Euro 2021: Dates, fixtures, venues, tickets and refunds . First match(es) will be played on 11 June 2021. [4] Having the largest capacity of any of the stadiums entered for the competition, Wembley Stadium in London is scheduled to host the semi-finals and final for the second time, having done so before at the 1996 tournament in the stadium's former incarnation. Among them are Belgium and Italy, who both recorded flawless qualifying campaigns (10 wins in 10 matches),[42][43] defending European champions Portugal and world champions France, with Germany also qualifying for a record 13th straight European Championship. In October 2020, it was announced that UEFA matches would be suspended from taking place in Armenia and Azerbaijan until further notice due to the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Each city will host three group stage matches and one match in the round of 16 or quarter-finals. [1], The tournament, to be held in 12 cities in 12 UEFA countries, was originally scheduled to take place from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The draw resulted in the following groups (teams in italics are play-off winners whose identity was not known at the time of the draw): The fixtures for the group stage were decided based on the draw results, as follows: Note: Positions for scheduling did not use the seeding pots, and instead used the draw positions, e.g. The tournament gets underway in Rome on June 11, 2021 and runs through to … UEFA confirms schedule for European Championship in 2021, Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox. The qualifiers were played on double matchdays in March, June, September, October and November 2019. UEFA released its dates for next year's European Championship on Wednesday and revealed that the continent-wide competition will be held in the original 12 host cities. [54] On 7 December 2017, it was also announced that the opening match would take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, chosen ahead of Amsterdam, Glasgow and Saint Petersburg. On 17 March 2020, UEFA announced that the tournament would be delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, and proposed it take place from 11 June to 11 July 2021, which was confirmed on 17 June 2020. Source: Ukraine could not be drawn into the same group as Russia (Group B host). The Stadio Olimpico in Rome was chosen to host the opening game, involving Turkey and hosts Italy. [17][18] Reaction to UEFA's plan was mixed across Europe. Source: First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2021. On 6 December 2012, UEFA announced the tournament would be held in multiple cities across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament. [77] If still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.[1]. Of the 12 selected cities and countries, 8 cities and 7 countries have never hosted a European Championship finals match before. If a player becomes injured or ill severely enough to prevent his participation in the tournament before his team's first match, he can be replaced by another player. The first ball drawn determined the group ("priority group") that was allocated to Path A, with the exception of the host team of the second ball drawn ("non-priority group") winning Path A. [45] The Netherlands and Denmark returned after missing out in 2016, with the Dutch featuring in a major tournament for the first time since 2014. Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 competition. [48][49] Greece, winners in 2004, were the only former champions that failed to qualify, missing their second straight European Championship and third consecutive major tournament. Wales kick off their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign in style by thrashing the Faroe Islands 6-0 in Torshavn thanks to a hat-trick from Natasha Harding. [37], The main qualifying process started in March 2019, instead of immediately in September 2018 following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and ended in November 2019. Source: First match(es) will be played on 12 June 2021. There were two bids for the Finals Package (of which one was successful, marked with blue for semi-finals and final) and 19 bids for the Standard Package (of which 12 were initially successful, marked with green for quarter-finals and group stage, and yellow for round of 16 and group stage); Brussels, marked with red, were initially selected but removed from the list of venues by UEFA on 7 December 2017 and the planned games there were moved to London. UEFA have confirmed that the play-offs - which will feature Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - have been rearranged for October 8 and November 12. As two host teams from the same group could not be in the same seeding pot, the UEFA Emergency Panel would have either switched one host team with the lowest-ranked team of the higher pot, or switched one host team with the highest-ranked team of the lower pot (based on the principle that the move would have minimal impact on the original seeding). [74] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced the revised match schedule for the tournament in 2021. Tournament host that will play two group stage matches at home. Wales' Euro 2020 fixtures, dates and potential route for 2021 tournament. The logo depicts the Henri Delaunay Trophy surrounded by celebrating fans on a bridge, which, according to UEFA, represents how football connects and unifies people.[81][82]. While some countries had already expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament,[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] then-UEFA President Michel Platini suggested at a press conference on 30 June 2012, a day before the UEFA Euro 2012 Final, that instead of having one host country (or joint hosting by multiple countries), the tournament could be spread over "12 or 13 cities" across the continent. In the draw, Group F was selected as the priority group, resulting in the following possible outcomes: The following was the composition of the pots:[70]. [26], UEFA held a videoconference on 17 March 2020 with representatives of its 55 member associations, along with a FIFPro representative and the boards of the European Club Association and European Leagues, to discuss the response to the outbreak for domestic and European competitions, including Euro 2020. There was no automatic qualifying berth, and all 55 UEFA national teams, including the 12 national teams whose countries are scheduled to stage matches, had to compete in the qualifiers for the 24 places at the finals tournament.

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