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Euro 2020: How to watch and everything you need to know

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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It has been delayed by a year, but that seems to have only ramped up the excitement levels for the 2020 European football championships.

It all kicks off on Friday, June 11 when Italy and Turkey meet in the tournament's opening match in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, with the final being held at England's Wembley stadium on Sunday, July 11.

For the first time the competition will be hosted across the continent in some of Europe's biggest and most famous stadiums, rather than by one or two nations.

Bilbao in Spain and Dublin in Ireland had been scheduled to host matches, but after local authorities didn't permit fans to attend games because of Covid-19 restrictions, European football's governing body UEFA chose to relocate Bilbao's matches to Seville and Dublin's fixtures to St. Petersburg.

Spain and Germany -- who have each won the competition three times -- will be hoping to bounce back after poor World Cup performances three years ago, while after a few years on the outskirts, Italy are hoping for a more fruitful tournament in 2021 with its talented midfield a strong reason for optimism.

Kenya: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ Afrique/KTN

Nigeria: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ Afrique

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