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Euro : Bis repetita

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Postponed following the Covid-19 arise, the 2020 Euro will finally take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

As Europe was closing down all its economic life to cope with the pandemic, the UEFA took the quick decision to shift 2020 Euro to 2021. Due to its exceptional and unusual format, such postponement is a real headache for the European football governing bodies.

Spread in 12 cities, 12 countries and a whole continent, the 2020 Euro postponement led to many unanswered questions: were all the host cities going to agree to host matches a year later? Would the IBC in Amsterdam be maintained? Did the host cities have the financial support to cope with the delay?

While Copenhagen, which will host the 2021 Tour de France Grand Depart on the same dates, Bilbao and Amsterdam were slow to confirm their participation, finally UEFA managed to maintain its competition as it was originally planned with its 12 host cities unchanged.

Even the schedule hardly changes with matches rescheduled a day earlier compare to 2020.

Aware of the logistical difficulties it can cause for its partners, VPI was able to quickly react and postpone its agreements with its suppliers to 2021 for all the 12 host cities.