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UEFA announces multiple venues for the 2020 Euros

News 06 Dec 2012, 22:55 IST

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 06: UEFA president Michel Platini speaks as FIFA president Sepp Blatter (R) looks on during a dinner celebration to mark 100 years of Football in Azerbaijan on June 6, 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

UEFA has announced that the Euro 2020 competition will be held across various venues across Europe, according to a decision reached at a meeting today by European football’s governing body.

With the tournament set to expand from sixteen to twenty-four teams for the 2016 tournament, the top twelve teams from the qualified twenty-four will host the matches for the group stages and the round of sixteen, while the quarters would be played at neutral venues and the semifinals and finals at a selected thirteenth city.

The decision is expected to receive mixed reactions from the public, but UEFA has so far stated that this will only be a one-time thing.

The expected host cities are Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, Zagreb, Athens, Stockholm, Paris and Prague.

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