News

The Latest: Euro 2020 set to open, 1 year later than planned

The biggest soccer tournament of the coronavirus-era is about to get started.

The first match of the European Championship will kick off at 1900 GMT in Rome when Italy plays Turkey in Group A. And there will be about 16,000 fans in the stadium.

Euro 2020 was supposed to start last year on June 12. The tournament was postponed for almost exactly one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The final is now set for July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Much of the schedule for the postponed tournament remains the same as last year but some changes in venues have been made. The 51 matches will be played in 11 cities around the continent. Rome and London will be joined by Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, Seville and St. Petersburg.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Sports
ROME The Italian government on Tuesday gave the all clear for a limited number of fans to attend European Championship games at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, allowing the city to remain...
Sports
FILE PHOTO A person wearing a protective face mask walks past the Euro 2020 countdown clock, as the number of coronavirus COVID 19 cases worldwide continues to grow, in central Saint...
Sports
LONDON Teams at the European Championship are set to be increased to 26 players for this year’s tournament, three more than usual. The congested schedule following the shutdown of...
Sports
NYON, SWITZERLAND—The Women’s European Championship in 2021 was postponed by one year on Thursday, moving out of a direct clash with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. UEFA’s executive committee agreed that...
World
FILE In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo the Euro soccer championships trophy is seen in front of the logo during the presentation of Munich s logo as...