Coronavirus has put Euro 2020 back a year to 2021, and with 24 sides set to play across 12 host cities, how will the tournament work?
The top two teams from each of the 10 groups qualify for Euro 2020, while the four remaining positions will be decided in the play-offs in October and November 2020.
The Euro 2020 group draw
Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, Playoff D winner
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Playoff C winner
Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Playoff B winner
Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Playoff A winner
Scotland are involved in Playoff path C with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland involved in Playoff path B
Who is in play-off contention?
There are four more spots at Euro 2020 up for grabs through October and November’s play-offs.
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Romania, Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Slovakia and Hungary have advanced through to the play-offs.
Thursday October 8
Path A: Iceland vs Romania
Path A: Bulgaria vs Hungaria
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland
Path B: Slovakia vs Rep of Ireland
Path C: Scotland vs Israel
Path C: Norway vs Serbia
Path D: Georgia vs Belarus
Path D: North Macedonia vs Kosovo
Thursday November 12
Path A: Bulgaria or Hungary vs Iceland or Romania
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina or Northern Ireland vs Slovakia or Rep of Ireland
Path C: Norway or Serbia vs Scotland or Israel
Path D: Georgia or Belarus vs North Macedonia or Kosovo
When and where is Euro 2020?
The 16th UEFA European Championship runs from June 11 to July 11, 2021, and to celebrate the tournament’s 60th birthday, 12 cities across the continent have been selected as hosts. The 12 cities and stadiums are:
- Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
- Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
- Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames
- Bucharest (Romania) – Arena Nationala
- Budapest (Hungary) – Puskas Arena
- Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium
- Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium
- Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
- London (England) – Wembley Stadium
- Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena
- Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
- Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will host the opening match on June 11, while England’s national stadium Wembley will stage both semi-finals and the final.
As a result of the pan-European staging, no nation has been granted an automatic spot, with all 55 teams taking part in the qualification process.