Everything you need to know about venues in Denmark and Russia for EURO 2020 Group B games

Group B consists of Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Russia. The EURO 2020 cities for Group B are Copenhagen and St.Petersburg. The most glorious 24-team tournament, which was being held across Europe to mark UEFA’s 60th anniversary, will now take place from June 11 to July 11 in 2021. The tournament’s opening game will see Joachim Low’s side host Turkey in Rome on 12 June.

Initially, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg and Baku will host quarter-finals as well as group-stage clashes, while Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Glasgow and Budapest are the other venues, staging group-stage and last-16 encounters. Here’s everything you need to know about the venues to know if you will go to Copenhagen or St Petersburg for EURO 2020 Group B games.

VENUES:

Parken Stadium, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Seating just over 38,000 fans, Parken Stadium is the largest football venue in Denmark, and home to FC Copenhagen as well as the senior men’s national side. It staged the 1994 European Cup Winners’ Cup final and the UEFA Cup final six years later, both involving Arsenal. The former site of Parken Stadium, the Idrætsparken from 1990 to 1992 witnessed the Euro 1992 qualification loss to Yugoslavia.

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Home to FC Zenit Saint Petersburg since April 2017, Saint Petersburg Stadium held seven fixtures at the 2018 World Cup. The stadium was built on the location where the former Kirov Stadium used to stand before it was demolished. It was the most attended match during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, setting the record attendance for the stadium.

TEAMS:

Belgium (Group I winners)

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium became the first side to confirm their qualification for Euro 2020 after thrashing San Marino 9-0in Brussels last year. Romelu Lukaku took his record international tally past 50 goals as Belgium opened up an unassailable 11-point lead over third-placed Cyprus. Their victory at the King Badouin Stadium matched their record winning margin of nine goals in 1994 and 2017 respectively.

Russia (Group I runners-up)

Russia booked its place in finals of the Euro 2020 after thrashing 10-man Cyprus 5-0 on their own soil in Nicosia last year. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side needed only draw to ensure a top-two finish and qualification, but an early strike scored by Denis Cheryshev in the ninth minute secured them an initial qualification to the tournament.

Finland (Group J runners-up)

Finland have qualified for a major tournament for the first time in their history after the 3-0 victory over Liechtenstein in the qualifiers last year, finished as runners-up in Group behind Italy. Jasse Tuominen’s first-half strike and a Pukki double ended a run of 32 failed qualifying campaigns for either the World Cup or European Championship for the national team.

Denmark (Group D runners-up)

Republic of Ireland were knocked from first place to third in Euro 2020 qualifying group D as Denmark ended the group with 16 points and sealed their qualification. The Euro 1992 winners got there by way of a 1-1 draw with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, with Martin Braithwaite goal in the 73rd minute that gave the lead for the Danes before Matt Doherty headed home to equalize in the 85th. 

FIXTURES:

June 12: Denmark vs Finland (Copenhagen); Belgium vsRussia (St Petersburg)

June 16: Finland vs Russia (St Petersburg)

June 17: Denmark vs Belgium (Copenhagen)

June 21: Finland vs Belgium (St Petersburg)

June 28: 2D vs 2E (Round of 16Copenhagen)

July 2: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (Quarter-finals 1St Petersburg)

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