UEFA Euro 2020: What you need to know about it?

Sergio Busquets, the captain of Spain, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and was forced to leave their training facility. It comes after the Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was withdrawn from the team due to a positive drug test.

The event, which has been postponed, will begin on Friday in Rome with a total of 24 teams competing in 11 cities. The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, which was postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, begins on Friday in Rome, with Turkey against past winners Italy.

Following the unusual decision to put the tournament on hold last year, the prevailing sentiment for European football’s governing body, UEFA, will be a relief when the action begins in front of a quarter-full Stadio Olimpico.

The defending champions are Portugal, who are in a group alongside Hungary, France, and Germany, as well as prior winners France and Germany.

What are the important dates?

On Friday, June 11th, the tournament will begin. The knockout stage begins on June 26 and concludes on July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.

What is the location of the tournament?

The tournament will be held throughout the continent for the first time, with 11 host cities: London, Saint Petersburg, Baku, Munich, Rome, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Seville.

How many teams will be competing?

The competition, which will consist of 51 matches, will include 24 teams separated into six groups.

– Group A includes Turkey, Italy, Wales, and Switzerland.

– Group B includes Denmark, Finland, Belgium, and Russia.

– Group C includes the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia.

– Group D includes England, Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic.

– Group E includes Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia.

– Group F includes Hungary, Portugal, France, and Germany.

What is the format of the UEFA Euro 2020tournament?

The top two teams from each group, as well as the four best third-place finishers, will advance to the round of 16, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final.

Is it permissible for fans to enter stadiums?

Yes, indeed. Each of the 11 locations has been granted permission to welcome spectators.UEFA has confirmed that Saint Petersburg and Baku will have up to 50 capacity; Budapest hopes to fill the stadium to capacity; Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rome, and Seville will host 25 to 45 percent of the stadium capacity; London will have a minimum capacity of 25 per cent, and Munich hopes to fill the stadium to capacity.

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Which events were cancelled?

After declining to provide guarantees over spectator numbers, Dublin and Bilbao were eliminated from the list of host cities, however, Seville stepped in for the latter, while Dublin’s games were moved to London and Saint Petersburg.

What is UEFA’s current mood?

Despite the pandemic-related delays, UEFA head AleksanderCeferin remains optimistic, claiming that Euro 2020 will go off without a hitch.It will be an ideal occasion to demonstrate to the rest of the world that Europe is adjusting. Europe is alive and well, and it is rejoicing in it. He recently stated that Europe had returned.

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Are there any players who have tested positive?

Sergio Busquets, the captain of Spain, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and was forced to leave their training facility. It comes after the Netherlands’ goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was withdrawn from the team due to a positive drug test.

Concerns about possible viral clusters prompted UEFA Euro 2020 to allow nations to name 26-player squads.

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