Lucky number 12
With Euro 2020 just about three months away and with much to look forward to, the numbers and stakes are high. This year the most important number won’t be on the back of any player but will be the number 12. The Euro 2020 event will be hosted by 12 cities in 12 countries, between June 12th and July 12th. However, the semifinals and finals will culminate at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Euro fun facts
Euro 2020 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of not only the summer, but also the decade. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the tournament. And with so much history and popularity the UEFA is setting the stage well with exciting action, many historic locations, and even a musical guest. This year Martin Garrix will not only produce the event’s theme song, but he will also be responsible for the music for broadcasts and walkouts. His brand new produced song will be revealed in the spring, and he will perform it for the first time at the opening on June 12th. The tournament this year also marks the first time Video Assistant Referee will be used. VAR was written into the laws of the game in 2018 by the International Football Association Board and is a match official who reviews decisions made by the head referee. This was put into place just to be a second set of eyes to make sure everything remains fair and correct. With 51 matches and 31 days, a set of second eyes can be extremely useful.
Teams to look at
The teams playing in this year’s tournament are ready to put on a show and make some history. There are a lot of teams with big stars wanting to steal the spotlight. One star to keep an eye on is of course thee Cristiano Ronaldo. He is currently the player to have the most appearances. He also shares the tie of most goals of nine in the tournament with Michel Platini. This year Ronaldo has the chance to break that record and also help his team of Portugal to become the second team to win two consecutive championships. The team who has that record is Spain. Spain had trouble in Russia against Iran, however, they were the first team to win 3 consecutive World Cup and European titles. Belgium’s new “golden generation” has a chance to showcase the potential they have as well as fulfill the expectations set upon them. It seems as if time is running out for the team to prove themselves further, however they have had the most consecutive wins in 2019. With so much on the line, the team to taruhan piala euro bet on is either Portugal, or France.