Who is ITV referee pundit Peter Walton?

FORMER Premier League referee Peter Walton will be part of ITV's pundit team at Euro 2020 to provide expert insight on all the major decisions during games.

The 61-year-old refereed games in the Premier League between 2003-2012 as well as the 2008 FA Community Shield.

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The first game he refereed in the Premier League was a memorable one – a 4-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers win against Leicester in 2003.

Walton currently provides insight for BT Sport's coverage of the Premier League and Champions League, but will join up with ITV for Euro 2020.

He was subject of a BT Sport gaff two years ago in the Champions League semi-final as instead of cutting to images of Spurs players after Lucas Moura's dramatic winner against Ajax, BT cameras switched to a grinning Walton.

Euro 2020 gets underway on June 11 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as Turkey take on Italy in Group A.

The sixtieth anniversary of the first Euros means this year the tournament is being held across the continent of Europe, rather than one host nation.

Eleven cities have been chosen to hold fixtures, with 25% of the stadiums set to be filled with supporters.

Dublin was originally scheduled to be a host city, but the Irish government could not assure UEFA that the Aviva Stadium could be 25% full.

Who are the eleven host cities for Euro 2020?

  • Amsterdam Arena – Amsterdam
  • Olympic Stadium – Baku
  • Arena Nationala – Bucharest
  • Puskas Arena – Budapest
  • Parken Stadium – Copenhagen
  • Hampden Park – Glasgow
  • Wembley Stadium- London
  • Allianz Arena – Munich
  • Stadio Olimpico – Rome
  • La Cartuja – Seville
  • Krestovksy Stadium – St. Petersburg

The first game Peter Walton will be on duty for is likely to be ITV's first live game of the tournament – the Group B clash between Belgium take on Russia.

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