Wembley Stadium Takes Centre Stage For EURO 2020
Fri 19th Sep 2014 | UEFA
Wembley Stadium will take centre stage after being named as the host of the semi finals and final of EURO 2020.
The decision made in Geneva this morning (19th Sept) where the UEFA Executive Committee appointed the 13 associations that will stage UEFA EURO 2020.
England previously staged EURO '96. Of the other host cities announced in Geneva today, Munich (1988), Rome (1968, 1980) and Brussels (1972) have all held UEFA European Championship final matches in the past.
UEFA's Executive Committee decided in Lausanne on 6 December 2012 to organise a "EURO for Europe" in 2020, rather than a tournament in one or two host countries. The move followed an initial idea revealed by UEFA President Michel Platini at the end of UEFA EURO 2012.
The Executive Committee also took its decision in the wake of positive feedback from its member national associations as part of a consultation process lasting several months. Then, on 25 January 2013, the Executive Committee decided that the UEFA EURO 2020 final round would be staged in 13 cities around Europe.
The 13 host associations, selected from 19 applications, are:
England/London – semi-finals and final
Azerbaijan/Baku – three group games, one quarter-final
Belgium/Brussels – three group games, one round of 16 game
Denmark/Copenhagen – three group games, one round of 16 game
Germany/Munich – three group games, one quarter-final
Hungary/Budapest – three group games, one round of 16 game
Italy/Rome – three group games, one quarter-final
Netherlands/Amsterdam – three group games, one round of 16 game
Republic of Ireland/Dublin – three group games, one round of 16 game
Romania/Bucharest – three group games, one round of 16 game
Russia/Saint Petersburg – three group games, one quarter-final
Scotland/Glasgow – three group games, one round of 16 game
Spain/Bilbao – three group games, one round of 16 game
Image: Action Images / Carl Recine
Posted by: Aaron Gourley
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