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Euro 2020 Round of 16 Day 4 Preview

Final 2 games will they live up to the rest?

England vs. Germany

England finished top of their group winning 2 and drawing 1. They weren’t great in either of the 3 games but along with Italy were the only team to not concede a goal. Unlike Italy though England only scored 2 goals. Germany finished 2nd in their group and really had to fight hard against Hungary to go through on the final day. This is a fixture steeped in history and with both teams sharing a great rivalry. With Portugal, Netherlands, and France now out these two teams will feel they have a realistic chance of going all the way if they win this fixture. England should have Mount back while Germany have a fit squad to select from. The only thing holding England back are Southgate’s tactics because both squads have plenty of quality available to them. Many of these player’s play with each other but for this game it will be thrown out of the window. A massive game and too close to call but I feel Germany might go through. Let’s hope it matches the excitement of the previous games because games involving England have been far from that.

Sweden vs. Ukraine

Sweden topped their group while Ukraine went through as one of the best placed 3rd teams. Ukraine have looked decent in this tournament while Sweden have more quality and have deserved to top their group. Its an open game so I think there will be a couple of goals for sure but with the likes of Forsberg, Isak, etc in the Swedish squad I feel they have the talent to do the damage. It will come down to how well the defences can cope with each teams forward because the defences of both teams have looked shaky in their games. I think Sweden will edge it. 

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