Euro 2020

UEFA 2019 – Part Two: Football Carried On La UEFA – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith


  • Uefa EURO 2020 finals take shape
  • A look at the new UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • Van Dijk, Bronze and Cantona win at UEFA awards
  • 15 years of UEFA HatTrick
  • Stéphanie Frappart becomes the first female referee to take charge of one of the main events, the UEFA Super Cup


UEFA’s HatTrick assistance programme celebrated 15 years of changes in the world of football in national federations in Europe. By 2024, the HatTrick programme will have provided a total of USD 2.6 billion in support of UEFA’s 55 member associations.


A historic moment when the female referee French Stéphanie Frappart is appointed to direct the UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul.

French icon Eric Cantona receives the 2019 UEFA President’s Award at the UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

Virgil van Dijk and Lucy Bronze

Virgil van Dijk and Lucy Bronze©

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Lucy Bronze of England have been elected UEFA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year 2018/19.

Belgium’s Eden Hazard has been voted 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season after winning the title with Chelsea.

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and Burnley FC fan Scott Cunliffe have won the 2019 UEFA #EqualGame Award.


The UEFA Champions League final breaks all records by surpassing 1 billion interactions on social media, confirming itself as the world’s largest transgaming.orging event of the year.

UEFA launches its Football in Schools campaign

UEFA launches its Football in Schools campaign©

UEFA President Aleksander Eferin inaugurates the Football in Schools program at an event in Slovenia.

UEFA says it will plant 600,000 trees in the 12 host cities of UEFA EURO 2020, investing in renewable energy projects to counter fan emissions at European Championship races.

The UEFA Executive Committee approves a new league structure for the UEFA Nations League starting in 2020/21 – one of many important decisions at the meeting held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2019 UEFA Grassroots Awards

2019 UEFA Grassroots Awards

England, Germany, Poland, Norway and Scotland are the gold medalists at the 2019 UEFA Grassroots Awards.


UEFA is starting a campaign of sensationalistity against head trauma in football, to educate and raise awareness of players, coaches, referees, doctors and the public.

European clubs, national teams and their players come together with UEFA and the Fare network to promote diversity, inclusion and accessibility in football, and fight discrimination.


UEFA welcomes technicians

UEFA welcomes technicians©UEFA

Coaches from major European clubs met with UEFA at the annual UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon.

The UEFA Foundation for Children announces 42 new projects to strengthen its work for thousands of children around the world.


The UEFA EURO 2020 draw in Bucharest

The UEFA EURO 2020 draw in Bucharest©Getty Images

The UEFA EURO 2020 finals – to be held across Europe next summer, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of EURO EURO – are getting closer and closer after the glittering draw ceremony in one of the 12 host cities, Bucharest.

UEFA announces a new format – including a 16-team group stage – for the UEFA Women’s Champions League from 2021/22 – one of the many key decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.