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.
Wales Euro 2020 fixtures
June 12: Switzerland, 2pm
June 16: Turkey, 5pm
June 20: Italy, 5pm
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.
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.
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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.