For the first time in the tournament’s history, it will be taking place across the continent with 11 host cities in all: London, Saint Petersburg, Baku, Munich, Rome, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Seville. And a total of 24 teams divided into six groups will be taking part in the tournament, which comprises 51 matches.
Despite the pandemic-forced delays, the UEFA insists Euro 2020 will be safe. The UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “It will be the perfect opportunity to show the world that Europe is adapting. Europe is alive and celebrating life. Europe is back,”.
Fun fact: is that the cup is still announced as UEFA Euro 2020 because it was postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But now, the first match is confirmed to be in Rome, with Italy against Turkey.
Each of the 11 venues has been given clearance to host fans. UEFA confirmed that Saint Petersburg and Baku will have up to 50% capacity; Budapest aims to host a full house; Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rome and Seville will be hosting 25 to 45 %; London will have a minimum capacity of 25%; Munich aims to host approximately 22% of the stadium capacity. Luckily, fans are now allowed to enjoy their favourite sport live!
Do you think the world is ready for more than 16,000 football fans to be crowded into stadiums? Or do you think this is a rash decision to keep the economy of those who invest in the most awarded sport in the world? Let us know what you think about the risks involved, and if you attend a match, let us know too!