There are only two matches left in one of the most prestigious soccer tournaments in the world: the UEFA European Championship, popularly known as the Euros or Euro 2021. The semifinals and final are being played this week at Wembley Stadium in London.
Italy became the first finalist, ousting Spain in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw which persisted through extra time. The Italians advance to face the winner of Wednesday’s England vs. Denmark semifinal.
A total of 24 European nations have been battling it out during the month-long event, with the champion to be crowned on Sunday, July 11. European giants Italy and England are still in the running for the title, as well as 1992 winner Denmark. World Cup champions and pre-tournament favorite France is out, as is former defending Euro champion Portugal, No. 1-ranked Belgium and powers Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.
The event is traditionally hosted by a single country, but to celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the competition, hosting duties were expanded to include various nations: A total of 11 countries have hosted Euro 2021 matches this summer.
The tournament was scheduled to be held in the summer of 2020, but it was pushed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s why you’ll still see it referred to as Euro 2020 in some places.
How to watch Euro 2021 matches in USA
- TV channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 (all 51 matches)
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN (11 of 51 matches)
- Streams: fuboTV (all 51 matches), ESPN app / ABC app, PrendeTV / TUDN.tv
The ABC and ESPN networks will provide English-language coverage of the tournament with half-hour pregame shows. In addition to daily studio programming and simulcasts of the semis and final, ESPN+ will carry a multi-feed second-screen experience for every game (aerial cam and two team-specific cams).
Univision will handle Spanish-language coverage of the tournament via its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 matches) and Univision and TUDN linear channels (11 matches).
You can watch all the ABC and ESPN coverage on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .
UEFA Euros schedule 2021
Wednesday, July 7 (Semifinal)
|England vs. Denmark||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv|
Sunday, July 11 (Final)
|Italy vs. England / Denmark||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv|
Euro 2021: Tournament Format
It’s straightforward: There was a group stage followed by single-game knockout matches the rest of the way. Bracket style.
Group Stage: The 24 teams were split into six groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-place finishers across all groups advanced to the Round of 16.
Knockout Stage: It started with the Round of 16, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final on July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.