Euro 2020 countdown: daily briefing
big kick-off for euro 2020 England and Gareth Southgate are now only two days away with finalizing their preparations for their first group stage match.
While Scotland and Wales, too, are set to thrive on the big stage after the tournament opener between Italy and Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico.
It’s been a week of disruption for the Three Lions Ben White making late move for injured Trent Alexander-Arnold With the Brighton defender providing cover for Harry Maguire, who is battling an injury just days before the start of the tournament.
Croatia are in first place, but Group D rivals Scotland will take on the Czech Republic in first round games on Monday.
Wales will be the first home nation to play in Euro 2020 when they kick off against Switzerland on Saturday.
There is now a series of injuries of late for many contenders to face, Including the Netherlands, who have lost Donny van de Beek.
Karim Benzema Lame against Bulgaria faced a scare for favorite and world champion France. While there are cases of Kovid-19 including Spain’s Sergio Busquet.
Spain will play safe before Euro 2020 starts
The latest from Spain, where he is being heavily alerted about the possibility of the coronavirus spreading throughout the camp after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive last week.
Lawrence Ostlere9 June 2021 09:27
Our latest squad guide is the Czech Republic, who find themselves in Group D alongside England and Scotland. The Czechs will look to draw inspiration from Slavia Prague’s run in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Slavia reached the last eight this season after beating British opposition at Leicester and Rangers, where they were defeated by Arsenal, and the core of the Czech defensive unit is made up of those representing the home champions – as well as two of the Premier League’s most successful. More consistent performers from the previous term.
Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Kaufal played key roles in West Ham’s best Premier League campaign to date, with the arrival of the pair from Slavia Central as the side improved under David Moyes.
Lawrence Ostlere9 June 2021 09:19
euro 2020 opening ceremony
When is the opening ceremony of Euro 2020? Well it all starts shortly before the first match on Friday – now so close – between Italy and Turkey.
Lawrence Ostlere9 June 2021 09:02
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euro 2020 Here the football world’s eyes are finally set on Europe and one of the main attractions of the sporting calendar.
The showpiece European competition was postponed a year ago as the coronavirus pandemic forced everything to be rescheduled, but the show should go on with the 11 countries now hosting a feast of international football across the continent this summer. ready to do.
The tournament is certainly geared towards the interest of a lot of home nations. Gareth Southgate’s England will take on Croatia, the Czech Republic and their oldest rivals Scotland after Steve Clarke’s incredible penalty shoot-out win over Serbia, while Wales will take on Switzerland and Turkey in Baku before heading to Rome to take on the Group A favorites . Italy.
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Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 08:39
Southgate says England players should never ‘stick to football’
Gareth Southgate He believes his England team can have an impact on society and says he should never “stick to just football”.
Supporters beat up the Three Lions after kneeling at kick-off at Riverside Stadium euro 2020 In the warm-up match, Southgate described the Jers as a “criticism” of the team’s black players and asked supporters to go behind a show of solidarity. Boris Johnson’s spokesman said the prime minister on Monday supported players’ right to protest, but also stopped criticizing those who booed.
Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and several other senior members of England’s squad are driving the forces behind positive social changes during the pandemic and, in a letter to The Players Tribune, Southgate reiterated that his influence has far more power than sport.
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 08:38
Van de Beek injury ‘huge blow’ for Netherlands
Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven right-back Denzel Dumfries has described Donny van de Beek’s injury as a “big blow”, with the Manchester United midfielder’s nightmare season overshadowed after being dropped from the squad for the tournament.
Dumfries said: “It’s a huge blow. As a group we are working towards the tournament and Donnie is part of our group. We all really feel for him. “
While the Dutch Football Association said in a statement: “Donny van de Beek is not available to play in the European Championship with the Netherlands. The Manchester United midfielder is battling an injury. As a result, the 19-time international, who last played in March Having played for the Dutch team, is not fit enough to be included in the tournament.”
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 08:31
Lorente follows Busquets as Spain’s Covid concerns rise
Marcos Llorente has tested positive for Covid-19 after Sergio Busquets’ case led to Spain sending their Spain Under-21s to Lithuania to play in a pre-Euro 2020 warm-up friendly.
RFEF President Luis Rubiales has suggested that there will be more positive tests:
“We have one positive case, there may be more positive cases, there is a possibility. But these players deserve respect here, as are the badges on their shirts. “
To counter this issue, Spain has called on Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ral Albiol, Carlos Soler, Bryce Mendez, Pablo Fornals and Rodrigo Moreno to form a parallel training bubble.
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 08:29
France fears Benzema injury
Karim Benzema knocked out with France in the worst-case scenario after the Real Madrid striker limped against Bulgaria.
Didier Deschamps confirmed it was just a “knock on the knee”.
‘It’s a knock on the knee, which also affects the muscles,’ Deschamps explains TF1. ‘He thought he was being tough so he asked to drown. The medical staff is taking care of him.
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 08:02
Foden admits ‘big mistake’ during Iceland trip but is grateful for second chance at Euro 2020
Phil Foden has admitted that they made a “big mistake” by violating it England covid-19 protocol of the camp in Iceland last year but thank you Gareth Southgate For the opportunity to rebuild his international career.
The Manchester City youngster’s first call-up to the senior team ended last September and Mason Greenwood was sent home early as punishment for meeting with two women at the team hotel in Reykjavik.
Both players were overlooked for subsequent October internationals but Foden returned the following month and since that time has emerged as a key member of Southgate’s set-up, scoring twice in his six international appearances so far. are.
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 07:59
Henderson insists he is fit to open England’s opener against Croatia
Jordan Henderson Has declared himself fit to start in England’s inaugural euro 2020 Match against Croatia. So clear. The midfielder also threatened to exaggerate the extent of his injury despite not playing club football since February.
A little less clear is how Henderson really feels about Roy Keane’s much-talked-about comments on the Liverpool captain. The 30-year-old gives his former manager due respect as the man who gave him his Sunderland debut and says he finds the comments funny, but he also keeps coming back to them and referencing some of Keane’s lines. The ITV pundit wondered why he was called in if Henderson was not fit, joked about the card trick at camp.
“To be fair to Roy, he can say what he wants about me,” explains the midfielder. “He gave us our debut and I wouldn’t be here without him,” he said. He can say whatever he wants about me. I found it quite funny, actually. So, yeah, listen, we know a little bit more detail, so also the manager, which Roy might not know. “
Jack Rathborne9 June 2021 07:58
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