“Favourable” is a word that fits the European Championship draw well.
Red Devils The fifth country came from Pot 1. With the “E1” position they play their matches in Frankfurt (June 17), Cologne (June 22) and Stuttgart (June 26).
The Belgians open the European Championship against Slovakia. The No. 45 player in the FIFA rankings qualified for the tournament finals in Germany behind Portugal.
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This will be followed by a potential second competitor for Belgium. Romania, ranked 43rd in the world, will be the opponent in Cologne. A nice game and close to home for the fans.
Finally, an opponent we will not know until the end of March. Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Iceland are vying for a European Championship ticket in Track B.
For example, Domenico Tedesco can now only partially begin his preparations for the European Championship. What he can actually conclude: If the Devils win the group, they will almost certainly face the third best in the knockout stage (and potentially avoid the top-flight play-off).
UEFA will announce the start times for the group matches later this evening.
As tradition says, there is also a “death group.”
Next summer, it will be the second group, where Spain, Croatia, Italy and Albania want to qualify for the final stage of the tournament.
The Spaniards will be looking to avenge their semi-final loss at Euro 2020, with winners Italy later celebrating after a penalty shootout. After finishing third at the World Cup in Qatar, Croatia wants to bid its golden generation – just think Luka Modric – a dignified farewell.
In the fourth group, France and the Netherlands are preparing for the summit match in the second round. Roberto Martinez is also preparing for a key match in Group F. Türkiye will face Portugal.
Troubled hosts Germany were not in the toughest group with Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland. There will also be great hope for a good result in England, where Denmark will be the strongest opponent.
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