Victor Lindelof.

Guide to Euro 2020: When are the Reds playing?

Tuesday 08 June 2021 10:00

The summer's big event is nearly upon us, so here is a handy guide to when the Manchester United men are in action at Euro 2020.

The finals kick off on Friday night, when Turkey face Italy, starting a real feast of football that continues until the first rest day on Thursday 24 June.

Eleven Reds are involved - Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford (England), Paul Pogba (France), Bruno Fernandes (Portugal), Scott McTominay (Scotland), David De Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Dylan Levitt and Daniel James (Wales). 

A reminder that the top two nations in each group will be joined by the four best third-placed teams in the round of 16.

Marcus Rashford captained England to a warm-up win over Romania at the weekend.

So when can we expect to see our boys play? Check out our guide...

Saturday 12 June
Wales v Switzerland (14:00 BST)

Wales begin the day's action when facing Switzerland in Group A. It's an afternoon kick-off in Baku and Reds winger James has played there before, hitting the woodwork and helping his country to a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan during qualifying. Academy product Levitt is also in the squad.

Sunday 13 June
England v Croatia (14:00 BST)

The Three Lions' campaign starts with a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia. Gareth Southgate's side will be out to avenge that 2-1 defeat by beginning Group D in style at Wembley. Maguire must still be a doubt due to the injury that curtailed his domestic season, while Henderson is likely to be on the bench with Jordan Pickford the no.1. Shaw and Rashford will be pushing for a start.

Monday 14 June
Scotland v Czech Republic (14:00 BST)
Spain v Sweden (20:00 BST)

The week's football begins with the Tartan Army taking on the Czechs at Hampden Park. McTominay played at centre-back in his country's final warm-up game, against Luxembourg, and it will be interesting to see where he lines up. We have our first head-to-head in the evening fixture as De Gea's Spain and Lindelof's Sweden meet in Seville.

Tuesday 15 June
Hungary v Portugal (17:00 BST)
France v Germany (20:00 BST)

There are just the two games on Tuesday but both should feature one of our star midfielders. Fernandes is with Portugal for their Group F assignment with Hungary in Budapest, and then there is a real blockbuster in the same pool. France and Germany have contested some historic battles in the past and this should be a wonderful encounter for the neutrals, with Pogba looking to show his world-class ability on the big stage again.

Scott McTominay will be a key figure for Scotland in the finals.

Wednesday 16 June
Turkey v Wales (17:00 BST)

Just the one game involving the United contingent as James and Levitt's Wales remain in Baku for a clash against Turkey, who will have kicked things off against Italy. It promises to be a crucial tie in helping decide who qualifies from Group A. 

Friday 18 June
Sweden v Slovakia (14:00 BST)
England v Scotland (20:00 BST)

Lindelof's Sweden face Slovakia in St Petersburg, aiming to take a big step towards qualification, but there is a huge battle of Britain in the evening at Wembley. England face the Auld Enemy Scotland, which means the United quartet coming up against McTominay in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the group stages. Who remembers Paul Scholes scoring twice against the Scots in a Euro 2000 play-off?

Saturday 19 June
Hungary v France (14:00 BST)
Portugal v Germany (17:00 BST)
Spain v Poland (20:00 BST)

Group F really hots up with Pogba's France in Budapest to meet Hungary and Portugal locking horns with Germany in another mouthwatering encounter in Munich. If that is not enough, Spain take on Poland in Seville in the night fixture, with De Gea hoping to claim the gloves.

Daniel James should be a major threat for Wales.

Sunday 20 June
Italy v Wales (17:00 BST)

A massive test lies in wait for Wales as all roads lead to Rome for their final Group A fixture against the Azzurri. At the same time, Switzerland tackle Turkey in Baku. 

Tuesday 22 June
Czech Republic v England (20:00 BST)
Croatia v Scotland (20:00 BST)

Group D comes to an end with crunch clashes in London and Glasgow. Southgate's Three Lions have a third fixture at Wembley, with Czech Republic providing the opposition. Scott's Scotland will be up for a tough test against Croatia in front of a passionate home crowd at Hampden Park.

Wednesday 23 June
Slovakia v Spain (17:00 BST)
Sweden v Poland (17:00 BST)
Portugal v France (20:00 BST)

The round-of-16 nations will be finalised after the final group games on the Wednesday. David's Spain are still in Seville with Slovakia coming to town and they will expect to progress. Sweden, with Victor in defence, are out to join them as he will have to keep a close check on Poland goal-machine Robert Lewandowski. All eyes will be on Budapest in the evening with holders Portugal meeting world champions France. That means Bruno versus Pogba! At the same time, Germany entertain Hungary in Munich.