The Euro 2020 story so far and knockout stage preview by Dream Island – Sport360 News

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot as Portugal went through to the Euro 2020 Round of 16 thanks to a 2-2 draw against Group F winners France.

In Group E Spain romped past Slovakia with a 0-5 win en route to the knockout stages, qualifying second with Sweden topping the group. Other big teams in the Round of 16 are Italy, Netherlands, France, England, Belgium, and Germany and Portugal.

Due to the pandemic, there was a change in the number of substitutes allowed, which helped those squads with strength-in-depth to benefit from five subs instead of the traditional three. Our Dream Island football experts expect this tournament’s winner will be one of the eight aforementioned teams.

For the knockout stage, the Dream Island team has prepared a brief of the top eight midfielders teams: As there are a number of teams who reached the Round of 16 despite some huge question marks looming over their performances. Can England score enough to win? Can Germany defend well enough to win?

Which Spain team will turn up, the one that scored one goal against Sweden or the one that put five past Slovakia?

For the Italians, Jorginho’s success relies on his reading of the game and excellent foresight that forces opponents to lose the ball. He is relatively strong in controlling the rhythm and orchestrating attacks, however, he struggles with controlling the ball, which makes him unable to push further forward. After the return of Verratti, Italy’s squad is even stronger.

For Portugal, the reigning champions survived the group of death, qualifying in third place, and will face 2018 FIFA World Cup third-place finishers Belgium, led by in-form Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in sensational form thus far and is the competition’s leading scorer with five goals already. Belgium will fancy their chances though, especially with Portugal looking shaky at the back. The champions have conceded six goals in their group stage matches and with 38-year-old Pepe at the back, Lukaku, De Bruyne and Hazard will fancy themselves to score.

On fire: Romelu Lukaku celebrates with teammate Kevin De Bruyne

Spain is not the force it has been in previous major tournaments with their squad going through a transitional phase. The team is largely inexperienced when it comes to major finals but they found a way to qualify from the group stage having drawn their opening two games. The positives for the Spanish are that they remain unbeaten and have only conceded one goal thus far.

The smart money is still with France. Les Bleus have star power up and down the pitch, are defensively sound, can strike on the counter and have already proved they can win at the highest level.

On a night with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster, Germany needed a late equalizer to make sure they progressed from the group stage for a seventh time in eight major international tournaments. Joachim Low’s reign appeared set for an unexpectedly early exit having trailed both 1-0 and 2-1 in Munich, with Adam Szalai’s opener seeing Germany become one of only four sides to concede first in all three of their group outings, after Turkey, North Macedonia and Poland. In the knockout rounds there could be a chance to shine for teenager Jamal Musiala, who became the youngest player to make an appearance for the German national team at a major tournament, aged 18 years and 117 days, when he came on against Hungary.

Although the Netherlands won all three games, its opponents in the group were weak. The Netherlands cruised to top spot in Group C and will face the Czech Republic in the Round of 16. As for Ukraine, they had to nervously await results in the final three groups but thanks to Spain’s destruction of Slovakia combined with Sweden beating Poland, they’re through. With three points and a goal difference of minus one they finish ahead of Finland and Slovakia who both also had three points.

Finally, England who finished top of the group with two wins and a draw from their opening three games – all while not conceding a single goal. Creativity has rarely been England’s greatest strength, but that could change in time for a tournament in the summer of 2021 however, they are even stronger than they were three years ago. Gareth Southgate’s men have only scored twice in the group stage and Harry Kane’s form has been called into question with the striker barely registering a shot on target in the opening fixtures. They now face their old foes Germany in the next round, but having seen Low’s men scrape into the Round of 16, England will feel they can win the tie, especially as it’s being played at Wembley. Dream Island expects England and France to go far and may even reach the final.

Yet to score: Harry Kane England acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Czech Republic

Yet to score: Harry Kane England acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Czech Republic

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Round of 16 fixtures

1: Wales vs. Denmark (Saturday 26 June, Amsterdam)

2: Italy vs. Austria (Saturday 26 June, London)

3: Netherlands vs. Czech Republic (Sunday 27 June, Budapest)

4: Belgium vs. Portugal (Sunday 27 June, Seville)

5: Croatia vs. Spain (Monday 28 June, Copenhagen)

6: France vs. Switzerland (Monday 28 June, Bucharest)

7: England vs. Germany (Tuesday 29 June, London)

8: Sweden vs. Ukraine (Tuesday 29 June, Glasgow)

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