England to begin Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia

England to begin Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia

England will open their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on June 13, 2021, at Wembley UEFA has confirmed.

The changes come after the European body announced a new list of fixtures with the tournament having been postponed by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Group (Group D), England who will play all their home games in London will be up against a play-off winning team to be determined on June 18, with the final group game against the Czech Republic on June 22.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin further confirmed that all 12 original host cities for the tournament will stage matches next summer with Wembley also due to host the semi-finals and final of the tournament.

The tournament is due to begin on June 11 when Turkey face Italy.

Ryan Giggs’ Wales will open their campaign against Switzerland in Baku on June 12 before taking on Turkey and Roberto Mancini’s Italy in Rome on June 20.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are all hoping to reach the tournament via the qualifying play-offs, which are now due to be played in October and November.


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