Euros set to kick off in Germany

The Euros are back. Italy are the holders and no doubt one of the favourites in the competition in Germany. But will they match the hosts and Spain and win it for a third time? Or could the host nation make it a fourth for their side? No doubt Croatia will also be a contender, especially after their performance at the last two world cups. Germany will open the tournament with a game against Scotland who will be hoping to finally break their curse and make it to the second round.

Meanwhile, England will play their first game on Sunday as the Three Lions face Serbia. Gareth Southgate’s side has had a few hiccups, losing friendlies to both Brazil and Iceland and he has vowed to stand down as manager if England doesn’t win the competition. Many of us will still be recovering from the last Euros where England lost after a dramatic penalty shootout to Italy.

France must also be mentioned as one of the favourites. Les Bleus are coming off the back of the World Cup final loss to Argentina four years after lifting the trophy in Russia. Their last Euro campaign wasn’t quite as auspicious, losing in the Round of 16 to Switzerland. But there’s no doubting the squad with the likes of Kylian Mbappe who is very much in contention for one of the best players in the world today.

Meanwhile Georgia will be making its debut. The small nation in the caucuses has been thrown in the deep end, being in a group with 2016 champions Portugal. Before that however, they will travel to the BVB Stadion in Dortmund to play Turkey.

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