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Groups and Knockout Stages

Group APWDLGFGAGDPTS
Italy330070+79
Wales311132+14
Switzerland311145-14
Turkey300318-70

Group BPWDLGFGAGDPTS
Belgium330071+69
Denmark310254+13
Finland310213-23
Russia310227-53

Group CPWDLGFGAGDPTS
Netherlands330082+69
Austria320143+16
Ukraine310245-13
North Macedonia300328-60

Group DPWDLGFGAGDPTS
England321020+27
Croatia311143+14
Czech Republic311132+14
Scotland301215-41

Group EPWDLGFGAGDPTS
Sweden321042+27
Spain312061+55
Slovakia310227-53
Poland301246-21

Group FPWDLGFGAGDPTS
France312043+15
Germany311165+14
Portugal311176+14
Hungary302136-32

Wales
0​
Denmark
4​
Italy
2​
Austria
1​
Netherlands
0​
Czech Republic
2​
Belgium
1​
Portugal
0​
Croatia
3​
Spain
5​
France
7​
Switzerland
8*​
England
2​
Germany
0​
Sweden
1​
Ukraine
2​

Switzerland
2​
Spain
4*​
Italy
2​
Belgium
1​
Czech Republic
1​
Denmark
2​
Ukraine
0​
England
4​

Semi Finals (* after penalties)

Italy
5*​
Spain
3​
Denmark
1​
England
2​

Final (* after penalties)

England
3​
Italy
4*​

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Spain vs Sweden
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    Spain are without midfielder Sergio Busquets following his recent positive Covid-19 test. Leeds defender Diego Llorente, who recorded a false positive and has since rejoined the group is on the bench.

    Luis Enrique's big call comes in attack, where he has ignored the case of Gerard Moreno, who scored 30 goals for Villarreal last season. Dani Olmo starts.

    Sweden may be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic this tournament, but they do still have some serious talent up top in the shape of striker Alexander Isak. Marcus Berg partners him.

    Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof starts in a side captained by former Arsenal, Birmingham, Hull and Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson.

    Spain: Simon, Marcos Llorente, Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba, Koke, Rodri, Gonzalez, Ferran Torres, Morata, Olmo.

    Sweden: Olsen, Lustig, Danielson, Lindelof, Augustinsson, Sebastian Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg, Berg, Isak.
     
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    Weirdly the longer this goes on, the less direct Spain are being. Shades of their performances in Russia creeping in this half.
     
    Welshy
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    Been disappointed with Spain. Lots of possession but no cutting edge. Morata should have scored a couple. Moreno should have scored too.

    Sweden not offered much but missed a glorious chance too.
     
    Tom
    Tom commented
    Spain will be kicking themselves. They looked more dangerous with Moreno on. I hope he gets to start the next game. Fair play to Sweden. They dug in and deserved to get something.
     
    Portugal vs Hungary
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    Hungary XI: Gulacsi; Fiola, Orban, At.Szalai; Lovrencsics, Kleinheisler, Nagy, Schafer, Botka; Sallai, Ad.Szalai.

    Portugal XI: Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Jota.

    I've never heard of any of these Hungarian players, a completely unknown quantity.

    Portugal keeping faith with William Carvalho despite him not playing a lot of club football.

    Important for Portugal to start off with a win. I think they will. I'll go for 2-0.
     
    Gromit
    Gromit commented
    Hungary score but it is offside. He took that well though.
     
    Gromit
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    Portugal score via a deflection. Tough on Hungary but vital for Portugal.

    Now Portugal have a penalty.

    Terrible two minutes for Orban. His deflection, then he gives a penalty away.

    2-0. Ronaldo with the penalty
     
    Legion
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    3-0 is tough on Hungary but the better team won. Love him or loathe him Ronaldo knows how to score goals.
     
    Finland vs Russia
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    Finland XI: Hradecky; Toivio, Arajuuri, O'Shaughnessy; Raitala, Schuller, Kamara, Uronen; Lod; Pohjanpalo, Pukki.

    Russia XI: Safonov; Fernandes, Diveev, Dzhikiya, Kuzyayev; Zobnin, Barinov, Ozdoyev; Miranchuk, Dzyuba, Golovin.

    Change of keeper for Russia. Pleased to see Safonov get a chance as he did well in the Champions League with Krasnodar. Shunin looked dodgy in the last game. Miranchuk also starts.

    Finland through with a win but think Russia will have a response after the Belgium loss, plus they have home advantage. I'll go Russia to win by a goal.
     
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    Crabtree commented
    The Russian defence are shocking, there is definitely a goal or two for Finland in this.
     
    Dylan
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    This hasn't been a good game. Kinda like I expected. Russia look like they are going to get the win though they haven't been impressive. It will make the last round of game meaningful though I guess.
     
    Welshy
    Welshy commented
    First game I haven't watched. It doesn't look like I missed anything.
     
    Turkey vs Wales
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    Turkey XI: Cakir; Zeki Celik, Ayhan, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu, Ozan Tufan; Karaman, Calhanoglu, Under; Yilmaz.

    Wales XI: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Morrell, Allen; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore.

    Thought Turkey might make more changes. Looks like Under for Yazici is the only one.

    Expecting a response from them today. I'll say 2-1.
     
    Welshy
    Welshy commented
    Ben Davies lucky he didn't receive a red card there.
     
    Welshy
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    Wales score again and it is all over. Connor Roberts with the second.

    That should be good enough to qualify for the last 16
     
    Tom
    Tom commented
    Well deserved. That's Wales into the last 16 barring something insane happening.
     
    Italy vs Switzerland
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    Teams for the evening game

    Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.

    Switzerland XI: Sommer; Elvedi, Schar, Akanji; Mbabu, Freuler, Xhaka, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Seferovic, Embolo.

    The Swiss are usually competitive so this could be a good test. I'll go Italy to win a goal.
     
    Tom
    Tom commented
    Super goal..really liking this Italy side
     
    Bandit
    Bandit commented
    Locatelli's gonna get a big move off the back of this campaign. Two fabulous performances so far.
     
    Tom
    Tom commented
    Immobile gets his goal.
     
    Ukraine vs North Macedonia
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    Ukraine XI: Bushchan; Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Malinovskiy.

    North Macedonia XI: Dimitrievski; S. Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu; Nikolov, Ademi, Spirovski, Alioski; Bardhi; Pandev, Elmas.

    This could be a decent game. Both were involved on the losing side of entertaining games and both need to go for it. I'll say Ukraine to edge it.
     
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    Ukraine have bossed this game. Looking comfortable, leading 2-0, at half time.
     
    Legion
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    North Macedonia have scored. Game on.
     
    Denmark vs Belgium
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    Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Wass, Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard, Maehle; Damsgaard, Hojbjerg, Delaney; Poulsen, Braithwaite.

    Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Dendoncker, Tielemans, T. Hazard; Mertens, Carrasco; Lukaku.

    Denayer comes in for Boyata in defence. Didn't think he had a good season with Lyon so would be concerned about him today.

    It will be interesting to see how Denmark get on. I'll go for a draw.
     
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    Can’t see Belgium winning the Euros if they struggle with an occasion like today.
     
    Bandit
    Bandit commented
    Stating blindingly obvious but De Bruyne and Hazard operating at near capacity will be critical to how Belgium will do in competition
     
    Legion
    Legion commented
    Belgium get the win but Denmark can still qualify if they hammer Russia.

    Wasn't that impressed with Belgium at all. Beat a crap Russia and rode their luck in this one.
     
    Netherlands vs Austria
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    Netherlands XI: Stekelenberg; De Ligt, De Vrij, Blind; Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, van Aanholt; Wijnaldum; Weghorst, Depay.

    Austria XI: Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Schalger; Lainer, Ulmer, Laimer, Sabitzer; Gregoritsch, Baumgartner.

    De Ligt back for the Dutch. I'll go the Dutch to win by a goal.
     
    Welshy
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    Shocking miss by Depay! Bloody hell!

    The Netherlands might regret all these squandered chances
     
    Bandit
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    Alaba needs to get up the field. The deepest Austrian player. What a waste.
     
    Tom
    Tom commented
    2-0. That should be the game. Nice ball by Depay in the build up.
     
    Sweden vs Slovakia
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    Sweden XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielsson, Augustinsson; Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Berg, Isak.

    Slovakia XI: Dubravka; Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Hrosovsky; Koscelnik, Hamsik, Mak; Duda.

    Slovakia will be through if they can beat Sweden, but the Swedes were stubborn against Spain. Both these sides likely to go for it so it could be a good contest.

    I'll go Sweden to win by a goal. Looking forward to Isak up against Skriniar.
     
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    Croatia vs Czech Republic
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    Job done by Sweden. 4 points from those first 2 games is a healthy return. Isak with another strong performance.

    Croatia XI: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modric, Kovacic; Rebic, Brekalo, Perisic; Kramaric.

    Czech Republic XI: Vaclik; Coufal, Celutska, Kalas, Boril; Soucek, Masopust; Darida, Jankto, Holes; Schick.

    Fancy Croatia for this one. I expect a reaction from them and think they'll edge it.
     
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