Tournament that begins on Friday is set to provide mouthwatering match-ups
Promoted players in action
Returning to the Premier League in 2021/22, Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki will spearhead Finland’s attack in the nation’s first ever appearance at a major tournament. The 31-year-old will come up against a familiar foe in Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel on Saturday.
That contest could also feature three players from promoted Brentford, with Danish duo Mathias Jensen and Christian Norgaard facing their Finnish club-mate Marcus Forss.
Chelsea midfielders Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic could also do battle on Sunday when England face Croatia at Wembley Stadium, while West Ham United pair Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal look set to line up against a host of Premier League players including Andy Robertson and Scott McTominay when they play Scotland the following day.
All eyes on Group F
One of the standout matches of the group stage takes place on Tuesday 15 June, when the winners of the last two FIFA World Cups meet. The 2018 champions France face 2014 winners Germany.
Twenty-five years after they met in the group stage of UEFA Euro 96, England and Scotland will again go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium on Friday 18 June.