THE UEFA Euro 2020 – now 2021 – is lastly kicking off at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico after a one-year pandemic-related delay. From 11 June to 11 July 2021, 24 of the highest European groups will compete for the Henri Delaunay Cup. The competitors, hosted each 4 years, will wrap up with semi-finals and finals hosted at England’s Wembley Stadium.
- It’s an anniversary elebration
UEFA Euro 2021 (2020 actually) marks the 60th anniversary of this prestigious event which began with simply 4 groups in 1960. In the previous 15 UEFA Euro’s, the event has been hosted by one nation, except for 2000, 2008 and 2012, when two international locations shared internet hosting duties. To mark the anniversary, the organisers determined to unfold the event throughout a lot of international locations, though being a bunch doesn’t imply the nation’s group robotically qualifies.
- It’s being hosted at 11 stadiums
There can be a complete of 11 venues for Euro 2021 in every of the 11 host nations. The stadiums getting used this 12 months will embrace:
- Allianz Arena in Munich
- Stadio Olimpico in Rome
- Olympic Stadium in Baku
- Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg
- Puskas Arena in Budapest
- Arena Nationala in Bucharest
- Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam
- San Mames in Bilbao
- Hampden Park in Glasgow
- Aviva Stadium in Dublin
- Wembley Stadium in London
- Official Euro 2021 ball launched
Every event releases an official ball, with the Euro 2021 ball the Adidas Uniforia launched just a few months in the past. It has included the identical panels and supplies used within the 2018 World Cup ball. The phrase ‘uniforia’ represents the mixing of the phrases ‘unity’ and ‘euphoria’ with the design additionally representing the unity of the international locations. The ball has a white background with yellow, pink and blue striping mixed with black brush strokes to characterize the blurring of boundaries and crossing of borders.
- What is that this 12 months’s prize cash?
It’s not simply all about the love of the sport! The complete prize cash for the EUFA Euro 2021 is €371 million. This signifies that every taking part group will obtain a charge of €9.25 million, whereas the general winner of the competitors can earn €34 million.
- What’s the musical quantity?
Since 1992, each version of the UEFA Euro has had an official anthem. Each anthem is created and produced by a special performer, typically from the host nation. Previous creators embrace:
- More Than a Game by Towe Jaarnek and Peter Joback in 1992
- Forca by Nelly Furtado in 2004
- Can You Hear Me by Enrique Iglesias in 2008
- This One’s For You by David Guetta and Zara Larsson in 2016
At the top of 2019, 23-year-old Dutch DJ and producer, Martin Garrix, was commissioned to create the 2020 anthem.
The opening match will see Turkey tackle Italy at 9pm at the moment. Don’t miss out on any of the UEFA Euro 2021 motion – verify the match schedule right here https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/news/0254-0d41684d1216-06773df7faed-1000–euro-2020-all-the-fixtures/
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