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This Week’s Must-Watch Match:
- Portugal vs. Germany kicks off on Saturday 19th June 23:50.
Since Germany won the 2014 World Cup, their performance in international competitions gradually declined. Germany were eliminated in the group stage in the 2018 World Cup, and it was the worst performance in the team history. With three years of preparation, Germany regained its strength and ready to perform better in matches. They also recall excellent players such as Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels. Germany will try to make a strong return in the death group. The UEFA European Football Championship defending champion Portugal has a more complete lineup this year. However, face tough teams such as Germany and France depend on the coaching ability of head coach Fernando Santos. Germany lost to France with 1-0 in the first game, and Portugal won Hungary with 3-0. Germany needs to win Portugal. If they fail to win the match, they may be eliminated from the group stage once again. Portugal also wants another victory to advance to the round of 16 in advance. Or they may be eliminated too if they lose to Germany and France.
- England vs. Scotland kicks off on Saturday 19th June 02:50.
There will be a civil war at EURO 2020 from the United Kingdom. England against Scotland in recent years has been three wins and one draw, and the strength between the two sides is quite different. In the first match at EURO 2020, England defeated Croatia, who is the strongest opponent in the group. Therefore, the obstacles to advancement have been swept away. In the subsequent matches against Scotland and Czech, both two teams are not strong enemies, and it is easy to be the group winner. Scotland conceded two goals in the first match to Czech, which is close in strength. Scotland may be difficult to draw with England. The way to advance is not optimistic.