UEFA Euro 2020 Start: All you need to know about the delayed tournament
UEFA Euro 2020 Start: All you need to know about the delayed tournament. Euro 2020 gets underway on Friday and what was already going to be a unique tournament will be notable for several other reasons too.
The competition keeps its name even though it was delayed for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now run from 11 June to 11 July 2021 across 11 countries, separated by 4,766km. It is the first major tournament for Scotland since 1998. While England could have home advantage in nearly every game and Wales are at their second Euros in a row.
England and Scotland, who are in the same group, are two of the host countries in the first European Championship to be held across the continent. They will be the first major tournament games held in the UK since Euro 1996. With Wembley hosting group games, a last-16 tie, both semi-finals, and the final, England would only have to play a one-match abroad if they win their group and go all the way.
Wales are also among the 24 teams, although they do not host any games.
How can you watch Euro 2020?
The tournament kicks off with Italy v Turkey in Rome on Friday, 11 June (20:00 BST) and concludes with the final at Wembley in London on Sunday, 11 July.
The other host cities are Glasgow, Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome and Seville.
England’s three group games will be at Wembley with Scotland playing their other two matches at Hampden Park. Wales play theirs in Baku in Azerbaijan and Rome in Italy.
The tournament opener and England, Scotland and Wales’ opening games are exclusively live on the BBC, and all 51 matches in the tournament are available on Radio 5 Live.