Euro 2020: Continuing the tradition of marking a special occasion with its doodles, Google has released one for UEFA Euro that kicks off in Rome on Friday with the match between Italy and Turkey. The Euro doodle wishes the teams the best for the top European tournament.
“Kicked about the 2020 UEFA Euro Championship? So are we!” Google said in a Twitter post for India’s handle.
Kicked about the 2020 UEFA Euro Championship? So are we! #GoogleDoodle ⚽🦵
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) June 11, 2021
“So who will be dubbed the Euro champions and take home this year’s Henri Delaunay trophy? Tune in over the next month to find out,” Google said in another post as it tries to hype up the event. The doodle will also work as a bridge to take fans to the tournament’s landing page when clicked. It will show the results, group standings and top scorers of the tournament.
However, the doodle will not be visible in all the countries. Only selected countries like India, Russia, Canada and Thailand apart from European nations will have the doodle.
The competition was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 but it was postponed by a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The second most popular continental competition will be unlike any previous editions as it will be played in 11 cities across Europe instead of a central venue with the Wembley Stadium in London hosting the final on July 12.
It will also be the second time that 24 European nations will compete instead of 16 with a total of 51 matches in the tournament. Besides London, Bucharest, Munich, Rome, Glasgow, St Petersburg, Budapest, Copenhagen, and Seville amongst others will host the matches.
But with the lockdown restrictions easing in Europe, the tournament will now be hosted with crowd presence. While the Wembley will begin with 25% capacity, it will be revised to 50% in the knockouts and final. Other venues in Hungary and Romania are expected to have full capacity for all matches.
Furthermore, Denmark where the government has lifted the mandatory mask rules, will have 25,000 fans attending the matches in Copenhagen.