Euro 2020 — or is it Euro 2021? — finally kicks off next weekend, and it’s set to be a cracker. 24 countries, playing across 11 host cities in 51 matches, will compete for the ultimate prize - to be the champions of Europe.
This year’s tournament is one of the more complicated. The first to be played across the whole continent, with reduced crowds and extended squads, plus other changes to account for COVID 19. Combine that with the kick off times, with many matches happening overnight for those of us in Japan and Australia, it’s a tough tournament to keep up with.
But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Starting today, with our Euro 2020 preview, we’ll be releasing a couple of episodes a week, covering all the talking points to make sure you are informed. You might even pick up some new English too.
Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary
Group of Death
A group made up of the best teams.
A competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest; "Japan are big underdogs at the next World Cup"
to fail when you are expected to succeed; "England were expected to beat Iceland, but they choked."