFA, will be of relief following the unprecedented decision to put the tournament on hold last year.

Portugal, who are grouped with Hungary and past winners France and Germany, are the defending champions, having won the 2016 edition.

What are the key dates?

The tournament kicks off on Friday, June 11. The knockout phase starts on June 26 with the final taking place on July 11 at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Where is the tournament being held?

For the first time in the tournament’s history, it will be taking place across the continent with 11 host cities in all: London, Saint Petersburg, Baku, Munich, Rome, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Seville.

A total of 24 teams divided into six groups will be taking part in the tournament, which comprises 51 matches.

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

What is the tournament format?

The top two teams from each group, plus four best third-place finishers, will progress to the round-of-16 phase which will be followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final.

Yes. Each of the 11 venues has been given clearance to host fans. UEFA confirmed that Saint Petersburg and Baku will have up to 50 capacity; Budapest aims to host a full house; Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rome and Seville will be hosting 25 to 45 percent; London will have a minimum capacity of 25 percent; Munich aims to host approximately 22 percent of the stadium capacity.

Which venues were dropped?

Dublin and Bilbao were dropped from the list of host cities after refusing to give guarantees over spectator numbers, but Seville stepped in for the latter while Dublin’s games went to London and Saint Petersburg.

How is UEFA feeling now?

Despite the pandemic-forced delays, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has been bullish, insisting Euro 2020 will be safe.

“It will be the perfect opportunity to show the world that Europe is adapting. Europe is alive and celebrating life. Europe is back,” he said recently.

Have any players tested positive?

On Sunday, Spain captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19 and left their training base. It comes after the Netherlands dropped goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from their squad because of a positive test.

Concerns over possible virus clusters led to UEFA allowing nations to name expanded squads of 26 players.

Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies


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UEFA Euro 2020: What you need to know Fri, 11 Jun 2021 01:00:00 +0100-TurStat sports and tourism portal, together with the Radisson Hotel Group, published a rating of the cities of popular with tourists on the eve of UEFA EURO 2020 …

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Baku among three most popular UEFA EURO 2020 cities

June 11, 2021

11 June 2021 10:17 (UTC+04:00)

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TurStat sports and tourism portal, together with the Radisson Hotel Group, published a rating of the cities of popular with tourists on the eve of UEFA EURO 2020 opening on June 11, Trend reports.

According to the rating, Baku was included into the top 3 cities for UEFA EURO 2020 tourists together with Russian St. Petersburg and Hungarian Budapest.

St. Petersburg will host seven UEFA EURO 2020 matches, while Baku and Budapest – four matches of the UEFA EURO 2020. Tourists have been allowed to enter Azerbaijan and Hungary.

According to UEFA, up to 50 percent of the stadium capacity (up to 31,000 people) will be allowed to visit the UEFA EURO 2020 matches in St. Petersburg and Baku, and 100 percent in Budapest (61,000 people).

The tournament will be held in eleven European cities from June 11 to 11 July 2021.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz  

11 June 2021 10:17 (UTC+04:00)

267

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By Trend

TurStat sports and tourism portal, together with the Radisson Hotel Group, published a rating of the cities of popular with tourists on the eve of UEFA EURO 2020 opening on June 11, Trend reports.

According to the rating, Baku was included into the top 3 cities for UEFA EURO 2020 tourists together with Russian St. Petersburg and Hungarian Budapest.

St. Petersburg will host seven UEFA EURO 2020 matches, while Baku and Budapest – four matches of the UEFA EURO 2020. Tourists have been allowed to enter Azerbaijan and Hungary.

According to UEFA, up to 50 percent of the stadium capacity (up to 31,000 people) will be allowed to visit the UEFA EURO 2020 matches in St. Petersburg and Baku, and 100 percent in Budapest (61,000 people).

The tournament will be held in eleven European cities from June 11 to 11 July 2021.

Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz  


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