The teams participating in the 2020 UEFA Euro learnt their fate in the draw that took place at ROMEXPO in Bucharest on Saturday.
World champions France and defending champions Portugal were drawn into Group F in what looks like the toughest group with Germany placed in it.
“This is a group of death,” Germany manager Joachim Low said of his team’s group as per BBC Sport. “The games in Munich will be football festivals. The expectations will be quite high. For our young team, this will be a huge challenge but also a big motivation. This is the reward for winning the qualifier group.”
England, one of the bookmaker’s favourite were joined by Croatia and Czech Republic in the Group D. Manager Gareth Southgate wasn’t sure about the draw, but a good thing for his team will be that they will be playing all their group matches at the Wembley.
“I’m never sure whether it’s a good draw,” Southgate said. “We have played two of the teams before and for us to play at Wembley is something special. We are looking forward to the tournament.
“We have to accept that expectations have changed from where we were. We are very critical of ourselves. We would rather be a team that are fancied than a team with no chance.”
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UEFA Euro 2020 Groups
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, Play-off winner D
Group D: England, Croatia, Play-off winner C, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Play-off winner B
Group F: Play-off winner A, Portugal, France, Germany
The fixtures for the semi-finals of the play-off, were confirmed at a separate draw in Nyon on November 22. The winner from each path will be joining their respective groups as drawn above.
Path A: Iceland v Romania, Bulgaria v Hungary
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland, Slovakia v Republic of Ireland
Path C: Scotland v Israel, Norway v Serbia
Path D: Georgia v Belarus, North Macedonia v Kosovo
The tournament starts on June 12, 2020 in Rome. The group stage runs until 24 June. The top two in each group and the four best runners-up progress to the round of 16, then we’re into straight knockout fixtures. England’s Wembley Stadium hosts the semi-finals and final.
The draw as it happened: