UEFA’s executive committee met in Nyon, Switzerland, to decide a course of action for allocation of matches originally planned to be held at the Eurostadium. Given the failure of the Brussels stadium to meet conditions imposed by UEFA, the four matches scheduled for the Eurostadium have been allocated to Wembley – which had originally been intended to host the semi-final matches and the tournament final. The announcement puts an end to bids from Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Stockholm’s Friends Arena to host the four games.
The committee also selected Rome’s Stadio Olimpico as the venue for the Euro 2020 tournament’s opening match. In addition, host city pairings were announced following a randomized draw. These pairings are as follows:
• Group A: Rome and Baku
• Group B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen
• Group C: Amsterdam and Bucharest
• Group D: London and Glasgow
• Group E: Bilbao and Dublin
• Group F: Munich and Budapest
You can read more on the tournament venues in the latest issue of Stadia.