Euro 2020: A Detailed Guide on Groups, Schedule, Venues, and More

A month of European football drama is almost upon us. We expect to feast our eyes on one of the greatest footballing events to unfold with so much to anticipate. The tournament’s 60th iteration was delayed last year, and it is expected to be played on June 11, 2021. 

A total of 24 teams, including defending champions Portugal, will battle it out in the contest to clinch the title. The first match of UEFA Euro 2020 will kick off in Rome on June 11, and the concluding match will be played in England’s Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021.

A Detailed Guide on the Competition

It may be a year since the competition has been postponed, but the hype still remains. As the founding committee members and other organizing members, they have given the green light to continue the tournament. However, the issue is that we are still uncertain if the fans will attend the games due to COVID-19 restrictions. Let’s go through the basics first before discussing the details about the tournament.

When is Euro 2020?

When is Euro 2020?

The first match of the European championship will get underway on June 11, 2021, in Rome, Italy. Turkey will take on Italy in Stadio Olimpico. Moreover, the unrelenting final will take place on July 11, 2021, in Wembley Stadium.

What are the Venues for Euro 2020

What are the Venues for Euro 2020?

UEFA Euro 2020 is being held across 12 cities in 12 countries worldwide only because it is the 60th anniversary of the European championship. UEFA president Platini was the brains behind this outfit because most of the playing countries get to see their teams play in their countries. The venues are:

  • Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • St Petersburg (Russia)
  • Bilbao (Spain)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • London (England)
  • Munich (Germany)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Glasgow (Scotland)

Final Groups of Euro 2020

So, what are the final groups that were derived just before the tournament got postponed? Let’s take a look at it. 

Group A (Venues: Rome and Baku)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

Italy

0

0

0

0

0

Switzerland

0

0

0

0

0

Turkey 

0

0

0

0

0

Wales

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: In our prediction, Italy and Switzerland will progress to the next round.

Group B (Venues: Copenhagen and St Petersburg)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

Denmark

0

0

0

0

0

Finland

0

0

0

0

0

Russia 

0

0

0

0

0

Belgium

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: With one of the tournament favorites in the group, it is easy to predict that Belgium will be the first team to go through. However, our money is on Denmark to progress with them. 

Group C (Venues: Amsterdam and Bucharest)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

Netherlands

0

0

0

0

0

Ukraine

0

0

0

0

0

Austria

0

0

0

0

0

North Macedonia

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: With the Netherlands in red hot form, it would be a no-brainer to put them first. For the second place, we think Ukraine will be battling it out closely with Austria.

Group D (Venues: Bilbao and Dublin)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

England

0

0

0

0

0

Croatia

0

0

0

0

0

Scotland 

0

0

0

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: England is tipped at 4/1 to win the European championship, so it would be stupid to rule them out of the group stages. In a close competition, there is Croatia that we think will progress with England.

Group E (Venues: Munich and Budapest)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

Spain

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

0

0

0

Poland

0

0

0

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: This group is one of the most challenging groups of Euro 2020. Spain, being the first easy contenders to go through in our opinion, there will be an intense battle for the second place between Sweden and Poland. Who do you think will go on between them? We think Poland.

Group F (Venues: Bilbao and Dublin)

Team

Matches Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

Points

Hungary

0

0

0

0

0

Portugal

0

0

0

0

0

Germany 

0

0

0

0

0

France

0

0

0

0

0

Predicted Outcome: The group of death. Every now and then, the European competition gets itself filled with a death group that excites the spectators. In this year’s iteration, Group F will be the group that gets everyone on the edge of their seats. In our opinion, Germany and France will be the two names that go ahead.

Euro 2020 Schedule

With two to three games stacked up on top of each other, there will be big 30 days of football from June 11 till July 11. To see the full schedule for Euro 2020, click here.

Previous Winner of Euro 2020

Previous Winner of Euro 2020

Previously, Euro 2020 has seen 15 different iterations of the tournament. The last tournament was played five years ago when Portugal beat France to clinch the title. Eder came as a substitute and scored a beauty at 109th minute to stun the hosts. 

Throughout the years, Euro 2020 has enjoyed a fair share of success, thrills, and it has produced moments of magic. Let’s take a look at some of the previous winners of the tournament.

  • 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

Final Words

There is no doubt that football fans worldwide are chuffed to see two back-to-back European competitions, i.e., UEFA Euro being held in 2021 and then the World Cup in 2022. After a wait of five years, Euro 2020 will kick off again later this year, and it will look to go all guns blazing by producing moments of magic. 

In your opinion, which team is the best possible contender to win the title? Let us know in the comments down below.

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