Euro 2020: Brussels’ Loss Is Wembley’s Gain

Wembley Stadium has hugely benefitted from UEFA’s decision to strip the Belgium capital of Brussels the right to host matches for the 2020 European Championship.

Brussels has been eliminated from the hosting right equation because a planned new stadium is yet to be built with no necessary guarantees received.

Wembley was initially scheduled to host both the semi-finals and final but will now host three group games as well as a last 16 tie thus taking the total games to SEVEN!

Wembley Stadium is one of 12 European venues hosting games during the tournament.

Confirming the new development, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin revealed that the decision of the body’s executive committee had been unanimous since waiting on Belgium was deemed as “high risk”.

Ceferin was speaking to at the body’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. He said: “We don’t know if they can build a stadium or not.”