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The UEFA European Football Championship ‘Euro 2020’ Starts Today

The 16th UEFA European Football Championship, also known as Euro 2020, is starting today with an opening game between Turkey and Italy taking place in Rome at 21:00 CET. The football fans get a full month of amazing field action to look forward to and the possibility to place bets on some highly-anticipated sports matches. They can use bonus offers created for this special occasion in Stake and Gamdom casinos and have an even more immersive and exciting EURO 2020 experience.   

UEFA European Championship Stats

For those who would like to place a bet or two but are not really familiar with the landscape of European football, here’s what they need to know about the most successful national teams in the history of the UEFA European Championship. 

Team 

Titles 

Finals

Participation

Germany 

3

6

12

Spain

3

4

10

France 

2

3

9

Czechoslovakia 

1

2

3

Portugal

1

2

7

Italy 

1

3

9

Netherlands

1

1

9

Denmark

1

1

8

Soviet Union

1

4

5

Greece 

1

1

4

This popular tournament among top-ranked European men’s national football teams was scheduled to start on 12th June 2020 but due to the global health crisis, it had to be postponed for 2021. Euro 2020 is hosted by 12 countries (England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Italy, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ireland, and Scotland) and the matches are played in 12 different stadiums, each of them with over 35,000 seats but expect reduced stadium capacity due to pandemic regulations. 

Stadium Name

City

Capacity

Stadio Olimpico

Rome

72,698

St. Petersburg Stadium

Saint Petersburg

68,134

Puskas Arena

Budapest

67,889

Olympic Stadium

Baku

68,700

Parken Stadium

Copenhagen

38,065

Johan Cruijff Arena

Amsterdam

54,990

Wembley Stadium

London

90,000

Football Arena Munchen

Munich

75,000

Dublin Arena

Dublin

51,700

Hampden Park

Glasgow

52,063

Estadio de San Mames

Bilbao

53,332

The city of London is the host for the semi-finals and the final match happening on 11th July 2021. Spectators on the legendary Wembley Stadium will have the chance to experience the amazing atmosphere and witness the mastery of the best national football teams in the Old Continent.    

The Groups and Tournament Phases 

Competing for the title of the Euro 2020 winner are 30 national teams divided into 5 groups. The group stage of the championship is played June 11 – 23. Once over, the top 2 teams in each group, as well as the four best third-ranked teams, are going to the knockout phase. 

Group A

Turkey, Wales, Switzerland, Italy

Group B

Finland, Denmark, Russia, Belgium

Group C

Austria, Netherlands, Ukraine, North Macedonia 

Group D

Czech Republic, Scotland, England, Croatia

Group E

Sweden, Spain, Poland, Slovakia

Group F

France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary

Weekend Schedule (12 and 13 June)

After the opening game between Turkey and Italy today, the fans can expect a fun-filled and action-packed weekend. They get to enjoy 3 matches on both Saturday and Sunday.  

12 June 

Teams 

Time (CET)

Place

Wales VS Switzerland

15:00

Baku

Denmark VS Finland

18:00

Copenhagen

Belgium VS Russia

21:00

St. Petersburg

13 June

Teams

Time (CET)

Place 

England VS Croatia

15:00 

London

Austria VS North Macedonia

18:00

Bucharest

Netherlands VS Ukraine 

21:00

Amsterdam