UEFA Euro 2020 has officially kicked off with 24 teams competing for the coveted trophy in the month-long tournament. Football fans in Kenya are now able to watch all 51 matches live on Showmax Pro until July 11, 2021.
Showmax Pro, which will be available in July 2020, combines the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news, and live sports streaming from SuperSport.
Two first-time qualifiers, Finland and North Macedonia, are among the 24 teams in the tournament accompanied by 7 former champions including Italy, which hosts Turkey in the opening game at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Three-time champions, Spain and Germany, will begin their matches on 14th and 15th June respectively. Portugal, the defending champions, will begin their campaign on 15 June against Hungary.
For the first time in history, the tournament will be held in 11 cities across 11 UEFA countries. These are London, Rome, Munich, Baku, Azerbaijan, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Seville, Spain, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Copenhagen. The decision was reached at by UEFA, to commemorate the tournament’s 60th anniversary.
Each city will host three group stage matches and one round of 16 or quarterfinals match. However, Saint Petersburg will host six group stage matches, while London will host two round of 16 matches at Wembley Stadium. Wembley Stadium will also host the semi-finals on July 6th – 7th and the final on July 11th.
This is the first major international tournament to allow fans at a reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Groups in the tournament
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Showmax Pro costs Ksh. 2,100 per month, while Showmax Pro Mobile costs Ksh. 1,050. Showmax’s live sports streaming service is provided by SuperSport.