At last, the Euro 2020 line-up is complete. Scotland did it. They’ve ended 23 years of hurt. Steve Clarke’s side have joined England in Group D at the European Championships in the summer.
Three other countries – Hungary, Slovakia and North Macedonia – finally booked their places in the rescheduled tournament on an dramatic night of international football.
The Euro 2020 play-offs were supposed to be held in March, just months before the competition commenced but they finally took place eight months on.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the six groups (which were drawn almost a year ago!) as the countdown to the first clash on June 11 begins.
Scotland ended 23 years of hurt on Thursday night as they booked their place at Euro 2020
Portugal are the reigning European champions and will start title defence against Hungary
Portugal are in same group as world champions France and they meet in final Group F game
GROUP A FIXTURES AND ODDS TO WIN EURO 2020
Friday, June 11: Turkey vs Italy (9pm, Rome)
Saturday, June 12: Wales vs Switzerland (3pm, Baku)
Wednesday, June 16: Turkey vs Wales (6pm, Baku)
Italy vs Switzerland (9pm, Rome)
Sunday, June 20: Italy vs Wales (6pm, Rome)
Switzerland vs Turkey (6pm, Baku)
Last won the Euros in 1968 and have been going through the rebuilding process after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Roberto Mancini has got them heading in the right direction and they are 11/1 to lift the trophy next year.
They qualified for the tournament with a 100 per cent record and things have been ticking along quite nicely in the last year. With the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giorgio Chiellini, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Pellegrini experience is complementing youth.
Vladimir Petkovic’s side are ranked four places lower than Italy in 16th but they too qualified for the Euros as group winners. They got knocked out at the last-16 stage of Euro 2016 – their previous best at the tournament – after losing on penalties to Poland.
In Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri they have two stars who can provide the required quality at this level.
Turkey reached the semi-finals of the competition back in 2008 and qualified for next year’s event as runners-up in their group. They ended up two points behind winners France but took four points off the world champions.
Senol Gunes guided Turkey to a third-placed finish at the 2002 World Cup and returned for a second spell with the national side in February 2019. Everton’s Cenk Tosun was their top scorer in qualifying but may struggle for game time under Carlo Ancelotti this season.
No one can forget Wales’ sensational run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals and that Hal Robson-Kanu turn and finish against Belgium. The striker has since retired but they’ve still got Gareth Bale.
Manager Ryan Giggs is making progress as a manager and got them over the finish…
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