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Wesley Sneijder to serve as EURO 2020 ambassador

KNVB Media
KNVB Media
29 January 2019, 17:45

Wesley Sneijder, who retired from international football in Amsterdam in September 2018, will now serve as UEFA EURO 2020 ambassador for the city - Foto: KNVB Media

The most capped player in Dutch football history, Wesley Sneijder, will act as one of the ambassadors for UEFA EURO 2020. The Utrecht-born playmaker, who made 134 appearances for the Netherlands, will be showcasing Amsterdam, one of the venues of the European championship finals.

UEFA EURO 2020 will feature 24 national teams. The tournament will take place in 12 different countries across Europe. The Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam is one of the venues.  It will provide the stage for three group-stage games and a round of 16 tie. If the Netherlands manage to qualify for EURO 2020, they will play at least two and no more than three matches in Amsterdam.

Sneijder bid farewell to the Oranje in September 2018. He played his 134rd and final match for the Dutch in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The former Netherlands captain started his impressive career at Ajax Amsterdam, where he came through all the stages of the youth academy. Sneijder currently plays for Al-Gharafa in Qatar.

EURO 2020 fixtures scheduled in Amsterdam

  • Group match 1: Sunday, 14 June 2020
  • Group match 2: Thursday, 18 June 2020
  • Group match 3: Monday, 22 June 2020
  • Round of 16 tie: Saturday, 27 June 2020

Twelve EURO 2020 host cities

The EURO final tournament in the summer of 2020 in twelve countries, in all four corners of the continent, as a one-off celebration of the 60th anniversary of Europe’s football governing body. Never before have so many countries played host. The venues are Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Budapest, Bucharest, Dublin, Glasgow, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Rome and St. Petersburg.

EURO 2020 starts on June 12 with the opening match in Rome. The final will be played at Wembley Stadium in London on 12 July.

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