Euro 2020 gets under way

Euro 2020 gets under way

Turkey face Italy in the opening game of Euro 2020 in Rome tonight. Five PSV players feature in the tournament which is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition’s 60-year history, with 11 host cities in all.

Dumfries, Malen and Gakpo
Most eyes will obviously be on the Dutch national team. A PSV trio, Denzel Dumfries, Donyell Malen and Cody Gakpo, will face Ukraine, North Macedonia and Austria in their three Group C matches. Dumfries looks to be included in the starting XI, while Malen put in an impressive display as a substitute in the final game ahead of the tournament against Georgia. Cody Gakpo is still waiting for his Netherlands debut.

Sunday 13 June, 21.00 Netherlands - Ukraine
Thursday 17 June, 21.00 Netherlands - Austria
Monday 21 June, 18.00 North Macedonia - Netherlands

Yvon Mvogo will have to wait and see if he is handed a start for Switzerland between the sticks. The goalkeeper is most likely on the bench. Switzerland have been drawn with Wales, Italy and Turkey in Group A.

Saturday 12 June, 15.00 Wales - Switzerland
Wednesday 16 June 21.00 Italy - Switzerland
Sunday 20 June, 18.00 Switzerland - Turkije

Michal Sadílek, on loan from PSV, has been called to the Czech Republic squad for the 2020 Euro. He has made his debut and looks to get game time during the tournament. Czech Republic have been drawn in Group D with Scotland, Croatia and England.

Monday 14 June, 15.00 Scotland - Czech Republic
Friday 18 June, 18.00 Croatia - Czech Republic
Tuesday 22 June 21.00 Czech Republic - England

Former PSV players
Eight former PSV players look to get into action for their respective countries: Patrick van Aanholt, Memphis, Georginio Wijnaldum and Luuk de Jong (Netherlands), Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland), Dries Mertens (Belgium, Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jørgensen (Denmark), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) and Marcus Berg (Sweden.