Brussels has lost the right to stage Euro 2020 matches following delays in the development of its new Eurostadium and the four games it was due host will go to London’s Wembley instead, Uefa said yesterday.
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said those four matches would be in addition to the two semifinals and final already scheduled to be played at England’s national stadium.
The 2020 tournament is being played in 12 cities across Europe, instead of there being one or two host nations, as a one-off to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary.
Uefa also announced that Rome’s Stadio Olimpico would host the opening match.
The building of the Brussels Eurostadium had run into delays involving the Koen De Brabander, chief executive of the Belgian Football Association, said in a statement that they did everything they could to make Uefa hold off.