St Petersburg unveils logo for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

St Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, on 19 January 2017 launched an official emblem for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup during a solemn ceremony.The city is the last of the 13 UEFA Euro Cup 2020 host cities to unveil its host city logo.Three group stage matches and a quarter-final will take place at St Petersburg’s 67800-seater stadium.

The logo sees each of the 13 host city logos feature a single bridge from St Petersburg. The bridges depict how football serves as a bridge between geographical and social divides, and unites nations and fans.The picturesque Palace Bridge is the key element of St Petersburg’s host city logo.Russia was selected among 12 countries to host the matches of the main European football tournament in less than four years.

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship will be the 16th edition of the UEFA European Championship.The UEFA European Championship is the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe, which is organized by UEFA.

UEFA, on 6 December 2012, announced that the 2020 Finals would be held in multiple cities across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament.The championship will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries during the summer of 2020.These thirteen cities across Europe are: Baku, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Budapest, Dublin, Rome, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Saint Petersburg, Glasgow, and Bilbao.

London’s Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and final of the tournament.The winner of the championship will be able to participate in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. Portugal, who won the 2016 Euro Cup, will be the defending champions of the 2020 edition.

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