Preview of Euro 2020 Group F: Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary
The expression “Group of Death is overused in football tournaments, but it really does the job of Euro 2020 with Portugal, France and Germany together.”
Group F pits three of the best nations in Europe against each other while Portugal, holding the Euro, France, world champion and Germany, winner of the 2014 World Cup, must fight to qualify for the eighth of final. table.
Preview of Euro 2020 Group F
Euro 2020 calendar: against Hungary in Budapest on June 15; against Germany in Munich on June 19; vs France in Budapest, June 23
Qualification: Group B finalist
Euro 2016 result: Champion
Best result: Champion (2016)
Coach: Fernando Santos (Portugal)
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patrício, Rui Silva
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Nelson Semedo, José Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
Midfielder : Danilo Pereira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
Forward: Pedro Gonçalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
Key player: Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo will try to become the all-time top scorer for a national team at Euro 2020. Ronaldo, 36, will play his fifth consecutive European Championship, having won the title in 2016. He has six goals . to equal the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. The record of 109 goals is held by former Iranian striker Ali Daei, the only other male football player to exceed the 100-goal mark.
Euro 2020 calendar: against Germany in Munich on June 15; against Hungary in Budapest on June 19; against Portugal in Budapest on June 23.
Qualification: Group H winner
Euro 2016 result: Finalist
Best result: Champion (1984, 2000)
Coach: Didier Deschamps (France)
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan
Defenders: Lucas Digne, Léo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Koundé, Clément Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, Kurt Zouma
Midfielder : N’Golo Kanté, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso
Forward: Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram
Key player: Kylian Mbappe – Three years ago, Mbappe only became the second teenager to score a goal in the World Cup final – after Pelé in 1958. France won this match and will count on the striker’s abundant talent. of Paris Saint-Germain to take them. return to the final of Euro 2020.
Euro 2020 calendar: against France in Munich on June 15; against Portugal in Munich on June 19; against Hungary in Munich on June 23.
Qualification: Group C winner
Euro 2016 result: Semi finals
Best result: Champion (1972, 1980, 1996)
Coach: Joachim Low (Germany)
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Robin Gosens, Christian Gunter, Marcel Halstenberg, Mats Hummels, Lukas Klostermann, Robin Koch, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule
Midfielder : Emre Can, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Kai Havertz, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Florian Neuhaus
Forward: Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, Kevin Kolland
Key player: Thomas Muller – Recalled to the national team after being retired in recent years, Muller, 31, is a versatile forward who can play in any attacking position. He has scored 11 goals and scored 21 more for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this season.
Euro 2020 calendar: against Portugal in Budapest on June 15; against France in Budapest on June 19; against Germany in Munich on June 23.
Qualification: Winner of the series route
Euro 2016 result: round of 16
Best result: Third place (1964)
Coach: Marco Rossi (Italy)
Goalkeepers: Peter Gulaasi, Denes Dibusz, Adam Bogdan
Defenders: Gergo Lovrencsics, Endre Botka, Adam Lang, Akos Kecskes, Attila Fiola, Willi Orban, Attila Szalai, Bendeguz Bolla
Midfielder : Loic Nego, Adam Nagy, Laszlo Kleinheisler, David Siger, Daniel Gazdag, Andras Schafer, Tamas Cseri, Filip Holender
Forward: Adam Szalai, Roland Sallai, Nemanja Nikolic, Kevin Varga, Roland Varga, Szabolcs Schon, Janos Hahn
Key player: Adam Szalai – Szalai is the most experienced member of the national team and has scored 23 goals for his country. The Mainz striker is one of four Bundesliga players in the Hungarian squad and will have to take over from the injury left by attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
Additional reports by AP.