Euro 2020 Tournament Review
This Euro sport review looks at how the teams fared in the tournament. Let’s get straight to it!
Italy: Cup Winners
The Italians did the unexpected. They built a strong team from scratch while not forgetting to pay homage to those before them.
Despite having one of the best teams in history, it didn’t go as planned.
While you may see it as disheartening, the Christian Eriksen incident served as motivation.
No one thought that Spain could get to the semifinals. Some of the players were impressive, especially because this was a weaker side compared to other teams.
Belgium was a favorite to lift the trophy from the beginning of the Euro Championship 2020. Sorry to say, but they underperformed.
A brilliant individual performance from Patrick Schick made the team stand out. A confidence boost for the rest of the team would be crucial heading to the world cup.
Switzerland waited for a chance to make it to the quarter-finals for nearly seven decades. The achievement of the entire Euro 2020 tournament is beating France, the world champions.
Ukraine was happy and disappointed at the same time. The team showed great effort but lacked when it came to consistency.
Last 16 Qualifiers
Coming into the tournament, Austria had no wins in the Euros. That came to an end when it won two times to finish second in the group.
Croatia was brilliant against England and Scotland to snatch a spot in the knockout stage. The loss to Spain was understandable, but they could have taken the chances they got to score.
Injuries came in the way of a defensive approach. Zinedine Zidane could take over as manager heading into the world cup, but making that change could do more harm than good.
Germany’s performance was terrible considering where they have been in the past. There’s hope, though, with Hansi Flick pushing to motivate the players.
The Netherlands started well in the group stages, but the good run ended against the Czechs.
A below-par performance considering a squad with players such as Ronaldo. A manager change is needed heading into the world cup, but that won’t be possible, sadly.
Sweden did well to win the group. A little creativity could have, however, gifted the team a better performance in the knockouts.
With a young squad, Wales can only hope for a better future.
Group Stage Qualifiers
Led by Turkey, Slovakia, Scotland, Russia, Poland, North Macedonia, Hungary, and Finland left the tournament dissatisfied. But let us not forget that competing in the Euros is a great achievement in itself. And that’s it for the Euro group reviews.