Netherlands, Ukraine headline EURO 2020 Group C action

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UEFA EURO 2020 Championship

Group C

Matchday 1
11-15 June 
Netherlands will lock horns with Ukraine in their maiden UEFA EURO 2020 Group C encounter at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on June 13.
This will be the third match between the two teams and the Netherlands have never lost to Ukraine. 
The Netherlands have recorded one victory over Ukraine, while the other game ended in a stalemate.
Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine 
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Their last match ended in a 1-1 draw in an international friendly match which was played at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk in October 2010. 
Frank De Boer, the Netherlands head coach, says he knows what to expect from Ukraine after analyzing their opponents. 
"Last week we analyzed the game of the national team of Ukraine. In what key does this team operate, what are its strengths and weaknesses," De Boer said. 
"We can say that now we have enough information about this team. It is a strong team with a good selection of performers. [Ruslan] Malinovsky, [Oleksandr] Zinchenko, [Andriy] Yarmolenko.
"Andriy Shevchenko has built a strong team, and especially the national team of Ukraine proved it in big matches. We cannot underestimate this team and, of course, we respect it."
David Alaba of Austria
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Meanwhile, Austria will be hoping to start their Group C campaign with a win when they face North Macedonia at the Arena Națională in Bucharest, Romania on June 13.
This will the third clash between the two teams across all competitions and Austria have the upper hand in this rivalry.
Austria have won both matches against North Macedonia. 
Their last meeting ended in a 2-1 win in favour of Austria in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier match at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Wien in November 2019.
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UEFA EURO 2020 Matchday 1 fixtures

Kick-off times in CAT
Friday, June 11
21h00: Turkey v Italy
Saturday, June 12
15h00: Wales v Switzerland 
18h00: Denmark v Finland 
21h00: Belgium v Russia 
Sunday, June 13
15h00: England v Croatia 
18h00: Austria v North Macedonia 
21h00: Netherlands v Ukraine 
Monday, June 14
15h00: Scotland v Czech Republic 
18h00: Poland v Slovakia 
21h00: Spain v Sweden 
Tuesday, June 15
18h00: Hungary v Portugal
21h00: France v Germany 

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Published: 06/09/2021