German-Hungarian cooperation on European Championship
A Hungarian delegation attended last week’s Germany-France Nations League match in Munich as part of the preparations and organisational work for the 2020 European Championship.
Hungarian Football Federation officials as well as representatives of those organisations which will participate in the organising of the 2020 European Championship tournament received an invitation to attend the Germany versus France Nations League match in Munich last week. As part of the programme, a delegation led by project director Vilmos Szabó held discussions with Munich city leaders, within the framework of which the Germans introduced the planned Euro 2020 fanzone which will be situated in the Munich Olympic Park
Before the meeting, the DFB presented their security concept and mobility plan at the stadium, whilst the Hungarian delegation presented a detailed breakdown of the project as well as a progress report on those tasks already implemented. The programme was completed with a stadium tour, a key part of which was an introduction of how the so-called management point will operate.
Apart from the Hungarian Football Federation, the Budapest Municipality, the National Ambulance Service, Valton Security, as well as the National- and Budapest Police Departments were also represented at the event.
Euro 2020 will consist of six groups of four teams. The group winners and runners-up, in addition to the four best third-placed teams, will progress to the knockout stages which will begin with the round of sixteen. The tournament will take place between 12th June and 12th July 2020, with the opening match being held in Rome and the final in London. It is the first time that the host countries do not qualify automatically and must compete for the right to be present at the tournament.
Budapest will host three group-stage matches, on 16th, 20th and 24th June, and should Hungary qualify for the final they will play at least two matches at the new Puskás Ferenc Stadion, which shall also play host to a last-sixteen match on 28th June. Munich and Budapest are partner venues for Group F.