UEFA has confirmed that the 12 Euro 2020 host cities originally selected will stage the matches for the rescheduled tournament next year.
European football’s governing body met over video conference on Wednesday to make key decisions relating to the European Championships, as well as a number of other UEFA tournaments, including the Champions League, Women’s Champions League and Europa League.
Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and St Petersburg were the cities chosen for Euro 2020.
Turkey will now face Italy in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on Friday June 11 2021 in the opening match of the tournament, with Portugal beginning the defense of their title in Budapest four days later.
Wembley will host the semi-finals and the final of the tournament, rescheduled for Sunday July 11.
All of England’s group games will also take place at Wembley, with Gareth Southgate’s side due to open their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on June 13.
Wales’ opening fixture is against Switzerland in Baku on June 12 before taking on Turkey on June 16 in the same city, and Italy in Rome four days later.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are all vying to reach the tournament via the qualifying play-offs, which are now due to be played as triple-headers in October and November.
The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League’s group stage matches have also been scheduled for this autumn, with the opening taking place in early September.
The postponing of the original tournament from this year to next, combined with the potential financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, had initially caused concern that some of the original 12 cities may not be able to fulfill their obligations.
UEFA president Alexander Ceferin stated in May that three of the confirmed venues could be removed but that has been avoided now.
The Danish FA released a statement in the same month confirming they were fine to host matches in Copenhagen, despite the opening three rounds of the Tour de France taking part in the capital city at the same time the EURO will be taking place.