Wales Euro 2020 fixtures: Who do they play and when?

Wales Euro 2020 fixtures
(Image credit: PA)

Wales’ Euro 2020 fixtures begin against Switzerland on June 12 in Baku, as Robert Page’s side look to recreate the heroics of five years ago.

As the name suggests, Euro 2020 was supposed to take place last year, but the coronavirus pandemic forced UEFA to postpone the tournament by 12 months.

The competition, which will be held in 11 different cities in the same number of countries, begins with a meeting between Italy and Turkey in Rome on June 11.

The final will take place a month later, with England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain  and Germany among the favourites to be walking out at Wembley on July 11.

Wales Euro 2020 fixtures 

June 12: Switzerland, 2pm

June 16: Turkey, 5pm

June 20: Italy, 5pm

Get your free Euro 2020 wall chart

The summer of 2016 will live long in the memory of Welsh football fans, as their team went on a stunning run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in their first-ever tournament appearance.   

Wales (opens in new tab)were beaten by eventual winners Portugal at that stage but the achievement exceeded all expectations and they will be hoping to spring a few more surprises this time around.  

Wales finished second to Croatia (opens in new tab)in a tight qualifying group, narrowly edging ahead of Slovakia (opens in new tab)and Hungary (opens in new tab)to earn a guaranteed spot in the finals.

They start with a clash against Switzerland in Baku on June 12, before facing Turkey in the Azerbaijani capital on June 16. 

Page’s side then travel to Rome to face Group A favourites Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on June 20.

If Wales finish top of Group A, they will face the Group C runner-up - one of the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria or North Macedonia - in the round of 16 on June 26.

If they finish second, they will take on the Group B runner-up - Belgium, Russia, Denmark or Finland

Wales could still advance to the knockout phase if they finish outside the top two of their group, with four last-16 spots available to the best third-placed finishers.  

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.