EURO 2021. France will face Hungary, Germany and Portugal in group F, during the final phase of the next European soccer championship, planned in 2020 and finally postponed by one year. Dates of the competition, match schedule, composition of the groups… All the information
All the qualifiers for the final phase of the Euro 2020 soccer championship are known since the last qualifying play-offs played in November. The French team was waiting to know the identity of its fourth opponent in the group, which snatched its ticket by eliminating Iceland. The last three qualifiers are Slovakia, who beat Northern Ireland, Scotland, who defeated Serbia, and Northern Macedonia, who won against Georgia. These four nations were placed in groups of four for this European Championship.
What schedule for France at Euro 2021?
Since the qualification of the Hungarian team, the French team knows its precise schedule during the group stage of the Euro with the place and date of each match. Les Bleus will start against Germany before facing Hungary and Portugal. France’s match schedule in Group F:
- Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (21h): France – Germany, in Munich
- Saturday, June 19, 2021 (15h): France – Hungary, in Budapest
- Wednesday June 23, 2021 (21h): France – Portugal, in Budapest
What are the dates of Euro 2021?
Faced with the magnitude of the global health crisis, UEFA had decided on March 17, 2020, after an exceptional council, to postpone the Euro 2020 soccer championship to the summer of 2021. Remember that this European Championship of Nations must be held in twelve cities in twelve different countries: London (England), Baku (Azerbaijan), Copenhagen (Denmark), Munich (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Rome (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Dublin (Republic of Ireland), Bucharest (Romania), St. Petersburg (Russia), Glasgow (Scotland), Bilbao (Spain). UEFA had indicated in May that three of these cities, without naming them, were no longer certain to be able to host the tournament, before finally announcing on June 17, 20: “The twelve initial host cities have been confirmed as sites for the final tournament, which will be played in the summer of 2021, and, consequently, the match schedule has also been approved. However, the development of the health situation is being closely observed and changes to the organizational arrangements could occur in the coming months. For example, the presence of spectators is more than uncertain.
The new dates for the final phase of what will continue to be officially called “Euro 2020” have nevertheless been set: the competition is scheduled from June 11 to July 11, 2021. The group phase (six groups of four teams) will take place from June 11 to June 23. The top two teams in each group and the four best third-placed teams will play in the Round of 16 on June 26, 27, 28 and 29. The quarter-finals will be held on July 2 and 3, 2021. The semi-finals will be played on July 6 and 7 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, while the final is scheduled for July 11, 2021, at 9 p.m., also at Wembley.
The composition of the groups of the final phase of Euro 2021
The groups of the final phase of this Euro soccer finally played in 2021 were formed on November 30, 2019, during the draw, and completed after the playoffs. The French team has inherited a particularly strong group.
- The composition of group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
- The composition of group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
- The composition of group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, Northern Macedonia
- The composition of group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
- The composition of group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
- The composition of group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary
Which TV broadcasting for Euro 2021?
In France, the TV broadcast of the Euro finals will be provided by TF1 (twelve matches) and M6 (eleven matches including the final) and by beIN Sports (available on subscription), which will offer the broadcast of the entire competition. All the matches of the French national team will be broadcast on a free-to-air channel (TF1 or M6).