KTN Euro 2020: Denmark vs Spain Euro 2020 match, Is there a third-place play-off at Euro 2020?

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As Italy face England on Sunday in a fierce clash at Wembley, Denmark and Spain will be spectators.  

Is there a third-place play-off at Euro 2020? Unlike the World Cup, Euro 2020 does not have a third-place play-off game.


The European tournament is the only main international competition that doesn’t have a match to decide the third-placed team, with a play-off also being in the Copa America and The African Cup of Nations.

Interestingly, there was the first tournament in 1960 through to the 1980 tournaments that had a third-place winner but later scrapped.


The decision to scrap the match came after the 1980 tournament yielded poor viewing figures, which led to a revised format of the tournament.


The reason there was no room for a third-place play-off in the new format likely strimmed from a alleged lack of interest from the public, both in terms of spectators in the stadium and viewers watching on TV.

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