Euro Countdown: Warm-Up Friendlies Begin

Last updated : 27 May 2021 By Three Lions

The Euro 2020 participants are beginning their final preparations for the tournament with warm-up friendlies beginning in earnest this weekend.

Ukraine (a draw against Bahrain) and Turkey (a win over Azerbaijan) have already been in action with dark horses Italy taking on San Marino on Friday evening.

Scandinavian duo Sweden and Finland meet each other on Saturday while the following day Switzerland will be tested by the USA.

England's opening opponents Croatia play Armenia on Tuesday while fellow group foes Scotland, who jetted off to a Spanish training camp on Thursday, take on the Netherlands the following evening, kicking off shortly before the Three Lions do so against Austria in Middlesbrough.

Final group stage opponents Czech Republic have lined up a friendly with the Italians on Friday 4 June, one week before Roberto Mancini's side begin the tournament itself on home soil against Turkey.