Scotland are set to finish their 23-year wait to play major tournament On Monday, V Spain, hit by COVID, prepared to meet Sweden during the day.
Playing at the highest level for the first time since the 1998 World Cup, the Scots will meet the Czech Republic in Graskov at 2 p.m. At 00, before the new look Spain will receive the application for a record fourth European crown without senior Sergio. Busquets, who tested positive for coronavirus.
Scotland’s game in Group D was slightly overshadowed by a racist ban that left Czech defender Ondrej Kudela out of the tournament.
The Slavia Prague player was disqualified for 10 matches for racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glenn Kamara during his Europa League visit to Scotland in March.
“I believe he did not say anything racist, there is no evidence, but many people in the islands (UK) have convicted him and he has been severely punished,” said Czech Ham midfielder Tomas Soussek.
Scottish fans will be convinced that they will celebrate in Hampden Park, and the team will finally be back in a long time.
“I hope it inspires a nation, I hope we can make them happy. “You can already feel the real buzz in the country,” said Scottish captain Andy Robertson.
England is starting to win
On Sunday, England launched their bid for Euro 2020 glory against Croatia 1. With a victory of 0 points.
Rahim Sterling scored the goal at Wembley when they won their first game in their opening game of the European Championship final for the 10th time.
Sterling scored his first goal in a major tournament when England avenged their defeat to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi-final.
The sharp end of the striker in the second half was enough for the hosts to send the Wembley crowd home happy.
Sterling grew up in the shadow of “Wembley” in London, justified the decision of manager Gareth Southgate to stay true to himself, scoring the only goal an hour ago.
“I always said that if I play in a big tournament at Wembley, I score a goal. “I had to score a goal with me in the garden, I was happy to do it,” he told the BBC.
England, in a bid to end their 55-year wait for the Big Cup, are playing all three group games at home in London. If they lead Group D, they will also play there in the last 16, while London is home to both the semi-finals and the final on July 11.
The Netherlands, returning to a major tournament for the first time since 2014, beat Ukraine 3-2 in a shocking Group C match in Amsterdam.
Dutch captain Georg Orginio Weinaldum pushed the hosts forward in the early part of the second half before Wood Wegorst doubled their lead.
Ukraine equalized with two quick goals from Andrei Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk, but five minutes after Denzel Dumfries’s header, Frank de Boer’s team won.
Northern Macedonia in the big tournament in Bucharest in the big tournament 3. He lost to Austria by 1 point, despite the equalization of 37-year-old captain Goran Pand.
The coronavirus, which delayed the tournament for a year, is still proving a big headache.
Portuguese defender Aao Cancello gave a positive result for COVID-19, was left out of Euro-2020, and Diogo Dalot will take his place in the team.
Spanish preparations caused great damage to the virus. Busquets disappeared in the match against Sweden in Sicily on Monday, and defender Diego Llorente had the right to join the group only on Saturday, after passing the fourth negative test in a row.
“It was definitely a difficult week, but no complaints, no excuses,” said Spain coach Luis Enrique.
The other starting match of Group E in St. Petersburg will be played by Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s opponent against Slovakia.
World Cup winner France, remembering Karim Benzema, are the favorites to win the continental crown.
They start their campaign against Germany in Munich on Tuesday, and in the other match of Group F, the Portuguese team competes with Hungary.