11 cities, 24 countries and 1 winner. TheEuro 2021 It opened on June 11 in Rome between Italy and Turkey (the match was won by Squadra Azzurra 3-0) in an unprecedented organization: on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the competition, eleven European cities will host the matches of the tournament.
How will the competition work? Small instructions for use.
Do host countries play at home?
According to UEFA, each eligible host nation is expected to play two matches at home in the group stage, but there are no guarantees in the knockout stage. There is a maximum of two host countries per group.
For a reminder, here are the stadiums and groups:
Group A: Italy (Olympico in Rome).
Group B: Russia (St. Petersburg Stadium), Denmark (Barken and Copenhagen).
Group C: Pays-Bas (Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam).
Group D: England (Wembley, London), Scotland (Hampden Park, Glasgow).
Group E: Spain (La Cartuja Stadium, Seville).
Group F: Germany (Football Arena Munich), Hungary (Puskas Arena, Budapest).
Who will play the round of 16?
The format will be the same as at Euro 2016, which Portugal won: the first two of each of the six groups will be in the round of 16, with four best thirds.
To determine the best 4 thirds (out of 6 in total), teams will be separated according to the following rules: most points, best goal difference, most goals scored, fair play rating or position in the overall heat rating.
The group stage lasts for three days and runs from June 11 to June 23. Thus, France does not have to win their three matches to get past the group stage, which is more accessible than the World Cup.
What is the timetable for the final stages?
The first round of 16 will take place on Saturday 26 June (until 29 June). Then come the quarters on July 2 and 3.
Where will the final match be held?
The semi-finals (July 6 and 7) and the European Championship final will take place In front of 40,000 people at Wembley, in England, the UK’s largest crowd gathered for over 15 months. The final will take place on June 11th at 9pm.