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Everyone is used to naming any group in any tournament that includes 3 strong teams as the group of death, and this fully applies to the sixth group in Euro 2020.

Germany (2014 World Cup champion), France (2016 World Cup champion) and Portugal (Euro 2016 champion) are in one group, and each of them are first-tier teams in Europe, the Hungary team completes the group.

Having the top three teams in one group ensures that football fans around the world will see at least an exciting match in all rounds of the group stage.

Three teams have enough history and present to be the hottest group in the Euro Championship, which was postponed for a year due to the spread of the Corona virus.

History of the teams in the Euro

Germany

Germany won the title in 1972, 1980 and 1996, as the most winning team with Spain, followed by France in 1984 and 2000.

The German team is considered the most successful in the history of the tournament, not only because it has won the title, but because it is the most team that has reached the final on 6 occasions, and because it is the most runner-up, like the Soviet Union, 3 times.

Manshaft has also been in the semi-finals of the tournament in 9 editions, and is the most participating team in the history of the tournament with 12 participation out of 15 tournaments.

France

The French national team appeared in the Euro Championships on 9 occasions and won the title twice, the first in 1984 led by Michel Platini, and the second in 2000 led by Deschamps, the current coach of the Dukes.

France finished fourth twice in the 1960 and 1996 editions.

The roosters team has achieved many victories in one tournament. It won 5 matches in 3 editions, 1984, 2000 and 2016. It is shared by Spain in the 2008 edition.

Portugal

Portugal has a remarkable record of qualifying from the group stage to the knockout stages as the most teams, with Germany, on 7 occasions.

But he is unique with a different record, which is qualifying for the final rounds in 7 consecutive participations.

A negative record held by Brazil in Europe, being the team that played the most against the champion of the tournament, and this happened in 5 editions (1984, 2000, 2004 “twice”, 2012).

As for the Hungarian team, it is participating in the Euro for the fourth time, and the most prominent achievement is the bronze in the 1964 edition, and it has the longest time gap between two participants in the tournament from 1972 to 2016.

How did they qualify?

The German team topped Group C with 7 victories from 8 matches, two points ahead of its Dutch counterpart, and qualified safely for the European Nations finals.

The French team also qualified as the leader of its group, with 7 victories from 8 matches, as did the Germans.

The Portuguese national team qualified to defend its title after it ranked second in its group in the qualifiers with 17 points, 3 points ahead of the leaders Ukraine, with 5 victories, two draws and one defeat.

In the qualifiers, Hungary defeated Croatia and Wales, while losing twice to Slovakia to settle for fourth place.

After being relegated to the European Nations League, the Hungarian national team defeated better-ranked competitors such as Turkey and Serbia, to qualify for the Euro, benefiting from the new qualifying system.

coaches

Hopes Joachim Low The coach of the German national team bid farewell to Mannschaft after 15 years in the best way, as the veteran coach will leave his post to Hans Flick after the end of the tournament.

Loew will try to erase the memories of the failure in the 2018 World Cup and get out of the first round by achieving a successful career in Euro 2020 and winning the championship, why not and the team includes a group of stars led by more than one player from Bayern Munich, who won the six last year.

Loew is seeking to prepare his young stars who participate in the first major football event in their career, such as Leroy Sane, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry,

The German coach relies on playing in a 4-2-3-1 method, and he led the German national team for 15 years in 188 matches, winning 120, drawing 37 and losing 31.

Didier Deschamps For years, who has been subjected to severe criticism for excluding Karim Benzema, he will enter the tournament with a star-studded battalion, including the brilliant Real Madrid striker.

Deschamps may become the second coach in history to win the World Cup and the Euro titles, to become the world champion and European champion at the same time, after the Spaniard Vicente del Bosque, who achieved this achievement for the first time with his country in the 2010 World Cup and then Euro 2012.

He may be the second person in history to win the Euro as a player and as a coach, equaling Berti Vogts’ achievement with Germany as a player in 1972 and as a coach in 1996. He won the title with France as a player in 2000.

Deschamps relies on a 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 plan, and led France in 111 games, winning 73 games, drawing 20 and losing 18.

Owns Fernando Santos The Portugal coach has many options in midfield and attack, as his attacking line may be among the strongest in the tournament.

Santos will try to find a way to benefit from the abilities of Diogo Jota, Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

The old coach, who always plays 4-3-2-1, led Portugal in 82 matches, won 51, drew 19 and lost on 12 occasions.

He plays italian Marco Rossi The coach of the Hungary national team was also 4-2-3-1, and played the fewest number of matches with a team in this strong group, only 28 matches, winning 15, losing 9 and drawing 4.

group stars

We do not need to talk about the stars of Group F, suffice it to say that it includes from Germany, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan and others.

The French team, the world champion, includes a group of stars, led by the returning Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante, Osman Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.

Portugal is not only Cristiano Ronaldo, there is Ruben Diaz, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandez.

The Hungarian national team includes a young star, Dominic Soboslay of Leipzig, and it may be one of the surprises of the tournament.

Group matches

first round

Hungary x Portugal, on June 15 at 6 pm at Puskas Arena.

France x Germany, on June 15 at 9:00 pm at the Allianz Arena.

second round

Hungary x France, June 19 at 3 pm at Puskas Arena.

Portugal x Germany, on June 19 at 6 pm at the Allianz Arena.

third round

Portugal x France, on June 23 at 9 pm at the Puskas Arena.

Germany x Hungary, on June 23 at 9 pm at the Allianz Arena.

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The three major teams play the tournament with different pressures on each team, while the Hungarian team plays without any pressure, which may make it determine who qualifies for the second round, and why not.

We do not forget that the Hungarian national team achieved an exciting draw with Portugal in Euro 2016. The team that missed the Euros for 44 years topped the group after beating Austria and drawing with Iceland.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the German national team swept all their opponents, and the same is true for France.

As for the Portuguese national team, it needs a super performance against Germany and France in order to reach the second round.



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