2020 UEFA European Championship Football Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips

UEFA European Championship

The UEFA European Championship is a football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The competition started in 1960 and is held every four years between the World Cup. It was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup before being changed to the UEFA European Championship in 1968. 

Competing teams are chosen by a series of qualifying games with the 1960 and 1964 tournaments done via knockout home and away play-offs. Since1968 qualification has been done through a combination of qualifying groups and knockout play-off games. 

The Henri Delaunay Trophy is awarded to the winner of the tournament is named in honour of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA who came up with the idea of a European Championship. The trophy is awarded to the winning team to keep for four years until the next tournament.

Ten different national teams have won the UEFA European Championship, with Germany and Spain each leading the way with three titles. France have won two with Russia (former Soviet Union), Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal all winning the tournament once. 

Before 1980 only four teams qualified for the final tournament after which it was expanded to eight teams. In 1996 the UEFA European Championship was expanded to 16 nations. 

The most recent European Championship in France 2016 featured 24 teams. It was won by Portugal who beat the host nation 1–0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Paris.

Euro 2020 will be the 16th UEFA European Championship and will be held in 12 cities in 12 European countries from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The decision to host the tournament in several nations is a one-off event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition.

There is no automatic qualifying spot for 2020, with all 55 UEFA national teams requiring to compete in the qualifiers to decide which 24 teams will take part. The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw will happen on 2 December 2018 in Dublin.

The main qualifying process will start in March 2019 and will end in November 2019. 20 of the 24 spots for the Euro 2020 will be decided by the qualifying process with the final four spots decided by the results in the UEFA Nations League.

Recent UEFA European Championship Winners, Runners-Up & Host Nation/s

Host Nation

2012SpainItalyPoland & Ukraine
2008SpainGermanyAustria & Switzerland
2000FranceItalyBelgium & Netherlands
1996GermanyCzech RepublicEngland
1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionWest Germany
1980West GermanyBelgiumItaly

Here at FreeTips.com we will have regular 2020 UEFA European Championship football tips all the way from the qualification phase to throughout the tournament. 

Our tips will include UEFA European Championship Anytime Goalscorer tips and Handicap tips for individual games. We will have plenty of Outright / Futures Tips for Euro 2020 such as group winner, finish bottom of group, to make the Euro 2020 final and tournament winner. 

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