Euro 2020 dates: When does the rescheduled tournament start and when is the final?


Euro 2020 will take place in the summer of 2021 after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rescheduled tournament, which will still go by the name Euro 2020, will begin on 11 June and finish a month later with the final at Wembley as planned.

Twenty-four nations will compete across 11 venues from Dublin to Baku as Uefa goes ahead with its ambitious and somewhat controversial plan for a pan-continental tournament.

Portugal will be back looking to defend their crown but face stiff competition from a wide open field which includes the world champions, France. The pair have been drawn in the undoubted ‘group of death’ with Germany and an unlucky play-off winner.

England will take on Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland in a group that sees Gareth Southgate’s men meet two nations they have lost against in recent times.

Wales meanwhile face Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in a group which will see them play two games in Azerbaijan before heading to Rome for the final match against the Italians.

Dates are subject to change once the new match schedule is published. Here are the provisional dates you need to know…

When does Euro 2020 start?

Euro 2020 begins on Friday 11 June 2021, when Turkey take on Italy in Rome at 9pm local time (8pm BST).

When are England’s group games?

England are drawn in Group D and their games are set to fall on the following dates, subject to change when the new schedule is announced:

  • Sunday 13 June, England vs Croatia, Wembley, 2pm BST
  • Friday 18 June, England vs Scotland, Wembley, 8pm BST
  • Tuesday 22 June, Czech Republic vs England, Wembley, 8pm BST

When does the group stage end?

The group stage will last almost two weeks, coming to an end on Wednesday 23 June.

When are the semi-finals?

The semi-finals are set to take place at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July, at 8pm BST.

When is the Euro 2020 final?

The final will take place Sunday 11 July at Wembley, at 8pm BST.

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