Twelve months after it had been due to kick off, Euro 2020 finally gets under way in Rome on Friday night when Italy take on Turkey in the opening game of the tournament in Group A.
A new-look championship is in store – and not only because of the coronavirus-enforced postponement and ongoing Covid-19 restrictions limiting the number of fans who can attend matches.
For the first time the event will be held across the continent, with 11 host cities from London to Seville to Baku staging games.
Three home nations – England, Wales and Scotland – are among the 24 qualified teams and the former two get their campaigns under way over the first weekend.
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The centre-back gave England a key fitness boost as he returned to training following the ankle ligament damage he suffered playing for Manchester United last month.
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June 11: Group A, Rome: Turkey v Italy (2000GMT).