The Euro 2020 is the 16th UEFA European Championship. It takes place every four years and is organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The soccer competition was originally scheduled for June 12 to July 12, 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was delayed for a whole year and has begun on June 11 and will end on July 11, 2021.

The Wembley Stadium in London is set to host the Semi-Finals and the Final since it has the highest capacity of all of the stadiums. The Stadio Olimpico in Rome was the opening venue. The tournament was originally meant to have 13 host venues, but two of them were later removed - Brussels, and Dublin. As a result, it is being held in 11 cities in 11 different countries: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville, and Saint Petersburg. 

The UEFA European Championship 2020 Group Stage ended on June 23, 2021, with teams like Turkey, Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, Finland, and Slovakia eliminated from the tournament. After the break, on June 26, the countries will all embark on their final journey towards the 2020 UEFA Euro Trophy.

Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Schedule

Round of 16 June 26-29
Quarter-Finals July 2-3
Semi-Finals July 6-7
Final July 11

Round of 16

Saturday, June 26

Wales vs Denmark: 12:00 PM (ET), Amsterdam
Italy vs Austria: 3:00 PM (ET), London

Sunday, June 27

Netherlands vs Czech Republic: 12:00 PM (ET), Budapest
Belgium vs Portugal: 3:00 PM (ET), Seville

Monday, June 28

Croatia vs Spain: 12:00 PM (ET), Copenhagen
France vs Switzerland: 3:00 PM (ET), Bucharest

Tuesday, June 29

England vs Germany: 12:00 PM (ET), London
Sweden vs Ukraine: 3:00 PM (ET), Glasgow



Friday, July 2

QF1: France/Switzerland vs Croatia/Spain: 12:00 PM (ET), Saint Petersburg
QF2: Belgium/Portugal vs Italy/Austria: 3:00 PM (ET), Munich

Saturday, July 3

QF3: Netherlands/Czech Republic vs Wales/Denmark: 12:00 PM (ET), Baku
QF4: Sweden/Ukraine vs England/Germany: 3:00 PM (ET), Rome


Tuesday, July 6

SF1: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1: 3:00 PM (ET), London

Wednesday, July 7

SF2: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3: 3:00 PM (ET), London


Sunday, July 11

Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2: 3:00 PM (ET), London

Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Bracket

Spain, who face Croatia on Monday in Copenhagen, have the toughest road to becoming the Euro 2020 champions. Should they win, they would come against either France or Switzerland. In the Quarter-Finals, the winner of the Belgium vs Portugal clash will then meet the winner of the Italy vs Austria matchup.

Sweden and Ukraine will face each other, aiming to go through and meet one of England or Germany. The Netherlands go against the Czech Republic, so the winner from that clash will set up a tie with either one of Wales or Denmark in the Quarter-Finals. Take a look at the Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Bracket.

Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Format

In the Knockout Stage, if a match is tied after 90 minutes of playing time, extra time (two periods of 15 minutes each) is played, with each side permitted to make a sixth replacement. If the score remains a draw after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

There has been no third-place play-off since Euro 1984. Take a look at the Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Format:

Match 1: Winner Group B vs 3rd Group A/D/E/F

Match 2: Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group C

Match 3: Winner Group F vs 3rd Group A/B/C

Match 4: Runner-up Group D vs Runner-up Group E

Match 5: Winner Group E vs 3rd Group A/B/C/D

Match 6: Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group F

Match 7: Winner Group C vs 3rd Group D/E/F

Match 8: Runner-up Group A vs Runner-up Group B

Euro 2020 Knockout Stage Teams

The top two teams from each of the six groups, as well as the four best third-placed teams, will advance to the Euro 2020 Knockout Stage. Check out the 16 qualified teams:

Group A: Italy, Switzerland

Group B: Belgium, Denmark

Group C: Netherlands, Austria

Group D: England, Croatia

Group F: Sweden, Spain

Third-placed teams: Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Ukraine