Denmark to host Euro 2020 games despite Tour de France clash

Last Updated: 07/05/20 8:17pm

Copenhagen's Parken Stadium will host four Euro 2020 games next year
Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium will host four Euro 2020 games next year

Denmark will still be able to host four Euro 2020 games next year despite a clash with the opening stages of the Tour De France, the country’s Football Association has confirmed.

With Denmark already hosting the opening stages of the 2021 Tour, the Danish FA have made new agreements with the city of Copenhagen and its partners at the Parken Stadium following the postponement of the European Championships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Euro 2020 finals start next year on June 11 and run to July 11, while the opening three stages of the Tour are from July 2-4.

The 2021 Tour de France is due to begin in Copenhagen
The 2021 Tour de France is due to begin in Copenhagen

Danish FA chairman Jesper Moller said: “Thank you to the Parken, the city of Copenhagen, UEFA and the Tour de France for finding constructive solutions to the difficult challenge of accommodating both the European Championship and the Tour de France within a few weeks.”

Denmark will stage three group games and a last 16 match for Euro 2020, with all the matches taking place at the Parken Stadium which is home to the national team.

Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen said: “It has been my greatest wish for Copenhagen to host both the European Championship and the Tour de France next summer.

“It now seems we have succeeded. We can now look forward to a fantastic sporting summer in Copenhagen next year with lots of celebration and togetherness.”

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Source : Sky Sports