Ce­ferin un­veils Euro 2020 logo at Lon­don launch event

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

NEW UEFA pres­i­dent Alek­sander Ce­ferin un­veiled the logo for Euro 2020 at the tour­na­ment’s of­fi­cial launch in Lon­don yes­ter­day.

The logo shows multi-coloured fan sil­hou­ettes stand­ing ei­ther side of the com­pe­ti­tion’s Henri De­lau­nay Tro­phy on a green bridge, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the links be­tween the 13 host coun­tries.

The 2020 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship is be­ing staged in 13 cities across Europe to mark the 60th an­niver­sary of the com­pe­ti­tion, with the semi-fi­nals and fi­nal to take place at Lon­don’s Wem­b­ley Sta­dium.

“UEFA wanted the 2020 tour­na­ment to be a true cel­e­bra­tion of the game we all love and cher­ish,” Ce­ferin said in a speech at Lon­don’s City Hall mu­nic­i­pal build­ing.

“What bet­ter way could there be than to take the tour­na­ment, for one time only, to all four cor­ners of our beau­ti­ful con­ti­nent?”

Matches will also be played in Azer­bai­jan, Bel­gium, Denmark, Ger­many, Hun­gary, Ire­land, Italy, the Nether­lands, Ro­ma­nia, Rus­sia, Scot­land and Spain.

Ce­ferin, a 48-year-old Slove­nian lawyer, beat Royal Dutch Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion chief Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in last week’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

He suc­ceeded Michel Pla­tini as head of Euro­pean foot­ball’s gov­ern­ing body af­ter the for­mer France cap­tain was banned over a sus­pect US$2 mil­lion pay­ment.

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