It all kicks off on Friday, June 11 when Italy and Turkey meet within the event’s opening match in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, with the ultimate being held at England’s Wembley stadium on Sunday, July 11.
For the primary time the competitors will likely be hosted throughout the continent in a few of Europe’s greatest and most well-known stadiums, quite than by one or two nations.
Alongside London and Rome, the opposite host cities embrace Baku, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Budapest, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Glasgow, Seville and Munich.
Bilbao in Spain and Dublin in Ireland had been scheduled to host matches, however after native authorities did not allow followers to attend video games due to Covid-19 restrictions, European soccer’s governing physique UEFA selected to relocate Bilbao’s matches to Seville and Dublin’s fixtures to St. Petersburg.
There are 24 groups taking part in throughout 51 matches within the 11 host cities over the subsequent month, with some acquainted nations amongst the favorites.
World Cup champion France appears to be like in imperious type, its squad bursting with expertise, with the recall of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema offering the workforce with a further attacking menace.
Reigning champion Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, seem sturdy once more, whereas FIFA No. 1 ranked workforce Belgium will likely be sweating on the health of its personal celebrity, Kevin de Bruyne, after he suffered a facial damage within the Champions League last.
Spain and Germany — who’ve every gained the competitors 3 times — will likely be hoping to bounce again after poor World Cup performances three years in the past, whereas after a couple of years on the outskirts, Italy are hoping for a extra fruitful event in 2021 with its gifted midfield a powerful cause for optimism.
The youth and exuberance of England and the Netherlands may carry them by way of the event, or will there be a darkish horse who may shock the competitors like Greece did in 2004?
Here’s the place you can watch the motion if you’re primarily based within the taking part nations:
Czech: Republic Česká televize
Denmark: DKDR/NENT Group Denmark
Italy: RAI/Sky Italia
North Macedonia: Sportklub
Portugal: Sport TV Portugal
Russia: Channel One/Match TV/RTR
Slovakia: RTV Slovakia
Spain: Mediaset Spain
Ukraine: Media Group Ukraine
United Kingdom: BBC/ITV
India & Indian Sub-Continent: Sony
Indonesia: MNC/Mola TV/RCTI
Kenya: Star Times/TremendousSport/Canal+ Afrique/KTN
Nigeria: Star Times/TremendousSport/Canal+ Afrique
South Africa: TremendousSport
United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports