At the 2020 European Championships, Group D promises to be the most beautiful in the entire tournament. With England and Croatia raising the group’s technical rate, they would have to contend with Scotland and the Czech Republic who would certainly not be there to make extras. Group D will be played between England and Scotland, where Wembley Stadium and Hampden Park will host these six matches.
Croatia, the winner of their qualifying Group E with 17 points, will face the semi-final loss of the 2018 World Cup, England.
On that occasion, the Croats had to surrender to France in the final, who would later become world champions. Since then it seems that Croatia has lost its luster and clarity, having won 12 of its last 28 matches, won one game and lost six in the Nations League. Zlatko Dalić will certainly be able to rely on the onslaught of fire on the strong point of the Croatian team. The same cannot be said of the defense, which is often seen as the weak point and Achilles’ heel of the formation. Croatia captain Luka Modric is looking to capitalize on second place in the World Cup and raise his formation at the European Championships higher than ever.
ad_dyn As with Modric and Brozovic securities, beware of Rebik and Vlasik surprises.
England will play all three of their matches at Wembley Stadium, which could give the Southgate boys the lead. The English are one of the favorites for the final win of the tournament, finishing first in Group A with 21 points.
ad_dyn England can boast of a number of players in their squad that have made it to the final of the Champions League, including: Foden, Walker, Mount, Chilwell, Reece James and the Stones. England will face Croatia in the first match of the European Championship on Sunday 13 June. In the last World Cup, as mentioned earlier, Mandzukic’s goal helped England win 2-1 in extra time against Croatia. The British did not perform very well in the Nations League, finishing third ten points behind Denmark and Belgium. Now Southgate’s men will have to take a definite leap in quality to reach the final goal: a European Championship victory.
ad_dyn To keep an eye on the English team, there will be two very young Foden and Mount, who will be the main characters of the Champions League final.
The Czech Republic, having relegated to Group A of the Nations League, would be split between Scotland and England to compete in their European Championships, after winning their group. The Czechs finished second in their European qualifying round on 15 points, just behind England of Southgate. Jaroslav Silhavi, the coach of the Czech Republic, is in his first participation as a “starting coach” in an important tournament.
ad_dyn The first match will be played against the Czech Republic, Scotland in Glasgow on Monday 13 June at 3 PM. Keeping an eye on the Czech team, especially Patrick Schick, will author a good season with a Bayern Leverkusen shirt, with which he scored 9 goals and 1 assist. A bit of Italy in Silhavi’s midfield, Verona’s Barak and Sampdoria’s Jancato will be the lungs of this national team not just to act as a spare.
Scotland finished third in Group I of the European Qualifiers, faced and won the play-off on penalties against Serbia.
ad_dyn Regular time between Serbia and Scotland, 1 to 1 with Kristi opening the dance and Jovic finished in ’90 to equalize. The penalty ended 4 to 5 for the Scots, with a decisive error by Mitrovic for the Serb. 24 years after the last, the Scots would return to a European play. Among Coach Clark’s squads, the most notable players are Liverpool’s Robertson, Manchester United’s McTominay and Southampton’s Che Adams, who have scored 9 goals and 5 assists this season.
So we will see who will be able to pass the round in this Group D, which promises to be one of the most exciting and tough matches of the entire tournament.