I know a lot about North Macedonia’s creative spark, Eljif Elmas. For instance, he used to work in his father’s sweet shop in Skopje. How do I know such vital information? Because I’ve read and digested this complete guide to all 622 players at Euro 2020. There’s still time for you to do the same too.
Good morning! So, just the 364 days after it was supposed to start, Euro 2020 is upon us. Have you got that Big Tournament buzz, yet? The first match kicks off in Rome tonight at 8pm (BST), where 16,000 fans at the Stadio Olimpico will watch Italy take on Turkey in Group A. That’s just a quarter of the grand old stadium’s capacity and a sign of these Covid times. Jonathan Liew is in Rome to report on that one and he’s written this scene-setter before the big kick-off.
We’ll be bringing you all the buildup and latest news, plus a selection of some of this site’s best previews, as the tournament nears through the day. We’ll also keep you updated on any major news elsewhere in the world of football, too. Anyway, let’s get down to the brass tacks: who is going to win the tournament, then? I reckon Germany might surprise a few doubters but what do I know? Our writers offer their predictions on who might win the tournament and more, here.