Today officially begins the 3rd day match of UEFA Euro 2020, a round of challenges that will decide the draws for the round of 16 of the European Soccer Championship. Italy (already qualified) only needs one point against Wales to finish its round robin in first place.
Wales even losing would remain second unless Switzerland beat Turkey and overturn the goal difference. Belgium first in its round robin and in fact unattainable. Second place, however, still to be decided. A draw with Denmark is enough for Russia.
Losing instead, probable arrival at 3 to 3 with Finland also involved. Holland already qualified and barring surprises in the last round against Macedonia, in first place. Behind him Ukraine-Austria is in fact a direct match for second place in the round robin.
Czech Republic and England with a draw would go as first and second in their group. Those who lose, could be joined by the eventual winner of Croatia-Scotland. Spain is now taking a risk. Sweden leads the group with 4 points, Slovakia has 3, Spain 2, and Poland 1.
The Swedes will only need a draw with the Poles to win the group, as long as Slovakia does not go to Seville with the Spaniards. In the last round robin, world champion France drew with Hungary. While Germany beat Portugal. The French have one more point than the Germans and the Portuguese.
Portugal-France will be decisive, a draw would end up favoring Germany who would win the group by beating Hungary.
Bruno Fernandes praised Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes spoke about Juventus FC striker Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with the British club's official channel, praising his countryman and explaining how a player like CR7 can have a mentality that pushes other players.
to improve. He said: "Everyone knows that, as an emerging young man, my favorite footballer was Cristiano. I think it depended on several factors. When Cristiano started to take his first steps in the national team and there was the European Championships in Portugal, it was 2004 and I I was nine.
We all remember that year, because we lost the grand final at home and we saw Ronaldo cry after the final. He was a boy who was starting to shine and I started following him. Not because he was playing in my role, not because he was playing in my role it was like that, but for how he worked day after day, for the mentality he had, for the ability to always give 100% in every game at the highest level.
For me it was something very motivating, as if he told me that I always had to improve . He scored every game, but the next game he tried to do even better. My mentality comes in part from understanding what kind of footballer I want to be.
You want to be the one who makes a good season and then a lot of ups and downs, or even the one who always wants to stay on top? Sure, there will be bad matches, because it happens to everyone. Cristiano also played bad games, 100% guaranteed.
But the important thing is to recover from a bad performance. It's having a mentality that makes you say 'ok, last time I didn't play well, today I have to do better' The desire to improve myself day after day is important to me. I'm improving a lot thanks to this attitude and it motivates me even more."