Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony: The Euro 2020 finally gets underway this week five years after the last European Championship tournament, and Rome will put on the tournament’s opening ceremony to mark the occasion before the opening match.
Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony – Opening ceremony details: With kick-off between Italy and Turkey scheduled for 8pm BST, the opening ceremony is expected to start around 20 minutes beforehand.
It will include a virtual performance, the result of a collaboration between Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge that was filmed in state-of-the-art motion-control studios in London and will be recreated in 3D inside the stadium.
Italy’s Undersecretary for Sport, Valentina Vezzali said opening the Stadio Olimpico for Euro 2020 is ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ for the pandemic.
The Italian Government confirmed in writing that it will commit to having at least 25 per cent capacity at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for the four Euro 2020 games.
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Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony: Who will perform?
Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge will take centre stage at the UEFA EURO 2020 opening match in the Olimpico in Rome with a virtual performance that will use cutting-edge technology to bring fans closer to the competition’s curtain-raiser on 11 June.
Italy’s Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta will reportedly participate in the opening ceremony for Euro 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The pair won the 2006 World Cup with Italy and are the most representative figures of the city, as Totti spent his entire career with Roma, while Nesta was captain of Lazio.
According to reports, they will both take part in the opening ceremony on Friday, kicking balls into the stands to welcome back 16,000 fans.
When is the Euro 2020 opening ceremony Live?
The ceremony will take place on Friday 11 June in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
Where can I watch the Euro 2020 opening ceremony Live in India?
The event will be shown live on Sony Ten channel and Sony Liv app in India.
What time does it start?
The ceremony is set to take place from around 11.30pm IST, ahead of kick-off at 12.30AM IST.
When is the Euro 2020 first game?
The ceremony takes place before the first match of the tournament: Italy vs Turkey. It is the only match on Friday.
When is Euro 2020 finals?
The tournament wraps up on Sunday 11 July at Wembley, where the winners will be crowned.
Euro 2020 Host cities:
Eleven cities will play host in the first pan-continental competition in Euros history. It all begins on Friday night at the Stadio Olimpico where Turkey take on Group A favourites Italy, before games at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena, Seville’s Stadium La Cartuja, Munich’s Allianz Arena, Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium, Budapest’s Puskas Arena, St Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium, Bucharest’s National Arean, Baku’s Olympic Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium.