England's Key Euro 2020 Dates

Last updated : 09 May 2021 By Three Lions

The countdown is well and truly on to this summer's European Championships, the anticipation increased by the year's delay forced on Euro 2020 by the global pandemic.

As a hectic domestic season begins to come to a conclusion, here are the key dates for Gareth Southgate and England.

May 24: During this week the Three Lions manager is set to name his squad for the tournament after taking in the final round of Premier League matches. Uefa have allowed for 26-player squads 

May 29: A close eye will be kept on the Champions League final where seven of Southgate's expected squad will be in action as Manchester City take on Chelsea.

June 2: Without those players involved in the European showpiece, England will play the first of two warm-up matches, Austria providing the opponents at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

June 4-5: The Henri Delaunay Trophy, the famous prize on offer to the winners of the European Championships, will make the final stop on a tour of the Euro 2020 host cities as it comes to London, venue for both semi-finals and the final.

June 6: A second preparation game at the Riverside, this time against Romania. Supporters are expected to be in attendance at both fixtures.

June 11: The tournament begins with the clash between Turkey and an Italy side quietly fancied to perform well.

June 12: Favourites Belgium play their first game of the competition against Russia on the same day that Wales get their campaign underway.

June 13: The big kick-off for England with Croatia being familiar visitors to a Wembley that is expected to be around 25% full.

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June 18: With pubs open and the sun (hopefully) shining, the atmosphere across the country should be electric as England and Scotland meet in an 8pm kick-off at Wembley.

June 22: England's final group stage game takes place as the Three Lions take on Czech Republic.

July 6-7: The spotlight will be back on Wembley as the semi-finals begin. Will Southgate's side have repeated their run to the last four of Russia 2018?

July 11: The final, one year later than expected but no less important to the two nations competing.