The long wait is nearly over as Euro 2020 (or should it be 2021?) finally kicks off this summer.
However, with different degrees of Covid restrictions still in place across Europe, it’s been hard for most football fans to keep track of where all the major action is taking place across the continent.
Here’s what we currently know for sure…
Euro 2020 Venue Changes
13 venues were originally selected to host games for this pan-European tournament, but now 11 cities will share hosting duties, with Wembley Stadium hosting matches during every round of the competition with the exception of the quarter-finals.
Under the original plans, Bilbao, Brussels and Dublin had all been expected to welcome fans, but as a result of ongoing Covid difficulties, all three cities have been forced to relinquish their hosting duties.
Those changes have seen one new host city added to the roster – Seville and its 60,000 La Cartuja stadium, while St Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium and Wembley Stadium will now host additional games this summer.
Rome has the honour of officially kicking off this summer’s festival football, with the Azzurri taking on Turkey in the first game of Euro 2020 on 11th June 2021, while it’s Wembley all the way from the semi-final stages onwards. The spiritual home of English football hosts the final three games of the competition.
The revised Euro 2020 plans will still see plenty of firsts across the continent. Seven host cities and six host countries will stage a European Championship match for the very first time at this summer’s tournament.
Euro 2020 Host Cities
These are the 11 host cities currently scheduled to host matches at Euro 2020:
- Amsterdam (Johan Cruyff Arena)
- Baku (Olympic Stadium)
- Budapest (Puskás Aréna)
- Bucharest (Arena Națională)
- Copenhagen (Parken Stadium)
- Glasgow (Hampden Park)
- London (Wembley Stadium)
- Munich (Allianz Arena)
- Rome (Stadio Olimpico)
- Saint Petersburg (Gazprom Arena)
- Seville (La Cartuja)
How are Euro 2020 games allocated across cities?
While this tournament has been scaled back in ambition due to Covid, there will still be plenty of city-hopping from game to game – particularly in the group stages.
Each city will host a minimum of three group stage matches, plus one knockout tie.
Saint Petersburg is an exception to this rule as six group games head to Russia, while Wembley also gets an extra match in the Round of 16.
Euro 2020 Matches in England & Scotland
Wembley will host eight games throughout the tournament, including five from the Round of 16 onwards.
All of England’s group games will be in North London – including their mouthwatering Group D clash with Scotland on 18th June.
Scotland will play two of their three Group D matches at Hampden Park, and could potentially be on home turf in the Round of 16 on 29th June should they escape the group.
Euro 2020 matches at Wembley
- England vs Croatia (13th June, 2pm)
- England vs Scotland (18th June, 8pm)
- Czech Republic vs England (22nd June, 8pm)
- Round of 16 – Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group C (26th June, 8pm)
- Round of 16 – Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group F (29th June, 5pm)
- Semi-Final 1 – Winner Match 46 vs Winner Match 45 (6th July, 8pm)
- Semi-Final 2 – Winner Match 48 vs Winner Match 47 (7th July, 8pm)
- Final – Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 (11th July, 8pm)
Euro 2020 matches at Hampden Park
- Scotland vs Czech Republic (14th June, 2pm)
- Croatia vs Czech Republic (18th June, 5pm)
- Croatia vs Scotland (22nd June, 8pm)
- Round of 16 – Winner Group E vs 3rd Group A/B/C/D (29th June, 8pm)
Information correct as of 26/04/21