THE TOURNAMENT, IN DETAIL
The complete guide to Euro 2021: keys, calendar and curiosities
Published:10/06/2021 - 18:37h
Updated:11/06/2021 - 01:42h
After a year of delay, the old continent is excited again with the Eurocup, the tournament at the level of teams with more competitiveness, stars and great revelations
A year depués, with restrictions and one million sanitary measures, will begin the Eurocopa, the tournament that gathers to the best selections of the old continent and that, with an unpublished format, will go back to thrill to all the fanatical of the deport king. It will be, without place to doubts, a thrilling month and with a lot of novelties by the performance of the countries, the big stars to take in account and the complications that the irruption of the coronavirus continues causing.
Like this then , of 11 June to 11 July, the best 24 selections of Europe will contest the trophy that won the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016, when it carried out the last edition. It fits to remember that, for this year, the UEFA has 'broken' the diagrams and has prepared an unpublished format to celebrate the sexágesimo anniversary of the tournament, under the lemma of 'One Euro by Europe'.
In this opportunity, 12 cities of different countries dress of 'host' for the development of the competitions. It is the case of Denmark (Copenhagen), Hungary (Hungary), Low Countries (Ámsterdam), Romania (Buscarest), Scotland (Glasgow), Spain (Seville), Azerbaijan (Bakú), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome), Russia (St. Petersburg) and England (London).
Data that have to know of the Eurocopa
- It will be the first time that the Eurocopa contest in a year impar, after having been delayed by the irruption of the pandemia of the coronavirus. It plays 60 years after the inaugural edition of the tournament, in France, 1960.
- The Euro, as we had mentioned, will play in twelve headquarters, the first time in the history that more than two countries dress of 'host' of the tournament, with varied of the countries receiving for the first time a tournament of selections: Azerbaijan, Denmark, Hungary, Romania and Scotland.
- Two teams will have his big debut in the tournament. It treats of Finland and Macedonia north, that never had colado between the 24 participants of the Eurocopa in his history.
- The competition in the tournament has increased with the happen of the years. So much so, in the last two editions, only a team has achieved the 'full' in phase of groups (Germany, in 2012, the edition that won Spain).
- The Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo will look for to equalise what Spain achieved in 2008 and 2012, to win the Eurocopa in two consecutive editions. For this opportunity, the lusos have reinforced with 'equipazo' composed by Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Cancel, in addition to 'CR7'.
- France will have a greater challenge in this Eurocopa: it will look for to repeat the milestone to win the World-wide and Euro of consecutive way, as they have done it Western Germany (Euro 1972 and World-wide 1974), France (World-wide 1998 and Euro 2000) and Spain (Euro 2008, World-wide 2010 and Euro 2012).
Calendar: a month of pure football
The Eurocopa will contest of the Friday 11 June to the Sunday 11 July to sign a month of complete emotion with the football of first level in the old continent. The phase of groups will take place between the 11 and 23 June. Like this then , the day 1, that premières with a Turkey - Italy, will play between the 11 and 15 of this month, whereas the second date will be between the 16 and 19. The definition of the first phase of the tournament, with which will know to the 16 teams that will confront in the 1/8 of final, will arrive between the 20 and 23 June.
The final phase of the Euro will have his start on 26 June, until the 29, with the eighth of final. Next, the chambers will contest between the 2 and 3 July, whereas the semifinals will be the 6 and 7 of this month. Finally, the big final, in Wembley, will carry out the Sunday 11 July, date in which the tournament will see his end and will know the new champion of Europe.
The clashes of the Euro, imperdibles
From it does a time, the UEFA gave to know the members of the six groups that will play the tournament. However, in case that you do not remember it, here review them one by one:
- Group To are Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Wales.
- GroupB : Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Russia.
- Group C: Austria, Low Countries, Macedonia north, Ukraine.
- Group D: Croatia, Republic Checha, England and Scotland.
- Group And: Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.
- Group F:France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal.
Later, they will arrive the crosses of the eighth of final, in which they will confront the first day (26 June), the seconds of the groups To and B (2To - 2B, Amsterdam, 18:00h), as well as the first of the To and second of the C (1To and 2C, London, 21:00 h).
The 27, will be the 1B vs. the third position group D,And,F (Seville, 21:00 h) and 1C vs. To,D,And,F (Budapest, 18:00 h). The day 28, by his part, will play the crashes between the second of the group D and And (2D vs. 2And, Copenhagen, 18:00 h) and the winner of the group F in front of the third position group To,B,C (Bucharest, 21:00 h). The last crashes will be between the first of the group D and second of the group F (1D vs. 1F, London, 18:00 h) , as well as the winner of the group And and the third position group To,B,C (Glasgow, 21:00h).
With the winners of the eighth of final, will go defining the teams that will participate in the quarter-finals, semifinals and later in the big final of Wembley.
The calendar and crosses of the Euro, to the detail
Now we review, in detail, all the clashes, with the calendars, schedules and headquarters. For the eighth of final, will begin the Friday 11 June and will have some full weeks of football. To continuation, all the parties:
Friday 11 June
- Group To: Turkey – Italy (21:00, Rome)
Saturday 12 June
- Group To: Wales – Switzerland (15:00, Bakú)
- Group B: Denmark – Finland (18:00, Copenhagen)
- Group B: Belgium – Russia (21:00, St. Petersburg)
Sunday 13 June
- Group D: England – Croatia (15:00, London)
- Group C: Austria – Macedonia north (18:00, Bucharest)
- Group C: Holland – Ukraine (21:00, Ámsterdam)
Monday 14 June
- Group D: Scotland – Czech Republic (15:00, Glasgow)
- Group And: Poland – Slovakia (18:00, St. Petersburg)
- Group And: Spain – Sweden (21:00, Seville)
Tuesday 15 June
- Group F: Hungary – Portugal (18:00, Budapest)
- Group F: France – Germany (21:00, Munich)
Wednesday 16 June
- Group B: Finland – Russia (15:00, St. Petersburg)
- Group To: Turkey – Wales (18:00, Bakú)
- Group To: Italy – Switzerland (21:00, Rome)
Thursday 17 June
- Group C: Ukraine – Macedonia north (15:00, Bucharest)
- Group B: Denmark – Belgium (18:00, Copenhagen)
- Group C: Holland – Austria (21:00, Ámsterdam)
Friday 18 June
- Group And: Sweden – Slovakia (15:00, St. Petersburg)
- Group D: Croatia – Czech Republic (18:00, Glasgow)
- Group D: England – Scotland (21:00, London)
Saturday 19 June
- Group F: Hungary – France (15:00, Budapest)
- Group F: Portugal – Germany (18:00, Munich)
- Group And: Spain – Poland (21:00, Seville)
Sunday 20 June
- Group To: Italy – Wales (18:00, Rome)
- Group To: Switzerland – Turkey (18:00, Bakú)
Monday 21 June
- Group C: Macedonia north – Holland (18:00, Ámsterdam)
- Group C: Ukraine – Austria (18:00, Bucharest)
- Group B: Russia – Denmark (21:00, Copenhagen)
- Group B: Finland – Belgium (21:00, St. Petersburg)
Tuesday 22 June
- Group D: Czech Republic – England (21:00, London)
- Group D: Croatia – Scotland (21:00, Glasgow)
Wednesday 23 June
- Group And: Slovakia- Spain (18:00, Seville)
- Group And: Sweden – Poland (18:00, St. Petersburg)
- Group F: Germany – Hungary (21:00, Munich)
- Group F: Portugal – France (21:00, Budapest)
The Eurocopa will rest the 24 and 25 June, to give him beginning to the eliminatory phases. For the eighth, the two first of each group, more the four better third, will confront between himself. Like this they will be the crashes, his schedules and headquarters:
Saturday 26 June
- First crossing: 2To – 2B (18:00, Ámsterdam)
- Second crossing: 1To – 2C (21:00, London)
Sunday 27 June
- 3: 1C – 3D/And/F (18:00, Budapest)
- 4: 1B vs 3To/D/And/F (21:00, Seville)
Monday 28 June
- 5: 2D – 2And (18:00, Copenhagen)
- 6: 1F – 3To/B/C (21:00, Bucharest)
Tuesday 29 June
- 7: 1D – 2F (18:00, London)
- 8: 1And – 3To/B/C/D (21:00, Glasgow)
The selections will go back to rest the 30 and 1 July, to contest the quarter-finals between the best eight teams of Europe:
Friday 2 July
- CF1: Winner 6 – Winner 5 (18:00, St. Petersburg)
- CF2: Winner 4 – Winner 2 (21:00, Munich)
Saturday 3 July
- CF3: Winner 3 – Winner 1 (18:00, Bakú)
- CF4: Winner 8 – Winner 7 (21:00, Rome)
Before the semifinals, the four remaining selections will rest the 4 and 5 July:
Tuesday 6 July
- SF1: Winner CF2 – Winner CF1 (21:00, London)
Wednesday 7 July
- SF2: Winner CF4 – Winner CF3 (21:00, London)
Finally, the big final will contest on 11 July, in Wembley (London):
- Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (21:00, London)