When does the European Football Championship start, which groups, who are Turkey's competitors?
On this page you will find everything you need to know about EURO 2020 qualifiers, groups, fixtures, results, Turkey matches. The European Football Championship is about to begin. Although the official abbreviation is EURO 2020, the European Football Championship will be held in 2021. 12 June - 12 July will be held between Our on our site You can bet on any game you want.
EURO 2020 was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The championship will be held this year. For this reason, the tournament was planned to be played in 12 different cities. UEFA wants the necessary arrangements to be made in the cities that will host the tournament matches, regarding the safe admission of spectators up to 25 percent of their capacity to the stadiums.
European Football Championship trophy and EURO 2020 logo
So far, nine cities have met this demand of UEFA. UEFA removed the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Ireland's Dublin from the tournament, which did not clarify the conditions. The matches in Spain will be played in Sevilla instead of Bilbao. The matches in Dublin were split between London and St. Petersburg.
Turkey was also among the teams that qualified to participate in this tournament. A National Team in Group A will face Italy in the opening match of the tournament. Let's examine the curious ones about the tournament one by one.
at EURO 2021 Which teams are in the groups?
As a result of the draw at the end of November, Turkey will be in Group A in the finals. Our country's group includes Italy, Wales and Switzerland. In Group A, the teams will play their matches in Rome in the capital of Italy and Baku in the capital of Azerbaijan.
How is EURO 2020 different from other tournaments?
EURO 2020 will be played in a special format on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first European Football Championship. There are 24 teams in the tournament. The matches were expected to be played in 12 different cities, but this number dropped to 11 with the removal of Bilbao. Only twice before in the history of the European Football Championship, in 2000 and 2008, the tournament has been organized in two countries. Another feature that makes EURO 2020 unique is that it will be delayed by one year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
When and where are Turkey's matches?
Turkey will face Italy at the Rome Olympic Stadium in the opening match of the tournament.
The match will start on Friday, June 11 at 22:00 CEST. The other match in the group will be played at the Baku Olympic Stadium between Wales and Switzerland on Saturday, 12 June at 16:00.
After the group matches are completed, the round of 16 will be started. The runner-up of Group A, which includes Turkey, will face the runner-up of Group B, which includes Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Russia. This match will be played at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
The opponent of the first in Group A will be the second in Group C, which includes the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. The venue for this match is Wembley Stadium in London.
Both matches will be played on Saturday, June 26.
Where will the matches be played?
The cities where the matches will be played in six groups in the tournament are as follows:
Other cities where the matches will be played are:
- London / England (Wembley, capacity: 90 thousand). Final, semi-finals, two last 16 games, three group games
- Glasgow / Scotland (Hampden Park, capacity: 51k) Three groups, one last 16 game
- Amsterdam / Netherlands (Johan Cruyff Arena, capacity: 54 thousand). Three groups, one last 16 game
- Copenhagen / Denmark (Parken Stadium, capacity: 38 thousand). Three groups, one last 16 game
- Munich / Germany (Football Arena Munich, capacity: 70 thousand). Three groups, one quarter-final match
- Rome / Italy (Rome Olympic Stadium, capacity: 68 thousand). Three groups, one quarter-final match
- Budapest / Hungary (Puskas Arena, capacity: 68 thousand). Three groups, one last 16 game
- St. Petersburg / Russia (Krestovsky Stadium, capacity: 61 thousand). Six groups, one quarterfinal match
- Bucharest / Romania (Arena Nationala, capacity: 54 thousand). Three groups, one last 16 game
- Baku / Azerbaijan (Baku Olympic Stadium, capacity: 69 thousand). Three groups, final quarterfinal match
- Seville / Spain (Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium 43 thousand). Three groups, final quarterfinal match
What is a 'group of death' and which one?
It is stated that the "death group" used for situations where the toughest teams will play against each other in such tournaments in football will be Group F in EURO 2020. France, the last world champion, Portugal, the last European champion and Germany, the former World Cup champion, faced each other in Group F. The fourth team of the group is Hungary.
Thus, for the second time in history, the last European Champion and the last World Champion fell into the same group. The last time the same situation occurred in Euro 1992 and the Netherlands defeated Germany in the group match. "This is the group of death," said Germany coach Joachim Löw.
How was the Turkey qualifiers?
Turkey took place in Group H together with the last World Champion France, Iceland, Albania, Andorra and Moldova in the qualifiers.
Turkey finished the group in second place after France with 23 points with seven wins, two draws and one loss and qualified for the EURO 2020 finals.
A National Team had previously participated in the European Football Championship in 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2016.
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