New Delhi. The start of Euro Cup has been postponed for a year due to Corona virus. The first match of Euro 2020 will be played between Turkey and Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome late at night. To make the tournament memorable, Google has made a special doodle. Google always makes doodles on special occasions. The Euro Cup is the biggest football tournament after the FIFA World Cup. Seeing its craze among the people, Google prepared this doodle.
Euro 2020 is special this time in many ways. For the first time in the 60-year history of the tournament, the matches will be held in 11 different cities. So far this tournament has been hosted by more than 2 countries. This time matches will be held in London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Seville, Budapest, Amsterdam, Rome, Munich, Baku, Bucharest and St. Petersburg.
Euro 2020 was to be held from June 12 to July 12 last year. But due to the Corona epidemic, it had to be postponed for a year. Yet it is being called Euro 2020. This is because the European Football Championship was started in 1960. Its 60 years were completed in 2020. In such a situation, UEFA had made preparations to celebrate it. But this was not possible due to Corona. In such a situation, to celebrate the completion of 60 years, the organization also named the championship to be held in 2021 as Euro 2020. The first match between Turkey and Italy
The Euro Cup will start with the match between Turkey and Italy. This match will take place at the historic Olympic Stadium in Rome at 12.30 pm. At present, the corona virus is under control in Italy. In such a situation, fans will be allowed to come to the stadium. However, the numbers will be limited. According to the information, 20 percent spectators can be allowed in the stadium for this match.
Last year, the UEFA Executive Committee gave permission to use 5 substitutes due to Corona. Earlier only 3 institutes were approved. Along with this, the team will also be able to use the sixth substitute after extra time, full time (90 minutes). However, the teams will get only three change opportunities till full time. There will be a fourth chance in extra time.
A total of 24 teams are participating in the tournament, which are divided into 6 different groups. Defending champion Portugal is in Group F, while FIFA World Cup winning team France is also in this group. The top two teams from each group i.e. 12 and the four third placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16, which will start from June 26. Different cities will also host the group stage matches. Group A matches will be held in Rome and Baku. Group B will be played in St Petersburg and Copenhagen, Group C matches will be played in Bucharest and Amsterdam.
Apart from this, Group D matches will be held in London, Glasgow, Group E in Sevilla and St Petersburg. Teams in Group A will play their matches in Munich and Budapest. The semi-finals and final of the tournament will be held at Wembley Stadium in London.
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