Set your clocks for the return of the UEFA European Championship. Friday, June 11 will see all the action kick-off, with a match between Turkey and Italy headlining proceedings. That will set the ball rolling, so to speak, at 8pm BST, with the group stage of the tournament running through until Wednesday, June 23.

Group A’s other opening match will take place between Wales and Switzerland, before Group B begins with Denmark taking on Finland. With the group stages completed, the Round of 16 stage will start on Saturday, June 26 at 5pm BST. The tournament will continue onwards until it reaches the final, set to occur on Sunday, July 11 at 8pm BST.

The return of the European Championship will see 24 qualifying nations compete to see which one will take home the 2020 trophy. The event, which should have occurred last year, was postponed thanks to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to that, the most recent championship was held in France in 2016, with Portugal claiming the trophy after a 1-0 win over France following extra time. An average of 284 million viewers tuned in for the event, making it the second most viewed game in European tournament history.

France are being highlighted as the team to win the whole tournament, clearly looking to solidify their status once more after 2016’s defeat at the hands of Portugal. They’ll have strong competition from the likes of England, Germany and Italy especially, though.

England is bringing quite the stable of attacking talent to the pitch, with players like Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford all being very capable of propelling the team to victory. Germany may not be in as fine a shape as they once were, suffering in the 2018 World Cup, but they’ll be looking to make a statement in the Euros. And Italy actually failed to qualify for the World Cup of 2018 too, but Roberto Mancini has brought his squad to heel, with lots of fresh and ready attackers ready to prove their worth.

Here’s the full schedule for Euro 2020…

Euro 2020 groups
Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary

Euro 2020 venues
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Olympic Stadium, Baku
St Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam
National Arena, Bucharest
Wembley Stadium, London
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Estadio La Cartuja, Seville
Fußball Arena Munchen, Munich

Euro 2021 fixtures and match dates
Group stage
Friday 11 June
Group A: Turkey vs Italy (20:00, Rome, BBC)

Saturday 12 June
Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (14:00, Baku, BBC) Group B: Denmark vs Finland (15:00, Copenhagen, BBC) Group B: Belgium vs Russia (20:00, St Petersburg, ITV)

Sunday 13 June
Group D: England vs Croatia (14:00, London, BBC) Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (17:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (20:00, Amsterdam, ITV)

Monday 14 June
Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (14:00, Glasgow, BBC) Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (17:00, Dublin, ITV) Group E: Spain vs Sweden (20:00, Seville, BBC)

Tuesday 15 June
Group F: Hungary vs Portugal (17:00, Budapest, ITV) Group F: France vs Germany (20:00, Munich, ITV)

Wednesday 16 June
Group B: Finland vs Russia (14:00, St Petersburg, BBC) Group A: Turkey vs Wales (15:00, Baku, BBC) Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (20:00, Rome, ITV)

Thursday 17 June
Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (14:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (17:00, Copenhagen, ITV) Group C: Netherlands vs Austria (20:00, Amsterdam, BBC)

Friday 18 June
Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia (14:00, St Petersburg, BBC) Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (17:00, Glasgow, BBC) Group D: England vs Scotland (20:00, London, ITV)

Saturday 19 June
Group F: Hungary vs France (14:00, Budapest, BBC) Group F: Portugal vs Germany (17:00, Munich, ITV) Group E: Spain vs Poland (20:00, Seville, BBC)

Sunday 20 June
Group A: Italy vs Wales (15:00, Rome, ITV) Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (17:00, Baku, ITV)

Monday 21 June
Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (17:00, Amsterdam, ITV) Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (17:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group B: Russia vs Denmark (20:00, Copenhagen, BBC) Group B: Finland vs Belgium (20:00, St Petersburg, BBC)

Tuesday 22 June
Group D: Czech Republic vs England (20:00, London, ITV) Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (20:00, Glasgow, ITV)

Wednesday 23 June
Group E: Slovakia vs Spain (17:00, Seville, ITV) Group E: Sweden vs Poland (17:00, St Petersburg, ITV) Group F: Germany vs Hungary (20:00, Munich, BBC) Group F: Portugal v France (20:00, Budapest, BBC)

Knockout phase
Round of 16

Saturday 26 June
1: 2A vs 2B (17:00, Amsterdam) 2: 1A vs 2C (20:00, London)

Sunday 27 June
3: 1C vs 3D/E/F (17:00, Budapest) 4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (20:00, Seville)

Monday 28 June
5: 2D vs 2E (17:00, Copenhagen) 6: 1F vs 3A/B/C (20:00, Bucharest)

Tuesday 29 June
7: 1D vs 2F (17:00, London) 8: 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (20:00, Glasgow)

Quarter-finals
Friday 2 July
QF1: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (17:00, St Petersburg) QF2: Winner 4 vs Winner 2 (20:00, Munich)

Saturday 3 July
QF3: Winner 3 vs Winner 1 (17:00, Baku) QF4: Winner 8 vs Winner 7 (20:00, Rome)

Semi-finals
Tuesday 6 July
SF1: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 (20:00, London)

Wednesday 7 July
SF2: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 (20:00, London)

Final
Sunday 11 July
Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (20:00, London)