UEFA and AntChain announced a new five-year global agreement on the eve of the UEFA Euro 2020 championship. The football tournament has just started after its pandemic-related postponement from last year. Under the terms of the deal, AntChain will act as the official blockchain partner of the delayed tournament. More broadly, UEFA and AntChain will jointly investigate the application of blockchain and other technologies to advance the digital transformation in the football industry. AntChain is the blockchain business of Ant Group and an affiliate company of the Alibaba Group.