UEFA EURO 2020 – Everything you need to know about this football tournament

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UEFA EURO 2020 - Everything you need to know about this football tournament
UEFA EURO 2020 - Everything you need to know about this football tournament

UEFA Euro 2020 is almost here, and SABGURU EN has the complete guide about everything you need to know about this popular tournament.

UEFA EURO is a global football tournament which takes place in every four years. This tournament is played among the European nations of the world. EURO 2020 was scheduled to take place in the year 2020 but due to worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament has been delayed and will take place in the present year 2021 from June 11, 2021 – June 24, 2021. To mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever tournament, the 16th edition of the flagship UEFA competition will be played with games being held across 12 different cities in Europe.

Euro 2020 – Groups

Euro 2020 - Groups
Euro 2020 – Groups

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

Euro 2020 – Venues

This time, EURO 2020, the 16th UEFA European Championship will be held across 12 cities in Europe to celebrate the tournament’s 60th birthday. The 12 cities and stadiums are:

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
  • Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
  • Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames
  • Bucharest (Romania) – Arena Nationala
  • Budapest (Hungary) – Puskas Arena
  • Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium
  • Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium
  • Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
  • London (England) – Wembley Stadium
  • Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena
  • Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium

Euro 2020 – Schedule

Group Stage (June 11 – June 23)

  • Group A: Rome and Baku
  • Group B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen
  • Group C: Amsterdam and Bucharest
  • Group D: London and Glasgow
  • Group E: Bilbao and Dublin
  • Group F: Munich and Budapest

The winners and runners-up of each group will reach the knockout stages, as well as the four best third-placed teams.

Round of 16

June 26: 1A v 2C, London – 2A v 2B, Amsterdam
June 27: 1B v 3A/D/E/F, Bilbao – 1C v 3D/E/F, Budapest
June 28: 2D v 2E, Copenhagen – 1F v 3A/B/C, Bucharest
June 29: 1E v 3A/B/C/D, Glasgow – 1D v 2F, Dublin

Quarter-finals
July 2: Saint Petersburg and Munich
July 3: Baku and Rome

Semi-finals
July 6 and 7: London

Final
July 11: London

Euro 2020 – Match ball, mascot and slogan

The Uniforia ball will be the match ball for all Euro 2020 matches. It has been designed by Adidas. The ball is mostly white and includes multi-coloured black strokes with additional blue, neon and pink stripes. The name of the ball is taken from the combination of the words “unity” and “euphoria”.

Euro 2020 - Match ball, mascot and slogan
Euro 2020 – Match ball, mascot and slogan

Skillzy‘ will be the official mascot of the tournament. The character is inspired by freestyling, street and panna culture.

The Euro 2020 slogan is “Live It. For Real“.

Euro 2020 – Official song

Euro 2020 - Official song - Martin Garrix
Euro 2020 – Official song – Martin Garrix

The UEFA officials have confirmed that famous Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be producing the official anthem for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament, which will be unveiled at the full opening ceremony in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico.

Garrix said: “It’s an incredible honour to be asked to create the official song for Euro 2020 and I am so excited to let everyone hear it.”

Euro 2020 – Why not Euro 2021?

UEFA pushed back the tournament a year due to the complications of the Covid-19 pandemic but it has been confirmed by UEFA that it will still be called Euro 2020 and not Euro 2021. The reason behind this decision is that most marketing and promotional materials were already branded with ‘Euro 2020’ and they are unwilling for it to go to waste.

Where to watch UEFA Euro 2020 Live Streaming

Country Television Digital
India Sony Network (Sony Six, Ten sports, SonyLiv) HotStar
USA ESPN, Univision
Nigeria SuperSport Supersport.com, Supersport App
Kenya SuperSport Supersport.com, Supersport App
UK Sky Sports, ITV skysports.com skygo
Indonesia IMG-Super Soccer
China CCTV, Super Sports Shankai, Tencent
Australia Optus Sport
France Tf1, M6, L’Équipe
Russia TeleSport, Channel One, Match TV
Spain  RTV, Mediaset
New Zealand Sky Sports www.skygo.co.nz, fanpass.co.nz, www.sky.co.nz
Portugal RTP, Sport TV

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