Euro Cup 2020 Teams, Fixtures and Other Details
The 16th edition UEFA Euro Cup which was supposed to take place last year was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Euro Cup is set to take place this year and we are less than a month away from kickstart, i.e., 11th June 2021.
24 teams will be taking part in this tournament to become the champions of the Europe. The 15th edition was held on 2016 and Portugal won the trophy after defeating France 1-0 in the finals. The 16th edition will start in Rome at the iconic Stadio Olimpico and it will end at Wembley stadium. Below is the detail analysis for the Upcoming Euro Cup.
EURO Cup 2020 Host Countries
This years Euro cup will mark its 60th anniversary which is why the tournament will be held across many countries, actually 12 countries across the European continent. This year’s Euro cup will not have any fix host. The competition will begin in Rome on 11th June 2021 and will end on 11th July 2021 in Wembley.
EURO Cup 2020 Groups and Teams
As always 24 teams will be participating in the Tournament. Some big teams to watch out for will be Germany, Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia. The following groups were drawn after the qualifier matches.
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Wales
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Russia, Belgium
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary.
EURO Cup 2020 Fixture Group Matches
11th June: Turkey vs Italy – 11th June
12th June: Wales vs Switzerland; Finland vs Denmark; Belgium vs Russia
13th June: England vs Croatia; Austria vs North Macedonia; Netherlands vs Ukraine
14th June: Scotland vs Czech Republic; Poland vs Slovakia; Spain vs Sweden
15th June: Hungary vs Portugal; France vs Germany
16th June: Finland vs Russia; Turkey vs Wales; Italy vs Switzerland
17th June: Ukraine vs North Macedonia; Denmark vs Belgium; Netherlands vs Austria
18th June: Sweden vs Slovakia; Croatia vs Czech Republic; England vs Scotland
19th June: Hungary vs France; Germany vs Portugal; Spain vs Poland
20th June: Italy vs Wales; Turkey vs Switzerland; Ukraine vs Austria
21st June: North Macedonia vs Netherlands; Finland vs Belgium; Russia vs Denmark – 21st June 9pm
22nd June: Czech Republic vs England; Croatia vs Scotland
23rd June: Sweden vs Poland; Slovakia vs Spain; Germany vs Hungary; Portugal vs France
EURO Cup 2020 Tournament Format
The 24 teams are placed in 6 groups of 4 teams, each team will play their group teams each and the winner and runner up of each group will qualify for the next round along with the best four third place teams will also qualify. Out of the 12 host nations only Azerbaijan was eliminated in the qualifying rounds.
After the group stages the knockout will be played i.e., the Round of 16. Eight teams from Round of 16 will qualify for the Quarter finals and final four team will play semi-finals.
Winner of the Semi-finals will be the finals while the losers will compete for the 3rd place.
EURO Cup 2020 Where to Watch?
Due to travel restrictions because of ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, fans may not be able to fly to attend the games in person, but they can definitely enjoy the matches live from the comfort of their home.
Fans can enjoy the matches live via BBC 1 or SKY in the UK, DAZN in Germany, ITV in UK, TF1 and M6 are broadcaster for France. Fans can also use VPNs to enjoy live streaming of the matches from anywhere around the globe.
EURO Cup 2020: Other Details
Fans would be allowed to enter the stadiums to witness the live matches. Seville has replaced Bilbao while Dublin had to withdraw from hosting and the games originally planned for Ireland have been reallocated to Saint Petersburg and London.
Saint Petersburg and Baku have confirmed a minimum of 50%, while Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Rome have confirmed a capacity of 25%-33% of fans to be allowed in stadium. Munich have confirmed they will be able to welcome a minimum of 14,500 spectators while London has confirmed a minimum capacity of 25%, which should rise for knockout games later.
As for the ticket sales, its closed at the moment if the matches don’t go according to the plans or with reduced capacity than those who had already brought the tickets their money will be refunded.