Hours before the start of the Euro 2020 semi-final, the tournament witnessed the movement of most of its teams between several cities and countries in the “old continent”, while some teams did not make similar moves, which sparked controversy.
The teams qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Championship, Euro 2020, took long trips and moved between more than one stadium to compete for the precious title, while the only exception was the England team, who did not leave London.
The teams of Italy, England, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ukraine and Switzerland qualified for the quarter-finals after a difficult task in more than one country. Italy began its journey in Rome and faced Turkey, Switzerland and Wales, then moved to London and faced Austria to qualify for the quarter-finals.
While Belgium began its journey in St. Petersburg, Russia, to face Russia, then moved to Copenhagen to face Denmark, then moved to St. Petersburg again to face Finland, then reached Seville to face Portugal and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Spain started its journey in Seville to face Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, then headed to Copenhagen to face Croatia and qualify for the quarter-finals.
As for the Czechs, they set off on their journey from Glasgow to face Scotland and then Croatia, and then moved to London to face England, then went to Budapest in the Meadow to face the Netherlands and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Denmark began its journey in Copenhagen and faced Finland, Belgium and Russia, then moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands to face Wales and qualify for the quarter-finals.
As for Ukraine, it started its journey in Amsterdam to face the Netherlands, then headed to Budapest in Hungary to face North Macedonia, then arrived in Bucharest in Romania to face Austria, then moved to Glasgow in Scotland to face Sweden and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Switzerland began its journey in Baku, Azerbaijan, to face Wales, then moved to Rome to face Italy, then returned again to Baku to face Turkey, then went to Bucharest in Romania to face France and qualify for the quarter-finals.
As for the only exception for the England “Three Lions” team, it did not move outside London and played at home at Wembley Stadium against Croatia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, then Germany to qualify for the quarter-finals.