What to know about the European Cup 2021
Important information about the European Cup 2021
Where does European Cup 2021 take place?
The European Cup 2021 brings together the elite of continental soccer from June 11 to July 11 in a competition where every match will be important FOOTBALL BETTING and the margin for error will be minimal. It is expected to be one of the most evenly matched events of this category in history, with 24 teams, of which only one will be left at the end and will be looking to emerge unscathed from the group stage and then the knockout rounds.
A few months before the European Cup 2021 started, the 24 qualified teams are already in place. They correspond to those who have earned their presence thanks to good results in the qualifiers and, among them, are the great favorites for the title.
The European Cup was supposed to take place from June 12 to July 12, 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament had to be postponed by one year. Although the final round will take place in 2021, UEF
A decided to keep the name "EURO 2020".
One of the reasons for this is the fact that the European Cup would have celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020. This time, for the first time in the history of soccer, the finals will be held throughout Europe. The championship will be played in 11 different countries and stadiums on the European continent.
How many teams do participate in the European Cup 2021?
The championship will consist of 24 teams organized into six groups of four members each. Currently, all the teams have already qualified, with only four remaining: Hungary, North Macedonia, Scotland and Slovakia. The group stage for the first few weeks of the European competition is complete.
Who are the hosts of the European Cup 2021?
For the first time in history, the European Cup 2021 does not have a host country as such but will be played in up to 12 locations spread across Europe. Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St. Petersburg will be the venues and the stadium with the most prominence will be Wembley Stadium, with seven matches to be played there, including the semifinals and the final.
Did any team qualify directly in the European Cup 2021?
In the absence of a specific host country, no team has qualified directly, which has only increased the competitiveness and required each team to give its best during the qualifying phase. The teams of those countries hosting a match have the advantage of playing their group stage matches within their borders.
Why is European Cup 2021 being held across the continent?
The idea of holding the 2021 championship (previously planned for 2020) across Europe came about in 2012. The then president of UEFA, Michel Platini, made this proposal to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Championship in 2021. At first, it seemed that UEFA had decided to keep the competition Europe-wide thereafter.
It was up to the former general secretary of the German Football Association, Helmut Sandrock, to clarify the matter, who explained that it was in fact a one-off decision. In 2024, the European Championship will only be held in one country: Germany, which beat Turkey to host the tournament. In 2021, as in 2016, 24 teams will start. The qualification was contested by 55 countries in 10 groups. The winners and runners-up of all groups won their ticket, the remaining four places will be awarded in the play-off matches of the UEFA Nations League.
Get to know the 2021 European Cup stadiums
For the first time, each country could propose 1 to 2 stadiums. When the decision was taken, everything changed, for two reasons: On the one hand, Brussels was eliminated as a venue because there were security problems that could not be solved. The number of stadiums was reduced from the 13 originally planned to 12.
Secondly, Germany and England made an extraordinary deal. Germany withdrew the Berlin application completely and Munich also decided not to apply for a semi-final. Instead, Wembley Stadium in London received these games and thus hosts both the semifinals and the final of 2021 European Cup. In return, England supported the German application for the European Championship in 2024 and also has the word that Germany will support the British if they bid for the European Championship in 2028.
In April 2021, shortly before the start of the European Championship, UEFA cancelled Dublin and Bilbao as venues. The reason was the lack of spectator guarantees for the European Championship matches. The Bilbao venue was replaced by the Olympic Stadium in Seville. The Dublin matches went to St. Petersburg (group stage matches) and London (round of 16).
European Cup 2021 will be held at the following 11 venues:
- London (Wembley Stadium).