Now we’re talking…there was absolutely no debate when it came to figuring out which group was the “group of death” when it comes to the Euros this year. Group F features France, Germany, Portugal, and Hungary. This is a group that features, the current European champions, the current World Cup champions, a country that has won 3 Euros in their past, and Hungary. This is going to be a fun group to breakdown.
France (1st Place)
Even in this incredibly tough group, I think that France are the clear favourites because of one man- N’golo Kanté. The man is coming off one of the best performances of his life, helping Chelsea win the Champions League, and he completely shut down one of the most attacking teams in the world. France is also littered with world class talent, from having one of the best GK in the world in Hugo Lloris. One of, if not the best attacking player in the world in Kylian Mbappé, and endless choices on defence, this is going to be a really tough team to beat. All that praise and I haven’t even mentioned the likes of Pogba, Griezmann, etc. That’s why I have France moving on, and finishing first in this group.
Portugal (2nd Place)
I think the battle for this group is going to be for 2nd place, and in what some may call a shock, I’m picking Portugal to go over Germany. Portugal have a great core of young players who are just hitting their prime, and are no longer newbies to the big stage. Couple that with the veterans this team has, and the fact they are the current champions, you know this team can win big games. Oh and they have a guy named Cristiano Ronaldo, who at 36 years old is still a game changer.
Germany (3rd Place)
Now I can be completely wrong about this, but I don’t see Germany advancing in this group. With how inconsistent the Germans have been, and coach Joachim Low seemingly lost the locker room, these are the two reasons I don’t think they’ll make it through. However, if you’re looking purely at this team on paper, Germany still have one of the best squads in the world. If they were in any other group, they’d be a sure thing to advance, but the group of death this year is an incredibly tough group.
Hungary (4th Place)
Poor Hungary…this is an extremely difficult situation to be in. They do have some young, talented players in the squad like Dominik Szoboszlai, but I don’t think they have the depth to compete with the other three teams. It’s hard to even picture this team earning even a point in the group stage, and all I can say is better luck in the draw next tournament.
Group F should have everyone’s attention for all of the games, as it could go anyone’s way. I think the current world champions are just next level at the moment, and Joachim Low seemingly checked out, and will be the reason why Portugal advance instead of Germany.