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When is England’s first Euro 2020 match? 2021 start date and kick off time



Euro 2020 has been rescheduled to this summer with 12 countries set to host one of the biggest events in world sport.

The showpiece European competition was supposed to take place 12 months ago only for the coronavirus pandemic to force it into being postponed by a year.

It is set to go ahead in 2021, however, with plenty of home nations interest.

England will meet Croatia, Czech Republic and their oldest rivals Scotland, following Steve Clarke’s side’s incredible penalty shoot-out win over Serbia.

Wales will meet Switzerland and Turkey in Baku before heading to Rome to take on Group A favourites Italy.

Elsewhere, the undoubted ‘group of death’ features the 2014 World Cup winners, Germany, the reigning world champions, France, and the reigning European champions, Portugal, with Hungary given the fourth place.

The tournament will be the first European Championships to be played across the entire breadth of the continent, using a number of different venues from Dublin to Baku.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When does Euro 2020 start?

The tournament begins on Friday 11 June in Rome.

When is the final?

The tournament ends with the final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday 11 July.

What are the groups?

Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland.

Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia.

Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, Georgia, North Macedonia.

Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland.

Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia.

Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary.

What are the venues?

  • Rome (Stadio Olimpico)
  • Baku (Olympic Stadium)
  • Copenhagen (Parken Stadium)
  • St Petersburg (St Petersburg Stadium)
  • Amsterdam (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
  • Bucharest (National Arena)
  • London (Wembley Stadium)
  • Glasgow (Hampden Park)
  • Budapest (Puskás Aréna)
  • Munich (Fußball Arena München)
  • Seville (La Cartuja Stadium)

How many fans are going to be allowed in?

That remains up in the air, but a number of venues have committed to having supporters back in stadiums for the tournament.

Wembley Stadium has pledged to have 25 per cent capacity for games held there, with the potential for that to be increased as restrictions in England are relaxed.

Glasgow too are hoping to have 25 per cent capacity at Hampden Park but Dublin are unable to make such assurances meaning they will likely lose their selection of matches.

Other host venues are even more bullish with St Petersburg planning for 50 per cent capacity at their matches with Budapest hoping for full capacity.

What about tickets?

The initial ticketing process saw the biggest demand ever seen for a major tournament with more than 19 million people applying for the two million tickets available.

Uefa gave fans the opportunity to hand back any tickets at a full refund back in December with another opportunity to do so until 22 April.

For games that remain oversubscribed a later ticket ballot will decide who still gets to attend.

What is the fixture schedule?

Group Stage
Date Match Teams Group Venue
Friday 11th June Match 1 Turkey vs Italy Group A Rome
Saturday 12th June Match 2 Wales vs Switzerland Group A  Baku
Saturday 12th June Match 3 Denmark vs Finland Group B Copenhagen
Saturday 12th June Match 4 Belgium vs Russia Group B St Petersburg
Sunday 13th June Match 5 Netherlands vs Ukraine Group C Amsterdam
Sunday 13th June Match 6 Austria vs North Macedonia Group C Bucharest
Sunday 13th June Match 7 England vs Croatia Group D London
Monday 14th June Match 8 Scotland vs Czech Republic Group D Glasgow
Monday 14th June Match 9 Poland vs Slovakia Group E St Petersburg
Monday 14th June Match 10 Spain vs Sweden Group E Seville
Tuesday 15th June Match 11 Hungary vs Portugal Group F Budapest
Tuesday 15th June Match 12 France vs Germany Group F Munich
Wednesday 16th June Match 13 Turkey vs Wales Group A Baku
Wednesday 16th June Match 14 Italy vs Switzerland Group A Rome
Wednesday 16th June Match 15 Denmark vs Belgium Group B Copenhagen
Thursday 17th June Match 16 Finland vs Russia Group B St Petersburg
Thursday 17th June Match 17 Netherlands vs Austria Group C Amsterdam
Thursday 17th June Match 18 Ukraine vs North Macedonia Group C Bucharest
Friday 18th June Match 19 Croatia vs Czech Republic Group D Glasgow
Friday 18th June Match 20 England vs Scotland Group D London
Friday 18th June Match 21 Sweden vs Slovakia Group E St Petersburg
Saturday 19th June Match 22 Spain vs Poland Group E Seville
Saturday 19th June Match 23 Hungary vs France Group F Budapest
Saturday 19th June Match 24 Germany vs Hungary Group F Munich
Sunday 20th June Match 25 Switzerland vs Turkey Group A Baku
Sunday 20th June Match 26 Italy vs Wales Group A Rome
Monday 21st June Match 27 Russia vs Denmark Group B Copenhagen
Monday 21st June Match 28 Finland vs Belgium Group B St Petersburg
Monday 21st June Match 29 North Macedonia vs Netherlands Group C Amsterdam
Monday 21st June Match 30 Ukraine vs Austria Group C Bucharest
Tuesday 22nd June Match 31 Croatia vs Scotland Group D Glasgow
Tuesday 22nd June Match 32 Czech Republic vs England Group D London
Wednesday 23rd June Match 33 Sweden vs Poland Group E Seville
Wednesday 23rd June Match 34 Slovakia vs Spain Group E St Petersburg
Wednesday 23rd June Match 35 Portugal vs France Group F Budapest
Wednesday 23rd June Match 36 Germany vs Hungary Group F Munich
Round of 16
Saturday 26th June Match 37 Group A winner v Group C runner-up London
Saturday 26th June Match 38 Group A runner-up v Group B runner-up Amsterdam
Sunday 27th June Match 39 Group B winner v Group A/D/E/F third place Seville
Sunday 27th June Match 40 Group C winner v Group 3D/E/F third place – Budapest Budapest
Monday 28th  June Match 41 Group F winner v Group A/B/C third place Bucharest
Monday 28th  June Match 42 Group D runner-up v Group E runner-up Copenhagen
Tuesday 29th June Match 43 Group E winner v Group A/B/C/D third place Glasgow
Tuesday 29th June Match 44 Group D winner v Group F runner-up London
Friday 2nd July, 5pm Match 45 Winner of match 41 v Winner of match 42 St Petersburg
Friday 2nd July, 8pm Match 46 Winner of match 39 v Winner of match 37 Munich
Saturday 3rd July, 5pm Match 47 Winner of match 40 v Winner of match 38 Baku
Saturday 3rd July, 8pm Match 48 Winner of match 43 v Winner of match 44 Rome
Tuesday 6th July, 8pm Match 49 Winner of match 45 v Winner of match 46 London
Wednesday 7th July, 8pm Match 50 Winner of match 48 v Winner of match 47 London
Sunday 11th July, 8pm Match 51 Winner of match 49 v Winner of match 50 London

Who is going to win?

England 9/2

France 11/2

Belgium 6/1

Spain 13/2

Germany 15/2

Portugal 15/2

All odds via Paddy Power


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