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After waiting for a whole extra year, the European Championships are finally upon us this summer and there will be fans in all stadiums.

After almost an entire season without spectators due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Euro 2020 finally kicks off on June 11 in Rome when Turkey take on Italy in the tournament opener.

With the competition being held all over Europe, stadiums will all be under different capacity restrictions depending on local governments.

This means thousands of unlucky fans will miss out on seeing the games live after having their tickets cancelled by UEFA earlier this year.

England go into the tournament as one of the favourites
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An-email sent to those unfortunate fans said, "Dear football fan, We are sorry to inform you that your ticket(s) for UEFA Euro 2020 have been cancelled as per the ballot process for matches where the number of sold tickets exceeded the new permitted seating capacities.

"For tickets, purchased through the participating national associations sales programme, the rules of the respective fan clubs were applied. Please check the attached credit note which outlines the details of your refund."

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After Bilbao and Dublin were ruled out of hosting any games due to the pandemic, UEFA confirmed their 11 host cities had been finalised and will all be able to host games with fans albeit with limited capacity. Those cities are; Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, London, Rome, Seville and Saint Petersburg.

All of England 's three group games will be played in the national stadium, giving Gareth Southgate's side a home advantage when they take on home nation rivals Scotland in group D on June 18th.

Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020

While all of those group games will have a capacity of 22,500 it is hoped that once the national lockdown ends – currently scheduled for June 21st – that could be increased.

The semi-finals and final will also take place at Wembley and it's hoped that it will be possible with a full 90,000 capacity crowd, although it's currently unknown if that will be possible regardless of the lockdown restrictions being lifted.

Unfortunately all the tickets are sold out at this point, unless you fancy a hospitality package. UEFA are currently selling those via their official website, priced from between £604 for club tickets while you'd have to part with £845 for a private suite.

If you want to watch England vs Scotland in a private suite you'd have to pay nearly double that, with the private suite tickets going for more than £1500 per person.

England will open up their campaign against Croatia on June 13, live on BBC, before facing Scotland and then Czech Republic on June 22 live on ITV.