UEFA have confirmed that Wembley will host no less than seven games at the next European Championships in 2020, which will see the tournament staged by multiple countries right across Europe.
Wembley was already scheduled to host one semi-final and the final but will now also be used for three additional group games and a last-16 tie after UEFA gave up on Brussels having their prospective new stadium ready in time.
Additional information to follow shortly pic.twitter.com/7456302QcI
— Wembley Stadium (@wembleystadium) December 7, 2017
The 12 host cities have now been paired off, with each of the six groups – A, B, C, etc – playing their games at the two requisite venues listed below…
Group A: Rome & Baku
Group B: Saint Petersburg & Copenhagen
Group C: Amsterdam & Bucharest
Group D: London & Glasgow
Group E: Bilbao & Dublin
Group F: Munich & Budapest
More to follow pic.twitter.com/UeQd8kHTVg
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 7, 2017
The 12 stadiums being used are as follows (listed in alphabetical order):
Amsterdam (Netherlands) Johan Cruyff Arena
Baku (Azerbaijan) Olympic Stadium
Bilbao (Spain) San Mames
Bucharest (Romania) Arena Nationala
Budapest (Hungary) Ferenc Puskas Stadium
Copenhagen (Denmark) Parken Stadium
Dublin (Republic of Ireland) Aviva Stadium
Glasgow (Scotland) Hampden Park
London (England) Wembley
Munich (Germany) Allianz Arena
Rome (Italy) Stadio Olimpico
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Krestovsky Stadium
Just for the record, it’s a five-hour flight from Rome to Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.
Group A should be interesting.