Upcoming Significant Football Events in 2020

Entering the new year 2020, football fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in extremely attractive tournaments in both the region and the world. Football events in 2020 are promisingly meet football enthusiasts’ expectations with the significant upcoming tournaments, including the Olympic Games, EURO, AFF Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, etc.

red team versus blue team in the stadium of soccer football

1. World Cup 2022 Qualifying Round

In 2020, one of the most expecting football events is the second qualifying round of the Asia World Cup 2022 will continue to start. The Asia region of the 2022 World Cup football qualifiers will act as the qualifier for the 2022 World Football Championship, held in Qatar, for the national teams that are members of the Federation. Asian football (AFC). 4.5 tickets (4 tickets for direct play and 1 for continental play-offs, except host country) for the final round available to AFC teams. 

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The qualifying process will consist of 4 rounds (4 stages), of which the first 2 stages are also the qualifiers for the Asian Football Cup 2023.

The South American World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign will begin in March 2020. The format of the South American qualifier has not changed, the 10 teams will face off 2 turns away and come back for a total of 18 matches. . 8 matches will be played in 2020 and 10 matches will be played in 2021.

World Cup 2022 Qualifying Round

2. 2020 Olympics

Men’s football at the 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Japan from July 22 to August 8. The following names have been identified for sure in Japan this summer as the host country; 4 Olympic teams from Europe are France, Germany, Spain and Romania; 1 of Oceania (New Zealand); 3 from Africa (Egypt, Biern Ivory and South Africa).

2020 Olympics

At the moment, there is a shortage of Asian (3), South American (2) and North American (2) capacity.

3. U19 ASIA 2020 Championship

U19 Asian Cup finals 2020 will take place from 2/7 to 12/7/2020 in Uzbekistan. The group stage will take place from 14 to 22/10. The quarter-finals are held on October 25 and 26. The semi-finals took place on October 29 and the final was held on October 31. 

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The participating teams

U19 ASIA 2020 Championship

Saudi Arabia (defending champion), Uzbekistan (host), Bahrain, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, Tajikistan, South Korea, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Yemen, Laos

4. EURO 2020

EURO 2020

Coming next in the list of football events is the EURO 2020 finals will be held from 12 / 6-12 / 7/2020 across Europe. 13 cities hosted the Euro 2020 finals from the group stage to the quarterfinals: Amsterdam ( Netherlands ), Baku (Azerbaijan), Bilbao (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Glasgow (Scotland), London (England), Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy) and St Petersburg (Russia). Particularly from the semi-finals and the final will take place at Wembley Stadium (England).

List of 19 teams that have participated in the Euro 2020 finals:

Group A: England, Czech Republic

Group B: Ukraine, Portugal

Group C: Germany, Netherlands

Group D: Switzerland and Denmark

Group E: Croatia

Group F: Spain, Sweden

Group G: Poland and Austria

Group H: France and Turkey

Table I: Belgium and Russia

Table J: Italy, Finland

At this point, the organizers have divided the tables and are waiting for the remaining 4 rounds of play-offs.

5. COPA AMERICA

COPA AMERICA 2020

The Copa America 2020 will be held in Argentina and Colombia from June 12 to July 12. For the first time in history, Copa America was co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia.

This is the 4th championship of South American nations held in the last 6 years. The purpose of CONMEBOL (Football Association of South America) is to bring Copa America to the organization plan in even years (every 4 years) like EURO.

10 teams in the region with 2 invited teams participate in Copa America 2020 and are divided into 2 groups, equivalent to 2 regions of North and South.

6. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND EUROPA LEAGUE

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND EUROPA LEAGUE

The Champions League preliminary round of 2020/21 will start on 23 / 6-26 / 8. The draw will take place in Monaco on August 27.

In the Europa League, the preliminary round will take place on June 25- August 27, 2020. The draw to divide the table on August 28, 2020.

The 2020 European Super Cup match will take place in Dragao, Portugal on August 12, 2020.

7. FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2020

FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2020

Before FIFA eliminates the old version Club World Cup (including 7 teams from 6 regions and 1 home team) in their chain of football events, the 2022 World Cup host Qatar will host in 2019 and 2020. Club World Cup version New will be held every 4 years with the appearance of 24 teams and China will be the first host country by 2021.

8. AFF CUP 2020

AFF CUP 2020

As usual, the AFF Cup 2020 will be held in November 2020. Currently, Vietnam is the defending champion. The final round will take place from November 23 to December 31, 2020. The tournament is planned to avoid overlapping with the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying schedule and the AFC Asian Cup 2023 with a number of national teams. Southeast Asia is expected to still attend

The format of the AFF Cup 2020 will remain the same as the AFF Cup 2018, in which 10 participating teams are divided into 2 tables, the teams will play 2 home matches and 2 away matches in the group stage. This method is to create conditions for countries to participate in the tournament together because they will host 2 matches at home. However, this format of competition also faces many objections when it comes to the belief that teams will have to move more and the tournament will last longer than before.

The draw to divide the table for the AFF Cup 2020 is expected to take place in mid-2020.