Euro 2020: Fixtures, 2021 Dates, kick off times, groups, knockout phase and Venue possibilities of the iconic tournament
UEFA are determined to go ahead with plans to stage EURO 2020 across 12 host cities this summer.
The rescheduled tournament gets underway in 2021 in Rome on June 11 and runs through to Sunday, July 11.
Twenty-four teams will be playing across 51 matches in 12 cities, starting on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Italy face Turkey in the curtain-raiser in Rome on Friday, June 11, marking the start of a month-long festival of football as 24 nations battle it out to be crowned champions.
The tournament will follow the same format as Euro 2016, with the top two in each group advancing to the last 16 along with four best third-place finishers.
It all ends at Wembley Stadium with the final, which takes place on Sunday, July 11.
Below, FootTheBall have provided the tournament calendar, including all 51 fixtures to take place at the European Championships (all times BST – British Summer Time).
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Turkey vs Italy, June 11 (20:00, Rome)
Wales vs Switzerland, June 12 (14:00, Baku)
Turkey vs Wales, June 16 (17:00, Baku)
Italy vs Switzerland, June 16 (20:00, Rome)
Italy vs Wales, June 20 (17:00, Rome)
Switzerland vs Turkey, June 20 (17:00, Baku)
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Denmark vs Finland, June 12 (17:00, Copenhagen)
Belgium vs Russia, June 12 (20:00, St Petersburg)
Finland vs Russia, June 16 (14:00, St Petersburg)
Denmark vs Belgium, June 17 (17:00, Copenhagen)
Russia vs Denmark, June 21 (20:00, Copenhagen)
Finland vs Belgium, June 21 (20:00, St Petersburg)
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Austria vs North Macedonia, June 13 (17:00, Bucharest)
Netherlands vs Ukraine, June 13 (20:00, Amsterdam)
Ukraine vs North Macedonia, June 17 (14:00, Bucharest)
Netherlands vs Austria, June 17 (20:00, Amsterdam)
North Macedonia vs Netherlands, June 21 (17:00, Amsterdam)
Ukraine vs Austria, June 21 (17:00, Bucharest)
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
England vs Croatia, June 13 (14:00, London)
Scotland vs Czech Republic, June 14 (14:00, Glasgow)
Croatia vs Czech Republic, June 18 (17:00, Glasgow)
England vs Scotland, June 18 (20:00, London)
Czech Republic vs England, June 22 (20:00, London)
Croatia vs Scotland, June 22 (20:00, Glasgow)
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Poland vs Slovakia, June 14 (17:00, Dublin)
Spain vs Sweden, June 14 (20:00, Bilbao)
Sweden vs Slovakia, June 18 (14:00, Dublin)
Spain vs Poland, June 19 (20:00, Bilbao)
Slovakia vs Spain, June 23 (17:00, Bilbao)
Sweden vs Poland, June 23 (17:00, Dublin)
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Hungary vs Portugal, June 15 (17:00, Budapest)
France vs Germany, June 15 (20:00, Munich)
Hungary vs France, June 19 (14:00, Budapest)
Portugal vs Germany, June 19 (17:00, Munich)
Germany vs Hungary, June 23 (20:00, Munich)
Portugal v France, June 23 (20:00, Budapest)
Round of 16
Saturday June 26
Game 1: Group A runners-up vs Group B runners-up; Kick-off 5pm (Amsterdam)
Game 2: Group A winners vs Group C runners-up; Kick-off 8pm (London)
Sunday June 27
Game 3: Group C winners vs third-placed side from Group D/E/F; Kick-off 5pm (Budapest)
Game 4: Group B winners vs third-placed side from Group A/D/E/F; Kick-off 8pm (Bilbao)
Monday June 28
Game 5: Group D runners-up vs Group E runners-up; Kick-off 5pm (Copenhagen)
Game 6: Group F winners vs third-placed side from Group A/B/C; Kick-off 8pm (Bucharest)
Tuesday June 29
Game 7: Group D winners vs Group F runners-up; Kick-off 5pm (Dublin)
Game 8: Group E winners vs third-placed side Group A/B/C/D; Kick-off 8pm (Glasgow)
Friday July 2
Quarter-final 1: Game 6 winner vs Game 5 winner; Kick-off 5pm (St Petersburg)
Quarter-final 2: Game 4 winner vs Game 2 winner; Kick-off 8pm (Munich)
Saturday July 3
Quarter-final 3: Game 3 winner vs Game 1 winner; Kick-off 5pm (Baku)
Quarter-final 4: Game 8 winner vs Game 7 winner; Kick-off 8pm (Rome)
Tuesday July 6
Semi-final 1: Quarter-final 2 winner vs Quarter-final 1 winner; Kick-off 8pm (Wembley, London)
Wednesday July 7
Semi-final 2: Quarter-final 4 winner vs Quarter-final 3 winner; Kick-off 8pm (Wembley, London)
Sunday July 11
Kick-off 8pm (Wembley, London)
EURO 2020 VENUES
- Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- Olympic Stadium, Baku
- St Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
- Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
- Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
- National Arena, Bucharest
- Wembley Stadium, London
- Hampden Park, Glasgow
- Estadio de San Mames, Bilbao
- Dublin Arena, Dublin
- Fußball Arena Munchen, Munich
IS ENGLAND HOSTING EURO 2020?
UEFA has so far stuck to its original plan for London and Glasgow, as well as Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Saint-Petersburg, Bilbao, Munich, Budapest, Baku, Rome and Bucharest to host matches.
Nevertheless, the prospect of crowds being allowed, at least in some countries, and of lockdowns across Europe easing over the summer months, offers hope that enthusiasm for the tournament will grow again.
However, European football’s governing body has given all host cities until early April to say if they will be in a position to accommodate spectators inside stadiums and at what percentage of capacity.
“Fans are such a big part of what makes football special,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin in his most recent public address on the matter in January.
“We must allow ourselves the maximum space to allow their return to the stadiums.”
That is what UEFA is banking on, but tough decisions lie ahead as to who gets to play host.
It is understood that plans from each host nation must be submitted by April 7 with guarantees that fans will be allowed back in some capacity for Euro 2020.
According to the Associated Press, UEFA is considering dropping the three cities over a lack of assurances of fans being permitted at the tournament scheduled to run from June 11 to July 11 this year.
Bilbao’s San Mamés, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Hampden Park in Glasgow are among 12 venues selected to stage matches.
UEFA reportedly wants to matches to be held at least 50 per cent capacity despite the coronavirus pandemic resulting most many games currently being played behind closed doors in Europe.