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DenmarkDenmarkParken Stadium - CopenhagenSaturday 12 June 2021
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Group B - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/04/1987PR (GS)Finland - Denmark0-1
HelsinkiMølby 53
29/10/1986PR (GS)Denmark - Finland1-0
CopenhagenBertelsen 67
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 12/06/2021 12:48CET

Match background Only this chapter

Denmark will be looking to make the most of home advantage as they kick off their UEFA EURO 2020 campaign against Finland in Copenhagen – although their Nordic neighbours will be equally keen to make an impression in their first ever match at a final tournament.

• While this opening Group B fixture kicks off a ninth EURO appearance for 1992 winners Denmark, Finland are making their UEFA European Championship finals debut.

• Denmark last appeared in a EURO final tournament in 2012, and will be confident of making a positive start at Parken Stadium given their overall record against the Finns.

Previous meetings
• This is the teams' first meeting since a friendly in Esbjerg on 15 November 2011. Aleksei Eremenko gave Mixu Paatelainen's visitors an unexpected lead on 17 minutes but Morten Olsen's Denmark staged a second-half rally, two goals in three minutes just before the hour from Daniel Agger and Nicklas Bendtner securing a 2-1 victory.

• That made it one defeat in their last 22 games against Finland for the Danes (W15 D6), the sole reverse in that sequence a 2-1 loss in the Spanish resort of La Manga in February 2000, Vesa Vasara scoring twice for the Finns including an 89th-minute winner.

• That 22-match sequence also includes both the sides' previous EURO contests, in qualifying for the 1988 finals. Denmark won 1-0 home and away, thanks to goals from Jens Jørn Bertelsen and Jan Mølby respectively, en route to the final tournament.

• Finland are without a win in Denmark since a 2-0 friendly success in September 1949 – only their second victory away to their neighbours, the other having come in October 1931 (3-2).

• Denmark's home record against Finland since that 1949 defeat is W18 D3.

• Finland's record in Copenhagen overall is W2 D3 L22. Their last visit was a 1-1 friendly draw in August 2003, Jesper Grønkjær giving the home side a 42nd-minute lead before Aki Riihilahti equalised for Finland with two minutes remaining.

• That was only the second match between the sides at Parken Stadium, following a 2-1 friendly win for Denmark in August 1994. Brian Laudrup and Morten Wieghorst scored second-half goals after Finland's Kim Suominen had opened the scoring five minutes before the break.

EURO facts: Denmark
• This is Denmark's ninth appearance in the UEFA European Championship, but only their second in the past four editions. They were eliminated in the group stage at UEFA EURO 2012, finishing third in their section behind Germany and Portugal with three points from three games.

• The Danes lost to Scandinavian neighbours Sweden in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs, going down 4-3 on aggregate (1-2 a, 2-2 h).

• Denmark were winners at EURO '92, finished fourth in 1964 and reached the semi-finals in 1984. Their most recent knockout appearance came in 2004, when they lost 3-0 to the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.

• Denmark have lost their last two games in the EURO final tournament, and three of the last four; they have recorded only two wins in their last ten EURO finals matches (D2 L6).

• The Danes booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing second behind Switzerland in Group D despite remaining unbeaten in their eight qualifiers (W4 D4). They reached the finals with a 1-1 draw away to the Republic of Ireland in their final qualifier.

• Denmark are one of five teams to have reached UEFA EURO 2020 unbeaten along with Belgium, Italy – who both won every game – Spain and Ukraine. They are the only one of the five who did not top their group.

• Åge Hareide, who oversaw the successful qualifying campaign, was replaced by Kasper Hjulmand following the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020; the former Nordsjælland coach had been due to take over from Hareide after the tournament.

• Denmark's record in Copenhagen is W139 D60 L70. At Parken Stadium it is W61 D25 L18. They have lost only one of their last 11 matches there (W6 D4) – 0-1 against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League on 5 September 2020.

EURO facts: Finland
• This is Finland's debut in the UEFA European Championship. The closest they previously came to reaching the finals was in the UEFA EURO 2008 preliminaries when they failed to beat Portugal in their final qualifier, allowing their opponents to qualify instead thanks to a 0-0 draw in Porto.

• Finland are the 34th country to have qualified for the EURO.

• Having never qualified for a FIFA World Cup, this is Finland's debut in a major tournament. They are one of two countries to be making their first appearance at UEFA EURO 2020, along with North Macedonia in Group C.

• Markku Kanerva's side won six of their ten UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers (L4) to finish second in Group J behind Italy.

• Teemu Pukki scored ten of Finland's 16 goals in qualifying. Having also provided an assist, he was involved in 68.75% of their qualifying strikes.

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Robert Skov & Jesse Joronen (FC Copenhagen 2018/19)
Frederik Rønnow, Christian Nørgaard & Teemu Pukki (Brøndby 2015–18)
Frederik Rønnow & Paulus Arajuuri (Brøndby 2017–18)
Joachim Andersen & Fredrik Jensen (Twente 2017)
Christian Nørgaard & Lukas Hradecky (Brøndby 2013–15)
Martin Braithwaite & Lukas Hradecky (Esbjerg 2009–13)
Mathias Jensen, Christian Nørgaard & Marcus Forss (Brentford 2019–)

• Have played in Denmark:
Tim Sparv (Midtjylland 2014–20)
Pyry Soiri (Esbjerg 2019–)
Joni Kauko (Randers 2016–18, Esbjerg 2018–)
Jesse Joronen (Horsens 2017/18, FC Copenhagen 2018/19)
Lukas Hradecky (Esbjerg 2009–13, Brøndby 2013–15)
Paulus Arajuuri (Brøndby 2017–19)
Teemu Pukki (Brøndby 2014–18)

• Pukki scored past Kasper Schmeichel for Norwich at Leicester on 14 December 2019, the 1-1 draw ending the home side's eight-match winning run in the Premier League.

• Robert Skov scored the only goal as Copenhagen won 1-0 away to Finnish club KuPS in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg on 12 July 2018.

• Current Finland goalkeeping coach Antti Niemi played for Copenhagen between 1995 and 1997.

Latest news

• Denmark warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 by drawing 1-1 against Germany in Innsbruck on 2 June – Youssuf Poulsen scoring the equaliser – and beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 at home four days later in the Brøndby Stadion, where Martin Braithwaite and Andreas Cornelius were on target.

• That second encounter brought Denmark their ninth win in 11 games (D1 L1) and ninth clean sheet in 12. They have lost just two of their last 28 matches (W17 D9), both against Group B rivals Belgium in the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League.

• Christian Eriksen, who was on the pitch for every minute of Denmark's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign, is on a run of 25 consecutive appearances for his country, all but two of those in the starting XI. The last game he did not play in was a friendly at home to Austria on 16 October 2018.

• Eriksen and captain Simon Kjær are the only two members of Kasper Hjulmand's squad to have previously played in a EURO final tournament. They both started all three matches in 2012, when Kasper Schmeichel and Daniel Wass were unused members of the 23-man party.

• Eriksen, Poulsen and defender Mathias Jørgensen are the only players in the Denmark squad to have scored at a major tournament, each of them having found the net once at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Eriksen was an Italian Serie A winner with Internazionale in 2020/21, while Andreas Christensen assisted in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League triumph. Domestic cups were won in England by Schmeichel (Leicester City), in Germany by Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund) and in Spain by Braithwaite (Barcelona).

• Finland come into UEFA EURO 2020 on the back of a six-match winless run (D2 L4). They lost both of their pre-tournament friendlies – 0-2 away to Sweden on 29 May and 0-1 at home to Estonia on 4 June. Their last victory was 2-1 away to Bulgaria on 15 November last year in the UEFA Nations League.

• While no Finland players have previous major tournament experience, only two of their 26-man squad experienced group stage European club football in 2020/21 – goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky with Bayer Leverkusen and Glen Kamara with Rangers, both in the UEFA Europa League.

• Kamara was a Scottish Premiership champion with Rangers in the season just ended, while Teemu Pukki scored 26 goals to help Norwich City win the English Championship and return after a year's absence to the Premier League. In 2020 Daniel O'Shaughnessy was also a Finnish domestic double winner with HJK Helsinki.

• Pukki's tally of ten EURO goals is the same number as the combined tally of the rest of the Finland squad. The striker needs one more to become his country's all-time top scorer in the competition. He currently shares the honour with three other players – Mikael Forssell, Jari Litmanen and Mixu Paatelainen.

• Pukki has scored in each of his last four competitive internationals – UEFA Nations League games against Bulgaria and Wales and FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.


Squad list Only this chapter

Denmark - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Kasper Schmeichel05/11/198634Leicester - 800065-
16Jonas Lössl01/02/198932Midtjylland - 00001-
22Frederik Rønnow04/08/199228Frankfurt - 00008-
2Joachim Andersen31/05/199625Lyon - 00005-
3Jannik Vestergaard03/08/199228Southampton - 0000221
4Simon Kjær26/03/198932Milan - 80001073
5Joakim Mæhle20/05/199724Atalanta - 0000102
6Andreas Christensen10/04/199625Chelsea - 7000411
13Mathias Jørgensen23/04/199031Fenerbahçe - 6100352
17Jens Stryger21/02/199130Udinese - 8000362
26Nicolai Boilesen16/02/199229Copenhagen - 0000201
7Robert Skov20/05/199625Hoffenheim - 3300105
8Thomas Delaney03/09/199129Dortmund - 8100545
10Christian Eriksen14/02/199229Internazionale - 850010836
15Christian Nørgaard10/03/199427Brentford - 00004-
18Daniel Wass31/05/198932Valencia - 300030-
23Pierre-Emile Højbjerg05/08/199525Tottenham - 8100414
24Mathias Jensen01/01/199625Brentford - 000061
25Anders Christiansen08/06/199031Malmö - 00004-
9Martin Braithwaite05/06/199130Barcelona - 8300509
11Andreas Olsen29/12/199921Bologna - 000063
12Kasper Dolberg06/10/199723Nice - 5200267
14Mikkel Damsgaard03/07/200020Sampdoria - 000032
19Jonas Wind07/02/199922Copenhagen - 000073
20Yussuf Poulsen15/06/199426Leipzig - 7200548
21Andreas Cornelius16/03/199328Atalanta - 2000309
-Kasper Hjulmand09/04/197249 - 000012-
Finland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Lukas Hradecky24/11/198931Leverkusen - 900063-
12Jesse Joronen21/03/199328Brescia - 100012-
23Anssi Jaakkola13/03/198734Bristol Rovers - 00003-
2Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198832Pafos - 8000493
3Daniel O'Shaughnessy14/09/199426HJK - 000010-
5Leo Väisänen23/07/199723Elfsborg - 20008-
15Nicholas Hämäläinen05/03/199724QPR - 00006-
16Thomas Lam18/12/199327Zwolle - 100026-
18Jere Uronen13/07/199426Genk - 6000471
22Jukka Raitala15/09/198832Minnesota - 700055-
25Robert Ivanov19/09/199426Warta Poznan - 00002-
4Joona Toivio10/03/198833Häcken - 10000693
6Glen Kamara28/10/199525Rangers - 10000311
7Robert Taylor21/10/199426Brann - 1000161
8Robin Lod17/04/199328Minnesota - 10000434
9Fredrik Jensen09/09/199723Augsburg - 4200187
11Rasmus Schüller18/06/199129Djurgården - 700041-
13Pyry Soiri22/09/199426Esbjerg - 9100315
14Tim Sparv20/02/198734Larissa - 7000771
17Nikolai Alho12/03/199328MTK - 000012-
19Joni Kauko12/07/199030Esbjerg - 500021-
24Onni Valakari18/08/199921Pafos - 00005-
10Teemu Pukki29/03/199031Norwich - 1010008930
20Joel Pohjanpalo13/09/199426Leverkusen - 2100429
21Lassi Lappalainen24/08/199822Montreal - 50006-
26Marcus Forss18/06/199921Brentford - 00005-
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196457 - 1000049-

Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Kasper Hjulmand

Date of birth: 9 April 1972
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: Randers Freja, Herlev, B93
Coaching career: Lyngby (youth), Lyngby, Nordsjælland (twice), Mainz, Denmark

• After Hjulmand's career was ended at the age of 26 by injury he learned his trade coaching the youth teams at Lyngby, graduating to the senior side and coming to prominence in 2007 when he guided them to the first division title to secure a return to the Superliga after a five-year absence.

• His success with Lyngby earned him the Claus Rode Prisen, awarded by the Union of Danish League Clubs (Divisionsforeningen).

• In summer 2008 Hjulmand was appointed as assistant to Morten Wieghorst at Nordsjælland, stepping into his shoes as head coach in the summer of 2011 when Wieghorst left to take charge of Denmark's Under-21 team.

• Made history by taking Nordsjælland to their first ever league championship in his first season in charge, in the process securing a place in the group stage of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League, when they also finished second in the Danish top flight.

• Succeeded Thomas Tuchel as Mainz coach in May 2014 but lasted only until the following February, subsequently returning to Nordsjælland in January 2016. Left the club for a second time in March 2019 and three months later was announced as Åge Hareide's successor as Denmark coach, taking up the post in April 2020.


Markku Kanerva

Date of birth: 24 May 1964
Nationality: Finnish
Playing career: HJK Helsinki (twice), Elfsborg, FinnPa
Coaching career: HJK Helsinki (assistant), Viikingit, Finland Under-21s, Finland (caretaker, twice), Finland (assistant), Finland

• A defender in his playing days, Markku Kanerva started out at home-town club HJK and won five Finnish titles and three Finnish Cups over two spells, returning for four years until his retirement in 1998 after an initial stay from 1983 to 1990.

• Contested five games in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League with HJK, having rejoined after stints with Swedish side Elfsborg and Finnish outfit FinnPa; Kanerva also picked up 59 caps for his national team, scoring once.

• Began his coaching career as an assistant at HJK before briefly holding the reins at Viikingit in 2003 and entering the Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) coaching set-up the following year.

• Took charge of Finland's U21s between 2004 and 2009, earning recognition as Finland's coach of the year in 2008 after booking the side a historic maiden place at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship finals.

• Assistant coach of Finland's senior team between 2010 and 2016, Kanerva took over in an interim capacity in both 2011 and 2015 before being handed the role full time as Hans Backe's replacement in December 2016. A home win against Iceland was the highlight of the unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but better was to follow as Finland won promotion to League B in the first UEFA Nations League.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFilippo Meli (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Fourth officialSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Reserve officialStephane De Almeida (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateJovan Surbatovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerBo Karlsson (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/1978769

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Last updated 11/06/2021 11:24CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Denmark

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – group stage
1992 – winners
1988 – group stage
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – fourth place
1960 – last 16

Final tournament win
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia, 16/06/84

Final tournament defeat
3-0 five times, most recently Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Qualifying win
6-0 three times, most recently Denmark v Gibraltar, 15/11/19

Qualifying defeat
6-0: Hungary v Denmark, 21/09/66

Final tournament appearances
13: Peter Schmeichel
10: Michael Laudrup
10: John Sivebæk
9: Thomas Helveg

Final tournament goals
3: Frank Arnesen
3: Henrik Larsen
3: Brian Laudrup
3: Jon Dahl Tomasson
2: Preben Elkjær
2: Nicklas Bendtner
2: Michael Krohn-Dehli

Overall appearances
39: Peter Schmeichel
33: Dennis Rommedahl
32: Thomas Helveg
31: Martin Jørgensen
31: Morten Olsen
31: Jon Dahl Tomasson
29: Michael Laudrup
29: Thomas Sørensen
28: Simon Kjær
27: Nicklas Bendtner
27: Christian Eriksen

Overall goals
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson
11: Ole Madsen
10: Preben Elkjær
10: Michael Laudrup
9: Nicklas Bendtner
Dennis Rommedahl
7: Kim Vilfort


UEFA European Championship records: Finland

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate

Qualifying win
Finland v San Marino, 17/11/10

Qualifying defeat
Greece v Finland, 11/10/78

Overall appearances
Jari Litmanen
33: Sami Hyypiä
29: Joonas Kolkka
28: Jonathan Johansson
27: Petri Pasanen
26: Mikael Forssell
24: Mika Väyrynen
23: Teemu Pukki
23: Hannu Tihinen
22: Ari Hjelm
22: Mixu Paatelainen
22: Joona Toivio

Overall goals
Mikael Forssell
10: Jari Litmanen
10: Mixu Paatelainen
10: Teemu Pukki
5: Jonatan Johansson
4: Kasper Hämäläinen
4: Ari Hjelm
4: Sami Hyypiä
4: Atik Ismail
4: Joonas Kolkka
4: Joel Pohjanpalo


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Switzerland 3-3 Denmark
    1-0 Freuler 19, 2-0 Xhaka 66, 3-0 Embolo 76, 3-1 M. Jørgensen 84, 3-2 Gytkjær 88, 3-3 Dalsgaard 90+3
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Delaney, N. Jørgensen (70 Gytkjær), Eriksen, Braithwaite, M. Jørgensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen, Schöne (70 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen
  • (07/06/2019)
    Denmark 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Højbjerg 76, 1-1 Duffy 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen, Delaney, N. Jørgensen, Eriksen, Braithwaite (65 Dolberg), Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen, Schöne (72 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen
  • (10/06/2019)
    Denmark 5-1 Georgia
    1-0 Dolberg 13, 1-1 Lobzhanidze 25, 2-1 Eriksen 30 (P) , 3-1 Dolberg 63, 4-1 Y. Poulsen 73, 5-1 Braithwaite 90+3
    Schmeichel, Ankersen, Kjær (36 M. Jørgensen), A. Christensen, Skov (62 Wass), Delaney, Eriksen, Dolberg, Stryger Larsen, Y. Poulsen (75 Braithwaite), Højbjerg
  • (05/09/2019)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Denmark
    0-1 Skov 6, 0-2 Eriksen 34 (P) , 0-3 Eriksen 50 (P) , 0-4 Delaney 69, 0-5 Gytkjær 73, 0-6 Gytkjær 78
    Schmeichel, Kjær (63 M. Jørgensen), A. Christensen, Skov, Delaney (77 Schöne), Gytkjær, Eriksen, Stryger Larsen, Wass, Y. Poulsen (63 Braithwaite), Højbjerg
  • (08/09/2019)
    Georgia 0-0 Denmark
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen, Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Dolberg (67 Gytkjær), Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen, Y. Poulsen, Højbjerg (73 Schöne)
  • (12/10/2019)
    Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen (87 M. Jørgensen), Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen (80 Ankersen), Schöne (65 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen, Cornelius
  • (15/11/2019)
    Denmark 6-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Skov 12, 2-0 Gytkjær 47, 3-0 Braithwaite 51, 4-0 Skov 64, 5-0 Eriksen 85, 6-0 Eriksen 90+3
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Skov, Delaney, Gytkjær, Eriksen, Braithwaite (54 Dolberg), M. Jørgensen, Stryger Larsen (78 A. Christensen), Wass, Schöne (54 Højbjerg)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Denmark
    0-1 Braithwaite 73, 1-1 Doherty 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Delaney (13 Højbjerg), Eriksen, Braithwaite, M. Jørgensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger Larsen, Schöne (84 A. Christensen), Y. Poulsen, Cornelius (33 Dolberg)
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (90 Soiri), Toivio, Väisänen, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (83 Karjalainen), Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (70 Lappalainen)
  • (26/03/2019)
    Armenia 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Jensen 14, 0-2 Soiri 78
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund, Toivio, Kamara, Lod (87 Taylor), Jensen (69 Schüller), Pukki, Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (57 Soiri)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Finland 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Pukki 56, 2-0 Pukki 68
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (38 Raitala), Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Sparv, Skrabb (84 Schüller), Uronen, Forsell (63 Lappalainen)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 37, 0-2 Källman 57
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Toivio, Kamara, Källman, Lod, Pukki, Sparv (61 Schüller), Uronen, Lappalainen (74 Soiri), Raitala (86 Väisänen)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Finland 1-0 Greece
    1-0 Pukki 52 (P)
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (85 Karjalainen), Soiri (93 Schüller), Sparv, Uronen, Tuominen (87 Jensen), Raitala
  • (08/09/2019)
    Finland 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Immobile 59, 1-1 Pukki 72 (P) , 1-2 Jorginho 79 (P)
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (82 Soiri), Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Schüller (87 Kauko), Väisänen, Uronen, Lappalainen (75 Tuominen)
  • (12/10/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Finland
    1-0 I. Hajrović 29, 2-0 Pjanić 37 (P) , 3-0 Pjanić 58, 4-0 Hodžić 73, 4-1 Pohjanpalo 79
    Hradecky, Arajuuri (30 Väisänen), Toivio, Kamara, Tuominen, Lod, Pukki, Soiri (46 Pohjanpalo), Sparv (71 Kauko), Uronen, Raitala
  • (15/10/2019)
    Finland 3-0 Armenia
    1-0 Jensen 31, 2-0 Pukki 61, 3-0 Pukki 88
    Hradecky, Toivio, Kamara (87 Schüller), Lod, Jensen (53 Pohjanpalo), Pukki, Väisänen, Uronen, Kauko, Lappalainen (61 Soiri), Raitala
  • (15/11/2019)
    Finland 3-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Tuominen 21, 2-0 Pukki 64 (P) , 3-0 Pukki 75
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Toivio, Kamara, Tuominen, Lod, Pukki (84 Karjalainen), Soiri (78 Skrabb), Sparv (71 Kauko), Pirinen, Raitala
  • (18/11/2019)
    Greece 2-1 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 27, 1-1 Mantalos 47, 2-1 Galanopoulos 70
    Joronen, Toivio (59 Lam), Väisänen, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Schüller (77 Jensen), Väisänen, Skrabb (77 Soiri), Kauko, Raitala
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)

Last updated 28/05/2021 10:05CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: João Moutinho (Portugal)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Pepe (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Antoine Griezmann (France)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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