Euro Cup 2020 Qualifying: Match Odds, Times, TV Schedule and Predictions

The opening games of 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying begin on Thursday, with the continent’s biggest nations ready to feature.

Defending champions Portugal are set to host Ukraine in Group B on Friday, with Cristiano Ronaldo back in the squad for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Portugal Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Euro Cup 2020 Qualifying: Match Odds, Times, TV Schedule and Predictions

The forward was omitted from squads after allegations from American woman Kathryn Mayorga that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 resurfaced in September. Ronaldo has denied the allegations, but Las Vegas police are still investigating the case.

Elsewhere in Europe, Belgium face Russia on Thursday and England welcome the Czech Republic to Wembley Stadium on Friday.

Spain and Italy also feature on Matchday 1 against Norway and Finland, respectively, on Saturday.

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Portugal and Ronaldo pulled off a huge shock at the Euros four years ago, but the field is stronger as the latest edition of the competition begins.

France has since been crowned world champions after their exceptional performance at Russia 2018, and Paul Pogba has rediscovered his best form in a Manchester United shirt.

However, it is Belgium who now leads the way in FIFA’s world rankings, and the Red Devils will be expected to coast through qualification in Group I against Russia, Scotland, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and San Marino.

Eight of the top 10 teams in the world are now from Europe, with the continent dominant after no South American nation progressed past the quarter-finals at the World Cup. Croatia was the surprise package last summer as they fought their way to the final.

Euro Cup 2020 Qualifying: Match Odds, Times, TV Schedule and Predictions

England were the other European side who bucked the trend at the World Cup, falling to the Croatians in the semi-final, but the presence of Harry Kane will give the Three Lions the firepower to blast their way through the group phase against Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro and the Czech Republic.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward was top scorer with six goals in Russia.

The old guard of Spain and Italy will be expected to better their recent competitive performances, and both nations should prevail in the opening qualifying stage.

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, while Spain were disappointingly eliminated on penalties in the round of 16 by host nation Russia despite being among the pre-tournament favorites.

Spain are in Group F along with Sweden, Romania, Malta, Norway and the Faroe Islands, while Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Armenia and Liechtenstein join Italy in Group J.

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Turkey lose 2-1 to Iceland in UEFA Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers

The three goals scored in the first half of the match caused Turkey’s first defeat in qualifying matches after three straight wins. Iceland beat Turkey 2-1 at home on Tuesday night in Group H of the EURO 2020 qualifiers.

At Laugardalsvoellur stadium in Keflavik, the home team scored the first goal in the 21st minute, when Johann Gudmundsson’s right-back shot from the back of Turkey was beaten by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson boosted Iceland’s lead to 2-0 in the 32nd minute with another header, this time a tap-in. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

UEFA Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers
UEFA Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers

Turkey responded by scoring a goal in the 40th minute as Dorukhan Tokoz scored to bring Turkey back into the match. The game was Turkey’s first defeat in the group after three consecutive wins.

Turkey has 9 points in 4 matches in group H of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. On Saturday, Turkey beat France the reigning world champion, for the first time in its history. They contain score of 2-0 and listed in the Group H qualifiers for Euro 2020. In their other group matches so far, Turkey beat Albania 2-0 and Moldova 4-0.

Latest standing in the Group H have got these points as we mentioned: France, Turkey and Iceland have 9 points, Albania got 6 points, Moldova 3 and Andora get 0 point.

UEFA Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers
UEFA Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers

Turkey’s national football team arrived Sunday night at Keflavik International Airport, where it had to wait several hours for passport control and was subjected to numerous security checks, according to reports from the Turkish media.

Turkey has sent a diplomatic note to Iceland condemning the ill-treatment of Turkish footballers at the airport.

Before the match, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, met with Icelandic Education, Science and Culture Minister Lilja Dogg Alfreosdottir in Reykjavik.

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Euro 2020 Cup qualifying: Germany smashes eight past Estonia

Germany maintained their perfect record in European Championship qualifying, but didn’t take top spot because Northern Ireland also retained their perfect record. Ilkay Gündogan and Marco Reus impressed.  Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Euro 2020 Cup qualifying: Germany smashes eight past Estonia

Ilkay Gündogan delivered a superb performance to help Germany end the international season on a high. He was instrumental in giving Germany a 5-0 halftime lead, deftly setting up goals and converting a penalty of his own.

Estonia struggled all night to keep up with the pace of Germany’s attack but paid the price for giving Germany too much space. Marco Reus took full advantage in the first half, topping off his superb 65 minute appearance with a stunning 30-yard free kick.

Leroy Sané scored a goal that was incorrectly ruled out for offside, only to then to grab a goal from perhaps an offside position in a game that Germany might have won by double figures if they had taken more chances in the 15 minutes after the restart. “I’m relieved that the game turned out this way.

There was a bit of pressure there,” Marcus Sorg, Germany’s coach on the sideline in the absence of the injury Joachim Löw, said afterwards. “We are at the start of a development… The team, who is still in upheaval, is full of intent. Something is growing here. That much was clear today,” Sorg added.

Euro 2020 Cup qualifying: Germany smashes eight past Estonia

The crowd in Mainz was left delighted by the huge score and the superb display of flowing football that Germany put on. Joshua Kimmich and Gündogan conducted from midfield, Gnabry and Reus feasted in attack and there was time for Timo Werner to feed off the scraps.

This ends a season of recovery for a Germany team desperate to return to former heights. This new team is slowly putting the pieces together again and although reading too much into a thrashing of an inferior opponent would be foolish, this was the perfect way to finish the season.

Germany returns to action on September 6 when they face the Netherlands in Hamburg.

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Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany gets the job done in Belarus

Germany makes it 2 wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifying Group C In the first competitive meeting between the 2 nations Germany was better and changed just enough of their chances to get the victory. Fans who love Euro Cup tournaments can book Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online.

Head coach Joachim Low missed the trip to Barysaw near Minsk after injuring himself in a sporting accident so assistant Coach Marcus Sorg took over in his place and saw his team take an early lead through Leroy Sane. 

Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany gets the job done in Belarus
Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany gets the job done in Belarus


Pressing violently Germany won possession high up the pitch before Joshua Kimmich starting in midfield rather than at full-back thread the ball through to Sane who cut inside before firing home left-footed.

The visitors enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in a dominant first half but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was nevertheless twice called into action first pulling off an acrobatic save from a Naumov header and then delighting the traveling fans with a series of tricks and turns near the corner flag to escape the Belarusian press.

If Germany could be criticized for anything then it was for the fact that they only led by one goal at half-time but Reus changed that just after the hour mark finishing coolly after Serge Gnabry had fluffed his lines.

Sane almost made it three late on when he climbed to meet Matthias Ginter’s cross but his header came back off the post. Germany wasn’t that efficient but need not have worried as they climbed above the Netherlands into second in Group C behind Northern Ireland. Their qualifying run continues on Tuesday when they face Estonia.

Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany gets the job done in Belarus
Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany gets the job done in Belarus

Possible line-up: Germany

Neuer Klostermann, Ginter, Sule, Schulz Kimmich, Gündogan, Goretzka Gnabry, Reus, Sane.

Possible line-up: Belarus

Gutor Shitov, Martynovich, Polyakov, Volodko Maevski, Kislyak Nekhaychik, Dragun, Stasevich Gordeychuk.

Low misses out:

Germany will be without Joachim Low for the games against Belarus and Estonia after the head coach was taken to hospital following an accident involving a dumbbell. As a result assistant, Marcus Sorg will take charge.

Sorg Said. “We want to pick up six points set the standard in the group and go into the break as group leaders with nine points.”

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Exclusive Ramos – Bilbao the place for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

Defender Sergio Ramos believes that Bilbao will be the central part of UEFA EURO 2020. Sergio Ramos said the season would be special. First, with Real Madrid, we will fight for trophies on all fronts and then there is EURO 2020. Which is such an attractive goal to reach, one of my big personal goals for the upcoming season.

Playing for our country Spain is always something special. Playing with my Spanish teammates in San Mamés, a EURO group stage – provided we qualify – would be unbelievable. Personally, I cannot wait for the EURO next summer. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Bilbao the place for UEFA Euro Cup 2020
Bilbao the place for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

It could also be a record year for you, with the possibility of becoming the most capped player in Spain and getting a potential triple win in EURO.

Ramos said, I was fortunate enough to be part of the generation of amazing footballers who won everything. Euro 2008, World Cup and EURO 2012. These are very special tournaments that have brought real joy and incredible memories.

Now, if things go wrong and the national coach selects me, it is possible that I beat the record of selections for the Spanish national teams. On top of that, there is the ambition to win the EURO 2020. However, I do not think of a triple-crown potential, but only to give everything to the team and aim high, because we can win against any opponent and win this trophy.

EURO 2020 looks like a very interesting tournament, with matches all over Europe and hopefully, with Spain playing two group matches in Bilbao. Ramos talk about it and share, it will be a very special tournament, with so many host cities spread all over Europe.

Exclusive Ramos - Bilbao the place for UEFA Euro Cup 2020
Exclusive Ramos – Bilbao the place for UEFA Euro Cup 2020

Romas said “anyone who has played or watched football there knows it’s a very special stadium in a city that loves football. I am sure that the fans will receive a warm welcome and that there will be a fantastic atmosphere in Bilbao during the tournament and especially, if the qualifications allow, for our matches.”

It sounds really promising, is not it! Participating in any tournament of the EURO, just for your country, is always a real honor. But doing it at this EURO will be even more special.

The prospect of being able to enjoy these two group games in Bilbao and to be able to play in other ultramodern European stadiums. San Mamés will be incredible getting to Wembley would also be incredible, for the semifinals and the final.

Wembley is a legendary stadium, a field on which I have not played enough. By arriving there, it would mean a potentially brilliant season.

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Munich and London appear as competitors for Euro 2020 final

European football’s governing body UEFA has publicized that the semifinals and final of Euro 2020 soccer championship will be detained in either London or Munich. No other city succumbed a bid package in time. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Germany and England’s football rivalry took a new slant on Saturday when UEFA announced either the British or Bavarian capital would host the final of the European Championship in 2020.

London and Munich were the only cities put forward by their country’s respective football associations – ahead of an April 25 deadline – to stage a semifinal and possible final. In a break with tradition, the tournament will be held in at least 12 countries across Europe, with 19 countries in all bidding to host games.

Munich and London appear as competitors for Euro 2020 final

“By dispersal the EURO across our continent, we will allow more fans from more nations to share in the excitement of hosting such a magical event,” said UEFA President Michel Platini.

“Member kindred will also benefit importantly from this format, since more of them will be bare to an elite tournament and have the chance to increase the development of football in their respective countries,” Platini added.

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel and Macedonia are among the countries that have never hosted a major tournament.

London and Munich also join 17 other contenders to host games in the early part of the tournament. The successful cities will stage three group matches and a knockout round during the competition.

Venues with a dramatic past Both cities have providing the backdrop to football dramas connecting England and Germany.

Munich and London appear as competitors for Euro 2020 final

The old Wembley stadium was the venue of the 1966 WC final between the two countries – which was won 4-2 by England. It also theatrical the England-Germany semifinal of UEFA’s Euro ’96 tournament, which was won by Germany in a dramatic penalty shootout.

The 2012 Champions League final – between Bayern Munich and Chelsea – was held at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. In a match that finished 1-1 after extra time, Chelsea finally vanquished Bayern in a rare example of an English side beating a German one on spot kicks.

The following countries and cities have been put forward to stage games during the tournament:

Romania (Bucharest), Bulgaria (Sofia), Belarus (Minsk), Belgium (Brussels), , Denmark (Copenhagen), England (London), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Skopje), Germany (Munich), Hungary (Budapest), Israel (Jerusalem), Italy (Rome), Netherlands (Amsterdam),  , Russia (Saint Petersburg), Scotland (Glasgow), Spain (Bilbao), Sweden (Stockholm), Wales (Cardiff) Azerbaijan (Baku), Republic of Ireland (Dublin).

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UEFA Euro Cup 2020 – The German team omits Mario Gotze again

Mario Gotze’s improved form at the end of the season for Dortmund did not attract the attention of Joachim Low. The German coach is turning to other offensive options, including teenager Kai Havertz and new BVB coach Julian Brandt.

Joachim Low’s efforts to inaugurate the next generation of German internationals continue to do without world cup striker Mario Gotze. Gotze’s recent form for Borussia Dortmund did not win him a season-end call for the Euro 2020 qualifier in June against Belarus and Estonia. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase UEFA Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

German team omits Mario Gotze again
German team omits Mario Gotze again

Low announced on Wednesday his latest squad, featuring young players like Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane in attack with options like Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz vying for the attack.

Gotze has played 63 games with Germany but he has not played since the draw 2-2 against France in November 2017. Previously Low had declared that a new stimulus was subordinated to his installation in Dortmund first team and performed well.

His debut in the second half of the season, though eclipsed by teammates such as Reus and Jadon Sancho, they did not convince Low who continues to usher in the new German guard.

“We have opened a new chapter, our team is undergoing an exciting process,” Löw said.

German team omits Mario Gotze again
German team omits Mario Gotze again

In March, Low announced that Germany would bid farewell to the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng all three more senior of Gotze.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Toni Kroos, the German stars of the Spanish Premier League, will miss what should be a pair of singles matches in early June. Ter Stegen is reported to have a minor knee problem, while Kroos apparently has muscle problems.

Low said a longer summer break should help both men recover, adding that for Kroos in particular. It was important that he be in excellent physical form for the start of the season ending with the Euro 2020.

For Manuel Neuer however, Germany opted for the opposite approach to nominate him for the team. Although there remains a doubt about the matches, Neuer hopes to make his comeback in the final of the German Cup on Saturday against RB Leipzig.

As for the results against Belarus and Estonia, Low said there could be only one goal ‘Anything other than 6 points would be a disappointment.’

UEFA Euro Cup 2020 - The German Squad
UEFA Euro Cup 2020 – The German Squad

Here is the complete German team:
Goalkeepers: 

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich),

Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt),

Bernd Leno (Arsenal)

Defenders: 

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Jonas Hector (FC Cologne), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim — soon Dortmund), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders/Forwards: 

Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen — soon Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

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Germany has drawn with opponents Netherlands in Euro Cup 2020 draw

Germany after struggling against the Netherlands in the Nations League Germany will get a swift chance for revenge after the rivals were drawn together in Euro 2020 qualifying Coach Joachim Low is confident of progression. Fans who love Euro Cup tournaments can book Euro Cup 2020 Tickets online.

After the draw was made in Dublin on Sunday Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the chance to avenge their 3-0 defeat and a 2-2 draw snatched from the jaws of victory was very much on German minds. We are happy that we have the chance of revenge against Holland said the former international striker of Germany.

Germany has drawn with opponents Netherlands in Euro Cup 2020 draw
Germany has drawn with opponents Netherlands in Euro Cup 2020 draw

Germany has plummeted from first to 16th in the FIFA world rankings since June and their Nations League relegation meant they were seeded second. The other sides in group C are Northern Ireland Estonia and Belarus.

“We know our journey back to the top of the world rankings means we will meet some tough opponents on the way added Oliver Bierhoff That’s the only way to distinguish you and it the draw could have been worse for us.”

The Nations League campaign saw Joachim Low start to move on to a younger generation of players with Leroy Sane Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz all impressing in recent matches. The Germany boss seemed relaxed about his side claiming one of two qualifying spots.

Germany has drawn with opponents Netherlands in Euro Cup 2020 draw
Germany has drawn with opponents Netherlands in Euro Cup 2020 draw

“It’s a reasonable group we know our own strengths and will be confident but we don’t want to be presumptuous. The Dutch and the Germans are the favorites and are the ones who should normally qualify.”

After a shocking 2018 where Germany lost six games in a calendar year for the first time Low says his goals for 2019 are simply qualifying for Euro 2020 and giving the young players space so they can develop and take on more responsibilities. The qualifiers begin in March 2019.

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