So, no actual football today- it’s the day when all the teams in the quarter-finals take a break, have a rest, train, whatever and make sure that they know their opponents inside out.
Here is the schedule:
Czech Republic vs. Portugal
Germany vs. Greece
Spain vs. France
England vs. Italy
The winner of the first two games will play each other in the first semi-final. The winner of the second two games will play each other in the second semi-final. This layout could easily lead to the Spain vs. Germany final that many predicted.
Can England do it?
Few little facts to remember about the quarter-finalists.
- England, Italy, Spain and Germany are the only teams yet to lose a tournament game. (One of Italy or England will have to lose to ensure a semi-finalist.)
- Germany are the only team to have won every game so far.
- France and Greece have only one win each so far. (Both with a loss and a draw also.)
- The Czech Republic are the only team to get to this stage with a negative goal difference.
Here’s to some good, exciting, proper quarter-finals!
Who do you think are going through? Why?