Euro 2020 kicks off 12/06/20
Euro 2020 kicks off 12/06/20
There are A LOT of beautiful football shirts at the Euros this year, and honestly it’s hard to know where to start. Nike, adidas, Puma and the rest of the pack are set to battle it out in the most competitive year we’ve ever had for kits, and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to potential purchases.
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This is the Euros, but not like you know it.
Euro 2020 is set to be the grandest major tournament the world has ever seen, with 12 host cities sprawled across the continent from Bilbao to Baku. As we all ‘zoom out’ to take in the action during the group stages and early knockout rounds, the final games will take place under the hallowed arch of Wembley Stadium, the perfect venue for the climax of a tournament like no other.
But through it all, one important question remains. How good are the kits this year?
Seriously, if you look back on any previous Euros the kits are often as defining a feature as anything else. Portugal’s audacious run to the title back in 2016 will forever be tinged in a distinctive minty green thanks to the design of their away kit that summer. Jumping even further back but staying with the Portuguese, the flowing tears of Cristiano Ronaldo during Euro 2004 instantly evoke memories of the popular T90 kits of the same era. No matter who triumphs in London on 12th July, you can guarantee that one or two shirts will live on and be talked about when Euro 2040 approaches.
We’re incredibly excited to see the full lineup of Euro 2020 shirts, and as each kit drops we’ll be bringing you our honest thoughts and feelings on ever stitch (pretty much). Will the 2020 England shirt finally break the seemingly endless, monotonous cycle of Three Lions shirts? Is there another ‘Nigeria 2018’-esque shirt in the mix? Will a team like Wales upstage all other nations both on the pitch (again) and in the kit room?
Whether you’re a passionate, patriotic fan who’s looking to pick up your country’s latest threads before jetting off to a match, or a collector who’s keen to snap up the trendiest designs before anyone else cottons on, FOOTY.COM is the only place where you’ll find regularly updated prices from hundreds of retailers, alongside industry-leading content around Euros kits.
So whoever you’re supporting, and whatever shirt you’re wearing, let’s get excited.
Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday 12th June, as a youthful Italian side play the role of hosts against perennial dark horses Turkey. The match will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, and we’ll no doubt be treated to a spectacle of an opener given the fact that Italy were surprise absentees at the World Cup two years ago.
In the past we’ve seen major tournament split across more than 1 country (think Poland and Ukraine in 2012), but for the first time ever we’re going to see an international spread across an entire continent.
There will be 12 ‘host cities’ for this summers European Championship, with familiar locations like Wembley and less-travelled spots like the Puskas Arena in Hungary. The full list of destinations can be found below.
Wembley Stadium - London, England
Allianz Arena - Munich, Germany
Stadio Olimpico - Rome, Italy
Olympic Stadium - Baku, Azerbaijan
Krestovsky Stadium - Saint Petersburg, Russia
Arena Nationala - Bucharest, Romania
Johan Cruyff Arena - Amsterdam, Holland
Aviva Stadium - Dublin, Ireland
San Mames - Bilbao, Spain
Puskas Arena - Budapest, Hungary
Hampden Park - Glasgow, Scotland
Parken Stadium - Copenhagen, Denmark
Wembley will play host to the semi-finals and final, so at some level we’ll see England in the final (sort of).
At the risk of inflicting some sort of ‘commentators curse’ on proceedings, England are many people’s favourites to lift the European Championship trophy for the first time. After a strong World Cup campaign and a typically dominant qualifying campaign (not to mention a brief appearance at the National League Finals), the Three Lions are marked men heading into the summer.
Close behind them or even ahead (depending on where you’re looking) are another nation with a rich footballing history who’ve never won the Euros: Belgium. It’s about time The Red Devils left their mark on the footballing world, and given their current 1st place position in the FIFA rankings they can no longer be considered dark horses.
Other selected teams include France and the Netherlands, who are both shaping up well with young, vibrant teams. The French are of course also incumbent World Champion, and just missed out on the 2016 Euros. Their conquerors, Portugal, are always in with a shout given who leads the line for them.
The European Championship is one of a select group of sporting competitions that is ‘protected’ by Television regulators. As such, all the games are made available on free-to-air channels. Matches will be split between BBC and ITV.
In terms of specific channels, the BBC are covering the opening game (Italy vs Turkey), and both the BBC and ITV will show the final.
If we see another strong performance from England, it’ll likely be another bumper year for British broadcasters.