UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament: The best national teams from around Europe to meet this summer

The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament was postponed last summer, but now, 12 months after being delayed, the showpiece of international football on the European continent will kick off this summer. 

The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament will kick off on June 11 and finish with the tournament’s final on July 11. Twenty-four teams will meet with each chasing the tournament’s silverware. Which side will prevail at the end of the month-long competition and be crowned champions of Europe?

What to expect from UEFA Euro 2020 tournament?

The Euro 2020 tournament kicks off on Friday, June 11 with Turkey playing Italy in Rome. The tournament really kicks into action the following day with three matches being played per day over the next few weeks as the group stage unfolds.

Twenty-four teams are competing for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament trophy. Teams are divided into six groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group will progress to the knockout stages. In addition, the four-best third-place teams will also advance to the knockout round of the Euros. The final will take place in London on July 11.

What happened at the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament?

The 2016 edition of the tournament was won by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. After leading the Portuguese to the final versus a more favored France, Ronaldo was substituted in the first half of the final due to injury. France may have lost the Euro 2016 final, but they went on to win the 2018 World Cup.

What are the odds for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament?

Reigning World Cup winners France are sportsbooks favorite pre-tournament. The French have a deep squad and have looked brilliant in the warm-up matches. France will have competition from a very good England team and sleeper side Portugal.

Here are the current odds to win the Euro 2020 tournament courtesy of Bet365:

  • France +450
  • England +500
  • Belgium +550
  • Germany +700
  • Spain +800
  • Portugal +800
  • Italy +800
  • Netherlands +1400
  • Denmark +2500
  • Croatia +3300
  • Turkey +5000
  • Ukraine +5000
  • Russia +6600
  • Switzerland +6600
  • Austria +8000
  • Poland +8000
  • Sweden +10000
  • Czech Republic +15000
  • Wales +20000
  • Scotland +20000
  • Slovakia +40000
  • Hungary +40000
  • Finland +50000
  • North Macedonia +50000

Who will win the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament?

It is difficult to look past France to win this summer’s tournament. France have an embarrassment of riches and coach Didier Deschamps will expect the team to win the final just as they did the 2018 World Cup.

Perhaps the biggest issue France have going into the tournament is the group stage. They are in the group of death along with Germany, Portugal, and Hungary. France and Portugal are the best teams in that group. Germany could struggle at this summer’s tournament due to being in a transition stage while Hungary are not on the level as the other three.

Portugal are a sleeper team. They have some excellent players but are not as deep as France. Belgium are the world’s No. 1 ranked team according to FIFA. They are running out of time to win a trophy with their golden generation. Kevin De Bruyne’s broken nose and cheekbone could keep him out of action for more than just the team’s first game.

England are another team that a lot is expected from. However, England are notorious for playing well in the build-up to the tournament, getting through the group stage, but fail in the knockout stages. So, which team will win?

It is difficult to think France won’t win the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. The French are on another level compared to the rest of the nations at the Euros.

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