Euro 2020 Special
 

UEFA Euro 2020: Favourites To Win the Coveted Crown

The UEFA Euro 2020 had to be rescheduled to the summer of 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic the world has been dealing with. However, good news has been pouring in as fans may be allowed to witness this spectacle live from the different stadiums across Europe. 

Six of the top ten teams in the FIFA World Rankings will fight with all that they have got in the hope of lifting the coveted trophy on July 12. The best brains in the business along with the top talents in Europe will come together hoping to stage a wonderful event that fans could reminisce about for years to come. 

Here are the top five favourites to win the UEFA Euro 2020.

FRANCE

The World Champions will start the tournament as favourites. France keeps churning out players of the highest quality almost every year. They have got an abundance of attacking talent to choose from and have arguably the best talent on display in the competition. They are in the group of death with Germany, Portugal and Hungary stacked against them and only two teams can go through to the next round. If they avoid the early hiccups, then you can back them to reach the business end of the UEFA Euro 2020. 

KEY PLAYERS: Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Greizmann

BELGIUM

The Number One ranked team in the world, Belgium would be another title contender in the competition. Roberto Martinez has an issue of plenty on his plate and his team selection would be the key in this tournament. Their group looks relatively easy with the likes of Finland, Russia, and Denmark up against them. Expect Belgium to top the group and go on to get a favourable tie in the round of 16. 

KEY PLAYERS: Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemens

ENGLAND

Gareth Southgate has a plethora of talent to choose from for the Euros as England is the most exciting young team coming into this tournament. The management usually prefers a three at back possession-based system but can be equally lethal on the counter-attack with the pace they have in their attacking third. Both mental, as well as physical fatigue, would be a factor to consider for Southgate and Co. as most players would be coming into the tournament on the back of a relentless season in the Premier League. They are the bookies’ favourites and there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this English team as they’d look to win their first major trophy since the 1966 FIFA World Cup. 

KEY PLAYERS: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford

PORTUGAL

This Portuguese team has the perfect blend of experience and top-class young players coming through the system. This may be the last time we see Cristiano Ronaldo at a major world tournament and he’d want to make it count. They would be the defending champions coming into the tournament and are the dark horses in the competition. 

KEY PLAYERS: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo

SPAIN

They may no longer be favourites coming into major tournaments but Luis Enrique has a young and vibrant team at his disposal. They find themselves in a decent group and expect them to cause issues to many big teams in the knockout stage of the tournament. They recently beat Germany 6-0 at home in the Nations League match and that gives you the idea about the attacking talent in that Spanish team. 


KEY PLAYERS: Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Ramos, Ferran Torres

 

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