BUCHAREST, June 13. /TASS/. Austria defeated North Macedonia 3-1 in its opening match of the UEFA Euro Cup in Bucharest on Sunday.
Goals of the winning team were scored by Stefan Lainer in the 18th minute, Michael Gregoritsch (78) and Marko Arnautovic (90), the goal by their opponents was scored by Goran Pandev (28).
Austria’s national team garnered three scores and topped Group C, which also includes the Netherlands and Ukraine who will meet on Sunday at 22:00 Moscow time. On June 17, Austria will play against the Netherlands in Amsterdam, while North Macedonia will play against Ukraine in Bucharest.
2020 UEFA Euro Cup
Russia is set to embark on its journey for the UEFA Euro Cup by playing group stage matches against the national teams of Belgium (home on June 12), Finland (home on June 16) and Denmark (away on June 21).
On March 17, 2020, UEFA announced it was postponing the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup for exactly one year as a preventive measure against the ongoing global spread of the novel coronavirus.
The championship was rescheduled to be held between June 11 and July 11, 2021 and Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg was picked. It was among the 12 cities initially proposed in Europe to host the European championship’s matches. St. Petersburg was granted the right to host three group stage matches and one of the quarterfinals of the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup.
However, on April 23, St. Petersburg was granted the right to host three additional matches of the UEFA Euro Cup after Ireland’s Dublin and Spain’s Bilbao pulled out of the organization of the European football championship’s games citing anti-COVID-19 measures.
Following the pullout of Bilbao and Dublin from the list of the championship’s hosting cities, the rescheduled 2020 UEFA Euro Cup is now set to be staged in 11 cities, namely in London, England; Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy; Baku, Azerbaijan; St. Petersburg, Russia; Bucharest, Romania; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Budapest, Hungary; Glasgow, Scotland; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Seville, Spain.