France still has its destiny in hand to qualify!
Les Bleus conceded on Saturday a disappointing draw in Hungary (1-1). With four points, Les Bleus are first in the group ahead of the reigning European champions (3 points), Germany (3 points) and Hungary (1 point). The Germans, who blew up Portugal (4-2) have revived everything in this group F.
The French team is in a good position to qualify for the round of 16 but will have to win on Wednesday night against Portugal. Since Euro 2016, the number of teams has increased to 24 instead of 16. They are divided into six groups. For the knockout phase, 16 teams are needed to make up the round of 16. The first two of each group and the four best third-placed teams qualify for the next round.
Clearly, on Wednesday night, the French team will have to win against Portugal to be sure of going to the round of 16, because the Germans are back in the race for qualification after their superb victory against the Portuguese. Les Bleus, in order not to complicate their task, will have to go for a victory that would ensure the first place. The qualification will be played on points. In the event of a tie, the teams will be decided by goal difference, the number of goals scored, fair play and the FIFA ranking as a last resort.
As much to say that the match of Wednesday evening promises to be hot between the French and the Portuguese!
Friday, June 18:
Sweden: 1 – Slovakia: 0
Croatia: 1 – Czech Republic: 1
England: 0 – Scotland: 0
Saturday, June 19:
Hungary: 1 – France: 1
Portugal: 2 – Germany: 4
Spain: 1 – Poland: 1
Monday, June 21:
Northern Macedonia – Netherlands at 12:00 on beIN Sports
Ukraine – Austria at 12pm on beIN Sports
Russia – Denmark at 3pm on beIN Sports
Finland – Belgium at 3pm on beIN Sports