Euro 2020: The quarterfinals will kick off on Friday, with Spain meeting Switzerland and Belgium taking on Italy. The following day, Czech Republic and Denmark clash, before Ukraine face England in Euro 2020.
Spain will look ready to emulate their serial-winning predecessors when they take on Switzerland in Euro 2020 quarter-final as the two heavyweights of the European football – Belgium and Italy – will also battle it out for a place in the semi-finals.
Spain vs Switzerland To Kick Off Quarter-Finals
Switzerland shocked France on penalties to secure their spot in the quarter-finals, while Spain beat Croatia 5-3 after extra time to progress to the final eight of this summer’s European Championship.
Yet even though the Swiss lack world stars like France’s Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema or Kylian Mbappe, Spain must be prepared for a long evening finding their way through Vladimir Petkovic’s disciplined side on Friday in St Petersburg.
Switzerland possible starting lineup
Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Freuler, Zakaria, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic
Spain possible starting lineup
Simon; Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, F Torres
Battle of heavyweights: Belgium vs Italy
Euro 2020:Belgium, which is trying to win its first major soccer tournament three years after a third-place finish at the World Cup, hasn’t lost in 13 games and is the top-ranked team in the world. The Italians haven’t been beaten in a national team record 31 matches, though they were taken to extra time by Austria in the round of 16.
Belgium and Italy have been undefeated in European Championship for the last 14 matches. Belgium has only beaten Italy once before in a competitive game — in the 1972 European Championship quarterfinals.