WATCH: The Samuel Beckett Bridge is lit up to mark Ireland hosting the Euro 2020 draw 4 years ago

WATCH: The Samuel Beckett Bridge is lit up to mark Ireland hosting the Euro 2020 draw


Now that Irish football supporters know the managerial ticket that will be guiding the boys in green throughout the qualification campaign for Euro 2020 - and beyond with Stephen Kenny set to succeed Mick McCarthy- all eyes are now on the draw itself.


Having reached Euro 2012 in Poland/Ukraine and Euro 2016 in France, Irish fans will be hoping for another big day out as Europe's most prestigious international competition makes its way to these shores.

Of course, the Aviva Stadium will be hosting three games in Group E along with a knock-out match in the round of 16.

With the draw set to take place this weekend at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates from every single federation in Europe will be attendance and for the first time in the competition's history, 12 host cities around Europe will be hosting matches throughout the Euro 2020 competition.

FYI, the matches will be played in England, Germany, Italy, Azerbaijan, Russia, Romania, Holland, Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Scotland and Denmark.


To mark this prestigious event, Dublin City Council has lit up the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the illuminated design is paying tribute to the whole of Europe.

As you can see below, the names of every Euro 2020 host city are on display as well as the relevant national flags.

With regards to the draw, proceedings will kick off at 11am this Sunday and you can watch the events unfold on RTÉ2 from 10.45am.

Ireland’s poor showing in the recent Nations League campaign along with their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup means that McCarthy's men are now seeded in Pot 3.


Given the various clauses and nuances of the format, in terms of a potential nightmare draw, the boys in green could get: France, Germany, Greece, Kosovo, and Latvia.

Here's hoping that we get a bit of luck.

Before we get down to the important business, it's lovely to see Dublin shown in its very best light.