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The Ultimate Guide to Euro 2021

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Football fans can rejoice – the Euros are on this year. After being postponed in summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 24-team tournament is set to kick off on June 11 and end on July 11 this year. Wondering who’s playing and where the games will be staged? Here’s your ultimate guide to Euro 2021. 

Where Will Euro 2021 Take Place?

The games in this year’s festival of football will take place across 11 host cities. Dublin and Bilbao were recently dropped from the roster for refusing to guarantee spectator attendance for the games planned in the respective countries. Seville was added in place of Bilbao, while Dublin’s four games will be played in St. Petersburg and London.

The opening match on June 11 will be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, while Wembley Stadium in London will stage the semi-finals and final. The nine remaining host cities include:

  • Petersburg, Krestovsky Stadium
  • Munich, Allianz Arena
  • Glasgow, Hampden Park
  • Copenhagen, Parken Stadium
  • Budapest, Puskas Arena
  • Bucharest, Arena Nationala
  • Seville, Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium
  • Baku, Olympic Stadium
  • Amsterdam, Johan Cruyff Arena

Which Teams Are Competing in Euro 2021?

The 24 teams participating in Euro 2021 have been grouped off after drawing. The respective groupings are as follows:

  • Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
  • Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
  • Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia
  • Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
  • Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
  • Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary

The Biggest Euro 2021 Games to Get Excited About

This year’s Euro features historic match-ups that offer plenty for fans to get excited about. Here are some of the starting highlights you shouldn’t miss.

Turkey vs. Italy, June 11 – The opening game features Turkey in their first big tournament encounter in 21 years. They have a terrible track record in Euro opening games, having lost all four they’ve played. They also haven’t beaten Italy in the last ten games they’ve played against one another. Fans will be on the edge of their seats, waiting to watch the country fight for its redemption in Rome.

Denmark vs. Finland, June 12 – Finland is making its debut in a major men’s tournament for the first time in 110 years. As if that weren’t exciting enough, they’re playing against an opponent they’ve faced 59 times in the past.

England vs. Scotland, June 18 – The last time England hosted the Euro was in 1996, and their second game was against Scotland. This is the first time Scotland is appearing in a Euro tournament since then, though the two teams have faced off 114 times in the past. As if the football history weren’t intriguing enough, it’s England vs. Scotland. Enough said.

How to Stream the Tournament Online

With travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most international fans won’t be able to watch the games in person. Thankfully, there are plenty of high-quality streaming options available, so you won’t have to miss out on a moment.

Before the games begin, download a VPN app to stream from the best sources no matter where you are in the world. With a VPN, you can connect to a server in a country outside of your own, which allows you access to all the highest quality content they have to offer.

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Qatar Will Spend $220 Billion to Host 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar will spend $220 billion to host the 2022 world cup which is $208 billion higher than what was spent in 2018

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Qatar will spend $220 billion to host the 2022 world cup which is $208 billion higher than what was spent in 2018. 

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws nearer, investigations have revealed that the host country, Qatar is expending a whopping sum of $220 billion to host the most watched sporting event in the world 

Investors King understands that this was $208 billion higher than what was used to host the last edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. 

It could be recalled that Russia spent $11.6 billion to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to hold between the 20th of November and the 18th of December 2022. The opening ceremony will take place at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium. 

This is the first time that the FIFA World Cup is being held in the Middle East and the second time it will be hosted by an Asian Nation.

In preparation for the much-anticipated sporting event, the government of Qatar has built a new city ‘Lusail’ where the final will be conducted at the iconic Lusail Stadium. 

It was reported that the oil-rich nation ‘Qatar’ is spending $500 million every week on construction, infrastructure, hospitals, hotels, airports, and several new stadiums.

About 1.5 million people are expected to arrive in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. Out of the eight stadiums prepared for the world cup, seven of them are newly built with world-class facilities. 

Financial Analysts have estimated that the world cup will create more than one million jobs for the country across key sectors like construction, real estate, hospitality and tourism. 

Besides, analysts opined that activities surrounding 2022 world cup will increase Qatar’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 4.1 percent while it will contribute about $20 billion to the economy in the near time. 

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A Sad Goodbye: Serena Williams Bids Tennis Farewell

Serena Williams, the world’s most successful female athlete, has said she is “evolving away” from the sport she dominated for years.

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Serena Williams, the world’s most successful female athlete, has said she is “evolving away” from the sport she dominated for years.

The 23 grand slam winner first hinted about her retirement on her Instagram page, saying the countdown has begun to retire from tennis and focus on being a mum, expand her spiritual goals and focus on self-discovery.

But now the countdown has begun. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks she said.

In her latest interview with Vogue, Williams expresses her struggle over making the decision to retire from the sport, she said I’ve been reluctant to admit to myself or anyone else that I have to move on from playing tennis. Alexis, my husband, and I have hardly talked about it; it’s like a taboo topic. I can’t even have this conversation with my mom and dad. It’s like it’s not real until you say it out loud. It comes up, I get an uncomfortable lump in my throat, and I start to cry. The only person I’ve gone there with is my therapist! One thing I’m not going to do is sugarcoat this. I know that a lot of people are excited about and look forward to retiring, and I wish I felt that way. “

Williams made her singles return at Wimbledon in June after a lengthy injury lay-off that had led to speculation about her retirement.

She says she will play at the US Open, where she has won six of her major singles titles, later in August.

Williams has won more major singles titles than any female player in the Open era and the second most of all time, behind Margaret Court’s 24.

On Monday, she had her first singles win in 14 months, beating Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz to reach the second round of the National Bank Open in Toronto.

“I’m terrible at goodbyes, the world’s worst. But please know that I am more grateful for you than I can ever express in words.”

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Tobi Amusan Breaks Commonwealth Record

Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian world record holder in 100m hurdles, has broken the commonwealth record with a 12.30s run in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Sunday.

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Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian world record holder in 100m hurdles, has broken the commonwealth games record with a 12.30s run in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Sunday.

Tobi entered the race with a 12.12s world record set in Oregon, U.S just three weeks ago. The 25-year-old Nigerian ran 12.40s to dominate Round 1 Heat 3 to qualify for the finals.

On Sunday, she ran a massive 12.30s to lead the two Jamaicans, Australian, England, and other athletes that participated in the race.

Amusan began the 2022 season in fine form, winning the 2022 Diamond League event in Paris, where she set an African record by 0.01s with a time of 12.41s.

She followed that up with another great performance when she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2022 African Championships in Mauritius, defending her title successfully with a time of 12.57s. She also competed in the women’s 4×100m and won gold.

Amusan is now the world’s record holder, commonwealth games record hold, Africa’s record holder and Nigeria’s record holder.

 

 

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