Euro 2020: Social media reaction to final tournament draw
There were enough major soccer tournament draws from the time of websites for us to understand how this plays out.
It starts with agonising on the permutationsand moves on to wondering which soccer legend you are going to wind up thanking for providing your staff a good draw, and also ends with everyone believing they”have an opportunity”.
Euro 2020 is going to be a tournament like no other – 51 matches, around 12 host nations – and it brings with it a arrangement. Not that anyone noticed…
OK, perhaps they did.
But when it did get going, it sure packed a punch.
Defending champions? Check. Both World Cup winners? Check?
Small doubt on the roughest collection.
“That is really a group of departure,” said Germany manager Joachim Low. We’ll just stick to’Group of F’ when it is OK with you?
Given a few of the championship’s six third-place teams qualify for the knockout stage, all three may progress.
The fourth team joining them in Group F won’t be understood until the end of the play-offs at March. A penny for their thoughts…
We knew England would be enjoying with all three group games at Wembley, and in Group D.
We should probably have understood they’d be handed a rematch of their 2018 World Cup semi-final (don’t even mention Euro 2008 qualifying) by being paired together with Croatia.
From the Czech Republic they also face a negative they met non invasive – and one of Norway, Israel, Serbia or Scotland.
How’s the England captain atmosphere?
Supporters were fairly pleased also…
With an exciting side and house advantage, England will probably be reverted to top Group D. Their benefit should they do? A knockout match with all the runner-up from the’Group of F’.
The nature of Saturday’s draw meant Wales knew they would be in Group A or B.
The latter contained two hosts in Russia and Denmark, plus Belgium, the highest-ranked nation of Fifa. Rather, Ryan Giggs’ unwanted face Switzerland Italy and Turkey.
This good feeling extended to Wales defender Chris Mepham…
That was the attraction. Now we got to wait patiently until the fun starts with Italy v Turkey from the opening game.