Wembley will host the semi-finals and final of the tournament, as well as all the England group stage matches.UEFA has confirmed that the originally selected 12 Euro 2020 host cities will stage the matches for the rescheduled tournament next year, while also releasing the new fixture schedule. European Football’s governing body met on Wednesday at a video conference to make crucial decisions regarding the European Championship, as well as several other UEFA competitions including the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Women’s Champions League.
The cities chosen for Euro 2020 were Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and St. Petersburg, with the format shifting from only one or two countries hosting games to marking their 60th anniversary for the first time.
Turkey will now face Italy in the opening match of the tournament at the Rome Olympic Stadium on Friday 11 June 2021, with Portugal beginning to defend its title four days later in Budapest. Wembley will host the semi-finals as well as the final tournament rescheduled for Sunday 11 July. All of the England group games will also be played at Wembley, with Gareth Southgate ‘s side launching their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on June 13.
England’s second group D fixture will follow on June 18, with the final group match against the Czech Republic on June 22 against a play-off winning team to be decided.
Wales’ opening fixture in Baku on June 12 is against Switzerland before they take on Turkey on June 16 in the same city and Italy four days later in Rome. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are all fighting to reach the tournament by qualification play-offs, now to be played as triple-headers in October and November.
The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League stage matches were already scheduled for this fall, with the first double-header taking place in early September. Originally, the postponement of the original competition from this year to next, along with the possible financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, had caused fear that some of the original 12 cities would not be able to fulfill their obligations.
Alexander Ceferin, UEFA ‘s president, said in May that it would be possible to remove up to three of the confirmed venues but that was now avoided.
The Danish FA stated in the same month stating that they were able to host matches in Copenhagen, with the first three stages of the Tour de France being held in the capital city at the same time as the rescheduled Euros will be held.