The European Championship 2020 (commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2020 or simply Euro 2020) is a major international soccer tournament featuring the 24 teams from Europe who qualified for the finals.
The teams will initially compete in six groups of four teams with the top two in each group plus four best third-placed teams progressing through to the knockout stage.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place from Friday, 11 June 2021 to Sunday, 11 July 2021 in various stadia around Europe.
Meet The Teams – List of Euro 2020 Groups
- Group A (Rome/Baku) – Turkey, Italy (hosts), Wales, Switzerland
- Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg) – Denmark (hosts), Finland, Belgium, Russia (hosts)
- Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest) – Netherlands (hosts), Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
- Group D (London/Glasgow) – England (hosts), Croatia, Scotland (hosts), Czech Republic
- Group E (Seville/St Petersburg) – Spain (hosts), Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
- Group F (Munich/Budapest) – Hungary (hosts), Portugal (holders), France, Germany (hosts)
Euro 2020 Outright Winner Betting Odds
Euro 2020 – First Round Euro 2020 Matches / Group Stage
Friday June 11
- Group A: Turkey vs Italy; Kick-off 8pm (Rome)
Saturday June 12
- Group A: Wales vs Switzerland; Kick-off 2pm (Baku)
- Group B: Denmark vs Finland; Kick-off 5pm (Copenhagen)
- Group B: Belgium vs Russia; Kick-off 9pm (St Petersburg)
Sunday June 13
- Group D: England vs Croatia; Kick-off 2pm (London)
- Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia; Kick-off 5pm (Bucharest)
- Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine; Kick-off 8pm (Amsterdam)
Monday June 14
- Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic; Kick-off 2pm (Glasgow)
- Group E: Poland vs Slovakia; Kick-off 5pm (Dublin)
- Group E: Spain vs Sweden; Kick-off 8pm (Bilbao)
Tuesday June 15
- Group F: Hungary vs Portugal; Kick-off 5pm (Budapest)
- Group F: France vs Germany; Kick-off 8pm (Munich)
Wednesday June 16
- Group B: Finland vs Russia: Kick-off 2pm (St Petersburg)
- Group A: Turkey vs Wales: Kick-off 5pm (Baku)
- Group A: Italy vs Switzerland; Kick-off 8pm (Rome)
Thursday June 17
- Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia; Kick-off 2pm (Bucharest)
- Group B: Denmark vs Belgium; Kick-off 5pm (Copenhagen)
- Group C: Netherlands vs Austria; Kick-off 8pm (Amsterdam)
Friday June 18
- Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia; Kick-off 2pm (Dublin)
- Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic; Kick-off 5pm (Glasgow)
- Group D: England vs Scotland; Kick-off 8pm (London)
Saturday June 19
- Group F: Hungary vs France; Kick-off 2pm (Budapest)
- Group F: Portugal vs Germany; Kick-off 5pm (Munich)
- Group E: Spain vs Poland; Kick-off 8pm (Bilbao)
Sunday June 20
- Group A: Italy vs Wales; Kick-off 5pm (Rome)
- Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey; Kick-off 5pm (Baku)
Monday June 21
- Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands; Kick-off 5pm (Amsterdam)
- Group C: Ukraine vs Austria; Kick-off 5pm (Bucharest)
- Group B: Russia vs Denmark; Kick-off 8pm (Copenhagen)
- Group B: Finland vs Belgium; Kick-off 8pm (St Petersburg)
Tuesday June 22
- Group D: Czech Republic vs England; Kick-off 8pm (London)
- Group D: Croatia vs Scotland; Kick-off 8pm (Glasgow)
Wednesday June 23
- Group E: Slovakia vs Spain; Kick-off 5pm (Bilbao)
- Group E: Sweden vs Poland; Kick-off 5pm (Dublin)
- Group F: Germany vs Hungary; Kick-off 8pm (Munich)
- Group F: Portugal vs France; Kick-off 8pm (Budapest)
Other Euro 2020 Key Dates
Upon completion of the Group stage there are 2 rest days on 24 and 25 June.
Saturday 26 June: Knockout Phase begins (Round of 16)
- Match 1. 2A vs 2B (18:00, Amsterdam)
- Match 2: 1A vs 2C (21:00, London)
Sunday 27 June
- Match 3: 1C vs 3D/E/F (18:00, Budapest)
- Match 4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (21:00, Seville)
Monday 28 June
- Match 5: 2D vs 2E (18:00, Copenhagen)
- Match 6: 1F vs 3A/B/C (21:00, Bucharest)
Tuesday 29 June
- Match 7: 1D vs 2F (18:00, London)
- Match 8: 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (21:00, Glasgow)
30 June and 1 July: Rest days
Friday 2 July: Quarter-finals begin
- QF1: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (18:00, St Petersburg)
- QF2: Winner 4 vs Winner 2 (21:00, Munich)
Saturday 3 July
- QF3: Winner 3 vs Winner 1 (18:00, Baku)
- QF4: Winner 8 vs Winner 7 (21:00, Rome)
4 and 5 July: Rest days
Tuesday 6 July: Semi-finals begin
- SF1: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 (21:00, London)
Wednesday 7 July
- SF2: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 (21:00, London)
8 – 10 July: Rest days
Sunday 11 July: Euro 2020 Final
Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (21:00, London)
Who are the Host Cities & Stadiums?
Normally this event is staged in just one (or occasionally two) countries but for the first time in the competition’s 60-year history, Euro 2020 is being held across the entire European continent, with 11 host cities in all.
Wembley Stadium in London, England will host both semi-finals and the final on July 11.
Final & semi-finals, two round of 16 games, three group games
- London, England: Wembley Stadium
Six group games, one quarter-final
- Saint Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Three group games, one quarter-final
- Baku, Azerbaijan: Baku Olympic Stadium
- Munich, Germany: Football Arena Munich
- Rome, Italy: Olimpico in Rome
Three group games, one round of 16 game
- Amsterdam, Netherlands: Johan Cruijff ArenA
- Bucharest, Romania: National Arena Bucharest
- Budapest, Hungary: Puskás Aréna
- Copenhagen, Denmark: Parken Stadium
- Glasgow, Scotland: Hampden Park
- Seville, Spain: Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla
All kick-off times are shown in CET (Central European Time).
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Euro 2020?
The 2020 European soccer championship will begin on Friday, 11 June 2021 and end with the final on Sunday, 11 July 2021.
Where will Euro 2020 take place?
Euro 2020 will be held across 11 host cities with both semi-finals and the final to held at Wembley Stadium in London.
What does UEFA stand for?
It stands for Union of European Football Associations which is the governing body of European football (soccer) and the umbrella organisation for 55 national soccer associations.
Who are the favorite teams to win Euro 2020 with the online sportsbooks?
The leading contenders are France, England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands.
Who are the top players appearing at Euro 2020?
The big name players who will be strutting their stuff this year include Cristiano Ronaldo (Portgual), Harry Kane (England), Kylian Mbappe (France), Paul Pogba (France), Jadon Sancho (England), Raheem Sterling (England), Frenkie De Jong (Netherlands), Thomas Muller (Germany), Antoine Griezmann (France), Virgil Van Dijk (Netherlands), David De Gea (Netherlands) and Sergio Ramos (Spain).
Who are the previous winners of the European Championship?
- 1960 - Soviet Union
- 1964 - Spain
- 1968 - Italy
- 1972 - West Germany
- 1976 - Czechoslovakia
- 1980 - West Germany
- 1984 - France
- 1988 - Netherlands
- 1992 - Denmark
- 1996 - Germany
- 2000 - France
- 2004- Greece
- 2008 - Spain
- 2012 - Spain
- 2016 - Portugal
- 2020 - ?