The group stages of the European Championship have finally ended and the last 16 teams are now known. This was one of the tightest races for the top four teams to finish third, with Finland and Slovakia losing on goal difference only.
However, every team can be very proud of what they have achieved and now it is time to look forward to the knockout rounds. football Shows all upcoming matches in the round of 16 starting on Saturday.
The Welsh team is sensing another special run at the Euros, like the one they witnessed in 2016. Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Dan James formed one of the fastest and fastest hat-tricks of the tournament that will be difficult to contain. For Danes, it is an emotional time as much as it is a happy time.
After everything that happened in their first match, they went deeper and were able to qualify again by knockout. No doubt they will do their best in their traditional never-ending stance.
The Azores team is in a frightening state in terms of shape, as it scored seven goals in their three matches while not conceding its net in more than 1000 minutes. They have a large number of talents across the field and are one of the best contenders to win the competition outright. Austria qualified as runners-up after beating Ukraine in their final match.
Franco Foda’s team is deprived of a real star who might help their cause even if they can pull together and take the game to the Italians.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic
There were questions about the Dutch reaching the tournament, but those questions were put to bed. Memphis duo Depay and Jenny Wijnaldum wreak havoc on the opponents as they won all three of their group matches to set up this showdown.
Frank de Boer’s team is no longer an outsider and the Czechs will do well to keep up with that tempo. They’ve shown they can handle their end, with Patrick Schick already on his team. If they manage to stifle the talented Dutch attack, it could be an imminent surprise.
Belgium vs Portugal
The Red Devils finally reached rank one, comfortably getting nine out of nine points. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have been excited every time they’ve played on the pitch, and that can’t be good news for anyone. However, their defense is a bit questionable which will only encourage their opponents.
Led by the all-time top scorer in men’s football, the Selecao has a devastating speed and talent to advance. Waiting for a quarrelsome Saddam.
Croatia VS Spain
Led by Luka Modric, Croatia has shown that it still has some magic left from its magical career of 2018. A Final win over Scotland They booked their crossing to the playoffs and as the veterans continue to advance, they will be imagining their chances against this Spanish team.
althoug They scored five goals against Slovakia (Two of them are private targets), La Roja seemed Severely stunted in the future With clear scorers that are hard to find. It will be a battle of who can turn possession into chances in this interesting draw if it is weak.
France against Switzerland
World Cup winners are in a strange tournament. Expected to dominate, they have now drawn back-to-back matches against Hungary and Portugal. The good news is that Karim Benzema is finally back in between the goals but Kylian Mbappe has yet to open his account.
In the meantime, the Swiss national team scored a stunning victory over Turkey and will be quietly confident of keeping the French strikers in stalemate. If they can dominate the midfield battle, easier said than done, Vladimir Petkovic’s team will be a tough challenge.
One of the most difficult matches to call ahead. The Three Lions have done well, nothing great in their matches, with two 1-0 victories. Harry Kane looked increasingly out of touch as he was Scrutiny surrounding some of Gareth Southgate’s choices at its peak. Joachim Loew’s men, written off by many, blew up Portugal before they earned a tough draw against Hungary.
They have stars in their dressing room, but that doesn’t translate into goals all the time. This will be a lot more competition than many would like, with perhaps some magical moments needed to separate the two. I hope it’s not penalties, if you ask the English fans.
Sweden vs Ukraine
The Swedes have surprised many with their performance already, given the fact that their longtime captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is missing. The The rise of Alexander Isaac It was amazing to see him ably supported by Emil Forsberg and Diane Kulusevsky.
They are very compact in defense and difficult to break which would be a difficult task for their opponents. Andriy Shevchenko’s team has managed to get this far for the first time ever and after a poor performance against Austria, they need to improve dramatically if they are to advance further.