- Cities for Euro 2020 Announced -
The 13 cities that will host the games of Euro 2020 were announced by UEFA today. The semi-finals and final will be held in London at the Wembley Stadium.
UEFA has decided to change the way they organize the European Championships. Starting in 2020, the Euros will be held in 13 cities across the continent opposed to a host nation (like France this past summer). The 13 cities will be Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, and London.
Three group stages matches and a Round of 16 match will be held in Bucharest (Arena Nationala), Amsterdam (Amsterdam Arena), Dublin (Aviva Stadium), Bilbao (San Mames), Budapest (New Puskas Ferenc Stadium), Brussels (Eurostadium), Glasgow (Hampden Park), and Copenhagen (Parken Stadium).
Three group stage matches and a quarterfinal will be held in Munich (Allianz Arena), Rome (Olimpico), Baku (National Stadium), and Saint Petersburg (Krestovsky Stadium). The semi-finals and the final will be held in London at the Wembley Stadium.
UEFA saw Euro 2016 as a huge success and will continue with its new format of 24 teams. No host nation will be granted an automatic place in the tournament, freeing up another qualifying spot. Qualifying is set to change drastically for the next Euro tournament with UEFA expected to introduce a new competition in 2018 called the UEFA Nations League. This league will take the place of international friendlies and will consist of four different groups/division, granting 4 nations qualification to the European Championships. More on this competition will be released from UEFA at a later time.