There is currently no one-off match competition in international football. However, the European Football Associations and the South American Football Organizations have agreed to hold a competition between the continental champions. As a result, the winners of the Copa America 2021 and the UEFA EURO 2020 champions will meet in a championship match next year. The match will take place in June 2022 if all goes as planned. The initial details of Argentina vs. Italy Super Cup match are discussed in this article. Read:South America World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Argentina, Brazil to face Uruguay in October The Preliminary Specifics of Argentina vs. Italy Super Cup match On September 28, UEFA announced its agreement with the South American football organization to hold a competition between the two continental champions. Since Italy won the Euro 2020 and Argentina won the Copa America 2021, they will face off in the inaugural edition of the competition in June 2022. However, the venue and the date of the match have yet to be announced. UEFA stated in a media release that the two organizations' agreement presently covers three editions of this match between their respective continental winners, as well as the establishment of a joint office in London to manage projects of mutual interest. Women's football, futsal, junior categories, referee exchanges, and technical training programs will be incorporated into the partnership between the two continental bodies. Read:Ballon d'Or 2021: Five favorites to win the coveted award Argentina vs. Italy Super Cup: Who is favorite to win the Match? Argentina and Italy are two of the most powerful football nations in the world. They have faced off 15 times in a head-to-head contest. Italy have won five games, four by Argentina, and four have finished in a draw. In their last meeting, Argentina won 2-0 in a friendly match against Italy in 2018 at Manchester's Etihad Stadium. Argentina have won 17 major international tournaments, including two World Cups (1978 and 1986). On the other hand, Italy have won six major titles, including four World Cups (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006). Read:Barcelona coach Koeman says rumors of firing 'probably true' Argentina won the Copa America for the first time in 28 years last July, defeating Brazil in the final by a score of 1-0. Prior to this tournament, Argentina had won the Copa America in 1993. On the other hand, last July, Italy won the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament for the second time, overcoming England in the final on penalties. Italy won its first European Championship in 1968. Considering the overall strength of both teams, it can be predicted that Italy is going to dominate Argentina. Though Italy have some of the finest players in the world, Argentina have great team chemistry. Argentina's team is capable of thriving against any opponent despite its lack of quality in the squad. However, the Super Cup will be a one-off contest, thus the team that performs best on the day will likely be the winner. Read:Man Utd vs. Villarreal: Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal gives Manchester United a dramatic win Bottom Line The details of the inaugural edition of the competition between the two continental champions will be announced later by UEFA and CONMEBOL. According to some sources, Argentina vs. Italy Super Cup match will be named after football legend Diego Armando Maradona. The main purpose of this match is to enhance the tie between the two continental boards. Because no other team has won the World Cup outside of these two continents. Many believe that the actual motive for this movement is to form a powerful ally against FIFA. Because FIFA prefers to have World Cup tournaments every two years, but UEFA and CONMEBOL are both opposed to the idea.
We are all familiar with a one-off contest between the champions at the club level. However, international football does not have such a competition, with the exception of the confederations cup, which is contested every four years. A 'Super Cup' between the Copa America 2021 and UEFA EURO 2020 winners is now being proposed. If all goes according to plan, we may see a match between South America and European football champions later this year. The Maradona Super Cup would be the name of the trophy. The Prediction of the one-off tie between Argentina vs. Italy is discussed in this article. Argentina vs. Italy: Who is favorite to win Maradona Super Cup? Argentina and Italy are two of the world's football superpowers. So, they always enter any competition as title contenders. Argentina have won 17 major trophies at the international level, including two World Cups (1978 and 1986). On the other side, Italy, have won six major trophies, including four World Cups (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006). Argentina and Italy have met each other 15 times in a head-to-head battle. Italy have won five times, Argentina have won four times, and four games have ended in a tie. Argentina haven't lost a match against Italy since 1987. Read:Ballon d'Or 2021 Predictions: Lionel Messi in Pole Position to Win the Coveted Award They have met five times in the World Cup. Argentina won a match against Italy at the 1990 World Cup, while Italy have won two matches against Argentina. In their last meeting on March 23, 2018, Argentina defeated Italy 2-0 in a friendly match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Argentina have won the South American Championship for the first time in 28 years, beating Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America 2021 final. Argentina had previously won the Copa America in 1993. Argentina appeared in five finals despite failing to win a trophy in the previous three decades, including four Copa America (2004, 2007, 2015, and 2016) and the 2014 World Cup. Read:Euro 2020: Police investigate racist abuse of 3 England footballers On the other side, Italy have won the European Championship for the second time after defeating England in a penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final. Italy won its first European Championship in the year 1968. Aside from that, the Italian national team were having a difficult time following their 2006 World Cup victory. They have gained a lot of confidence after winning a major tournament for the first time in 15 years. Given the overall strength of the two squads, Italy will edge over Argentina. Because Italy have some of the best footballers in the world while Argentine have a fantastic team understanding. Led by Messi, the relatively less talented Argentina team is capable of flourishing against any opponent. Read:EURO 2020 Final: Italy Seal European Football Championship Because the Maradona Super Cup will be a one-off affair, the side that can perform at its best on any given day will be crowned champion. The ideal playing XI for both teams if the match is held in the near future. Probable Starting XI (Argentina) Emiliano Martinez (GK), Molina, Pezzella, Tagilafico, Romero, Rodríguez, Paredes, Di María, Gómez, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez Probable Starting XI (Italy) Donnarumma (GK), Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Chiellini, Bonucci, Jorginho, Barella, Verratti, Chiesa, Insigne, Immobile Read:Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties Verdict In honor of the late football legend Diego Armando Maradona, the proposed Maradona Super Cup between Argentina and Italy will most likely be held in the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples. The associations of European Football and South American Football are already in talks to arrange a date for the showdown between the Copa America 2021 and UEFA EURO 2020 champions. Italy will be a strong candidate to win the one-off contest as they have a more balanced squad than Argentina. However, Lionel Messi's Argentina will do everything to win the tie as a homage to Diego Maradona. It will definitely be a fascinating contest. Read Copa America 2021 Final: Di Maria’s Early Strike Sinks Brazil
Italy won the UEFA EURO 2020 final after beating England in a penalty shootout at the wembley Stadium in London on Sunday (11th July). England dominated the first half of the play after establishing an early lead in the game. Italy fought back in the second half and scored within 25 minutes. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with no goals scored in extra time. The winner was decided in a penalty shootout. Italy triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shootout and clinched their second European Championship. The match report of the EURO 2020 final is discussed in this article. EURO 2020 Final Match Report: Italy vs. England Italy won the European football championship for the first time in 53 years. The match finished at 1-1 after 120 minutes of play. Italian players kept their nerve during the penalty shootout and won 3-2 over England on Sunday’s final at the iconic Wembley stadium. Read Read:Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the final match's hero, who saved two penalties in the shootout. Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho both missed penalty kicks, while Marcus Rashford's shot struck the post. On the other side, English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved penalty kicks from Belotti and Jorginho. However, Berardi, Bonucci, and Bernardeschi all scored from the penalty spot and helped Italy to win their second European Championship after 1968. England scored the match's first goal in the second minute. English left-back Luke Shaw became the fifth fastest scorer in European Championship history when he smashed the ball into the back of the net in one minute and 57 seconds. Read:Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout England performed well for most of the first half even after taking a 1-0 lead early in the game. However, Italy fought back and continued to push the English defense in the second half. Leonardo Bonucci eventually equalized in the 67th minute to cut the lead. The match was thereafter dominated by Italy till the end, including extra time. They came close to scoring the second goal at least twice, but couldn't find another to secure the victory. Clear chances were scarce as the game moved closer to penalties. The referee issued six yellow cards in the EURO 2020 final. Italy had the most yellow cards with five, while England received only one. Read:England, Italy set for thrilling EURO 2020 showdown on Sunday With this victory, Italy have now won 34 games in a row under head coach Roberto Mancini.Italian fans were disappointed when their team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. So, the Euro 2020 victory will be crucial in their football revival. Germany and Spain have won the European Championship thrice out of a total of 16 times. Both Italy and France have won the tournament twice. The one-time champions are the Soviet Union, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, and Greece. Read:Euro 2020 final: Italy holds historical edge over England Bottom Line England and Italy had a really intriguing battle in the EURO 2020 final. Italy's coach Roberto Mancini outsmarts England's Gareth Southgate in the case of a tactical decision and the best team eventually win the championship. The real hero of the final was Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Italy crowned European Champion thanks to his good work in the penalty shootout. Donnarumma became the first goalkeeper to win the player of the tournament award. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was named best scorer, while Spain's Pedri was named young player of the tournament. Read Copa America 2021 Final: Di Maria’s Early Strike Sinks Brazil
The semifinal round of the ongoing UEFA EURO Championship came to an end on Thursday (July 8). Italy overcame Spain 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in the first semifinal, while England ousted Denmark 2-1 in the second semifinal. We will be watching Italy vs England final on Monday, July 12th at 1 a.m. (BST). Italy last competed in a EURO Championship final in 2012, losing 4-0 to Spain. On the other side, this will be England's first European Championship final. Prediction of Italy vs. England final of this year’s EURO tournament is discussed in this article. Italy’s Chances of Winning the UEFA EURO 2020 Italian fans were disappointed by their country's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Italy's national team is still under a lot of strain, so it will be a huge joy for them if they can win this competition. Italy have exceeded expectations by playing the most exciting style of football and finished first in the group stage points table. They are now a strong contender to win the UEFA EURO 2021 Championship after eliminating Belgium and Spain in the knockout stage. Read Copa America 2021 Match Preview: Argentina vs Brazil Final Italy have shown their real potential in the knockout stages, but they will have to compete hard against England, who are currently in excellent form. One thing is certain, they will make it tough for England in the final. Led by central defender Giorgio Chiellini, Italy have several real match-winners, like goalkeeper Donnarumma, attacker Insigne, and midfielders Locatelli and Marco Verratti. They must all play well to win their second European Championship. Key Players Who Could Make the Difference Donnarumma (GK), Insigne (Goals: 2), Chiesa (Goals: 2), Locatelli (Goals: 2), Marco Verratti (Assists: 2), Giorgio Chiellini Predicted Playing XI Donnarumma (GK), Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Chiesa, Verratti, Insigne, Immobile Read: Italy beats Spain on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 final England’s Chances of Winning the UEFA EURO 2020 England have not won a major event since winning the 1966 World Cup. In fact, they have never reached a World Cup or European Championship final since then. This is England's first UEFA EURO final, and the 'Three Lions' are hoping to win a major tournament for the first time in 50 years. England are in great shape, and a number of exceptional players have joined the national team in recent years. That is why English football fans have high expectations for this team. They've played impressive football throughout the tournament and have yet to lose a game. England came out on top with the most points in Group D. In the knockout stages, they defeated Germany (2-0), Ukraine (4-0), and Denmark (2-1). So, the confidence is high in the English campaign to win this year's EURO Championship. Read: Euro 2020 final: England can finally end 55 years of misery Led by charismatic Captain Harry Kane, England have numerous true match-winners, including attacking midfielders Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish, and defender Kieran Tripper. But they must all carry extra responsibility in the final in order to win their first UEFA European Championship title. Key Players Who Could Make the Difference Jordan Pickford (GK), Harry Kane (Goals: 4), Raheem Sterling (Goals: 3), Luke Shaw (Assists: 3), Jack Grealish (Assists: 2) Predicted Playing XI Jordan Pickford (GK), Maguire, Stones, Trippier, Walker, Grealish, Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Sterling, Kane. Read Copa America 2021: Martinez the Hero as Argentina Advance to Final Verdict Italy vs England final will be held at the Wembley Stadium in London, and the football world is anticipating an exciting contest between these two teams. England will get some advantage because of their home condition and they are a strong contender to win their first European Championship. On the other side, Italy haven't won a EURO tournament since 1968, so they'll go all out to win the coveted championship. Both teams are in fantastic form right now and have been very consistent throughout the tournament. Hopefully, the deserving team will win the trophy in the end. Read: Euro2020 semi-finalists have been determined
They are opponents who have long struck fear into the heart of Spanish soccer. The Italians: tough, defensively strong, cynical. Winners by whatever means possible — or so it was widely perceived in Spain anyway. And Luis Enrique knows all about it. Read:Italy advances to semifinals at Euro 2020 The current Spain coach was a member of the national team that was beaten by Italy 1-0 in the 1994 World Cup quarterfinals. As famous as the 88th-minute winning goal by Roberto Baggio was the elbow to Luis Enrique’s face administered by Italy’s hard man in defense, Mauro Tassotti. The violent act went unpunished during the game — Tassotti would later get an eight-match ban — but wasn’t forgotten in Spain. The photo of an anguished Luis Enrique, blood pouring from his broken nose onto a splattered white towel, has gone down in history, and is often brought out whenever the two rivals meet. Like they will at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday in the European Championship semifinals. “We’ve spoken a few times since but that’s in the past, part of footballing history,” Luis Enrique said Monday about the incident with Tassotti. “Both of us, of course, would’ve preferred that had gone differently but there’s nothing more to say.” Actually, Luis Enrique doesn’t appear to hold any grudges toward the Azzurri, his feelings possibly changing after spending a year coaching Italian club Roma in the 2011-12 season. “It’s a country I’m very fond of,” he said. “Whenever I’ve a bit of free time, I always like to visit Italy. It’s lovely to come up against the Azzurri — it’s always very nice.” Many in Spain would disagree. For 88 years, Spain didn’t beat Italy in a competitive match and an inferiority complex naturally grew. A clash of styles — typically attacking Spain against defensive Italy — always went one way. Also read: Euro2020 semi-finalists have been determined Until 2008, that is. That was when a weight was lifted from a nation as Spain defeated Italy in a penalty shootout in Vienna in the European Championship quarterfinals on its way to its first continental title in 44 years. Four years later, Spain would beat Italy again at Euro 2012, this time 4-0 in Kyiv for the most lop-sided score in a final in the tournament’s history. Yet Spain’s title defense was ended in the last 16 five years ago by a limited but tactically superior Italy coached by Antonio Conte, which won 2-0 in Paris. The teams, then, will be meeting in a fourth straight tournament. This match promises to be different, though, purely because of the way Italy’s approach has altered since Roberto Mancini took over as coach in 2018. Sure, the trademark Italian robustness in defense is still there, but the team has an attacking swagger these days and also has become more of a passing team. They’re not in Spain’s league in terms of possession, but then again who is? “We’re leaders in the possession stats, but they too are a side who enjoy playing with the ball. So that’s going to be the first battle to win,” Luis Enrique said. “But they’re also very good without the ball. We need the ball. We want to have it.” Spain has the squad with youngest average age in the tournament — at 24.1 years — and there’s a sense that Luis Enrique feels his players have exceeded expectations by reaching the semifinals. It’s why he was so proud of getting past Switzerland in the quarterfinals, albeit with the need of a penalty shootout. Also read: Italy advances to semifinals at Euro 2020 “It’s impossible to understate this,” he said. “We’re not an experienced national team.” Indeed, when it comes to being streetwise at international level, few can top the Italians. A clip of Italy striker Ciro Immobile falling dramatically in the area and apparently feigning injury during the win over Belgium in the quarterfinals, only for him to instantly spring to his feet moments later after Nicola Barella scored the opening goal, has been spread widely over social media. Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci laughed it off on Monday, saying “the joy and excitement of a goal in matches such as these means you don’t experience any more pain.” But to some it was another classic example of gamesmanship. It’s why players like Champions League winners Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba will be so important for Spain to guide the team’s younger players at Wembley. “We’re not an experienced team,” Luis Enrique said, “but it doesn’t mean we don’t have experience of the game. Many of our players have played at a very high level and are used to these games. “I just hope we’re up to the challenge.”
The semi-finalists of the UEFA Euro 2020 have been determined. The final matches of the quarter-finals were held on Saturday. In the quarterfinals, Italy beat Belgium in Munich (2:1), the Spanish national team defeated the Swiss team in St. Petersburg (1:1, 3:1 - on penalties), Denmark in Baku beat Czech Republic (2:1), and England defeated Ukraine in Rome (4:0). Also read: Denmark beats Czechs 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 semifinals The semi-finals will have the matches between Italy - Spain on July 6 and England vs. Denmark on July 7. Both meetings will take place in London at Wembley Stadium. The final will take place in the same arena on July 11. The current European champion is the Portuguese national team, which in 2016 beat the hosts of the tournament, France (1:0). Also read: Italy advances to semifinals at Euro 2020
Prior to the start of Copa America 2021, Brazil were a clear favourites to retain the title. As the tournament progressed, Argentina have shown more consistency and a stronger determination to win their first Copa America championship in 28 years.On the other side, Italy were considered one of the outsiders to lift the UEFA EURO 2020, with many football experts predicting Belgium and France as the favourites.However, Italy have shown more maturity and have played some of the most exciting football in the competition. Argentina and Italy are both keen to end their continental trophy droughts, as discussed in this article. Why Argentina are favourites to win the Copa America 2021? Argentina have always been one of the favorites in the South American Championship, but they haven't won the Copa America since 1993 despite reaching the final four times during this time.This is Lionel Messi's final Copa America tournament, and they should win it in his honor. Argentina's Copa America campaign in 2021 started with a 1-1 draw against Chili, but they went on to win the remainder of their group stage matches and the quarter-final encounter against Ecuador. Read UEFA EURO 2020: Quarter Finals Preview Argentina will play against Colombia in their semifinal match at EstádioNacionalManéGarrincha in Brasilia on Wednesday. Argentina should easily qualify for the final based on their current form, and we can anticipate them to face Brazil in the championship match. So the question remains, how will this rejuvenated Argentina team perform against the Brazilian side in this year's final? Consistency is one of the most important factors. Argentina have improved and displayed more consistency in the competition. Initially, they were shaky, but Argentina have since played with a lot of confidence. Importantly, this set of players believes they can win the tournament. Read Copa America 2021: Quarter Finals Preview On the other hand, Brazil have struggled in their past two matches and would need to re-establish their rhythm before the crucial final. If they can't, Argentina will seize the opportunity to win a record 15th South American Championship. Three important players for Argentina Romero (Defender), Lionel Messi (Forward), Lautaro Martinez (Forward) Probable Playing XI Martinez (GK), Tagilafico, Romero, Molina, Pezzella, Rodríguez, Di María, Paredes, Lionel Messi, Gómez, Lautaro Martinez Read Denmark beats Czechs 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 semifinals Copa America 2021 Semifinal & Final Fixtures Date Match Venue & Time (BST) Semifinal July 6 (Tuesday) Brazil vs Peru Rio de Janeiro (5 AM) July 7 (Wednesday) Argentinavs Colombia Brasília (7 AM) Third place play off July 10 (Saturday) Loser Match 25 vs Loser Match 26 Brasília (6 AM) Final July 11 (Sunday) Winner Match 25 vs Winner Match 26 Rio de Janeiro (6 AM) Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Copa_Am%C3%A9rica Read Brazil beats Chile at Copa America despite 2nd-half red card Why Italy are favourites to win the UEFA EURO 2020? Italy haven't won a major trophy since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and they haven't won the European Championship since 1968. So, Italy will be hoping to win their second UEFA EURO Championship this year. Many experts anticipated that Italy would have a slim chance of winning the tournament, but they have surpassed expectations by playing the most entertaining brand of football in the game. They finished top in the group stage points table but struggled a bit in the Round of 16 match against Austria. However, Italy had demonstrated their true capabilities in the quarter-final match against hot favourites Belgium, winning 2-1 and securing a spot in the semifinal. Read Italy advances to semifinals at Euro 2020 Italy should win against Spain in the semifinal, but they will have to fight hard against England, who are in great form at the moment. While, after defeating Belgium, Italy are full of confidence and will make it difficult for England to win their first European Championship trophy. Argentina and Italy are both confident that they will end their continental trophy droughts with their current form. Three important players for Italy Donnarumma (GK), Chiellini (Defender), Insigne (Forward) Probable Playing XI Donnarumma (GK), Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Chiesa, Verratti, Insigne, Immobile Read Spain beats Switzerland in penalty shootout UEFA EURO 2020 Semifinal & Final Fixtures Date Match Venue & Time (BST) Semifinal July 7 (Wednesday) Italyvs Spain Wembley Stadium, London (1 AM) July 8 (Thursday) Englandvs Denmark Wembley Stadium, London (1 AM) Final July 12 (Monday) Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 Wembley Stadium, London (1 AM) Sources: https://www.uefa.com/ Read BPL, BCL Football matches postponed Verdict After analyzing the qualities of the teams and current form, it is clear that Argentina and Italy are both keen to end their continental trophy droughts. Argentina are the overwhelming favourites to win Copa America 2021. But their most likely final opponent, Brazil will make it difficult for them.On the other hand, England are in excellent condition and will give it their best to win their first European championship. However, Italy are now a strong favourites to win their second UEFA EURO Championship, especially after eliminating Belgium in the quarter-final. Overall, we expect the best teams will win their respective tournaments. Read BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani earn 2-0 victory over Ctg Abahani
The Euro 2020 was suspended because of the pandemic coronavirus. The competition was postponed for a year due to growing concern over covid-19. Finally, UEFA Euro 2020 will begin on June 11 this year. The month-long tournament will end on July 11 at wembley stadium in London with the final match. Although Portugal won Euro 2016, they are not the favourites to win this year's tournament. Other European giants are strong contenders for the prestigious title. Which European teams have the best chance of winning the competition this year? In this article, we discussed the UEFA Euro 2020 favorites, underdogs, and outsiders. Who are the favourites to win Euro 2020? France The 2018 World Cup champion, France are one of the favourites to win Euro 2020 this year. This team has some of the most well-known players in the world today, who can make opponents scared. France can win the European Championship for the third time if they are in good form from the start of the tournament. Five key playersto watch out for Antoine Griezmann (Striker), KylianMbappé (Striker), N'GoloKanté (Midfielder), Paul Pogba (Midfielder), RaphaëlVarane (Defender) Read: BAN vs SL ODI Series 2021: Bangladesh Player Ratings Belgium Belgium's greatest team in history will compete in the Euro 2020 competition. They have several outstanding players in every department. However, they lack confidence as they yet to win a major championship. Belgium's best achievement in the Euro tournament is finishing second in the 1980 edition. Five key players to watch out for RomeluLukaku (Striker), Kevin De Bruyne (Midfielder), Thomas Meunier (Midfielder), Toby Alderweireld (Defender), ThibautCourtois (Goalkeeper) England A handful of standout players have joined the England national squad in the last five years. That's why England coach Gareth Southgate feels optimistic about his team. England, who have never played in a final before, are hoping to win the tournament this year. Five key players to watch out for Harry Kane (Striker), Raheem Sterling (Midfielder), Phil Foden (Midfielder), Kieran Trippier (Defender), Jadon Sancho (Midfielder) Read 2022 World Cup qualifiers: Bangladesh start preparations in Qatar Who are the underdogs to win Euro 2020? Germany Germany have always been the hot favourite of the tournament. Their form have deteriorated in recent times. However, the Germans may become invincible once the tournament begins. If that happens, no one will be able to stop Germany from becoming the first team to win the tournament record four times. Five key players to watch out for Timo Werner (Striker), İlkayGündoğan (Midfielder), Toni Kroos (Midfielder), Manuel Neuer (Goalkeeper), Thomas Müller (Midfielder) Portugal The tournament's current champion, Portugal have a chance to win it again. However, they are not favorites this time. Many consider Portugal to be the underdog side in this year's tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to win one more Euro before retiring from international football, and this might motivate the Portuguese. Five key players to watch out for Cristiano Ronaldo (Striker), Bernardo Silva (Midfielder), Bruno Fernandes (Midfielder), Rúben Dias (Defender), Pepe (Defender) Read Women's Football: Jamalpur Kacharipara beat Kachijhuli 4-3 Spain 2010 World Cup champion, Spain are no longer as strong as they were five years ago. The team have a number of new players. Nonetheless, Coach Luis Enrique remains hopeful. If Spain can make it to the knockout stage, they have a chance to do well. Five key players to watch out for Álvaro Morata (Striker), Sergio Busquets (Midfielder), Rodri Hernández (Midfielder), Koke (Midfielder), César Azpilicueta (Defender) Read: Winners and losers at the end of 2020/2021 European Season Who are the outsiders to win Euro 2020? Italy The failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup saddened Italian supporters. The national squad of Italy is still under a lot of pressure and many people regard them as one of the outsiders to win the tournament. It will be a great success for Italy if they can make it to the semi-finals. Five key players to watch out for Moise Kean (Striker), Marco Verratti (Midfielder), Leonardo Bonucci (Defender), Giorgio Chiellini (Defender), GianluigiDonnarumma (Goalkeeper) Netherlands The Netherlands football team is also in a bad position. They have been trying to build a solid team since last year. The Netherlands have a number of talented young players, so it will not be surprising if they reach the Euro 2020 final. Five key players to watch out for Memphis Depay (Striker),Frenkie de Jong (Midfielder), GeorginioWijnaldum (Midfielder), Matthijs de Ligt (Defender), Jasper Cillessen(Goalkeeper) Read Real Madrid says Zidane stepping down as team's coach Croatia The 2016 runner-up, team Croatia has lost some of its strength. So, it would be unreasonable to expect too much from them. Croatia have a chance to reach the final of the competition if they play at their best. Five key players to watch out for Ante Rebić (Striker), Mateo Kovačić (Midfielder), Luka Modrić (Midfielder), Ivan Perišić (Midfielder), DejanLovren (Defender) Verdict We examined the strengths of the tournament's comparatively stronger teams to predict who could really win the UEFA Euro 2020 and who would be the favorites, underdogs, and outsiders. After evaluating the teams' strengths; it's clear that England, France, and Belgium are the front-runners to win the championship. Furthermore, Germany, Portugal, and Spain all stand a good possibility of winning Euro 2020. Momentum is crucial for this type of mega event. Overall, we expect the best team will win the tournament. Read: Copa America 2021: Things you need to know
The month-long UEFA Euro 2020 tournament will take place in various parts of Europe from June 11 to July 11. The Union of European Football Associations is hosting the 16th UEFA European Championship. The European Championship is regarded as the most important football competition after FIFA World Cup. So there is an added interest among the fans for this tournament. Portugal are the defending champion. The video assistant referee system will be used in this edition of the European Championship. There is a curiosity about this year's tournament, so all you need to know about Euro 2020 is discussed in this article. Why has UEFA Euro 2020 been delayed for a year? UEFA was concerned about the safety of players and personnel as traveling all the host cities would have been risky amid the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020. The UEFA reported in early March that they were optimistic in their ability to cope with the crisis and that they were in touch with the World Health Organization to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. Read: International Athletes show solidarity with the Palestinians However, numerous domestic and UEFA competitions had begun to be postponed because of the impact of covid-19. Big European leagues, including the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 had been suspended by mid-March. UEFA held a videoconference with representatives from its affiliates in March 2020 to discuss the effect of the epidemic on football tournaments, including Euro 2020. Following that meeting, UEFA announced that the tournament will be postponed until next year. Who will host Euro 2020? The European Championships will take place in 11 cities across Europe for the first time. The tournament will take place between mid-June and mid-July. The cities that will be hosting the tournament are London (England), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Scotland), and Seville (Spain). The stadiums where the matches will take place are as follows: Wembley Stadium: 7 matches including semifinals and the championship match Saint Petersburg Stadium: 7 matches Baku Olympic Stadium: 4 matches Football Arena Munich: 4 matches Olimpico in Rome: 4 matches Johan Cruijff Arena: 4 matches National Arena Bucharest: 4 matches Puskás Aréna: 4 matches Parken Stadium: 4 matches Hampden Park: 4 matches Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla: 4 matches Read: Greatest Football XI: Best Brazil Team of All Time Who will play who in the group stage? The format of the tournament is that the best two teams from six groups will reach the last 16 and the top four third-place finishers from all groups will also ensure the round of 16. Let's take a look at the groups at a glance Group A Group C Group E Italy Austria Poland Wales Ukraine Sweden Turkey North Macedonia Spain Switzerland Netherlands Slovakia Group B Group D Group F Russia Croatia Portugal Denmark England France Finland Czech Republic Germany Belgium Scotland Hungary UEFA Euro Prize Money 2020 At least 9.25 million euros will be awarded to each team competing in Euro 2021. In addition, for any win in the group stage, teams will receive 1.5 million Euros, and for a draw, they will receive 7, 50,000 Euros. Teams will be awarded 2 million Euros if they progress to the last 16; 3.25 million Euros if they advance to the quarterfinals and 5 million Euros if they qualify to the semi-finals. Meanwhile, the runner-up will receive 7 million euros and the champion team will get 10 million euros. Read: Best Argentina Football XI of All Time Bottom Line The above discussion covers all you need to know about Euro 2020. The European Championship will finally be held after overcoming all the obstacles amidst the novel coronavirus. The positive news is that the spectators will be allowed to enter the stadium to see all the matches of this tournament, but that will be limited. The tournament committee is determined to follow health and safety guidelines in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. Hopefully, the best team will win this year's event.