The Eurocup is here. A year late due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the teams of Italy and Turkey will jump to the playing field of the Olympic Games in Rome this Friday to play the opening match of a final phase with 24 teams but with an unprecedented format: it will be played in 11 cities in 11 countries.
Rome, Seville, London, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Munich, Budapest, Bucharest, Saint Petersburg and Baku are the cities that will host this European Championship. UEFA left Bilbao and Dublin without headquarters on the grounds that they did not provide the required guarantees for public attendance at stadiums, something essential for the body that governs European football.
Regarding the number of fans that will be able to attend each stadium, each venue has discussed the issue with UEFA and, in terms of percentage of capacity, it ranges from 20 percent at the Allianz Arena in Munich (about 14,000 spectators ) up to 100 percent at the Puskas Arena in Budapest (68,976). In La Cartuja de Sevilla, 30 percent (the total capacity is 60,000).
This Eurocup initially scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic begins this Friday 11 at the Olympic in Rome, with the aforementioned Italy-Turkey, and will end in London, at the mythical Wembley, scene of the final. The so-called ‘group of death’ is F, which includes France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.