When does Euro 2020 start, who do Wales play and how well they are expected to do as England favourites

Wales have just 10 more days to wait to kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign.

This is the full state of play ahead of the showpiece tournament.

When does Euro 2020 start?

The competition gets underway on Friday, June 11.

Wales’ Group A opponents Turkey and Italy face off at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in what is the tournament opener. Kick-off is at 8pm.

Who do Wales play?

Wales begin their tournament against Switzerland on Saturday, June 12 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kick-off is at 2pm.

They then face Turkey in the same city four days later before rounding off the group stages against Italy in Rome on Sunday, June 20.

How does the tournament work?

There are six groups of four teams, meaning 24 countries are involved in the finals from the outset.

The top two teams from each pool at the end of the group stage fixtures will progress into the knockout rounds.

In addition to those 12 sides, the four best third-placed sides will also go through.

The knockout rounds consist of eight last-16 matches, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final.

All games are one-off fixtures, meaning all knockout matches could go to extra time and penalties if required.

How well are Wales expected to do?

Few would have predicted that Wales would reach the semi-finals under Chris Coleman at Euro 2016 little more than five years ago.

And given the strength of Wales’ group stage opponents in the upcoming tournament, many are expecting a much tougher time of things this summer.

Italy – who are ranked seventh by FIFA – are the strongest side in the group. Roberto Mancini’s side have not been beaten since losing 1-0 to Portugal in a Nations League match in September 2018.

Since then, the Azzurri have played 26 times, winning 21 of those games and drawing the other five. They have scored 70 times and conceded just seven goals in that run.

Switzerland are ranked 13th – four places ahead of Wales who are 17th. Vladimir Petković’s side failed to win any of their seven games after the Euros were postponed last year – although they came up against the likes of Germany, Croatia, Spain and Belgium in that run.

But they have won their last five games on the spin, scoring 12 goals in the process while conceding just four times.

As for Turkey, they are the lowest ranked side (29th) in Group A, although they are a side that can cause real problems.

They are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions while they have lost just one of their previous 12 fixtures.

Reaching the knockout stages would represent an impressive achievement for Wales, and given that three sides in the group could go through, around four points from the three fixtures could do the trick. Portugal and Northern Ireland both reached knockout stages with just three points at Euro 2016, so four would almost certainly do it.

Wales are the 9/1 outsiders with Paddy Power to win their group. Italy are the favourites at 1/2 while the same bookmaker is offering odds of 11/2 for Turkey or Switzerland to finish first.

Rob Page’s men are also the 13/10 favourites to finish bottom of their group, so it’s clear to see that the bookies do not fancy Wales’ chances.

It’s going to be incredibly tough, and a bad start would most likely prove fatal given that Wales have to face Italy in Rome in the final group game.

But should they fly out of the traps like Coleman’s class of 2016 did against Slovakia in Bordeaux, they stand every chance of getting through what is a very tough group.

The big positive for Wales is that their big guns are all available to feature. And as they’ve shown against the likes of Finland, Bulgaria and Czech Republic in recent camps, they have a knack of grinding out positive results.

Who are the favourites to win the tournament?

England are the 4/1 favourites to lift the trophy this summer.

Reigning world champions France are the 5/1 second favourites while Belgium (13/2), Spain (7/1), Italy and Germany (both 8/1) are also expected to challenge for glory.

Euro 2016 winners Portugal – who beat Wales on their way to lifting the trophy – are at 10/1 to retain the title they won in France.

Wales’ other group opponents Turkey and Switzerland are at 60/1 and 90/1 respectively to win the competition while the Red Dragons themselves are way back at 125/1.

North Macedonia are the 500/1 outsiders to win the final in July.

Who is in the Wales squad?

Wayne Hennessey, Adam Davies, Danny Ward.

Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Ethan Ampadu, Connor Roberts, Tom Lockyer, Neco Williams, Ben Cabango, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Gunter.

Aaron Ramsey, Matt Smith, Joe Morrell, Joe Allen, Jonny Williams, Dylan Levitt, Rubin Colwill.

Kieffer Moore, David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Daniel James, Tyler Roberts, Gareth Bale.

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