Euro 2020: UEFA announces new dates

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Euro 2020 will be played in 2021, UEFA announced a few days ago. The European football association provided more details, in a tweet published this Friday, March 20 with the new dates of the competition.

Euro 2020 will now take place between June 11 and July 11, 2021. The tournament is slated to be played in 12 cities in different European countries, with the final in London on July 11. “We hope that all of our venues will remain the same, ensuring that the tournament stays true to its original vision,” said UEFA.

Despite the postponement to 2021, the competition will still be called Euro 2020 for economic and commercial reasons.

UEFA chose 13 host cities in 2014, but Brussels dropped out later when a stadium construction project failed to gain public support. The four Brussels matches were awarded to Wembley stadium in London.

Postponing the tournament by 24 teams and 51 games is likely to cost UEFA “hundreds of millions” of euros, its president Aleksander Ceferin said this week.

UEFA has promised refunds on all requests and “will proactively contact all ticket holders in due course”.