Euro 2020 news LIVE: Latest as the tournament starts TODAY, with England finalising preparations

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Euro 2020 build-up LIVE: The European Championships start TODAY as Turkey and Italy go head-to-head in Rome... while England receive a major boost with the return of Harry Maguire - follow all the latest news and pictures here

The long-awaited European Championships finally get underway TODAY Up first is Turkey vs Italy on Friday, while England play Croatia on Sunday   The tournament then runs through to July 11, with the final at Wembley Stadium Sportsmail's experts have had their pick of Gareth Southgate's first XI Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

By Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Published: 05:00 EDT, 11 June 2021 | Updated: 05:52 EDT, 11 June 2021

The big day has arrived! Euro 2020 finally gets underway today, with Turkey vs Italy kicking off the long-awaited tournament.   

And it won't be long until England are in action, as they get underway in a mouth-watering encounter against World Cup semi-final opponents Croatia on Sunday. 

Beforehand, Wales will be the first Brits in action as they take on Switzerland on Saturday, while Scotland play the Czech Republic on Monday. 

Gareth Southgate received a major boost on Thursday, with No 1 centre-back Harry Maguire returning to full  raining, but the news isn't just with England - it's coming in thick and fast with all 24 teams gearing up towards their opening fixtures.   

Follow Sportsmail's SPENCER MORGAN for live updates as we take you through the latest news in the build-up to the European Championship.  


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