Due to the fact that the Netherlands miss Euro 2016, and Italy does not participate in the World Cup in 2018, some traditional European football powers unexpectedly failed to enter recent major international tournaments. Football fans can book Euro Cup Round of 16 Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Do not expect big shocks when the selection for the 2020 European Championship is completed in the coming days. Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine have already reserved their seats in the Euro 2020 and the remaining 14 automatic qualifiers are decided after the group’s final match.
Teams such as world champions France, European champions Portugal, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are among the top two in the group and show a good look at their place in the European finals in June and July. Football fans can book France Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Finland needs only to beat Liechtenstein to qualify for its first major tournament. France, the World Cup winner last year, is tied on points with Turkey in Group H and will secure a top 2 finish by beating Moldova on Thursday.
In case of an upset in that game in Paris, the French have another shot at qualification in Albania on Sunday. Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, is guaranteed to advance in defending his title with victories over Lithuania at home and Luxembourg, beating the two lower teams in group B.
England 1 win from its final 2 games against Montenegro on Thursday and Kosovo on Sunday to top Group A.And in Group C, Germany, and the Netherlands are tied on points and need a maximum of 4 points from their final 2 qualifiers.
Both have to play Northern Ireland, which is 3 points behind in3rd place. The last 4 qualifying spots for the 24-team Euros will be decided in the playoffs in March.
Euro Cup Round of 16 – RONALDO’S CHALLENGE
Could Cristiano Ronaldo fail to qualify for a major Euro 2020?UEFA would hate to see the Portugal star miss out, but his team has lacked a spark in qualifying and is 8 points off Group B leader Ukraine. Football fans can book Portugal Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Portugal is favored to beat Lithuania on Thursday and Luxembourg on Sunday to secure 2nd place.Still, there’s little margin for error. Fallen points could let Serbia overtake, forcing Portugal into the playoffs.
Euro Cup Round of 16 – ENGLAND LANDMARK
England will be playing its 1,000th men’s international in the match against Montenegro and the occasion will be marked in a number of ways, including recognizing the notable contributions of former players and managers.
British manager Gareth Southgate expects to line the scene as a result of some ethnic abuse by his Bulgarian fans after winning 6-0 in Sofia last month. The referee stopped the game twice. Football fans can book England Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
England’s match away to Montenegro in March was also marred by racist chanting toward England’s black players, notably Raheem Sterling.
“The players will want to move on, really,” Southgate said. “I think, for all of them, they dealt with it brilliantly and it would be wrong not to discuss it at all but I know that they want to get on with the football.”
Kosovo is 3rd in the group and could secure automatic qualification with a win at the Czech Republic on Thursday and a draw against England.
Euro Cup Round of 16 – CROATIA AT RISK
Croatia is finding Euro 2020 qualifying harder than last year’s World Cup. The Croatians lead the evenly matched Group E but if they lose to Slovakia on Saturday the World Cup finalists could end up relying on other results to go their way.
Euro Cup Round of 16 – PLAYOFF SHOOTOUT
The playoffs offer the last chance for unsuccessful teams, but it’s a complex process. 16 teams who didn’t qualify spontaneously will be ranked according to their divisions from the 2018 Nations League and put into 4 single-elimination sets.
At the bottom end, there’s the League D playoff, which is guaranteed to hand one team its debut at a major championship of Euro 2020. Georgia and Belarus have held a place in that small playoff and will be expected to be joined by Kosovo and North Macedonia.
The highest division almost certainly won’t have enough unqualified teams to make a 4 team bracket, so we will recruit extras from lower tiers. That could hand League A’s Iceland a fortunate draw with League C teams such as Bulgaria and Israel.
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