Of the 36 matches in the group stage of the Euro, which starts on June 11 with an enticing Turkey-Italy, 10 are set to be particularly interesting.
We have to be clear-headed, the 36 posters on the program for the group stage of the Euro, which starts on June 11, do not all promise to be thrilling. This 24-team format, already used in the previous edition, may have something to do with it. For those who would like to save themselves 60 hours of live in front of a screen or the radio (the matches of the last day are played at the same time), here is, at the bottom of this article, the list of the ten matches which should be the more interesting to follow by June 23.
An enticing opening match
First, the opening match on June 11 between Turkey and Italy is eagerly awaited. On the one hand, the selection of Burak Yilmaz is considered a potential major spoilsport in this tournament. On the other hand, Squadra Azzura arrives with a series of invincibility (27 games) and an iron defense. The next day, Belgium-Russia is an opportunity to take the temperature of the Red Devils who, despite the absence of Kevin De Bruyne for the first days of the tournament, are among the contenders for the title.
A quality June 19
England-Croatia, in Group D on June 13, allows us to see Gareth Southgate’s promising team at work against the unfortunate finalist of the last World Cup. It will also be interesting to see the Three Lions in the derby against Scotland five days later. Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic (package), Spain-Sweden has lost some flavor. But the chaotic preparations of these two nations, because of the coronavirus, may come as a surprise.
Another interesting meeting for La Roja led by Luis Enrique: June 19 against Poland by the insatiable Robert Lewandowski. Moreover, this Saturday is very busy with the match of the France team against Hungary in the afternoon, and especially the Portugal-Germany clash at 6 p.m. Depending on the result of France-Germany on June 15, this second day of Group F, called death, may be decisive.
The 10 matches not to be missed:
Fr 11/06 – 21h00: Turkey-Italy (group A)
Sat 12/06 – 21h00: Belgium-Russia (gr. B)
Su 13/06 – 15h00: England-Croatia (gr. D)
Mo 14/06 – 21h00: Spain-Sweden (gr. E)
Tue 15/06 – 21h00: France-Germany (gr. F)
Fr 18/06 – 21h00: England-Scotland (gr. D)
Sat 19/06 – 3:00 p.m .: Hungary-France (gr. F)
Sat 19/06 – 18h00: Portugal-Germany (gr. F)
Sat 19/06 – 21h00: Spain-Poland (gr. E)
Wed 23/06 – 21h00: Portugal-France (gr. F)