Euro 2020 – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team without hope

If there is such a thing as an earthquake in a teacup, then Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness caused one this week in German football. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Germany Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Infuriated by the ongoing debate over whether Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer should make way for his younger counterpart Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Bayern’s famously red-faced patriarch said he would sooner boycott the national team altogether than see Neuer give up the number one jersey.

Euro 2020 - Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team
Euro 2020 – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team

We would never accept a changing of the guard, Hoeness was quoted by Sport Bild magazine on Wednesday. Before that happened, we would stop releasing our players for international duty.

Like Bavarian pretzels, Hoeness comments are usually best taken with a sprinkling of salt, but this was quite the threat. A Bayern boycott would leave Germany coach Joachim Low without the likes of Neuer, Niklas Sule, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry.

It would leave the national team dressed in all positions and without even the faintest hope of winning Euro 2020. Germany without Bayern players is simply unthinkable. For live action, you can buy Euro Cup Final Tickets online.

Since as long as anyone can remember, which in football terms is 1960s, Germany’s international success has been built around the stars of its biggest club. From Franz Beckenbauer to Neuer, the so-called ‘Bayern Block’ has dominated every German team worth its salt in the last five decades.

The heroes of Germany’s first World Cup-winning side in 1954 may have come from Kaiserslautern, Nuremberg, and Essen, but since then, German success has been made in Munich.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team

In the late 1960s, a golden generation of Bayern players emerged to knock city rivals 1860 off their perch and rampage to a decade of success at both club and international level.

A Germany side built around Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Sepp Maier, Gerd Muller and Hoeness himself were crowned European Champions in 1972 before winning the World Cup in their own Olympic Stadium two years later.

Beckenbauer would later remark that without the goals of stubby little poacher Muller, Bayern would still be a club run out of a little wooden shed. Similarly, Germany’s status as an international behemoth would arguably be unthinkable without that generation of players. Beckenbauer, Muller, and co.

Set the tone for the next five decades in which a strong Bayern block became a prerequisite for international success.

In 1990, Germany won the World Cup final with five Bayern players in the starting line-up. At Wembley in 1996, there were six of them. Come 2014, Low started the World Cup final with six Bayern players and two former Bayern players and sent on Bayern player Mario Gotze to score the winner. Those who don’t want to miss the entertainment have already bought their Euro Cup Hospitality.

Euro 2020 qualifier - Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team
Euro 2020 qualifier – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team

By now, there is an unspoken, symbiotic relationship between the national team and the country’s biggest club. Bayern provides the Germany set-up with a well-gelled core of high-quality players, and the promise of international selection helps the club to poach the best German talent from clubs around the country.

Low, like many of his predecessors, has always understood on which side his bread is buttered. Having built his World Cup-winning side around the likes of Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Thomas Muller, the fortunes of Low’s Germany have always been intertwined with those of Bayern.

In 2012, just a few weeks after Bayern’s shock defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final, the same core of players succumbed again to a supposedly weaker opposition in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy. In 2018, with many Bayern players struggling for their best form, Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage.

Low’s reliance on a strong Bayern block has also earned him criticism. The disastrous decision not to pick Ter Stegen and Leroy Sane in Russia last year saw the Germany coach accused of over-reliance on an aging group of Bayern stars. For years, he has also had to rebuff grumblings from Borussia Dortmund that their players are too readily overlooked.

Euro Cup 2020 - Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team
Euro Cup 2020 – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team

Irritating Dortmund is one thing. Irritating Bayern, with all their arrogance and influence, is quite another. In the post-traumatic rebuilding process after last year’s World Cup, Low’s clumsy handling of certain selection decisions has infuriated the Bayern hierarchy.

The sacking of Bayern trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller earlier this year already had Hoeness and co. frothing at the mouth. Aside from accusations of disrespect, there was a sense in Munich that Low had bowed to public pressure at the expense of his relationship with Bayern.

Come to the debate over Neuer and Ter Stegen, Hoeness the Godfather spied a useful opportunity to remind the Germany coach who his friends are.

Hoeness has since rowed back on his comments, and the idea of a boycott should not be taken all too seriously. Germany is nothing if not a nation of lawyers, and many have been quick to point out that Bayern would not be able to withdraw their players from international duty without risking punishment.

Euro qualifiers 2020 - Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team
Euro qualifiers 2020 – Bayern Munich boycott would leave the German national team

The bullish Bayern president is more likely enjoying his last few months in the public eye before he finally steps down later this year. Hoeness was always good for a controversial quote, most of which were uttered with a twinkle in his eye.

This, after all, is the man who once rubbished claims that Jurgen Klinsmann was the ‘Barack Obama of German football’ by saying that, if that were the case, then I am Mother Theresa.

Following his comments this week, Munich newspaper Abendzeitung had a less flattering comparison. Hoeness’ recent comments made him appear more like Donald Trump, the paper wrote, concluding wryly that at least he doesn’t use Twitter.

As a player, general manager and later club president, Hoeness has been arguably the central figure in the successful relationship between Bayern and the national team over the last 40 or 50 years. The threat of a boycott was his way of pointing that out, lest anyone should have forgotten. But rest assured, the earthquake will remain firmly in the teacup.

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Darren Randolph: Major doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

Mick McCarthy faces a major headache ahead of the Euro 2020 imperative qualification match against Denmark. The first-choice goaltender, Darren Randolph, is a major doubt. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Republic Of Ireland Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Darren Randolph - Major doubt for Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark
Darren Randolph – Major doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

The 32-year-old missed the league game in the middle of the week due to a thigh injury. Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate admitted he did not know for so long, Randolph would be away.

“Darren has problems in his thigh, I do not know how long he will stay,” Woodgate told Teeside Live.

He may not be playing against Ireland, maybe he will not win next week, I do not know how long he’s going to stay, we’ll have to go through the scans in more detail.

” He was very bad when he came back from international duty, he played against West Brom and he got hurt so he had it for a while.”

Randolph has not missed out on the competitive international for four years as he has played every game of qualifying and the final of Euro 2016 since he entered the game for the injured Shay Given in the first half a 1-0 home victory against Germany in the country qualifiers for Euro 2016.

Darren Randolph - Major doubt for Ireland Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark
Darren Randolph – Major doubt for Ireland Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

Kieren Westwood is the most experienced reserve keeper available for McCarthy, but he was not selected by the current manager and played his last friendly against Uruguay in 2017.

Mark Travers (Bouremouth) and Kieran O’Hara (on loan to Burton Albion) have been the replacements for the most recent internationals, but their lack of experience would worry the Irish manager.

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Gareth Southgate’s English bet after visiting James Maddison’s casino

Quite suddenly, Gareth Southgate is back to the wall, mainly because of what happened in Prague. In the opinion of the England manager, the 2-1 defeat of the Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic was one of the most disappointing matches of his three-year term.

“It’s certainly in the last 18 months that this is the first time we’ve let ourselves go to performance,” said Southgate.

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Gareth Southgate's English bet after visiting James Maddison's casino
Gareth Southgate’s English bet after visiting James Maddison’s casino

Southgate got scorched on many subjects, but one of the most insistent was that of a player who is not even with the team and has not yet made its senior international debut.

When James Maddison was forced to retire due to illness, it was reasonable to think he would remain alert for about a week. Instead, the Leicester midfielder was photographed playing poker at a casino while his teammates collapsed in Prague.

Southgate has done its best to defuse the kind of hidden game that occurs regularly in modern football, using all of its charm and occasional injection of humor. “I do not like losing money, so a casino is not the place for me,” said the manager. “Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in Yorkshire for far too long.”

Southgate said the players could do what they wanted after they were released and he added that Maddison sent him a message warning him of publishing the story on Sunday. Had Maddison apologized? Southgate deflected that one.

Euro 2020 - Gareth Southgate's English bet after visiting James Maddison's casino
Euro 2020 – Gareth Southgate’s English bet after visiting James Maddison’s casino

The manager should wait until next week before talking to Maddison, which promises to be an uncomfortable time for the player. Southgate, however, said one thing with some force.

“I’m sure he recognises now that when you’re involved in England, there is a different sort of spotlight on you,” Southgate said. “For any young players coming into the squad, they probably aren’t as aware of that. Some of the others now are aware that when you lose a game with England, the reaction is completely different to anything you face with your club.”

The visit to Maddison’s casino has polarized opinion, its supporters claiming it was not the most outrageous evening a footballer had. However, it was a bad time and at least not a good appearance, which allowed people to question their professional orientation and fuel Maddison’s perception – just or otherwise – of an individual slightly without a message. For live action, you can buy Euro Cup Final Tickets online.

Southgate has more pressing concerns and has repeatedly emphasized that its goal is to leverage the players at its disposal. Both had questions about their career orientation and it was telling that Southgate was referring to all the pre-Czech talks about sewing qualification with a win, so that the excitement could really be triggered before that will actually be a home tournament next summer, with so many games at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate's English bet after visiting James Maddison's casino in Euro 2020
Gareth Southgate’s English bet after visiting James Maddison’s casino in Euro 2020

“Maybe we were all very focused on next summer, answering questions about a home tournament,” said Southgate. Was complacency at work? Southgate denied but it was easy to bring this accusation.

After Prague, the defensive implosion in the 5-3 win at home against Kosovo and, a little further, the disappointing defeat in the League of Nations semi-final against the Netherlands, Southgate must ensure that a shock on the road does not become a closure.

Bulgaria is at the bottom of the pack, with no win in six draws, and its 62% ranking places them between Burkina Faso and Qatar. Under normal circumstances, a routine victory in England would be expected, but these are not normal circumstances. Southgate knows that the spirit of their team must be fair to impose quality and bounce.

Euro Cup 2020 - Gareth Southgate's English bet after visiting James Maddison's casino
Euro Cup 2020 – Gareth Southgate’s English bet after visiting James Maddison’s casino

“It’s a different sort of challenge for everybody because this young team hasn’t really experienced a night like Prague,” Southgate said. “But I don’t think defeats harm teams if the reaction is good. What you learn from defeats and what you gain in resilience from them is an important part of a player’s career and a person’s life.”

England’s defense problems have been well documented. They conceded five times in the last two games and ended up looking rude on set-pieces, in particular. Southgate will make in-depth changes to the back of the group, bringing Trent Alexander-Arnold to Kieran Trippier in the right back.

Tyrone Mings for Michael Keane in the middle and Ben Chilwell for Danny Rose, suspended, on the back left. However, the Prague training will be reopened with Harry Winks for Declan Rice and eventually Ross Barkley for Mason Mount in the middle of the field as well.

It is uncharacteristic of Southgate to make so many alterations and reflective, perhaps, of the situation in which he finds himself. But as he stressed the importance of better game management, his message was that it was no time for panic.

“We have to stay calm and make sure we don’t throw everything out of the window on the back of a result,” Southgate said. “The best way to improve is to play in the same way but play better – to do it with better detail.”

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Euro 2020 – Bulgaria to appoint Dermendzhiev as new coach

Georgi Dermendzhiev, former boss of Ludogorets and Levski Sofia, is to be named Bulgaria’s new head coach, the Bulgarian Football Federation (BFU) vice-president said on last day.

The 64-year-old Dermendzhiev will replace Krasimir Balakov, who resigned a few days after a 6-0 defeat to England last Monday, when supporters provoked visitors with Nazi greetings and monkey chants, prompting officials of the match to suspend the match twice. Sports fanatics from all over the world can buy England Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Euro 2020 - Bulgaria to appoint Dermendzhiev as new coach
Euro 2020 – Bulgaria to appoint Dermendzhiev as new coach

BFU Vice President Yordan Letchkov said Dermendzhiev would sign his contract on Tuesday.

Bulgaria without winners ranks last in group A of the qualifying phase of Euro 2020 with three points in seven matches. Dermendzhiev, however, expressed optimism that he could turn the fortune of the team.

“Bulgaria is not the only team to lose matches,” Dermendzhiev told local media. “The important thing now is to work hard and do our best to raise the standard.”

Dermendzhiev led Ludogorets to three consecutive titles in Bulgaria between 2015 and 2017. His team became the first Bulgarian team to record a Group Stage victory in the Champions League after beating Switzerland in 2014.

“Whatever the recent results, I see a spark,” said Dermendzhiev. “I think we have a chance to qualify for a major championship, that’s our goal.”

Euro 2020 - Bulgaria to appoint Dermendzhiev as new coach
Euro 2020 – Bulgaria to appoint Dermendzhiev as new coach

Bulgaria has not managed to reach the final of a major championship since Euro 2004 in Portugal.

“I’m aware of the current situation, it will not be easy, but we will fight, and those who are afraid of bears should not walk in the forest,” he added.

Dermendzhiev will make his debut as Bulgaria coach in an international friendly match against Haiti next month, just days before their last group match against the Czech Republic.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers: Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger “problem” of racism

Bulgarian coach Krasimir Balakov has accused Britain of having a bigger problem of racism than his country before the qualifying match for Euro 2020. England Euro Cup Tickets can be book online which make you suitable to link the Euro Cup 2020.

The preparation for the game was eclipsed by the fear that English players will be abused after being targeted during the qualifying match against Montenegro in Podgorica.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism

England will face Bulgaria with a section of the Vasil Levski National Stadium closed following racist incidents in matches against Kosovo and the Czech Republic in June.

British coach Gareth Southgate has held a meeting with his players to highlight the Uefa protocol for such incidents. But the subject has aroused the wrath of the Bulgarian authorities, Coach Balakov also reacted provocatively.

Bulgarian Football Federation President Borislav Mihaylov sent a letter of complaint to UEFA about the unfair mark, while Balakov said: What I can say is that I do not do not think we have a problem.

“In the Bulgarian championship, we have a lot of players of different ethnicities and skin colour. I don’t think that we have this big problem like, for example, England do.”

Asked to elaborate, Balakov added: What I meant was that in the Bulgarian championship we’ve not had such problems while there have been incidents in various levels of English football involving racism, which I consider something normal because it’s a big country with a very diverse population.

Euro 2020 qualifier - Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism
Euro 2020 qualifier – Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism

“But we don’t have this problem in Bulgaria, I can assure you of that.”

Uefa protocol decrees that in the event of racist chanting the referee will ask for an announcement to be broadcast in the stadium, and if it does not stop he or she will take the players off, initially temporarily but permanently if necessary.

England captain Harry Kane said: “We had a meeting about things that could happen but again they might not happen. There is a protocol in place but from my point of view we are here to do a job on the pitch and obviously we don’t want to have to cross that bridge.”

Southgate has repeatedly stated that England must put its racism affairs in order before accusing others, highlighting recent racist incidents in the match between Hartlepool United and Dover Athletic. For live action, you can buy Euro Cup Final Tickets online.

He said Sunday in Sofia: I have always said that we have as many problems to solve as anyone, so everyone wants us to talk about football and the players on both teams are the same.

We had to prepare our players because of what happened to us in Montenegro, which was a process we had to follow before our next away match.

“Apart from that, we trust the authorities to make sure everything is in place.”

Southgate also admitted understanding the frustrations of the Bulgarian football hierarchy, while Balakov said: “I would like to focus on football because we are all civilized Europeans and we all work for this sport, all issues.”

Euro 2020 - Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism
Euro 2020 – Bulgarian coach believes England faces a bigger problem of racism

Balakov, questioned about the fact that English players have something to fear, added: “Again, this is not a recent problem in the national team’s games, whether it’s singing racist or other.

“I would once again advise people to think and talk about football because that’s why we’re really here, and we should not be discussing something that has not even happened yet.”

Meanwhile, Southgate was also questioned about James Maddison, of Leicester City, who was photographed in a casino after being released from the team for both qualifications due to an illness.

He said: “Once a player has been released from the team, it’s up to him to decide how he spends his individual time.”

So, I guess when there is an involvement in England, he has to learn that you are more and more interested in you and your personal and private life, so that goes with the territory.

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Euro Cup 2020 trophy tour – Details revealed for nationwide tour

In 2020, Scottish fans will have the chance to witness future iconic moment’s first-hand as Hampden Park plays host to four UEFA EURO 2020 matches. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase EURO CUP HOSPITALITY TICKETS online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Euro 2020 trophy tour – Details revealed for nationwide tour

Hampden will host a series of competitive fixtures on the 15, 19, 23 and 30 June 2020. To ensure as many Scottish fans as possible feel part of the tournament – even if they can’t visit the stadium – EventScotland and the Scottish FA have teamed up to tour The Hampden Roar.

Starting on Saturday, 12 October, The Hampden Roar is an exciting family-friendly exhibition featuring five interactive zones that will also visit Dundee, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Families will be able to enjoy a number of fun-filled activities, with a playing area for children with dribbling competitions, penalty kicks and football trivia areas.

There will also be an Iconic Moments zone – a travelling museum exhibiting precious artefacts from the Scottish Football Museum, a selfie area and a Fans First zone which will capture Scots fans greatest and most iconic moments from the tournament’s history.

Euro Cup 2020 trophy tour - Details revealed for nationwide tour
Euro Cup 2020 trophy tour – Details revealed for nationwide tour

Included in one of the five dedicated zones will be the coveted trophy of the UEFA European Championship, the Henri Delaunay Cup, and last won by Portugal during the 2016 tournament.

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The Trophy tour will visit: 

Overgate Shopping Centre: Saturday 12th October

Inverness Leisure: Monday 14th October

Aberdeen Sports Village: Thursday 17th October

Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre: Saturday 19th October

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for world-class events and our diverse portfolio of events is pivotal to bringing visitors to the country. We are extremely excited to be working with all the partners to bring this iconic trophy to Scotland for the first time. This keenly anticipated competition will showcase everything Glasgow and Scotland have to offer, and we’re delighted to be part of the celebrations.”

Euro Cup 2020 trophy tour
Euro Cup 2020 trophy tour

Richard McBrearty, the curator of the Scottish Football Museum, said: “We are a proud delivery partner for ‘The Hampden Roar’, a fantastic way to showcase just some of the rich collection we have at the museum and to celebrate our special opportunity to host four4 games in this unique EURO. Our dedicated UEFA EURO 2020 exhibition can be found in the Museum and everyone is always welcome.”

A further trophy tour in Glasgow is expected in 2020 as the tournament nears.

The Hampden Roar is being brought to life by Visit Scotland’s EventScotland team, the Scottish FA, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Football Museum and local partners.

This will be the first time that the trophy has toured Scotland and is a unique opportunity for fans to see it firsthand in their local town.

12 cities across Europe will host UEFA EURO 2020 in June and July 2020 to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition, with Hampden Park staging 4 matches.

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When is the draw of Euro 2020? When we learn group stage games and format explained

The 2020 European Championships are on the horizon – and fans will not have to wait long to find out what matches are in store.

A qualifying draws to a close, the groups are starting to take shape and we are starting to get a good idea of ​​what teams we will see in the final in June and July 2020.

So far, the teams have qualified for the finals are Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Ukraine.

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When is the draw of Euro 2020? When we learn group stage games and format explained
When is the draw of Euro 2020?

Group A has not been settled yet, with England, the Czech Republic and Kosovo competing for only two places.

Portugal is fighting with Serbia in Group B for second place, with Ukraine already qualified.

Northern Ireland has a real fight to play, as it leads Germany by three points with two games to play in Group C.

Only one point separates the Republic of Ireland from Switzerland and Denmark, all of which remain to be played in group D.

The chances of Wales moving up are down and Hungary, second in Group E, lost four points.

When is the Euro 2020 group stage draw?

The groups for the finals next summer will be drawn on Saturday 30th November in Bucharest at 6 pm (CET).

When is the draw of Euro 2020? When we learn group stage games and format explained
When we learn group stage games and format explained

Euro 2020 draw group stage format

The 24 teams will be divided into six groups of four, with the group winners, finalists and the top four teams, ranked third, in the round of 16.

Some parts of the draw have already been decided.

The teams below are all host countries in this year’s unusual pan-European format. All host teams are guaranteed to play two games at home.

If the two teams in the groups below are not qualified, the other will play three home games. This will be the case of Italy, who will play three matches at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome because Azerbaijan cannot qualify.

Group A Teams – Italy, Azerbaijan
Group B Teams – Russia, Denmark
Group C Teams – Netherlands, Romania
Group D Teams – England, Scotland
Group E Teams – Spain, Republic of Ireland
Group F Teams – Germany, Hungary

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Euro 2020 – Swiss revive the odds with a win, leaving Ireland to stew

Switzerland recovered hopes of qualifying directly for Euro 2020 and prevented Ireland from reserving their place earlier with a nervous 2-0 win in Geneva on Tuesday. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Switzerland Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Ireland would have qualified with a win, but that never seemed likely from the moment Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a 16-minute lead over muddy ground at Stade de Geneve.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Swiss revive the odds with a win, leaving Ireland to stew
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Swiss revive the odds with a win, leaving Ireland to stew

Ireland was released when Ricardo Rodriguez saw a penalty in the second half avoided before a goal for Shane Duffy scored another goal to allow the hosts to score three points.

Ireland and Denmark lead group D with 12 points apiece, but Ireland only have one more home match. Switzerland has a lot trouble getting ready because it hosts Georgia and goes to Gibraltar for its last matches.

Switzerland quickly took control and Seferovic recovered a loose ball out of the penalty area and scored with a snapshot past Darren Randolph.

Ireland had to wait 42 minutes for their first effort, Duffy’s header from a corner that went directly to goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

Seferovic was shooting wildly on a good lead before half-time and, with the hosts becoming angry, Ireland had enjoyed a long period of pressure early in the second period without seriously threatening Sommer’s goal.

After Randolph returned Fabian Schaer’s header to the post, Switzerland took a penalty when Seamus Coleman blocked Breel Embolo’s shot with his hand and was sent off for a second booking offense.

Euro 2020 - Swiss revive the odds with a win, leaving Ireland to stew
Euro 2020 – Swiss revive the odds with a win, leaving Ireland to stew

However, Randolph pushed the post down to inflict a tricky penalty on Rodriguez.

Switzerland finally solved the problem with the final kickoff of the match thanks to Duffy, who slipped the shot of Edimilson Fernandes in his own goal.

Georgia, who cannot qualify for the group, won 3-2 away in Gibraltar in the other match.

Giorgi Kharaishvili and Jaba Kankava gave Georgia the lead 2-0 after 21 minutes, but Gibraltar, still without a point, responded to tie with Lee Casciaro and Roy Chipolina after a period of eight minutes in the second half.

All of this was unsuccessful, however, as Giorgi Kvilitaia grabbed the winner of Georgia six minutes from the end of the match.

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UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: I’m not looking for records, they’re looking for me – Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo lost the number of records he has broken, said the Portuguese striker after scoring the 700th goal of his career in a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday. Fans have bought their Portugal Euro Cup Tickets and hoping for their favorite players to perform well in the tournament.

The records come naturally, I do not seek them, they seek me, he told the press after having scored his 95th goal for his country.

“This number cannot be reached by anyone and I thank everyone, teammates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who has helped Cristiano to become the player he is.”

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers - I'm not looking for records, they're looking for me
UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers – I’m not looking for records, they’re looking for me

However, Ronaldo said that the loss to Ukraine in qualifying for Euro 2020 had somehow missed the performance.

“It’s a nice moment in my career but there was a bitter taste because we didn’t win,” he said. “We played well, but we didn’t win. We did everything we could and we had plenty of chances.”

Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the Champions League with 127 goals, holds the record for most goals in a single season, is Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer, and Portugal’s most capped player and record scorer.

The first five goals of Ronaldo’s career were scored for the Portuguese Sporting in 2002-03.

He then scored 118 goals in 232 appearances in six seasons with Manchester United and, remarkably, averaged one goal per game for Real Madrid, scoring 450 times in 438 appearances in nine seasons.

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers - I'm not looking for records, they're looking for me
I’m not looking for records, they’re looking for me – Ronaldo

In just over a season with his current club, Juventus, he scored 32 more goals in 51 matches.

Despite the defeat, Portugal remained second in Group G with 11 points in six games, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify for Euro 2020 if they win the remaining home games against Lithuania and Luxembourg.

“We played too much with our hearts and not enough with our heads,” said coach Fernando Santos.

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Spain make Euro Cup 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland’s chances of reaching the finals are still in the balance after they fell 2-0 in Switzerland. To enjoy most exciting matches, grab your Spain Euro Cup Tickets.

Spain became the sixth team to qualify for next summer’s tournament thanks to Rodrigo, who came off the bench to score a dramatic injury-time leveller in a 1-1 draw in Stockholm, sparking wild celebrations on the touchline.

Spain make Euro Cup 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait
Spain make Euro Cup 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

“Qualification is a must for a team like Spain but achieving it still has value,” said Moreno. “It releases the pressure and gives us time to work.”

Robert Moreno’s side are top of Group F on 20 points after drawing their last two matches. They are five ahead of Sweden and six above Romania, who missed the chance to take second spot when Norway’s Alexander Sorloth snatched a late 1-1 draw in Bucharest.

However it was a far from vintage display from Spain, who started brightly but faded as the match wore on against the lively hosts, who were distraught after missing out on a famous victory right at the death.

A celebratory night was tempered slightly by the loss of goalkeeper David de Gea to a thigh injury in the second half, although that will worry his club Manchester United more ahead their meeting with Premier League leaders Liverpool this weekend.

Ireland Left Sweating for Euro 2020

In Group D, Haris Seferovic’s early strike and Shane Duffy’s late own goal kept Switzerland’s hopes of automatic qualification alive with a 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland. Fans from all over the world can buy Northern Ireland Euro Cup Tickets online.

Ireland Left Sweating for Euro 2020
Ireland Left Sweating for Euro 2020

The win in Geneva means the Swiss are just a point behind group leaders Ireland and Denmark with two matches remaining in their campaign, compared to just the one for the Irish, who host the Danes on November 18 needing a win to guarantee qualification.

“It’s a cup final. Beat Denmark to reach Euro 2020. I would have taken that at the start and I’ll take it now,” said the Republic’s coach Mick McCarthy.

The Swiss, who also have the better of the head-to-head record with the Irish as the two teams drew 1-1 in September, take on group minnows Georgia and Gibraltar in their final two games.

“The result doesn’t mean a lot in the group, we still need to get results in our next two games. If we get the points we need against Georgia and Gibraltar we can turn our attentions to Euro 2020,” said Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic.

Euro 2020 – Finland Edge towards History

Finland inched closer to qualifying for their first ever European Championships after Teemu Pukki took his qualifying tally to seven in eight matches with a double that helped Finland sweep aside Armenia 3-0 in Turku.

FINLAND EDGE TOWARDS HISTORY
FINLAND EDGE TOWARDS HISTORY

Fredrik Jensen gave the Finns a 31th minute lead. Norwich City striker Pukki then scored just after the hour and got his second two minutes from the end with a neat dinked finish.

Markku Kanerva’s side stay nine points behind Group J winners Italy, who maintained their 100 percent record with an eighth straight win, 5-0 against Liechtenstein.

Finland need a win over rock-bottom Liechtenstein to qualify for their first major tournament after fourth-placed Bosnia & Herzegovina lost 2-1 in Greece with an 88th-minute own goal from Adnan Kovacevic.

Israel kept their hopes of qualifying from Group G alive after seeing off Latvia 3-1 as Eran Zahavi scored his 11th goal of the qualifying campaign.

Andi Herzog’s side are level on 11 points with North Macedonia and Slovenia and five behind second-place Austria, meaning they still have a chance with two games remaining.

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