June 7 – In a move that will surely be applauded by all advocates of fair play, accidental handball by a forward in the build-up to a goal will not be penalised at Euro 2020.
June 3 – Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez (pictured) has downplayed some of his players not taking a vaccine before the kick-off of Euro 2020, even though the ‘Red Devils’ were fast-tracked to get a first dose in time for the continental finals.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 2 – England manager Gareth Southgate has named a controversial squad of 26 for this month’s delayed European Championship as the country once again bids to win a major trophy for the first time since the 1966 World Cup.
June 2 – From playing padel with frying pans to a rap battle between players before the entire squad sang Italy’s iconic national anthem, Italy took their Euro 2020 squad announcement to the next level and coach Roberto Mancini sprang a surprise, naming Sassuolo’s uncapped striker Giacomo Raspadori in his final 26-man for the finals.
June 2 – Azerbaijan has lifted the requirement for fans attending Euro 2020 matches in Baku to quarantine on arrival.
May 27 – The Belgian national team will receive a Pfizer vaccination before Euro 2020 with a second jab to follow after the continental finals, the Belgian FA (KBVB) has confirmed.
May 26 – England boss Gareth Southgate has named an extended 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020, with the Three Lions boss sweating over injury concerns and the all-English Champions League final on Saturday in a selection process he has called “more complicated than any other country”.
May 21 – “A good problem to have” is one of those football clichés often trodden out by pundits to highlight a selection issue for a manager. But it is a cliché based on some truth, as having players fighting for a place can be a boon for a coach, even if it can be tricky to keep players happy in rotation.
May 20 – Veteran World Cup stars Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels have been recalled to the German squad for the first time in more than two years after coach Joachim Loew included them in his 26-man squad for Euro 2020.
April 28 – UEFA will allow national teams to expand their squads from 23 to 26 players at this summer’s Euro 2020 in a bid to lessen the load on players amid a congested calendar due to the global health crisis.
By Samindra Kunti
April 22 – The Spanish city of Bilbao looks to have become the first city to drop out of hosting Euro 2020 matches this summer, according to a statement published by the regional authorities on Wednesday.
April 14 – Any fears UEFA may have had over needing to reschedule the opening game of this summer’s delayed European Championship in Rome have been eased after the Italians gave the all-clear for a limited number of fans to attend.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 10 – UEFA have given four of the 12 European Championship host cities until April 19 to come up with further details of their plans to allow fans to attend – or risk being thrown out.
April 9 – With UEFA due to decide a list of venues for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament at their executive committee on April 19, Azerbaijan has guaranteed 50% of total fan attendance at Baku’s Olympic Stadium for this summer’s finals.