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Baku Olympic Stadium Gears Up for Last Euro 2020 Game

By Timucin Turksoy June 30, 2021

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Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan’s capital city will be playing host to the game between the Czech Republic and Denmark on July 3. / Courtesy

The Euro 2020 football (soccer) championship continues with all quarter-final ties already set. Eight countries are now gearing up to play to win the semi-final tickets.

The Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan’s capital city will be playing host to the game between the Czech Republic and Denmark on July 3. That will be the last Euro 2020 match in Baku, which has previously welcomed three group stage games.

Simultaneously with Baku, the Stadio Olimpico sports arena in Italy’s capital Rome will play host to the game between the national teams of Ukraine and England. 

On July 2, the national teams of Belgium and Italy will meet in the next quarter-final match at the Football Arena Munich Germany. The Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia will see Switzerland and Spain square off on the same day.

Winners of Switzerland-Spain and Belgium-Italy matches will play each other in the semi-final game at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 6. The same stadium will welcome the winners of the Ukraine-England and Denmark-Czech Republic pairs in the next semi-final game on July 7.

Semi-final winners will play the tournament’s title-winning game at the Wembley Stadium on July 11.

The 2020 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as EURO 2020, is the ultimate football championship of national teams in Europe. The tournament was initially scheduled to take place from June 12 - July 12, 2020, in twelve cities, including Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. However, on March 17, 2020, UEFA postponed the tournament for a year amidst the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The Executive Committee of UEFA announced last year’s June that the tournament would take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021. Azerbaijan, Russia, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, England, Scotland, Spain, Germany, and Hungary have been chosen as the host nations of the tournament’s games.