London was the big winner at UEFA’s 2020 pan-European Championship draw in Geneva on Friday – and expectedly so. Reports of an agreement already in place between the two cities bidding for the final preceded the big announcement.
In exchange for making way for Wembley to host the Euro 2020 final, England will support Germany’s bid to host the next iteration of the tournament four years later all on their own.
Along with Munich, the three other cities hosting quarterfinals are Rome, St. Petersburg and Baku. It will be the first time the Azerbaijani capital will host a European Championship match.
Bilbao, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Bucharest, and Copenhagen will host Round of 16 matches and the remaining group stage games.
Euro 2020 will be the first time the continent’s biggest football tournament will be held in different cities across the continent – 19 in total.