Wembley given more Euro 2020 games

Wembley given more Euro 2020 games

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

Belgium's capital city has been ruled out as a planned new stadium is still to be built and Uefa has not received the necessary guarantees.

The British Isles will host a total of 15 of the 51 matches at Euro 2020, with Hampden Park in Glasgow and Dublin's Aviva Stadium each set to stage three group matches and a last-16 tie.

Despite being in the running as alternative options, Cardiff's Principality Stadium and Stockholm's Friends Arena missed out on the chance to replace Brussels.

England's national stadium is one of 12 venues across Europe hosting Euro 2020 games.

In addition to the host-city pairs, UEFA also announced that the opening match of the tournament will be played at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

Koen De Brabander, chief executive of the Belgian Football Association, said in a statement that they did everything they could to make UEFA hold off.

After Numerous Sexual Harassment Allegations, Sen. Al Franken Announces Resignation
During a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Franken said he was "shocked" when multiple women accused him of groping them. At least 28 Democratic senators and the Democratic National Committee chair called Wednesday for Franken to resign .

The 2020 tournament is the first to be played under a new format with group games spread across several countries.

Group A games will be played in Rome and Baku, while Group B games will take place in Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen.

Brussels has lost the right to be a host for the tournament because of delays in the construction of the 60,000-capacity Eurostadium project on the site of Heysel.

Bilbao and Dublin were paired together.in Group E.

The boost to England's credentials as a host of major tournament football comes after it emerged this week that chairman Greg Clarke has begun laying the groundwork for a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Glenn also thanked the Government and Mayor of London for their help in securing the games, which will be staged in a post-Brexit Britain.

Related Articles

  • Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

    Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

    A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight. While the worst of the storm is hitting Scotland, strong winds and torrential rain were reported in Cumbria overnight.
    Spain Withdraws International Arrest Warrant For Catalan Separatist Leader

    Spain Withdraws International Arrest Warrant For Catalan Separatist Leader

    The exiled Catalans still face national arrest warrants in Spain, and expect to be arrested if they return there. Puigdemont's party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), could not be immediately reached for comment.
    Instagram finally lets you save Stories so people can enjoy them forever

    Instagram finally lets you save Stories so people can enjoy them forever

    Just tap on a story to rewatch it or add it to a new story, share it in a post, or add it to a highlight (more on that below). There's no limit to how many you can add , but if you get exhausted of a particular highlight you can delete it or edit it.
  • Foul play suspected in Sydney Loofe's death

    Trail also appears to cover his head, though the camera only ever shows his eyes from the angle that Boswell holds the recorder. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. "We love you Sydney", according to the Finding Sydney Loofe page run by her family.
    United Nations  calls for immediate halt to fighting in Yemen

    United Nations calls for immediate halt to fighting in Yemen

    Houthi officials said their fighters killed Saleh as he tried to flee the capital for his nearby hometown of Sanhan. That helped propel Yemen into the ruinous civil war that has spread hunger and disease among its 28 million people.
    Trump Urging Hatch to Run Again

    Trump Urging Hatch to Run Again

    Romney softened his opposition before the election, however, and was briefly considered to serve as Trump's secretary of state. He charged that Trump's domestic policies would lead to recession and his foreign policies would make the world more unsafe .
  • Winter storm watch issued - Batavia could get two feet by Friday

    Winter storm watch issued - Batavia could get two feet by Friday

    Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches are possible in the most persistent snow bands in Batavia and Genesee County. The watch included the Iron Range, areas of the Arrowhead away from Lake Superior, and International Falls.
    Wildfire spreads in Southern California

    Wildfire spreads in Southern California

    Authorities have given evacuation notices to "well over 30,000" residents in the cities of Santa Paula and Ventura. Almost 180,000 customers in the Ventura County lost power, and schools in the district were closed.
    Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic Due to On-Set Drama

    Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic Due to On-Set Drama

    His no-shows resulted in cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel having to step in to helm some of the days while Singer was absent. The Queen film, entitled Bohemian Rhapsody , stars actor Rami Malek as legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury .
  • Quentin Tarantino reportedly pitches idea for new 'Star Trek' movie

    Quentin Tarantino reportedly pitches idea for new 'Star Trek' movie

    Both entertainment outlets confirm the two now plan on bringing a writers room together for Paramount to flush things out. Moving beyond this stage would require a great deal of work before Paramount would consider greenlighting the project.
    Honor 7X US  release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

    Honor 7X US release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

    The phone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor which runs on the latest Android 8 .0 Oreo along with EMUI 8.0. Honor SuperCharge can charge the battery to 50 percent in just 30 minutes while operating at a low temperature and voltage.
    Willie Taggart to leave OR  to become FSU head coach

    Willie Taggart to leave OR to become FSU head coach

    But FSU rebounded and won four of five down the stretch to continue the program's record bowl streak to 36 consecutive years. Taggart is considered a skilled recruiter, and given his ties to Florida, he should have success in a talent-rich state.