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A Look at the Venues for Euro 2020 (in 2021)

A Look at the Venues for Euro 2020 (in 2021)

The Euro 2020 finals may have been moved, but the competition is still set to go ahead as planned in 2021. UEFA has confirmed that all twelve of the original host cities and stadiums will stage the tournament in the summer of 2021.

As we all know, all the best tournaments have iconic settings. So, what does Euro 2020 have in store when it comes to the stadia? Read on to find out...

Which stadia are due to be used?

The full list includes:

While some are iconic stadia that you would expect to see at a tournament of the Euro's magnitude, such as Wembley and the Stadio Olimpico, others are less well-known among football's fraternity.

The Olympic Stadium in Baku, for example, was constructed for the 2015 European Games and has hosted Azerbaijani national matches, but it has never been used for a major football competition.

Why have they been chosen?

The main reason behind such a wide variety of stadia is that 2020 is the 60th anniversary of the European Championships and UEFA wanted to hold a special event to mark the birthday. It's also partly down to the location and size of the grounds.

The Parken Stadium in Denmark, for instance, only has a capacity of 38,000, which is nearly 40,000 down on the Millennium Stadium in Wales. However, with London already being a host city, Copenhagen was decided to be a more accessible spot for all European fans.

Cities such as Budapest and Azerbaijan are the link to the eastern side of the continent, and both have capacities of 67,000 and 68,000 respectively.

Which games will be played where?

All of the twelve venues will host group games, and eight of them will hold a round of 16 fixtures. Only four - the Stadio Olimpico (Italy), Allianz Arena (Germany) and Krestovsky Stadium (Russia) and Olympic Stadium (Azerbaijan) will see quarter-final action.

The semi-finals and final will be played solely at Wembley Stadium.

Who are the favourites?

England has a great chance according to STS. In fact, the majority of bookmakers currently have them as favourites, in front of the likes of Belgium, France and Germany.

Although it may be a little premature to start betting now, there's no doubt that the group stage has been kind as England face Croatia, the Czech Republic and potentially Romania.

If the Three Lions can manage to top the group or finish second, a possible semi-final and final spot await at the home of English football. Still, it will take a massive effort to lift the country's first international crown since 1966 as we could run into any team from Group F, also known as The Group of Death.

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