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Euro 2020 Preview

With the commencement of The Euro 2020 just over 20 days from now, Blazing Reports will be bringing you daily preview as well as full coverage of the event.

With in-depth analysis of the event, including analysis of the teams taking part, venues, fixtures, and players to watch etc.

EURO 2020 the 16th edition of the UEFA European championship will be held in 11 cities across 11 UEFA countries. This edition is scheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021. It was to be held last year from 12 June to 12 July 2020 but was postponed due to the effect of the coronavirus, but the tournament still retains the name EURO 2020.

According to UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, the tournament been hosted in several country is a one-off and it’s to celebrate 60 years of its inauguration. Wembley stadium in London is scheduled to host the semi-finals and the final because It has the largest capacity of the 11 hosting stadium. Stadio olympico in rome will host the opening ceremony and the first match between host Italy and turkey.

source: UEFA.com

Qualified Nations

Belgium

Russia

Italy

England

Turkey

France

Spain

Ukraine

Poland

Netherland

Austria

Croatia

Sweden

Finland

Czech

North Macedonia

Wales

Denmark

Switzerland

Portugal

Germany

Scotland

Slovakia

Hungary

Venue

Originally 13 cities were selected to host the tournament, but it has been reduced to 11 cities, due to the construction delay of the Eurostadium in Brussels Belgium, and the coronavirus effect in Dublin as the Aviva Stadium may not be having spectators.

VenueCityCapacity
Wembley StadiumLondon90,000
Stadio OlympicoRome70,634
Baku Olympic StadiumBaku68,700
La CartujaSeville60,000
Arena NationalaBucharest55,600
Johan Cruyff ArenaAmsterdam54,990
Hampdem ParkGlasgow51,866
Puskas ArenaBudapest67,215
Parken StadiumCopenhagen38,065
Allianz ArenaMunich70,000
Krestovsky StadiumSaint Petersburg68,134
Venue and Stadium Capacity

Group Stage Host

Group A: Baku (Azerbaijan), and Rome (Italy)

Group B: Copenhagen (Denmark), and St. Petersburg (Russia)

Group c: Bucharest (Romania), and Amsterdam (Netherland)

Group D: Glasgow (Scotland), and London (England)

Group E: Seville (Spain), and Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Group F: Budapest (Hungary), and Munich (Germany)

Round of 16: London (England), Amsterdam (Netherland), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Scotland), and Seville (Spain).

Quarter Final: Baku (Azerbaijan), Rome (Italy), Munich (Germany), Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Semi Finals and Final: London (England).

Group Stage

There will be 6 groups of 4 teams each, the top 2 teams of each group will qualify to the round of 16 automatically, while four third placed team with the highest point will join them in the round of 16.

Group A

Italy

Switzerland

Turkey

Wales

Group B

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

Russia

Group C

Austria

Netherland

North Macedonia

Ukraine

Group D

Croatia

Czech Republic

England

Scotland

Group E

Poland

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Group F

France

Germany

Hungary

Portugal

Prize Money

Qualification:  €9.25M

Group stage:  €1.5M for a win €0.75M for a draw

Round of 16: €2M

Quarter-Finals: €3.25M

Semi-Finals: €5M

Runners Up: €7M

Winner: €10M

Players to watch

Kylian Mbappé

Source: ligue1.com

Nationality: France

Age: 22

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Position: Forward

Kevin De Bruyne

(Photo by Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Nationality: Belgium

Age: 28

Club: Manchester City

Position: Mid-Fielder

Robert Lewandowski

Source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Nationality: Poland

Age: 32

Club: Bayern Munich

Position: Forward

Cristiano Ronaldo

skysports.com

Nationality: Portugal

Age: 36

Club: Juventus

Position: Forward

İlkay Gündoğan

(Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Nationality: Germany

Age: 30

Club: Manchester City

Position: Midfield

Past Winners

Germany and Spain are the countries with the most tournament win with 3 each.

Germany: 1972, 1980, and 1996.

Spain: 1964, 2008, and 2012.

France: 1984, and 2000.

Soviet Union: 1960.

Italy: 1968.

Czech Republic: 1976.

Netherland: 1988.

Denmark: 1992.

Greece: 2004.

Portugal: 2016.

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