Dublin confirmed to host four Euro 2020 matches

Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium has been confirmed by UEFA as one of thirteen host cities for Euro 2020.

Dublin is one of 8 cities that have been chosen to host a selection of group stage matches, along with a Round of 16 tie as well.

Euro 2020 will be the first time the European Championships will take place on Irish soil, and follows the successful hosting of the Europa League Final in 2011, between FC Porto and SC Braga.

The hosting of these Euro 2020 matches are said to be worth between €50m and €100m to Dublin city, depending on which teams are drawn to play here.

Other countries that have been confirmed as host cities by UEFA include London, where Wembley Stadium will host both semi-finals along with the final itself, and Glasgow’s Hampden Park which has previously hosted the 2002 Champions League final and the 2007 UEFA Cup final.

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium was one of six cities whose bid was rejected by UEFA, along with Minsk, Sofia, Jerusalem, Skopje and Stockholm.

The competition is due to take place in the summer of 2020.

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