UEFA confirms schedule for European Championship in 2021

UEFA released its dates for next year’s European Championship on Wednesday and revealed that the continent-wide competition will be held in the original 12 host cities.

The showpiece will begin in Rome with Italy meeting Turkey in the group stage on June 11, 2021. The knockout phase will start on June 26 before the final is staged at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 11.

The remaining four group-stage berths will be determined via playoff matches on Oct. 8 and Nov. 12, 2020. The semifinal matchups are as follows:

  • Georgia vs. Belarus
  • Norway vs. Serbia
  • North Macedonia vs. Kosovo
  • Scotland vs. Israel
  • Slovakia vs. Republic of Ireland
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Northern Ireland
  • Bulgaria vs. Hungary

The 2020 summer tournament was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the competition now being held in 2021, it will still be known as Euro 2020.

The groups

Group A

Date Fixture City
June 11 Turkey vs. Italy Rome (Italy)
June 12 Wales vs. Switzerland Baku (Azerbaijan)
June 16 Turkey vs. Wales Baku (Azerbaijan)
June 16 Italy vs. Switzerland Rome (Italy)
June 20 Italy vs. Wales Rome (Italy)
June 20 Switzerland vs. Turkey Baku (Azerbaijan)

Group B

Date Fixture City
June 12 Denmark vs. Finland Copenhagen (Denmark)
June 12 Belgium vs. Russia St. Petersburg (Russia)
June 16 Finland vs. Russia St. Petersburg (Russia)
June 17 Denmark vs. Belgium Copenhagen (Denmark)
June 21 Russia vs. Denmark Copenhagen (Denmark)
June 21 Finland vs. Belgium St. Petersburg (Russia)

Group C

Date Fixture City
June 13 Austria vs. Playoff winner D or A Bucharest (Romania)
June 13 Netherlands vs. Ukraine Amsterdam (Netherlands)
June 17 Ukraine vs. Playoff winner D or A Bucharest (Romania)
June 17 Netherlands vs. Austria Amsterdam (Netherlands)
June 21 Playoff winner D or A vs. Netherlands Amsterdam (Netherlands)
June 21 Ukraine vs. Austria Bucharest (Romania)

Group D

Date Fixture City
June 13 England vs. Croatia London (England)
June 14 Playoff winner C vs. Czech Republic Glasgow (Scotland)
June 18 Croatia vs. Czech Republic Glasgow (Scotland)
June 18 England vs. Playoff winner C London (England)
June 22 Czech Republic vs. England London (England)
June 22 Croatia vs. Playoff winner C Glasgow (Scotland)

Group E

Date Fixture City
June 14 Poland vs. Playoff winner B Dublin (Ireland)
June 14 Spain vs. Sweden Bilbao (Spain)
June 18 Sweden vs. Playoff winner B Dublin (Ireland)
June 19 Spain vs. Poland Bilbao (Spain)
June 23 Playoff winner B vs. Spain Bilbao (Spain)
June 23 Sweden vs. Poland Dublin (Ireland)

Group F

Date Fixture City
June 15 Playoff winner A or D vs. Portugal Budapest (Hungary)
June 15 France vs. Germany Munich (Germany)
June 19 Playoff winner A or D vs. France Budapest (Hungary)
June 19 Portugal vs. Germany Munich (Germany)
June 23 Germany vs. Playoff winner A or D Munich (Germany)
June 23 Portugal vs. France Budapest (Hungary)

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