After eight exhausting months of football drama, the 2020–21 Premier League season is finally over, and Arsenal fans can breathe. It’s been a tough few months for many Gooners out there, and a new season brings a new ray of hope. Speaking of hope, we watch one of our most promising young talents, Bukayo Saka, in action in the upcoming Euro 2021 tournament. Just in case you were wondering how to stream the Euro 2021 matches live to watch his scintillating crosses, read on.
The UEFA Euro is a quadrennial tournament going all the way back to 1960. However, the 2020 competition didn’t take place because of the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe and all over the world. The competition was pushed back one year and is scheduled to get underway in a little over two weeks. Here’s everything you need to know about the delayed football tournament.
The rescheduled Euro 2020 competition starts on June 11, exactly one year after the men’s football championship was initially set to get underway. The 24-nation, month-long competition will end on July 11. Euro 2021 marks the 16th edition of the flagship UEFA championship. The championship will kick off with a match between Italy and Turkey on June 11 at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Teams to Watch in Euro 2021
The Euro 2021 tournament will see 24 participating nations battle it out in 51 games. All the big names in European football, including world champions France, current euro champions Portugal, and former champions Germany, Spain, Netherlands, and Denmark, will all be playing in this summer’s Euro tournament after winning their qualification matches. Other prominent names in the tournament are, among others, the 2018 world cup finalists Croatia, England, Belgium, and Sweden.
The Euro tournament turned 60 years last year. As a result, this summer’s Euro matches will be played in 11 cities/stadiums (originally 12) across the continent to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the competition. So, which European metropolis will be hosting the 2021 Euro tournament? The cities of Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Seville will each host three group games and one round of 16 matches.
Baku, Munich, and Rome will each host three group games and one quarter-final game of the Euro 2021 tournament. The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, will host six group games and one quarter-final match. Wembley Stadium in London will host three group stage games, two rounds of 16 matches, as well as the final and semi-final. Because of the pan-European staging of the tournament, no nation was granted an automatic spot.
Euro 2021 Format
Nothing has changed from the 2016 Euro in terms of the competition format. As stated earlier in the article, the 2021 tournament will comprise 24 sides fighting to become the champions of Europe. The participating nations will be split into six groups of four teams each. The first and second place in each group, plus the best four third-placed sides, will progress to the round of 16. The remaining third-place sides and the fourth-placed teams will be knocked out of the competition.
How to Watch Euro Matches
According to UEFA, Euro 2021 matches will be played with 25% capacity in the stands. Only a few lucky football fans will attend the matches in person. Because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions, international fans will have to settle for live television coverage. To stream UEFA Euro online on channels BBC One and ITV from anywhere in the world, the only thing you need is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) subscription.
The 2020-21 premier league season ended last Sunday. But you don’t have to be bored; this summer’s Euro tournament is upon us. The rescheduled Euro 2021 tournament kicks off on June 11, and you can watch all live matches of the competition from anywhere in the world.