The Euro’s Return!
The rescheduled European Football tournament will kick off on Saturday 11 June and end exactly one month later. It will still be called Euro 2020 – organisers have stuck with that name despite it taking place this summer
England one of the favourites
This will be a 24-team tournament comprising of six groups of four with two sides progressing from each and the two best third-placed teams joining them in the last-16.
Whilst some nations will no doubt have welcomed the additional year, for others it will have hindered their chances.
England have emerged as joint pre-tournament favourites after impressing in recent tournaments with their exciting, youthful squad. The talent-filled French squad are considered to be the other front-runners after their World Cup win in 2018.
Joachim Löw is hoping for a glorious swan-song as he steps down as Germany’s head coach after 15 years at the end of the tournament. Portugal remain optimistic of retaining their title with a strong band of players surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.
Spain have the making of a strong young team built around legacy players such as La Liga defender Sergio Ramos. Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ are hoping to deliver a first title in the country’s history
Euro 2020 Groups
- Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
- Group B: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Russia
- Group C: Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Ukraine
- Group D: Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Scotland
- Group E: Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
- Group F: France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal
Group D fixtures
- Sunday 13 June: England vs Croatia
- Monday 14 June: Scotland vs Czech Republic
- Friday 18 June: Croatia vs Czech Republic
- Friday 18 June: England vs Scotland
- Tuesday 22 June: Czech Republic vs England
- Tuesday 22 June: Croatia vs Scotland
- Round of 16 – Monday 28 June: 2D vs 2E (Game 5) or Tuesday 29 June: 1D vs 2F (Game 7)
- Quarter Finals are on 2nd and 3rd July
- Semi Finals are on 6th and 7 July
- Final is 11th July