Euro 2020 Fixtures: Groups, Dates, Venues, and Tournament Schedules

Euro 2020 is just around the corner, and it’s time to get excited! The championship will be hosted across thirteen countries in Europe. It starts on Friday June 12th with a match between France and Ireland in Paris. There are 24 teams participating, which means that there are six groups of four teams each. You can find out more about Euro 2020 fixtures by reading through this article!

Will Euro 2020 Still Be Called 2020?

Euro 2020 is the name of this edition, which is understandable given the championship will be held during 2020. However, Euro 2020 was originally scheduled to take place between 12 June and 12 July last year, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The revised dates are 11 June – 11 July 2021. While many may refer to the championship as “Euro 2021” due to the postponement, it will still be officially referred to as the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships

It’s time to get excited! The championship will be hosted across thirteen countries in Europe.

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What Will The Group Stage Look Like?

The new groupings for the Euro 2020 Championships are as follows:

Group A – (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland

Group B – (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia

Group C – (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia

Group D – (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

Group E – (Seville/St Petersburg): Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia

Group F – (Munich/Budapest): Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany

When Will The Group Fixtures Take Place?

Friday 11 June

Group A: Turkey vs Italy (21:00, Rome)

Saturday 12 June

Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (15:00, Baku)

Group B: Denmark vs Finland (18:00, Copenhagen)

Group B: Belgium vs Russia (21:00, St Petersburg)

Sunday 13 June

Group D: England vs Croatia (15:00, London)

Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (18:00, Bucharest)

Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (21:00, Amsterdam)

Monday 14 June

Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (15:00, Glasgow)

Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (18:00, St Petersburg)

Group E: Spain vs Sweden (21:00, Seville)

Tuesday 15 June

Group F: Hungary vs Portugal (18:00, Budapest)

Group F: France vs Germany (21:00, Munich)

Wednesday 16 June

Group B: Finland vs Russia (15:00, St Petersburg)

Group A: Turkey vs Wales (18:00, Baku)

Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (21:00, Rome)

Thursday 17 June

Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (15:00, Bucharest)

Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (18:00, Copenhagen)

Group C: Netherlands vs Austria (21:00, Amsterdam)

Friday 18 June

Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia (15:00, Saint Petersburg)

Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (18:00, Glasgow)

Group D: England vs Scotland (21:00, London)

Saturday 19 June

Group F: Hungary vs France (15:00, Budapest)

Group F: Portugal vs Germany (18:00, Munich)

Group E: Spain vs Poland (21:00, Seville)

Sunday 20 June

Group A: Italy vs Wales (18:00, Rome)

Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (18:00, Baku)

Monday 21 June

Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (18:00, Amsterdam)

Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (18:00, Bucharest)

Group B: Russia vs Denmark (21:00, Copenhagen)

Group B: Finland vs Belgium (21:00, St Petersburg)

Tuesday 22 June

Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (21:00, Glasgow)

Group D: Czech Republic vs England (21:00, London)

Where are the venues?

  • Rome (Stadio Olimpico)
  • Baku (Olympic Stadium)
  • Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg Stadium)
  • London (Wembley Stadium)
  • Munich (Allianz Arena)
  • Budapest (Puskás Ferenc Stadium)
  • Rotterdam (Ahoy Rotterdam)

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Group Predictions 

Luckily for Italy, they are able to play all their group games in Rome, which is a stroke of luck for the Italian squad as they would be looking to capitalise on a strong start to their Euro campaign and put the worst of their 2018 World Cup campaign behind them.

Because of this, they are also touted as third favourites to reach the quarter-finals. Possibly meeting Ukraine or Austria if they top the group.

On the other hand, Switzerland is becoming the next hottest thing around town, with one win and three draws in four games against Spain and Germany in the Nations League–which is impressive stuff. But killing any hopes of a major victory would likely be their lack of a true goalscorer, and an up and coming Turkish squad with their own excellent display of form.

As for the Turkish squad, their excellent form has been interrupted by inconsistency on the pitch in Nations League B. But this can be due to manager Şenol Güneş experimenting on tactics and getting a better feel for this team. Bear in mind that expectations are high from the man who brought Turkey to a third place finish in the 2002 World Cup, plus a win against Netherlands and Norway only proves to the world that the Turkish squad will soon become a force to reckon with.

Lastly, we have Wales. Under Ryan Giggs’ leadership since 2018, the Welsh squad have been undefeated in the Nations League. However, when you consider their wins are narrow wins (1-0) coming from teams such as Bulgaria, Finland, and the Republic of Ireland–teams who are notably weaker than Italy–competitiveness like this might be too much for them to advance to the knockout stages.

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