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    • The logo of UEFA Euro 2020 is seen behind a statue at the fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy, 7 June 2021.
    • A man walks by a ball advertising the upcoming tournamnet in front of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    • A woman wearing a protective mask walks past the logo of UEFA Euro 2020 at the fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
    • Workers assemble parts of the UEFA European Championship Football Village in Russia's St. Petersburg as the city is getting ready to host the tournament for the first time.
    • Workers attach Euro 2020 signage to Wembley Stadium in London.
    • The UEFA European Championship Football Village being built on Ofelia Beach in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Children play next to the giant model of the official UEFA Euro 2020 match ball in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    • Rome's Stadio Olimpico prepares for opening match, 9 June 2021. A man takes a picture of the outside of the stadium ahead of the tournament.
    • A worker cleans the UEFA Euro 2020 fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
    • The UEFA European Championship Football Village being built on Ofelia Beach in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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    The logo of UEFA Euro 2020 is seen behind a statue at the fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy, 7 June 2021.

    The UEFA Euro 2020 was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic but with restrictions in place, the national teams are now ready to do battle for Europe's football crown.

    The delayed UEFA European Football Championship is set to kick off from 11 June to 11 July with matches taking place in 11 countries, including Russia. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London. 

    Last year, the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with host cities Dublin (Ireland) and Bilbao (Spain) missing out as a result. 

    In early May, UEFA's Executive Committee approved special rules for the tournament, including expanding the size of each national team's squad from from 23 to 26 players. 

    The first game sees Turkey take on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Friday. 

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