Euro 2020

Euro 2020 will be the 16th UEFA European Championship. The 2020 edition of the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organised by UEFA will take place in 12 cities throughout Europe as opposed to cities within just one country as has occurred in previous years. For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used at the UEFA European Championship – this is controversial to many soccer fans.

What is Euro 2020?

Euro 2020 is the edition of the European Championships organised by UEFA every four years. The member of UEFA compete to see who is the best team in Europe. 55 teams compete during the qualifiers for a spot in the tournament proper. 24 teams compete during the main competition.

Why is the Tournament taking place in 12 Cities within 12 Countries?

There won’t be just one Euro 2020 Host. As it will also be the 60th “birthday” of the European Championship competition. Former UEFA President Michel Platini said the tournament being hosted in several nations is a “romantic” one-off event to celebrate the occasion.

Where will the Final take place?

Wembley Stadium in London is planned to host the semi-finals and final for the second time, having done so before at the 1996 tournament.

Format

Like UEFA EURO 2016, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four. The top two in each group and four best third-placed teams advance to the knockout phase.

Host nations that qualify will be automatically placed in the following groups. If both paired nations qualify, a draw will be held to determine which is at home in their direct encounter.

Group A: Italy (Olimpico in Rome, Rome), Azerbaijan (Olympic Stadium, Baku)
Group B: Russia (Saint Petersburg Stadium), Denmark (Parken Stadium, Copenhagen)
Group C: Netherlands (Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam), Romania (National Arena, Bucharest)
Group D: England (Wembley Stadium, London), Scotland (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
Group E: Spain (Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao), Republic of Ireland (Dublin Arena)
Group F: Germany (Fußball Arena München, Munich), Hungary (Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest)

Euro 2020 Stadiums and Venues


If you wanted to know what venues will be used for the 2020 Finals.

Stadium City Country Capacity Opened
Allianz Arena Munich Germany 75,000 2005
Arena Națională Bucharest Romania 55,600 2011
Aviva Stadium Dublin Ireland 51,700 2010
Hampden Park Glasgow Scotland 51,900 1903
Johan Cruyff Arena Amerstdam Netherlands 53,500 1996
Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersberg Russia 68,100 2017
Olympic Stadium Baku Azerbaijan 55,000 2015
Parken Stadium Copenhagen Denmark 38,100 1992
Puskás Ferenc Stadium Budapest Hungary 67,900 2019
San Mamés Bilbao Spain 53,300 2013
Stadio Olimpico Rome Italy 70,600 1937
Wembley Stadium London England 90,000 2007

Which Teams will take Part?

24 teams will take part in the tournament. The teams that will play are determined during the qualifying group stage and play-offs.

The 24 teams will then be divided in to six Groups of four.

When is Euro 2020? – Fixtures & Dates

Euro 2020, qualifying matches are underway. All 55 UEFA national teams, including those 12 national teams whose countries are scheduled to stage matches are competing in the qualifiers for 20 of the 24 places at the finals tournament. The other 4 teams will be determined by the Play-Offs. No team will automatically qualify.

The tournament will open in Rome at 21:00CET on 12 June. The group stage runs, with up to four matches a day, until 24 June (kick-off times tbc, last matches in each group played simultaneously). The top two in each group and the four best runners-up progress to the knockout stage (round of 16 kick-off times tbc).

Group A

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
12th June 19:00 Match 1 Stadio Olimpico TBC
13th June TBC Match 2 Olympic Stadium TBC
17th June TBC Match 13 Olympic Stadium TBC
17th June TBC Match 14 Stadio Olimpico TBC
21st June TBC Match 25 Olympic Stadium TBC
21st June TBC Match 26 Stadio Olimpico TBC

Group B

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
13th June TBC Match 3 Parken Stadium TBC
13th June TBC Match 4 Krestovsky Stadium TBC
17th June TBC Match 15 Krestovsky Stadium TBC
18th June TBC Match 16 Parken Stadium TBC
22nd June TBC Match 27 Parken Stadium TBC
22nd June TBC Match 28 Krestovsky Stadium TBC

Group C

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
14th June TBC Match 5 Johan Cruyff Arena TBC
14th June TBC Match 6 Arena Națională TBC
18th June TBC Match 17 Johan Cruyff Arena TBC
18th June TBC Match 18 Arena Națională TBC
22nd June TBC Match 29 Johan Cruyff Arena TBC
22nd June TBC Match 30 Arena Națională TBC

Group D

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
14th June TBC Match 7 Wembley Stadium TBC
15th June TBC Match 8 Hampden Park TBC
19th June TBC Match 19 Hampden Park TBC
19th June TBC Match 20 Wembley Stadium TBC
23rd June TBC Match 31 Hampden Park TBC
23rd June TBC Match 32 Wembley Stadium TBC

Group E

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
15th June TBC Match 9 San Mamés TBC
15th June TBC Match 10 Aviva Stadium TBC
19th June TBC Match 21 Aviva Stadium TBC
20th June TBC Match 22 San Mamés TBC
24th June TBC Match 33 San Mamés TBC
24th June TBC Match 34 Aviva Stadium TBC

Group F

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
16th June TBC Match 1 Puskás Ferenc Stadium TBC
16th June TBC Match 2 Allianz Arena TBC
20th June TBC Match 13 Puskás Ferenc Stadium TBC
20th June TBC Match 14 Allianz Arena TBC
24th June TBC Match 25 Puskás Ferenc Stadium TBC
24th June TBC Match 26 Allianz Arena TBC

Round of 16

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
27th June TBC Match 37 Wembley Stadium TBC
27th June TBC Match 38 Johan Cruyff Arena TBC
28th June TBC Match 39 San Mamés TBC
28th June TBC Match 40 Puskás Ferenc Stadium TBC
29th June TBC Match 41 Arena Națională TBC
29th June TBC Match 42 Parken Stadium TBC
30th June TBC Match 43 Hampden Park TBC
30th June TBC Match 44 Aviva Stadium TBC

Quarter Finals

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
3rd July 16:00 Match 45 Krestovsky Stadium TBC
3rd July 19:00 Match 46 Allianz Arena TBC
4th July 16:00 Match 47 Olympic Stadium TBC
4th July 19:00 Match 48 Stadio Olimpico TBC

Semi Finals

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
7th July 19:00 Match 49 Wembley Stadium TBC
8th July 19:00 Match 50 Wembley Stadium TBC

Final

Date Time (GMT) Fixture Stadium Channel (UK)
12th July 19:00 Match 51 Wembley Stadium ITV & BBC

Euro 2020 Winner

Who will win the tournament in 2020? That is the question on everyone’s lips. Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 edition.

Will is be one of the most successful teams, Germany and Spain, who have both taken the title 3 times who rise to the occasion.

Kosovo will take part for the first time, will they make a surprise win?

England have never won the tournament, will they come up trumps this year when the final is held on home soil?

The winner will earn the right to participate in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Previous Euro Winners

Host Year Final Result
Pan EU 2020 ? ?
France 2016 Portugal v France 1-0 (aet)
Poland & Ukraine 2012 Spain v Italy 4-0
Austria & Switzerland 2008 Spain v Germany 1-0
Portugal 2004 Greece v Portugal 1-0
Belgium & Holland 2000 France v Italy 2-1 (aet)
England 1996 Germany v Czech Rep 2-1 (aet)
Sweden 1992 Denmark v Germany 2-0
W. Germany 1988 Holland v Soviet Union 2-0
France 1984 France v Spain 2-0
Italy 1980 W. Germany v Belgium 2-1
Yugoslavia 1976 Czechoslovakia v W. Germany 2-2 (5-3 Pens)
Belgium 1972 W. Germany v Soviet Union 3-0
Italy 1968 Italy v Yugoslavia 1-1 (2-0 Replay)
Spain 1964 Spain v Soviet Union 2-1
France 1960 Soviet Union v Yugoslavia 2-1 (aet)

Do People bet on Euro 2020?

Ooh yes they do! There will be a hug range of betting markets available in the run up to the competition as well as an incredible selection of betting offers. There are also a great selection of free bets.

Where can I watch Euro 2020?

The tournament will be broadcast via television and radio all over the world. Like all major sporting events broadcasting rights apply.

Broadcasting rights are rights which a broadcasting organisation negotiates with a commercial concern – such as a sports governing body or film distributor – in order to show that company’s products on television or radio, either live, delayed or highlights.

This means that only certain channels can show the matches live online. In the UK the BBC and ITV gained EURO 2016 and 2020 rights. UEFA announced these rights before the 2016 tournament.

This great news for English, Welsh and Northern Irish fans, who can follow their respective teams’ performance at UEFA EURO 2020 in an unrivalled manner through BBC and ITV’s cutting-edge coverage. It means that all football fans can watch the tournament live on terrestrial TV and via online portals without the need for a subscription to one channel.

FAQ

Will Portugal automatically qualify for the final?
No team will automatically qualify for the 2020 tournament as their will be 12 hosts.