Serbia May Reach the Top 16: Southgate

Gareth Southgate is the manager of the England football team. He believes that there won’t be much difference between the qualifying teams. There are eight to ten teams who are majorly in the structure for winning the Euro 2020. One of the favorites this year will be The Three Lions as always after they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup last year. Even though they will be playing against Croatia, the team which was responsible for knocking them out in Group D. Czech Republic is also in the same group. One more team from the playoffs among Serbia, Norway, Scotland, and Israel will join the previous teams of Group D.

As this tournament is spread over 12 countries, England will be in an advantageous position as they will play all their group games in Wembley. In fact, they will also play their semi-final and final games at the same place, only if they advance to those levels. Southgate was a part of the England squad of 96 that reached the semis. When asked about that time, he said that they have played against both the teams before and playing at Wembley always gives them a special feeling to them. He added that England has an idea about the quality of the midfielders that Croatia has. They have a fixture that is at a top-level.

According to Southgate, if England can win their group, then they have a chance to face a last 16 tie against France, Germany, or Portugal in Dublin. All the teams of Group F are tough and strong. So the team must be aware of them beforehand. He also said that there are some eight to ten strong teams who have the chance to be in the last 16 teams. But the margin is much less.

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