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Euro 2020(2021) Group F Preview | France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal

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I run through an in-depth Euro 2020 Group F Preview analysing the form and key players of each side, as well as predicting the 6 results from the group games.

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I welcome back to the Hon the ballpodcast. This is the final episode of the Group Stage, preview for the Euro,two thousand and twenty tournament, obviously once again doing it prettylate last minute, but still good content, and obviously this preview applies to past it. Tens FirstGamer will definitely provide an insight on how they'll go for the restof the tournament. I will be taking a bit of a break fromthe podcast off o this episode, but we'll talk about that more at the endof the episode. So I'm really excited for this. One probably been lookingforward to this one, the most the group of death. Everyone is very excited forit: France, Germany and Portugal all drawninto the same group, the Euro, two thousand and sixteen grand finalists,as well as the two thousand and fourteen World Cup champion so, and thetwenty Ito work up champions in France, dumbing up there, so very, veryexciting and also hungry, who are no team to be scoffed at and they're alsoplaying two games in their home stadium up Budapest. So there should be areally good, really good group. Very unpredictable,a lot of differing opinions being thrown around at the moment. Somesaying Portugal, comfort some same France might come Thord, some sayingGermany and no good, so we will dive a bit deeper into the underlying numbersbehind each team and try and predict their success from that. One thing Ireally really like about this group is the two probably less fancy teams,Germany and Hungary- have the home games. So we've seen it in most groupswhere the top teams have the home games, which further you know, extends theiradvantage over the other teams. But this group, unlike most, is one whereit's a bit of a level lot. If anything, so that's going to be really good andprovide some really entertaining games.

Whether you know the under dog has thecrowd behind him and all that good stuff so leading into a where will chatabout the world champions? France, the team that has been on everyone's lipsin the last three or four days? Obviously the Christian Erics andcardiac carest is rightly so being in the headlines and, thankfully is allgood now, an okay condition, but underneath that major story has beenthe bubbling of some drama in the Frenchcamp and, to be honest, they've, never beena team. That's avoided this kind of talk of pretty much in every tournament.There's always been well seemingly being some sort of unrest, whether itbe with the fans, whether it be amongst the players Benzer's back for this tournament, which is huge after his whole Val Bwanascandal. It's been responded to and mixed ways some people are happy to seehim back is obviously really quality player. Some people don't think youshould have been given the opportunity to come back. It's going to beinteresting to see how it fits into that team, because obviously they wonthe World Cup without him. So to get him back into that line up you onsettling sort of the chemistry there, we've seen some wrestling and feversbetween Garu and an BAPPA. Well, should rude kind of criticize the team andBabe felt personally attacked by that. So and yet some deffinite definite dramabrewing in the French national side. They've picked up twenty six pointsfrom their last ten competitive matches had a really tough draw, however, paida lot of top teams, as most of the other top teams do they've scored,eighteen, which is probably a bit less than we'd, expect considering how manygoals they scored in that World Cup, especially towards the end of thetournament, and they are, however, there an they conceded. Six so soldgold difference of twelve. However, the eighteen goals scored, maybe somethingof note for the be looking at further into their squad. Some of their keyplayers were looking in a BAPA and...

Billy Lore. So before I go into theirnumbers, I'm read out there last four performances, so they won two twentyten wild car lost in the final of the twenty six en years, quarter, finals ofthe thousand and Fourteen Old Cup and two thousand and twelve year so gotsome real pedigree as a nation, obviously one of the most famousfootball in teams with a ridiculous depth of talent. Right now. How a a Iheard, however, as I heard on a podcast today, they did say it doesn't reallymatter if you've got the best thirty players in the world, it kind of justmandas if you've got the best eleven. I know injuries and stuff take place, butI'm at the end of the day, it's the eleven on the pitch. The represent thecountry, it's up the top fifty. So that is something that we got to keep fromon this French side overlooking at their key plays killing and BAPPA isdefinitely the star man he's an absolute freak so fast, so good attribbling he's just I've, never really watched a game where Batas been quiteeven if it's just one or two moments, it's always damaging. Whenever it getsa bit of space with you know they get in to him. Early is allowed to drive atthe defense and is probably that's probably one of the most dangeroussites in football. You'd have to think maybe next to mess or Renoune dripplingat US and Bapedi Ling at you, because the pace at which he does it is justfreakish and the skill he has to finish off. Those chances is next to none soas in the top five for dribbles into the penalty area,which is just freakish, obviously kind of self explanatory, is also in the topfive for expected goals, plus expected assistant, might excluding penalties soas scoring a lot of goals having a lot of great chances and is creating a lotof great chances, fathers and he is sick in shots on tiger per ninety. So Iget pushes out a lot of volume and with his skill, that's why such a good golfscore so and Bepat is definitely one of...

...the stars of the show for this Frenchteam back in two thousand and eighteen when they won the Wall Cup, he was justcoming on to the scene. I was probably a year after his break out, so we stillweren't really sure how he did go. But now we know what to expect from anbupper. He is definitely the Talisman for this side and if they go on to win the tournament,his definitely a good chance to win play with the torment or top Gol scoreas such another key player for them. Statistically S, it was mine, Dem Belle,so den Belle we're not sure if you'll start there starting excise actually abit unsure like no one knows what it's going to be, because obviouslyBenzoni's kind of thrown to the mix. So is there a way to get benzamide andbaper or into one team, I'm not too sure, but Dan Belle what he brings?Even if he doesn't start, he will bring frekes dribbling, as in the top fifteenfor successful dribbles is in the top fire for progressive dribbles he's inthe top fifteen for drills into the final third and he's in the top to footdrivels into the opposition penalty area. So it's just unreal, arguablywell, just statistically there that shows that are. He is a top threedribble in the world and he is definitely one if his bodystays fit for the whole tournent he's one. Even if he's not starting candefinitely have an impact for this French side. We know a lot of teamswill park the bus against France and some of the top teams and the freshlegs coming on. You know. Sixty seventh, a minute mark can definitely be a vitalpart in their game. The third player I'd like to hire issueyour lore, so sometimes goal keepers do get overlooked in teams whether it be aclub or national level, but I think national level goal keepers definitelyplay more crucial part, and I think I don't know why. That is maybe becausethe game's more open, there's more errors, so there's more shots, but itseems to me that in a lot of tournaments, the goal keepers...

...really step up and become nationalheroes. Just a name if you we've seen a show up or Cho of Mexico is justfreakish for Mexico and with the graduate to him into don't know what hedoes: A clubland, the South Kranke per of the World Cup. He made a bit of othe name for himself having a really good tournament. Brother Ramera there'sjust so many great international keepers that really make a name forthemself at these big tournaments and lares had a good euros, two thousand and sixteen andwalk up in two thousand and eighteen and there's some good keepers biting atthese heels, and this could be one of his last major torments, with the likesof Mike Manole chasing down for that number one French spot, but it's hisfor this tournament and he's definitely going to be pivotal for them, becauseat times he can be criticized for his goal, keeping ability. But in theFrench side he goes to another level, lackme keepers, other players who havehad really really good season fence, mark he's arguably in the prime of hiscareer, despite in terms of age being passed, it are you still playing sowell bring so many players into the game and also scores himself. RafaelVeran is still, but probably not the force. He was at the thousand andeighteen will cup. But he's still one of the world's Best Senebi Kim Pen besame bird is probably not quite progressed as we're expecting, but he'sstill a very, very good center back other guys so selling shells or Julian.I can't remember his name is but Kunda stared for severe and his linked tomoves pretty much all over the country and he all over the world sor and he'slikely going to start for them at the back. Benetta might be a bit of aoption off the bench and Co man as well. He might start or might compte benchand similar to Denbalassa very, very dangerous with a lot of pace and a lotof drilling ability- and that's I ve even mentioned cantal Poppa, so thatjust shows how silly this team is one to eleven they're littered with stars...

...and probably the most questionableareas, their full backs, but the guys who expected to start theirLuca Hernandez and Benjamin Havard with really the stars of the thousand andEighteen World Cup. So I'm not really going to say they were weakness at all.Allen Contain Pod, but start together that their record is ridiculous. I thinkthey are defeated actually in like twenty three matches or something so yeah, it's going to be very, very hardto see them lose all tournaments, but we'll get into my predictions for theirgroup stage at the end of this and I'll be doing a knockout predictions, not atstage productions video at the end of the group stage in real life. So youhave to wait for my analysis of every contendant chances, then moving on tothe next one. These I've said this about a few teams, but they are for methe absolute wild card of this competition. In Germany. We have noidea of which Germany is going to rock up it's only seven years ago that theywant a well cup, and it seems as though well the general feeling, in my opinion,is that they're, through a bit of a Rut and they're not going to do much inthis torment, but some of my close mates reckon their real dark horses forit. They have home games, three of them to be on in fact, and although theyhave had some really poor results in the last twelve months, such as the sixnil lost to Spain or six one, maybe they've actually picked up. Eighteen inthe last ten matches, Ei ten points, so it's definitely not as bad a form lineis what one may think and their fixture difficulty has been really hard. I yetI've got statistics here about strength of schedule and they have actually hadthe hardest out of anyone in this tournament in their last ten games. So to pick up eighteen points in that isdefinitely pretty impressive. When there's other sides like to name, onecrashit only picked up twelve points in their last ten games and people kind offancy, then so, and there's a lot of teams who havepicked up more, but it had a lot easier...

...schedule. So you could argual say thatGermany are more hardened for the tournament. Other scored twenty one goalsthroughout that ten game periods are healthy, scoring record. However, theyhave conceded sixteen. Obviously, six of those came in one game, but that'sstill not good enough and their defense is definitely their major issue goinginto the tournament they've been a bit hid. Miss obviously had a really reallygood team throughout the thousand and twelve thousand and fourteen error madethe semi finals of the Wo Thousand and Sixteen and two thousand and twelveeuros, and they won the twenty four ten well cup. As I mentioned before, andunfortunately I didn't get out of the group stage up to two thousand NineteenWorld Cup. This will be Jackino last torment at the helm of the demand shaft.So yeah, it's going to be a really really big torment for both the playershim and also just the public of Germany, because yeah it's on paper. It's stilla really really good team, but for some reason it just doesn't have theperformances that the thousand and fourteen ten did, which was really goodin itself, as well name. Some of the key players, JoshuaKimi, he's probably one since the last international tournament. That's takena step up. We've obviously seen him in the past six six years. I'd say been areally really good right back. However, he has now been moved into the midfield,as everyone was expecting in the last couple seasons for Vin Munich and he'sbeen really really good there. We basically know he's going to beplaying there for Germany this year and he's going to be crucial to theirsuccess, and some of the figures that explain, Kimiko inante on the domesticstage are is progressive. Passing numbershere is, second in all of Europe's top five leagues in Progressive Passes onlybehind Louis Alberto of Spain. So that's pretty hectic as it is he'sright up. There is in the top twenty five a kit passes playing as a CD,which is very impressive. That's a path...

...that sort of it leads to a shot orleads to a pass that leads to a shot. If you know I mean so doing that fromsuch a deep position of c DM, very impressive, mostly others on that list-I I the strike- is cams or winging. So that shows the kind of creativity hebrings. Even if he's so far away from you know the goals as also right upthere and shot creating actions which, as I mentioned very very unique you'd, have to say for thatCedmon, probably going to be a bit more defensive in this side, you'dhave to say than by Munich. We know by menic pretty much dominate every gamethey're in so even Cmon, to be positioning yourself right on that,like you're, not going to be a half way which you might be for games against,other opposition you're probably going to be further forward than that. Soit's going to be a slightly different rob you'd have to say, but with the mannext to him, who I'm going to talk about next, most likely going to beplaying in that midfield together, Tony Crus he's pace has been questioned inthe whole way through his career. It as it's aged similar to some like AndrePer Lou, not saying this similar players, but his passing ability andvision has not as not let him down at all. As he'sgotten older, still, one of the best skill passing ranges and skill sets inEurope as number one in passes into the final third in Europe's top five leagues he'sactually got more key passes than Kimi, so both of them, probably the deepesttwo players in that whole top twenty five just shows how specially is he'sin the top ten for passing progression, so yeah, very similar player. Ministerde well- not I probably shouldn't, say similar play, but he's very cultured.He can pick any pass out, really doesn't offer the defensive cabar thatKimi does, but chemic will bring out the offensive ability of cruise and they will provide a verydamaging jur in the center of the park. Now in saying that, no one actuallyknows what formation Yacka is going to...

...roll out on in tonight's game. Actually,it is for me Kimi, so we could see chemic plan moreright, sided roll or he could be in the center of the park. A long side TonyCross, so we'll have to wait and see for that, but either way both of themwill be in the starting line up and they will be as damaging as ever andlook. I talked about the defensive record being shaken. It definitely is amajor concern, but another magic concerns who will score the goals forGermany. A lot of these players are from by Munich, as you know, Germany'sbiggest club, and they are fortunate enough to play with the best strike inworld football right now. I think you'd have to say messy. Is Hereally struck? I don't know, but Robert Leven Dowski will finish anychance. You serve them up, so they don't quite have that luxury in thisGermany, German team- and I do actually think that has caused a few of theirissues in the last three or four years, their name an will be search Ganabara.He is obviously formerly of Arsenal fame, but he has done so much more inhis career since then. Absolutely lit ed up at a few different clubs andending up at by a Munich he's right up there and expect to go and expects toassist numbers right out there and shots on target per ninety, and he isalso really good at dribbling the ball into the opposition penalty area beingin the top twenty in Europe's top five leagues. For that, so he's definitelygoing to be a damaging player, I'm not sure how they will line up where theteam of Verne gets. The start us and nobry plays on a wide position on everyplays up front and Verna plays wide or one of them plays in the other. Doesn'tbut you'd expect ler a Sane Sech, ten Abri, maybe even car havers, to beleading the line for the demand, shaft and they're going to be tasked with thehuge responsibility of banging the goals, because obviously, Cros and Kimiare going to be the main creators. Thomas Mule, if he does play as wellhe's been a great, creating form in the last three or four seasons. Well,basically, is whole career, so they will need someone to put them awaybecause at the moment it's hard to see...

...whether is definitely going to comefrom, but this could be a bit of a surge can ABRI breakout to ornament. Iknow he's been playing very, very well club for a long time and he's not youngby any means, but still probably underrated. You have to say at just interms of his reputation internationally other guys, who have had really reallygood seasons, who are German, El Kigondo, an not sure if you'll actuallystart given Kimi and cruse look, I think gun, Dewin and crus haveto be there. So Kimi might be forced out to a right side position if theyplay three. The BACHOUMONT has to play right wing back and maybe when theyhave possession he might shift into the middle of God like pep does withCincheo Man City. So we'll see how that all plays out, but you'd thinkgundeling is too good to be on the bench for this German tart Si, but Iknow he has been in the past. Thomas Mule had another really good season forbuying, so we'll see how he fits in the inside whether him have a son, aNaburianus can all playing one team, not sure about that. But we'll see howthat goes and Leon. Koretski is another option. His had a really good year,probably won't play giving the amount of stars in central midfield. They havethat I've mentioned, but he is always going to be there and likely going tobe a good play to bring off the bench in the latter stages of fixtures rightleading into the other host of the group hungry bit of a wild card in thisgroup not expects them to win any game. You'd have to imagine, but they're,actually in really good perform. They're picked up twenty one points intheir last ten competitive games haven't had the most testing fixture,as most of the weaker sides have will have an. I guess I should say:They've scored twenty one goals in the last time, which is really exciting andonly conceded ten, so statistically that they look like they've, had reallygood run of form and maybe shouldn't be slipped on, especially playing at homein Budapest. I believe they are without one of their key players and look I'mnot going to say I'm somehunger in...

...football. No at all. I don't know muchabout their side. I think maybe PUSS case son. I don't know if that was afew years ago, but remember him playing for hungry at one point. So look I'm not going to enlighten youtoo much on this hungry. Sad and O Peter Galache of lab sig fame will betheir captain and goal keeper on a shoom. Apart from that, my knowledge isvery, very limited and their last four tournaments. They haven't qualified inthree of them in the two thousand and Sixteen Uros they made it out of thegroup stage and lost in the round. Sixteen, so it shows they've got a bitof pedigree at this tournament. Obviously, have a rich history of football hungryhad that God squad, I think it was in the S. maybe I could have been in the S.I don't know too much about Hungarian football, but I didn't know they had agun team at one stage, so they're a bit of a wild card and look my predictionsprobably won't reflect too fondly on them, but definitely watch out for themfor an upset shock or two, especially because they're playing at home in twoof their games so excited to see how the hungry team go and then finally, wehave Portugal the defending champions. I have to say I feel like everyone's,maybe it's just in the circles I running, but I have a few mates whowere saying, like Portugal, less of a chance of winning it than Germany. Butif you look at this Portugal starting exile or even their best fifteenplayers, it's absolute piss tag like this. So would better team? Wellthey've got a better bunch of players than they were. Then they had when theywon the euros. It's been questioned what whether they're a better teambecause of that not sure we'll have to wait and see. They've picked up twentythree points out of their last possible: Thirty, so they're coming in red hothaving on the easiest of schedules when compared to some of the other big sides,but they definitely have been tested. They have scored twenty in their lastten and only conceded seven. So pretty pitcher perfect, no glaring holes therein their last four major tournaments in...

...the around sixteen in the twenty ten orCup they got knocked out in the round of sixteen and the two thousand andsixteen euros they obviously one at beating France in the final in thetwenty four teen World Cup in make in of the group's stage- and this isprobably something that a lot of people tend to match up or connotates withPortuguese football. They can be a little bit unpredictable at times, butI think, given that last ten record having acquired twenty three points ofthe last thirty, I think maybe they've got rid of that tag potentially andthen they made the semi final. The Thousand and twelve year, so theyobviously really like the euros having two really good torments in their lasttwo additions. Now I could basically pick anyone here.Obviously, they've got arguably the goat. I'm a bit of a messy fan, can'tlie, but Renaldo will still be there for Portugal and it will be as crucialas ever and they've got so many good players, but some of the ones I want tohighlight Bruno Fenandes, Breno, Fenandes, obviously known from beingdominant. Since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester Unitedbeen one of the best players in the premier league in the last eighteenmonths. However, it's going to be interesting to see whether he cantransfer this form into the national side. There's been calls for him noteven to be selected for the sake of team balance. Obviously, they've got somany guns going forward. It's going to be hard to fit everyone in with thelacks of shaft Felix up and out of silver, just to name a couple not evengoing to get into how many there are, because we could be here er days butFenandes. Statistically, you look at his starts and he's probably going tobe. There he's had such a don in season for many at times. I do think he mightbe a little bit overrated, but that might be me just being a cynical of Manchester United, but he'sin the top twenty five fakey passes is in the top. Fifteen for passes in tothe penalty area is in the top twenty for shot, creating actions per ninety,and this is in a side where you know...

...it's: It wasn't a favorable situation.Compare relative to some of the other clubs in Europe than just united didn'thave as much tacking weapons, as you know, compared to like by a MunichManchester City, so those starts definitely have to be respected, eventhough it might not be as high as some of the other people be explored acrossthis previous series. So Brea Finati is definitely going to be one to watchhe's in the prime of his career playing some of the best football he ever hasit's going to be I'll, assume. He'll start. I think they have to start himjust given his superstar quality. I would have to say his ability to create something out ofnothing. I think he's got to be there. Even if look it's tough, it's going tobe a really tough decision for the Portuguese manager. He's handled someegos really well in the past, but this might be his greatest challenge yettrying to work out whether you pick your best eleven players or your bestteam. So I'm sure he knows what will be best and we'll see how they line uptonight against hungry another player. Who is probably someone who they don'tshun the line on as much as they like to focus on Ruben, DAS and the rest andthen Rube Da. All the attack is pretty much now as it to look in about Rafal,Grera, brushed and fame. Oh He's an absolute get jet think about the best comparison, I would say, wouldprobably be Alexander's in Chenkan benchest, but he's probably twentypercent better play than he might say, because the composure and skills of aset bed, but he also is lethal down that left dead, she'll, be playing theleft back position or left wing back if they play five or three o the back ofyou want to look at it he's in the top five s he's actually. Fourthly, inprogressive passes in your top Five Leagues Pour Ninety. So that's justbasically says it all is in the top Tendai four passes into the penaltyarea and that's from left back. So...

...that's very, very scary, numbers,obviously playing a don dominant dormant team, but that just shows howgood he is and he's also in the top fifteen for progressive tribles. Sothis guy does it all and he's a left back so he's definitely one to watch.He had a very, very good euros campaign in two thousand and sixteen, and thiscould be torne where he stands his authority as one of the stars, thisPorte side and then another player. We can't overlook as Bernardo Silver, aprobably doesn't get the ports of some of the other city boys. Everyone likesto highlight de Brine, Gunden, Ruben, Das, even maybe feel forden, butBernado. Soda Silver has been one of their most reliable players in the lasttwo to three years. He's been so good as an excellent rible he's just so Godto watch he's in the top temper progressive dribbles he's in the topsix. I believe, cross Europe's top five leagues for dribbles into the finalthird. So his is, it gets the ball at his feet and he just goes towards theopposite. You can go pretty much and he's very good at holding holding theball as all the city players are, so he's got a lot of strings to his bowhe's a good pressor as well and yeah. I think Barnado silver probably will bein the signing line up I'd. Imagine- and he will be a very crucial cog totheir success, I'm just looking at our fires. It was just ridiculous. He hadsixteen goal involvens in twenty seven games, you just not anyway. I've talkedabout him and now so some of the other players who have had really really goodseasons for Portugal. I could basically go through the whole squad, becausethey've all been very, very impressive, Jose Font is probably someone wewouldn't think we would probably think he'd be a squad. Man Be, but wewouldn't think he'd be a starter for this team, but he's been so dominant inthat all conquering little team this year rejuvenated his career by leavingSouthampton, and he is likely going to feature in this starting line up Jackand Selo is another one he's the right...

...back for Portugal is not being startingevery game for Man City as most, and they have a really strict rotationpolicy, but he's selling his likely going to feature a lot. Ruben DAS, onepremier, Lea Player of the year, said the fact that he I think he played inthe euro victory, but I think he was basically no name without stage and wasdefinitely not playing the Lebees now so to think, that's an upgrade. A that's scary. Renaldo made theseriatim the season. Yes, I just look it's just ultimately scary. Entresilver had his best year of his career to date and he won't even get a lookingin this team. You'd. Imagine so. Yeah look they're very, very scary team, asour France and now I even Germany, so I'll be heading into my predictions forGroup E so match day. One occurs to night. You might have happened alreadyby the time. You listen so I watch this so we will be opening with hungryversus Portugal in Budapest. I will be going Portugal to nil. I just thinkporcil be too skillful. Basically, I think I'm not going to go to highscoring because we've seen a lot of the match day. One Game: some of the bigteams take up a little while to find their feet in tournaments, and I I'vebeen looking at previous editions and wild cups and Euros and usually matchday one and match day. Two are very high scoring so I'll give it to to nil French Germany. I think Germany giventheir recent defensive frailties IRA and they might over compensate and bereally defensive against this German team against his French team. Sorry,even though it is their home game, I don't think they'll be on the frontfoot. I think France will be too good will dominate the game, and I see himcoming away with a wonder victory. I think Germany will hang on for dearlife and maybe scare them a few times on the counter attack, but I thinkFrance, Walter Ly, do be to classroom when one nil moving into match day towhere we have hungry, missus France and Buddha pest again. Our CAN Franceiafter a cage game against well, not a...

...cat game, but I you know tight dirtyencountering into Germany oric and they ll really flex their muscles and themidday Saturday clash and hungry. I don't want to be too mean to grey. Iknow that there's been a few upsets a ready in this torment, so they mightsurprise us, but I'm going to go for one I'll, give hungry goal because ourcan franc. We saw last in the World Cup when France really open up and try andscoll some goals they can concede, but I'm going to go France for one arc andyeah. This is where they an heouse himself as real title contenders,Portugal, Germany, I can perceive this being a really really exciting game.Erican Portugal go health for leather and with Germany's leaky defense Ithink there will be goals and German's home card advantage if it was in aneutral venue. I'd probably go Portugal to one, but I reckon Germany's homecrowd advantage will play a part and I'll be too in a really entertaininggame. Matchday three for group F: We arelooking at Portugal, Germany, missis hungry in Germany, I'm going to go toGermany, three one. I've predicted them to be in too close and encounters sofar with a Drawin, a loss, and I reckon they'll need to win this game to securea third place and move through the top for third place teams, and I reckonthey'll do so winning three one against hungry and then Portugal, France,Aracan. This will be a real conservative class, or can Portugal tryand have some fun against Germany and France will have some funny and hungry,but I rican two of the biggest heavy weights, my to faret, for the torn andcoming together, or can you know be like the first round of a boxing fight?They probably expect to see each other later in the tournament, and I don'tthink they will do anything too crazy, especially earlier in the game. I don'tthink I'll be too open. Hopefully it is because these two teams full flight,would be pretty amazing to watch, but I'm going to go one old draw, I think,there's too much class for there to be no goals, but I don't see being toohigh scoring now telling up my results.

I have France winning the Group onseven and then I have Portugal coming second in fifth, with five points.Sorrow Germany, with four points which are based on my last five group.Predictions would see them move through, is probably the top place that playside, which is what they deserve and then hungry with no points.Unfortunately, Bell Look, I will not be doing my knockout predictions beforethe knockout stage. I just think it's a bit pointless. Really it's toomuch of an extrapolation. It would be to me it's better content to have itmore accurate of the actual fixture when we get it after the group stage, aR right now, I've predicted Portugal to be playing England in the round ofsixteen. So all I'm saying is, I think, the Englan around sixteen eliminationis looking very likely, but there's obviously a lot of cards to for forthat to occur. So thanks for joining me on another preview, just before I andthe episode I will be taking probably a week off, I've got three new seams nextweek, so I just want to focus on them and I've really enjoyed making the eurocontent but yeah. I won't be doing any AL. No content this week, probably willbe back next week. I imagine for two reviews later on in the week, but untilthen I'll be passing clips and stuff, so you couldn't really e some of thebest moments of the podcast and if you've got this far thanks forlistening and watching support the podcast in always possible and willcatch you next time, cheese, a.

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