Euro 2020 qualifiers – Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad

James Maddison, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Fikayo Tomori have been named in a youthful England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Boss Gareth Southgate has released his 27-man squad for the double-header later this month, with Tyrone Mings, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, and Harry Winks retaining their places.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad

Dele Alli, Kyle Walker, and Jesse Lingard have failed to recapture their spots in the Three Lions’ squad, while Michael Keane loses his place after a tough international break in October.

Meanwhile, in-form Jack Grealish can count himself unlucky to miss out on a spot in the team and may have been hampered by his calf injury. On Grealish, Southgate revealed: “He’s a very good player. I’ve watched him closely this season.

The reality of that is that he’s up against Sterling, Rashford, Hudson-Odoi, Sancho in those wide areas. The competition in that area is a really high level.

“I think Jack’s a very good player. He’s very close. He’s just got to keep playing the way he is, and if we had issues over the weekend, I wouldn’t hesitate to call him into the squad.”

Explaining the unusually large squad size, Southgate said: “The squad is a little bit larger size than normal.

“There are one or two injury doubts. Hopefully, we get through the next few days without any problems.”

Southgate went on to say he’s recalled Oxlade-Chamberlain as he has a real belief in him while praising Hudson-Odoi’s dedication and motivation to come back from injury.

Walker’s absence was also purely down to the incredible form of Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold, according to the England boss.

Maddison and Tomori are then only uncapped players in the squad – with both somewhat unfortunate to miss out on their first games for the senior team against Bulgaria and Czech Republic last month.

England Squad for Euro 2020

GOALKEEPERS

Jordan Pickford, Tom Heaton, Nick Pope.

DEFENDERS

Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones,  Joe Gomez, Fikayo Tomori, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Ben Chilwell, Danny Rose.

MIDFIELDERS

Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, James Maddison, Ross Barkley, Harry Winks.

FORWARDS

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford.

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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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Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to EURO 2020

Wales recently came through a crucial double-header against Slovakia and Croatia relatively unscathed having gained two credible 1-1 draws. Although Ryan Giggs’ side still sits fourth in Group E, two victories in the final two games next month could well be enough to take Wales back to the finals of the Euros.

The competition holds a special place in Welsh football folklore following EURO 2016, and the memories of that summer remain vivid in the minds of players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, and other key personnel. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to EURO 2020
Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to EURO 2020

It seemed as if qualification was slipping away from Wales in the summer with back-to-back defeats against Croatia and Hungary. However, the side has regrouped, and the introduction of Kieffer Moore in the attack has offered another dimension and option to the team.

The towering Wigan Athletic striker still has a lot to prove at the international level, but his performances against Slovakia and Croatia confirm that he will remain part of Giggs’ plans for a long time to come.

At the business end of the campaign, it is results that matter more than performances, and Giggs has taken a more direct route in order to ensure his side remain in contention for a place at the finals.

Giggs has continued to experiment with his team since his appointment in January 2018, and despite naming an unchanged starting line-up for the first time, he is still far from settled on his preferred team.

Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to Euro Cup 2020
Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to Euro Cup 2020

In addition to Moore, Tom Lockyer also started both games. Fielding a hugely inexperienced back four, Giggs took far more risks in his team selection than his central defenders did with the ball, but he will have been pleased with the contribution of Lockyer and Joe Rodon all the same.

However, the pair appeared more concerned with not giving the ball away than making any positive move forward when in possession, and at times the team was crying out for a senior figure to take hold of the ball at the back.

Captain Ashley Williams was a frustrated figure sat on the bench for the two games, but the results vindicated Giggs’ approach. The introduction of Moore suggested a far more direct style of play, but this was compensated by the return of Jonny Williams, and his creativity offered another option to the side.

Wales created enough chances in the opening half against Slovakia to win the game and had spells against Croatia in Cardiff which on another day could have added to Bale’s solitary goal. To enjoy the most exciting matches, grab your Croatia Euro Cup Tickets.

Fixtures against Azerbaijan and Hungary now follow before a potential play-off, and Giggs will be desperate to put his plans in place for the two fixtures as early as possible.

However, his tactical approach will again depend on the availability of Aaron Ramsey. The Juventus midfielder again missed the latest round of fixtures through injury and has yet to feature in the current qualifying campaign.

Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to EURO 2020 qualifiers
Ryan Giggs taking the direct route to EURO 2020 qualifiers

Although the November fixtures may be too soon for David Brooks as he continues his recovery from a long-term injury, having both players back for the play-offs could make a crucial difference for Wales.

Despite the negativity that has surrounded the campaign, Wales remains in a solid position of what has been a very competitive group, and it is still all to play for with the final placings set to be decided in the next few weeks.

There was an interesting side note to Giggs’ decision to move to a more direct style in that it coincided with the departure of FAW Technical Director Osian Roberts. Part of the senior team coaching staff, Roberts was a very influential figure before taking up a similar role with the Moroccan FA in the summer.

Introducing the ‘Welsh Way’ of playing through the pathway system, it would have been against Roberts’ ideals to compromise on this when it came to the senior side. Although Giggs had the final say, Roberts would have been keen to ensure the philosophy didn’t change despite the desperate need for results.

Of course, this may have just been a timely coincidence, but Giggs is now showing another side to his managerial ability, and at a key period in the campaign. It could be decisive in terms of qualification, one way or the other.

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Euro Cup 2020 Fantasy Football Tips: Qualifying Round 7 & 8

It’s that time again. Park up your FPL squad in the pit stop and dust off your Euro fantasy team. We have a number of Euro Fantasy competition matches for you to get involved.

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Euro Cup 2020 Fantasy Football Tips - Qualifying Round 7 & 8
Euro Cup 2020 Fantasy Football Tips – Qualifying Round 7 & 8

Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8: Best Implied Win Percentages

Country Round 7 (Implied Win %) Round 8 (Implied Win %) Average (Win %)
BELGIUM San Marino (H) 99% Kazakhstan (a) 87% 93%
ITALY Greece (H) 85% Leichtenstein (a) 99% 92%
NETHERLANDS Northern Ireland (H) 87% Belarus (a) 88% 87.5%
POLAND Latvia (a) 91% Macedonia (H) 78% 84.5%
ENGLAND Czech Republic (a) 71% Bulgaria (a) 83% 77%
FRANCE Iceland (a) 74% Turkey (H) 78% 76%
SPAIN Norway (a) 69% Sweden (a) 64% 66.5%
RUSSIA Scotland (H) 67% Cyprus (a) 65% 66%
Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8 - Best Implied Win Percentages
Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8 – Best Implied Win Percentages

The countries highlighted above are those you can confidently back in both of the fixtures in this International break. I have converted the bookies’ odds ‘to win’ into percentages for both fixtures and then ranked the top eight from best to worst.

Belgium on Top

Belgium came out on top with two extremely favorable fixtures. They host a San Marino side who are planted at the bottom of Group I with no goals or wins, as well as 28 goals conceded in their six matches so far. To enjoy most exciting matches, grab your Belgium Euro Cup Tickets.

San Marino has conceded 18 goals in their three away fixtures in qualifying. Eight of these were shipped after the 60th minute, which is specifically suited to Romelu Lukaku. Almost 60% of his International goals have come in the second half of games and he’ll surely be one of the most popular choices for captaincy in any FantasyBet contest if he starts.

However, Michy Batshuayi is likely to feature heavily in both fixtures. Roberto Martinez decided to start the Chelsea man in their last meeting with San Marino and, to be completely honest, they would probably still hammer San Marino and Kazakhstan with ‘insert any name’ leading the line. Even Benteke would have a chance of bagging a goal or two.

Italian job done?

Italy also hit the 90’s in terms of the bookies implied win percentage across their two fixtures. They sit comfortably at the top of their group with six wins from six and a +15 goal difference.

Italian job done - Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Italian job done – Euro 2020 Qualifiers

They have shared the goals amongst themselves with six players scoring twice thus far, including Moise Kean and Fabio Quagliarella. Those two have a 17-year age gap between them, though unfortunately both have been excluded from the squad for the upcoming fixtures. For live-action, you can buy Italy Euro Cup Tickets online.

Andrea Belotti is perhaps their first-choice striker and has been in fantastic form, with five goals in six Serie A fixtures as well as a brace in his last start for his country. Also don’t forget their defenders.

Leonardo Bonucci is always a reliable fantasy pick, while Giovanni De Lorenzo has impressed for Napoli recently, and will fight for the RB spot. Keep an eye on the starting line-ups when building your squad.

Dutch Dominance

The Netherlands ranked third according to the bookies. Despite trailing Northern Ireland in Group C, they have played a game less. They’ll be confident of winning that crunch match to claw back second spot.

Dutch Dominance - Euro Cup qualifiers
Dutch Dominance – Euro Cup qualifiers

Memphis Depay has been a standout performer in qualifying so far with four goals in his nation’s four qualifiers. Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum has also benefited from a more attacking role with two goals and an assist in his last two qualifiers.

Best of the Rest

Poland, England, and France all benefit from good fixtures in both rounds. Their players most likely to score big in fantasy are fairly obvious and include the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raheem Sterling, and Antoine Griezmann. The community who love their favorite team they are booking Euro Cup Quarter Finals Tickets.

Best of the Rest - Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Best of the Rest – Euro 2020 Qualifiers

In defense, I would suggest Jan Bednarek, who has established himself in the heart of Poland’s defense, Trent Alexander Arnold who takes the majority of set-pieces for England and Alphonse Areola, who will step in between the sticks for the injured Lloris for France.

Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8: Other Favourable Fixtures

Country Round 7 (Implied Win %) Round 8 (Implied Win %)
PORTUGAL Luxemburg (a) 95% Ukraine (a) 47%
GERMANY Friendly (n/a) Estonia (a) 95%
SCOTLAND Russia (a) 13% San Marino (H) 99%
ICELAND France (H) 10% Andorra (H) 99%
GEORGIA Ireland (H) 27% Gibraltar (a) 96%
UKRAINE Lithuania (H) 93% Portugal (H) 29%
SWEDEN Malta (a) 93% Spain (H) 18%
ROMANIA Faroe Islands (a) 80% Norway (H) 42%
AUSTRIA Israel (H) 71% Slovenia (a) 37%
CROATIA Hungary (H) 75% Wales (a) 42%

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From Portugal, obviously, Cristiano Ronaldo is the cream of the crop. He scored four of his side’s five goals as they defeated Lithuania in Round 6. Wonderkid Joao Felix and the much talked about Bernardo Silva are cheaper alternatives for that Luxemburg fixture.

Germany will play a friendly match rather than a Round 7 qualifier, but their Round 8 fixture is very attractive. Estonia is rock bottom of the group, conceding 3.6 goals on average per game. Germany Euro Cup Tickets can be grabbed from our global event ticket sales market.

Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8 - Other Favourable Fixtures
Euro Fantasy Round 7 & 8 – Other Favourable Fixtures

Serge Gnabry is in the form of his life and is worthy of a spot in your midfield. Meanwhile, the RB Leipzig fullback duo of Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann are exciting prospects in their new-look defense.

Being Scottish, I rarely feature their national team in my articles. This isn’t an honest attempt at being impartial or anything, it’s just they’re pretty bad at football. Although they do have some decent individual talent and it would be silly to ignore a home fixture versus San Marino. Ryan Christie and Andrew Robertson are my picks of the bunch from Scotland.

Affordable Alternatives

Iceland and Georgia also have their go-to players in these sorts of matches. Things aren’t going to plan for Gylfi Sigurdsson in the Premier League, but he is always heavily involved in everything his country does well. Iceland Euro Cup Tickets can be book online which makes you suitable to link the Euro Cup 2020.

Valeri (Vako) Qazaishvili is also worth a mention for Georgia’s away trip to Gibraltar. Having followed the MLS for three seasons now, he is a solid fantasy option who has an extremely direct approach and has the potential to do damage from the left wing in easier fixtures.

Affordable Alternatives - Euro 2020 qualifiers
Affordable Alternatives – Euro 2020 qualifiers

Elsewhere, Andriy Yarmolenko will look to carry his club form onto the international stage against Lithuania and Oleksandr Zinchenko will also have his eyes on goal, having scored from left-back in Ukraine’s last qualifier.

Robin Quaison is doing a good job of chipping in with the goals for Sweden since Zlatan’s retirement. The Mainz striker has four goals in his last six for his country and also a goal every other game in the Bundesliga. They will also fancy themselves for a clean sheet vs. Malta, and center-back Andreas Granqvist is also the designated penalty taker.

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Euro 2020 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from his predicted England squad

Jamie O’Hara has left out Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from his predicted England squad for Euro 2020. Sports fanatics from all over the world can buy England Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

The former Tottenham man picked six midfielders that Gareth Southgate could take for the competition at the end of this season and decided to choose Harry Winks, Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Euro 2020 - O’hara Leaves Oxlade-Chamberlain Out Of England Squad
Euro 2020 – O’hara Leaves Oxlade-Chamberlain Out Of England Squad

O’Hara did admit that should £120,000-a-week ace Oxlade-Chamberlain impress at Anfield this season, he could still be given the opportunity to feature for the Three Lions in the summer.

If Oxlade-Chamberlain has a really good season, and he gets in, he could be,” he told to reporters.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was recently left out of the England squad for the games against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, with Southgate claiming he needs more regular football after his injury.

Opinion

Looking at all of the options available to Southgate in midfield for England, it will be no straight forward task to choose six potential players worthy of representing their country next summer.

O’hara Leaves Oxlade-Chamberlain Out Of England Squad
O’hara Leaves Oxlade-Chamberlain Out Of England Squad

Oxlade-Chamberlain will have been at the bottom of the pile at the beginning of the season after a nightmare year filled with injury trouble, but after starting the campaign fully fit, there will be every chance of him jumping to the front of the queue.

The 26-year-old has started the campaign in great form, and he jumped into the spotlight on Wednesday night after scoring twice against Genk in the Champions League.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will continue to get chances in the starting line up under Jurgen Klopp this season if he can continue to add goals from midfield, something the Reds have struggled for in recent times, and something that could certainly catch the eye of Southgate in the coming months.

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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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