Euro 2020, the 16th edition of the Euros, starts with the opening match in Rome on Friday 11th June & ends with the final at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday 11th July 2021. Postponed from last year due to the pandemic, the tournament retains its original branding of ‘Euro 2020.’ 2020 would have been the 60th anniversary of this tournament, which was first held in 1960. The tournament will play out in many European cities, with the decisive matches at the end to take place at Wembley Stadium (which also hosts some group matches).
In the previous 15 tournaments, Germany(inc. West Germany) & Spain can boast an hat-trick of successes, whilst France can claim a brace of victories. 7 teams have won a single tournament each.
The tournament starts with the group stages, where the 24 participating teams have been divided into 6 groups of 4. Did you know this tournament had only 4 teams from its inception, until 8 teams took part in 1980 – that lasted until 16 teams took part in 1996. Euro 2016 saw the number of teams increased to 24.
Each team will play against the other 3 teams once in their group. The top 2 in each group, and the best 4 third placed teams, all make it through to the Round of 16.… Read the rest