Euro 2020 has finally arrived after being delayed a year. 

Matches kicked off on Friday with the tournament being held across 12 cities in Europe.

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions are widely tipped as one of the favourites for the tournament, facing Croatia, Czech Republic and arch-rivals Scotland in their group games.

They'll be hoping to go at least one better than they did at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they lost to Croatia in the semi-finals.

The extraordinary run sparking huge celebrations across the country and marked a memorable summer in England.

The team will play their first match in the tournament against Croatia at 2pm tomorrow (Sunday). 

Here are five places across Colchester where you'll be able to watch. 

The Centurion

The North Hill pub was one of the most popular venues for fans during the 2018 World Cup, and this year is likely to be no different.

Photographer Steve Brading captured the jubilant scenes at the pub three-years-ago and let's hope it'll be the same this year.


Walkabout bars across the UK will be playing the football this summer.

The Head Street venue is one of the most popular bars for sports in Colchester.

You need to book in for the fixtures and it is likely to be very busy.

The Camulodunum

Greene King venues such as The Camulodunum, in High Street, are playing the football this year. 

The firm is even offering a free pint at select venues.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

The Marquis

The North Hill pub is one of the most popular venues for sporting occasions in Colchester.

Tables are available to book, but get in fast.


Yates in Head Street will be showing games throughout the tournament.

Again it is likely to get very busy so bookings should be made.

What rules will be in place at pubs?

It is hoped Euro 2020 will provide a major boost the UK's struggling hospitality industry, particularly pubs.

However, there will be rules in place at venues to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Face coverings must be worn when not at a table and there's no ordering from a bar, only table service.

Social distancing will be in place, but there is no curfew on drinkers at the moment.

There is talk Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be thinking of removing some restrictions, such as table service only, from June 21 - but this is not yet confirmed.

Of course, things could go the other way, depending on how coronavirus figures are looking closer to the big kick off on June 11.