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The draw for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament has been completed with England and Wales representing the United Kingdom in the international continental competition which will take place next summer.

England have been drawn against Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group D, with the fourth place to be decided by play-offs in March.

Wales have been drawn against Italy, Turkey, and Switzerland in Group A.

Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2020
Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2020

England could potentially be joined by Scotland following play-offs against Israel, and then either Norway or Serbia.

England will play their opening game against Croatia on 14 June. The two last met in the World Cup semi-finals, when Croatia won 2-1.

The 20 teams who have already qualified for the tournament are being drawn into six groups of four, with four remaining teams being decided at a play-offs tournament in March.

England qualified as their group winners ahead of the Czech Republic, while Wales were runners-up in their group behind Croatia.

Neither team has previously won the tournament, and Wales only qualified for the first time in 2016.

Both the semi-finals and the finals will be held in Wembley Stadium in London, but the tournament is being held on a pan-European basis across 12 cities in as many European countries.

Some of the teams will necessarily be drawn into particular groups as they are home teams which are hosting part of the tournament.

Due to the larger competition size, group winners, runners-up, and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 11: Harry Kane of England celebrates after he scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Czech Republic and England at Sinobo Stadium on October 11, 2019 in Prague, . (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
England qualified top of their group ahead of the Czech Republic
CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 13: Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Wales and Croatia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
Wales qualified for only the second time in their history as runners-up

As winners of their qualification group, England are top seeds for Group D, and will play all of their group games at Wembley in June.

If Scotland were to qualify, they would play their other games in Group D at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

The first game of the tournament will be played by Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 12 June, between Italy and Turkey.

Fifty games later, the final will be held on 12 July in Wembley Stadium.

Here are the groups…

Group A
1. Turkey
2. Italy
3. Wales
4. Switzerland

Group B
1. Denmark
2. Finland
3. Belgium
4. Russia

Group C
1. Netherlands
2. Ukraine
3. Austria
4. Georgia/North Macedonia/Kosovo/Belarus

Group D
1. England
2. Croatia
3. Scotland/Israel/Norway/Serbia
4. Czech Republic

Group E
1. Spain
2. Sweden
3. Poland
4. Bosnia and Herzogovina/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland

Group F
1. Iceland/Bulgaria/Hungary/Romania
2. Portugal
3. France
4. Germany

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