Euro 2020 Finals Draw: Three Lions to start against Croatia while Wales are off to Baku

The qualified nations for next summer's Euro 2020 now know who and where they will be playing in the Group stage following Saturday's complicated draw in Bucharest. Mike Norman has the details...

England will face old foes Croatia, Czech Republic and potentially Scotland in Group D of next Summer's European Championship, and will commence their campaign on Sunday 14 June against Croatia, the team that beat them 2-1 in extra-time in last year's World Cup semi-final.
England will play all three of their Group D games at Wembley, though should Scotland progress from their play-off path - Steve Clarke's men face Israel in March before a play-off decider against Norway or Serbia should they win - then the Old Enemy will be the visitors to London on Friday 19 June.
Gareth Southgate's men - 6.20 favourites in the Euro 2020 Winner market - conclude their Group stage with a game against Czech Republic, the only team to beat them in Euro 2020 Qualifying, on Tuesday 23 June.

Group Stage Draw in Full

Group A (Baku & Rome) - Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen & St Petersburg) - Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C (Amsterdam & Bucharest) - Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, *PLAY-OFF WINNER D
Group D (London & Glasgow) - England, Croatia, *PLAY-OFF WINNER C, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao & Dublin) - Spain, Sweden, Poland, *PLAY-OFF WINNER B
Group F (Budapest & Munich) - *PLAY-OFF WINNER A, Portugal, France, Germany
*Play-Off A participants - Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary
*Play-Off B participants - Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Rep of Ireland
*Play-Off C participants - Scotland, Israel, Norway, Serbia
*Play-Off D participants - Georgia, Belarus, Macedonia, Kosovo

Daunting trip to Baku for Wales

Wales were handed as kind a draw as could be expected when being put in Group A to face Italy, Turkey and Switzerland, though they will have to play two of their games in Baku which is well known for its heat and humidity for players, and as a difficult and expensive place to get to for fans.
Ryan Giggs' men will open their campaign against Switzerland on 17 June before facing Turkey four days later and then Italy in Rome on 21 June.

Portugal, France and Germany in Group of Death

Three of the most successful nations in recent years will meet in Group F, which will undoubtedly be dubbed the Group of Death.
Defending champions Portugal were pitted against World Champions France and four-time World Cup winners and three-time European Champions Germany, while Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland could join them should they come through their play-off path.
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are in Play-Off path B and should one of them emerge victorious they will join Spain, Sweden and Poland in Group E at next year's tournament.

To Win Euro 2020:

- England 6.20
- Belgium 6.40
- France 7.40
- Netherlands 7.60
- Germany 9.80
- Spain 10.00
- Italy 11.00
- Portugal 20.00
- BAR 36.00

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