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Euro 2020 team profile: Group D – Scotland and England
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group D – Scotland and England

SCOTLAND Head coach: Steve Clark Captain: Andrew Robertson Most capped player: Kenny Dalglish (102) Top scorer: Denis Law and Kenny Dalglish (30) FIFA ranking: 44 European Championship appearances: 3 (first in 1992) Best run: Quarter-finals in 1992 Group rivals: England, Croatia, and the Czech Republic Key players: Andrew Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Stuart Armstrong, John Fleck, James Forrest, Ryan Christie. Status: Scotland saw off Serbia in a playoff tie to qualify for their first major finals since 1996.  They have to go through group D favorites, England, Croatia, as well as fellow group minnows, the Czech Republic in this year's finals to progress to the knockout stages. An uphill task and you can't bet against them not f...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group C – Austria and North Macedonia
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group C – Austria and North Macedonia

Post Credit - MC Nitro AUSTRIA Head coach: Franco Foda (German) Captain: Julian Baumgartlinger Most capped player: Andi Herzog (103) Top scorer: Toni Polster (44) FIFA ranking: 23 European Championship appearances: 3 (first in 2008 as co-hosts) Best run: Group stage in 2008 and 2016 Group rivals: Netherlands, Ukraine, and North Macedonia Key players: Marko Arnautović, David Alaba, Julian Baumgartlinger, Aleksandar Dragović, Martin Hinteregger, Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner. Status: Winless in any major finals since 1990, Austria are up against it in group C as they have to contend with group favorites Netherlands and Ukraine, and debutants North Macedonia for a chance to go through to the next round.  Can qualifying rounds' top scorer Marko Arna...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Finland and Russia
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Finland and Russia

Post Credit - MC Nitro on Football360Degre FINLAND Head coach: Markku Kanerva (Finnish) Captain: Tim Sparv Most capped player: Jari Litmanen (137) Top scorer: Jari Litmanen (32) FIFA ranking: 54 European Championship appearances: 1 (this is their very first) Best run: N/A Group rivals: Belgium, Denmark, and Russia. Key players: Teemu Pukki, Tim Sparv, Lukáš Hrádecký, Fredrik Jensen, Joel Pohjanpalo. Status: The debutants have an undaunted task of dealing with European heavyweights, Belgium and Denmark, and Russia in group B. Finland is also one of the lowest-ranked nations in the finals and we should expect them to stand no chance.  They had a good qualifying record, winning 6 out of 10 games and not needing the playoffs to qualify, but it'll be a gr...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Belgium and Denmark
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group B – Belgium and Denmark

Post Credit: MC Nitro BELGIUM Head coach: Roberto Martinez Captain: Eden Hazard Most capped player: Jan Vertonghen (126) Top scorer: Romelu Lukaku (59) FIFA ranking: 1 European Championship appearances: 6 (first in 1972) Best run: Runners-up in 1980 Group rivals: Denmark, Finland, and Russia Key players: Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Toby Alderweireld, Youri Tielemans. Status: They've been underachievers for a pretty long time, Belgium's golden generation of footballers brought the team out of the wilderness of football in 2015 and they have been a force to reckon with to date.  Their run was ended by Wales, shockingly, in the quarter-final round of the 2016 finals, but they have experien...