Dublin has been awarded three group games and a last-16 fixture at Euro 2020, with London to host the semi-finals and final.

Aviva Stadium will be the venue for the four Dublin-based games of the 24-team tournament.

Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and final. London emerged as favourite for the final over Munich after the German FA agreed to stand aside in exchange for support for their Euro 2024 bid.

There was some consolation for Munich; it will host three group games and a quarter-final, along with Baku, St Petersburg and Rome.

Seven other cities, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow, will also stage three group games and a last 16 fixture.

Euro 2020 is being spread across Europe to mark 60 years since the first tournament took place.


Every host nation will still have to qualify for the tournament, but the Republic of Ireland would be guaranteed to play two group games in Dublin should they qualify. 

UEFA confirmed that a maximum of two host teams will be permitted in each of the tournament group, "with every qualified host being guaranteed two home games in the group phase."

It was also confirmed that the allocation of hosting teams to tournament groups would take travel distances into account.

UEFA says that "where feasible" flights should not exceed two hours' duration between host cities to allow easy access to travelling fans.

Final: London
Semi-finals: London
Quarter-final + group games: Munich, Baku, St Petersburg, Rome
Last 16 + group games: Dublin, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels, Glasgow

FAI chief executive John Delaney thanked Michel Platini and UEFA for the decision to award games to Dublin.

“There was strong competition,” he told RTÉ Sport. “We’re here today; we’re thrilled, we're over the moon.”

Delaney opined that Wembley being chosen to host the semi-finals and finals helped Ireland’s cause.

“I was pushing that all the time as well, because once England got that it opened the field for us,” he said.

The FAI supremo described the news as “one of the greatest feelings you could have” and predicted hosting the games would be worth tens of millions of euro for the Irish economy.

Delaney earlier said: "In 2020 the association will be entering its 100th year and this once-off opportunity to host part of the European finals at our home stadium will provide a major boost for Irish football and the country as a whole.

"We could not have done it on our own and I thank our partners, Dublin City Council, the government and all of the organisations who put in tremendous work to win it for Ireland."