Euro 2021 European Football Championships Date Set
April 3, 2020
This Summer’s Football major event has been pushed back 12 months but UEFA have yet to decide on the official branding for the event. In it’s press release of 17th March UEFA confirmed the postponement and new scheduled dates for 2021 as follows :
“UEFA EURO 2020 was scheduled to take place in 12 cities across Europe from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The proposed new dates are 11 June to 11 July 2021”.
The priority at the time was to give existing European Club Competitions a chance to be fulfilled this season and to allow the outstanding play off games for the final places at the Tournament to be played.
The naming of the Tournament is of course hugely important and must be confirmed before any new marketing of the Event can take place . It’s understood that UEFA is still discussing whether the Tournament will be named Euro2020 or Euro2021 or something entirely different.
The showpiece event is set to begin on June11th 2021 with the final being played a month later on July 11th 2021, almost exactly 12 months after the original dates were planned. It is not clear as yet whether the same venues will be used as per the original plan.
However the Play Off games that were scheduled to take place in June 2020 to decide the remaining Finalists have now been postponed indefinitely alongside all UEFA Club competition games that were hoped to be played that month.
Betting on the eventual winner of Euro 2021 has become more open since the postponement with England now best priced favourites to win the Tournament outright with 888Sport at best odds available of 11/2 .
The build up to Euro 2021 will see bookmakers increasing their promotions and ensuring customers are offered an enticing betting bonus online when placing their bets.
England striker Harry Kane who was in danger of missing the Tournament this summer due to injury is now favourite to be Top Goalscorer at odds of 5/1 and there will be much interest in who will be the star player of the Tournament with Kevin De Bruyne and Kylian Mbappe the current favourites.
What should have been the biggest betting event of this year will surely be even bigger come 2021.