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Previous Host Countries of the European Football Championships

Info by NewShower | Last update on 2024-07-15 | Created on 2016-01-29

In the following table, I have listed all previous host countries of the European Football Championship since the first European Football Championships 1960 in France.

In addition to the year and the corresponding host countries, you can also find information about the number of participating countries, the number of games, the number of venues (stadiums) and of course the respective winner and European Champion of the year.

YearHost CountryTeamsGamesPlacesChampion
1960France442Soviet Union
2000Belgium Netherlands16318France
2008Austria Switzerland16318Spain
2012Poland Ukraine16318Spain
2028United Kingdom / Ireland245110?
2032Italy / Turkey245110?

Note: In the years 1972, 1980 and 1988, Germany is only standing for the Federal Republic of Germany. The GDR did not participate.

Particularities at the 2020 European Championship

There were two particularities at the 2020 Football European Championship: On the one hand, the European Championship was postponed due to the corona pandemic and held not until 2021. On the other hand, it was the first European Championship to be played across Europe rather than in only one or two host countries.

The participating countries and cities were: England (London), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome), Spain (Seville), Russia (Saint Petersburg), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Azerbaijan (Baku), Denmark (Copenhagen), Scotland (Glasgow), Hungary (Budapest) as well as Romania (Bucharest).

Initially, the following 13 venues were planned for this European Championship: Germany (Allianz Arena, Munich), England (Wembley Stadium, London), Denmark (Copenhagen), Hungary (Budapest), Italy (Olympic Stadium Rome), Scotland (Hampden Park, Glasgow), Azerbaijan (Baku), Belgium (Brussels), the Netherlands (Amsterdam Arena), Spain (San Mamés, Bilbao), Ireland (Aviva Stadium, Dublin), Russia (Krestowskij Stadium, St. Petersburg) and Romania (Arena Naţională, Bucharest). Because of the corona pandemic, only the aforementioned 11 venues remained.


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