The UEFA European Championship is an international men’s football competition, contested by members of the European football governing body, UEFA and held since 1960.
There have been 15 UEFA European Championships, won by 10 different national teams – Germany and Spain are the most successful teams with three titles each.
The current holders are Portugal, who defeated the hosts, France 1-0 after extra time in the 2016 competition.
When is the UEFA European Championship?
The Euros have been held every 4 years since it started in 1960, played across in June and usually running into early July.
The 2020 edition was originally scheduled to take place between the 12th June and 12th July 2020. However the coronavirus pandemic has led this to this being delayed a year to 11th June – 11th July 2021.
Where is the UEFA European Championship?
The Euros are hosted by a different UEFA nation, with the host nation being selected through a bidding process.
The next tournament, UEFA Euro 2020 is rather unique in the fact that it will be hosted across multiple countries. There are to be 12 host cities across 12 European countries:
- London (England) – Wembley Stadium (Capacity – 90,000)
- Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena (Capacity – 75,000)
- Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico (Capacity – 72,698)
- Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium (Capacity – 68,700)
- Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium (Capacity – 68,134)
- Bucharest (Romania) – Arena Națională (Capacity – 55,600)
- Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena (Capacity – 56,000)
- Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium (Capacity – 51,700)
- Bilbao (Spain) – San Mamés (Capacity – 53,332)
- Budapest (Hungary) – Puskás Aréna (Capacity – 67,215)
- Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park (Capacity – 52,063)
- Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium (Capacity – 38,065)
The 2024 competition is set to be held in Germany, after beating Turkey in the bidding process, announced in September 2018. The following 10 venues will be used:
- Berlin – Olympiastadion (Capacity – 74,461)
- Munich – Allianz Arena (Capacity – 70,076)
- Dortmund – Westfalenstadion (Capacity – 65,849)
- Gelsenkirchen – Arena AufSchalke (Capacity – 54,740)
- Hamburg – Volksparkstadion (Capacity – 52,245)
- Frankfurt – Waldstadion (Capacity – 48,387)
- Leipzig – Red Bull Arena (Capacity – 49,539)
- Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion (Capacity – 49,827)
- Düsseldorf – Merkur Spiel-Arena (Capacity – 51,031)
- Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Capacity – 54,697)
Who is competing in the UEFA European Championship?
24 teams compete in the UEFA Euros (increased from 16 for UEFA Euro 2016), with the host team qualifying automatically. All 55 UEFA members enter a qualification tournament to decide the remaining 23 teams, with a group stage and play-off stage linked with the UEFA Nations League.
How do I get to the UEFA European Championship?
Detailed travel information for each of the host venues is available by clicking on each of the stadiums above.
How do I get tickets to the UEFA European Championship?
Ticket information for the UEFA Euros will be available on the official UEFA website. A ballot process is held the year prior to the tournament, with demand exceeding supply by a large margin.
Ticket prices for UEFA Euro 2020 started at £43 (€50) or £82 (€95) for the Final at Wembley Stadium.