There are only 2 more games left before the Euro 2020 final and the stakes are as high as possible. All 4 teams have been consistent and have worked hard both on and off the court to secure a spot in the semi-finals. With the trophy in sight, we are sure that all parties will be imagining their chances of reaching the final. Although only 2 will remain standing worthy of lifting the title of Euro 2020.
It is a famous saying in soccer that no one remembers the semi-finalists, so losing at this stage would be devastating for all teams. FootTheBall helps you choose who you should support in the penultimate stage of Euro 2020.
Fans never imagined that Denmark would reach the quarterfinals of the tournament, especially after losing Christian Eriksen, their star offensive midfielder. Denmark struggled in the group stage but managed to recover and finished 2nd in their group.
Now all danskere in England and Skotland købe billet to EM semi-finals in Denmark and England! 🇩🇰🇬🇧
– DBU – En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) July 4, 2021
After that shaky start to their Euro 2020 campaign, no one expected them to survive the knockout stages, but they proved those thoughts badly wrong. They destroyed Wales in a 4-0 win and were also the best against the Czech Republic in a close quarter-final.
The reason they are last in our ranking is simply because, on paper, they don’t look like a strong side. Compared to the other heavyweights left in the competition, Denmark looks a bit blunt for a finalist at the Euro.
Another reason is that the parties have been too kind to them because so far they have only faced the underdog in the competition. They have yet to show what they can do against the top teams of the finish, who will be ahead in the tournament. They have had an emotional and healthy journey so far, but it is highly unlikely that they will go further at Euro 2020.
Spain has also been through many ups and downs so far at Euro 2020. Although they failed to win in the first 2 games of the tournament, they turned things around in their third game when they beat Slovakia 5-0. Initially, they looked a bit lost in their stride, but as soon as Sergio Busquets recovered from his injury and took over the team, they looked dangerous in front of goal.
The reason Spain is not higher in our rankings is that they have not won a match correctly so far in the knockout rounds. They have yet to win a game in the first 90 minutes, which is a big concern for their bottom line.
They keep bottling healthy leads just because they have tactical flaws on the back. We know they like to keep the ball with them, which is totally fine, but the reason behind them for maintaining such a high line even after having a comfortable place in the game is completely confusing to us.
He keeps conceding goals on counterattacks just because his defenders find themselves running after opposing attackers all the time. It is not a safe way to play and this could cost you a seat in the final.
Had this been the group stage, Italy surely would have topped this list, but they just haven’t been the same all-powerful giants so far in the knockout stages. They didn’t concede a single goal in their first 3 games and completely knocked down their opponents.
Their round of 16 match was something of a reality check for them as they realized they weren’t as strong as they thought. Austria gave them a difficult time in their first knockout game as they managed to take the game into extra time. Italy also gave Belgium some easy chances in the quarterfinals.
Ciro Immobile, Italy’s top striker, has yet to score in the knockout rounds. Spinazolla has been at the top of his game at this year’s Euro Cup, but has sadly been excluded from the competition due to an Achilles tendon injury. These small factors could have a massive impact on Azzuris football. They’re currently on a 32-game unbeaten streak, but you never know that in big tournaments like these, Italy could bottle it up.
England tops our list and they deserve it too. They have not conceded a single goal in the entire tournament and would be beaming with confidence after beating Ukraine in a quarter-final match 4-0. Apart from his draw against Scotland, he has controlled every other game he has played.
Gareth Southgate has been getting a lot of hate around his team selection, but in the end, the results are what matter the most and the English fans are surely getting them.
They have hardly made any mistakes at the rear and the catalog of opportunities created by their forwards in the final third is a guarantee that they are about to score a few more until the end. Harry Kane had been going through a rough patch at first, but the Kane we say last night has avoided all the haters.
With their key players consistently playing well and Maguire and Henderson back from injuries, England are probably the strongest team left at the Euro.