The EURO 2020 is being played a year later due to the pandemic but it’s finally here and now we get to see all the best European teams take on each other in a compacted and heavy-intensity tournament.
The current European Championship will be played in just a month’s time meaning each day there will be multiple games just to make sure the tournament ends in time and all the players are properly rested before the 2021/22 season kicks off.
The tournament kicked off on Friday with Italy beating Turkey 3-0 and while we accept that betting odds and predictions should be revealed before a tournament kicks off but it’s better late than never.
We at the Football Fan Base finally look at the favourites and also predict how the tournament will pan out in the next month.
European Championship facts:
- This is the first time that Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used in the UEFA European championship.
2. The official song for the 2020 edition is ‘We Are The People’ which has been sung by Martin Garrix featuring Bono and The Edge.
3. England and Wales have never progressed further than the semi-finals, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have never reached the knockout stage.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most games (21) and is the joint highest scorer alongside Michel Platini with nine goals.
EURO 2020 – Players to look out for:
This tournament will see a host of top players compete against each other and it’s safe to say that each team has multiple players who have can light up the EURO 2020. We shortlist a few of them.
Kylian Mbappe – France.
Harry Kane – England.
Romelu Lukaku – Belgium.
Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal.
Bruno Fernandes – Portugal.
Robert Lewandowski – Poland.
Lorenzo Insigne – Italy.
John Stones – England.
Top Goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku/Harry Kane.
Player of the Tournament – Kylian Mbappe/Kevin De Bruyne.
Young Player of the Tournament – Phil Foden.
Finalists – France vs Belgium/ France vs England.
Winners – France.
EURO 2020 – Betting Odds:
France – 24/5
Italy – 36/5
Belgium – 8/1
France won the previous World Cup and Didier Deschamps has managed to keep most of that squad intact. So naturally, everyone is putting their money on the French side to win EURO 2020.
England are also one of the favourites to lift the trophy since Gareth Southgate has managed to assemble one of the strongest Three Lions squads in recent years. Maybe it’s finally coming home.
Belgium are being considered by many as the dark horses in this tournament and with players like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku in peak form there every chance The Red Devils could at least reach the finale and possibly win the European Championship.