“The decision to award Udine the Euros final is just reward for a city that has always hosted Italy’s National teams with great passion,” said FIGC CEO Michele Uva when discussing the latest decision. The European Championship finals will see a total 12 teams taking part and will determine who gains access to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
With the Under-21 European Championship set to take place in Italy from 16th to 30th June in 2019, the Stadio Friuli in Udine has since been selected by UEFA and the Organising Committee to host the final. The competition will see various matches played in a total of five different cities (Bologna, Cesena, Reggio Emilia, Trieste and Udine), as well as San Marino. Together with Reggio Emilia, Bologna will host Italy’s matches during the group stage, while the latter will also host the tournament’s opening match.