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Euro 2020: Fixtures to teams, tickets to players, host cities to dates

Euro 2020, the 16th edition of the flagship UEFA competition, is being styled as a celebration, with games being held across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever tournament (though it will strictly be 61 years). 

Euro 2020 features 24 teams - 20 from automatic qualification and the remaining four decided through the play-offs.

The format for the final tournament is the same as Euro 2016, making for six groups comprised of four teams.

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The winner and runner-up in each group, along with the four best third-placed sides, will progress to the round of 16.

Goal brings you everything you need to know about the competition and more.

On this page

  1. Euro 2020 Guide: Teams & groups
  2. Euro 2020 Guide: Match schedule
  3. Euro 2020 Guide: Host cities & venues
  4. Euro 2020 Guide: How to buy tickets & will fans be allowed
  5. Euro 2020 Guide: How to watch on TV & live stream
  6. Euro 2020 Guide: Will there be VAR?
  7. Euro 2020 Guide: Match ball, mascot & slogan
  8. Euro 2020 Guide: Official song
  9. Euro 2020 Guide: Will it be called Euro 2021?
  10. Euro 2020 Guide: Who won the 2016 tournament?

Euro 2020 teams & groups

The Euro 2020 group stage will take place from June 11, 2021 – June 24, 2021 .

Host nation Italy kick off the tournament against Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Group A

1Italy (H) 🇮🇹 3300+79
2Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 3111+14
3Switzerland 🇨🇭*3111-14
4Turkey 🇹🇷 3003-70

*denotes side advancing as best third-placed team.

Group A fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 11Turkey 0-3 Italy8pmStadio Olimpico, Rome
Jun 12Wales 1-1 Switzerland2pmOlympic Stadium, Baku
Jun 16Turkey 0-2 Wales5pmOlympic Stadium, Baku
Jun 16Italy 3-0 Switzerland8pmStadio Olimpico, Rome
Jun 20Switzerland 3-1 Turkey5pmOlympic Stadium, Baku
Jun 20Italy 1-0 Wales5pmStadio Olimpico, Rome

Group B

1Belgium 🇧🇪 3300+69
2Denmark (H) 🇩🇰 3102+13
3Finland 🇫🇮 3102-23
4Russia (H) 🇷🇺 3102-53

Group B fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 12Denmark 0-1 Finland5pmParken Stadium, Copenhagen
Jun 12Belgium 3-0 Russia8pmKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Jun 16Finland 0-1 Russia2pmKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Jun 17Denmark 1-2 Belgium5pmParken Stadium, Copenhagen
Jun 21Russia 1-4 Denmark8pmParken Stadium, Copenhagen
Jun 21Finland 0-2 Belgium8pmKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Group C

1Netherlands 🇳🇱 330069
2Austria 🇦🇹 320116
3Ukraine 🇺🇦*3102-13
4North Macedonia 🇲🇰  3003-60

Group C fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 13Austria 3-1 North Macedonia5pmArena Nationala, Bucharest
Jun 13Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine8pmJohan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
Jun 17Ukraine 0-1 North Macedonia2pmArena Nationala, Bucharest
Jun 17Netherlands 2-0 Austria8pmJohan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
Jun 21North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands5pmJohan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
Jun 21Ukraine 0-1 Austria5pmArena Nationala, Bucharest

Group D

1England (H) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 321027
2Croatia 🇭🇷311114
3 Czech Republic  🇨🇿*3111-14
4Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿  3012-41

Group D fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 13England 1-0 Croatia2pmWembley Stadium, London
Jun 14Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic2pmHampden Park, Glasgow
Jun 18Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic5pmHampden Park, Glasgow
Jun 18England 0-0 Scotland8pmWembley Stadium, London
Jun 22Croatia 3-1 Scotland 8pmHampden Park, Glasgow
Jun 22Czech Republic 0-1 England8pmWembley Stadium, London

Group E

1Sweden 🇸🇪3210+27
2Spain 🇪🇸 (H) 3120+55
3Slovakia 🇸🇰3102-53
4Poland 🇵🇱 3012-21

Group E fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 14Poland 1-2 Slovakia5pmAviva Stadium, Dublin
Jun 14Spain 0-0 Sweden8pmSan Mames, Bilbao
Jun 18Sweden 1-0 Slovakia2pmAviva Stadium, Dublin
Jun 19Spain 1-1 Poland8pmSan Mames, Bilbao
Jun 23Slovakia 0-5 Spain5pmSan Mames, Bilbao
Jun 23Sweden 3-2 Poland5pmAviva Stadium, Dublin

Group F

1France 🇫🇷 3120+15
2Germany (H)   🇩🇪3111+14
3 Portugal 🇵🇹*3111+14
4Hungary 🇭🇺 3021-32

Group F fixtures

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
Jun 15Hungary 0-3 Portugal5pmPuskas Arena, Budapest
Jun 15France 1-0 Germany8pmAllianz Arena, Munich
Jun 19Hungary 1-1 France2pmPuskas Arena, Budapest
Jun 19Portugal 2-4 Germany5pmAllianz Arena, Munich
Jun 23Portugal 2-2 France8pmOlympic Stadium, Baku
Jun 23Germany 2-2 Hungary8pmAllianz Arena, Munich

Euro 2020 Round of 16

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
June 26Wales 0-4  Denmark 5pmJohan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
June 26Italy 2-1 Austria8pmWembley Stadium, London
June 27Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic 5pmPuskas Arena, Budapest
June 27Belgium 1-0 Portugal8pmLa Cartuja, Seville
June 28Croatia 3-5 Spain (AET)5pmParken Stadium, Copenhagen
June 28France 3-3 Switzerland (4-5 pens.)8pmArena Nationala, Bucharest
June 29England 2-0 Germany5pmWembley Stadium, London
June 29Sweden 1-2 Ukraine (AET)8pmHampden Park, Glasgow

Euro 2020 Quarter-finals

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
July 2Spain 1-1 Switzerland (3-1 pens.)5pmKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
July 2Belgium 1-2 Italy8pmAllianz Arena, Munich
July 3Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark5pmOlympic Stadium, Baku
July 3England 4-0 Ukraine8pmStadio Olimpico, Rome

Euro 2020 Semi-finals

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
July 6Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 pens.)8pmWembley Stadium, London
July 7England 2-1 Denmark (AET)8pmWembley Stadium, London

Euro 2020 final

DateGameTime (UK)Venue
July 11Italy vs England8pmWembley Stadium, London

Euro 2020: Match schedule

Group stageJune 11, 2021 – June 24, 2021
Round of 16June 26, 2021 – June 29, 2021
Quarter-finalsJuly 2, 2021 – July 3, 2021
Semi-finalsJuly 6, 2021 – July 7, 2021
FinalJuly 11, 2021

Where will Euro 2020 take place?

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The 16th edition of the European Championship will provisionally kick off on June 11, 2021  and it will conclude on July 11, 2021.

It will be held across 11 different cities in Europe, with UEFA celebrating the 60th birthday of the first European Championship (then called the European Nations Cup), which was held in France in 1960.

The semi-finals and final will be contested in London at Wembley Stadium.

Full Euro 2020 stadiums guide.

Euro 2020 host cities

Amsterdam, Netherlands Johan Cruyff Arena56,000
Baku, Azerbaijan Olympic Stadium68,700
Bucharest, Romania Arena Nationala55,600
Budapest, Hungary Ferenc Puskas Stadium67,889
Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium38,065
Glasgow, Scotland Hampden Park52,063
London, England Wembley Stadium90,000
Munich, Germany Allianz Arena75,000
Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico72,698
Saint Petersburg, Russia Krestovsky Stadium68,134
Seville, Spain La Cartuja60,000

Click here to learn more about the Euro 2020 host cities and stadiums

Euro 2020: How to buy tickets & will fans be allowed?

UEFA announced in April 2021 that certain stadiums will hold a capacity for match-goers.

Eight host countries had confirmed stadium capacities, based on data surrounding the impacts of coronavirus and anticipating the vaccine rollout distribution in their countries in June and July.

The United Kingdom confirmed that Wembley would have a 75 per cent capacity for the semi-finals and finals, meaning over 60,000 fans would be allowed in the stadium.

Euro 2020 tickets: How to apply for tickets & full list of host countries

Euro 2020: How to watch on TV & live stream

In the United Kingdom,  the Euros will be broadcast live on BBC and ITV. 

In the United States,  the tournament will be shown on television on ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2. It will be livestreamed on the ESPN app.

Euro 2020: Will there be VAR?

VAR (Video Assistant Referees) will be used at Euro 2020 for the first time in tournament history.

Ceferin said: "We are confident that introducing VAR in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the Champions League, the world’s flagship club competition."

Euro 2020: Match ball, mascot & slogan

The Uniforia ball, designed by Adidas, will serve as the match ball for all Euro 2020 matches. 

The ball is mostly white and includes multi-coloured black strokes with additional blue, neon and pink stripes.

The name of the ball is taken from the combination of the words "unity" and "euphoria". 

"In this ground-breaking tournament, adidas will celebrate football – and sport – as something that can bring the world together," said Florian Alt, Adidas' vice-president of brand marketing.

"Football is for everyone, regardless of who you are, where you come from or what surface you play on – it unites us all when we play. With Uniforia, while it is just a symbol, it is a symbol we all can – and should – unite behind."

'Skillzy' will be the official mascot of the tournament, and as evident from the name, will celebrate freestyle football, street football and panna culture.

The Euro 2020 slogan is "Live It. For Real".

Euro 2020: Official song

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be performing the tournament's official song, which will be unveiled at the full opening ceremony in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico.

The official Euro 2020 song will be played as teams walk on to the pitch and will accompany the television broadcasts.

Garrix said: "It's an incredible honour to be asked to create the official song for Euro 2020 and I am so excited to let everyone hear it."

Euro 2020: Will it be called Euro 2021?

Even though UEFA pushed back the tournament a year due to the complications of the Covid-19 pandemic, it will still be called Euro 2020 and not Euro 2021.

The decision to keep the name stems from the fact that most marketing and promotional materials were already branded with 'Euro 2020' and they are unwilling for it to go to waste.

UEFA confirmed their decision to keep Euro 2020 as the name of the tournament in April 2020 , going on to add that the original name is a symbol of how the football world stuck together amidst the difficulties of dealing with the effects of the coronavirus.

UEFA stated: "It will furthermore serve to remember how the whole football family came together to respond to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficult times Europe, and the world, had to go through in 2020.

"This choice is in line with UEFA’s commitment to make Euro 2020 sustainable and not to generate additional amounts of waste. A lot of branded material had already been produced by the time of the tournament’s postponement.

"A change to the name of the event would have meant the destruction and reproduction of such items."

Euro 2020 or Euro 2021: Is UEFA changing the official name of the finals?

Euro 2020 Guide: Who won the 2016 tournament?

Nani Euro 2016Getty

Portugal are defending title holders of the European Championship, having won the 2016 edition in what was their first tournament win.

They defeated host team France in the final of the competition at the Stade de France, Eder scoring in the dying minutes of stoppage time to clinch the 1-0 victory.