The knockout stage at Euro 2020 is underway, with a lopsided bracket and a series of high-profile matchups in the round of 16 headlining the elimination phase of the competition.
Germany and Portugal ultimately prevailed after a pair of 2-2 draws to secure the final berths in the knockout stage, avoiding the fate of the eight nations who didn't make it through: Turkey, Finland, Russia, North Macedonia, Scotland, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
Due to the nature of the competition's format, which has third-place finishers go through and leaves the balance of the bracket in jeopardy until the final 16 are sorted, the knockout pairings have seemed to be a bit tilted in one direction. One one side of the knockout bracket resides the world's No. 1 ranked team (Belgium), the reigning World Cup (France) and European (Portugal) champions and the side that has appeared to be the most in-form one in the competition through the group phase (Italy). On the other side, outside of the England-Germany matchup in the last 16, things appear to be wide open.
It's not too dissimilar to the last Euros or World Cup, which resulted in less-traditionally-successful nations like Croatia and Portugal reaching the finals. But there's a reason why they play the games, and not all favorites have progressed.
There were a couple of days off before the round of 16 began. Here are the matchups, times and locations for those eight matchups—and the quarterfinals—as the road to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium continues (results will be updated as they occur):
EURO 2020 ROUND OF 16
Saturday, June 26
12 p.m. ET: Wales vs. Denmark in Amsterdam
Denmark wins, 4–0, on goals by Kasper Dolberg (27', 48'), Joakim Maehle (88'), Martin Braithwaite (90'+4).
3 p.m. ET: Italy vs. Austria in London
Italy wins, 2-1 after extra time, on goals by Federico Chiesa (95') and Matteo Pessina (105'). Saša Kalajdžić (114') scored for Austria.
Sunday, June 27
12 p.m. ET: Netherlands vs. Czech Republic in Budapest
Czech Republic wins, 2-0, on goals by Tomáš Holeš (68') and Patrik Schick (80').
3 p.m. ET: Belgium vs. Portugal in Seville
Belgium wins, 1-0, on a goal by Thorgan Hazard (42').
Monday, June 28
12 p.m. ET: Croatia vs. Spain in Copenhagen
Spain wins, 5-3 after extra time, on goals by Pablo Sarabia (38'), César Azpilicueta (57'), Ferran Torres (76'), Alvaro Morata (100') and Mikel Oyarzabal (103'). Pedri was credited for an own goal on a blunder by Unai Simón ('20), while Mislav Oršić (85') and Mario Pašalić (90'+2) also scored for Croatia.
3 p.m. ET: France vs. Switzerland in Bucharest
Switzerland wins on PKs (5-4) after a 3-3 draw. The Swiss scored through Haris Seferović (15' and 81') and Mario Gavranović (90') and overcame a penalty kick save on Ricardo Rodriguez (55') that was followed by goals from Karim Benzema (57' and 59') and Paul Pogba (75').
The Swiss were perfect on penalty kicks, while Yann Sommer saved Kylian Mbappé's decisive and final attempt.
Tuesday, June 29
12 p.m. ET: England vs. Germany in London
England wins, 2-0, on goals by Raheem Sterling (75') and Harry Kane (86').
3 p.m. ET: Sweden vs. Ukraine in Glasgow
Ukraine wins, 2-1, in extra time on goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko (27') and Artem Dovbyk (120'+1). Emil Forsberg (43') scored for Sweden, which was reduced to 10 men 10 minutes into extra time.
Friday, July 2
12 p.m ET: Switzerland vs. Spain in St. Petersburg
Spain wins on penalty kicks (3-1) after a 1-1 draw. Spain scored on an own goal credited to Denis Zakaria (8'). Switzerland scored through Xherdan Shaqiri (68') before being reduced to 10 men after a red card to Remo Freuler (77').
3 p.m. ET: Italy vs. Belgium in Munich
Italy wins, 2-1. Nicolò Barella (31') and Lorenzo Insigne (44') scored for the Azzurri, while Romelu Lukaku (45') scored on a penalty kick for Belgium.
Saturday, July 3
12 p.m. ET: Czech Republic vs. Denmark in Baku
Denmark wins, 2-1, on goals from Thomas Delaney (5') and Kasper Dolberg (42'). Patrik Schick scored for Czech Republic (49'), joining Cristiano Ronaldo atop the golden boot standings with five goals in the competition.
3 p.m. ET: England vs. Ukraine in Rome
England wins, 4-0, on goals from Harry Kane (4' and 50'), Harry Maguire (46') and Jordan Henderson (63').
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