TWENTY-FOUR teams will compete against each other in the hope of becoming European champions.
And as Portugal proved in 2016, you CAN finish third in your group and go on to take home the trophy.
Antoine Griezmann picked up the top scorer award as well as the best player award, but France ultimately fell short in the final against Portugal[/caption]
The first fixture of the tournament between Turkey and Italy takes place on 11 June in Rome, with the qualified teams split into six groups of four.
The top two teams from each group will go on to compete in the knockout stages of the competition.
The 12 teams that go through do not make up the numbers to meet the requirements of the Round of 16, so who does?
Does third place qualify for Euro 2020 knockout stages?
Yes, finishing third does lead to qualification for the knockout stages but only for four of the best third-placed teams.
All of the teams that finish third in the group stages of the Euros are put into a table.
And their position in the table is determined firstly by how many points they picked up in the group stages.
But if the teams cannot be separated by points, whichever team has the highest goal difference finishes higher up the table.
If the table cannot be decided through points or goal difference, it then goes to the number of goals scored in the group stages.
An unlikely hero in Eder popped up in the 109th minute to score the winning goal in the Euro 2016 final[/caption]
Eder’s goal stunned favourites France[/caption]
And if the first three fail to separate the teams, it then goes to fair play conduct, followed by the team’s Uefa ranking.
The procedures are as followed:
- Higher number of points obtained;
- Superior goal difference;
- Higher number of goals scored
- Fair play conduct;
- Position in the Uefa national team coefficient ranking system.
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Portugal qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2016 via the third-placed route after drawing all three of their group games against Hungary, Iceland and Albania.
The Navegadores scraped their way through to the final of the competition, only winning one game inside 90 minutes against Wales in the semi-finals.
And when they met home nation France in the final, an unlikely hero in Eder popped up in extra time to score the only goal of the game causing a massive upset.