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MATCH! 1 June 2021

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2 min
match’s euros crystal ball!

THE WINNERS! There are about eight teams who probably fancy themselves as favourites and a few more who might think they’re outsiders! There’s not one standout nation, which makes it really hard to predict. However, the last Euros final held at Wembley was won by Germany in 1996, and we think Joachim Low could end his reign on a real high by repeating history this summer! YOU SAY THE UNDERDOG! There’s always one or two nations who shock the continent to go far at the Euros – like Wales and Ice land did at Euro2016! We wouldn’t put it past The Dragons to have another decent tournament, but MATCH’s stand out under dogs to watch this summer are Denmark – they’ve got a really solid spine, so will be mega hard to beat! YOU SAY GOLDEN…

2 min
world champs!

EUROS EXCITEMENT! RAPHAEL SAYS: “I have already had the taste of success with France and I want more! It isn’t arrogant to be ambitious and I know we can win it. It will be hard – when you are world champions there is motivation for other nations to beat you. We are ready though, we’ll be prepared!” CHAMPION CONFIDENCE! RAPHAELSAYS: “There is confidence – not arrogance, but confidence! We’ll just be concentrating on each game, one at a time, and when we are in the final we can think about winning it!” THE GROUP OF DEATH! RAPHAEL SAYS: “Germany and Portugal are two nations that you expect to face in the semi-final or the final! We’re not going to lose our heads and will be taking the tournament one game at a time – and…

1 min
coman chat!

EUROS EXCITEMENT! KINGSLEY SAYS: “It’s always going to be a motivation to play for your country at a major tournament!” TOP TALENT! KINGSLEY SAYS: “We have some of the best young players in the world and hopefully we can be around for many more tournaments!” FRANCE’S CHANCES! KINGSLEY SAYS: “We know our ability but, when you talk about winning a European Championship or World Cup, it is never easy because of the quality of teams you need to beat along the way. To dominate international football is the aim though with the players we have!” LETHAL LEWANDOWSKI! KINGSLEY SAYS: “He is a natural goalscorer – even though he works hard, he just makes scoring goals look so easy! Last season he showed he was the best – both in Europe and in Germany!”…

2 min
5 games to watch!

1. THE BIG KICK-OFF! We’ve been waiting a long time for Euro 2020 to finally start, so we’re hoping Turkey and Italy deliver a proper performance in the opener! The Italians are the big favourites at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, especially considering they’ve never lost to Turkey in 11 meetings between the two nations! Italy v Turkey GROUP A June 11, 8pm 2. DRAGONS DESIRE! Wales will want to start their Euro 2020 campaign the same way they did five years ago – with a win! Three points from the first game is always a big morale boost, but Switzerland also won their opener at Euro 2016 and will be out to spoil any Welsh celebrations. We think it’ll be well tight! Wales v Switzerland GROUP A June 12, 2pm 3. TOP DOGS! Belgium are the world’s top-ranked nation going…

2 min
captain kane!

HIS ENGLAND DEBUT! HARRY SAYS: “It doesn’t seem that long ago, at all! I remember being so excited when I got here. Obviously meeting all of the players and all of that. But I just wanted to train and be on the pitch and show myself – and do my talking – there!” EUROS EXCITEMENT! HARRY SAYS: “I’m always excited to put on the shirt! And with the players I’ve got around me in Rashford, Jadon and Chilly putting in balls, and everyone making forward runs and creating the space, it’s just about getting in there, getting in the right position and the balls will come!” GAMES AT WEMBLEY! HARRY SAYS: “It’s a great incentive! To have the opportunity to play in the European Championship where you can have quite a few games at Wembley…

3 min
golden boot!

12 GRIEZMANN Country: France Qualifying goals: 3 Mins per goal: 294 The 30-year-old Frenchman won the Euro 2016 Golden Boot after netting six goals – three more than any other player in the competition! We’re not sure he’ll be able to match that performance! 11 BALE Country: Wales Qualifying goals: 2 Mins per goal: 344 Bale showed glimpses of his quality during his loan spell at Spurs, netting 16 goals in all competitions! Even when he wasn’t playing regularly at Real Madrid, he remained his country’s biggest threat! 10 DEPAY Country: Netherlands Qualifying goals: 6 Mins per goal: 83 After another sizzling season for Lyon in Ligue 1, he goes into Euro 2020 as his side’s biggest goal threat! He’ll be desperate to impress in what is just his second-ever major international tournament! 9 IMMOBILE Country: Italy Qualifying goals: 3 Mins per goal: 108 The 2020 Golden Shoe winner…