Wembley to host more Euro 2020 games, replacing Brussels

Wembley to host more Euro 2020 games, replacing Brussels

However, UEFA opted for Wembley, which has already been chosen as the venue for the semifinals and final.

The decision means that Wembley will stage seven games in total - the final, both semi-finals, a last-16 match and three group games - resulting in the biggest festival of global football in the country since Euro 96.

In Nyon, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the decision of UEFA's executive committee had been unanimous.

The company contracted to build the stadium in the northern suburb of Grimbergen, BTP Ghelamco, said they were able to build the 60,000-capacity Eurostadium in 18 months, but the Flanders region in which it will be situated has yet to issue a building permit.

Dublin is among the 12 host cities selected for the new, one-off format and if the magic happens (we're talking Shane Long v Germany or James McClean v Wales type of magic) and we end up qualifying, then Ireland will play two group stage games in the Aviva Stadium. "If the answer had been no, it would have been a problem for us to find a new stadium".


The first match of Euro 2020 will be hosted in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico, UEFA has confirmed.

The other host cities for Euro 2020 are: Baku, Copenhagen, Munich, Budapest, Rome, Amsterdam, Bucharest and Bilbao.

UEFA said that each host nation that qualifies will play at least two matches at home in the group stage.

Wembley was preferred to Cardiff and Stockholm, which were both among the original 19 candidate cities for the tournament and had also been named by UEFA as possible replacements for Brussels.

A conflict between the first two broke out in 2014 that resulted in Russian Federation annexing Crimea from Ukraine, while the second two fought a war in the early 1990s that never resulted in a peace treaty.

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