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UEFA eEURO 2020: All you need to know

UEFA eEURO 2020 was the first national team efootball competition of this size worldwide; get all the details.

Serbia eventually finished runners-up
Serbia eventually finished runners-up

What was UEFA eEURO 2020?

UEFA eEURO 2020 was a national team efootball competition won by Italy and originally featuring all 55 UEFA national associations. The format of the tournament was similar to the template for UEFA EURO 2020, involving a qualification phase and a final tournament.

Watch Italy's eEURO winning goal
Watch Italy's eEURO winning goal

The tournament was the first national team efootball competition of this size worldwide. Gamers competed exclusively on Konami's efootball PES 2020 on Playstation 4.

ITALY WIN UEFA eEURO 2020

Who played in the knockout stage?

Eight teams made it through to the knockout stages: Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Israel, France and Croatia.

Final

Serbia 1-3 Italy (best of five games)

Semi-finals

Romania 1-2 Serbia (best of three games)
Italy 2-0 France

Quarter-finals

eEURO finals: Watch brilliant Pjanić free-kick
eEURO finals: Watch brilliant Pjanić free-kick

Netherlands 1-2 Romania (best of three games)
Spain 1-2 Serbia
Italy 2-0 Israel
France 2-0 Croatia

MEET THE LAST EIGHT


Who played in the group stage?

Group A
Spain (qualified)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Germany
Romania (qualified)

Group B
Denmark
Turkey
Serbia (qualified)
Italy (qualified)

Group C
Montenegro
Croatia (qualified)
Netherlands (qualified)
Luxembourg

Group D
Austria
Greece
France (qualified)
Israel (qualified)

Who competed for each country?

The 16 qualifiers
The 16 qualifiers

The focus of the tournament was the team element, the essence of football. Therefore, each participating national association competed with a national efootball team of between two and four gamers to represent their country.

Between November 2019 and January 2020, national associations nominated their national team through a tournament, either online or physical, unless a national efootball team already existed. The team then competed in the online qualifying phase.

How did qualifying work?

The draw took place in January. This divided the competing countries into ten groups for the qualifying phase, which ran between 9 and 30 March.

Each country played two matches (1-vs-1) against the other countries in the same group; points from both matches were added to the group table.

The ten group winners qualified directly for the final tournament. The ten runners-up competed in a play-off tournament to determine the other six finalists.

What happened in the finals?

eEURO final highlights: Italy 3-1 Serbia
eEURO final highlights: Italy 3-1 Serbia

There was a live event scheduled in London in July to determine the UEFA eEURO 2020 champions, but the finals ultimately took place virtually on 23 and 24 May. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, with the top two from each advancing to the knockout stage. Each match until the final was then a best-of-three series, with the final played as a best of five.

What prize did the winners receive?

A total of €100,000 in cash prizes was split between all the finalists, including €40,000 for the winners.

eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best goals: Depay, Yılmaz and more
eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best goals: Depay, Yılmaz and more

Who played who in the qualifying group stage?

Group A

England
Serbia (qualified)
Albania
Spain
Latvia

Group B

Slovenia
Scotland
Portugal
Romania (qualified)
Liechtenstein

eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best saves: Schmeichel, Donnarumma and more
eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best saves: Schmeichel, Donnarumma and more

Group C

Switzerland
North Macedonia
Moldova
Kazakhstan
Bosnia and Herzegovina (qualified)

Group D

Slovakia
Greece (qualified)
Finland
Norway
Azerbaijan

eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best celebrations: Jovetić 'cooking' and more
eEURO 2020 Matchday 4 best celebrations: Jovetić 'cooking' and more

Group E

Austria
Israel (qualified)
Iceland
Russia
Poland

Group F

Kosovo
Georgia
Northern Ireland
Lithuania
Belarus
Luxembourg (qualified)

Germany: eEURO qualifying highlights
Germany: eEURO qualifying highlights

Group G

Hungary
Gibraltar
Turkey
Bulgaria
Estonia
Germany (qualified)

Group H

Wales
Faroe Islands
Ukraine
Andorra
Italy (qualified)
Montenegro

Italy: eEURO qualifying highlights
Italy: eEURO qualifying highlights

Group I

Sweden
San Marino
Denmark
Malta
Netherlands (qualified)
Republic of Ireland

Group J

Belgium
France (qualified)
Armenia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Croatia

Who played who in the play-offs?

Final play-off standings
Final play-off standings

Play-off Group 1: Austria (qualified), Croatia (qualified), Finland, Montenegro (qualified), Portugal
Play-off Group 2: Denmark (qualified), Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Spain (qualified), Turkey (qualified)

eEURO schedule (click to watch the action)

Qualifying group stage

9 March: Groups A–E MD1
16 March: Groups F–J MD1
23 March: Groups A–E MD2
30 March: Groups F–J MD2

Play-off group stage

20 April: MD1
27 April: MD2

Finals

23 May: group stage
24 May: knockout phase

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