English Sports Commentator, Peter Drury has indicated that despite COVID 19 turbulence, the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship is going to be ‘massively competitive’ and England is one of the nations that has genuine chance of winning the title.
In his view, the Three Lions stand at an advantageous position of lifting the Euro 2020 with the majority of their games being played at the Wembley Stadium.
”England has a huge factor of home advantage in their favour and there is no point bringing denial about that …England are handed here a really good chance, England have a really good squad, England have a really good coach”
For the first time in the competition’s 60-year history, this year’s Euros is being held across the continent with 11 host cities in all;
London, England: Wembley Stadium , Saint Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg Stadium , Baku, Azerbaijan: Baku Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany: Football Arena Munich, Rome, Italy: Olimpico in Rome, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Johan Cruijff Arena, Bucharest, Romania: National Arena Bucharest, Budapest, Hungary: Puskás Aréna
Copenhagen, Denmark: Parken Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland: Hampden Park, Seville, Spain: Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla.
In an exclusive interview on SilverSports with Michael Boadu, Drury tipped England to win the tourney since the nation will host most of their home matches in Wembley.
”To be perfectly truthful it certainly should work for England the majority of not all of whose games will be at Wembley”
”It creates some peculiarities for instance favorites Belgium, whose first two games is against Russia in Russia and then against Denmark in Denmark and that strikes me not to say unfair but it is certainly disadvantageous to Belgium going to play two away not on a neutral ground … We really going to find out how strong they are”
The Football Poet however expressed relief that the competition can happen but was quick to add that he is ‘still afraid because of COVID the tournament will be slightly dilute, stadiums will not be full and many of us cannot travel to these venues in the normal, commentating from a distance’.
”Regardless of all the disruptions, I think what is great about it is that it is going to be a competition worth investing our emotioning and I am looking forward to its starting”
The tournament begins on Friday 11 June in Rome.
The Final and semi-finals, two round of 16 games, three group games will be played at the Wembley Stadium London, England.
Euro 2020 Group Stage
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Mark F. | SportsCenter | SilverFM