The latest European Football Championship news:
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that his team will be ready for any tactical squad chosen by his German counterpart Joachim Loew on Saturday in the European Championship.
Santos says he has noticed how Loew has been thinking about changes since Germany’s 6-0 loss to Spain last November. Le’s 3-4-3 formation in his team’s opening 1-0 defeat to France is controversial in Germany. Many are calling for Joshua Kimmich to play a central role.
“We have to be prepared for whatever is thrown at us,” Santos says.
Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes was discharged with a thigh injury.
Portugal won the opening match against Hungary and will advance to the Round of 16 with another victory.
Emil Forsberg scored a penalty in the 77th minute to give Sweden a 1-0 win over Slovakia and a superb shot in the last 16 of the European Championship.
And Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dubravka dropped the substitute Ruben Kowloon when the striker collided with a smart shot from Alexander Isak.
Dubravka directly interfered with Forsberg’s penalty but failed to save him.
Sweden has four points in Group E and that may be enough to qualify. Slovakia leads by three points after beating Poland 2-1.
There was only one shot on target in the first half.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said heat and noise will be important factors when his team faces Hungary in the European Championship on Saturday.
Temperatures are expected to reach 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the early afternoon in Budapest.
“Heat is an important factor to take into account,” says the experienced goalkeeper while waiting for a break in the water.
Then there is the buzz of Puskas Arena, which seats 67,215. Hungary is the only country to allow a full stadium in Euro 2020.
It will be difficult to “talk to a striker and even an offensive midfielder,” says Lloris.
Spain coach Luis Enrique said Alvaro Morata will face Poland again in the European Championship on Saturday.
Morata was criticized by fans and the Spanish media for his failure to draw 0-0 against Sweden. He was also ineffective in Spain’s Euro 2020 warm-up match against Portugal. This also ended without goals.
Luis Enrique said that Spain’s starting lineup for the match against Poland will include “Morata and ten others.”
The coach says captain Sergio Busquets will be able to play on Saturday. Busquets is back on the list after missing out on COVID-19.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander’s visit to an orange-lined street in The Hague during the European Championships has drawn criticism for mingling with football fans.
The chairman of the House of Orange visited the street Thursday, when the Netherlands played Austria at the end of Euro 2020.
The king was seen Shaking hands with at least one person and not complying with the 1.5 meter social distancing rules Videos and photos of the visit posted on social media.
“It was no coincidence that we introduced a social distancing of 1.5 metres,” says Tamara van Ark, who is responsible for medical and sports care.
She adds, “You can see that sometimes things go wrong. I think passionately.”
This is not the first time the Dutch monarch has been criticized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, he apologized for taking his family on vacation to Greece. After a public outcry, the family rushed home.
The holiday did not violate coronavirus restrictions, but came just days after the Dutch government implemented a so-called “partial lockdown” to curb the rise in infections.
Swiss goalkeeper Jan Sommer has returned to the national team after visiting his wife and newborn daughter in Germany.
the summer Post a picture on your Instagram account With the message “Welcome to the family of little sister Nayla.” The family now has two daughters.
Sommer traveled to Cologne after playing in Rome in Switzerland’s 3-0 defeat to Italy.
Swiss Football Association He posted a video of Sumer’s return to training in Rome. The team will travel to Azerbaijan for the last match of Group A at the end of the day.
Switzerland needs to beat Turkey to reach the Round of 16.
Dejan Kulusevski is one of Sweden’s substitutes in the UEFA European Championship match against Slovakia after ending the isolation phase after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Juventus winger tested positive for COVID-19 three days before the tournament kicks off and missed Sweden’s 0-0 draw with Spain on Monday.
Matthias Svanberg was another Swedish player who contracted the virus prior to Euro 2020. The midfielder is not ready to face Slovakia in St Petersburg.
Slovakia defender Denis Favreau will miss the match after testing positive for the virus on Wednesday.
Sergio Busquets will rejoin the Spanish team at the European Championships after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Busquets has been in isolation since June 6 due to the positive COVID-19 result.
The Spanish Football Federation said Busquet’s latest negative test result came back on Thursday so he could join the squad.
Al-Ittihad says it will be in Seville to face Poland on Saturday. Spain opened Euro 2020 with a 0-0 victory over Sweden in Group E.
Diego Llorente has also been quarantined due to the coronavirus, but the defender has already returned to the squad after health authorities discovered his test result was a false positive.
Busquets is the most experienced Spain player in the squad. He is the only one left in the 2010 World Cup.
UEFA is negotiating with the UK government to allow foreign fans to travel to London to play in the UEFA European Championship finals.
UEFA still has a contingency plan calling for the semi-finals and finals to be moved to Budapest if no agreement is reached with the London authorities on fan admission.
Plans to lift further coronavirus restrictions in England this month have been put on hold until July 19. Tourists from all participating countries must currently be placed in quarantine for at least five days upon entering the UK.
The semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 will take place from 6-11 June at Wembley Stadium.
“We understand the pressures facing the government and hope that we can bring our discussions on this issue to a satisfactory conclusion,” UEFA says.
UEFA has already achieved an increase in attendance from around 22,000 to at least 40,000 in the last 16, semi-finals and Wembley final.
England will play their second European Championship match on the eighth of the tournament at Wembley Stadium.
The English take on old rivals Scotland and know that another win will give them a place in the Round of 16.
The first match will be held today between Sweden and Slovakia in St. Petersburg. The Slovaks could advance with a victory.
The Czech Republic can also secure promotion by beating second-placed Croatia in Glasgow.