With their group matches, a possible round of 16, semi-final and final at Wembley, England, driven by a generation that combines talent and experience, there is a golden opportunity to win the Euro at home. The Harry Kane-led side will have to get rid of Croatia, the Czech Republic and Scotland before they can dream of greatness.
After 4 years as head of “Three Lions”, Gareth Southgate sees the maturity of Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane, while Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Jude Bellingham are already knocking on the door . With an average age of 25 years and 3 months, England will be one of the youngest groups in the competition. But with 11 players involved in the European club’s final this season, she will be nothing but inexperienced.
Croats in the shoes of the vice-world champions approach this Euro. After France lost the 2018 World Cup final, Zlatko Dalic’s men certainly remember that they defeated Gareth Southgate’s team in the semi-finals of the same World Cup. A confidence that might not be enough for the older generation, whose ranks include a Luka Modric (35 years old) or an Ivan Perisic (32 years old), while Ivan Rakitic (33 years old) has announced his international retirement. one year.
In this Euro, the Czechs find the English, who crushed them 5-0 during qualifying for the tournament. However, the team led by Jaroslav Silhavi can register a 2-1 win in the second leg. Some of the famous players in the ranks of the Swiss team’s executioners at Euro 2008 are Tomas Sousek (West Ham), Patrick Schick (Leverkusen) or former Basel player Tomas Vaklick (Seville).
The group would inevitably offer an epic and eagerly awaited match between the Scots and the English, 25 years after one of the greatest goals in the history of the competition, by Paul Gascoigne in the English’s 2–0 victory over their neighbors. were built. . Steve Clarke’s players will undoubtedly rely on their superstar Andrew Robertson (Liverpool). They can also count on Scott McTominay (Man United) and Ryan Christie (Celtic Glasgow).
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