Euro 2020’s group stage is now officially done and dusted. It did so with 2 great matches, namely Germany vs. Hungary and Portugal vs. France both of which ended in a 2-2 draw. The last 16 are now known and the competition will only get more thrilling hereon.
Now the one-legged knockout matches begin from 26th June that is tomorrow! These will lead to the quarter-finals, then the semis, and at last the July 11 final at Wembley. The teams now know the paths that could potentially lead them to to the final stage.
While teams like Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands have shown absolute dominance in the group stages some bigger teams failed to even qualify for the Euro 2020 Round of 16. These include national teams of Russia and Turkey. France and Germany also have been part of some great performances in the so-called Group of Death.
Spain was among the teams which were mostly lackluster throughout the Euro 2020 group stage failing to impress much. Denmark made it into the knockouts despite losing Erikson early on in the campaign. Portugal, Sweden, and Croatia all have shown potential and we are hoping to see amazing knockout stage matches. England has on the other hand failed to find momentum and it will probably be the right time to play Jadon Sancho!
Among other teams which have qualified for the knockout stages are Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Austria, Finland, Switzerland and Wales. There have been amazing performances individually as well by players like Manuel Locatelli (Italy), Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands), Patrik Schick (Czech Republic), Robin Gosens (Germany) and Emil Forsberg (Sweden). Let’s hope to see these talents shine even more as their nation moves ahead in the competition!