The Euro 2020 started off on Friday, June 11 when Italy and Turkey met in the first game at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The host country whipped Turkey 3-0.
Interestingly the competition is being hosted across the continent in a portion of Europe’s biggest and most acclaimed stadia, instead of by a few countries.
Alongside London and Rome, the other host urban areas include Baku, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Budapest, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Glasgow, Seville and Munich.
Bilbao in Spain and Dublin in Ireland had been planned to host matches, yet after local authorities didn’t allow fans to go to games on account of Covid-19 limitations, European football’s overseeing body UEFA decided to move Bilbao’s matches to Seville and Dublin’s apparatuses to St. Petersburg.
There are 24 groups playing across 51 matches in the 11 host urban areas over the course of the following month, for certain recognizable countries among the top choices.
World Cup champions France is in form to prove a point, with its team overflowing with great talents, with the review of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema giving the team an extra attacking danger.
Defending champions Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, also look solid once more, while FIFA No. 1 positioned team Belgium also perspiring on the wellness of its own genius, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, after De Bruyne suffered a facial injury in the Champions League final.
The Belgium team beat Russia 3-0 in the first game, with Lukaku proving his worth in the game by scoring.
Spain and Germany, who have each won the competition multiple times, will expect to bob back after a helpless World Cup performance three years ago.
The host country Italy are similarly expecting a more productive competition in the wake of beating Turkey. For England, and the Netherlands, they are additionally in the competition to win the cup.