Who are the quarter-finalists?
It’s time for the EURO 2021 quarter-finals. The round of 16 was full of additional time goals and several unexpected defeats – France, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands are all on their way home. Let’s see what the next stage of the tournament will bring!
Switzerland will face Spain on Friday, and Belgium will meet Italy later on the same day. On Saturday, the Czech Republic will play against Denmark and in the last knockout match, England will play against Ukraine.
2 July, 18:00 CEST: Switzerland vs Spain (St Petersburg)
2 July, 21:00 CEST: Belgium vs Italy (Munich)
3 July, 18:00 CEST: Czech Republic vs Denmark (Baku)
3 July, 21:00 CEST: Ukraine vs England (Rome)
Belgium are now at the top of the world’s national team FIFA rankings. The last victory over Portugal came at a cost, as Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard were both taken off with injuries.
In the course of EURO 2020, Italy have broken their records for a longest winning streak (currently 12) and unbeaten run (currently 31).
Switzerland have just won their first ever knockout stage tie, eliminating France in the round of 16, having lost previous knockout matches at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, EURO 2016 and the UEFA Nations League.
Spain played with fire in the round of 16. Spain are the only team to have successfully defended the EURO title, in 2012.
Czech Republic have been ever-present at the UEFA European Championship as an independent nation, reaching seven successive final tournaments.
Denmark failed to qualify for EURO ’92 but were drafted in ten days before it started after Yugoslavia were eliminated – and went on to lift the trophy.
This is the first time Ukraine have reached the EURO knockout stages; in 2012 they finished third in their group, and in 2016 lost each of their group stage games.
England have lost just two of 27 Wembley home games under Southgate – against Spain and Denmark.
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