News ID: 91086
Publish Date : 09 June 2021 - 21:24

BRUSSELS (Dispatches) - Belgium are at a disadvantage in the European Championship as they will not play any home games in the tournament, defender Thomas Vermaelen said on Tuesday.
Brussels had been one of the 13 original venues picked to host games for Euro 2020, which kicks off on Friday, but after numerous delays to a planned new Eurostadium, was removed from the list by UEFA in 2017.
It means that if the top team in the FIFA rankings are to go on and win a major trophy for the first time, all their matches will be on foreign soil -- in contrast to other contenders like England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

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