When will Euro 2020 (2021) start, who will be the first to meet on the playing field, who, according to experts, can win this year, and which footballer will be recognized as the best bomber?
Euro 2021, what to expect from this year’s tournament?
The coronavirus pandemic has made its adjustments to the usual life of football matches. Due to the high incidence in Europe, Euro 2020 has been postponed to next year – 2021. The fans miss their favorite competition and want to know, Euro 2021, what to expect from this year’s tournament?
A few words about the winners of the last season
Euro (European Championship) is a competition where the most successful teams from all over Europe meet. It has been held every 4 years since 1960. The last time the teams met on the field was in 2016 in France. By the way, this country was hosting the Euro for the third time in its history.
The winner of Euro 2016 was the Portuguese national team, which defeated the French with a score of 1: 0. The Portuguese national team is still considered by many fans to be one of the luckiest in the history of football. This is largely because, for the entire time of the championship, it scored only 1 goal in the meantime of the match. In addition, it only made it to the playoffs because the rules were changed. Previously, the team that took 3rd place could not move to a new stage. In general, Euro 2016 left a huge amount of positive emotions, there were many controversial moments, spectacular goals.
What are the features of the Euro this year?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers decided to transfer Euro 2020 to 2021, keep the same name for commercial purposes, and the next tournament will be held in 2024 as previously planned. So, Euro 2020 starts on July 11, 2021, and will last a month.
Another difference is that earlier the championship took place only in one country (or in two neighboring ones), and this year 10 countries (11 cities and stadiums) will host Euro 2020, among them:
Initially, there was 1 more stadium, but the Irish authorities decided not to host Euro 2020 in Dublin, so this scheduled match will take place in St. Petersburg. The final of the competition will be held in London.
Another point, which is an innovation – a video assistance system for referees has appeared. It will allow the referees not to miss various teams’ violations.