There’s loads to be excited about this summer, things that a year ago many of us expected would never happen. It’s been a turbulent year but hopefully come the end of June, in the UK we start to settle back down to some form of normality. To us, that’s big sessions at the gym followed by pints and football at the pub - with Euro 2020 approaching, we think we’re on the right track here.
Euro 2020, scheduled of course for 2020, but postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For England, the group stages feature games against Croatia, a team we’re still pretty bitter about in the wake of the 2018 World Cup, Czech Republic and our closest rivals in the tournament, Scotland. England’s campaign kicks off against Croatia at Wembley on the 13th of June at 14:00 - get that in your calendar and get a table booked down the local!
At the time of writing, the squad has yet to be announced with a great deal of speculation around some of the Premier League’s best players such as Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold possibly not in line to make selection, we can’t wait to find out who’s going to be representing England’s colours during this summer’s tournament. As for the other groups and teams taking part this year, let’s take a look at how the first days of the Euros will pan out:
- Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
- Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
- Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
- Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
- Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
- Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
The first game between Turkey and Italy is scheduled to kick off at 20:00 on Friday the 11th June 2021, followed by the rest of group A and group B on Saturday the 12th. Tuesday the 15th of June see’s France take on Germany in what will be a clash of the titans and yet another match we can’t wait to see!
Did you know? England were 43 successive European Championship and World Cup qualifiers without defeat until October 2019's loss to the Czechs.