The latest: After games, virus cases in Finland spike

Here’s the latest news about soccer’s European Championship.

Finnish health officials have identified a rise in coronavirus cases in Finland, which has been attributed to soccer fans who returned from Russia after the European Championship matches in St. Petersburg.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare urged all passengers who traveled from St. Petersburg, Russia to Finland by bus companies to submit to a coronavirus testing.

The latest: After games, virus cases in Finland spike

Finland hosted two Euro 2020 group games in St. Petersburg. The team faced Russia and Belgium on Monday, June 16. It is estimated that at least 2,000 Finns traveled to St. Petersburg for these matches.

The Finns came in third in their group, and were eliminated. Russia was also eliminated, having finished last.

St. Petersburg hosted six matches in the group stage and will host one quarterfinal match on Friday.

The knockout stage has begun for the European Championship.

In Amsterdam, Denmark will face Wales in the opening match of round 16. The next match will be in London between Italy and Austria.

The quarterfinals will be decided by the winners.

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Either Wales or Denmark will travel to Baku on July 3rd to take on the Netherlands or Czech Republic. On July 2, in Munich, Italy or Austria will face Portugal or Belgium.