Brussels Loses Right to Host Euro 2020 Soccer Matches to London

Wembley will host three Euro 2020 group games a last-16 tie the semi-finals and the final

Brussels has lost the right to stage Euro 2020 matches following delays in the development of its new Eurostadium with the four games it was due to host going to London's Wembley instead.

That news came about after UEFA, by means of a random draw, announced the host city pairings for the tournament which will begin on 12 June, 2020.

Wembley will now host a total of seven games for the 2020 Euros.

UEFA said that each host nation that qualifies will play at least two matches at home in the group stage.

Both Wales' Principality Stadium and Sweden's Stockholm Friend's Arena had been hoping to replace Brussels, but UEFA opted against the venues for last season's Champions League and Europa League finals. This is in addition to the semifinals and final, which were already set for Wembley.

UEFA selected Rome's Stadio Olimpico to be the venue for the opening game of the 24-team tournament, despite interest from Glasgow's Hampden Park.

Euro 2020 will be the first football championship in a format when group matches are spread among different countries.

Here's where the group-stage matches will be played.

"The FAW complied with all of the bid requirements and has written to UEFA to request feedback on the decision so that it can understand the reasons behind the vote for future reference". "Today we don't know if they can build a stadium or not", he told reporters at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

Bilbao and Dublin were paired together.in Group E.

"London mayor Sadiq Khan said the decision reinforces the city's "reputation as the sporting capital of the world" and confirms that "#LondonIsOpen".

"We are delighted to help Uefa by hosting the additional four matches at Wembley Stadium", said Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn.

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