The final eight at the European Championship are set, and it’s hardly the quarterfinal field that most expected.
The quarterfinal field at Euro 2020 is set, and it’s hardly one that meets pre-tournament expectations.
Gone are the three titans from the vaunted Group of Death: the defending champion (Portugal), the reigning World Cup champion and heavy favorite (France) and Germany. Advancing are the likes of Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Denmark, the latter of which overcame a near-death experience for its talisman and persevered through the group stage and round of 16. Even England won a Euros knockout match in normal time for the first time in its history.
What we’re left with is an unpredictable field that still features some powerhouses to go along with the surprise guests. Can world No. 1 Belgium finally claim a trophy for its golden generation? Will Italy continue its impressive run despite surviving a scare at the hands of Austria? Can Spain become the all-time winningest nation in the competition’s history? Will England bring it home? Or will a true shocker along the lines of Greece 2004 take our breath away and win it all?
Here are the matchups, times and locations for the four quarterfinal matchups—and the ensuing semifinals and final—as the road to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium continues (results will be updated as they occur):
EURO 2020 QUARTERFINALS
Friday, July 2
12 p.m. ET: Switzerland vs. Spain in Saint Petersburg
3 p.m. ET: Belgium vs. Italy in Munich
Saturday July 3
12 p.m. ET: Czech Republic vs. Denmark in Baku
3 p.m. ET: England vs. Ukraine in Rome
EURO 2020 SEMIFINALS
Tuesday, July 6
3 p.m. ET: Switzerland/Spain vs. Belgium/Italy in London
Wednesday, July 7
3 p.m. ET: Czech Republic/Denmark vs. England/Ukraine in London
EURO 2020 FINAL
Sunday, July 11
3 p.m. ET: Belgium/Italy/Switzerland/Spain vs. Ukraine/England/Czech Republic/Denmark in London
More Euro 2020 Coverage:
- Wilson: The Most Stunning Finish to the Most Stunning Day at the Euros
- Wilson: Spain Puts Its Pitfalls, Potential on Display in Thriller vs. Croatia
- Wilson: Italy Loses Some Invincibility but Answers Another Question
- Wilson: Thunderbolt and Thunderdome: How Belgium Ended Portugal’s Reign