2019 Statewide Elections
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Euro 2020 was played at nine stadiums - five in England, and one in each of the other host nations. Matches were held in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, and Cardiff. The sixteen finalists were decided by a qualifying tournament which took place over the previous two years. England and Scotland had previously hosted the European Championship in 1984. The islands won the tournament hosting rights in voting in 2014, defeating rival bids from Romania and the Netherlands. England and Wales were the only two host nations to qualify. England lost 2-1 to Italy in the quarter final, while Wales finished bottom in Group A, managing only a single draw in their three games.
The tournament was geopolitically notable for the first international match between the two Republics of France, who were drawn together in Group C. The two teams are on UEFA's Historical Exemption List, which prevents them from being placed in the same qualification groups, but does not apply to European Championship finals. There was a significant security presence at the game between the two countries in Newcastle, which was won 3-1 by France (Paris).
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