Selection of favorites to win the tournament



EURO 2020 is packed with talent and has been the beauty of a tournament before, but which teams have the best chance of being crowned European Champions?

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With the tournament taking place across Europe as UEFA celebrates the competition’s 60th anniversary, fans in several countries and cities will have the chance to see the superstars up close and personal.

From Harry Kane to Kevin de Bruyne, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Kylian Mbappe, the hopes of an entire nation will rest on the shoulders of these superstar players and the teams around them.

But with the elimination of Portugal, the reigning European champion and the elimination of France, the reigning world champion, Belgium, Italy and Spain suddenly appear.

This summer is going to be something else after the postponement of EURO 2020 and the national teams are in desperate need of success. Some teams will also play multiple matches in their home country, which should give them an advantage as well.

It may have also been an advantage for some teams (England, France and Italy) to have the tournament this summer, while Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium have all regressed slightly over the years. Last 12 months.

Many argue that winning the European Championships is actually more difficult than the World Cup, especially in the expanded 24-team format, as Europe is teeming with better talent and national teams.

13 of the 18 best teams on the planet, according to the latest FIFA World Ranking, come from Europe and will participate in this competition. Think about it. Six of the top seven come from Europe, with reigning world champions France being the favorites, but Belgium, Portugal and England all look dangerous.

Below are the latest from the last 16 of the tournament, as the round of 16 is in full swing.

Ranking of the 24 teams at EURO 2020

Teams eliminated in the group stage
24. Turkey
23. Poland
22. North Macedonia
21. Slovakia

20. Russia
19. Scotland
18. Hungary
17. Finland

Teams eliminated in the last 16
16. Wales
15. Sweden
14. Austria
13. Netherlands

12. Croatia
11. Germany
10. France
9. Portugal

Eliminated in the quarter-finals

8. Ukraine
7. Czech Republic
6. Switzerland
5. Belgium

Team still in the tournament

4. Denmark
3. Spain
2. Italy
1. England



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