Baku, April 23, AZERTAC
The new UEFA EURO 2020 schedule has been confirmed, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures, according to the organization’s official website.
The revised dates were approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 17 June 2020, with the tournament now taking place from 11 June to 11 July 2021. UEFA EURO 2020 was postponed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Revised venues were approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 23 April 2021.
The committee then decided to reallocate some of the UEFA EURO 2020 matches as follows:
The four matches initially scheduled to take place in Bilbao, will be moved to the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville. The hosting of these matches is supported by the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, which has confirmed its intention of allowing spectators at 30% of the stadium capacity for the three Group E matches and a Round of 16 match.
Following the decision of the local authorities, it was clear that fans were very unlikely to be able to attend the matches that were scheduled to be played there. Therefore, with the assistance of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), UEFA proposed to move those matches to another venue in that host country, simply to allow fans to attend the games after a year of not being able to watch live football in stadiums. This decision will allow a festive atmosphere at all matches taking place in UEFA’s flagship national team competition.
The three Group E matches initially scheduled for Dublin, will be reallocated to the Saint Petersburg Stadium, which is already hosting three Group B matches and a quarter-final.
The Round of 16 match initially scheduled in Dublin, will be moved to Wembley Stadium in London.
The Spain vs Sweden, Spain vs Poland and Slovakia vs Spain matches will be held in Seville, while St Petersburg is confirmed as a host venue for Poland vs Slovakia, Sweden vs Slovakia and Sweden vs Poland matches.
The cities of Baku, St Petersburg, London, Munich, Rome, Glasgow, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Budapest and Amsterdam have been confirmed as host cities for the UEFA EURO 2020 matches.
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