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