The UEFA European Championship, which had been postponed from 2020 to 2021 because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, will finally begin on June 12 at 12.30 AM IST, with the final scheduled for July 12 at 12.30 AM IST. After the leagues were held behind closed doors, the Euro Cup 2021 will welcome spectators back into stadiums.
In Euro 2021, how many countries will compete?
Eleven countries are represented. The Euro 2021 will visit 11 countries across Europe, tracing the continent’s length and width. The tournament will take place in cities worldwide, from Bilbao to St Petersburg, Dublin to Baku, bringing together people from all walks of life, beliefs, and ideas.
What are the Venues of the EURO Cup?
The event will take place in 11 different European cities, a first in the competition’s 60-year history. The first match between Turkey and Italy will be contested at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, with the final set for Wembley Stadium in London. The 11 venues for the 16th edition of the Euro are listed below;
- Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany
- Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Wembley Stadium, London, England
- Olimpico in Rome, Rome, Italy
- Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
- National Arena Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
- Stadium La CartujaSevilla, Seville, Spain
- Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Which side will win the Euro Cup in 2021?
France is the number one contender to win Euro 2021, according to the Telegraph, which used Sky Bet odds. England is now the second favorite. Belgium, the world’s number one team, is the third favorite.
How difficult is it to hold EURO Cup in this Pandemic?
Unlike other tournaments, where one country hosts the entire contest or splits the games with a neighbor, nine of the 24 teams will play at home. Six of the nine countries- England, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Denmark- get to play all of their group games in their backyard. If England wins the group, they may be able to host their pre-quarterfinal match at home. And if they win the quarterfinal on the road, they may be able to host the semifinal and final as well.
When announcing the event’s format, Platini predicted two significant advantages of a pan-continent event- The economy and the fans. UEFA does not want to burden a country with insufficient infrastructure during a period of economic turmoil. Instead, the burden of spending would be shared.
There is, without a doubt, the option of staging the event in sports and economic powerhouses such as England, Germany, Spain, or Italy, where infrastructure remains intact, and stadium refurbishment costs are cheap. However, such a move would jeopardize the tournament’s inclusiveness and stymie UEFA’s expansionist ambitions. Furthermore, having more home games increases the likelihood of the stadium being sold out. “Euros would be coming to the fans,” Platini stated that evening in Kiev. The tournament’s success would determine a lot. A well-run tournament may yield a more refined version.