UEFA EURO 2020 starts trading non-stop from Saturday, with matches starting at 14:00, 17:00 and 20:00 (mainland Portugal). We anticipate everything that will happen in one day with Wales – Switzerland, Denmark, Finland and Belgium – Russia.
14:00: Wales-Switzerland (Group I, Baku)
Wales last met Switzerland nearly ten years ago when they won 2-0 in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers in Swansea. The authors of that day’s goals? Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsay. The former is guaranteed to start against the Swiss, but there are still doubts about Ramsey, whose physical condition was under scrutiny ahead of the opening group meeting. Will the star duo from Wales lead them to victory again on Saturday? Is Wales about to embark on another memorable Euro campaign? Strange things happen…
17:00: Denmark-Finland (Group B, Copenhagen)
Denmark are eager to play their first Euro finals match on home soil, and captain Simon Kjeer summed up the atmosphere: “We’re feeling the pressure, but in a good way!” Meanwhile, Finland are arriving in Copenhagen for their first-ever appearance, and they are delighted that captain Tim Sparff and striker Teemu Pukki are back at his level. “I know the expectations are high in Denmark, but we are ready to fight,” Sparf said.
20:00: Belgium – Russia (Group B, St. Petersburg)
With the prospect of Eden Hazard in the starting line-up, Kevin De Bruyne missing, and Saint Petersburg rallying strong in support of their opponents, Belgium’s start could have been easier, but teams have not reached the top of the FIFA rankings without being able to. Back to adversity. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov expects an emotional match: “Our last match with Belgium was open, with great football that delights the fans.” One can come next…
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