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England set for Wembley advantage

By Chris Dinsdale

June 11, 2021 - July 11, 2021 - The UEFA European Championships -- delayed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but retaining the UEFA Euro 2020 title -- takes place across Europe. Wembley Stadium will host an extra Last 16 tie at UEFA Euro 2020 -- which could involve England – meaning the Three Lions may play six of seven matches on home turf, should they make the final on July 11.

Italy will open the tournament against Turkey in Rome on June 11. An exciting England team begin their campaign with a repeat of their World Cup 2018 semi-final against Croatia, while France and Germany kick off Group F -- which also includes reigning champions Portugal -- with a highly anticipated contest. Competition debutants Finland and North Macedonia start their UEFA Euro adventure against Denmark and Austria respectively.

Since the first European Championships in 1960, ten teams have lifted the trophy -- Germany and Spain are both aiming to hoist the Henri Delaunay Cup for a fourth time, with the former targeting their first title since 1996.

A total of 51 matches will be played at 11 venues over four weeks, with the final taking place at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11.

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PUBLISHED: 14/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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