Thursday, December 07, 2017

London will host seven games during Euro 2020 after UEFA handed the four fixtures scheduled for Brussels to Wembley today.

UEFA decided to reallocate the three group-stage games and one last-16 game originally given to the Belgian capital because of delays in the project to build a new 60,000-capacity Eurostadium on the site of Heysel.

Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Stockholm’s Friends Arena – the venues for last season’s finals of the Champions League and Europa League, respectively – had hoped to pick up Brussels’ games.

However, UEFA opted for Wembley, which has already been chosen as the venue for the semi-finals and final.

Glasgow’s Hampden Park had been hoping to stage the tournament’s opening game but that honour has gone to Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

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