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Euro 2020 group of death was all hype, big names and nothing more
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Euro 2020 group of death was all hype, big names and nothing more

The Euro 2020 quarter-final fixtures have been decided and will take place in a few days. However, one major thing stands out, and it is the fact that no team from the supposed group of death, Group F precisely, made it to this stage. The likes of France, Germany, and Portugal have been eliminated from the Euros and no one saw this coming. At least one would have expected the French team to make it past Switzerland whilst the others were expected to have it tough against other favorites for the trophy. However, the Swiss team had other plans and refused to give up, beating Didier Deschamps men on penalties in a game where everyone thought the French side had progressed at a point. Portugal were also eliminated by Belgium in a slim 1 nil defeat via a rocket by Thorgan Hazard. Th...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Germany and France
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Germany and France

GERMANY  Head coach: Joachim Löw (German) Captain: Manuel Neuer Most capped player: Lothar Matthäus (150) Top scorer: Miroslav Klose (71) FIFA ranking: 12 European Championship appearances: 13 (first in 1972) Best run: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996) Group rivals: France, Portugal, and Hungary Key players: Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, İlkay Gündoğan, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich Status: Germany is one of the most decorated footballing nations in the world with four World Cup titles, three European Championships, and a Confederations Cup in its illustrious trophy cabinet.  Die Mannschaft have, however, struggled to find the form that put them up there as the most feared national team in the world, winning the World Cup in 2014.  They were knoc...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Portugal and Hungary
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Portugal and Hungary

Post Credit - MC Nitro HUNGARY Head coach: Marco Rossi Captain: Àdám Szalai Most capped player: Balázs Dzsudzsák and Gábor Király (108) Top scorer: Ferenc Puskás (84) FIFA ranking: 37 European Championship appearances: 4 (first in 1964) Best run: Third place (1964) Group rivals: France, Portugal, and Germany Key players: Peter Gulácsi, Àdám Szalai, Àtila Szalai, Willi Orban, Dominik Szoboszlai, Àdám Nágy Status: In 1964, Hungary made their first appearance in the European Championships in the early days of the post-Puskás era and, surprisingly, made it to the semis, finishing third after beating Denmark in the third-place playoff.  The Magyars made their third and most recent appearance in the tournament in 2016, their first one in more than four decades...