UEFA Euro 2020 will be kick started on 11th June 2021 with 1st match of Group A between host Italy vs Turkey in Rome. Italy with home ground advantage are hot favourites to reach the round of 16 but there are some interesting match-ups in waiting. Here, we will give you an overall picture of each team in Euro 2020 Group A and our prediction winner for Group A.
Host venues: Rome, Italy and Baku, Azerbaijan
- Group J record: P10 W10 D0 L0 F37 A4
- Qualifying top scorer: Andrea Belotti (5 goals)
- UEFA EURO best: winners (1968)
- UEFA EURO 2016: quarter-finals, lost 6-5 to Germany on penalties after 1-1 draw
- Record Win : Italy 9-1 Armenia
Coach: Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini took over as Italy coach in May 2018. He restructured the team in new pillars that worked immediately, bringing the team to win in Group J Euro 2020.
Italy: Predicted Winner for Euro 2020 Group A
Italy top the Group J EURO 2020 qualifying with impressive 30 points from 10 matches. Italy Euro qualifying campaign ended with a record 9-1 win against Armenia in Palermo and also a national record of 11th straight victory, becoming only the sixth country to qualify for a European Championship with a 100% record.
Key player: Marco Verratti
The 29 years old creative and hardworking playmaker who plays in French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain has been compared to Italy legend Andrea Pirlo. He is quick, agile with notable dribbling skills and close ball control is capped at 38 for his national team.
- Group H record: P10 W7 D2 L1 F18 A3
- Qualifying top scorer: Cenk Tosun (5 goals)
- UEFA EURO best: semi-finals (2008)
- UEFA EURO 2016: group stage
Coach: Şenol Güneş
Turkey: Potential Threat to Italy in UEFA Euro 2020
Turkey kept clean sheets in all their home qualifiers for EURO 2020 by finishing second behind world champions France by racking up 23 points from ten matches. Two encounters with France yields four points for Turkey (2-0H, 1-1A) with France’s goal is the only one Turkey conceded in their last 6 qualifiers. Turkey have qualified for five of the last seven Euros.
Key player: Cenk Tosun
The 30yrs old striker who plays for Turkish club Besiktas, on loan from Premier League club Everton. Good finsher with both feets, he ended the Euro qualifying with 5 goals.
- Group E record: P8 W4 D2 L2 F10 A6
- Qualifying top scorers: Gareth Bale (2), Kieffer Moore (2), Aaron Ramsey (2)
- UEFA EURO best: semi-finals (2016)
- UEFA EURO 2016: semi-finals, lost 2-0 to Portugal
- Key Match: Wales 2-0 Hungary
Coach: Ryan Giggs
Wales Forward Line: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale & Manchester United’s Daniel James
Wales on the route to qualifying for finals of Euro 2020, finish second in Group E behind Croatia having recovered from losing two of their first three matches to remain unbeaten in the last five (W2 D2).
Key player: Gareth Bale
The 31 years old once dubbed as the fastest winger in the world plays in Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur on loan from Real Madrid of La Liga .The all-time leading goalscorer for Wales remains as the talisman for Wales. His experience and influence is so invaluable to the young squad throughout the qualifying campaign. He is capped at 87 with 33 goals to his name for Wales.
- Group D record: P8 W5 D2 L1 F19 A6
- Qualifying top scorer: Cédric Itten (3)
- UEFA EURO best: round of 16 (2016)
- UEFA EURO 2016: round of 16, lost 5-4 on penalties to Poland after 1-1 draw
- Key Match: Switzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Coach: Vladimir Petković
Switzerland: Not Playing Well in Euro Qualification
Switzerland on the route to qualifying for finals of Euro 2020, top the group D and this will be Switzerland 5th participation in a Euro finals. The farest they go would be quarter final in year 2016 only to losing to Poland on penalties.
Key player: Granit Xhaka
The 29 years old midfielder plays in Premier League for Arsenal and he is also captain of Switzerland national team with 89 capped and 12 goals to his name for Switzerland. The no nonsense hard tackling with excellent vision is the brains and the engine in midfield that binds this Switzerland side together