Who will win Euro 2020?

Vortep

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Italy has always been one of the favorites in each big tournament. But after failing to qualify for Russia in 2018, they hit the slump. They are now bouncing back with 24 games unbeaten in all competitions. 10 out of 10 in their Euro 2020 qualification group and they reached the Nations League finals.

They have a lot of range in their team too. Good keeper, two veteran defenders such as Bonucci and Chiellini, top class midfielders such as Jorginho and Barella and good strikers as Insigne, Belloti and Immobile.

Do you think they can win the Euro 2020?
 

Ginstigol

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Off course Italy will always be one of the favourites.

I expect a lot of my own country Belgium, but everything will depend if the two key players Witsel and Eden Hazard (both are injured for the moment) will be available.

Although yesterday the B-team from Belgium (without 8 key players) crushed Belarus with 8-0.

Notice that the young Belgian player Jeremy Doku (Stade Rennes) can be a big surprise at the Euro tournament.
An excellent, young and technical player!
I hope he will be selected by national coach Martinez.
 

dantzig

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I've changed the title to something more generic, so everyone can talk about who they think is the best team to win the next Euro and not just Italy.

I'll never bet anything on a team that's playing very well now, so many times those teams fail when it's do or die... too early for me.
 

LFC1892

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It will be some unexpected team just like Denmark in 1992, Greece in 2004 & Portugal 2016.

So many good teams in this Euros it will be tough to pick one.
 

CSKA Sofia Forever

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1966. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
2021. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
Just Bobby becomes Harry.
The pandemic struck only to make it nicer: 55 (instead of 54) and 66+55.
How about that? :p
 

dantzig

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1966. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
2021. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
Just Bobby becomes Harry.
The pandemic struck only to make it nicer: 55 (instead of 54) and 66+55.
How about that? :p
And 1996?

After my Sporting winning the league again, would be nice for Portugal to revalidate the title and be the perfect football season for me... still can't bet on anyone though, no team has shined in the past matches.
 

LFC1892

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1966. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
2021. Wembley. Queen Elizabeth II.
Just Bobby becomes Harry.
The pandemic struck only to make it nicer: 55 (instead of 54) and 66+55.
How about that? :p
nah England doesn't have the mentality to win it. talented young squad but will choke in the big moment and lose on pens again. Germany, France, Portugal all strong squads and for outsiders I quite like Belgium who are as close to a complete team as any in every position.

I would say Holland as well but being without VVD who is a leader and best centre back in the world will affect their defence and upfront they don't have a target man like they used to. using a winger come forward to play that position like Babel(useless player) or Depay doesn't help.
 

CSKA Sofia Forever

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And 1996?

After my Sporting winning the league again, would be nice for Portugal to revalidate the title and be the perfect football season for me... still can't bet on anyone though, no team has shined in the past matches.
1996? No magic with the numbers back then :p

Speaking of Portugal, I think the squad is much better than the one in 2016 with R. Dias, J. Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, A. Silva, J. Felix, D. Jota, etc. + CR7 still being a monster. Looks too evident for a winner. I expect a surprise ;)
 

dantzig

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nah England doesn't have the mentality to win it. talented young squad but will choke in the big moment and lose on pens again. Germany, France, Portugal all strong squads and for outsiders I quite like Belgium who are as close to a complete team as any in every position.

I would say Holland as well but being without VVD who is a leader and best centre back in the world will affect their defence and upfront they don't have a target man like they used to. using a winger come forward to play that position like Babel(useless player) or Depay doesn't help.
Belgium is promising too, but they choked too in 2016 and 2018, when they actually were favourites (yes, even with France in semis).

Pardon me, but VVD is now the 2nd best CB, first one is obviously Coates :p

1996? No magic with the numbers back then :p

Speaking of Portugal, I think the squad is much better than the one in 2016 with R. Dias, J. Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, A. Silva, J. Felix, D. Jota, etc. + CR7 still being a monster. Looks too evident for a winner. I expect a surprise ;)
2016 is probably the worst portuguese squad when comparing all Euro squads, even with CR7... 96 and 2000 had massive talent like Figo, Ronaldo, Baía, Couto, Sousa, then 2004 till 2012 again amazing talent that brought previous generation with new one... 2016 almost no one here thought that we would win anything and yet, there you go.

This time we have, without a doubt, the best generation. Before Portugal started to be regular in Euros and WCs, most would cheer for Brazil (for obvious reasons) and we used to say that Brazil could make like seven top teams with all the talent they have, but now I can proudly say Portugal, with just 10 million, can make at least three competitive teams, including our youth squads with many already playing at top level... However, the synergy now is not the same as 2016, and considering we're in the group of death, Portugal has to play much better.
 

LFC1892

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Belgium is promising too, but they choked too in 2016 and 2018, when they actually were favourites (yes, even with France in semis).

Pardon me, but VVD is now the 2nd best CB, first one is obviously Coates :p
haha god bless Coates. got fond memories of him playing in the Red shirt. ;)
true about Belgium but I feel this time they are more experienced and learned their lesson. gonna be a good Euro shame there's no fans to make it even better atmosphere.
 

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