Euro cup Fixtures 2021
- The 2021 Euro Cup will be starting on June 12 at midnight as per Indian Standard Time featuring 24 teams. The UEFA European Championship, which was postponed from 2020 to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally be starting from June 12 according to Indian Standard Time, with the final slated to take place on July 12 at 12.30 AM IST. The Euro Cup 2021 will also welcome back the fans into stadiums after the leagues took place behind closed doors.
- Star player Harry Kane put away the rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved his extra-time penalty to help England book their berth in the Euro 2020 final after registering a 2-1 win over Denmark on Thursday. With this win, England qualified for the first major tournament final since 1966 and will now face Italy in the summit clash at Wembley Stadium on July 12 (Indian time). Earlier, Italy defeated Spain in the first semifinal to continue their winning run internationally.
How Mancini and Vialli mastermind Italy's success
- Dubbed the goal twins during their playing days, Roberto Mancini and Gianluca Vialli are still teaming up to win matches.
- This time as coaches of Italy's national team.
- When the Italians beat Spain in the European Championship semifinals, there was Mancini sharing joyous hugs with Vialli on the field at Wembley Stadium.
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- "Gianluca and I have known each other for a very long time so it's only natural that our relationship is different", said Mancini, now the head coach of the national team.
- The pair have also gone through some high points and low points on the very same field in London.
- They were teammates at Sampdoria when they lost to Barcelona in the 1992 European Cup final at the old Wembley. It was the last match the duo played together after eight years at the Italian club, which led to its only league title, four Italian Cups and a Cup Winners' Cup.
Italy's road to Euro 2020 final
- Wembley successes followed, for both. Vialli won the FA Cup at the iconic venue as Chelsea manager in 2000, and Mancini did the same with Manchester City in 2011.
- The pair were reunited in 2019 when Mancini appointed Vialli as delegation chief of the Italy team shortly before Vialli publicly announced that he had recovered from a second battle against pancreatic cancer.
The tournament will be held across 11 different cities of Europe, which is a record in the 60-year history of the tournament. The opening game between Turkey and Italy will take place at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, with the final slated to be held at the Wembley Stadium in London. These are the 11 venues for the 16th edition of the Euro Cup:
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany
Olimpico in Rome, Rome, Italy
National Arena Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
- There are 24 teams participating in the competition, divided into six groups of four teams each, with some of the strongest sides in France, Germany, Portugal in Group F. The first game will take place in Group A.
- Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia, England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany are the teams participating.
Who competed for each country?
- The focus of the tournament is the team element – the essence of football. Each participating national association competed with a national football team of between two and four gamers.
- Between November 2020 and February 2021, associations selected their national team through a tournament unless a national football team already existed. The team then contested the online qualifying phase.
What prize money was on offer?
A total of €100,000 in cash prizes was split between all the finalists, including €40,000 for the winners.
Where will Euro Cup 2021 matches be broadcast?
Euro Cup 2021 matches will be telecast on Sony Sports Network in India through its four channels, Sony Six, Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 4.
Where will the Euro Cup 2021 matches live?
Euro Cup 2021 will be live-streamed on the SonyLiv app and website.
Who managed the winning team at EURO 2020?
Taking charge after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Roberto Mancini led Italy to glory at EURO 2020. The final was the team's 34th consecutive unbeaten game under the 56-year-old former Azzurri forward. "The guys were amazing," he said after the final. "I have no words for them; this is a wonderful squad. This game was always going to be difficult, and after their early goal even more so, but we dominated from then on."
Who was the winning captain at EURO 2020?
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini became the oldest EURO-winning captain (36 years and 331 days) as he led Italy to victory, his superb central-defensive partnership with Leonardo Bonucci, 34, the rock upon which the team was built. Dubbed 'King Kong' for his chest-thumping goal celebrations, Chiellini has the brains to match the brawn: in 2017 he graduated cum laude from the University of Turin's School of Management and Economics with a Master's degree in Business Administration.
What was the format for EURO 2020?
Running from 11 June to 11 July, EURO 2020 was the second 24-team EURO. The format was the same as for UEFA EURO 2016; the top two in each of the six final tournament groups proceeded to the round of 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers.
Group A: Turkey vs Italy — 12:30 am IST, Rome
Group A: Wales vs Switzerland — 6:30 pm IST, Baku
Group B: Denmark vs Finland — 9:30 pm IST Copenhagen
Sunday, 13 June
Group B: Belgium vs Russia — 12:30 am IST, St Petersburg
Group D: England vs Croatia — 6:30 pm IST, London
Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia — 9:30 pm IST, Bucharest
Monday, 14 June
Group C: the Netherlands vs Ukraine — 12:30 am IST, Amsterdam
Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic — 6:30 pm IST, Glasgow
Group E: Poland vs Slovakia — 9:30 pm IST, St Petersburg
Tuesday, 15 June
Group E: Spain vs Sweden — 12:30 am IST, Seville
Group F: Hungary vs Portugal — 9:30 pm IST, Budapest
Wednesday, 16 June
Group F: France vs Germany — 12:30 am IST, Munich
Group B: Finland vs Russia — 6:30 pm IST, St Petersburg
Group A: Turkey vs Wales — 9:30 pm IST, Baku
Thursday, June 17
Group A: Italy vs Switzerland — 12:30 am IST, Rome
Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia — 6:30 am IST, Bucharest
Group B: Denmark vs Belgium — 9:30 pm IST, Copenhagen
Friday, June 18
Group C: the Netherlands vs Austria — 12:30 am IST, Amsterdam
Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia — 6:30 pm IST, St Petersburg
Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic — 9:30 pm IST, Glasgow
Saturday, June 19
Group D: England vs Scotland — 12:30 am IST, London
Group F: Hungary vs France — 6:30 am IST, Budapest
Group F: Portugal vs Germany — 9:30 pm IST, Munich
Sunday, June 20
Group E: Spain vs Poland — 12:30 am IST, Seville
Group A: Italy vs Wales — 9:30 pm IST, Rome
Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey — 9:30 pm IST, Baku
Monday, June 21
Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands — 9:30 pm IST, Amsterdam
Group C: Ukraine vs Austria — 9:30 pm IST, Bucharest
Tuesday, June 22
Group B: Russia vs Denmark — 12:30 am IST, Copenhagen
Group B: Finland vs Belgium — 12:30 am IST, St Petersburg
Wednesday, June 23
Group D: the Czech Republic vs England — 12:30 am IST, London
Group D: Croatia vs Scotland — 12:30 am IST, Glasgow
Group E: Slovakia vs Spain — 9:30 pm IST, Seville
Group E: Sweden vs Poland — 9:30 pm IST, St Petersburg
Thursday, June 24
Group F: Germany vs Hungary — 12:30 AM IST, Munich
Group F: Portugal v France — 12:30 AM IST, Budapest
ROUND OF 16
Saturday, June 26
1: 2A vs 2B — 9:30 PM IST, Amsterdam
Sunday, June 27
2: 1A vs 2C — 12:30 AM IST, London
3: 1C vs 3D/E/F — 9:30 PM IST, Budapest
Monday, June 28
4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F — 12:30 AM IST, Seville
5: 2D vs 2E — 9:30 PM IST, Copenhagen
Tuesday, June 29
6: 1F vs 3A/B/C — 12:30 AM IST, Bucharest
Who won EURO 2020?
Italy overcame England in the final of EURO 2020, winning 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Luke Shaw put the hosts in front inside two minutes, but Leonardo Bonucci responded in the second half. Gianluigi Donnarumma then saved from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in the shoot-out, while Marcus Rashford hit the post with his effort. "We are a fantastic team and we deserve this," said the goalkeeper.
Who were the top scorers at EURO 2020?
- Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo took the Alipay Top Scorer award for his five goals and one assist in 360 minutes of football at EURO 2020. The Czech Republic's Patrik Schick also scored five at the finals but did not provide any assists in his 404 minutes of football.
- England's Harry Kane (who scored four at the finals) was the top scorer in qualifying with 12 goals, one more than Ronaldo and Israel's Eran Zahavi. The Tottenham man's haul included hat-tricks against Bulgaria and Montenegro.
- The live telecast of the Euro 2020 final match will take place on Sony SIX HD/SD and Sony TEN 2 HD/SD with English Commentary. Sony TEN 3 will telecast Euro Cup 2021 matches with Hindi commentary while Sony TEN 4 HD/SD will provide commentary in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali languages. The UEFA European Football Championship, less formally the European Championship and informally the Euros, is the primary association football tournament organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
- The competition is contested by UEFA members’ senior men's national teams, determining the continental champion of Europe. The competition has been held every four years since 1960, except for 2020, when it was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, but kept the name Euro 2020. Scheduled to be in the even-numbered year between FIFA World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations' Cup, changing to the current name in 1968. Since 1996, the individual events have been branded as "UEFA Euro.
Questions and Answers
What was UEFA eEURO 2021?
UEFA eEURO 2021 was the second edition of a national-team football competition featuring all 55 UEFA national associations. The competition involved a qualification phase and a final tournament. Gamers compete exclusively on KONAMI's eFootball PES 2021 Season Update on Playstation 4.
Where could I watch eEURO 2021?
Matches were shown live here and on UEFA's official YouTube channel.
How did the finals work?
The tournament ran online from 8 to 10 July to decide the UEFA eEURO 2021 champions. The 16 finalist teams were drawn into four groups of four, with the top two from each progressing to the knockout stage. Every match until the final was a best-of-three series, with the final itself played as a best of five.
How did qualifying work?
- The group stage draw took place in February, with the competing countries divided into ten groups of five or six.
- Every country played two matches each (1-vs-1) against the other nations in their group; points from both matches were added to the group table. The ten group winners qualified directly for the final tournament.
- The ten runners-up took part in a play-off tournament to determine the other six finalists. The contenders were split into two groups of five, with the top three advancing from each.