Euro 2020 Schedule and How to Watch Every Game on TV

Twelve months later than planned and with some of the original host cities no longer included, the 16th edition of the UEFA European Championship begins on Friday.

Originally scheduled to be played last summer, the tournament was moved because of the coronavirus pandemic, which also meant that Dublin and Bilbao, two of the host venues, had to withdraw as they couldn't guarantee spectators would be able to attend.

The latter was replaced by Seville, which will be joined by 10 other cities including soccer-mad places such as Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and London, which will host the two semifinals and the final at Wembley Stadium.

Traditionally held in one country, the spread-out version of the tournament is the brainchild of former UEFA President Michel Platini, who suggested that staging the competition around the continent would be a fitting way to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

While several eyebrows were raised when Platini put the suggestion forward in 2012, the proposal was then turned into a logistical nightmare because of the COVID pandemic. As has now become commonplace, teams will spend the entire tournament in bio-secure bubbles, while fans will be allowed to attend as Europe countries steadily emerge from lockdowns.

Of the 11 host cities, however, only Budapest is planning to have a full stadium, while St. Petersburg and Baku expect to fill their stadiums at 50 percent of capacity.

Venues in London, Glasgow, Rome, Amsterdam and Bucharest are expected to be 25 percent full, while Munich will operate at 20 percent capacity. Stadiums in Copenhagen and Seville, meanwhile, will operate at 33 percent and 30 percent capacity, respectively.

The entire tournament will be broadcast in the U.S. by ESPN across its channels. Of the 51 games, 40 will air on ESPN, six on ESPN2 and five on ABC.

Every game will be available for live stream on ESPN+ and the ESPN app. Games will also be available via streaming services like fuboTV and Sling TV.

Here's the complete Euro 2020 TV schedule for each of the six groups. The tournament then progresses to knock-out format from a round of 16, starting on June 26.

All times ET

Group A

Friday, June 11

  • Turkey vs. Italy—3 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, June 12

  • Wales vs. Switzerland—, ESPN

Wednesday, June 16

  • Turkey vs. Wales—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Italy vs Switzerland—3 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, June 20

  • Italy vs. Wales—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Switzerland vs. Turkey—12 p.m., ESPN

Group B

Saturday, June 12

  • Denmark vs. Finland—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Belgium vs. Russia—3 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, June 16

  • Finland vs. Russia—, ESPN

Thursday, June 17

  • Denmark vs. Belgium—12 p.m., ESPN

Monday, June 21

  • Russia vs. Denmark—3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Finland vs. Belgium—3 p.m., ESPN

Group C

Sunday, June 13

  • Austria vs. North Macedonia—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Netherlands vs. Ukraine—3 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, June 17

  • Ukraine vs. North Macedonia—, ESPN
  • Netherlands vs. Austria—3 p.m., ESPN

Monday, June 21

  • North Macedonia vs. Netherlands—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Ukraine vs. Austria—12 p.m., ESPN2

Group D

Sunday, June 13

  • England vs. Croatia—9 a.m., ESPN

Monday, June 14

  • Scotland vs. Czech Republic—9 a.m., ESPN

Friday, June 18

  • Croatia vs. Czech Republic—12 p.m., ESPN
  • England vs. Scotland—3 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, June 22

  • Croatia vs. Scotland—3 p.m., ESPN2
  • England vs. Czech Republic—3 p.m., ESPN

Group E

Monday, June 14

  • Poland vs. Slovakia—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Spain vs. Sweden—3 p.m., ESPN

Friday, June 18

  • Sweden vs. Slovakia—9 a.m., ESPN

Saturday, June 19

  • Spain vs. Poland—3 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, June 23

  • Slovakia vs. Spain—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Sweden vs. Poland—12 p.m., ESPN2

Group F

Tuesday, June 15

  • Hungary vs. Portugal—12 p.m., ESPN
  • France vs. Germany—3 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, June 19

  • Hungary vs. France—9 a.m., ESPN
  • Portugal vs. Germany—12 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, June 23

  • Portugal vs. France—3 p.m., ESPN
  • Germany vs. Hungary—3 p.m., ESPN2
Euro 2020 Trophy
A picture shows the UEFA European Championship trophy at Kings Cross Station in London on June 4 after it arrived on the final leg of the trophy's tour in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2020 football championship. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images