The Euro 2021 tournament is in its first full weekend of tripleheaders with another three matches on Sunday to follow Saturday's tripleheader.
Sunday will see the debut of Group C and Group D, featuring the likes of powers like Croatia, England and the Netherlands. The latter two will be playing in front of their home crowds.
Euro 2021 games today
Here's the full schedule of Euro 2021 games today and tomorrow, followed by a short rundown of the previous day's matches.
Sunday, June 13
|England 1, Croatia 0||Highlights|
|Austria vs. North Macedonia||12 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Netherlands vs. Ukraine||3 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
Monday, June 14
|Scotland vs. Czech Republic||9 am ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Poland vs. Slovakia||12 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Spain vs. Sweden||3 pm ET||ESPN||fuboTV , ESPN app, PrendeTV|
The ABC and ESPN networks have English-language coverage of the tournament with half-hour pregame shows. In addition to daily studio programming and simulcasts of the semis and final, ESPN+ will carry a multi-feed second-screen experience for every game (aerial cam and two team cams).
Univision is providing Spanish-language coverage of the tournament via its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 matches) and Univision and TUDN linear channels (11 matches).
You can watch all the ABC and ESPN coverage on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .
Austria vs. North Macedonia preview
Not many are picking Euro debutants North Macedonia to get out of the group stage, but the nation has proven doubters wrong before. The most recent evidence? A 2-1 World Cup qualifying win in Germany.
The North Macedonian roster has the key ingredients to overachieve: a group of hardened veterans from years toiling in Europe’s toughest leagues, a group of lesser known players fighting for respect on the fringes, and a sprinkle of up-and-coming talents hungry for recognition.
In Austria they’ll face a team with decidedly more quality -- more players featuring for more of the continent’s elite teams. The talent gap ultimately came through in their two Nations League matchups in 2019. But North Macedonia played them tight in both games, and this one will follow the same script.
Odds & Prediction (Odds courtesy of DraftKings) :
- 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 or 1-1 scores: -112
- Prediction: 1-1
Netherlands vs. Ukraine preview
Ukraine is one of the last teams that the Netherlands would have wanted to see to kick off the Euros. With Dutch manager Frank de Boer under fire in his country for tinkering with the lineup and formations, he has to concoct a way through an organized, physical, hard-nosed Ukraine side that will not enter Dutch territory with an inferiority complex.
Managed by former soccer great Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine is a team with an established core of players from Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk. That familiarity is what allows them to play as a unit that’s strong enough to have held world champions France to a 1-1 draw last March.
Add the difference-making talent of Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Italy-based Ruslan Malinovskiy and you have the makings of a nightmare opponent for a Dutch side that missed the last two major international tournaments and will likely be missing injured center back Matthis de Ligt. Ukraine will feed off the pressure that will grow with every minute the Dutch aren’t winning … or even playing good soccer.
Odds & Prediction (Odds courtesy of DraftKings) :
- Ukraine double chance (win or tie): +145
- Prediction: 1-1
Sunday's Euro 2021 results
England 1, Croatia 0
England are off to a good start to their Euro 2021 campaign with their first-ever opening match win at the European Championships, a 1-0 win over Croatia. The victory came on their home field of Wembley Stadium in London.
Surprise starter Raheem Sterling got the winning goal in the 57th minute, making a darting run and finishing off a through ball from midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The goal was just reward for an England side that was the better team on the day, although it was a largely lethargic performance outside of occasional attacking bursts.
Croatia was well-organized, but the visitors lacked a creative spark and never looked to threaten England with any speed or combinations in behind.
Saturday's Euro 2021 results
Denmark 0, Finland 1
An upset result at the Euros was overshadowed by the drama involving Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen. The player suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute and players waved frantically for medical assistance.
The medics spent nearly 15 minutes tending to Eriksen and the footage at one point showed the staff using chest compressions as the stadium watched in horrified silence and players stood distraught and stunned.
Eriksen was eventually stabilized and transferred to a local hospital and the match resumed following a temporary suspension of the match. Finland scored in the 60th minute on a powerful header by forward Joel Pohjanpalo. The Danes were awarded a penalty in the 74th minute, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's shot was stopped and the visitors held on for the surprise win.
Belgium 3, Russia 0
The No. 1 team in the world, Belgium, dispatched a poor Russian side with a comprehensive 3-0 win. Romelu Lukaku scored two goals (10th and 88th minutes), bookending a 34th-minute strike by Thomas Meunier, and Russia could not muster a response.
Lukaku's first goal will be memorable for his celebration. He ran to the camera and dedicated a message to his Inter Milan club teammate Eriksen, shouting "Chris, I love you."
Begium played the match without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who is still not ready after suffering an orbital fracture in the UEFA Champions League final.
Wales 1, Switzerland 1
In the first match of the day from Group A, Wales came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against the favored Swiss.
It was Switzerland that took the lead through forward Breel Embolo, who headed home on a corner kick in the 49th minute. But big forward Kieffer Moore scored an equalizer on a header after a short corner in the 74th minute. The Swiss thought they had clinched a late winner through substitute Mario Gavranovic, but his 85th minute strike was ruled offside by the VAR.
Switzerland had plenty of opportunities in this one, but forward Haris Seferovic failed to convert on a few looks in the first half and Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward came up with several spectacular saves in the second.
Outside of their finishing issues, the Swiss allowed Wales back into the game when they went into prevent-defense following the Embolo goal, ceding control of the match. Wales made them pay and a late Swiss flurry was not enough to come away with a win.