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Quick Facts about UEFA Euro 2020

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Posted on 08 June 2021 by "T".

UEFA Euro 2020 is finally about to start and football fans all over the world are getting excited to see which nation will be the last one standing..

A total of 24 teams will compete for the prestigious trophy starting from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has finally pressed the green light for Euro 2020 this year, kicking off with the group A clash between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

For the first time in its 60-year history there is no single host country. Instead, the tournament's 51 fixtures shall be played across 11 host cities, with the semi-finals and finals being hosted at London's Wembley Stadium.

Also, for the very first time, each team has been allowed to choose a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23.

Here are some quick facts about UEFA Euro 2020.

Tournament Format and Groups
The field consists of 24 nations, which has been divided into six round-robin groups. The first round is from June 11 to June 23.

The two top-performing teams in each group, along with four-best third-place teams shall advance to the round of 16 that starts on June 26. It's a single elimination format from then on until the final on July 11.

The six groups are:

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

Who is the tournament host?
Unlike the previous European Championships that had just one or two nations serve as hosts, what makes Euro 2020 different is that it is a pan-European event, which means the matches shall be held in 11 cities in 11 countries.

The Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy will be the host of the opening game.

Finland will be appearing in its first-ever major international competition. The Nordic country has actually never qualified previously for a European championship or World Cup.

Another first-timer is North Macedonia, led by veteran striker Goran Pandev.

Favorites at the Euro 2020
Who are your favorites at Euro 2020? The top favorite would be the reigning World Cup champions France. Coach Didier Deschamps has multiple quality options at every position.

England also has a fighting chance in winning its first European championship title this summer, since they were able to make it to the semifinal at the 2018 World Cup. Manager Gareth Southgate has a bunch of great attacking players in his arsenal that other teams at Euro 2020 would surely envy.

Other nations to definitely watch out for include current number 1 in FIFA rankings Belgium, defending European champions Portugal, Germany and Italy.

Will fans be permitted to attend the matches?
Of course! All of the 11 host cities will be open for fans to attend inside their stadiums so they can watch the matches this summer.

Budapest is aiming to have 100% audience capacity, whereas the other ten cities are expecting fans will fill up their stadiums anywhere from 11% to 50% capacity.

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 geseco1212/06/2021 04:26:37 GMT
France is the favorite, but I want Portugal to win, Cristiano is elderly but he is a great player and I think that in these competitions he gets his best version, he already did it in 2016 and he can repeat it.
 dule-vu12/06/2021 10:20:03 GMT
In other thread you say how you think that france i favourite to win and that you will go for them,but in this you say how you want that portugal win france in their game?how do you mean that this happen or its just to write something,no matter what you will write!
you cant have two winners and two opinions,come on!
 CALICUL12/06/2021 11:04:38 GMT
Turkey demonstrated last night that it is a weak team, because they played very poorly in front with the Italians. Who said that number of teams must increase at future tournaments, he doesn't know what he's talking about. Bad football is not liked by people and they can lose a lot of sponsors.
 CALICUL13/06/2021 14:44:05 GMT
England started well this difficult match with Croatia and led 1-0 in the 87 minute after Raheem Sterling's goal. For now, is just at the beginning of that big tournament, but any mistake can cost any team. I can't bet anything because the odds are too low, but i'm still waiting for others matches.
 geseco1213/06/2021 20:06:32 GMT
I think the first games are like a warm-up, after this group stage you can see the real teams there, because they are going to face high-level teams, not now, although there are groups of death, but anyway.
 dule-vu14/06/2021 13:41:24 GMT
too bad that they dont allow more people on stadiums and that even in countries like england,where lot of people got their vaccine,but they still allow only 30 % of wembley!its summer almost,but people still cant enjoy in normal life,but they cant forbid people to stay close on stadium!
we will see what they will alow in next stage!
 CALICUL14/06/2021 14:40:04 GMT
the only surprise so far was Denmark - Finland 0-1, because at this moment Scotland can lose the match with Czech Republic ( o-2 min. 80 ) and this thing is normal, because bookmakers put the first team as favorite, but the better team is the second one.
 antonis32114/06/2021 19:41:01 GMT
At least this euro is finnally taking place ,it is happenning , with the restrictions in the number of fans or not , at leats we have a Euro , lol . Wishing good luck to everyone's teams and ofcourse this is a different Euro from the previous ones by all means . My country doen't play , so I will support for fun another one lol Smile Good luck everyone .
 geseco1215/06/2021 03:35:54 GMT
Tomorrow there are great matches in the Eurocup, Cristiano's Portugal will get the three points against Hungary and France and Germany, not suitable for the heart, I will not miss this game.
 shokaku15/06/2021 08:24:22 GMT
The top parking-the-bus level has been changed from Mourinho to Sweden. Shock
They will pose a thread to any team that can't score an early goal against them.

Poland seems to be to centered on Lewandowski. Lots of crosses in the box that were easily defended. They need a plan B.
 dule-vu15/06/2021 14:29:09 GMT
you are right shokaku about their play,but on other hand its hard to expect that they dont defend against this kind of team as spain!sweden dont have such a strong team,even they had few good attacks,but probably all that they wanted is to get 1 points from this game!
hope that tonight we will have great game between france and germany!
 CALICUL15/06/2021 15:02:47 GMT
I'm very interested to make many bets and at the end of this Euro 2020 to exist some profit. This morning I had $ 185 in my account and i bet 20 dollars on two small tickets. Today's match between France and Germany is one of them. Good luck, guys.
 shokaku16/06/2021 04:37:03 GMT
Germany still plays like it is 2018. To slow in the build up of the game, to inacurate up front, and very vulnerable by counter attacks. But at least Hummels is ice cold in front of the goal. Aww crap!

Next game against Portugal will be do or die.
 dule-vu16/06/2021 15:13:58 GMT
well,before game we all knewt that france is in big advantage over germany,because they have two or three teams,so you dont know which player to put in first 11 (except few best that must have place),but at germany its totally different!they dont have players like they had few years ago,they dont have normal striker,kros is old and lot of other players!
but you cant have good team every year!
 CALICUL16/06/2021 15:16:05 GMT
I bet France will win, because Germany no longer has those players with which he won world championship.and now they need more experienced players for next world Championship or European, what will be in the next 3 years. This team is not weak but that coach must to work more for good results.
 dule-vu17/06/2021 15:37:07 GMT
another good day is behind us,lot of goals and especailly good game and play was from italy!they play so good,goal difference is 6:0 and they are first team that is in next round!probably they will finish on first position,because they need only 1 point from last game with wales!
 CALICUL17/06/2021 17:08:44 GMT
I bet yesterday that Turkey loses and on that ticket was few more matches with low odds.
I won about $ 70 but today the matches were more unattractive. I will use this money to make matches on that weekend, because it is nice to bet. I hope to make a more profit after that.
 dule-vu18/06/2021 16:01:28 GMT
so another day is behind us and all results are something that everbody would expect,all results are normal and win for all favourites!today will be hard games and one is already over,sweden got 3 points and this will be interesting group till end!
hope that we will have good games in next days also!
 CALICUL18/06/2021 17:25:08 GMT
I am waiting for more convincing matches to bet on, because the odds are too low and there are always surprises. I have some betting options that make a small profit, but that requires serious odds. I will have this chance because strong matches are coming.
 dule-vu19/06/2021 16:06:15 GMT
yesterday we had bad day with games,not so much about results,its about bad play from all teams,especially game at night between england and scotland,which look like that both of teams want that game just finish with 0:0!now every day we have some bad game,something that we talked about before start of this euro,but hope that this wouldnt be right!
 CALICUL20/06/2021 09:09:58 GMT
Italy started this European championship very well and today's match is a very interesting one because i could bet on a risky draw, that will qualify both teams. Spain has two draws and does not confirm a power, but Portugal also won in 2016 after few draws. We'll see what will be.
 shokaku20/06/2021 10:47:12 GMT
Yes, Italy vs Wales is close to a friendly game, as both teams are through. Switzerland vs Turkey on the other hand will be a desperate struggle. A simple win would be enogh for the Swiss, but Turkey, with no points so far, and a bad goal difference, will need a decicive win with lots of goals, if they want to make it to the ko stages.
 dule-vu20/06/2021 17:43:27 GMT
interesting game last night between spain and poland and now all teams in that group can go in next stage,just depend who will take points in last round and ofcourse it will be great to watch all games!spain didnt have plan to have only 2 points from first 2 games!
but what a game between portugal and germany,must say that I didnt expect so many goals and easy win for germany,especailly after first game with france!
 CALICUL21/06/2021 10:35:44 GMT
Italy played with more dignity in last night's match, respected their opponents and did not want to force too much to tire their team. They have a superb goal difference in the 3 matches (7-0), and at this moment becomes a much more serious candidate to win Euro 2020 trophy.
 shokaku21/06/2021 14:29:28 GMT
Yes, after the disapointment in 2018 Italy is back with a vengeance. But in the knock out stages, the good group games no longer matter, as all games start at 0:0. With their tight defence they are a tough nut to crack tho.

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