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What to expect in the Euro 2021 tournament

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The European Championship, originally scheduled for June and July 2020, will now kick off in June 2021, with complex uncertainties around the tournament amid the onset of a global pandemic.

However, as the competition marks 60 years since the first inaugural tournament, the Euro 2021 competition will take action in 12 different venues featuring 24 teams for the second time in history.

News of the Euro 2021

The decision to spread the Euro tournament across the continent rather than the standard custom of one or two host nations was established in 2012 by the UEFA Executive Committee as a perfect way to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Championship. FIFA President Gianni Infantino explained that this is an excellent opportunity to grant many countries the golden possibility of hosting at least one part of the Euro competition.

Will fans be allowed in the stadium?

Although it remains uncertain the number of fans allowed at the tournament venues across the 11 cities, uefa.com has confirmed that all the venues hosting the competition will allow spectators to attend the matches but with strict stadium entry protocols.

Wembley aims to host a capacity of 25% for the round of 16 matches and three group matches. Seville, Amsterdam, Rome, Bucharest, Glasgow, and Copenhagen will each host 25%-33% of the standard stadium capacity.

However, Budapest has confirmed to host 100% of the stadium capacity, with Baku and St Petersburg aiming to host capacities of 50%.

Munich will be hosting 22% of the stadium capacity, which translates into an average of 14500 fans. Similarly, 12000 spectators will grace the Euro 2020 match at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, close to 25% of the average stadium capacity.

Which are the biggest games to watch in the Euro 2021?

The most difficult group ever in this season’s Euro competition will be Group F featuring the defending World champions France, previous World champions Germany and European Champions Portugal, who will all clash together with play-off champions Hungary. “This is a group of death,” said German boss Joachim Low.  

How can fans stream Euro 2021 live online?

COVID-19 related travel restrictions are ever-dynamic; with that in mind, fans may find it challenging to travel from abroad to a host city. However, online live streaming platforms have made it possible for spectators to stream Euro 2021 premium tournaments at the comfort of their couches with a VPN. All you have to do is download a reliable VPN, change your location by choosing a UK server, and you’ll be good to go. There are multiple quality streaming platforms accessible online via subscription fee, depending on the monthly plan of your choice.

You can register for a live streaming service using the following steps:

  • Open the streaming platform’s website and click on the register button
  • Insert your details on the registration form
  • Select a streaming plan of your choice
  • Select a payment method and save it
  • Confirm your first payment and download their streaming app if available.

Conclusion

The long-awaited Euro 2021 tournament is set to happen after COVID-19 linked disruptions. But even with the launching of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, international fans may not get a chance to watch the matches in person due to ongoing travel restrictions. Luckily, several online streaming platforms have made it possible for fans to enjoy the game without traveling.

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