Date added: June 29, 2021
The tournament, being held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries, was originally scheduled from 12 June to 12 July 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021.
Of the 24 teams that qualified for the tournament, 19 returned from the 2016 edition. Among them were Belgium and Italy, who both recorded flawless qualifying campaigns (10 wins in 10 matches), defending European champions Portugal and world champions France, with Germany also qualifying for a record 13th straight European Championship. Finland and North Macedonia made their European Championship debut, having never previously qualified for a major tournament. Scotland, a co-host of the tournament, qualified for their first major international tournament since the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and their first European Championship since 1996. The Netherlands and Denmark returned after missing out in 2016, with the Dutch featuring in a major tournament for the first time since the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For the first time, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Wales reached successive European Championship tournaments. Greece, winners in 2004, were the only former champions that failed to qualify, missing their second straight European Championship and third consecutive major tournament. Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Romania failed to qualify after appearing in the 2016 finals.
The round of 16 results so far are as follows:
- Wales 0 Denmark 4
- Italy 2 Austria 1
- Netherlands 0 Czech Republic 2
- Belgium 1 Portugal 0
- Croatia 3 Spain 5
- France 3(4) Switzerland 3(5)
England v Germany and Sweden v Ukraine will be played on 30 June 2021.