EURO 2020 will represent a landmark tournament for its 60th anniversary. Next year's competition will include 24 teams - up eight from previous years - but the biggest change is the one-off decision to have 'host cities' instead of one country. What countries are hosting Euro 2020? More than one nation hosting the major tournament is not a new concept with Poland and Ukraine sharing the duties in 2012. But next year's edition will instead have 12 'host cities', which is spread out across Europe. This will be only a one-off to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the tournament - then known as European Nations' Cup. The stadiums that will host the competition are as follows: Wembley Stadium - London, England Allianz Arena - Munich, Germany Stadio Olimpico - Rome, Italy Olympic Stadium - Baku, Azerbaijan Krestovsky Stadium - Saint Petersburg, Russia Arena Nationala - Bucharest, Romania Johan Cruyff Arena - Amsterdam, Holland Aviva Stadium - Dublin, Ireland San … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 venues: Which countries are hosting the tournament, and is the final at Wembley?
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Tom Lawrence has been named in the Wales squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Slovakia and Croatia, just over a week after he was charged with drink-driving. The Derby forward was charged on September 24 after a crash involving his Range Rover Sport. Lawrence missed Derby's 3-2 home victory over Birmingham on Saturday but started the Rams' 2-2 draw at Barnsley on Wednesday night. The 25-year-old has won 20 Wales caps and played in last month's 1-0 European Championship qualifying victory against Azerbaijan. Skipper Ashley Williams returns to the squad after being left out of the Azerbaijan qualifier and the friendly win against Belarus last month. … [Read more...] about Derby forward Tom Lawrence named in Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers just a week after drink-driving charge
Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for a year for just £20 Gareth Southgate has left Manchester City’s Kyle Walker out of his England squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers with the warning that competition is becoming fierce enough that none of his established players can be sure of their place in the team. The 48-cap right-back’s omission was explained by Southgate as an opportunity to look at young players in a position in which he has many high-level options, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier, who has started the season strongly at Atletico Madrid. The England manager added that while Walker was by no means out of the picture, all his players, young and old, had to be aware that the team were progressing with every game. Southgate said that Walker, 29, would benefit from the break when England play Bulgaria a week on Saturday and Kosovo three days later. Asked whether being able to rest Walker was … [Read more...] about Gareth Southgate opts for youth over experience as Kyle Walker is left out of Euro 2020 qualifiers squad
THERE’S a lad on a Channel 4 advert doing a wonderful football-juggle. It ends in a chip to a long-legged robot where the ball is caught by cheering children balanced on one of its arms. Or when abroad, you may catch a boy who lies on his back in the road and pedals a ball on his feet before scurrying away as the traffic lights turn from green to red. This degree of control was seldom seen on a football pitch in England in the past century — but now is commonplace. Flicking the ball over a defender’s head, or taking the ball with your back to goal and in one movement rounding a marker, are just two skills you’ll view with wonder regularly in the leagues. More so because many of the creators are English, athletic and adventurous.Gareth Southgate goes on about only a third or so of Premier League first-team players qualifying for England. But the influx of foreigners is one reason our international manager has far more highly skilled young men to pick from than … [Read more...] about England boss Gareth Southgate spoiled for choice ahead of Euro 2020 thanks to influx of foreign stars
Wales 2 Azerbaijan 1 Ryan Giggs had made it clear before this all-important qualifier that the Wales attack is not all about Gareth Bale. On this occasion, though, Giggs got it wrong. This was an ugly victory and a worrying performance, but it was a win all the same and it was a win provided by the man who does so much to lead the way for his national side. Bale created the first goal, firing the shot which led to a comical own goal by Azerbaijan’s Pavlo Pashayev, and then struck the second as the desperation grew in Cardiff. Wales were far from effective and even further from impressive against a side ranked below the Faroe Islands and Libya, but they eventually claimed three points which keep alive their hopes of qualification for next year’s European Championships. Of course, Bale had accomplices. Jonny Williams, on as a second-half substitute, helped to change the game. But the Real Madrid forward was yet again the central figure for his country, nodding home a vital … [Read more...] about Gareth Bale strikes late to dig Wales out of a hole against Azerbaijan and keep Euro 2020 hopes alive