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Euro 2020 team profile: Group D – Czech Republic and Croatia

Post Credit - MC Nitro CZECH REPUBLIC  Head coach: Jaroslav Šilhavý (Czech Republic) Captain: Vladimir Darida Most capped player: Petr Čech (124) Top scorer: Jan Koller (55) FIFA ranking: 40 European Championship appearances: 7 (first in 1996) Best run: Winners 1976 (As Czechoslovakia) Runners-up 1996 (Czech Republic) Group rivals: England, Croatia, and Scotland. Key players: Tomáš Vaclik, Ondřej Čelůstka, Vladimir Darida, Tomáš Souček, Jakub Jankto, Matěj Vydra, Patrik Schick. Status: Since gaining independence from Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic have been ever-present at European championships. In 2016, their journey ended in the group stages.  They'll however be looking to better their record of the last tournament and probably match their best rec...
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group A – Italy and Wales

Post Credit – MC Nitro – Check him on Facebook READ: The amazing 10 European Championship moments of all time ITALY Coach: Roberto Mancini (Italian) Captain: Giorgio Chiellini Most capped player: Gianluigi Buffon (176) Top scorer: Luigi Riva (35) European Championship appearances: 9 (first in 1968) Best run: Champions (1968) Group A rivals: Switzerland, Turkey, Wales. Key players: Giorgio Chiellini, Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa. Status: Rejuvenated under new head coach, Roberto Mancini. Made it to this year's Euros by winning their qualifying group. Not quite the vintage Italian team that sent waves across the world of football in the 90s, but they look a better side nowadays under a new coach. They should give the usua...
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group A – Turkey and Switzerland

Post Credit - MC Nitro - Check him on Facebook TURKEY Head coach: Şenol Guneş (Turk) Captain: Burak Yilmaz Most capped player: Rüştü Reçber (120) Top scorer: Hakan Şükür (51) FIFA ranking: 29 European Championship appearances: 5 (first in 1996) Best run: Semi final (2008) Group Rivals: Italy, Switzerland, and Wales. Key players: Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Çağlar Söyüncü, Burak Yilmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Írfan Kahveci, Cenk Tosun. Status: Turkey's reputation waned drastically after the golden generation 2002 (World Cup bronze winners) and 2008 Euros semi-finalists led by Tuncay Şanli. However, they have found some sort of consistency under new head coach Şenol Guneş and their passage to this year's European Championship was never in doubt. They have become formi...
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3 players who could make Germany’s Euro 2020 squad

The Germany squad, possesses the quality, experience and luck are often mentioned as the chief ingredients for success at major tournaments, but an element of the unexpected can also play its part. And with the likes of Florian Wirtz, YoussufaMoukoko, and Marc-Oliver Kempf, Joachim Löw could have plenty of options in his Germany squad at the rescheduled Euro 2020 next year. 1) Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) Still, an under-20 (17-years-old) – Wirtz doesn’t legally become an adult until May 2021 – the attacking midfielder already looks the real deal. Recruited from the U17 team of local rivals Cologne in January 2020 and thrust in with the Bayer Leverkusen pros, Wirtz was already a first-team regular long before the summer departure of Kai Havertz meant he was given even grea...
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The amazing 10 European Championship moments of all time

It's no more news that the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the postponement of Euro 2020 to 2021. Regardless, this won't stop us from reminiscing on some of the best and unforgettable top 10 European Championship moments as the competition draws closer. The European Championship has produced numerous moments that have seen fans go crazy. Here are the top 10 moments from the Euros that may never be forgotten. They are ranked from number 10 to number 1. 10. England's Double Penalty Drama Match - England vs Spain | England vs Germany - Euro 1996 Stuart Pearce was handed the opportunity to redeem himself after the penalty miss in the 1990 World Cup. He came up with the goods as the Three Lions beat Spain on penalties in what was England's major tournament penalty victory. This was ...