Created on 02-06-2021 at 23:02 PM
On 11 June, UEFA EURO 2020 will kick off with the opening match between Turkey and Italy in Rome. Just a few days later, the eyes of the football world will be watching Munich closely. Three fixtures in Group F – the so-called ‘group of death’ – involving holders Portugal, reigning world champions France, record European champions Germany and apparent underdogs Hungary will be played at the Allianz Arena in June. The stadium will also host a quarter-final on 2 July. An overview:
Tuesday, 15 June (21:00 CEST): France vs Germany
EURO matches on home turf? That will do nicely! A full dozen players from the German and French squads play their club football at hosts FC Bayern. Les Bleus, whose team is packed with stars like Kylian Mbappé and N'Golo Kanté as well as four Bayern players, are regarded by many pundits as the favourites for the European crown and will provide Joachim Löw with a difficult task straight away as he begins his final tournament as Germany coach. Nearly three years ago, the two countries met in the same location in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League, playing out a goalless draw. Their last clash at a major tournament ended in a 2-0 victory for the French in the semi-finals of EURO 2016. Prior to that, Germany had come out on top in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup (1-0).
Saturday, 19 June (18:00 CEST): Portugal vs Germany
There’s an equally high-class encounter in the second EURO match of this summer, when reigning champions Portugal have the honour. However, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and his side face a bogey team in the shape of Germany. In the last four meetings between the two countries at major tournaments, the Iberians have lost to die Mannschaft. Incidentally, this run started with the third-placed play-off at the 2006 World Cup with a 3-1 win for Germany – after Portugal had lost 1-0 to France in the semi-finals in Munich.
Wednesday, 23 June (21:00 CEST): Germany vs Hungary
To finish off the group stage, Germany take on Hungary at the Allianz Arena in the first encounter between the two teams in the competition. The only previous meeting at a major tournament was in the 1954 World Cup, when the Germans beat the favourites from Eastern Europe 3-2 somewhat surprisingly in the final in Bern. Hungary is also one of the host countries of EURO 2020, but after they had to go through the play-offs to quality, Germany were awarded home advantage for their third group game. The other final group fixture between Portugal and France takes place in Budapest at the same time.
Friday, 02 July (21:00 CEST): Second quarter-final
The European Championship makes its final stop in Munich on 2 July. Of course, which two teams will meet there in the last eight is still to be decided, but what is known is that it will be the winners of the two round of 16 matches in London on 26 June (winner of Group A vs runner-up of Group C) and in Seville on 27 June (winner of Group B vs third in Group A/D/E/F). View the full tournament bracket here.
The important information for visitors at UEFA EURO 2020 at a glance:
Allianz Arena reopening on 10 July
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to FC Bayern’s home stadium from 10 July!