Brussels Loses Euro 2020 Matches To Wembley

London’s Wembley Stadium has gained four matches as a result of Brussels being stripped of the right to host Euro 2020 games

"Due to the Eurostadium project's failure to meet the conditions imposed by the UEFA Executive Committee during its meeting of 20th September 2017, the four matches initially scheduled to be held in Brussels will now be allocated to Wembley Stadium, London following a vote by the committee", UEFA wrote in a statement on their website.

UEFA also had an interesting note, stating that each qualified host country will play a minimum of two matches at home in the group-stage.

Wembley Stadium was chosen in 2014 to host the semifinals and final.

In Nyon, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the decision of UEFA's executive committee had been unanimous.

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.

"Missing out on Euro 2020 does not necessarily mean a death blow for our stadium plans", he said.

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London will host seven games in total - including the final and one semi-final - after Brussels was stripped of its host city status. "If the answer had been no, it would have been a problem for us to find a new stadium".

UEFA are marking the 60th anniversary of the tournament by hosting it in a shitload of cities hence why matches at the Aviva could be on the cards.

It said that Group A would be played in Rome and Baku, Group B in St Petersburg and Copenhagen, Group C in Amsterdam and Bucharest, Group D in London and Glasgow, Group E in Bilbao and Dublin and Group F in Munich and Budapest.

Likewise world champions Germany would be paired with Hungary.

The draw will take place on January 24.

A conflict between the first two broke out in 2014 that resulted in Russian Federation annexing Crimea from Ukraine, while the second two fought a war in the early 1990s that never resulted in a peace treaty.

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