The Euro 2020 group stage is complete. The tournament has lived up to its hype with some amazing football and lots of excitement. 16 Countries have qualified for the round of 16 and the we now await the round of 16 matches. The group stages provided the opportunity to examine each Country’s potential. We now have an idea of Countries who are serious contenders for Euro 2020 based on their group stage performances. We’ll take a look at some of them ahead of the Round of 16 matches.
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Italy are on fire! Roberto Mancini’s men breezed through their group stage matches picking up 3 wins from 3 matches. They are one of only 2 Countries yet to concede a goal in Euro 2020. The Italians are also on a fantastic 10 match winning run conceding 0 goals along the way. They have been handed a somewhat favourable R16 draw against Austria. While Austria are a good team with good players, Italy have showed that they are well prepared for this tournament. Italy have not won the Euros since 1968. Mancini will be hoping to be the man that brings home the trophy after 53 years.
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The Netherlands mean business at Euro 2020. Frank De Boer’s men picked up 3 wins from their 3 matches and are full of confidence. This tournament will mean a lot to a Country that failed to qualify for the last Euros and World Cup. This is a recovering team on a mission. Their mission is to bring home their Country’s first trophy in 33 years. For a Country blessed with such talent over the years, the Netherlands only have 1 trophy to show for it. This team will do all they can to add to that collection. They will face a spirited Czech Republic side in the round of 16. With stars like Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay in good form, you can bank on the Netherlands.
Belgium are still in their golden age with great talents all over the park. Roberto Martinez’s team were heavy favourites to win their group and did so with minimal fuss. They won all 3 games conceding just one goal, in their game against Denmark. Their mentality to go all the way in tournaments have however been questioned. Their defensive capabilities have been questioned as well. They also have been handed a tough R16 fixture against defending champions Portugal. Needless to say, they will have to be at their absolute best to navigate this tie. Belgium are the number 1 ranked Country in the World and will want to prove their worth. With players like Lukaku, De Bruyne and Hazard at their disposal, Belgium definitely have what it takes to beat the defending Champions and go all the way to win Euro 2020.
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World Champions France have won only 1 match at Euro 2020 so far. The French were in the “Group of Death” with fellow heavyweights Germany and Portugal. While they recorded an impressive win against Germany, they were unable to beat Hungary and Portugal. Deschamps’ men will be looking to improve their performances in their R16 match against Switzerland. France cruelly lost the last Euros final on home soil to Portugal. They will want to do better this time around. Didier Deschamp is also hoping to become the first man ever to win the World Cup and Euros as player and manager.
Both Germany and England have been below par at Euro 2020 so far. Germany have only won 1 match so far, a 4-2 win over Portugal. They lost to France and had to come from behind twice against Hungary to snatch a draw and advance to the next round. They are not showing signs of improving from their disappointing group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup.
England might have finished top of their group but they have only scored 2 goals at the Euros so far. They have had lesser shots on targets than newcomers North Macedonia. Their matches were uninspiring and unexciting and fans are not confident in the team. Gareth Southgate has a big job at hand in their R16 fixture against eternal rivals Germany. Germany may be underperforming but they’re still a great side. England will have to be at their absolute best to advance.
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OTHERS (SPAIN, PORTUGAL, CROATIA ETC.)
3 time winners Spain took a long time to find their feet in Group E. Luis Enrique’s men won only 1 one game, their last game against Slovakia. Their R16 opponents Croatia had to wait till their last group game to get their first win and advance too. Portugal could only come 3rd in their group and have a tough R16 fixture against Belgium. Fernando Santos’ team isn’t new to unfavorable conditions though. They faced similar circumstances at Euro 2016 but went all the way to win. Sweden surprisingly won their group and are a tough nut to crack. They face an equally stubborn Ukraine team who have legendary Andriy Shevchenko as their manager.
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