Who plays today in Euro 2021? Saturday 12 June: games, times, TV, schedule...
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch all the games taking place on 12 June in the covid-19-delayed European Championship 2020.
On Friday 11 June, Euro 2020 kicked off. Following an eye-catching and ear-popping opening ceremony, Italy impressed in the first game, putting three goals past Turkey without reply. As we step into Day 2, attention turns to the first triple-header.
Let's look at the three games taking place on Saturday 12 June 2021...
Euro 2020 news:
Wales vs Switzerland | 9am ET
Switzerland expect an awkward encounter against Wales when they open their European Championship campaign in Baku on Saturday, Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said.
The two countries kick off their Group A campaign in the Azerbaijan capital with Petkovic admitting he was unsure whether his team should take a cautious approach or go at their opponents from the outset.
"I think we need to be ready for either approach. Because it is the first match, you don't necessarily know at what stage the teams are at. That goes for both Switzerland and Wales," he told a news conference. "They are certainly very tough opponents and they deserve the greatest of respect. They are awkward customers, very compact defensively and good in one against one situation," he added of the Welsh who reached the semi-finals in 2016.
"They also have a lot of good quality in the final third of the pitch, both when they keep the ball but also when they play direct, with some talented players who know what they are doing."
Player to watch
Wales: Gareth Bale - After coming back to his old club Spurs in September 2020, he played ten matches as a starter (ten more as a substitute) and scored 11 goals.
Switzerland: Nico Elvedi - Both accurate and reliable, the defender of Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach has played more games and minutes than any other outfielder at the club.
AS English prediction: Wales 1-1 Switzerland
Venue: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kick-off time: 9am ET, 6am PT, 3pm CEST
Find out what time Wales vs Switzerland gets underway where you are in the world.
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Wales vs Switzerland match is available on here.
For those in the United States: SiriusXM FC, TUDN Radio, ESPN, PrendeTV
Denmark vs Finland | 12 noon ET
Striker Teemo Pukki raised the fever of Finnish fans a notch by declaring has himself fit to lead the line against Denmark in their opening Euro 2020 Group B clash at the Parken Stadium on Saturday.
Pukki, who scored 10 of Finland's 16 goals as they came runner-up to Italy in their group to qualify for the finals of a major tournament for the first time, told reporters he has fully recovered from an ankle injury he sustained in May.
"I've been training normally for the past week and a half, as all the other player have, and I played 30 minutes in the last preparation game, I haven't had any issues with the ankle and I'm ready to play as much as the coach will allow me to," the Norwich City player said.
Finland's blue-and-white clad fans had already begun arriving in Copenhagen on Friday, enjoying the sunshine around the stadium as their team made their final preparations.
"There is a clear football fever in Finland at the moment, it's great to see that there's been a lot of videos, support messages, songs sent to us," Pukki added.
Players to watch
Denmark: Christian Eriksen - A talented and hard-working player, his creative playing style and role on the pitch will have to be the driving force of the Danish team.
Finland: Glen Kamara - Glen Kamara enjoyed a brilliant domestic campaign in Scotland with Rangers as they ran away with the Premiership title while reaching the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.
AS English prediction: Denmark 1-0 Finland
Venue: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kick-off time: 12noon ET, 9am PT, 6pm CEST
Find out what time Denmark vs Finland gets underway where you are in the world.
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Denmark vs Finland match is available on here.
For those in the United States: TUDN Radio, SiriusXM FC, PrendeTV, ESPN
Belgium vs Russia | 3pm ET
Belgium face Russia some 18 months after handing their hosts a comprehensive 4-1 beating in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
“When you play against a team that you’ve already played previously, you know them a little better," said goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
"You know their weak points a little better and that’s always a good thing, although I suppose it could also count against you the other way round. But we know each other well and we are again well prepared for tomorrow.
“The first match, everyone may still play with the handbrake on, so as not to give anything away, especially defensively.
“But I hope we will play well from the kick off tomorrow. We play in Russia. We have already won here and hopefully we do it again and it becomes the start of a good month," he said.
Player to watch
Belgium: Romelu Lukaku - On the back of helping Inter to the Serie A title, he has scored 19 goals in 15 competitive matches for his country, including scoring in all seven qualifiers for this tournament (nine goals).
Russia: Aleksandr Golovin - the first Russian player to score a hat-trick in Ligue 1 for his club Monaco in February and the vital creative force in a relatively functional Russian team.
AS English prediction: Belgium 3-0 Russia
Venue: St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia
Kick-off time: 3pm ET, 12noon PT, 9pm CEST
Find out what time Belgium vs Russia gets underway where you are in the world.
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Belgium vs Russia match is available on here.
For those in the United States: SiriusXM FC, ESPN3, TUDN Radio, ABC App, PrendeTV, ABC
Euro 2020 news and live coverage with AS English
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