Who plays today in European Championship? Monday 14 June: games, times, TV, schedule...
Previews of today's group-stage games at Euro 2020, plus all the information you need on how and where to watch.
It's Monday 14 June. It's Day 4 of Euro 2020. Let's check out what action lies ahead...
Scotland vs Czech Republic | 9am ET
After 23 years in the international wilderness, Scotland manager Steve Clarke said the pressure will be off his side when they begin their Euro 2020 campaign against the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Monday.
Scotland will be playing in a major tournament for the first time since the 1998 World Cup, but far from that being a burden on his players' shoulders, Clarke said it could give them the freedom to play at their best.
"I think when you qualify for the first time in 23 years, you probably feel a little bit less pressure," he told reporters on Sunday.
"We have done well to be in the tournament. We are looking forward to it. We are going to go and give our best and give our all in every single game. And we are going to try and make the next step to the knockout stages, which would be a first for the men's national team."
Scotland have never been past the group stage at either the European Championship or the World Cup, but after coming through a nerve-racking playoff win over Serbia to reach the tournament and some positive warmup results, there is excitement among Scottish fans about their prospects.
Clarke, however, said his players would be keeping their emotions in check when they step out at Hampden.
"The country, the Tartan Army, they can get over-excited for us," he said. "We have to be excited to be involved in the tournament, but we have to keep emotional control so when we get to the match we play to our full potential."
AS English prediction: Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Kick-off time: 9am ET, 6am PT, 3pm CEST
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Poland vs Slovakia | 12 noon ET
Poland accept they are favourites to win their Euro 2020 Group E opener against Slovakia on Monday but must improve their poor record in tournament opening games, coach Paulo Sousa said on Sunday.
The Poles have failed five out of six times to win their first match at the World Cup or the Euros this century.
"If we have the same mentality tomorrow as our opponent, the quality players we have can make us go home with three points," Sousa told reporters.
Sousa is a former Portugal international who took over as Poland coach in January.
"The process of team building is ongoing," Sousa said. "For me it is a double responsibility to represent Poland - it is a duty for me to make all Poles feel proud."
Poland's biggest weapon should be European Golden Boot winner Robert Lewandowski, but Sousa must cope without two other big names in his attack because Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek are injured.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and Euro 2016 stalwart Grzegorz Krychowiak are in the squad, however, as the team bid to at least match their performance of reaching the quarter-finals five years ago in France where they lost on penalties to eventual champions Portugal.
AS English prediction: Poland 2-2 Slovakia
Venue:Saint Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
Kick-off time: 12 noon ET, 9am PT, 6pm CEST
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Spain vs Sweden | 3pm ET
Spain coach Luis Enrique believes his young side do not need lionheart figures for inspiration and said their strength is in their group mentality as they prepare to kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on Monday.
With Sergio Ramos left out of the squad due to fitness problems and captain Sergio Busquets ruled out of the opening game due to testing positive for covid-19, Spain will have no obvious figure to galvanise them against Sweden.
"This team doesn't need leadership, there's 23 players who can provide that," Luis Enrique told a news conference on Sunday from Seville's La Cartuja stadium.
"I'm also one of the leaders, for better or worse. Every coach should be a leader but in this team, everyone should lead from the pitch. They have to get that from themselves. But our strength is our group and we're well prepared."
Stand-in captain Jordi Alba and Busquets are the only surviving members from Spain's golden generation that won Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 but Luis Enrique said he was thinking about starting afresh when he named his squad.
"Time waits for no-one and no player is eternal, but I wasn't thinking about restructuring the team, I was only thinking about which players would adapt to my ideas. But I think we have a good mix of youth and experience," he said.
AS English prediction: Spain 2-0 Sweden
Venue: La Cartuja Stadium, Seville
Kick-off time: 3pm ET, 12 noon PT, 9pm CEST
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🤣 Son presente y futuro de la @SeFutbol... ¡¡y se lo pasan estupendamente!!— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 13, 2021
📸 La sesión de fotos de @daniolmo7 y @Pedri nos dejá alguna que otra anécdota, pero ya os lo contaremos si eso 😝.#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/DQCfGahaJn
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Spain vs Sweden match is available on here.
For those in the United States: SiriusXM FC, TUDN Radio, ESPN, PrendeTV
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