UEFA EURO 2020

Coming up this summer is the UEFA EURO 2020. This is an exciting time for football fans, as the european teams have some of the most outstanding players in the world. My personal favorite, the French National Team and current World Cup Champions will be participating as well. My entire family (dad, sisters, brother, husband and in-laws) will be travelling to a London to enjoy the games live and in person. We all support different teams and that will make the competition even more exciting. Obviously I’m a French Fanatic, my sister Kamara is an England Supporter, my sister Kristina will be decked out in German Gear and my brother Kyle salutes the Spaniards. My father still doesn’t fully comprehend the whole “Euro” aspect, so he says he’ll be ruouting for the u.s. of a. I tried to explain to him that they couldn’t even qualify for the World Cup, but he won’t be dissuaded.

The UEFA Euro Final tournament draw happened on Saturday 30 November. The results are almost as corrupt as UEFA is, putting France, Germany and Portugal in the same group is a travesty and should never happen. The French team needs to start strong and stay strong throughout the entirety. The results of this draw is listed here:

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A major highlight of this trip will be that it is my father’s first time to Europe. I’m super excited to show him everything that I love about Paris and and why it is the greatest city in the world. My dad is a country guy, so I’m not expecting him to fall in love with it the way I have, but I hope he will enjoy it enough to make it worth while. The world cup is going to be played in different cities all across Europe with the finals being held in London. I hope that we will be able to travel to a few different locations so that my dad can get a taste of it all.

Getting tickets for the games has not been a successful venture as of yet. In fact, we all signed up for the pool and all received sad news. I am full of high Hope’s that I will be able to purchase tickets from a scalper outside of the stadiums. Fingers crossed.

So, if any of you plan to watch this exciting sporting event there are just a few things you should remember: Fiers d’être bleus (Proud to be blue), BUT!!!!(Goal!!!), Allez Les Bleus! (Go Blues!). 

Time Line:
30 November 2019: UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament draw, Bucharest (18:00 CET)
26 March 2020: Play-off semi-finals
31 March 2020: Play-off finals
01 April 2020: Additional final tournament draw if required
12 June 2020: Opening game, Olimpico in Rome
12 July 2020: Final, Wembley Stadium (London)

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Group stage

Friday 12 June
Group A match (Rome), 21:00 CET

Saturday 13 June
Group A match (Baku)
Group B match (Copenhagen)
Group B match (St Petersburg)

Sunday 14 June
Group C match (Amsterdam)
Group C match (Bucharest)
Group D match (London)

Monday 15 June
Group D match (Glasgow)
Group E match (Bilbao)
Group E match (Dublin)

Tuesday 16 June
Group F match (Budapest)
Group F match (Munich)

Wednesday 17 June
Group A match (Rome)
Group A match (Baku)
Group B match (St Petersburg)

Thursday 18 June
Group B match (Copenhagen)
Group C match (Amsterdam)
Group C match (Bucharest)

Friday 19 June
Group D match (London)
Group D match (Glasgow)
Group E match (Dublin)

Saturday 20 June
Group E match (Bilbao)
Group F match (Budapest)
Group F match (Munich)

Sunday 21 June
Group A match (Rome)
Group A match (Baku)

Monday 22 June
Group B match (Copenhagen)
Group B match (St Petersburg)
Group C match (Amsterdam)
Group C match (Bucharest)

Tuesday 23 June
Group D match (London)
Group D match (Glasgow)

Wednesday 24 June
Group E match (Bilbao)
Group E match (Dublin)
Group F match (Budapest)
Group F match (Munich)

Round of 16

Saturday 27 June
1: 1A v 2C (London)
2: 2A v 2B (Amsterdam)

Sunday 28 June
3: 1B v 3A/D/E/F (Bilbao)
4: C v 3D/E/F (Budapest)

Monday 29 June
5: 2D v 2E (Copenhagen)
6: 1F v 3A/B/C (Bucharest)

Tuesday 30 June
7: 1E v 3A/B/C/D (Glasgow)
8: 1D v 2F (Dublin)

Quarter-finals

Friday 3 July
QF1: Winner 5 v Winner 6 (Saint Petersburg) 18:00 CET
QF2: Winner 3 v Winner 1 (Munich) 21:00 CET

Saturday 4 July
QF3: Winner 4 v Winner 2 (Baku) 18:00 CET
QF4: Winner 7 v Winner 8 (Rome) 21:00 CET

Semi-finals

Tuesday 7 July
SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 (London) 21:00 CET

Wednesday 8 July
SF2: Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 (London) 21:00 CET

Final

Sunday 12 July
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 (London) 21:00 CET

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