Euro 2020 by numbers: 100 days to go until June 12 kick-off

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Wednesday marks 100 days to the start of Euro 2020, a tournament to be held across the continent for the first time.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the numbers behind the competition, which will be played from June 12 to July 12.

24 – Competing teams

The European Championships have expanded significantly since the inaugural tournament in 1960. A four-team finals remained until 1980 when the number was doubled to eight. The number was increased to 16 for Euro 96, which was hosted by England. It became a 24-team finals in 2016, with a last-16 stage introduced – consisting of six group winners, six runners-up and four best third-placed teams.

12 – Host cities

Republic of Ireland v New Zealand – International Friendly – Aviva Stadium
Dublin is among the 12 host cities at Euro 2020, with the Aviva Stadium staging three group games and a round-of-16 tie (Brian Lawless/PA)

7 – Wembley games

England v Montenegro – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying – Group A – Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium will stage seven matches at Euro 2020, including the two semi-finals and the final (Nick Potts/PA)

4 – Play-off winners

Cyprus v Scotland – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying – Group I – GSP Stadium
Scotland are involved in the Euro 2020 play-offs at the end of March (Tim Goode/PA)

3 – Most wins

Euro ’96 Germany v Russia 7
Germany became European champions for the third time in England in 1996 (David Kendall/PA)

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