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The Henri Delaunay Trophy, awarded to the winner of the European Football Championship, will arrive in Budapest in the coming days, György Szöllősi, head of the Hungarian Sports Journalists’ Association, told public channel M1 on Wednesday.

The trophy will remain in Budapest, a venue of the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament, for three days. It will be shown to members of the Hungarian national team, presented to the press and photographed with the sights of the city, he said.

“It will give some publicity to Budapest and Hungarian soccer, and help us fans get excited about the games. The European championship, for which we have waited for so long, is just around the corner,” Szöllősi said.

Football Federation Eyeing 'Full House' for Euro 2020 Matches in Budapest
Football Federation Eyeing 'Full House' for Euro 2020 Matches in Budapest

Hungarian football association MLSZ said on Friday that it hoped all tickets would be sold out for four European championship matches to be held in Budapest’s Puskás Aréna. European federation UEFA announced earlier in the day that the matches in the championships would be played before audiences rather than behind closed doors. MLSZ said on […]Continue reading

Euro 2020 will take place from June 11 to July 11, with matches to be played in eleven European cities. Budapest is scheduled to host three Group F matches on June 15, 19 and 23, and a round of 16 match on June 27.

featured image:  EURO mascot Skillzy with the trophy; via MTI/EPA/Robert Ghement