All you need to know about UEFA EURO 2020

Which 12 cities will stage UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures? Will qualified hosts play at home? What is the tournament format? How will qualifying work? All you need to know about the finals is right here.

EURO 2020

The UEFA EURO 2020 hosts in full

Final, semi-finals, one round of 16 game three group games
London, England: Wembley Stadium

Three group games, one quarter-final
Baku, Azerbaijan: Olympic Stadium
Munich, Germany: Football Arena Munich
Rome, Italy: Stadio Olimpico
Saint Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg Stadion

Three group games, one round of 16 game
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam Arena
Bilbao, Spain: San Mamés Stadium
Bucharest, Romania: National Arena
Budapest, Hungary: Puskás Ferenc Stadium
Copenhagen, Denmark: Parken Stadium
Dublin, Republic of Ireland: Dublin Arena
Glasgow, Scotland: Hampden Park

Will any hosts qualify automatically?

There will be no automatic qualifiers, with all the nations with host cities required to earn their place at the finals.

How will qualifying work?

The success of the first 24-team UEFA European Championship – UEFA EURO 2016 – vindicated UEFA's decision to broaden the net for the final tournament, and 24 sides will be involved again at UEFA EURO 2020.

▪ Twenty teams – the top two in each of the ten groups – will reach the tournament via the European Qualifiers, running from March to November 2019.

▪ Four more countries will qualify via the new UEFA Nations League, with the decisive play-offs to be staged in March 2020.

What is the tournament format?

The format will be the same as for UEFA EURO 2016. The top two in each of the six final tournament groups will proceed to the round of 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers.

Will the hosts play their games at home?

Every qualified host would be guaranteed two home games in the group phase, but there would be no such guarantee for the knockout stage. A maximum of two host teams would be drawn into each of the six groups.

The host city pairings have been decided by means of a random draw – from six different lists of city pairings established on the basis of sporting strength and geographical considerations – and will be as follows:

Group A: Rome and Baku
Group B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen
Group C: Amsterdam and Bucharest
Group D: London and Glasgow
Group E: Bilbao and Dublin
Group F: Munich and Budapest

The group composition would remain subject to seeding and to a draw. The full match schedule including knockouts are to be confirmed though Rome will host the opening game.

Why a 'EURO for Europe'?

"There is great pleasure in being able to bring EURO 2020 to so many countries and cities, to see football acting as a bridge between nations, and to carry the competition closer to the fans, who are the essential lifeblood of the game," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin.

How can fans be informed about tickets?

Fans can already register a ticketing account or log in to the TICKET PORTAL with an existing account in order to specify their travel and team preferences and be the first to get the latest information about tickets for UEFA EURO 2020.