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Euro 2020: what time does the 2021 opening ceremony start and how can I watch it live?

, Euro 2020: what time does the 2021 opening ceremony start and how can I watch it live?, Nzuchi Times

After a 12-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Uefa-run European Football Championship – or Euros in its abbreviated form – will shortly get underway. 

Split around the continent, the best European teams will battle it out to dethrone 2016 champions, and first-time winners, Portugal.

Telegraph Sport rounds up the key dates, teams will be taking part and the latest winner odds.

What date does 2020 Euros start?

Postponed a year due to coronavirus, the European Championship will take place between Friday, June 11, and Sunday, July 11, 2021.

The opening game will be Turkey vs Italy in Group A. The knockout stages begin on June 26, with the final at Wembley on July 22.

Where are the Euros taking place? 

Originally to be played at 13 venues across 13 countries, two hosts were later removed: Brussels in December 2017 due to delays with the building of the Eurostadium, and Dublin in April 2021 as there was no guarantee for spectators to attend. Spain also changed their host city from Bilbao to Seville to allow an audience at matches.

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruijff ArenA
  • Baku (Azerbaijan) – Baku Olympic Stadium
  • Bucharest (Romania) – National Arena Bucharest
  • Budapest (Hungary) – Puskás Arena
  • Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium
  • Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
  • London (England) – Wembley Stadium
  • Munich (Germany) – Football Arena Munich
  • Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Saint Petersburg Stadium
  • Seville (Spain) – Estadio La Cartuja

What TV channel is the tournament on?

It will be a mixture of BBC and ITV, with the channels for the knockout stages yet to be decided. You can read a full TV breakdown, with kick-off times here: how to watch every Euro 2021 match live

When is the Opening Ceremony?

The Opening Ceremony takes place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, before the opening match of the tournament between Turkey and Italy in Group A. With that game kicking off at 8pm BST on Friday June 11, the ceremony itself is expected to begin around 7pm. You can watch it – and the subsequent opening macth – on BBC One or BBC iPlayer online. 

It will feature, according to Uefa, a virtual performance of  Euro 2020’s official song ‘We Are The People’ by Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge. Amongst other pageantryand performances, obviously. 

Which teams are in the Euros?

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

Read more: Euro 2021 teams, player lists and rankings of all 24 countries

Latest Euro 2021 news

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What are the latest odds?

  • England 5/1
  • France 5/1
  • Belgium 11/2
  • Spain 13/2
  • Germany 7/1
  • Portugal 15/2
  • Italy 9/1
  • Holland 12/1
  • Denmark 25/1
  • Croatia 25/1
  • Sweden 60/1
  • Switzerland 60/1
  • Turkey 60/1
  • Poland 60/1 
  • Austria 75/1
  • Russia 75/1
  • Wales 100/1
  • Czech Republic 100/1
  • Ukraine 100/1
  • Scotland 200/1
  • Finland 250/1
  • Hungary 250/1
  • Slovakia 250/1
  • North Macedonia 400/1

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