Originally, UEFA Euro 2020 was scheduled from June 12 to July 12, 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament had to be postponed.
Google Doodle celebrates the start of UEFA Euro 2020.
On Friday (June 11), Google marked the start of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship via its doodle. The championship kicks off with a match between Italy and Turkey at Stadio Olimpico, the largest sports facility in Rome. The match will be played in front of 16,000 spectators.
Originally, UEFA Euro 2020 was scheduled from June 12 to July 12, 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament had to be postponed and rescheduled for June 11 to July 11, 2021. The tournament continues to retain its name UEFA Euro 2020. Euro 2020 will be held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries. European Football Championship has been a staple tournament for football fans since 1960.
Of the 11 host countries, seven have qualified for the tournament – Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, and Spain. Hungary and Scotland have made it via playoffs, while Romania and Azerbaijan couldn’t qualify. Finland and North Macedonia will make their European Championship debut this year.
Most of the venues in 11 different countries will be partially filled due to the pandemic. However, on Thursday, Denmark announced that it would lift mask rules and allow 25,000 fans instead of 16,000.
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