The European Championship trophy being played for at Euro 2020
The European Championship trophy being played for at Euro 2020

UEFA Euro 2020 finals guide: All you need to know for European Championship


The delayed Euro 2020 tournament finally gets underway today, a year later than planned. We have all you need to know for this summer's championship.


When and where are the Euros taking place?

The delayed championship runs from June 11-July 11 2021 and is still scheduled to take place in multiple host countries across the continent, but that has been reduced from the original 12 host cities across different nations.

The opening match will be staged at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with the final being held at Wembley, which will host eight games in total including a both semi-finals.

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Who is in which Euros group?

  • Group A (Matches played in Italy/Azerbaijan): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland

After several years in the wilderness, Italy are back at a major tournament and headline a group that contains Wales, who will surely be scrapping with Switzerland and Turkey for the minor qualification places. Roberto Mancini’s Italy won all 10 of their qualifiers, while Turkey are an emerging force have recently pulled off a few shock wins – this will be a real test for Wales and their interim boss Rob Page.

  • Group B (Russia/Denmark): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia

The headline name are world number one Belgium, with Roberto Martinez’ side looking to fulfil their destiny as the country’s ‘golden generation’. Their main competition looks to come in the shape of Denmark, though dark horses Russia proved themselves worthy foes in finishing second to the Belgians in qualifying. Finland will be hoping Teemu Pukki’s goals can fire them to glory in their first major tournament appearance.

  • Group C (Netherlands/Romania): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia

It has not been a fun time to be a Netherlands fan in recent years, missing out on the last two major tournaments. Just as things were picking up under Ronald Koeman, he left for Barcelona, and now Frank de Boer is the man in charge. His suspect managerial record will give outsiders Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia hope, but truthfully the Dutch are in by far the easiest group.

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  • Group D (England/Scotland): England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

This group pits together the auld enemy England and Scotland, meaning there will be a re-run of the Euro 96 classic in which Paul Gascoigne scored one of the greatest goals in major tournament history. England will also come up against regular foes Croatia, who ended their dream-like run to the World Cup semi-finals three years ago. An improving Czech Republic completing the quartet.

  • Group E (Spain/Russia): Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia

Spain haven’t had a real say at a major tournament since winning this competition in 2012, but they look to have reinvented themselves over the last couple of years and could go very close in this year’s renewal. Group E looks competitive however, with Sweden and Poland both hoping to have a say in proceedings, while Slovakia are no strangers to the odd upset themselves, reaching the knockout phase in 2016. This could be one to watch.

  • Group F (Germany/Hungary): Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany

Viewed as the group of death, Group F sees the winners of the last three major tournaments involving European nations come up against each other, with World Cup 2014 champions Germany, Euro 2016 winners Portugal and World Cup 2018 title holders France battling it out for top spot. Also joining them are Hungary, who perhaps looked on in disbelief as they found out they would be making up the quartet.

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How many teams take part and what is the format?

The format is the same as for Euro 2016, with 24 teams divided into six groups of four.

The top two and the four best third-placed teams go through to the last 16.


Euro 2020 Winner (latest odds via Sky Bet)

  • France - 9/2
  • England - 11/2
  • Belgium - 6/1
  • Spain - 15/2
  • Germany, Italy, Portugal - 8/1
  • Netherlands - 12/1

Odds correct at 1030 BST (11/06/2021)


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Who are the host cities and what games will be held where?

The 12 host cities were all due to stage three group games during the opening stage, with the below allocated knockout games.

Dublin was originally a host city, but issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic saw it withdraw. Its games were taken by London (Wembley) and Saint Petersburg. Bilbao was also an original host city, but was replaced by Seville for similar reasons.

Last 16

  • Amsterdam: Johan Cruyff Arena
  • Bucharest: National Arena
  • Budapest: Ferenc Puskás Stadium
  • Copenhagen: Parken Stadium
  • Glasgow: Hampden Park
  • London: Wembley Stadium
  • Seville: La Cartuja

Quarter-finals

  • Baku: Olympic Stadium
  • Munich: Fußball Arena Munchen
  • Rome: Stadio Olimpico
  • Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Stadium

Semi-finals and final

  • London: Wembley Stadium

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Sporting Life's Outright betting tips for Euro 2020

Euros fixture schedule, TV and kick-off times

*Kick-off times (BST) not yet confirmed for all matches. Those that are have been listed.

Group stage

Friday, June 11

  • Group A - Turkey v Italy, Rome
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

Saturday, June 12

  • Group A - Wales v Switzerland, Baku
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group B - Denmark v Finland, Copenhagen
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1700 BST
  • Group B - Belgium v Russia, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

Sunday, June 13

  • Group D: England v Croatia, Wembley
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group C - Austria v North Macedonia, Bucharest
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group C - Holland v Ukraine, Amsterdam
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

Monday, June 14

  • Group D - Scotland v Czech Republic, Glasgow
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group E - Poland v Slovakia, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group E - Spain v Sweden, Seville
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

Tuesday, June 15

  • Group F - Hungary v Portugal, Budapest
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group F - France v Germany, Munich
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

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Sporting Life's England Specials betting tips for Euro 2020

Wednesday, June 16

  • Group B - Finland v Russia, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group A - Turkey v Wales, Baku
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group A - Italy v Switzerland, Rome
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

Thursday, June 17

  • Group C - Ukraine v North Macedonia, Bucharest
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1400 BST
  • Group B - Denmark v Belgium, Copenhagen
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group C - Holland v Austria, Amsterdam
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

Friday, June 18

  • Group E - Sweden v Slovakia, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group D - Croatia v Czech Republic, Glasgow
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1700 BST
  • Group D - England v Scotland, Wembley
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

Saturday, June 19

  • Group F - Hungary v France, Budapest
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 1400 BST
  • Group F - Portugal v Germany, Munich
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group E - Spain v Poland, Seville
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

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Sunday, June 20

  • Group A - Switzerland v Turkey, Baku
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group A - Italy v Wales, Rome
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST

Monday, June 21

  • Group C - North Macedonia v Holland, Amsterdam
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group C - Ukraine v Austria, Bucharest
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group B - Russia v Denmark, Copenhagen
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST
  • Group B - Finland v Belgium, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

Tuesday, June 22

  • Group D - Croatia v Scotland, Glasgow
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST
  • Group D - Czech Republic v England, Wembley
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 2000 BST

Wednesday, June 23

  • Group E - Slovakia v Spain, Seville
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group E - Sweden v Poland, St Petersburg
    TV channel & kick-off time: ITV, 1700 BST
  • Group F - Portugal v France, Budapest
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST
  • Group F - Germany v Hungary, Munich
    TV channel & kick-off time: BBC, 2000 BST

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Round of 16

Saturday, June 26

  • Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B, Amsterdam (MATCH 38)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Runner-up Group A v Runner-up Group C, Wembley (MATCH 37)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Sunday, June 27

  • Winner Group C v Third Place Group D/E/F, Budapest (MATCH 40)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Winner Group B v Third Place Group A/D/E/F, Seville (MATCH 39)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Monday, June 28

  • Runner-up Group D v Runner-up Group E, Copenhagen (MATCH 42)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Winner Group F v Third Place A/B/C, Bucharest (MATCH 41)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Tuesday, June 29

  • Winner Group D v Runner-up Group F, London (MATCH 44)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Winner Group E v Third Place A/B/C/D, Glasgow (MATCH 43)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Quarter-finals

Friday, July 2

  • Winner Game 41 v Winner Game 42, St Petersburg (QF 2)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Winner Game 39 v Winner Game 37, Munich (QF 1)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Saturday, July 3

  • Winner Game 40 v Winner Game 38, Baku (QF 4)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 1700 BST (TV TBC)
  • Winner Game 43 v Winner Game 44, Rome (QF 3)
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Semi-finals

Tuesday, July 6

  • Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2, Wembley
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Wednesday, July 7

  • Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4, Wembley
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

Final

Sunday, July 11

  • Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2, 8pm, Wembley
    TV Channel & kick off-time: 2000 BST (TV TBC)

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