The Euro 2020 has been the 16th UEFA European Championship. It takes place every four years and is organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The soccer competition was originally scheduled for June 12 to July 12, 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was delayed for a whole year and has begun on June 11 and will end on July 11, 2021.
The Wembley Stadium in London has been the host city for the Semi-Finals and the Final since it has the highest capacity of all of the stadiums. The Stadio Olimpico in Rome was the opening venue. The tournament was originally meant to have 13 host venues, but two of them were later removed - Brussels, and Dublin.
As a result, it has been held in 11 cities in 11 different countries: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville, and Saint Petersburg. Germany and Spain are the tournament's most successful teams, having won it three times each.
UEFA Euro: Year and host for the next edition
This will be the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial European Men's Soccer Championship in Europe, organized by the UEFA, and is known generally as the UEFA Euro 2024 or just Euro 2024. The tournament will take place from June 14 to July 14, 2024, in Germany. For the third time on the German territory and for the second time in reunified Germany, the European Championship games will be held. The event was hosted by former West Germany in 1988, and in addition, four multi-national Euro 2020 matches were played in Munich.
It would nevertheless be the first time that the competition is conducted in former East Germany with Leipzig serving as the host city. Germany was able to choose a broad selection of stadiums to meet UEFA's 30.000 seat minimum capacity criteria. Nine towns were chosen to compete: Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Gelsenkirchen. Dusseldorf will serve as a tenth host city, but Hanover, Nuremberg, and Kaiserslautern will not be used for this championship.
Several other stadiums, including those in Bremen and Monchengladbach, were not chosen. The venues spanned all of Germany's major regions, although the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia had the most venues for UEFA Euro 2024, with four of the ten host cities (Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, and Cologne).