By News Team
21st May 2021
With the summer on its way, it means that excitement is building with Euro 2020 just around the corner.
Legends will be made, storylines written and magical moments created across Europe over the next few weeks.
Ahead of the continent’s most anticipated international tournament, we’ve pulled together a guide covering all you need to know about Euro 2020: from the venues and group stage line-ups, to the fixtures, schedule and odds for the trophy.
EURO 2020 hosts: venues and group stages
What is set to make Euro 2020 so special is the fact that for the first time ever the tournament will be held in 11 different venues across 11 different cities in 11 different nations.
The reason being for this move from UEFA to have multiple hosts across Europe was to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Championship.
Each of the 11 different venues will all stage a number of group games and knockout ties, with London’s Wembley Stadium also hosting the semi-finals and final of the tournament.
For a full rundown of which cities, nations and stadiums will be hosting Euro 2020, as well as a breakdown of the fixtures the Euros 2020 locations will be staging, a full table can be found below.
|Group stage & Round of 16||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Johan Cruijff ArenA|
|Group stage & Quarter-final||Baku||Azerbaijan||Baku Olympic Stadium|
|Group stage & Round of 16||Bucharest||Romania||Arena Nationala|
|Group stage & Round of 16||Budapest||Hungary||Puskás Aréna|
|Group stage & Round of 16||Copenhagen||Denmark||Parken|
|Group stage & Round of 16||Glasgow||Scotland||Hampden Park|
|Group stage, Round of 16, Semi-finals & Final||London||England||Wembley Stadium|
|Group stage & Quarter-final||Munich||Germany||Allianz Arena|
|Group stage & Quarter-final||Rome||Italy||Stadio Olimpico|
|Group stage & Quarter-final||Saint Petersburg||Russia||Krestovsky Stadium|
|Group stage & Round of 16||Seville||Spain||Estadio La Cartuja|
EURO 2020 schedule
Euro 2020 takes place from June 11, 2021, to July 11, 2021, with Turkey v Italy opening up the tournament at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The group stages will take place from June 11, 2021, to June 23, 2021, with 24 teams competing in six groups each comprised of four nations. The winner and runner-up in each group, along with the four best third-placed sides, will qualify for the round of 16.
The knockout rounds take place from June 26, 2021, to July 11, 2021.
For a full rundown of the different dates, rounds and full Euros fixtures and Euros schedule, full tables can be found below.
As well, we have a full breakdown of Euros groups.
|Group stage Matchday 1||June 11, 2021 - June 15, 2021|
|Group stage Matchday 2||June 16, 2021 - June 19, 2021|
|Group stage Matchday 3||June 20, 2021 - June 23, 2021|
|Round of 16||June 26, 2021 - June 29, 2021|
|Quarter-finals||July 2, 2021 - July 3, 2021|
|Semi-finals||July 6, 2021 - July 7, 2021|
|Final||July 11, 2021|
|Friday 11th June||Match 1||Turkey v Italy||Group A||Rome|
|Saturday 12th June||Match 2||Wales v Switzerland||Group A||Baku|
|Saturday 12th June||Match 3||Denmark v Finland||Group B||Copenhagen|
|Saturday 12th June||Match 4||Belgium v Russia||Group B||St Petersburg|
|Sunday 13th June||Match 5||Netherlands v Ukraine||Group C||Amsterdam|
|Sunday 13th June||Match 6||Austria v North Macedonia||Group C||Bucharest|
|Sunday 13th June||Match 7||England v Croatia||Group D||London|
|Monday 14th June||Match 8||Scotland v Czech Republic||Group D||Glasgow|
|Monday 14th June||Match 9||Poland v Slovakia||Group E||St Petersburg|
|Monday 14th June||Match 10||Spain v Sweden||Group E||Seville|
|Tuesday 15th June||Match 11||Hungary v Portugal||Group F||Budapest|
|Tuesday 15th June||Match 12||France v Germany||Group F||Munich|
|Wednesday 16th June||Match 13||Turkey v Wales||Group A||Baku|
|Wednesday 16th June||Match 14||Italy v Switzerland||Group A||Rome|
|Wednesday 16th June||Match 15||Denmark v Belgium||Group B||Copenhagen|
|Thursday 17th June||Match 16||Finland v Russia||Group B||St Petersburg|
|Thursday 17th June||Match 17||Netherlands v Austria||Group C||Amsterdam|
|Thursday 17th June||Match 18||Ukraine v North Macedonia||Group C||Bucharest|
|Friday 18th June||Match 19||Croatia v Czech Republic||Group D||Glasgow|
|Friday 18th June||Match 20||England v Scotland||Group D||London|
|Friday 18th June||Match 21||Sweden v Slovakia||Group E||St Petersburg|
|Saturday 19th June||Match 22||Spain v Poland||Group E||Seville|
|Saturday 19th June||Match 23||Hungary v France||Group F||Budapest|
|Saturday 19th June||Match 24||Germany v Hungary||Group F||Munich|
|Sunday 20th June||Match 25||Switzerland v Turkey||Group A||Baku|
|Sunday 20th June||Match 26||Italy v Wales||Group A||Rome|
|Monday 21st June||Match 27||Russia v Denmark||Group B||Copenhagen|
|Monday 21st June||Match 28||Finland v Belgium||Group B||St Petersburg|
|Monday 21st June||Match 29||North Macedonia v Netherlands||Group C||Amsterdam|
|Monday 21st June||Match 30||Ukraine v Austria||Group C||Bucharest|
|Tuesday 22nd June||Match 31||Croatia v Scotland||Group D||Glasgow|
|Tuesday 22nd June||Match 32||Czech Republic v England||Group D||London|
|Wednesday 23rd June||Match 33||Sweden v Poland||Group E||Seville|
|Wednesday 23rd June||Match 34||Slovakia v Spain||Group E||St Petersburg|
|Wednesday 23rd June||Match 35||Portugal v France||Group F||Budapest|
|Wednesday 23rd June||Match 36||Germany v 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 are the favourites to win?
As for the Euros football odds for the tournament, there are two joint-favourites as it stands, with both France and England priced at 5/1. France as the reigning world champions, and with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, are naturally at the top of the betting, while they are joined by an England side that arguably has an attacking wealth of options at its disposal not seen for quite some time.
Next in line are Belgium at 6/1, the world’s top-ranked team, who have been getting better and better in recent years, but are still without a major trophy in their history. They are followed by a team in Germany, at 15/2, who are no strangers to winning a major tournament but struggled last time out at the 2018 World Cup.
Reigning European champions Portugal and Spain perhaps offer more value at 8/1, while Italy and Netherlands (11/1) are next in line among the usual more-fancied nations. Minnows Hungary and North Macedonia, meanwhile, sit at the other end of the betting at 400/1 and 500/1 respectively.